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Weekly Newsletter 16/2019

The Representative Council meets on Wednesday e.g. to appoint a new Executive Director for the Student Union. You can follow the meeting live at ayy.fi/live. You can find the meeting agenda at https://inside.ayy.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=8585236.

NOTE! Because of Easter, next week’s weekly newsletter only comes out on Tuesday 23 Apr. The materials for this newsletter must be sent in exceptionally already on WEDNESDAY 17 Apr by 10.00 am.

Week 16

Week 17

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. AYY’s Wappu 2019
  2. Aalto Open Air on 23 Apr
  3. Apply for AYY’s scholarships by 24 Apr!
  4. Nice roomie contest
  5. Walpuri Tour on 29 Apr
  6. Save the Date – Village Cleanup on 4 May
  7. The Aalto University student union is looking for a sustainable development intern

WORKING LIFE

  1. Wanted: Summer worker, Espoo Marketing’s Innovation team

ARTS AND CULTURE

  1. Open meeting of Artistic Activities on 16 Apr at 4.30 pm @Juho, Harald Herlin Learning Centre

EVENTS

  1. Metal Club Mökä: Pre-Wappu gig night on 19 Apr

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Aalto 10 km and 5 km on 22 Sept 2019
  2. FC Kissat is looking for new players!

OTHER

  1. Tenured Professors’ Installation Talks on 24 Apr at 2.15 pm
  2. Become a Good Citizen and discover delicious, healthy and sustainable food in Helsinki
  3. ESN Aalto is recruiting

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. AYY’s Wappu 2019

AYY’s Wappu 2019 consists of countless events, each one rowdier than the others.

At Alvari Square, Wappu begins in earnest at the weekend, with competing Sitsis on Saturday (https://www.facebook.com/events/2295608497163781/) and the Aalto Open Air festival on Tuesday 23 Apr (https://www.facebook.com/events/797711663931809/).

On Wappu eve, getting tuned in to Wappurieha starts in the surroundings of Servin Mökki at 12.00 noon. After the Wappurieha declaration, we head to the KY Building, where the rowdy Wappu procession starts its journey towards the Market Square at 4 pm. AYY will clean and crown the Havis Amanda statue from 5 pm onwards. The night of Wappu eve peaks with the Dipoli Wappu party, and the Wappu picnic on the first of May is enjoyed at sunny Ullanlinnanmäki.

AYY’s Wappu events from the eve of Wappu eve onwards have been gathered at one address, https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/ (in Finnish). Also, check out the more extensive listing of the community’s events at www.wappu.fi (in Finnish).

Have a splendid Wappu, everybody!

P.S. Did you hear that in connection with the opening of Fuksipeijaiset, the Freshman Committee opened the Wappupotti appeal to collect funds for mental health services? The purpose of the appeal is to evoke discussion and to shatter the taboo surrounding mental health issues – and, of course, to support the important work of the Finnish Association for Mental Health. Make a donation at wappu.fi/mielelle (in Finnish)!

2. Aalto Open Air on 23 Apr

It’s time to enjoy some fresh outdoor air, as Aalto Open Air once again touches down in Otaniemi! The festival will offer a great festival atmosphere with amazing musical performances. Entropy’s Leona will get you excited, and our main artist won’t leave you cold either. The programme also features the World’s Biggest Vichy Yoga, where Otanko and PoRa offer you a chance to relax in the middle of all this Wappu.

So, head over to Alvari Square on Tuesday 23 Apr, as this is a spectacle you won’t want to miss! Keep your eyes and ears open, because we will soon publish the headliner and more details in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/797711663931809/.

3. Apply for AYY’s scholarships by 24 Apr!

This spring, AYY is distributing exchange, community and study scholarships to support the internationalisation and communal activities of students and to encourage the successful combination of studies and student life.

The application period for the scholarships is from 12 noon on 27 Mar to 11.59 pm on 24 Apr.

You can find more information on the scholarships and the application form here: http://ayy.fi/en/students/services/scholarships/

4. Nice roomie contest

Has your roomie nursed you with zinc and vitamin C when you’ve been struck down by the flu? Helped you move? Baked you cookies for your B-day? Cleaned the common areas alone? Organised a movie night in your shared apartment? Unclogged the sink? Helped you with your calculus exercises? Evicted a stray moth from your room? Held the bucket when you’ve felt sick? Given you a hug when you’ve been in dire need of one? Something else? Expose a nice roommate deed to the Campus Section!

The deed can be anything at all, as long as it has brought joy to the other roommates. If you were the one to make everyone merry, you can also expose your own deed. Deeds are exposed here: https://lomake.ayy.fi/kampusjaosto/kiva-kamppisteko-kilpailu/.

The rewards for nice roommate acts will be handed out at the Wappurieha declaration on 30 April. This means there is still ample time to do nice things for your roommates! The deadline for contest submissions is Fri 26 April 2019. All AYY apartments and HOAS apartments in Otaniemi can take part in the contest. Whether you live in a friend, family or shared flat, it is time to do something nice for your roommates!

5. Walpuri Tour on 29 Apr

On the eve of the Wappu eve, 29 Apr, it’s time to kick off Tour de Walpuri (prev. Crazy John). The Tour begins with a bang at 9 pm, whereby the Yöjäynä teams are sent on their way. After the bang, the people on Tour de Walpuri get to start their own adventure. Participants will tour Otaniemi and complete tasks set by different associations and groups. The touring is done in teams, and these teams simultaneously race against each other: the best ones are rewarded!

The winners will be announced at the Wappurieha Declaration from the Smökki rooftop on 30 Apr!

Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/580838759088639/

6. Save the Date – Village Cleanup on 4 May

Once you have somewhat recovered from the Wappu frolics, it is time to help our campus in this recovery process as well. This can be done best at the collective cleaning effort of the Teekkari Village, also known as the Village Cleanup. So, put down Saturday 4 May in your diary and grab a pair of cleaning gloves to put on as you arrive. After the cleaning work, the cleanup crew have the opportunity to take a sauna and enjoy each other’s company. More information will follow.

7. The Aalto University student union is looking for a sustainable development intern

AYY is looking for an intern for May and June for developing the student union’s operation from the perspective of ecological sustainability. The tasks include:

  • Participating in the assessment of the carbon footprint of AYY’s operation
  • Creating environmentally responsible internal instructions
  • Planning training related to the subject

Read more: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/04/14/aalto-yliopiston-ylioppilaskunta-hakee-kestavan-kehityksen-harjoittelijaa/

WORKING LIFE

8. Wanted: Summer worker, Espoo Marketing’s Innovation team

Want to work with the best Finnish startups, growth companies, international corporations and top experts? We’re looking for a business or marketing student for a summer job for June–July 2019.

Espoo Marketing attracts companies, investors and visitors to Espoo and helps players succeed in Espoo Innovation Garden – the largest innovation hub in Northern Europe. In this job, you learn about ecosystem orchestration, Invest In work and business development and build personal networks.

Your tasks include:

  • Finding success stories and information from the ecosystem and creating key data figures from your findings
  • With the team, creating fact-based content for sales and marketing materials
  • Turning business intelligence insights into engaging graphics, used on social media, for example
  • Participating in startup screening and Invest In projects

The salary is 2000 € / month. Get more information HERE (http://www.espooinnovationgarden.fi/en/espoo-innovation-garden/media/news/summer-worker-espoo-marketing-s-innovation-team/) or contact glenn.gassen@espoo.fi, 040-620 4254. Send applications to glenn.gassen@espoo.fi.

ARTS AND CULTURE

9. Open meeting of Artistic Activities on 16 Apr at 4.30 pm @Juho, Harald Herlin Learning Centre

AYY’s Steering Group of Artistic Activities meets on 16 Apr at 4.30 pm in the Learning Centre, in the Juho meeting room next to the lobby (Otaniementie 9), and wishes all interested parties welcome to the meeting! On the agenda, Otaniemi Night of Arts, the accumulation of AYY’s art collection, the photographic mosaic and other projects. Welcome to listen in on, discuss and influence AYY’s artistic activities!

Additionally, everyone interested in AYY’s Artistic Activities can join the open Telegram group via this link: https://t.me/joinchat/Aw2s_xUieMf7cAtqWYeG3A.

In the group, you can discuss various projects and ideas as well as receive information on future meetings, for example.

 

EVENTS

10. Metal Club Mökä: Pre-Wappu gig night on 19 Apr

During this year’s “Good Friday,” 19 April, Metal Club Mökä will be offering the heaviest Wappu pre-party in Otaniemi as this “wappu-calyptic” spectacle will bring three (3) hard-hitting heavy metal bands to perform live at the OUBS studio. The bands performing are Mumincunt, Apocrypth and Elvenscroll. The studio is located in the basement of Jämeräntaival 1, and you can enter by the front door of the building or the door in the Otakaari 20 side parking lot.

Doors open at 7.00 pm, and a detailed schedule will be posted soon. More information can be found in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/992513317616733/.

After the gigs, the pre-Wappu partying will continue at Rantasauna, where infernal sauna rites will take place as well.  The event is free of charge and open to all!

TL;DR
What? Free metal gig @ Otaniemi OUBS studio
When? 19 Apr 2019
Why? A proper kickstart to your Wappu-mood

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

11. Aalto 10 km and 5 km on 22 Sept 2019

Aalto 10 km & 5 km is an annual good-mood sporting event taking place in September. The event is organised as part of the Espoo Rantamaraton weekend on 21–22 Sep 2019. Aalto 10 km & 5 km is meant for Aalto students, staff and alumni and is free for Aalto people. Why not sign up right now? Read more:

https://www.aalto.fi/events/aalto-10-km-5-km-sports-event

12. FC Kissat is looking for new players!

Want to join the training, matches and amazing crowd of the Aalto University women’s football team? The summer season of Kissat starts with a Kick-off training session on Monday 6 May at 8.15–9.30 pm on the pitch of the Lintulaakso school. All old and new players, regardless of your field, are welcome to the practice!

In addition to the practices, FC Kissat plays in the amateur league of the Helsinki area and takes part in different tournaments, such as the beach footie tournament played in Kalajoki. You can find more information on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fckissat, and you can also send us a message at fckissat@gmail.com.

See you at practice!

 

OTHER

13. Tenured Professors’ Installation Talks on 24 Apr at 2.15 pm

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.

Welcome to Dipoli on Wednesday 24 Apr 2019 at 2.15 pm. The presentations are in English and their contents are accessible. The event is open to everyone – professors, students, faculty, staff and the public. The talks will be followed by an open reception.

Read more: https://www.aalto.fi/talk.

Welcome!

