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Weekly Newsletter 8/2019

The Aalto community are us. Take a look at everything AYY and Aalto are in video format. https://youtu.be/WCR3eUDjV3M

If you have received a link to the AllWell? study wellbeing questionnaire, you still have time to answer it by 20 Feb! Note that everyone who answers the questionnaire will be sent personal feedback in March. Read more about the AllWell? questionnaire at https://www.aalto.fi/services/allwell-study-well-being-questionnaire-in-february-2019.

Week 8

Week 9

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. Teekkari culture in a nutshell
  2. AYY: Art, coffee and activity on Tue 26 Feb at 5 pm
  3. All freshmen who began their Teekkari freshman education in autumn 2018 have the opportunity to apply for a Teekkari cap – information on the Teekkari cap process
  4. Brainstorming workshop: 30 000 euros towards Teekkaris

WORKING LIFE

  1. Summer jobs at Tieto in Finland now open! Application period 7–28 Feb 2018

CULTURE

  1. Omstart! The 30th production of Teekkarispeksi has its premiere soon – get tickets before they sell out!

EVENTS

  1. Tapas Night – Festival con Sabor for Aalto master’s students on 22 Feb
  2. Sauna evening of the culture club of metal music lovers Metal Club Mökä on 22 Feb
  3. The world’s nuttiest downhill race and the winter’s liveliest appro on Shrove Tuesday, 5 Mar
  4. Laskiaisrieha continues at Gravitaatio

WELLBEING

  1. AllWell? 2019
  2. Sports tutor recruitment for 2019
  3. HyMinä group to start in March 2019!

OTHER

  1. Join the Urban Gardening Association and apply for a plot in Otaniemi
  2. Apply to the Kiuas Start Spring 2019 batch before 28 Feb!
  3. Helsinki Data Science Day on 21 Feb 2019

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. Teekkari culture in a nutshell

Who are these lively creatures with their traditions?

The Polytechnical Students’ Museum was temporarily closed for renovations in December. The exhibition and stories were packed into a documentary about the tech student culture, by the combined efforts of OUBS and our very own Museum Section and guides.

Free viewings every Sunday at noon, in Kinopoli, Otakaari 20 A. Subtitles in English, seats for 18 people, no reservations. For any questions and more info, please contact museo@polyteekkarimuseo.fi.

2. AYY: Art, coffee and activity on Tue 26 Feb at 5 pm

What if an art piece portraying the Arabia chimney was created in Otaniemi? Could the metro station be utilised to display student artworks? Should the AYY t-shirts be completely redesigned? What could Otaniemi Night of Arts look like this year?

What kinds of activities do you think the Student Union should organise in the art field? Come around for a cup of coffee, to bounce around ideas and to discuss the subject. The best ideas may end up as realised projects, and participation is fully up to what you are interested in and have time for. All Aalto students are welcome at the event, which is held on Tuesday 26 Feb from 5 pm onwards in Väre, in the Working Café opposite the Aalto University Shop between the building’s M and L blocks. Welcome!

3. Information on the Teekkari cap process

Following the establishment of Aalto University and the transfer of subjects, also other students than those of the technology field now participate in the Teekkari freshman education of Teknologföreningen and the Guild of Architecture. In October 2018, the Guild of Architecture and Teknologföreningen approached the AYY Board and the Teekkari Section with a letter expressing the wish to clarify the possibility of also other students than those of the technology field to receive a Teekkari cap.

The AYY Board made a statement on the topic in December 2018, and the cap concession process was prepared during January 2019. The Teekkari Section and the panel of the Guild of the Round Tower ry approved the process in the beginning of February 2019.

The process enables permission to wear the cap to be granted solely to freshmen who begun their Teekkari freshman education in autumn 2018 and whose degree does not lead to the title of Bachelor of Science (Technology), Master of Science (Technology), Architect or Landscape Architect.

The cap must be applied for separately, and both the Teekkari Section and the panel of the Guild of the Round Tower must approve the application in order for a cap to be granted.

This is a temporary operating model designed for use this spring only. Matters regarding the Teekkari cap will be readdressed once AYY’s community structures project is completed after the summer of 2019. The Teekkari Section has expressed the wish that there would be time to have the entire Teekkari community participate more actively in the readdressing.

Read more: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/02/18/information-on-the-teekkari-cap-process/

4. Brainstorming workshop: 30 000 euros towards Teekkaris

Come brainstorm about what the scholarship donated towards promoting the Teekkari culture by the Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland (TEK) could be used on. The event begins with a concise presentation of the student survey’s results and the current status of the Teekkari culture and guild operations. All Teekkari students, acting volunteers in the guilds or at AYY as well as everyone interested in Teekkaris is welcome to join us for coming up with what to spend the money on. The best ideas will reach a lot of people and live on for years to come.

The brainstorming workshop takes place on Tue 26 Feb at 3–5 pm in the Undergraduate Centre, room Y115. The presentations are held in Finnish, but everyone is welcome to brainstorm in their own language. The facility is accessible, and more information is available from lauri.jurvanen@ayy.fi.

More information on the TEK donation: https://lehti.tek.fi/index.php/opiskelijat/tek-lahjoitti-teekkarikulttuurille-100-000-euroa (in Finnish).

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2328775227133195/

 

WORKING LIFE

5. Summer jobs at Tieto in Finland now open! Application period 7–28 Feb 2018

Once again, Tieto has several summer trainee positions open across Finland. Join us and do it your way!

Join us next summer and surround yourself by future technology and awesome colleagues.  You decide how you work, and we’ll provide the tools – pursue your passions and let them inspire you. Check out Tieto’s summer job opportunities and apply now!

The application period will start on Thursday 7 February and is open until 28 February.

Apply now: www.tieto.com/careers/summerjobs

You can follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook to learn more about what we do. #tietolife #summerjob #vkd19

 

CULTURE

6. Omstart! The 30th production of Teekkarispeksi has its premiere soon – get tickets before they sell out!

The Teekkarispeksi of 2019 – Keinolla Millä Hyvänsä (“At Any Cost”) – takes the spectators to Prohibition-age New Orleans, where organised crime and the corrupt police force fight for power. In the midst of the Mardi Gras festival, a family business gets into trouble as a barber’s daughter gets mixed up with the police’s twisted exercise of power, while the voodoo doctor is scheming in the dark alleyways.

The premiere, which simultaneously acts as an anniversary performance, takes place on 19 Mar in the Peacock Theatre and the remaining Helsinki performances in the Alexander Theatre. Speksis are all-night musicals in which the hundred-strong creator crowd conjure up a one-of-a-kind show on stage that is altered every time with the audience’s omstart calls.

More information on the spring Speksi is available on our website and the FB event for the Helsinki performances. Tickets are available at liput.teekkarispeksi.fi.

You have to see this – at any cost.

 

EVENTS

7. Tapas Night – Festival con Sabor for Aalto master’s students on 22 Feb

Hola, all master’s students of Aalto! KY’s Masters’ Club is organising its first event of the year – Tapas Night – and we warmly welcome you all there! The night will include some drinks, tapas and good times with your fellow masters, as well as some surprise programme. Festival con sabor means festival with a taste, so it’s a perfect match for all you master’s students. Hope to see many of you at our event!

8. Sauna evening of the culture club of metal music lovers Metal Club Mökä on 22 Feb

Hello, you lover of rock and/or metal music! In the heart of Otaniemi, there flourishes the culture club aimed at all Aalto University students, Metal Club Mökä, whose goal is to bring together students who appreciate the metallic style of music. Besides listening to music, the operations of Mökä include all kinds of activities: we organise a monthly sauna party as well as slightly rarer gig nights where you get to listen to live music at its best.

Our next event takes place on Friday 22 Feb at Ossinsauna (Otakaari 18). The evening’s theme is our annual meeting and sauna bathing. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get to know the Mökä community and operations.

