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The scholarships of spring 2019 have been decided

In its meeting on May the 28th, 2019, the board of AYY has accepted the proposal of the scholarship committees for the distribution of the spring 2019 scholarships, and dealt out scholarships and grants based on them.

There were 363 applicants in total. The applications were as follows:
• Exchange scholarship: 185 applications
• Community scholarship: 87 applications
• Study scholarship: 183 applications.

Recipents:

Study Scholarship:
Aaltonen Silla 500 €
Erkamo Helmi 500 €
Kauppi Joel 500 €
Korhonen Hilja 500 €
Lehtiniemi Sampsa 500 €
Niiranen Janina 500 €
Nurmi Kasper 500 €
Närekorpi Anton 500 €
Oksala Ella 500 €
Pusula Jani 500 €
Pääkkönen Roope 500 €
Raitanen Pinja 500 €
Saari Titta 500 €
Santikko Santeri 500 €
Seppä-Lassila Juhani 500 €
Tanska Noora 500 €
Tuukkanen Einari 500 €
Törrönen Terhi 500 €
Ukkonen Minna 500 €
Viertiö Jaakko 500 €

Community Scholarship:
Heinilä Toni 500 €
Hurskainen Riku 500 €
Kariluoto Joni 500 €
Kirjonen Ville 500 €
Kuutti Elina 500 €
Lammi Pekka 500 €
Leino Tuomo 500 €
Liimatainen Mikael 500 €
Noki Jenina 500 €
Ojala Suvi 500 €
Salminen Noora 500 €
Segercrantz Christian 500 €
Seppäläinen Lauri 500 €
Sivaro Niklas 500 €
Soivio Topi 500 €
Sørensen Jette 500 €
Tiitinen Janne-Joonas 500 €
Tran Viet 500 €
Vähä-Savo Lauri 500 €
Vänttinen Noora 500 €

Exchange Scholarship:
Haukipuro Eeva-Sofia 350 €
Hautala Aino 500 €
Hellemaa Sara 375 €
Huuki Konsta 375 €
Hynynen Kaisa 500 €
Hämäläinen Anette 375 €
Kosomaa Emmi 375 €
Kulikoff Joel 600 €
Kuuttiniemi Krista 625 €
Lampela Nina 375 €
Lauritsalo Anna 375 €
Leinonen Milja 375 €
Muttonen Sini 575 €
Mäkinen Jani 550 €
Oksala Ella 350 €
Orpana Joona 375 €
Pitkänen Elena 375 €
Raitanen Pinja 350 €
Takala Timo 375 €
Tolonen Meeri 350 €
Törrönen Terhi 375 €
Wederhorn Linda 500 €
Viitikko Samuel 625 €

Weekly Newsletter 23/2019

This is the spring’s last weekly newsletter. Have a sunny summer, everyone! The weekly newsletter will return from its summer break at the end of August.

To while away your summer, why not visit AYY’s new website at beta.ayy.fi. Send us feedback and improvement ideas so we can make the website even better!

Summer events

20 Jun: Hydepakki’s Midsummer paddling https://ayy.fi/en/blog/events/hydepakkis-midsummerpaddling/
27 Jun: Metal Club Mökä: Tuska pre-party https://ayy.fi/blog/events/metal-club-moka-tuskaetkot-tuska-pre-party/
17 Aug: Tassufest https://tassufest.fi (in Finnish)

Save the Date

3 Sept: Aalto Day One, Aalto Party and Aalto Afterparty
21 Sept: Otaniemi Night of Arts

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. AYY’s new website has been published!
  2. Welcome to celebrate the JTM 5 rental facilities’ opening with an afterwork on Wednesday 5 Jun
  3. Jämeräntaival 3 A to complete renovations in August – apply now and enter the draw for apartments
  4. Moderators wanted for the autumn’s Humans vs Zombies game!