14. Become a Good Citizen and discover delicious, healthy and sustainable food in Helsinki

The Good Citizen Card is an initiative by CEMS Club Helsinki that promotes healthy and sustainable restaurants in Helsinki. Get your card and enjoy discounts of up to 20% at our partnering restaurants. Become a Good Citizen and discover delicious, healthy and sustainable food in Helsinki!

You can buy your card here: https://kide.app/memberships/5c05a07f-cae2-49df-894c-fbf05e9b3434.

Show your card at the checkout, and you’re good to go!

Follow our Facebook page to stay updated about our partners and the deals they offer: https://www.facebook.com/GoodCitizenHelsinki.

All of our profits will be donated to charity.

15. ESN Aalto is recruiting

Are you interested in meeting and working with international people? Do you want to be a Board member in a fun association but missed all the important meetings in November?

ESN Aalto is a non-profit international student association organising many events and parties for all students of Aalto University, both exchange and local Finnish and international degree students. As many of our members are exchange students, we will update the Board positions in May. If you are outgoing, fun, responsible and maybe a little bit weird, you are a perfect fit for us!

Join our meetings in the next few weeks (18 Apr & 25 Apr), get to know us, let us get to know you – and why not apply to one of the future Board positions available for next autumn? Give it a try, it might be one of those amazing decisions!

You are invited to join our Apartment Crawl on 18 Apr, an excellent opportunity to get to know ESN! More info: fb.com/events/399305134204223

If you have any questions, send us a message on our Facebook page (facebook.com/EsnAaltoOfficial) or our website (esnaalto.org).

Next association meeting: fb.com/events/1185895071580590/.

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 16/2019. 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 15/2019

On Sunday this week, it is time to vote in the parliamentary election. The advance voting is still ongoing today, Monday 8 Apr, and tomorrow, Tuesday 9 Apr. You can vote in advance at any polling station, for example, in the Harald Herlin Learning Centre. You only need to bring a photo ID. On the election day, 14 Apr, you can only vote at your designated polling station. Read more at https://vaalit.fi/en/frontpage.

Week 15

Week 16

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. Wappu.fi lists First of May happenings at one address
  2. Dipoli Wappu on 30 Apr – Come party and/or apply to volunteer

ARTS AND CULTURE

  1. Spring Concert of the Polytech Orchestra in Dipoli
  2. Otaniemi Night of Arts 2019 takes place on Sat 21 Sept – registration open now!
  3. Ciné pays you a visit short film screening in Otaniemi on Wed 24 Apr at 8 pm
  4. Welcome to join the Kino Sheryl gang!
  5. KYN & Janne Marja-aho: Odotan sinua unessa [I wait for you in a dream] on 19 May 2019

EVENTS

  1. Jädee & Bissee – Tasting on 17 Apr
  2. 32nd Jäynä Finals on 23 Apr
  3. Teemu Kerppu’s sample lecture on 25 Apr

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Skipoli Surf Camp 2019

OTHER

  1. Master’s student, apply to the Aalto University mentoring programme!
  2. Be your own mobile operator for 48 hours! Join COMNET 5G IoThon on 3–5 May 2019
  3. Interested in sustainable city development? Apply now to participate in Young Urban Leaders program as Espoo’s delegate DL 9.4.

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. Wappu.fi lists First of May happenings at one address

Wappu is coming! AYY gathers the Wappu happenings of the whole Aalto community at one address, the wappu.fi website. Check out the site to know where to be and when.

Want to have your event added to the list? Fill in the form at https://lomake.ayy.fi/viestinta/wappu-fi-2019/.

If you come up with any questions about the form or the wappu.fi site, you can get in touch with AYY’s Communications Specialist Henna Palonen (henna.palonen@ayy.fi or 0505209440).

2. Dipoli Wappu on 30 Apr – Come party and/or apply to volunteer

The most expected Wappu party is back again! Speed like a supernova to Dipoli on 30 Apr to shake your tail feather, to charm all listeners with your karaoke classics and to put on your cap together with everyone as midnight strikes. This is a party you really don’t want to miss! The event’s artists will be announced soon, so stay tuned.

Tickets in advance/at the door 13/15 € (incl. frolics & cloakroom), badge 2 €.
Note! Physical ticket sales only accept card or MobilePay.

The ticket sales times and other detailed info can be found in the FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/318302462214039/

Interested in helping out at the party?  Volunteer recruitment for the Dipoli Wappu is now open at https://lomake.ayy.fi/jtmk/mene-toihin/ (in Finnish)!

The shift includes about 6 hours of work and the cleaning at the end. The workers will be rewarded with a VIP entrance, afterparty, Wappu baskets and buses to Ullanlinnanmäki in the morning!

The positions are filled first come, first served, so stop wasting time and sign up as a volunteer right now!

 

ARTS AND CULTURE

3. Spring Concert of the Polytech Orchestra in Dipoli

The Polytech Orchestra gives a spring concert with Asian flavours, Slavic poetry and the beloved 7th Symphony by Beethoven. The orchestra is conducted by James Kahane.

Spring Concert of the Polytech Orchestra
on Saturday 13 April at 4 pm
Dipoli (Otakaari 24, Espoo)

  • Aleksandr Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
  • Antonín Dvořák: The Water Goblin
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1270436693109894/

Tickets in advance 8 / 12 / 15 € (students / pensioners / normal ticket)
Tickets at the door 10 / 15 / 18 € (students / pensioners / normal ticket)

Group discount -20% for groups of at least 10 persons.
Tickets available at polyteknikkojenorkesteri.fi/en.

4. Otaniemi Night of Arts 2019 takes place on Sat 21 Sept – registration open now!

Otaniemi Night of Arts, the interdisciplinary campus festival organised by Aalto University Student Union, takes place on Saturday 21 Sept for the second time. Last year, the festival brought thousands of visitors from around the capital region to enjoy more than 50 events organised by Aalto people from the afternoon into the night. The event will once again be put on as a collective effort of the Aalto community. Start stewing your ideas and register your event for the festival’s programme by the beginning of August.

More information and registration: https://ayy.fi/en/students/student-culture/annual-events/otaniemenyo/.

5. Ciné pays you a visit short film screening in Otaniemi on Wed 24 Apr at 8 pm

Espoo Ciné and AYY’s Steering Group of Artistic Activities are organising a collaborative and free-of-charge short film screening as part of the Ciné pays you a visit tour on Wednesday 24 Apr at 6 pm in Otaniemi. The event will feature a retrospective of Teemu Nikki, the director of the praised Armomurhaaja film and the #lovemilla TV series. There are limited seats for the screening, and the exact location will be revealed to the participants by email. Use the link below to sign up for this and other Ciné pays you a visit screenings: https://www.espoocine.fi/2019/fi/tapahtumat/cine-kylassa (in Finnish).

6. Welcome to join the Kino Sheryl gang!

Kino Sheryl is a cinema owned by TOKYO that operates at Leipätehdas in the heart of Kallio. We are now looking for people who are interested in developing the cinema to join the operations. Do you want to plan and execute communications, special programmes, events or cooperation with other operators? Come along to work on Kino Sheryl!

You can take part in the Kino Sheryl gang as much as you want and the way you want. The group meets every 1–2 weeks, but you do not have to make it to every meeting. The first meeting will take place soon, so if you want to join us, send an email to mari.ljokkoi@kinosheryl.fi with the heading “Kino Sherylin jengi” [Kino Sheryl gang]. Later on, we will also assemble a new Board for Kino Sheryl from the people who have been actively involved.

7. KYN & Janne Marja-aho: Odotan sinua unessa [I wait for you in a dream] on 19 May 2019

Sun 19 May 2019 at 6 pm (doors at 5.15 pm) in the Helsinki Conservatory of Music’s Concert Hall, Ruoholahdentori 6, 00180 Helsinki

“A little wine. Bed. Separation from the sounds of the day. Blinds. Night. The driver moves to the Western edge of the window. The gate of sleep is open.”

KYN invites you into a dream made of Janne Marja-aho’s dance and the music of Juan Manuel Conejo, Anders Edenroth, Johanna Juhola and Anna-Mari Kähärä.

  • Female Choir KYN, Conducted by Kaija Viitasalo
  • Janne Marja-aho, vocals and dance
  • Johanna Juhola, accordion
  • Kirmo Lintinen, piano
  • Lighting design by Mika Venhovaara

Duration approx. 2 h (incl. intermission)

Tickets 25/20/15 € from Choir members and at the door if some are left. From Tiketti 27,50/22,50/16,50 € (incl. service fees). Share the experience with friends! Gather a group of 10 or more and benefit from the group offer: tickets only 15 €/ person! Order without delivery fees via myynti@kyn.fi.

You can also find the event on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/2258336790893934/ Wishing you warmly welcome!

EVENTS

8. Jädee & Bissee – Tasting on 17 Apr

KYllä Oluelle, in collaboration with Suomen Jäätelö, offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful spring, and in the tasting, we bring together two of sunshine’s best friends: beer and ice cream. In addition to the evening’s menu, we get a very cool guest, beer expert and food reporter Anikó Lehtinen, who’s going to tell us a little bit about this unusual combination of flavours.

So, on 17 April, head to the KY Building and come enjoy some ice-cold beers and mouth-watering ice cream in chill (:D) company.

You surely won’t want to miss this chance to tickle your taste buds!

  • WHAT: Beer & Ice Cream tasting
  • WHERE: KY Building, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21, 00100 Helsinki
  • WHEN: Wednesday 17 Apr, starting at 6 pm
  • PRICE: 18 € (includes 5 different beers and ice creams)
  • TICKETS: Sign-up form will be published later
  • DRESSCODE: Casual
  • EVENT ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/306439100036250/

9. 32nd Jäynä Finals on 23 Apr

Prank your way to the 32nd Jäynä Finals and win some unbelievable prizes! Sign up your team for the competition and take a peek at the prizes at https://www.jayna.fi/wp/in-english/. Pranks can still be played until 15 Apr 2019 at 3.04 pm.

The most fascinating, epic and cleverest jäynäs of the year will be awarded at the Jäynä Finals on 23 Apr 2019 from 4 pm onwards in the U2 Hall of the Undergraduate Centre.

You get to vote for your personal favourite straight after the Jäynä Finals at https://www.jayna.fi/wp/in-english/! The public’s favourite jäynä is announced on 30 Apr at the Wappurieha declaration.