The annual meeting sauna on Friday 22 Feb at Ossinsauna. There will be some small snacks, punch and the best of companies on offer. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/365273350721159/.

Also check out the Mökä Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/MetalClubMoka/) and website (https://www.mcmoka.fi/uudet/index.php/en/).

9. The world’s nuttiest downhill race and the winter’s liveliest appro on Shrove Tuesday, 5 Mar

On Shrove Tuesday, 5 Mar, we will be enjoying the happy atmosphere in a large crowd at the traditional Laskiaisrieha at Ullanlinnanmäki. There will be casual sledging, music, competitions and some awesome activities on the menu, and the day will be crowned by the legendary ABB Academic Downhill Race!

After the sledging, the party keeps going at the hugely popular Laskiaisappro. Joining the appro will get you to slalom your way through Helsinki on a bar crawl, all the way to the official afterparty of AYY’s Gravitaatio. Tickets will become available on the bailataan.fi website on Monday 18 Feb and, as we all know, you should act quickly as the event has sold out in previous years!

More info on Laskiaisrieha: https://www.facebook.com/events/1132008500340004/

More info on Laskiaisappro: https://www.facebook.com/events/2225130101093917/

10. Laskiaisrieha continues at Gravitaatio

Gravitaatio will once again upset the gravitational forces at the official Laskiaisrieha afterparty at the Apollo. Dive into the black hole and awake your inner beast from its hibernation in a deep-sea trench at the darkest party of March!

To reach the optimal gravitational acceleration, you are advised to get momentum for the evening at Laskiaisappro, whence gravitation will pull you towards the dark core of Gravitaatio!

  • What: Gravitaatio 2019
  • Where: Apollo Live Club
  • When: On Shrove Tuesday 5 Mar
  • How: Advance ticket 11 €.  kide.app 11 € + service charge. At the door 13 €.
  • Why: Biggest interdisciplinary student party of the year so far, amazing performers and the official afterparty of the Shrove Tuesday activities. You won’t want to miss this!

In cooperation with VT, Äpy, Radiodiodi and RWBK!

Times and places for ticket sales can be found on the event’s Facebook and website.

NOTE! The event is for over 18-year-olds.

More info: www.gravitaatio.fi // www.laskiaisrieha.fi (both in Finnish) // https://www.facebook.com/events/2296143920450164/

 

WELLBEING

11. AllWell? 2019

The study wellbeing questionnaire AllWell? has been sent to all Aalto 2nd-year bachelor’s and 1st-year master’s students. Give us 15 minutes of your time – you will get personal feedback and help Aalto develop! The questionnaire is open until 20 Feb 2019. Your response will remain completely anonymous.

We will communicate the programme level results to the heads of the degree programmes. Development and improvement must be based on facts, which is why your response is crucial! Within one month, you will get personal feedback with ideas on how to improve your study skills.

The AllWell? project is a part of Aalto University’s strategy for 2016–2020. Its goal is to enhance student wellbeing by advancing the development of teaching, learning services and support for studies and better study skills.

AllWell2019 video

Get in touch: allwell@aalto.fi

12. Sports tutor recruitment for 2019

The task of a sports tutor is to encourage new students to take up exercise. Sports tutors do not need to be ISOs, tutors or top athletes – anyone can apply, regardless of the stage of their studies! The important thing is having an interest in sports and exercise and a desire to work with new students.

Next autumn, a new sports concept will be launched in which different sports associations organise weekly sessions in which people can try out the different disciplines, and the idea is for the sports tutors to act as support for this concept. They would aim to help the sports associations organise their try-outs and to bring new students into the sessions.

Benefits:

  • You get to organise versatile sporting activities for new students
  • A free 4-month UniSport membership
  • Another 4-month UniSport membership if you stay active throughout the autumn
  • A Sports Tutor badge for your overalls
  • An interdisciplinary tutoring group

Application and further information: https://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/liikuntatutorhakemus-2019/

13. HyMinä group to start in March 2019!

The HyMinä group is aimed at all Aalto students who want to strengthen their skills in interaction, studying and managing the everyday life as well as their ­self-knowledge. In the group, you will have the opportunity to share your personal experiences and gain new points of view to support your wellbeing. You do not need more reason to join the group than your interest in going through the group’s topics. The group is Finnish-language and meets on six Wednesdays at 3–5 pm from 27 Mar to 8 May 2019. Participation requires you to commit to all meeting times and the tasks in between.

You can sign up for the group by sending your contact details by email to the FSHS nurse: elli.pekkola(at)yths.fi. After this, the nurse will interview the participants by phone, at which time you will also get more detailed information on the group.

More information on the group and the schedule: http://www.yths.fi/en/contact_details/units/espoo.

 

OTHER

14. Join the Urban Gardening Association and apply for a plot in Otaniemi

Are you interested in urban gardening in Otaniemi? Apply for a plot now! The plots are 7–24 m2 in size and cost about 38–93 euros / year, including the association fee of 8 €. You, your groups of friends or your association can apply for a plot.

To apply, please fill in the form: https://goo.gl/forms/KiotBcJ3GQEhNtxM2 First come first served.

The last date to apply is 22 March, and we will let you know in the beginning of April!

You can reach us by email (garden-hal@list.ayy.fi) or by visiting our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OtaniemiUrbanGarden/

15. Apply to the Kiuas Start Spring 2019 batch before 28 Feb!

Ready to turn your idea into reality in three weeks? Kiuas Start is an intensive 3-week pre-accelerator for people who want to turn their idea into a company. The programme is strongly focused on validation, product development, iteration and other topics that need to be taken into consideration in the earliest stages of a startup’s journey.

With the programme taking place mostly during evenings and weekends, Kiuas Start is also easy to attend if you are not yet working on your startup full-time.

We will offer you the toolssupport, and a perfect programme to take your idea to the next level. The rest is up to you.

Apply by 28 February at https://www.kiuas.com/start!

16. Helsinki Data Science Day on 21 Feb 2019

What employment opportunities are there for a modern-day data scientist and what does one do? Or is data science just a bubble full of hype?

Data Science Day is held on Thursday 21 February at Messukeskus. The day consists of 20–30 min keynotes from selected tech companies like OP, RELEX, Avaus and Accenture, in addition to the outstanding Sasu Tarkoma and Vlada Liukkonen as invited speakers from the wider community. During the day, our exhibition area welcomes visitors to network, engage and discover what the top companies in Finland can offer you.

Follow this event and visit our website, Twitter or FB Event for news and announcements. The detailed programme will be released soon!

The event is free of charge.

 

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 8/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

If you want your own piece to appear in the newsletter, send your finalised text to tiedotteet@ayy.fi by 10 am on Thursday for publication the following week. The recommended length of the text is 500 characters and the maximum length 1 000 characters.

You can also read the newsletter on AYY’s website at https://ayy.fi/en/students/weekly-newsletter/

News concerning associations can be found in the association newsletter. Read them at https://ayy.fi/en/associations/association-newsletter/

Want to unsubscribe from the weekly newsletter mailing list? Click on the link and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page: https://list.ayy.fi/mailman/listinfo/ayy-info-fi

Weekly Newsletter 7/2019

This spring, it is AYY’s turn to lay the white student cap onto the curls of the Havis Amanda. What would you like to see at the crowning? Fill in the survey and have your say: https://lomake.ayy.fi/culture/manta2019-en/.

P.S. You can still answer the AllWell? study wellbeing questionnaire until 20 Feb. Remember to give your answers if you have received the questionnaire in your inbox.

Week 7

Week 8

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. AYY crowns Manta this spring – have your say!
  2. AYY: Art, coffee and activity on Tue 26 Feb at 5 pm
  3. Train as a Security Officer, AYY pays for the costs!