WORKING LIFE

  1. Join this full-day training for building expertise in Corda on Wednesday 5 June 2019!

ARTS AND CULTURE

  1. Otaniemi Night of Arts on 21 Sept: Looking for a Graphic Designer and subevent organisers
  2. Kulttuurikontti brings art and culture to different parts of Espoo

EVENTS

  1. TASSUfest on 17 Aug

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Aalto 10 km & 5 km sporting event on 22 Sept

WELLBEING

  1. Hyminä group to start in September!
  2. Campus restaurants’ opening hours in summer 2019

OTHER

  1. Jokeri Light Rail being built

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. AYY’s new website has been published!

The beta version of AYY’s new website has been published! You can find it at beta.ayy.fi. Go have a look at the site and feel free to send us feedback and improvement ides! We apologize that, for a little while, the beta.ayy.fi address is redirecting to sitefactory. We’ll get the “real” beta running as soon as possible

The new website will be updated during the summer, and some of the contents are still being uploaded. Good old ayy.fi will continue to stay by its side until the autumn.
READ MORE: beta.ayy.fi

2. Welcome to celebrate the JTM 5 rental facilities’ opening with an afterwork on Wednesday 5 Jun

Gorsu and the Village Living Room, both part of the rental facilities at JMT 5, have recently finished their renovations. The Campus Section wishes everyone welcome to celebrate the facilities’ opening by way of an afterwork on Wednesday 5 Jun from 5 pm. The evening’s programme will feature a barbeque, sauna and communal hanging out, and Campus Section members will also happily answer any questions regarding the facilities. The event is free of charge and open to all. https://www.facebook.com/events/357092018344696/

3. Jämeräntaival 3 A to complete renovations in August – apply now and enter the draw for apartments

The apartments have been fully renovated, meaning their surface materials and fixed furnishings have been renewed. Applications sent between 28 May and 11 Jun 2019 will be entered into the draw. All AYY members with a right of residence can apply for the apartments. The apartments will be ready to move in on 1 Aug 2019.

Read more on the website: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/05/28/applications-for-the-renovated-jamerantaival-3-a-apartments-are-open-from-the-28th-of-may-to-the-11th-of-june/.

4. Moderators wanted for the autumn’s Humans vs Zombies game!

Aava’s Outdoor Games Committee (UPTMK) is looking for a few new members, aka moderators to join the organising of the autumn’s HvZ! HvZ is a moderated game of tag in which the zombie players attempt to spread the infection by tagging humans. Exciting missions and quests will be available every day.

If you want to take part in coming up with some twists or wild tasks to delight the players, apply now! In the Committee, you get to conceptualise and bring to fruition your dreams of what you think would make the best possible HvZ. You will also get an amazing HvZ hood to garnish your overalls and to take part in the Committee’s own events!

The autumn’s HvZ is played on 18–21 Sept, and planning for it will begin in early August. More information: Chair of the Outdoor Games Committee Kiti Kainulainen, TG @heikiti or kiti.kainulainen@ayy.fi.

Application: by 30 Jun by email to Kiti (above), mention whether you have a background in playing HvZ or organising events.

 

WORKING LIFE

5. Join this full-day training for building expertise in Corda on Wednesday 5 June 2019!

Are you a developer who is interested in learning how to utilise Corda the best way? Join this full-day training for building expertise in Corda on Wednesday 5 June 2019!

The demand for blockchain technologies is proliferating across industries. A full day of hands-on training with expert instructors will give you the know-how and assurance to become a true blockchain developer. This free Corda Bootcamp is led by the Corda developer relations team and will take place in Tieto’s HQ in Espoo, Finland.

The workshop is targeted at developers who are interested in learning about how to build applications with Corda and are familiar with Java.

Sign up here: https://www.tieto.com/en/events/2019/get-corda-trained-in-a-day/

 

ARTS AND CULTURE

6. Otaniemi Night of Arts on 21 Sept: Looking for a Graphic Designer and subevent organisers

Otaniemi Night of Arts, the interartistic, open-to-all, free-of-charge campus festival, is organised on 21 Sept this year! What artistic fun could your association bring to the event?