  • WHAT: 32nd Jäynä Finals
  • WHEN: Pranks must be completed by Mon 15 Apr 2019 at 3.04 pm. Jäynä Finals (event held in Finnish) on Tue 23 Apr 2019 at 4 pm, doors to the hall opened at 3.45 pm.
  • WHERE: U2 Hall, Otakaari 1
  • FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/321829561808474/

10. Teemu Kerppu’s sample lecture on 25 Apr

Sample lecture for Docentship Lifespan Analysis of Imaginary Matter: TkT, e.o.i.c Teemu Kerppu

  • Time: Thursday 25 Apr at 2.15 pm
  • Place: Ke2, Kemistintie 1
  • Sample lecture topic: “Tosikkouden ja maasäteilyn energiavarastointi vuosikymmenien valinkauhassa” [The Energy Storage of Humourlessness and Earth Radiation in the Ladle of the Decades]
  • Opening the sample lecture: Vice President in charge of Innovations (Aalto), Prof. Janne Laine
  • Scientific evaluation: Prof. Mari Lundström
  • Pedagogical evaluation: University Lecturer, Doc. Kirsi Yliniemi

More information on the applicant:

*The applicant has completed the diploma work “Vuoriteollisuusolosuhteiden vaikutus teekkari-insinööritransformaation mekanismiin” [The Impact of Mining Industry Circumstances on the Mechanism of the Teekkari–Engineer Transformation] in 1971. The work was overseen by Prof. Aimo Mikkola.

*The applicant has defended his doctoral thesis in the grand lecture hall of the Department of Engineering Materials on 26 Nov 2007, Doctoral thesis topic: “Elinkaaren kattavat käyttäytymisohjeet” [Lifespan-Covering Behavioural Instructions]

*The applicant has been promoted in a ceremonious degree ceremony with the title Doctor of Technology extra ordinem ioci causa (e.o.i.c) by promotor Prof. Olavi Nevanlinna on 2 Apr 2008.

*The applicant’s specific research and teaching has focused on charting the occurrences of the group condensation of the Teekkari spirit, as well as on research on how susceptible a master of technology can be to the influence of their immediate environment. Since then, the applicant has focused especially on energy storage as well, more specifically in adaptations of earth radiation.

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

11. Skipoli Surf Camp 2019

This year, in honour of Skipoli’s 45th anniversary year, the Skipoli Surf Camp is heading to Southeast Asia to the PHILIPPINES!!! So, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to go on an unforgettable trip with an amazing group of people! Exceptionally, the trip’s timing has changed from previous years, and this year, the trip takes place in the beginning of the second period, on 31 Oct–12 Nov 2019.

The Skipoli surf leaders have arranged the bargain of all times for the trip, and you get to experience the wonders of Asia FOR THE PRICE OF ONLY 999 €!!!

The price includes the flights, transport, accommodation, surfing lessons, board rentals, breakfasts and lots of other things!

REGISTRATION takes place on the Alvari Square on 18 Apr at 12.00 noon, and ONLY THE FASTEST 40 get a place on the trip!

You can find more info in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2205067189747932/

 

OTHER

12. Master’s student, apply to the Aalto University mentoring programme!

Are you getting close to graduation but wondering about the future and transferring into the working life? Would you like to get support and guidance from a senior expert on how to face working life, especially in another culture, a chance to improve your job application skills and a unique possibility to build your network among a cross-disciplinary group of professionals?

Take a chance and apply as a mentee: https://www.aalto.fi/services/students-join-the-mentoring-programme.

Application period 1 Apr–10 May 2019.

13. Be your own mobile operator for 48 hours! Join COMNET 5G IoThon on 3–5 May 2019

Innovate with Europe’s top university-based 5G testing and experimental network at the 48-hour hackathon taking place on 3–5 May at Aalto University, Finland. The COMNET 5G IoThon is aimed at master’s and doctoral students as well as developers. Corporate partners include Ericsson, Nokia, Siemens and Telia, each posing a specific challenge. There will be a prize for each challenge and one COMNET prize worth 5000 euros.

The IoThon is less than a month away! Are you excited? The application deadline for the event is on 15 Apr 2019. Apply now at https://iothon.io.

IoThon 2019 is organised by the Department of Communications and Networking (COMNET) at the School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. You are warmly welcome to attend the hackathon!

14. Interested in sustainable city development? Apply now to participate in Young Urban Leaders program as Espoo’s delegate DL 9.4.

Are you into sustainable urban development? Do you want to make a change? Are you 18-30 years old and live in Espoo? If you answered YES to all the questions, you might be the perfect candidate to represent Espoo in Urban Futures conference in Oslo 22-24.5.2019. As part of a high level Urban Futures conference on sustainable cities, the Young Urban Leaders program offers excellent networking, skill and knowledge development possibilities for young persons willing to make a change in their communities. City of Espoo covers the participation costs of one delegate, apply by 9.4.2019. For more info and application, check https://www.espoo.fi/en-US/Interested_in_sustainable_city_developme(155872)

 

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 15/2019. 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 14/2019

The parliamentary election is here. In honour of the beginning of advance voting, the students are organising a stunt on Wednesday 3 Apr at 11 am–12 noon. How long a queue will we manage to form for the Student Centre advance polling station? Come along! https://www.facebook.com/events/2359009287660838/ (in Finnish).
NOTE! You can vote in advance at any advance polling station. You only need to bring a photo ID. You do not need to bring the notice of right to vote posted to your home.

Week 14

Week 15

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. Work at the Student Union? AYY is looking for a Housing Adviser
  2. Take part in the advance voting stunt on 3 Apr and the final sprint of the student election campaign #koulutustaprkl
  3. AYY is looking for voluntary Security Officers for the Wappu events
  4. Apply for AYY’s scholarships by 24 Apr!

WORKING LIFE

  1. Inspiration for the spring from Clas Ohlson

CULTURE AND ARTS

  1. Open call for artwork for AYY’s art collection

EVENTS

  1. Äpy sales season opening in the Undergraduate Centre on Tuesday 2 Apr at 10 am–3 pm
  2. Climate March #2 – Join us on 6 Apr
  3. What is Wappu like in Hervanta? Come along for the Wappu Exchange on 15 Apr

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Teekkaripurjehtijat Q1/2019, almost time to sail away!

OTHER

  1. AVP Summer School 2019: Creating Multidimensional Experiences
  2. Be bold, be active, be passionate – be a global volunteer this summer
  3. ESN Aalto is recruiting!
  4. Sustainability Science Days on 9–10 May 2019
  5. Employee Image 2019 – survey for people with higher education in the fields of technology and business

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. Work at the Student Union? AYY is looking for a Housing Adviser

Services are a visible part of AYY’s operations. As a Housing Adviser, you are an important part of the Services team that strives to implement the vision of our Student Union: AYY – The best student life in the world. Housing Advisers help our members with housing-related matters, process housing applications, prepare tenancy agreements and participate in the production and development of AYY’s services in versatile ways.

The application period for the Housing Adviser position ends on 5 Apr 2019 at 12.00 noon.

More information on the position at https://ayy.fi/ylioppilaskunta/avoimet-tyopaikat/asumisneuvoja (in Finnish).

2. Take part in the advance voting stunt on 3 Apr and the final sprint of students’ election campaign #koulutustaprkl

‘See the Students,’ the nationwide advance voting stunt of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) and Suomen opiskelijakuntien liitto [union of Finnish applied sciences student unions] (SAMOK), is organised on the first day of advance voting, 3 Apr, at 11 am. AYY takes part in the stunt, in which students queue up in force to vote at advance polling stations. The queues are formed all over Finland at 11–12, and they will be measured nationwide at 12 noon. Let’s have kilometres of influence on the advance voting day! Pull on your overall and come along to make the students’ voice visible. The first 500 will receive AYY’s amazing election overall badge.

The Otaniemi event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2359009287660838/ (in Finnish).

Education. Subsistence. Climate. Mental health. What’s your solution? We need tangible solutions for improving the quality of higher education, increasing students’ subsistence and wellbeing and stopping climate change. Is there anything else you personally could do to increase the visibility of the #koulutustaprkl campaign? See the tips here: https://ayy.fi/blog/2019/03/28/koulutustaprkl-vaalikampanjan-loppukiri-opiskelijoille-mita-voin-tehda (in Finnish).

https://www.koulutustaprkl.fi/ // https://www.facebook.com/koulutustaprkl/ // https://twitter.com/koulutustaprkl (all in Finnish)

#koulutustaprkl // #vaalit2019 // #sunratkaisu

3. AYY is looking for voluntary Security Officers for the Wappu events

This year, AYY’s Wappu features several events that can only take place if volunteers sign up as Security Officers. At many events, it is also possible to act as a temporary Security Officer, meaning there is no need for previous experience or a completed Security Officer course.

Over Wappu, Security Officers may get to see the crowning of the Havis Amanda statue, for example, from a front-row seat, and you will naturally also be rewarded for your efforts.

The events and more detailed information on the work benefits can be found here: https://lomake.ayy.fi/culture/jarjestyksenvalvojaksi-ayyn-wapputapahtumiin (in Finnish).

Registration opens on 3 Apr at 12 noon.

4. Apply for AYY’s scholarships by 24 Apr!

This spring, AYY is distributing exchange, community and study scholarships to support the internationalisation and communal activities of students and to encourage the successful combination of studies and student life.

The application period for the scholarships is from 12 noon on 27 Mar to 11.59 pm on 24 Apr.

You can find more information on the scholarships and the application form here: http://ayy.fi/en/students/services/scholarships/.

 

WORKING LIFE

5. Inspiration for the spring from Clas Ohlson

Clas Ohlson offers smart solutions to simplify the everyday of students as well. The spring has arrived at speed, which makes this the ideal time to clean and rearrange your home to suit the season! You can boost your cleaning by visiting the Otaniemi Lab Store, the webstore at clasohlson.fi and on social media:

Instagram: https://bit.ly/2V1PYjr

Facebook: https://bit.ly/2YpRmOT

Did you know that you will get a 10% discount on all products at Clas Ohlson with your student ID?

 

CULTURE AND ARTS

6. Open call for artwork for AYY’s art collection

AYY continues the accumulation of its art collection with artwork created by its members. The artist can represent any School and any subject. This year, the genre is sculptures or installations. A maximum of two artworks will be purchased, and the total price is a maximum of 500 euros. The sculpture or installation should fit onto a 25 x 25 cm base. An artist can register two artworks at most. The judging panel’s composition will be announced later.

Send us a photo or sketch of your artwork by 24 Apr at 11.59 pm. The panel will decide which artworks are added to the collection around early May, and they should be ready to be collected on 14 May. The winner is announced in AYY’s Annual Ball on 18 May.

If you have any further questions, you can get in touch with Marianne Honkasaari (marianne.honkasaari@ayy.fi). You can submit an application via the link below: https://lomake.ayy.fi/taide/ayy-art-collection-form.