WORKING LIFE

  1. Summer jobs at Tieto in Finland now open! Application period 7–28 Feb 2018

CULTURE

  1. Fyysikkospeksi subsection recruitment

EVENTS

  1. Laser Tag Love on 14 Feb
  2. International Sitsit on 22 Feb

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. KYppendales: spring open dance class on 21 Feb 2019

WELLBEING

  1. Climate change and me – Are you anxious?
  2. Mindful Tools for Stress Management in English and Finnish

OTHER

  1. Volunteer abroad this summer with AIESEC!

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. AYY crowns Manta this spring – have your say!

This year, it is once again AYY’s turn to crown the Havis Amanda, and we want all Aalto people to help us come up with the best and most wonderful ideas!

Do you have an idea for how Manta’s student cap could be brought to the site? How can we celebrate the best student’s life in the world during the procession? How can this unique event be celebrated the Aalto way?

Send us your ideas now! In 2015, when AYY crowned Manta last, the community suggested using a drone to fly in the student cap, and this was brought to fruition!

https://lomake.ayy.fi/culture/manta2019-en/

2. AYY: Art, coffee and activity on Tue 26 Feb at 5 pm

What if an art piece portraying the Arabia chimney was created in Otaniemi? Could the metro station be utilised to display student artworks? Should the AYY t-shirts be completely redesigned? What could Otaniemi Night of Arts look like this year?

What kinds of activities do you think the Student Union should organise in the art field? Come around for a cup of coffee, to bounce around ideas and to discuss the subject. The best ideas may end up as realised projects, and participation is fully up to what you are interested in and have time for. All Aalto students are welcome at the event, which is held on Tuesday 26 Feb from 5 pm onwards in Väre, in the Working Café opposite the Aalto University Shop between the building’s M and L blocks. Welcome!

3. Train as a Security Officer, AYY pays for the costs!

AYY is organising a Security Officer course in the beginning of March. The training is held on 1–3 Mar and 8–10 Mar 2019. The training is free of charge if you commit to working as a Security Officer in four (4) AYY events by the end of 2020. If there are spots left, you can also take part on the Security Officer refresher course on 9–10 Mar.

The course has 15 spots and is organised in Otaniemi.

Registration opens on 12 Feb at 12 noon and closes on 19 Feb at 11.59 pm or when the course is full.

The course will be held in Finnish.

More info and registration: https://lomake.ayy.fi/vapaaehtoiset/kouluttaudu-jarjestyksenvalvojaksi/ (in Finnish).

 

WORKING LIFE

4. Summer jobs at Tieto in Finland now open! Application period 7–28 Feb 2018

Once again, Tieto has several summer trainee positions open across Finland. Join us and do it your way!

Join us next summer and surround yourself by future technology and awesome colleagues.  You decide how you work, and we’ll provide the tools – pursue your passions and let them inspire you. Check out Tieto’s summer job opportunities and apply now!

The application period will start on Thursday 7 February and is open until 28 February.

Apply now: www.tieto.com/careers/summerjobs

You can follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook to learn more about what we do. #tietolife #summerjob

 

CULTURE

5. Fyysikkospeksi subsection recruitment

Fyysikkospeksi is looking for persons to take charge of its subsections for the production to be performed in October 2019! We are looking for persons to be in charge of the following subsections:

  • Lyrics
  • Dance
  • Band
  • Costume
  • Makeup
  • Set design
  • Props
  • Stage mastery
  • Technical features
  • PR
  • Catering
  • Recreation
  • Visuals
  • English translation

Send a freely formatted application by 10 Mar to tuottajat@fyysikkospeksi.fi. If you have any questions about the tasks or the recruitment process, get in touch by email or on Telegram @Tuottajabot.

Recruitment for the remaining posts is announced later in the spring. However, you can inform us of your speculative interest in them by filling in this form: https://goo.gl/forms/4PpS944v4Dt0Eh9u1 (in Finnish).

 

EVENTS

6. Laser Tag Love on 14 Feb

Valentine’s Day is coming but you still haven’t found a date? Or are you and your love looking for something special to do instead of the usual movie night?

Think no more, since we’ve got you covered!

TUOTE will take you to Megazone Pääkaupunkiseutu for a furious Laser Tag game 💥 that will definitely make your date impressed (and the loners a little less lonely)!

So, sign up by clicking this link, and let’s spread the love together! 💖⬇️

https://goo.gl/forms/1c8yhjvntqtagGiq2

WHAT? Laser Tag Love!
WHERE? Megazone Salmisaari
WHEN? Thursday 14 Feb at 5.30 pm
PRICE? 15€ per student

Event on FB: https://web.facebook.com/events/740245329708574/

7. International Sitsit on 22 Feb

We want to warmly welcome you to the International Sitsit at the Caribbean Beach Resort to take a break from your hurries and troubles. It’s time to dig out your summer clothes and come enjoy a great night of relaxation and entertainment in a tropical climate at the Caribbean Beach Resort on 22 February in Smökki!

Tickets will be sold on 11–15 Feb in the lobby of the Undergraduate Centre (Otakaari 1) for 15€ each. Please have your dietary requirements, possible seating wishes and cash ready with you when signing up. Seats are limited, so be fast!  You can buy three (3) tickets per person.

WHAT: International Sitsit & Sillis
WHERE: Smökki (Jämeräntaival 4) & Sillis at Rantasauna
WHEN: 22 Feb, cocktails at 6 pm, Sitsit begins at 7 pm & Sillis on 23 Feb at 12.00–6.00 pm
DRESSCODE: Summer clothes
TICKET SALES: 11–15 Feb at 12.00–4.00 pm
PRICE: 15€ for Sitsit and 7€ for Sillis the next morning (10€ at the door) – CASH ONLY
MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/536955263494679/

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

8. KYppendales: spring open dance class on 21 Feb 2019

Does your heart beat to dance? The dance group KYppendales wishes you warmly welcome to an open dance practice on Thu 21 Feb 2019 at 6–8 pm.

You can take part just the once or apply to join the group in its regular practices and performances. The class consists of a warm-up, some technical practice and some choreography. Bring your friends along too!

WHAT: KYppendales: spring open dance class

WHERE: Aava hall, Unisport Otaniemi

WHEN: on Thursday 21 Feb 2019 at 6–8 pm

HOW MUCH: 3 €

WHY: Because dancing is great, and even better in good company 🙂

More information ang sign-up: https://www.facebook.com/events/248905716047119/

 

WELLBEING

9. Climate change and me – Are you anxious?

The group meets five times during the spring on the Otaniemi campus. In a confidential atmosphere, we will discuss the future and the threat imagery and glimmers of hope it evokes, as well as think about the relationship of our anxiety to action. You will not find a ready-made solution to your anxiety about the climate and the environment, but you will find advice, support and tools.

The group will take a maximum of 15 students. We will interview the participants in advance (in week 10 at the latest) to chart your hopes and needs. Please note that the group is not a form of therapy, and it is not suitable to persons in acute crisis. Please commit to attending each session as best as possible. The group is not linked to any belief system. You are welcome as you are, regardless of your world view and points of view!

Sign-up and further information by Wed 20 Feb 2019 by email to psychologist Sanni at sanni.saarimaki@aalto.fi.

More information at https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=328008 (in Finnish).

10. Mindful Tools for Stress Management in English and Finnish

Feeling stressed or anxious? Come and get new ideas on how to boost your wellness. When facing difficulties, we often try not to notice them. Handling stress becomes easier when we approach difficulties rather avoid them and learn to recognise when we start to feel stressed or worried. With practice, it is possible to become less reactive and more free with our responses to the stressful situation.

The workshop is on Mondays at 2–4 pm from 25 Feb to 25 March, class room Majakka (M140), Otakaari 1. The workshop is held in English. More information at https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopisk/Courses+and+workshops+for+students.