Registration as a subevent organiser will remain open until the beginning of August. You can also sign up right now to take part in organising the biggest and most impressive interartistic event in Otaniemi at https://ayy.fi/en/students/student-culture/annual-events/otaniemenyo/.

We are also looking for a Graphic Designer to create the visual look of this year’s event. Application DL is Tue 4 Jun at 12 noon. A fee will be paid for the work. Read more and apply: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/05/21/searching-for-a-graphic-designer-to-create-the-visual-outlook-of-otaniemi-night-of-arts-festival/.

7. Kulttuurikontti brings art and culture to different parts of Espoo

Kulttuurikontti is a mobile cultural space built inside a sea container whose activities are open to all and free of charge. This year’s container features, for example, design and nice things to do for all ages. The workshops are organised by the design collective Maketti and artist Greta Muuri.

City Events Espoo is in charge of the production.

Kulttuurikontti is open in June–August on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 am–3 pm in Olari’s Asukaspuisto (18–29 Jun), in Otaniemi outside shopping centre A Bloc (9–20 Jul) and in Espoo Centre outside shopping centre Espoontori (30 Jul–10 Aug).

See the container’s detailed schedule, programme and workshops’ contents at espoo.fi/kulttuurikontti (in Finnish).

 

EVENTS

8. TASSUfest on 17 Aug

Athene is celebrating the Athene 20 year and invites all of Otaniemi to join the festivities. TASSUfest will fill Alvari Square with festival atmosphere, stunning performers and the bubbly joys of a summer’s evening.

TASSUfest combines excellent music, Athenian easy going, creative artistic activities and the enchanting atmosphere of late summer. Finnish front-row artists along with Otaniemi bands and Athenian musicians will be seen on stage. In addition to performers, there will be e.g. a hot tub and sauna area, karaoke, a rave container, etc. in the programme.

Signed artists include e.g. Ruudolf, Tuuttimörkö, Wikirock, Kuahu and Adeola Ikuesan. More announcements on the way!

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

9. Aalto 10 km & 5 km sporting event on 22 Sept

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. The event is organised for the tenth time in 2019, and there have been around 1500–1600 participants each year.

Read more and sign up at https://www.aalto.fi/en/events/aalto-10-km-5-km-sports-event.

 

WELLBEING

10. Hyminä group to start in September!

Trouble with your studies? Struggling with everyday life? Lost your self-knowledge? The Hyminä group is meant for all Aalto University students who want to strengthen their self-knowledge and skills to manage everyday life. The group offers you a chance to find new perspectives to support your wellbeing and to share your experiences. The group is organised in cooperation by the FSHS, UniSport, Aalto chaplains, Study Psychologists, student advisors and AYY. The group meets in Otaniemi six times during the autumn between 25 Sept and 30 Oct 2019. Participation is free of charge. The group is Finnish-language.

Inquiries and registration by email: elli.pekkola(at)yths.fi.

11. Campus restaurants’ opening hours in summer 2019

The campus restaurants have reduced opening hours during the summer season. The summer’s opening hours of the Otaniemi campus restaurants have been updated on the Campus restaurants website at https://www.aalto.fi/campus/campus-restaurants-and-cafes.

Please notice that changes may occur to the opening hours. Always check the latest information from the restaurant’s own website.

 

OTHER

12. Jokeri Light Rail being built

The construction of the Jokeri Light Rail will begin on 3 Jun in several parts of both Helsinki and Espoo. There will also be a Jokeri Light Rail stop in Otaniemi. The transport connections of the Otaniemi campus will take another step forward with the Jokeri Light Rail!

The Jokeri Light Rail project office has published a website where detailed information will be added on the different construction sites and temporary transport arrangements as these are confirmed. The website is available at https://raidejokeri.info/en/. There is also a feedback channel on the website where the feedback can be placed on a map: https://raidejokeri.info/en/give-feedback/.