 

EVENTS

7. Äpy sales season opening in the Undergraduate Centre on Tuesday 2 Apr at 10 am–3 pm

Can you hear the spring blossoming outside, drowning the season’s worries and hurries in its hum? Wappu, the rowdiest and poltergeistiest party of the year, is here, and the year’s funniest humour magazine Äpy is published at the Äpy Gala on Tuesday 23 Apr. Are you the Äpy seller of this Wappu? The Äpy sales season opens with a bang on Tuesday 2 Apr at 10 am in the Undergraduate Centre. At the opening, you will learn about the Äpy seller products and get yours as soon as you have made the deal. You will also find the other Wappu-season commodities for Äpy sellers there, as well as some snacks and other interesting things!

If you make the deal during the first 50 hours (by Thursday 4 Apr at 12 noon), you will enter the draw for Relex Solutions Flow tickets as well as the Äpy 50h association contest. By taking part in the Äpy 50h association contest, you can help your association win 30 bottles of sparkling wine OR 300 doughnuts delivered straight to your association’s stand-by point on the First of May. Wow! Ask your association’s Board for more details on your association’s deal.

See you at the sales season opening!

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/803780006656814/ (in Finnish)

8. Climate March #2 – Join us on 6 Apr

Let’s march together for a better future and demand more ambitious climate policies on 6 Apr in Helsinki. We will assemble on the Senate Square at 2.00 pm on Saturday 6 Apr. The procession towards the Parliament House departs at around 2.30 pm.

The Finnish climate policy is insufficient. Climate science delivers a clear message: we must do better. Touching words and speeches are not enough. Decision-makers must recognise the importance of the matter. The next Parliament must begin the reconstruction of Finland. Join us in demanding powerful action to prevent a climate crisis.

The Climate March on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1600043990098873/

Learn about the campaign: korvaamaton.fi (in Finnish) // #Korvaamaton #ilmastomarssi #NytOnPakko

9. What is Wappu like in Hervanta? Come along for the Wappu Exchange on 15 Apr

If the Wappu in Otaniemi begins to be boring or you want to experience something else, sign up for Wappu Exchange to see how Wappu is celebrated in Hervanta!

The merry bus ride to Hervanta leaves from Otaniemi on 15 April at 9.30 am. In Hervanta, there will be at least the reveal of Tampere’s own Wappu magazine Tamppi and a Colours party at the Ilona nightclub. The bus back to safety in Otaniemi leaves at 1 am and will arrive by 3.30 am.

The cost (including the bus ride from Otaniemi to Hervanta and back and the entrance fee to Colours) will be max. 20 € per person, depending on how many come along. There is room for the 50 fastest, and sign-up opens on 1 Apr at 12 noon at https://lomake.ayy.fi/teekkarijaosto/wappuvaihto-2019.

More info in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/791123701271281.

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

10. Teekkaripurjehtijat Q1/2019, almost time to sail away!

With the oncoming warmth of the spring sun, sailors are also moving from the southern sunshine towards the north. Teekkaripurjehtijat organises lots of events and opportunities in which to take part and get to sail, e.g. sailing courses, a trip to Croatia, a Nokia stunt, introductory sailing trips, some light boating and communal spring chores. There is hardly a better time to learn about our operations and join in. Read more about the spring and summer activities in the Q1 news bulletin: https://trip.ayy.fi/wordpress/?p=3224&preview=true.

 

OTHER

11. AVP Summer School 2019: Creating Multidimensional Experiences

This summer, Aalto Ventures Program offers a unique summer course, where participants from around the world come together to create immersive experiences that cross the digital and physical space. During three weeks of magical Finnish summer, you will go from an idea to a prototype, learn by doing, and get to know and understand the globally renowned startup culture of Helsinki.

The course is open to all Aalto students. Read more about the course and apply here: https://avp.aalto.fi/avp-summer-school/.

12. Be bold, be active, be passionate – be a global volunteer this summer

Go abroad to do some important volunteer work! Do you want to develop your soft skills while discovering a new culture? If the answer is yes, then an AIESEC project is the best choice for you! Go do some volunteer work for 6 weeks in one of our 125 partner countries. Through our projects, you get to develop your leadership skills while contributing to the social development of the local community.

So, what are you waiting for? It is time to take action! Sign up on our website (http://bit.ly/AIESEC_Helsinki) and apply to the project that interests you most, or reach out directly to Linda from AIESEC Helsinki: linda.srbova@aiesec.net. We will provide you with continuous support throughout the whole process. Be bold, be active, be passionate, and bring a positive change to the world. Go volunteer!

13. ESN Aalto is recruiting!

ESN Aalto is a non-profit international student association organising many different events and parties for all students of Aalto University, both exchange and local Finnish and international degree students. As many of our members are current exchange students, we will need to update the Board positions at the end of this semester. If you are outgoing, fun, responsible and maybe a little bit weird, you are a perfect fit for us!

Join our meetings in the next few weeks, get to know us and let us get to know you – and why not apply to one of the future Board positions available for next autumn?

If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message on our Facebook page (facebook.com/EsnAaltoOfficial) or our website (esnaalto.org).

Next association meeting on Wednesday 3 Apr at 5.00 pm @Living room (JMT 5):
https://www.facebook.com/events/2265282003748492/.

14. Sustainability Science Days on 9–10 May 2019

Aalto University Sustainability Hub (ASH) and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) are organising a two-day Sustainability Science Days conference in Espoo and Helsinki on 9–10 May with the theme “Making use of sustainability science.” The focus of the conference is on utilising sustainability science in the arenas of decision-making, and various scientific sessions, panel discussions and other events will be organised alongside it. The event is free of charge and open to all students!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/777632115908432/?event_time_id=777632119241765

The programme for the whole conference is available at http://sustainabilitysciencedays.fi.

Registration: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/EventParticipation/EventPublic/0b02cae5-9e1a-47af-9b2f-a67e59de75cb?displayId=Fin1727881

15. Employee Image 2019 – survey for people with higher education in the fields of technology and business

Participants in the Employee Image 2019 survey will enter a draw for a travel gift card worth 1000 euros as well as a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 II noise-cancelling headphones. If you want, you can also receive a summary of the research.

The survey can be accessed at least until the end of April. Answering takes about 5–10 minutes. The survey is answered anonymously, and all information is handled confidentially.

You can access the survey here: https://norstatsurveys.com/wix/5/p1872692185.aspx (in Finnish).

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 14/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

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Weekly Newsletter 13/2019

Tomorrow, on Tuesday, you get to interrogate the top candidates in the parliamentary election about educational themes at the joint election panel of AYY and Aalto. The discussion is held in Makerspace in the Learning Centre from 4 pm onwards. You can submit questions to the candidates in advance at https://lomake.ayy.fi/vaikuttaminen/eduskuntavaalipaneeli-kysy-ehdokkailta/ (in Finnish).The event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2082530545380588/. Welcome!

Week 13

Week 14

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. Parliamentary election panel on 26 Mar at 4–6 pm: Lifelong learning 2.0
  2. AYY participates in WWF Earth Hour
  3. Futuretalks Movie Night: Vice
  4. Apply for AYY’s scholarships!
  5. How do you think Teekkari culture should be promoted?

CULTURE AND ARTS

  1. Immortalise your photo as part of AYY’s photographic mosaic
  2. Open meeting of Artistic Activities on 3 Apr at 5 pm @Café Kylteri
  3. Retuperä WBK at the Finlandia Hall on 5 Apr

EVENTS

  1. Aalto University 3.0 – Time to discuss teaching, sustainable development and infrastructures
  2. CS Alumni Talks – Sustainability Meets Business on 28 Mar
  3. WhisKY Bourbon Tasting on 29 Mar
  4. Metal Club Mökä: March sauna evening on Fri 29 Mar
  5. Helsinki Design Meetup on 3 Apr @ 6.00 pm
  6. Election sauna of Tieteen ja teknologian vihreät and Aaltovihreät at Rantasauna on 2 Apr

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. OtaKoppi women’s introduction practice on 31 Mar
  2. Humans vs Zombies Spring on 5–7 Apr
  3. A!-games in Otahalli on 7 Apr
  4. Fence for free in Tapiola on Wednesdays

WELLBEING

  1. Starting Point of Wellbeing spring 2019

OTHER

  1. VR Hub: upgrade your studies with virtual reality!
  2. Petition for a 2.60 € student lunch on Sundays
  3. Audio Engineer wanted

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. Parliamentary election panel on 26 Mar at 4–6 pm: Lifelong learning 2.0

Without know-how, there will be no wellbeing, research or economic growth. How can people be enabled to gain work experience in their own field while still studying? Or how can it be ensured that their know-how remains relevant through a decade-long working career?

Aalto University and Aalto University Student Union are organising a parliamentary election panel with a focal point on combining work and studying as well as lifelong learning.

The speakers are:

  • Saara Hyrkkö, vihreät (Greens)
  • Henrik Vuornos, kokoomus (National Coalition Party)
  • Joona Räsänen, SDP (Social Democratic Party)
  • Tiina Ahva, siniset (Blue Reform)
  • Simo Grönroos, perussuomalaiset (Finns Party)
  • Martin Stenberg, kristillisdemokraatit (Christian Democrats)
  • Henrik Wickström, RKP (Swedish People’s Party of Finland)
  • Tero Turunen, Liike Nyt (Movement Now)
  • Sara Saramäki, keskusta (Centre Party)
  • Lauri Linna, vasemmistoliitto (Left Alliance)

The panel is moderated by Aalto University Student Union Board member Leila Kettunen. The panel takes place in Makerspace, in the basement of the Harald Herlin Learning Centre. The facility is accessible. There are 80 seats available, so get there in good time!

You can submit questions to the candidates in advance at https://lomake.ayy.fi/vaikuttaminen/eduskuntavaalipaneeli-kysy-ehdokkailta/ (in Finnish).

There will be light bites on offer at the event. The facility is accessible. The event is Finnish-language.

The event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2082530545380588/.

2. AYY participates in WWF Earth Hour

While shutting your lights might not have too much of an impact, the massivity of a joint effort does, if not in units of electricity, in raised awareness.

AYY is turning off our lights at our central office for WWF Earth Hour next Saturday, March 30, from 20:30-21:30, together with Aalto University and Aalto Campus & Real Estate. We participate this year with a climate theme, and encourage you to sign the national climate campaign ilmastoveivi2019.fi and join the students’ climate movement #FridaysForFuture and Otaniemi Climate strike.

If your choose to participate, and turn off your lights, we challenge you to spend your hour in the darkness creatively. Have a dinner in the dark, play hide and seek, go on a ghost walk, paint a painting!