The workshop in Finnish will be held on Mondays at 10 am–12 noon from 25 Feb to 1 Apr. More information at https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=328008.

 

OTHER
11. Volunteer abroad this summer with AIESEC!

Still wondering what to do this summer? Go on a 6-week volunteering project in one of our 125 partner countries. In AIESEC, we enable cross-cultural experiences by helping young people develop their leadership skills, experience diversity and empower others. We’re a non-profit student organisation, and all our projects are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Volunteer, contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals and tackle the issues you’re most passionate about. You can make a difference in the world, and it starts with the first step. Explore your opportunities on our website at http://bit.ly/aiesec_helsinki.

 

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 7/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

If you want your own piece to appear in the newsletter, send your finalised text to tiedotteet@ayy.fi by 10 am on Thursday for publication the following week. The recommended length of the text is 500 characters and the maximum length 1 000 characters.

You can also read the newsletter on AYY’s website at https://ayy.fi/en/students/weekly-newsletter/

News concerning associations can be found in the association newsletter. Read them at https://ayy.fi/en/associations/association-newsletter/

Want to unsubscribe from the weekly newsletter mailing list? Click on the link and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page: https://list.ayy.fi/mailman/listinfo/ayy-info-fi

Weekly Newsletter 6/2019

The study wellbeing questionnaire AllWell? will be sent to all second-year bachelor’s and first-year master’s students at Aalto on Wednesday this week. If you receive the questionnaire in your inbox, spare a moment of your time and answer it. Wishing you all an excellent and snowy start to February!

Week 6

Week 7

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. Follow AYY on social media
  2. Call for applications to Student Representatives in Aalto University administration

WORKING LIFE

  1. Summer jobs at Tieto in Finland now open! Application period 7–28 Feb 2018

CULTURE

  1. Polytech Choir and saxophone quartet Aava: Siivet – Musica nova Helsinki

EVENTS

  1. SubZero NuDe X Hartwall on 13 Feb
  2. Academic Skiing Clubs’ skiing day on Fri 22 Mar

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Otanko doubles workshop on 14 Feb

WELLBEING

  1. AllWell? 2019

OTHER

  1. Aalto Ukulele Club (AUC) meets every Friday in the Learning Centre
  2. Info day on BEST courses on 17 Feb
  3. Social media phenomena: lecture series open to the public
  4. International exchange and degree students: Join the Erasmus in Schools programme!
  5. Games Now! lecture with IBM’s Researcher James Wootton – Games for Quantum Computers on 11 Feb

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. Follow AYY on social media

Do you want to be among the first to know what your Student Union is doing and what is going on in the Aalto Community? Follow AYY’s social media accounts to instantly find out what is going on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ylioppilaskunta/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ayy_fi/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AYY_FI
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aalto-university-student-union

Also keep in mind the Facebook groups AYY Events (https://www.facebook.com/groups/AYYEvents/), Aalto International (https://www.facebook.com/groups/AaltoInternational/) and AYY Study Events (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1079976045426133/) and AYY: Advocacy (https://www.facebook.com/groups/193445294080558/), as well as the Telegram groups AYY: Advocacy and Aalto International!

2. Call for applications to Student Representatives in Aalto University administration

On 24 Jan 2019, Aalto University Student Union opens a call for applications to Student Representatives in Aalto University administration for the calendar year 2019 for the following administrative bodies. All students of Aalto University are eligible to apply to Student Representatives. The call for applications closes on 7 Feb 2019 at 11.59 pm.

  • Aalto Ventures Program (AVP) steering group, 1 ordinary representative
  • Degree Programme Committee for Electronics and Nanotechnology, 1 ordinary representative and 3 deputy representatives
  • Master’s Programme in Urban Studiesand Planning Education Council, 3 ordinary representatives and 3 deputy representatives

Read more: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/01/24/call-for-applications-for-student-representatives-in-the-administration-of-aalto-university-9/

 

WORKING LIFE

3. Summer jobs at Tieto in Finland now open! Application period 7–28 Feb 2018

Once again, Tieto has several summer trainee positions open across Finland. Join us and do it your way!

Join us next summer and surround yourself by future technology and awesome colleagues.  You decide how you work, and we’ll provide the tools – pursue your passions and let them inspire you. Check out Tieto’s summer job opportunities and apply now!

The application period will start on Thursday 7 February and is open until 28 February.

Apply now: www.tieto.com/careers

You can follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook to learn more about what we do. #tietolife #summerjob

 

CULTURE

4. Polytech Choir and saxophone quartet Aava: Siivet – Musica nova Helsinki

Man and saxophone combine their voices in all their breadth and tone variety at the concert of the Polytech Choir and the saxophone quartet Aava on 4 Feb 2019. The ensembles have commissioned the concert’s title piece from composer Paavo Korpinjaakko, and Siivet (Wings) – composed for a saxophone quartet and a male choir around the mystical poem by Ville Hytönen – will have its premiere in the concert. The Polytech Choir’s Siivet concert is part of the Musica nova Helsinki festival of 2019.

The Polytech Choir and the saxophone quartet Aava’s concert Siivet in the Temppeliaukio Church on 4 Feb at 6 pm. Doors at 5.30 pm. Tickets 20 / 15 € for sale at polyteknikkojenkuoro.fi and on Lippupiste.

The event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/362361081226515/ (in Finnish)

 

EVENTS

5. SubZero NuDe X Hartwall on 13 Feb

It is going to be full _MAYHEM_ when NuDe, in collaboration with Hartwall, brings party like no other to the Alvari square. In here, even the coldest day feels like midsummer eve all over again!

Come and enjoy student-priced lonkero in the ice bar, try the sauna and hot tub or challenge your friends and yourself by hopping into freezing ice hole. Let’s celebrate the winter together and remember: weather is a matter of attitude!

WHAT: SubZero NuDe X Hartwall
WHERE: Alvari square, Otaniemi
WHEN: 13 Feb at 6.00 pm
FOR WHO: You must be 18 or older
HOW MUCH: FREE
DC: After ski with a summer twist 😀

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/579486402500117/

6. Academic Skiing Clubs’ skiing day on Fri 22 Mar

This year, Akateemiset hiihtoseurat (the Academic Skiing Clubs) are heading to Vihti! In store, some fun slope competitions, dizzying runs, bouncy castles and, of course, a perfect hill for those preferring sledging! Music will be playing and there is plenty of après-ski throughout the day!

The day costs 40 euros, including coach transport to Vihti and back, drinks at the après-ski, a lift pass and the WinterPark, an afterparty with live music as well as some tasty snacks at the afterparty.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/139715410279450/

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

7. Otanko doubles workshop on 14 Feb

Loves me, loves me not..? The Aalto pole dancing association Otanko organises a doubles workshop on Valentine’s Day to figure out whether you really are each other’s soulmates or something else. Come to the class with a friend or surprise yourself by doubling up with someone you have never met! The workshop is free of charge and suitable to all, beginners as well as those with a bit more experience of pole dancing. Write down 14 Feb at 5.15 pm, there are limited spots available <3 Sign-up: https://otanko.ayy.fi/events/pole-doubles-workshop/

 

WELLBEING

8. AllWell? 2019

The study wellbeing questionnaire AllWell? will be sent once again to all Aalto 2nd-year bachelor’s and 1st-year master’s students. Give us 15 minutes of your time – you will get personal feedback and help Aalto develop. The questionnaire will be available online from 6 Feb to 20 Feb 2019. Your response will remain completely anonymous.

We will communicate the programme level results to the heads of the degree programmes. Development and improvement must be based on facts, which is why your response is crucial! Within one month, you will get personal feedback with ideas on how to improve your study skills.

The AllWell? project is a part of Aalto University’s strategy 2016–2020. The goal is to enhance student wellbeing by advancing the development of teaching, learning services and support for studies and better study skills.