 

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 23/2019. 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.

Applications for the renovated Jämeräntaival 3 A apartments are open from the 28th of May to the 11th of June!

In August 2019 the renovation of Jämeräntaival 3 A will be completed and most of the apartments in the building are shared studios. Residents can move in to the apartments starting from the 1st of August 2019.

The AYY Board has decided that all AYY’s members with valid right of residence are given equal opportunity to apply for the Jämeräntaival 3 A apartments. Lots will be drawn to determine who gets an apartment.

The application process for the apartments differs somewhat from the usual:

  • You can apply for the apartments between the 28th of May and 11th of June 2019.
  • The place in the queue for all applications submitted within the deadline will be drawn by lot.
  • The lots will be drawn within different score groups.
  • After the 11th of June 2019, the applications will continue according to the normal queuing process.

A shared studio apartment is a cross between a shared apartment and a studio. Each tenant has a personal room with their own toilet/bathroom and a kitchenette, equipped with a fridge, oven and stove. Keeping the communal spaces clean and tidy is the responsibility of the tenants.

Read the application instructions here.

Find out more about the apartments and send your application to us via Domo starting Tuesday 28th May.

More information about the building & location

Jämeräntaival 3 was one of the first residential buildings to be constructed in the Teekkari Village. Work to build the Teekkari Village began in the 1950s when the decision was made to move the Helsinki University of Technology from Helsinki to Otaniemi, Espoo. Before the students moved in, Jämeräntaival 3 housed the athletes competing in the 1952 Summer Olympics!

Jämeräntaival 3 underwent renovations in 2018-2019. In connection with the renovation, the decision was made to move away from the larger shared apartments and to build studios and studio rooms in shared apartments, which better suit the living preferences of students today. The apartments’ surface materials, fixtures and fittings were replaced during the renovation and the apartments are ideal with regard to their condition and location. The building also contains spaces available to rent, such as the Rooftop sauna and the Takka Cabinet, and is therefore an essential part of the active student culture in the Teekkari Village.

Jämeräntaival 3 – location on a map

Photo: Jämeräntaival 3 before the renovation

Weekly Newsletter 22/2019

The weekly newsletter comes out for the last time this spring on Monday next week, 3 Jun. Because of Ascension Day, the materials for the spring’s last newsletter must be delivered by 10.00 am on Wednesday 29 May to tiedotteet@ayy.fi.

Week 22

Week 23

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. Welcome to celebrate the JTM 5 rental facilities’ opening with an afterwork on Wednesday 5 Jun
  2. Reservation calendar for AYY’s rental facilities now open until 5 Jan 2020
  3. Resident announcement: Laundry rooms are booked in Domo from 1 Jun 2019 onwards

WORKING LIFE

  1. Work at the Student Union? AYY is looking for a Services Assistant!

ARTS AND CULTURE

  1. Otaniemi Night of Arts on 21 Sept: Looking for a Graphic Designer and subevent organisers
  2. Open call for artworks and research projects: ClimATE
  3. Kulttuurikontti brings art and culture to different parts of Espoo

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Oranki X Adventures Climbing and Hiking weekend on 12–14 Jul

OTHER

  1. Become an Aalto University campus guide
  2. Are you looking for meaningful, memorable experiences this summer? Join AIESEC
  3. Rapal’s Built Environment Economics Student Fund’s grant and scholarships

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. Welcome to celebrate the JTM 5 rental facilities’ opening with an afterwork on Wednesday 5 Jun

Gorsu and the Village Living Room, both part of the rental facilities at JMT 5, have recently finished their renovations. The Campus Section wishes everyone welcome to celebrate the facilities’ opening by way of an afterwork on Wednesday 5 Jun from 5 pm. The evening’s programme will feature a barbeque, sauna and communal hanging out, and Campus Section members will also happily answer any questions regarding the facilities. The event is free of charge and open to all. More info on the event will follow, so stay tuned!