3. Futuretalks Movie Night: Vice

In honour of the upcoming parliamentary election (14 Apr), AYY is offering its members a chance to see the societal comedy film Vice (2018). Vice is about the life and career of former Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney, as well as about the consequences of the concentration of power in Cabinets instead of the people.

Could the same happen in Finland as well?

Before the film screening, Sini Korpinen and Juha Töyrylä of the Politbyroo podcast present a short introduction to the topic.

The film is screened at TOKYO ry’s Kino Sheryl cinema. The facility is accessible. The event is Finnish-language.

There are 80 tickets available for the screening. Binding sign-up via the link below:

https://lomake.ayy.fi/vaikuttaminen/vice/

4. Apply for AYY’s scholarships!

This spring, AYY is distributing exchange, community and study scholarships to support the internationalisation and communal activities of students and to encourage the successful combination of studies and student life.

The application period for the scholarships is from 12 noon on 27 Mar to 11.59 pm on 24 Apr.

You can find more information on the scholarships and the application form here: http://ayy.fi/en/students/services/scholarships/

5. How do you think Teekkari culture should be promoted?

Do you have an amazing idea on how Teekkari culture should be promoted in Otaniemi? Tell us your ideas on this form: https://lomake.ayy.fi/yhdistykset/idea-for-teekkari-culture/ 

At the end of last year, the Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland donated 30 000 euros towards promoting the Teekkari culture. Ideas have been collected in various workshops and now, all members of the Teekkari community get to share their ideas via the form. What do you think would best promote the Teekkari culture? Your idea can cost anything between 1–30 000 euros. The questionnaire is open until 7 Apr.

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

If you have questions or comments on the project or a broader idea for presentation, please contact the project team at essi.puustinen@ayy.fi, lauri.jurvanen@ayy.fi and anna.halsas@ayy.fi.

 

CULTURE AND ARTS

6. Immortalise your photo as part of AYY’s photographic mosaic

Immortalise your photo as part of AYY’s photographic mosaic! In honour of the First of May, AYY’s Steering Group of Artistic Activities is producing a photographic mosaic artwork from the photo archives of students and student organisations. The theme of the artwork is “Wappu,” so we are looking for Wappu-spirited photos or ones taken around the First of May featuring students, student life and everything related.

Go through your photo archives and send us your pics. We need hundreds of photos in total, so there is no need to do any great elimination of the photos – this is where quantity matters! You can submit photos until 11 Apr using the form below.

https://lomake.ayy.fi/taide/photo-mosaic-wappu/

7. Open meeting of Artistic Activities on 3 Apr at 5 pm @Café Kylteri

AYY’s Steering Group of Artistic Activities meets on 3 Apr at 5 pm in Café Kylteri (Ekonominaukio 1) and wishes all interested parties welcome in the meeting! On the agenda, Otaniemi Night of Arts, the accumulation of AYY’s art collection, the photograph mosaic and other projects. Welcome to listen in on, discuss and influence AYY’s artistic activities!

Even if you cannot make it (or even if you can), you can tell us about your interest in taking part in AYY’s artistic activities here: https://lomake.ayy.fi/taide/ayy-artistic-activities-take-part/
You can use the same form to submit your own ideas as well!

8. Retuperä WBK at the Finlandia Hall on 5 Apr

The world’s best Teekkari fire brigade band from Espoo that plays newer French horn music can be seen underneath the sooty ridge beams of the Töölönlahti Fire Brigade Building in a grand concert on Friday 5 April from 7.33 pm onwards. At the concert, you will hear some of the brightest glass pearls of classical music, touched up especially for this concert by Arranger General Simeon Suihkutsalo, that will be interpreted, in addition to the chemically fortified Retuperä horn septet, by the bedazzling shooting starts of our land’s starry soloist sky, Sakari Mäkimattila on trombone and Antero Pellikka on guitar. The concert is conducted by the Artistic Misconductor of Retuperä WBK, Torturo Canini, one of the leading conductors of the age.

Tickets for the concert can now be booked at http://liput.rwbk.fi/ (in Finnish). Tickets will also be sold in the lobby of Otakaari 1 in week 13. Student tickets 15 euros.

Retuperä WBK at the Finlandia Hall on 5 Apr 2019 at 7.33 pm
Conducted by: Torturo Canini
Soloed by: Sakari Mäkimattila, trombone
Soloed by: Antero Pellikka, guitar
Testing their strength: Members on trial

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/343434226283813/ (in Finnish).

 

EVENTS

9. Aalto University 3.0 – Time to discuss teaching, sustainable development and infrastructures

Welcome to continuing the Aalto University strategy work in the Learning Centre on 27 Mar. At the kickoff event for the strategy work, the participants voted, among others, teaching, sustainable development and infrastructure as the central themes, and we will now delve into these themes that were selected by the community.

At the event, Vice Presidents Petri Suomala (teaching) and Ossi Naukkarinen (sustainable development) as well as Professor Jukka Seppälä (infrastructure) will introduce us to the topic. After the introduction, you get to discuss and offer your views on the central questions related to these topics at the three stands of the strategy bazaar.

All Aalto people are welcome, there is coffee and light bites on offer.

Sign up by clicking this link: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/Participation/Public/5c2ecb35-f1c3-41c4-9d05-4484c63c507e?displayId=Fin1722335

Time: Wed 27 Mar at 12.30–2.30 pm

Place: Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9

Read more at aalto.fi/3.0 (requires logging in with Aalto user details).

10. CS Alumni Talks – Sustainability Meets Business on 28 Mar

Creative Sustainability alumni take the stage on Thursday 28 March to talk about their career paths in sustainability – come hear their stories and get inspired!

Link: http://bit.ly/2CbWFaS

11. WhisKY Bourbon Tasting on 29 Mar

We have worked hard with Aalto Cocktail to bring you our new Event Space, and unlike in January, this time it also looks nice! The whiskies have been chosen by our Board’s Senior Hipster, The Bourbonator 3000, and are tried and true classics (or, at least, available in Alko).
WHERE: Jämeräntaival 11 G, Bottom floor
WHEN: Friday 29 Mar at 6.00 pm

HOW MUCH: 15 €

TICKETS: https://holvi.com/shop/viskikerhowhisky/product/86e4ed0f44a62b8ac023f30f7649bbd4/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1279637292192167/

12. Metal Club Mökä: March sauna evening on Fri 29 Mar

Here’s to everybody who feels cold this spring: Metal Club Mökä is here to warm you in our embrace (and probably burn you to ash). We’re holding the sauna event at Gorsu on 29 Mar 2019, so this is also a perfect chance to check out the place after the renovations. So, take your towel and have a good time with us! As usual, some food, punch and good music will be provided.

The event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/263915961161736/.

13. Helsinki Design Meetup on 3 Apr @ 6.00 pm

Welcome to join the Helsinki Design Meetup on 3 April from 6.00 pm onwards. Three great speakers, Parvati Pillai – currently freelancer and student at Visual Communication Design at Aalto University and formally Head of Design at Chumbak Design Pvt. Ltd., Lina Hayek, an international multidisciplinary designer, consultant, coach and facilitator, and Doug Sillars, Web Google Developer Expert and author of O’Reilly’s “High Performance Android Apps,” will be talking about illustration for brands. Mark yourself as attending at: https://www.meetup.com/Helsinki-Design-Meetup/events/259290320/.

14. Election sauna of Tieteen ja teknologian vihreät and Aaltovihreät at Rantasauna on 2 Apr

The Espoo and Vantaa Tieteen ja teknologian vihreät (Greens of Science and Technology) and Aaltovihreät (Aalto Greens) are organising an election sauna at the Otaniemi Rantasauna on Tuesday 2 Apr from 6 pm onwards.

Present at the event, for example, parliamentary election candidates Saara Hyrkkö (MSci (Tech)), Henna Partanen (architect) and Petteri Räty (MSci (Tech)). Come meet the hottest candidates in Uusimaa whilst enjoying the sauna and hot tub.  Pizza and beer will be served. BYOT: Bring your own towel!

https://www.facebook.com/events/394011207839060/ (in Finnish)

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

15. OtaKoppi women’s introduction practice on 31 Mar

Are you looking for a sport for the summer? Are you interested in Finnish baseball (pesäpallo) or maybe long acquainted with the discipline? The OtaKoppi women’s team is looking for players for the summer and holding an introduction practice on Sunday 31 Mar 2019!

The OtaKoppi women’s team has players who study at Aalto University, but also other players. Some of the players have a background in pesäpallo, while some have only acquainted themselves with the discipline in OtaKoppi.

Bring your own possible pesäpallo equipment (you can also borrow these from OtaKoppi) and come to the practice in Otahalli at 2.30–4.00 pm!

The event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1214204728738399/.

16. Humans vs Zombies Spring on 5–7 Apr

Humans versus Zombies is a moderated game of tag in which the zombie players attempt to spread the infection by tagging humans. Humans can defend themselves by hiding, fleeing or fighting back by using socks or Nerf guns on the zombies. Exciting missions and quests will be available every day. HvZ is a team game, so you’ll be sure to get to know new people while playing.

Participation is completely free of charge. You will get the game scarf and special gadgets from the organisers. All you need to do is sign up, turn up and play.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2213302415597479/.

Sign-up: https://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/humans-vs-zombies-2019

17. A!-games in Otahalli on 7 Apr

It’s coming again, the A!-games, that is! In this tournament, organised by the Sports Committee for the second time already, the Aalto Schools (SCI, BIZ, CHEM, ARTS, ENG and ELEC) compete against each other in five different sports: floorball, futsal, volleyball, basketball and ultimate. The tournament is held in Otahalli on 7 Apr, and the games are played between 10 am and 4 pm.

Participation in the tournament is done through your School’s team leader. Sign-up via the following School-specific links:

The best team in the tournament is rewarded with the biggest trophy of the century as well as a free sauna rental in AYY’s rentable sauna facilities!

What: A!-games

Where: Otahalli

When: 7 Apr at 10 am–4 pm

Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1240954086053315/

18. Fence for free in Tapiola on Wednesdays

Come around on Wednesdays at 4.30–5.30 pm to try épée fencing near Otaniemi in the Tuulimäki sports hall in Tapiola, Itätuulenkuja 9, and join the Aalto Fencing Group, to be established as a subsection of Espoon Miekkailijat (Espoo Fencers), at the same time. You can exercise and practice fencing free of charge on Wednesdays during the practice session organised by the club in cooperation with Espoo’s Sport and exercise services.

When you come over to fence, all you need is trainers suitable for indoor sports, socks, t-shirt and full-length sweatpants. We take care of everything else, and the club will provide you with the fencing equipment!