AllWell2019 video

Contact us: allwell@aalto.fi

 

OTHER

9. Aalto Ukulele Club (AUC) meets every Friday in the Learning Centre

Aalto Ukulele Club (AUC) meets every Friday at 4–6 pm in the Johanna room (#113) of the Learning Centre. Starting from Fri 1 Feb, community musician Katja Kangas and Aalto Chaplain Anu Morikawa will join us every other week. Coffee and tea will be served. Come along – whether you already have experience with the ukulele or are just starting. You can borrow an instrument on location. You are warmly welcome, with a low threshold! Information: rahul.janardhan@aalto.fi (AUC) / katja.kangas@evl.fi

10. Info day on BEST courses on 17 Feb

Want to know what is a usual Cantus, International Evening, City Rally and Sauna Crawling for 20 students from all over Europe? Want to know how to survive 5 days of interesting academic content and 7 nights of the craziest parties? Have what it takes to join our Autumn Course core team? Or just want to know what it means to organise one of the most important events of BEST?

Every autumn, BEST Helsinki organises its most important event at Aalto University – the Autumn Course. The course lasts 7–9 days and has ranged from topics such as Virtual Reality to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with some of the most exciting and craziest parties you have attended while in Otaniemi.

Interested in learning more? We are organising an open information day which will simulate our BEST course and give you some basic information on what the course involves and how it is organised.

WHAT: Info day on BEST Courses
WHEN: Sun 17 Feb at 11 am–4 pm
WHERE: AYY Office
FB: https://web.facebook.com/events/319347862035174/

11. Social media phenomena: lecture series open to the public

Online bullying, social media addiction, the #metoo movement, filter bubbles, bullshit and the moderation of the truth in a networked world. What are these phenomena, and what should each of us know and understand about them?

On 12 Feb, Aalto University’s Information Networks degree programme commences a series of six lectures aimed at the public, in which experts discuss these phenomena in understandable terms. The lectures, which are Finnish-language, are free of charge and held each Tuesday in Otaniemi, in the Computer Science building (T-talo) at 5–6 pm. In addition, a live stream of the lectures will be available online. The event’s speakers and detailed dates are at https://avoin.informaatioverkostot.fi/ (in Finnish).

12. International exchange and degree students: Join the Erasmus in Schools programme!

While in Finland, would you like to have the opportunity to interact easily with Finnish people outside your studies and get first-hand experience of the Finnish education system?

If so, one option is visiting a real Finnish school through the Erasmus in Schools programme! By joining the programme, you get a chance to take part in a normal school day by giving the students lessons as a visiting student.

Signing up is easy! Go to www.erasmusinschools.fi. Read through the section “Information for Students”. You can then sign up at https://matchingmachine.hci.fi and wait to be matched with one of the registered schools.

More information:  Web www.erasmusinschools.fi // Facebook www.facebook.com/erasmusinschools // Video Videoclip on Erasmus in Schools

13. Games Now! lecture with IBM’s Researcher James Wootton – Games for Quantum Computers on 11 Feb

Join the Games Now! lecture with IBM’s Researcher James Wootton, where he will discuss how Quantum computing could be used to start a new era of gaming. The lecture will take place at the Aalto Design Factory Stage on 11 February at 3–5 pm. If you can’t make it and still want to see the lecture, tune in to Games Now! Facebook and YouTube for the live streaming of the lecture! More information and updates can be found on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gamesnowaaltofi/.

If you want to get credits for participating, remember to register for the course DOM-E5089.

 

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 6/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

If you want your own piece to appear in the newsletter, send your finalised text to tiedotteet@ayy.fi by 10 am on Thursday for publication the following week. The recommended length of the text is 500 characters and the maximum length 1 000 characters.

You can also read the newsletter on AYY’s website at https://ayy.fi/en/students/weekly-newsletter/

News concerning associations can be found in the association newsletter. Read them at https://ayy.fi/en/associations/association-newsletter/

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Weekly Newsletter 5/2019

You have a chance to take part in the design contest for the TOKYO and AYY Design Calendar until Thursday this week. The contest proposals must be handed in at AYY’s Central Office by 4 pm on Thursday 31 Jan 2019. Read more: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/12/18/will-the-next-design-calendar-be-your-handiwork/

Week 5

Week 6

 

AYY TIEDOTTAA

  1. Miestentien uudisrakennus ja peruskorjattu Jämeräntaival 3 C saavat uudet asukkaat 1. helmikuuta!
  2. Kehitä AYY:n kertavuokrattavia tiloja Kampusjaoston kanssa!
  3. Haku Aalto-yliopiston hallinnon opiskelijaedustajaksi

TYÖELÄMÄ

  1. Make your summer count – Vaisala Giant Leap Internship
  2. Hae AYY:n viestintäharjoittelijaksi 31.1. mennessä

TAPAHTUMAT

  1. Polyteknikkojen partioklubi Teepakin kevätkauden avajaiset 6.2. klo18
  2. Keskustelutilaisuus: Uskonnot ja katsomukset yhteisöjä rakentamassa to 7.2. klo 17
  3. KY-Speksi 2019 KASVUKIPUJA

LIIKUNTA JA RETKEILY

  1. Tule tanssimaan Polijazzin tunneille
  2. OtaKopin tutustumistreenit Otahallilla 3.2. sunnuntaina klo 14:30!
  3. KY-Sail DionySOS ‘19 with Volvo
  4. Aalto Tennis etsii tennisvalmentajia
  5. Skipoli Spring Break 2019!
  6. PSK Kuplan nitroksisukeltamisen perusteet 12.2-18.2.

HYVINVOINTI

  1. Hiljaisuuden retriitti 12. – 14.4.2019 opiskelijoille ja oppilaitosten henkilökunnalle

MUUT

  1. Opintopisteitä järjestö- ja vapaaehtoistoiminnasta
  2. Uudet professorit luennoivat 30.1.

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. Miestentie newbuild and renovated Jämeräntaival 3 C get new residents on 1 February!

There will be exceptionally many people moving house in early February, as both the Miestentie newbuild and Jämeräntaival 3, completing its renovations, get their new residents. Miestentie 2, located in Otaniemi’s new residential area, is a joint project of AYY and HOAS. AYY’s residential building has a total of 131 apartments, and the journey into the campus area measures about one kilometre. People moving into Miestentie can pick up their keys from the second floor of their new building on 1 Feb at 12–4 pm, AYY is on call on location. If you do not pick up your keys on the first day of the month, you can pick them up from the AYY Office from Monday 4 Feb onwards. The movers of Jämeräntaival 3 C will get their keys the normal way from the AYY Office on 1 Feb from 12 noon onwards. Remember to bring your ID or a letter of attorney when picking up the keys!

2. Join the Campus Section in developing AYY’s rentable facilities!

The Campus Section wants to know what your association has been using the soon-to-be-renovated facilities for and what kinds of wishes you have for the them in the future. You can answer all of the questions or just some of them.

The survey focuses particularly on the following facilities: Rooftop Sauna, Game Room, Takka Cabinet, Sitsi Kitchen.

The Campus Section is also happy to get other comments and ideas for developing the campus. You can reach the Campus Section at kampusjaosto@list.ayy.fi.

Answer the survey and make an impact: https://lomake.ayy.fi/kampusjaosto/kertavuokrattavien-tilojen-kehitys/

3. Call for applications to Student Representatives in Aalto University administration

On 24 Jan 2019, Aalto University Student Union opens a call for applications to Student Representatives in Aalto University administration for the calendar year 2019 for the following administrative bodies. All students of Aalto University are eligible to apply to Student Representatives. The call for applications closes on 7 Feb 2019 at 11.59 pm.