2. Reservation calendar for AYY’s rental facilities now open until 5 Jan 2020

Bookings for AYY’s rental facilities can now be made until 5 Jan 2020. Bookings are made via AYY’s TILA system (tila.ayy.fi) by using your personal Aalto user details. If you do not have Aalto user details and want to reserve a facility for yourself, you can send us a reservation request using this form. Received reservation request forms will be confirmed with a separate email message.

A coded lock is in use at the Atlantinkatu and Heinävaara rental facilities for which the booker will receive a single-use key code from the TILA system. The keys to other facilities must be picked up from AYY’s office in Otaniemi on the day of the reservation during our opening hours. The keys for weekend reservations are always picked up on Friday. Our office is normally open at 12 noon–4 pm on weekdays.  However, remember to always check the possible exceptions to the opening hours on our contact information website!

Learn more about the facilities and the booking instructions: Rentable facilities

3. Resident announcement: Laundry rooms are booked in Domo from 1 Jun 2019 onwards

There is a laundry room in most AYY properties that the residents can use. From the beginning of June 2019, the laundry rooms are booked in the Domo service: https://domo.ayy.fi/en.

Why is the booking service transferred to Domo? Domo is easier to maintain and offers AYY a better chance than before to communicate to residents about possible exceptions to the use of laundry room equipment. For example, we can flag it in Domo’s reservation calendar when a piece of equipment is being serviced and cannot be booked. Domo will also notify the booker in case their reservation needs to be cancelled due to a breakdown. The change also enables us to offer the booking service in three languages, as Domo can be viewed in either Finnish, Swedish or English.

Read more about making a reservation in Domo: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/05/20/laundry-room-reservations-will-be-made-on-domo-starting-1st-june-2019/.

WORKING LIFE

4. Work at the Student Union? AYY is looking for a Services Assistant!

The Student Union is looking for a Services Assistant who is service-minded and enjoys working with customers to join its capable and merry ranks. As Services Assistant, you are an important part of the Services team that strives to implement the vision of our Student Union: AYY – The best student’s life in the world.  The duties of the Services Assistant include e.g. customer service, tasks related to invoicing and cashier services, and the control and development of rentable facility-related processes. The position is part-time (20 h/week) and fixed-term until 31 Jan 2020. Are you interested? Read more at: https://ayy.fi/ylioppilaskunta/avoimet-tyopaikat/palveluassistentti/ (in Finnish)

ARTS AND CULTURE

5. Otaniemi Night of Arts on 21 Sept: Looking for a Graphic Designer and subevent organisers

Otaniemi Night of Arts, the interartistic, open-to-all, free-of-charge campus festival, is organised on 21 Sept this year! What artistic fun could your association bring to the event?

Registration as a subevent organiser will remain open until the beginning of August. You can also sign up right now to take part in organising the biggest and most impressive interartistic event in Otaniemi at https://ayy.fi/en/students/student-culture/annual-events/otaniemenyo/.

We are also looking for a Graphic Designer to create the visual look of this year’s event. A fee will be paid for the work. Read more and apply: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/05/21/searching-for-a-graphic-designer-to-create-the-visual-outlook-of-otaniemi-night-of-arts-festival/.

6. Open call for artworks and research projects: ClimATE

Deadline: 5.00 pm on Monday 17 June 2019

This is an open call to the Aalto Community’s artists, students and researchers to submit proposals for inclusion in an exhibition at Aalto University in autumn 2019.

We are curious about how food might help us understand the impacts of climate change. We are interested in art and science research projects which consider how what we eat has a hold on the PlAnET, and influences EArTh systems and climATE change.

The call is organised by the SCTA (Sharing & Co-Creating Transdisciplinary Artworks) initiative composed of the following members: Bassam El Baroni, Outi Turpeinen, Edel O’Reilly and Bilge Hasdemir.