Come around to see what kind of an AFG fighter you have hidden within you and experience your development in the interesting world of fencing!

In charge of coaching is the club’s head coach, Olympic fencer and Teekkari Sportsperson of 1981 Kimmo Puranen together with the club’s other coaches and trainers.

www.espoon  miekkailijat.fi // www.facebook.com/espoonmiekkailijat (both in Finnish)

 

WELLBEING

19. Starting Point of Wellbeing spring 2019

Starting Point of Wellbeing offers Aalto students advice and guidance in services related to wellbeing.

Students have found and received well the Starting Point of Wellbeing that was originally launched and opened in September 2018 and will be open also in spring 2019. What is new this spring is that we have reserved Wednesday afternoons for study counsellors. A study counsellor helps with issues related to study planning and working life orientation. With a study counsellor, you can discuss, for instance, different types issues related to admission and selection (minors, exchange studies, internship, studies in other Finnish universities and other elective studies).

You are warmly welcome to find out more about the services of FSHS, study and career planning psychologists, study counsellors, Aalto chaplains, UniSport and AYY!

Starting Point of Wellbeing is open on weekdays at 9.00 am–3.00 pm.

Address: Y199c, Otakaari 1.

Timetable of Starting Point of Wellbeing in Into

 

OTHER

20. VR Hub: upgrade your studies with virtual reality!

Did you know there are several VR devices available to you at the Learning Centre? If you want to get an easy introduction to virtual reality, welcome to VR Hub Open Doors every Thursday at 3–5 pm!

VR Hub is your guide to creation and recreation in VR. See more about how virtual reality can help you in your studies: https://studios.aalto.fi/vr-hub

Hox! You can book VR Hub for your studies directly in the Aalto Space application! VR Hub is located in Makerspace, K-floor, in the Learning Centre.

21. Petition for a 2.60 € student lunch on Sundays

Another Sunday and no idea what to cook? You just want to go to Dipoli or A Bloc, but they are closed on Sundays? But not anymore! Let us carry through a change to the student food offering in Otaniemi on a Sunday by signing this petition, and hopefully, we will soon have healthy meals available throughout the week: https://www.petitions.net/otaniemi-sunday.

The petition has been initiated by the Board members of ESN Aalto.

22. Audio Engineer wanted

Metal Club Mökä is looking for an audio engineer to live sound mix our gig event at the OUBS studio in Otaniemi on 19 Apr 2019. If you are studying or otherwise interested in audio engineering and live mixing, this is a great opportunity to do them in enjoyable circumstances. Some experience of live mixing is required, but you don’t need to be a professional.

The job includes assisting with setting up audio equipment on stage, mixing instruments and doing soundchecks, and live mixing during the shows. No own gear or mixing equipment is required but optional. The event features 3 live metal bands performing at around 8–11 pm. Soundchecks are done a few hours before the shows.

Mökä offers you useful live sound mixing experience, food and drinks and a possibility of future mixing jobs. A small compensation for your time can be negotiated.

If you are interested, please contact us via our Facebook page or by email. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetalClubMoka/ Email: hallitus@mcmoka.fi.

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 13/2019. 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 www.ayy.fi/viikkotiedote.

News concerning associations can be found in the association newsletter. Read them at http://ayy.fi/yhdistystiedote.

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Weekly Newsletter 12/2019

The parliamentary election takes place on Sunday 14 Apr. In Finland, the advance voting is open on 3–9 Apr 2019. Next week, students get to interrogate candidates at the joint election panel of AYY and Aalto at the Learning Centre. Come along! https://www.facebook.com/events/2082530545380588/

Week 12

Week 13

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. AYY’s 9th Annual Ball is here!
  2. Aalto strategy @AYY: Afterwork on 19 Mar
  3. Parliamentary election panel 26th March at 16: Lifelong learning 2.0
  4. Futuretalks movie night: Vice
  5. Climate change – Finland on the global arena: workshop on 28 Mar
  6. Nominate prize winners from the Aalto community
  7. Answer the brand survey for AYY’s sections

CULTURE

  1. Aalto Ukulele Club meets in Väre on Fridays
  2. Programme makers’ sign-up for the south’s nimblest Wappu radio, Radiodiodi, is open!

EVENTS

  1. Junction Open Meeting on 20 Mar
  2. Future decisions are made by the young! event on 21 Mar
  3. Come along to OUBS’ spring gigs – warm-up sauna on 25 Mar at 7 pm at Avain Sauna

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Save the Dates: Spring Humans vs Zombies on 5–7 Apr and World Cup of Academic Quidditch 2019 on 11 May

WELLBEING

  1. FSHS day on your campus on Wednesday 20 Mar

OTHER

  1. Into experience survey
  2. Otaniemi 1.5 petition
  3. Be your own mobile operator for 48 hours! COMNET 5G IoThon in May. Apply now!
  4. Invitation to the Multiple rights to study survey
  5. Develop your leadership skills abroad

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. AYY’s 9th Annual Ball is here!

AYY’s 9th Annual Ball is celebrated on Saturday 18 May 2019.  All AYY members are welcome at this terrific party.

The celebrations begin with a cocktail event at 3.00 pm, after which the guests are transported to the main event. The Annual Ball is celebrated at the renewed and magnificent Kaivohuone, where everyone can do the floss until dawn! After the Ball, the night continues at Kaivohuone with an afterparty that is open to all students. Bus transport will be arranged from Otaniemi to the afterparty as well, so that it would be easy for everyone to get to the party.

The Annual Ball costs 85 € for students and 110 € for others. Registration will open on 29 Mar 2019 for guests with an invitation, on 5 Apr 2019 for alumni and on 12 Apr 2019 for others.

The event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/236007250677458.

2. Aalto strategy @AYY: Afterwork on 19 Mar

Aalto’s strategy work is ongoing. Last week, we had the great Telegram discussion on the Universty’s strategy, and this week, we will gather at a strategy-themed Afterwork. What would Aalto’s new strategy need to be like to make the student life here the best in the world? Which goals or development needs do you think should be focused on in the coming years?

The Afterwork is held at the AYY Office’s meeting room Reiluus (Otakaari 11). There will be some drinks and snacks on offer. Please sign up in advance so that we can ensure enough refreshments for all:
https://lomake.ayy.fi/vaikuttaminen/aalto-strategy-ayy-afterwork.

3. Parliamentary election panel 26th March at 16: Lifelong learning 2.0

Without knowhow there is no welfare, research or economic growth. How can people ensure they get work experience in their own field while still studying? And how can we guarantee that people’s skills will remain relevant during a career lasting several decades?

Aalto University and the Aalto University Student Union are organizing a parliamentary election panel, at the centre of which, will be combining work and studies, and lifelong learning.

Speakers:

  • Saara Hyrkkö, The Greens
  • Henrik Vuornos, National Coalition Party
  • Joona Räsänen, SDP
  • Tiina Ahva, Blue Reform
  • Simo Grönroos, The Finns Party
  • Martin Stenberg, Christian Democrats
  • Henrik Wickström, Swedish People’s Party
  • Tero Turunen, Liike Nyt
  • TO BE CONFIRMED, Centre Party
  • TO BE CONFIRMED, Left Alliance

The panel will be moderated by Leila Kettunen, member of the board of the Student Union. The panel will be held in the Makerspace, in the basement of the Harald Herlin Learning Centre. The venue is wheelchair accessible. There are 80 seats, so make sure you arrive in good time!

Light snacks will be provided at the event. The event location is accessible. The discussion will be held in Finnish.

Event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/2082530545380588/

4. Futuretalks movie night: Vice

In honour of the upcoming parliamentary election (14 Apr), AYY is offering its members a chance to see the societal comedy film Vice (2018). Vice is about the life and career of former Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney, as well as about the consequences of the concentration of power in Cabinets instead of the people.

Could the same happen in Finland as well?

Before the film screening, one of the makers of the Politbyroo podcast, the quick-witted Sini Korpinen and Juha Töyrylä present an introduction to the topic.

The film is screened at TOKYO ry’s Kino Sheryl cinema. The cinema is accessible. The discussion will be held in Finnish.

There are 80 tickets available to the screening. Binding sign-up via the link below:

Ilmoittautuminen / Anmälning / Registration: Vice (2018)

5. Climate change – Finland on the global arena: workshop on 28 Mar

Have you seen the hashtag #NytOnPakko all over social media? Have you been wondering which climate goals Finland has set? You now have a chance to collectively discuss climate change, hear about the IPCC report, see how Finland is doing globally on the climate arena, assess the climate goals of different political parties and think about how you could participate in the climate work.

These topics will be discussed together in a 1.5-hour workshop in Väre, room F101 (main entrance, right of the doors), on 28 Mar at 4.30–6.00 pm. Everyone from climate specialists and activists to critical thinkers and average Joes is welcome.

The workshop will start with a keynote from Hanna Aho, a climate specialist from Fingo and member of the #Korvaamaton campaign’s steering group. The workshop itself will be facilitated by Emma Sairanen, a campaign volunteer and master’s-level student of Aalto University. Emma was inspired to organise the workshop when she attended the Power Shift event, where inspiring talks from specialists motivated young people to share the information they received.

The workshop is organised in Finnish – if you wish to participate in another language, please contact AYY. The location is accessible.

6. Nominate prize winners from the Aalto community

Like last year, Aalto University Student Union’s Community Committee Aava rewards associations for their work in the Aalto community. However, this year, we are collecting nominations for the whole year, so that feats done early in the year don’t get overshadowed by the time that has passed. Nominate associations and other groups that have succeeded this year in the following categories: Promoting student wellbeing, welcoming new students, integrating international students and bringing students from different study fields together. Additionally, you can give a nomination for your own category!
Form: https://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/nominate/

7. Answer the brand survey for AYY’s sections

The AYY sections are charting the images held by our community of the sections’ brands. If you want to take part in influencing the sections’ brand development work, let your thoughts be known via the attached survey form. Your answers carry particular weight, as they will help further improve the sections’ brands. The survey closes on Sunday 24 Mar.

Among all respondents, we will raffle VIP and drinks tickets for the Dipoli Wappu or Aalto Afterparty.

You can access the survey here:

FI: http://bit.ly/Jbrandikysely

SV: http://bit.ly/Sbrandforfragan

EN: http://bit.ly/Sbrandquestionnaire

CULTURE

8. Aalto Ukulele Club meets in Väre on Fridays

The Aalto Ukulele Club (AUC) meets every Friday at 4–6 pm in the Johanna room (#113) of the Learning Centre. Every other Friday, community musician Katja Kangas and Aalto Chaplain Anu will be joining us. Coffee / tea service. 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!