  • Aalto Ventures Program (AVP) steering group, 1 ordinary representative
  • Degree Programme Committee for Electronics and Nanotechnology, 1 ordinary representative and 3 deputy representatives
  • Master’s Programme in Urban Studiesand Planning Education Council, 3 ordinary representatives and 3 deputy representatives

Read more: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/01/24/call-for-applications-for-student-representatives-in-the-administration-of-aalto-university-9/

 

WORKING LIFE

4. Make your summer count – Vaisala Giant Leap Internship

Is your ideal summer job made of meaningful opportunities? Would you like to kick-start your career in an innovative and international environment? We at Vaisala offer you a highly valued internship programme that our previous generations of Giant Leapers describe as memorable, challenging and just a splendid experience in general. Do your future self a favour and apply now!

Our challenging and meaningful programme is designed for 3rd+ year students in a university or polytechnic with a variety of skills, qualities and educational backgrounds. Each year, we handpick exciting real business challenges for our Giant Leapers to manage. The projects range from product and software development to industrial engineering, sourcing, marketing and human resources – just to name a few. Our unique approach helps you improve your skills and gain special insight into our mission of creating observations for a better world. The highlight of your three-month #myvaisalasummer will be presenting the outcomes of your project to our Board of executives.

We appreciate our Giant Leapers and treat them as our own right from the get-go. The open and supportive atmosphere makes it easy to enjoy your summer with us. We don’t expect you to have all the answers, but we hope you have lots of questions.

So, if you are ready to work hard, do your best and take this leap with us, see our projects for the upcoming summer and pick yours! We invite 20 bright and motivated young talents to Helsinki, Finland or to the United States, to Boulder, Colorado. Learn more about the programme and project details on Giant Leap Facebook and web page and submit your application before February 10th. Come as you are, as long as you’re curious!

5. Apply to AYY Communications Intern by 31 Jan

Aalto University Student Union, creating the best student’s life in the world, is looking for a Communications Intern for our diamond Communications team. As the intern, you will be involved with launching AYY’s new website, planning and executing communications about the parliamentary and European elections as well as the crowning of Havis Amanda taking place on May Day.

We will fill the position as soon as a suitable person is found, so please act fast! Send an application and your CV to rekrytointi@ayy.fi soon, at the very latest by 31 Jan 2019. More information on the position can be found at https://ayy.fi/…/avoimet-tyopaikat/viestinnan-harjoittelija/ (in Finnish).

 

EVENTS

  1. OtaHoas Tenant Committee Elections on Tue 29 Jan

The Hoas joint Tenant Committee for tenants living in Hoas properties in Otaniemi (also known as OtaHoas) will be elected in a tenant meeting hosted on Tue 29 Jan 2019 from 6 pm onwards in the Jämeräntaival 11 AB clubroom.

The meeting will start with a basic look into OtaHoas tenant activities: basics of the operations, typical yearly responsibilities and events, co-operation partnerships as well as the Tenant Committee’s composition and expectations of those who are willing to join. The meeting is open for all interested parties, but only those living in Hoas Otaniemi properties (JMT 9–11, SMT 3, SK 5–6) can be candidates. The term of office is roughly a year (from January to next January).

Additional information in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2115640822059654/

7. Polytech Scouting Club Teepakki’s spring season opening on 6 Feb at 6 pm

Come kick off the spring season together with Polyteknikkojen partioklubi (the Polytech Scouting Club) Teepakki on 6 Feb, starting at 6 pm. The evening is organised at the Sivistys rooftop sauna at Leppäsuonkatu 11 (top floor, press the buzzer “sivistys”).

The evening will feature hanging out, games, eating and sauna. Teepakki will be serving self-made cakes. Feel free to bring something you have baked for the communal table. The evening also offers an excellent chance to meet the Board of 2019, share your ideas and join in the organising of events and activities.

If you are struggling to find the place, call Jukka on 0503562693. Please note that the event is alcohol-free.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/412899529252829/

8. Discussion event: Religions and belief systems helping build communities on Thu 7 Feb at 5 pm

Discussion event ‘Religions and belief systems helping build communities’ on Thu 7 Feb 2019 at 5–7 pm in the Learning Centre, Makerspace (Otaniementie 9, floor K)

How can the different religions and belief systems collectively promote wellbeing in human communities? What could this mean for a multicultural university? Join us for a discussion!

Opening statements from Bishop Mikko Heikka and Chair of the Jewish congregation Yaron Nadbornik, comment statements from Technology Manager Kenrick Bingham (SCI) and Advocacy Specialist Rosa Väisänen (AYY). The event is hosted by researcher and reverend Heidi Zitting.

The discussion event is part of the UN’s World Interfaith Harmony Week and open to all interested parties.

The event is organised by the Aalto chaplains. More information from Juha Lassila (etunimi.sukunimi@evl.fi).

9. KY-Speksi 2019 KASVUKIPUJA

KY-Speksi is back! The performances – which are Finnish-language – take place at Teatteri Forum in Helsinki in February:

Sat 9 Feb at 7 pm (premier) // Tue 12 Feb at 7 pm // Wed 13 Feb at 7 pm // Fri 15 Feb at 7 pm

KASVUKIPUJA (Growing Pains) is the story of a startup accelerator. A centre of innovations, constantly introducing new ideas to the world. Competition is tough, and when a new startup comes along and gets into conflict with another, the situation grows even tenser.

Come and experience it for yourself! Tickets: www.kyspeksi.mycashflow.fi (in Finnish)

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

10. Come dance in the Polijazz classes

Welcome to the Polijazz dance classes! The classes are held in the Association Room at Jämeräntaival 1 (ground floor in the inner yard). Your first class is free!

  • Break dance (open level) Tuesdays at 8.30–9.30 pm
  • Modern dance (open level) Wednesdays at 5.45–7 pm
  • Oriental dance (open level) Fridays at 4–5 pm

Sign up on the Polijazz website, https://polijazz.ayy.fi/index.php.

11. OtaKoppi introduction practice in Otahalli on Sunday 3 Feb at 2.30 pm!

Is Finnish baseball (pesäpallo) close to your heart, or do you look back fondly on playing baseball in school? Come along for an introduction to the Aalto University Pesäpallo Club’s practices on the first Sunday of February, 3 Feb, at 2.30 pm in Otahalli! We do not require a background in playing, even though many of us have one. OtaKoppi trains in Otahalli through the winter, the practices are open to everyone, and the club provides you with the necessary equipment. Also, visit our website otakoppi.fi (in Finnish) to become a member for free, and you will get the info on our events straight to your email!

What? When? Where?

Open pesäpallo practice on Sunday 3 Feb at 2.30 pm in Otahalli.

12. KY-Sail DionySOS ‘19 with Volvo

Our annual sailing trip to the Mediterranean heads to the turquoise waters and spectacular landscapes of Greece. The endless sunshine, picturesque villages and a fleet of fellow students will guarantee an unforgettable experience.

A basic day consists of a good dose of sailing activities with the guidance of our experienced KY-Sail skippers, a laughter-filled restaurant dinner with the whole fleet and varying evening activities. Jump onboard and grab your spot from the ticket sale!

  • WHAT: KY-Sail DionySOS ’19 with Volvo
  • WHERE: Athens, Greece
  • WHEN: 28 Sept–5 Oct 2019 or 5 Oct–12 Oct 2019
  • TICKET PRICES: 835€
  • TICKET SALES:  on 4 Feb at 8.00 am at an undisclosed location in Otaniemi. The exact place will be announced at 6.00 am on the same day. At the scene, normal KY queuing rules will apply. Take with you 200€ in cash for the deposit payment!

Check the event page for more information! https://www.facebook.com/events/2161814984128726/

13. Aalto Tennis is looking for tennis coaches

Aalto Tennis is looking for tennis coaches for the training courses starting on Mon 11 Feb 2019. The courses last 10 weeks, 1.5h/session.