More information: rahul.janardhan.@aalto.fi (AUC) / katja.kangas@evl.fi

9. Programme makers’ sign-up for the south’s nimblest Wappu radio, Radiodiodi, is open!

Navigate to https://radiodiodi.fi/ilmo (in Finnish) and grass up yourself and your mates to perk up the Wappu time mood by making a radio show that reflects you to a T at the Radiodiodi studio.

What is Radiodiodi? Radiodiodi is an annual Wappu project in which students get to make radio shows in Otaniemi that reflect themselves. The operations are free for students and do not require previous experience. The radio transmission will be listened to during the transmission season both online and on FM waves. Read more: https://radiodiodi.fi/english!

Join the Radiodiodi channels on Telegram: https://t.me/radiodiodichat and https://t.me/radiodiodi (public relations).

P.S. In addition to programme makers, Radiodiodi is constantly looking for enthusiastic visionaries for the project’s production and team behind the scenes! Send us a message at rekry@radiodiodi.fi or on Telegram.

EVENTS

10. Junction Open Meeting on 20 Mar

Welcome to the Junction Open Meeting, everyone interested in Junction and its team! Junction organises events in Finland and abroad all year round. The year’s main event, Junction 2019, will be organised again at the end of the year: the hackathon gathers up more than a thousand participants for a weekend of coding and creating projects around challenges set by various companies, as well as to compete for prizes.

Junction’s events are run by volunteers, and there is a wide spread of work for the team, for example, on partnership relations, production and marketing.

Welcome to the Open Meeting on 20 Mar at 6–9 pm @Startup Sauna (Betonimiehenkuja 3, Espoo) to hear more about the team and the Junction events!

The event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/331251487498044.

11. Future decisions are made by the young! event on 21 Mar

Business man Hjallis Harkimo speaks at Aalto about entrepreneurship and the influencing opportunities of the young.

WHAT: Lecture
WHERE: Otakaari 1, U1 Hall
WHEN: on 21 Mar at 2–3 pm
Read more: https://www.facebook.com/events/2271803176424886

Aalto University Student Union advertises in equal measure all societal events aimed at its members.

12. Come along to OUBS’ spring gigs – warm-up sauna on 25 Mar at 7 pm at Avain Sauna

Are you interested in getting to execute and record the spring’s coolest student events? Want to get behind the scenes of a big TV production? Come along to OUBS’ spring gigs! There is video filming, soundwork as well as general production of a live broadcast on offer. At our gigs, you will be part of our knowledgeable team – so, no worries even if you have no skills yet. We will be sure to instruct you into it.

You can find more information on our Telegram channel: http://oubs.fi/tg.

On Monday 25 Mar at 7 pm, you are also welcome to come along to hear more and to get to know us amidst sauna bathing and food at Avain Sauna. https://www.facebook.com/events/585271048608544 (in Finnish)

SPORTS AND CAMPING

13. Save the Dates: Spring Humans vs Zombies on 5–7 Apr and World Cup of Academic Quidditch 2019 on 11 May

Humans vs Zombies is a moderated game of tag in which the zombie players try to spread the infection by tagging humans. The humans can defend themselves by hiding, fleeing or fighting back by using socks or Nerf guns on the zombies. The game also features various tasks on the side to make it more interesting. HvZ is a team game, so you will be sure to get to know new people while playing. The game was originally created for campuses like Otaniemi, so we get to play this game in the best location in Finland! This spring’s HvZ takes place on 5–7 Apr. The Facebook event and the registration will be announced later.

Another important date for your calendar is the World Cup of Academic Quidditch 2019 on 11 May. The Facebook event and the registration will be announced later, but write those dates down now and start putting your team together!

WELLBEING

14. FSHS day on your campus on Wednesday 20 Mar

The majority of us know how we are supposed to eat healthily. According to the Finnish Student Health Survey (KOTT 2016), a health-promoting diet is a reality for only 40% of students at the moment. Nutrition affects your study ability, coping and mood. Do you need support for following a healthy diet? Are you all confused among the wilderness of various dietary choices and requirements? Are you craving for more information on healthy nutrition?

On FSHS day on Wednesday 20 Mar, FSHS lands on university campuses around Finland and wants to support you in terms of healthy nutrition. Come along to pick up tips on the effects of nutrition on wellbeing and study ability on FSHS day. FSHS will also be offering free morning porridge on the university campuses. The porridge is served in restaurant Alvari (Otakaari 1) at 8–9 am. Bring your student ID. FSHS stand in front of the restaurant in the main lobby of the Undergraduate Centre at 8–11 am. See you at breakfast!

OTHER

15. Into experience survey

Into is an important place for students to find the right information for their studies. Aalto University Communications Services in collaboration with Learning Services are now gathering background material for improving the Into experience and would like to hear your thoughts. Answering the survey takes approximately 5 minutes, and the survey is available in Finnish, English and Swedish. The survey is open for answers for one week, until Monday 25 March.

Link to the survey: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/A5871B3723EFDDA8

16. Otaniemi 1.5 petition

The Otaniemi 1.5 petition was announced as part of the Otaniemi climate strike and urges Aalto University and AYY to commit to tangible action with which global warming could be stopped at 1.5 degrees. Sign the petition at https://www.adressit.com/otaniemi_15#form.

17. Be your own mobile operator for 48 hours! COMNET 5G IoThon in May. Apply now!

Innovate with Europe’s top university-based 5G testing and experimental network at the 48-hour hackathon taking place on 3–5 May at Aalto University, Finland. The COMNET 5G IoThon is aimed at master’s and doctoral students as well as developers. Corporate partners include Ericsson, Nokia, Siemens and Telia, each posing a specific challenge. There will be a prize for each challenge and one COMNET prize worth 5000 euros.

Aalto COMNET offers the participants a uniquely open platform to access the internals of the Otaniemi campus 5G mobile network, including NB-IoT support. The participants will be provided with SIM cards and some NB-IoT sensors together with access to Virtual Machines, where they can implement applications for processing the data received from the sensors through the mobile infrastructure. The participants can then implement their own services based on the data from the sensors.

IoThon 2019 is organised by the Department of Communications and Networking (COMNET) at the School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. You are warmly welcome to attend the hackathon! Apply now at https://iothon.io.

18. Invitation to the Multiple rights to study survey

The Research Foundation for Studies and Education Otus together with SYL is interested to hear about the varied reasons and factors which lead to some people acquiring two or more rights to study for bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Finland.

If you are a university student who has registered for attendance and who has ever had more than one right to study for a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Finland, please fill in our survey. Your second (or third, fourth, etc.) right to study no longer needs to be valid and you do not need to have graduated from each of the degree programmes.

It takes approximately 10–15 minutes to complete the survey, and you have until Sunday 24 March. Participants can be entered into a draw with the chance to win one of 32 Finnkino cinema tickets. The contact details that you provide for the prize draw will not be linked to your answers.

You can access the survey by clicking the link below. If the link does not open when you click it, copy it onto the address bar of your browser using your mouse’s right-hand button. To the Multiple rights to study survey https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/BFF89FE9D6816C42

19. Develop your leadership skills abroad

Are you looking for a career-launching leadership experience? An opportunity to live and work abroad? AIESEC offers young people (ages 18–30) the opportunity to take on one of our many projects that happen on a global scale. Each of the projects is aligned with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, including Climate Change, Gender Equality and Zero Hunger. Doing an AIESEC project will help you develop skills essential for the working life and challenge the way you see yourself. Join AIESEC to truly make a difference to the global community and develop yourself.

Find out more about our projects on our website: http://bit.ly/aiesec_helsinki

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 12/2019. 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 www.ayy.fi/viikkotiedote.

News concerning associations can be found in the association newsletter. Read them at http://ayy.fi/yhdistystiedote.

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Weekly Newsletter 11/2019

This week, you have an excellent opportunity to influence the Aalto strategy, as the great Telegram discussion takes place on Wednesday on the AYY: Advocacy TG channel (www.t.me/AYYadvocacy). Next week, the strategy will be discussed at Tuesday’s afterwork session. Welcome along!

Week 11

Week 12

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. What is the Aalto University of your dreams like? Aalto Strategy @AYY
  2. Application period extended: Apply to the Student Union’s Central Election Committee for 2019!
  3. Answer the brand survey for AYY’s sections
  4. AYY is looking for a designer and maker for the Master of Ceremonies’ staff
  5. AYY takes part in Ilmastoveivi – Sign the petition and accept the Guild of Architecture’ veggie week challenge
  6. Jämeräntaival 3 B will complete its renovations in May 2019 – application for the apartments open on 11–24 Mar 2019!

EVENTS

  1. AYY & KY & TF present: Student Centre info seminar on Mon 25 Mar at 4.15 pm
  2. ESN Dinner in the Dark

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Teekkari basketball team Aalto-Basket is looking for players!

OTHER

  1. Student with an immigrant background: Take part in a workshop
  2. VISTA 30: overall badge and medal competition
  3. Facility selection for the Aalto Space application has been extended: School of Business as the latest addition
  4. Internet of Everything Hackathon
  5. Select For Cities Hackathon
  6. European Forum Alpbach Scholarship application period 15 Feb–29 Mar 2019
  7. Respond to the quality survey on Aalto student and staff restaurants from 11 to 15 March, 2019

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. What is the Aalto University of your dreams like? Aalto Strategy @AYY

Strategy work is ongoing at Aalto, and the entire Aalto community is invited to join the influencing! In March, AYY is organising two strategy events aimed especially at students:

AYY’s priority in the strategy work is students’ wellbeing and experience, and both events will focus especially on questions related to these. It is us students who are best aware of students’ everyday life, wellbeing and experience, so come along to share your thoughts and ideas!

You can take a look at the materials on the Aalto strategy at www.aalto.fi/3.0 (requires logging in with Aalto user details).

2. Application period extended: Apply to the Student Union’s Central Election Committee for 2019!

AYY’s highest decision-making body, the 45-member Representative Council, will be elected again next autumn. However, the Council election does not organise itself, so we are in need of volunteers.

Would you like to be involved with making AYY’s next Council election more visible, resonating and participatory than ever?

The call for applications to the Central Election Committee operating at the heart of the Council election is open! For example, the Central Election Committee decides upon the polling and advance polling stations’ locations, establishes the Election Committees, reviews the candidacy notices and agreements on electoral alliances and groups, conducts the recount of the votes and oversees the election proceedings in general. A member of the Central Election Committee is not eligible to stand in the Representative Council election 2019.

Applications to the Central Election Committee are submitted via the electronic form at https://lomake.ayy.fi/hallinto/kvl.

The application period has been extended until Sunday 17 Mar 2019 at 11.59 pm.