Training takes place Mon–Thu at 9–10.30 pm at the Esport Centre (hall next to Urheilupuisto metro station). So, you can come along to coach 1–4 times a week. The salary is 20€/h. We expect you to have previous tennis coaching experience and/or a good playing background as well as Finnish and English language skills.

If you are interested, get in touch as soon as possible, either on Facebook (Aalto Tennis) or by email at puheenjohtaja@tete.fi.

14. Skipoli Spring Break 2019!

In honour of Skipoli’s 45th anniversary, the skiing people are headed to Norway’s Hemsedal in the spring in a big way! The journey will begin on 20 Apr, and we will return suitably in time for possible May Day celebrations on 26 Apr. The ridiculous price of 359 euros includes travel, accommodation, two luxury cruises and a five-day lift pass! Be prepared for some unique surprises and extravagant après-ski as well!

Signing up for this unique spectacle takes place in the Main Building’s lobby (Otakaari 1) on 1 Feb at 10 am! Supplementary details on the trip can be found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2147399382244046/.

15. PSK Kupla’s Basics on Nitrox Diving on 12–18 Feb

The lusted-for basics course on nitrox diving is organised in February! Nitrox is a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen. The idea of nitrox is to reduce the amount of nitrogen in the gas you breathe by replacing it with oxygen. The greatest benefits of nitrox diving are achieved at depths of 20–30 metres and especially on repeat dives. After the course, the students will e.g. be able to use Kupla’s CFM equipment for the independent manufacture of nitrox!

The course includes 2 face-to-face teaching sessions as well as self-study in the Finnish Divers’ Federation’s e-learning environment. The student price for the course is 90€. Participants must have a CMAS P1 or equivalent classification. Participation on the course requires Finnish language skills. Sign up by email at camilla.leiman(at)aalto.fi by Sunday 3 Feb!

 

WELLBEING

16. Silent retreat on 12–14 Apr 2019 for students and educational staff

A silent retreat is a good way to charge your batteries, relax and take time out for your own thoughts. The days will be given rhythm by communal meditation and prayer sessions in the chapel. The participants will commit to a collective silence for the duration of the weekend.

The retreat is organised at the Nuottakoto activity centre in Vihti, and the instructors are educational pastors Margit Peltovirta and Anu Morikawa. Registrations by 1 Mar 2019 to Office Secretary Marita Kantola, yst.toimisto.espoo@evl.fi or tel. 09 8050 2359. The student price of 45€ includes full board (single room) and collective transport.

When registering, please tell us your name, educational facility, whether you’re a student or staff, your contact details, dietary requirements and whether you’ve been to a retreat before. First-timers take precedence. You will be notified about receiving a spot after registration ends, and you will confirm your spot by paying the bill by its due date. More information from the instructor: tel. 040 5130852, margit.peltovirta@evl.fi.

 

OTHER

17. Study credits from organisation and volunteer operations

Aalto University is offering two courses with which to transform your experience from volunteer work or student organisations into study credits.

The course TU-E3160 Growing into an influential leader is a course aimed at the leaders of student volunteer operations, for which the Chairs and Board members of student unions and nations as well as the Chairs of other student associations, subject organisations, hobby associations and guilds can sign up.

TU-CV Influencing in a community is a three-credit course aimed at students who have held a position of responsibility at the Student Union, a section or committee under the Student Union or another student association for the year 2018. Read more about the courses and sign up in WebOodi, MyCourses or at https://ayy.fi/blog/2019/01/24/opintopisteita-jarjesto-ja-vapaaehtoistoiminnasta/ (in Finnish). You can also ask the course tutor Jari Ylitalo for more information (jari.ylitalo@aalto.fi, 050 301 6841).

18. Tenured Professors’ Installation Talks on 30 Jan

Aalto University celebrates its tenured professors by inviting all new professors of Associate or Full level appointed via the tenure track career system to talk about their own fields of research and teaching in an interdisciplinary afternoon.

Come along to hear about Aalto University’s research on Wednesday 30 Jan 2019 at 2.15 pm at Dipoli. All talks will be held in English and are open for everyone: professors, students, faculty, staff and the public.

The talks will be followed by an open reception. Speakers, topics and further information at https://www.aalto.fi/events/tenured-professors-installation-talks-0.

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 5/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

If you want your own piece to appear in the newsletter, send your finalised text to tiedotteet@ayy.fi by 10 am on Thursday for publication the following week. The recommended length of the text is 500 characters and the maximum length 1 000 characters.

You can also read the newsletter on AYY’s website at https://ayy.fi/en/students/weekly-newsletter/

News concerning associations can be found in the association newsletter. Read them at https://ayy.fi/en/associations/association-newsletter/

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AYY Weekly Newsletter 4/2019

The new year has started at speed. Chair of the Board Tapio shares his greetings for the early year on this video: https://youtu.be/R8nXTBrjZJc. You can learn about all of AYY’s compositions of 2019 at https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/01/16/vuoden-2019-toimijat-ovat-aloittaneet/.

Week 4

Week 5

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. New year, new Board and new volunteers
  2. Design the TOKYO and AYY Design Calendar for 2091–2020
  3. Apply to AYY10 Anniversary Year Section! Application period is open until 27 Jan 2019
  4. Apply to AYY Communications Intern

WORKING LIFE

  1. Invoice for your skills easily with OP Light Entrepreneurship service – 20% off service fee for AYY members

EVENTS

  1. MC Mökä: January’s Sauna on 25 Jan 2019
  2. WhisKY New Beginnings Tasting on 25 Jan

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. A couple of lattes? Or a month at the gym?
  2. Teekkaripurjehtijat looking for active students, Navigation courses have begun
  3. Come dance in the Polijazz classes from 22 Jan
  4. Teekkari basketball team Aalto-Basket looking for players!
  5. Gliding licence course begins on Tue 5 Feb at 6.00 pm @ Otaniemi

OTHER

  1. Strategy kick-off on 24 Jan: Come and create Aalto University’s future

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. New year, new Board and new volunteers

The new year is accompanied by new operators. The AYY Board took up its duties from the start of January, and nearly all sections and committees for 2019 have also been selected by now.

This year, the position of Chair of the AYY Board is filled by Tapio Hautamäki, who is a master’s level student from the School of Sciences. The other Board members and their areas of responsibility are:

  • Iida Palosuo, ARTS, Vice Chair, Services
  • Ellen Heikkilä, ARTS, Real Estate, Campus and Sustainable Development
  • Leila Kettunen, CHEM, Elections, Brand and Education Policy
  • Lumi Ketola, ENG, CHEM, Education Policy
  • Taneli Myllykangas, ELEC, Internationality and Corporate Relations, Archive and Museum
  • Anna Halsas, BIZ, Organisations, New Students and Council
  • Marianne Honkasaari, SCI, Student Centre and Artistic Activities
  • Antti Pentikäinen, BIZ, Social Policy, Municipal Influencing and Sports
  • Olli Kesseli, SCI, Community, Volunteers and Alumni

Take a look at the compositions of the sections and committees here: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/01/16/vuoden-2019-toimijat-ovat-aloittaneet/

P.S. Application to Aava’s Outdoor Games Committee (https://ayy.fi/stop/en/culture-events/outdoorgames/), the renewed Mosaic Committee (https://lomake.ayy.fi/rekry/mosaic/) and the AYY10 Anniversary Year Section (https://ayy.fi/stop/en/ayy10/) is open until 27 Jan.

2. Design the TOKYO and AYY Design Calendar for 2091–2020

Aalto University Student Union and Arts and Design Students TOKYO ry are announcing the design contest for the Design Calendar for the academic year 2019–2020. The contest starts on 1 Jan 2019, and its deadline is on Thursday 31 January 2019 at 4 pm! All Aalto University students have a right to participate in the contest. Free your creative powers and produce the world’s best calendar design!

https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/12/18/will-the-next-design-calendar-be-your-handiwork/

3. Apply to AYY10 Anniversary Year Section! Application period is open until 27 Jan 2019

Our beloved Student Union has been forging ahead for some years already, and we are soon celebrating our first full decade. Now is, at last, the time to start recruiting for the section many have been waiting for: the AYY10 Anniversary Year Section!

As the member of the Anniversary Year Section, you will be part of conceptualising and executing the anniversary year and the 10th annual ball itself. Will the anniversary year feature separate anniversary year spectacles, or will the usual events be organised bigger than before and with an AYY10 twist? How can we make the entire community participate in the anniversary year? And in particular, of course: where and how to organise the culmination itself, the annual ball that ends the anniversary year? You will help ensure that this party will remain a conversation point for the Aalto community for a long time to come!

There will be about 6–10 persons appointed for the Section, whose responsibilities will be assigned based on the applicants’ wishes and interests. This Section will look like its members, so don’t hesitate to apply! Members of the Section will be appointed based on their applications and interviews.

Application ends on Sunday 27 Jan 2019. Apply to make AYY history here: https://ayy.fi/stop/en/ayy10/!

Any questions? For more information, contact Chair of AYY10 Anniversary Section Titta Saari or Niina Palm, the producer of the Annual Ball (first.last@ayy.fi).

4. Apply to AYY Communications Intern

Aalto University Student Union, creating the best student’s life in the world, is looking for a Communications Intern for our diamond Communications team. As the intern, you will be involved with launching AYY’s new website, planning and executing communications about the parliamentary and European elections as well as the crowning of Havis Amanda taking place on May Day.

We will fill the position as soon as a suitable person is found, so please act fast! Send an application and your CV to rekrytointi@ayy.fi soon, at the very latest by 31 Jan 2019. More information on the position can be found at https://ayy.fi/…/avoimet-tyopaikat/viestinnan-harjoittelija/ (in Finnish).

 

WORKING LIFE

5. Invoice for your skills easily with OP Light Entrepreneurship service – 20% off service fee for AYY members

Take a step towards entrepreneurship by joining OP Light Entrepreneurship service for free! By registering into our service, you get your own Business ID free of charge and become a sole trader. Through OP Self-employed service, you can send out invoices and, for AYY members, the only cost is a 4% service fee of the paid sales invoice (normally 5%, no fixed costs). We will take care of the paperwork for you, such as the accounting, tax return and tax payments. The service is suitable to new and existing sole traders, regardless of where they bank.

Focus on your skillset and make your dreams come true! https://www.op.fi/corporate-customers/services-for-entrepreneur/starting-a-business/op-light-entrepreneurship-service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFyHv-eKeM8

You can get the AYY members’ benefit (4% service fee) by sending your student number to asiakaspalvelu@op-kevytyrittaja.fi.

 

EVENTS

6. MC Mökä: January’s Sauna on 25 Jan 2019

The new year has got off to a good start, and to honour this, Metal Club Mökä is organising an infernal sauna evening at Ossi’s Sauna (OK18). As usual, there will be some food, punch, sauna – and good music, of course. All new and old faces are welcome to join us!

More details from the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/356993668430263/

7. WhisKY New Beginnings Tasting on 25 Jan

Welcome to the first tasting of the year and to our new clubroom, with whiskies we were supposed to have last time around!

Chosen by the old Board and shipped way too late, hopefully they prove to be worth the wait.

WHAT: WhisKY New Beginnings Tasting
WHERE: The yet unnamed clubroom, Jämeräntaival 11 G ground floor, 02150 Espoo
WHEN: Friday 25 Jan at 6.00 pm
HOW MUCH: 15 €
TICKETS: https://holvi.com/shop/viskikerhowhisky/product/374f6546e46c089e918fbb003cccac81/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2170876799794225

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

8. A couple of lattes? Or a month at the gym?

Coffee will power you up for a few hours, but exercise does the same for several days! For the price of a few cups of coffee, you can have unlimited exercise at UniSport for a whole month. With the inexpensive season ticket, you can visit the gym as often as you like and take part in group training and the general ball sports sessions. You will have our six sports centres in Otaniemi, Kluuvi, Töölö, Meilahti, Kumpula and Viikki at your disposal! As an Aalto University student, your workout cost starts at 8.40 €/mo. Come and try our services – the first time is for free!

Read more: https://uusi.unisport.fi/en/newsroom/news-archive/welcome-unisport-exercise-discover-and-enjoy#?

9. Teekkaripurjehtijat looking for active students, Navigation courses have begun

Teekkaripurjehtijat ry will supplement its Board on 31 Jan 2019 and is looking for officials. There are no prerequisites for taking part; it comes down to interest. If you are looking for a hobby organisation in which you can really make a difference, and if sailing is something you want as a hobby (whether you are familiar with it or not), get in touch (hallitus@teekkaripurjehtijat.fi), read about the club’s operations (https://trip.ayy.fi/wordpress/?page_id=44) and become a member (https://trip.ayy.fi/wordpress/?page_id=178).

The sign-up for Teekkaripurjehtijat’s Navigation courses is open. Navigointi 1, the introductory course to navigation theory and waterborne traffic regulations, started on 8 Jan 2019, but it is still possible to sign up. Navigointi 2, a direct continuation of Navigointi 1 that deepens your knowledge of navigation theory, the tides, the weather and using a radar, begins on 27 Feb 2019 (requires a Navigointi 1 certificate). Both certificates can be acquired through self-study. More information at https://trip.ayy.fi/wordpress/?page_id=211 (in Finnish).

10. Come dance in the Polijazz classes from 22 Jan

Welcome to the Polijazz dance classes! The classes start in week 4 (22 Jan 2019). The classes are held in the Association Room at Jämeräntaival 1 (ground floor in the inner yard). Your first class is free!

  • Break dance (open level) Tuesdays at 8.30–9.30 pm
  • Modern dance (open level) Wednesdays at 5.45–7 pm
  • Oriental dance (open level) Fridays at 4–5 pm

Sign up on the Polijazz website, https://polijazz.ayy.fi/index.php.

11. Teekkari basketball team Aalto-Basket looking for players!

Have you played basketball in the past and would like to continue your hobby during your studies? Join the teams of Aalto-Basket. Aalto-Basket has three men’s teams. The first team plays in the regional 2nddivision, Buckets in the 4th division and Alvars in the 5th division. Want to join us? Send us an email containing your basketball background to office@aaltobasket.fi, and the teams’ contact persons will get in touch with you. Alvars, in particular, is in need of new players!

You can also find Aalto-Basket on Facebook: Aalto-Basket men’s 1st team https://fi-fi.facebook.com/AaltoBasket/ and the Aalto Buckets 2nd team https://www.facebook.com/AaltoBuckets-383329298809998/.
Aalto Alvars https://www.facebook.com/aaltoalvars/

12. Gliding licence course begins on Tue 5 Feb at 6.00 pm @ Otaniemi

Polyteknikkojen Ilmailukerho (the Polytech Aviation Club) PIK is organising a gliding licence course in spring 2019! The course begins with a theory section in February–April, on two nights per week. The course is Finnish-language. Read more and sign up at http://www.pik.fi/kurssi (in Finnish).

 

OTHER

13. Strategy kick-off on 24 Jan: Come and create Aalto University’s future

Welcome to the Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9, on Thursday 24 Jan 2019 at 9.00 am

The journey to create our living strategy starts now. Everyone at Aalto’s expertise and views are needed for answering the long-term questions our strategy should address.

President Ilkka Niemelä, the new Chairman of the Board Mikko Kosonen and Professor Timo Vuori will lead us to the subject. After the talks, you will have a possibility to discuss the topics and give your answers at the Strategy Bazar.

Please register for the event here: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/D14D2A37AB6AD9FC.

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Welcome!

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