Further information: Administrative and HR Manager Johanna Pietiläinen (johanna.pietilainen (a) ayy.fi), +358 50 520 9434.

3. Answer the brand survey for AYY’s sections

The AYY sections are charting the images held by our community of the sections’ brands. If you want to take part in influencing the sections’ brand development work, let your thoughts be known via the attached survey form. Your answers carry particular weight, as they will help further improve the sections’ brands. The questionnaire closes Sunday 24th of March.

Among all respondents, we will raffle VIP and drinks tickets for the Dipoli Wappu or Aalto Afterparty.

You can access the survey here:

FI: http://bit.ly/Jbrandikysely

SV: http://bit.ly/Sbrandforfragan

EN: http://bit.ly/Sbrandquestionnaire

4. AYY is looking for a designer and maker for the Master of Ceremonies’ staff

The Master of Ceremonies’ staff is used at the annual balls and possibly at other ceremonious events of associations or, in the case of AYY, the Student Union. The Master of Ceremonies’ staff is usually around two metres long and has a logo, emblem or other symbol representing the association at its head. The staff usually has a base, which can be either decorative or simple. AYY wants a staff that represents our community. This being the case, we are looking for a designer and maker for our staff! This staff will be used by our Student Union most likely for decades to come at all more ceremonious events, and it will act as an important and valuable symbol of AYY. A reward will be settled upon with the maker.

Submit your design by 24 Mar and leave your handprint in AYY’s history. Read more at https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/02/28/ayy-is-looking-for-a-designer-and-maker-for-the-master-of-ceremonies-staff/.

All questions and requests for further information will be answered by Marianne Honkasaari (marianne.honkasaari@ayy.fi, 0409645608).

5. AYY takes part in Ilmastoveivi – Sign the petition and accept the Guild of Architecture’ veggie week challenge

Finland will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2019 from July to December. The goal of the Ilmastoveivi2019 campaign is for Finland, with the support of its people, to make use of the opportunities of its EU presidency period and to firmly promote limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. In order to achieve this goal, Ilmastoveivi2019 is looking to collect 500,000 signatures for our petition, which will be handed over to the new Prime Minister of Finland in the spring of 2019.

Read more and sign the petition: https://www.ilmastoveivi2019.fi.

P.S. Also accept the Guild of Architecture’s Ilmastoveivi challenge encouraging you to eat vegetarian food for (at least) this week: https://ayy.fi/blog/events/ilmastoveivihaaste-vegeviikko-11 (in Finnish).

6. Jämeräntaival 3 B will complete its renovations in May 2019 – application for the apartments open on 11–24 Mar 2019!

The renovations at Jämeräntaival 3 B are soon completed, and the apartments will be ready for moving in on 2 May 2019. The majority of the completed apartments are single rooms in shared apartments. During the renovations, all surface materials and fixed furnishings in the apartments have been renewed. All AYY members with a right of residence can apply for the apartments. The apartments are applied for in the Domo system, and applications received between 11 Mar and 24 Mar 2019 will be included in the lottery. The apartments will be offered from 25 Mar 2019 onwards. Once all apartments have been offered, the lottery order is dissolved and the applications are placed in a queue based on their scoring and submission date.

 

EVENTS

7. AYY & KY & TF present: Student Centre info seminar on Mon 25 Mar at 4.15 pm

The Student Centre is a collaborative project of Aalto University Student Union (AYY), Aalto University students of Economics (KY) and Teknologföreningen (TF) for a collective building for students in a central location on the Otaniemi campus, next to the metro station entrance and opposite the Harald Herlin Learning Centre.

What does this mean in practice? This question will be answered by AYY, KY and TF at the info seminar! At the event, you will hear how the project got started, what stage it is in now and what will happen next.

The info seminar takes place in Mordor in A Grid (Otakaari 5) on Monday 25 Mar at 4.15 pm. It will also be streamed for the entire membership to access as well as recorded to be watched afterwards. The info seminar is held in English, but questions can also be asked in other languages.

Questions can be asked at the end of the info session, but you can also ask them in advance using a form. This way, we will be best prepared to tell the membership what they want to know about the Student Centre. The form for questions can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/aQZHGFNgIA1KXaXK2. Please submit your questions by 20 Mar.

8. ESN Dinner in the Dark

Erasmus Student Network presents to you a unique opportunity to give up your vision for an evening and experience your other senses in a novel way while discovering new friends among international students whose appearance remains a mystery!

The event includes a delicious three course meal, with secret ingredients which you should try to guess! Your other senses will also be put to the test by the exciting games we’ve prepared.

Moreover, the blindfold dinner is bigger than ever and is making its first appearance in Servin Mökki! The event will also have participants from Haaga-Helia, Laurea, Metropolia and University of Helsinki.

Ticket sales: Otakaari 1 main lobby 13th March at 11:00-13:00 Online on kide.app, if spots remain

The event takes place on Sunday 24th March from 6 pm onward in Smökki.

Further info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2161348143952938/ Event can also be found on our webpage https://esnaalto.org/

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

9. Teekkari basketball team Aalto-Basket is 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 2nd division, 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/.

 

OTHER

10. Student with an immigrant background: Take part in a workshop

Were you born in Finland, but your parents were born outside of Finland? Or were you born outside of Finland and came to Finland for reasons other than studying?

Finland wants to support everyone’s opportunities to complete a higher education degree. The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) is organising workshops in different higher education institutions across Finland to gather ideas and best practises to support students with an immigrant background in their studies. We would like to hear about your experiences:

  • What motivated you to apply to the University?
  • How have your studies been going?
  • What challenges have you faced in your studies? Where have you found support?

The workshop at Aalto University will be held on 26 Apr 2019 at 1–2.30 pm at Otakaari 1, 5th floor, in room U523 Top Lounge. Sign up by 4 Apr 2019: johanna.sorvari@aalto.fi

More information on the workshop: https://karvi.fi/en/higher-education/thematic-and-system-evaluations/immigrants-in-higher-education/

11. VISTA 30: overall badge and medal competition

In honour of its 30th anniversary year, Landscape Architecture students’ association Vista ry is organising an overall badge and an academic medal competition. The medal will be an emblem for Vista’s Board members whose usage right is granted to old, current and new Board members as well as the competition’s winner. The overall badges can be bought by anyone. The competitions take place on 4 Mar–30 Apr, and all AYY members can take part. There will be a reward of 100 € for the winner of the academic medal competition!
Find out more: https://vista.ayy.fi/?page_id=1437.

12. Facility selection for the Aalto Space application has been extended: School of Business as the latest addition

It can be challenging to find an available facility for studying, group work or negotiations on campus. Aalto Space is a mobile application for Android and iOS devices. You can use it to book study and group work facilities as well as to navigate the campus. During 2019, the number of buildings and the facility selection will be extended to cover multiple new buildings. The School of Business building was added to the application in February 2019.

Links

Finnish: https://www.aalto.fi/fi/uutiset/mobiilisovellus-aalto-space-kehittyy-ja-laajenee-uusiin-rakennuksiin

English: https://www.aalto.fi/news/aalto-space-mobile-application-develops-and-extends-its-range-of-buildings

Swedish: https://www.aalto.fi/sv/nyheter/appen-aalto-space-utvecklas-och-omfattar-allt-fler-byggnader

13. Internet of Everything Hackathon

The Aalto University Centre for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR) organises a one-day hackathon on 14 March on the Otaniemi campus together with Forum Virium Helsinki. Join us to develop applications for innovative urban IoE-based (Internet of Everything) services for Helsinki, to create value for citizens and businesses. You will also have a chance to win a prize worth up to 1000 €!

You can compete in this hackathon as an individual or with a team (max. 5 people). The participants will be working on two real-life use cases from Helsinki, using the City Enabler platform as a starting point. This hackathon is organised in the context of the third phase of the SELECT for Cities project, where IoE-based platforms are being validated in Helsinki and Antwerp. City Enabler is a platform that allows urban service providers (public and private) and the local governments to actively collaborate in utilising urban data. It serves as a single entry point for data, provides data visualisation and analysis and creates opportunities for the development of new city services.

See the demo video that shows the City Enabler platform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPc5JkS0aIM.

Interested? Register at https://goo.gl/forms/ahb5RKy2nkNY0f5h2.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/846151349069229/.

14. Select For Cities Hackathon

Create your own solution making Helsinki a smart city utilising various data sources on INDRA/Minsait’s Onesait IoT and Big Data platform.

What: Hackathon utilising city, environment and other data on the Onesait platform

For whom: Developers, students, Data Scientists, anyone enthusiastic to make cities smart

Skills needed: Familiarity with basic IoT and data analysis concepts, no programming skills

Dates:

  • Registration by 13 March
  • Selection of best ideas for the challenge: 20 March
  • Challenge: 21–29 March
  • Presentation of awards: 2 April

Prizes: 500 € (3rd), 1500 € (2nd) and 3000 € (1st)

Contact: support.helsinki4cities@onesaitplatform.com

More information: https://challenge4cities.onesaitplatform.com

15. European Forum Alpbach Scholarship application period 15 Feb–29 Mar 2019

European Forum Alpbach (EFA) is an interdisciplinary platform for science, politics, business and culture. Established in 1945, the annual European Forum Alpbach and our events throughout the year address the relevant socio-political questions of our time. More than 5000 participants and 900 speakers gather in the idyllic village of Alpbach each year to discuss, listen to and share ideas, not forgetting experiencing art and hiking.

The scholarship covers the participation fee, lodging and a little pocket money. The KAUTE foundation and the Finnish Cultural Foundation cover the scholarships for 4 under-30-year-olds from Finland. The scholarships are granted to more than 700 persons annually. Apply here!

What? Widening your world view in 2.5 weeks

Where? In the Alps, at Alpbach

When? 14–30 Aug 2019

Price? Travel expenses

Additional information: https://forumalpbach.fi/en/ or Oliver Heinonen, tel. +358 504668672, www.linkedin.com/in/oliver-heinonen

16. Respond to the quality survey on Aalto student and staff restaurants from 11 to 15 March, 2019

A survey on the quality of the staff and student restaurants will be conducted at Aalto restaurants on the, Otaniemi campus from Mon 11 to Fri 15 March 2019 to collect information on the views of the restaurant users on the e.g. the variety in menus, opening hours, main reasons for the choice of restaurant and the importance of the environmental impact of the food served at the restaurants. At the end of the questionnaire, there is also room for comments and suggestions for improving our services.

You can choose: paper form which is available at the student and staff restaurants or answer online at  www.tutkia.fi/aalto

All respondents are entered into a draw to win, e.g. lunch tickets.

Respond and make a difference! The survey is organised by the Aalto restaurant committee

 

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