For more information and the application guidelines, please see: https://www.aalto.fi/en/research-art/open-call-for-artists-and-researchers-climate-exhibition-2019.

7.Kulttuurikontti brings art and culture to different parts of Espoo

Kulttuurikontti is a mobile cultural space built inside a sea container whose activities are open to all and free of charge. This year’s container features, for example, design and nice things to do for all ages. The workshops are organised by the design collective Maketti and artist Greta Muuri.

City Events Espoo is in charge of the production.

Kulttuurikontti is open in June–August on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 am–3 pm in Olari’s Asukaspuisto (18–29 Jun), in Otaniemi outside shopping centre A Bloc (9–20 Jul) and in Espoo Centre outside shopping centre Espoontori (30 Jul–10 Aug).

See the container’s detailed schedule, programme and workshops’ contents at espoo.fi/kulttuurikontti (in Finnish).

SPORTS AND CAMPING

8. Oranki X Adventures Climbing and Hiking weekend on 12–14 Jul

Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2189308967812058/ Sign-up form: https://forms.gle/3jY8QdbixzUXF2Tt5

Come hiking and climbing with us!

Oranki and A!dventures are setting up a weekend of dreams for everyone interested in outdoor sports. This is something we have long been waiting for! The event will take place in the Repovesi national park, about 200 km from Helsinki. There are great trails and views for hiking and the best rock climbing location in Finland! You can participate in only the hiking, only the climbing or, of course, both!

WHAT? Hiking & Climbing in the Repovesi area
WHEN? 12–14 Jul 2019
HOW? Easiest way to arrive is by car. We try to organise some collective transport.
COSTS: Totally free!

OTHER

9. Become an Aalto University campus guide

We are looking for new campus guides to supplement our team. Your tasks include guiding visitors around the Aalto University campus.

A campus guide’s tools are good language skills, preferably fluent Finnish and English, with each additional language a definite plus. You are interested in the University’s operations and development. We are looking for volunteer students with a positive attitude and persons who are not afraid to jump into new situations.

The guides are coordinated by the guide coordinator, who plans and coordinates the tours with the visitors. The guides are paid a 50 € reward for each guided tour. All guides will be trained, and there are ready-to-go materials for the tours. If you are interested in joining the group of campus guides, get in touch: pia.ojanpera@aalto.fi.

10. Are you looking for meaningful, memorable experiences this summer? Join AIESEC

Join AIESEC and take part in our exciting projects that develop your skills and offer new and exciting experiences!

  • Singapore: Business development skills with the Digital Marketing project
  • Indonesia: Share your knowledge and raise public awareness in the Education project
  • India: Be involved in one of the Startup Unicorn projects

You can find out more about our cool projects regarding topics like arts, environment and sustainability on the AIESEC website!

Join us and make this the summer of your life!

11. Rapal’s Built Environment Economics Student Fund’s grant and scholarships

The Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering Student Services declares the following scholarships and grant open for application by Aalto students of technology:

There are two scholarships of 1500 euros from Rapal’s student fund to academically successful students who are studying technology at master’s level, and one grant of 2000 euros for the best master’s thesis, licentiate’s thesis or doctoral dissertation in the field of Built Environment Economics. Application closes on 1 Jun at 11.59 pm.

Detailed information and application instructions can be found in Into: https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=18515690.

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 22/2019. 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.

Booking calendar for AYY’s facilities open until 5th January 2020

AYY offers many different kind of facilities to its members and organisations.

Reservation of facilities for the period of Aug 12th 2019 – Jan 5th 2020 can no be made via TILA-system by using your own Aalto-username and password. Your reservation will be confirmed during the next couple of days, after which the reservation made is in blue in the calendar. In case you don’t have an Aalto-account please contact us using this form.

For the bookings at Atlantinkatu and Heinävaara you will receive a key code to access the building & the rental facility. Keys to all other premises can be collected on the same day for a receipt or payment at AYY’s Services Office in Otaniemi. For weekend reservations, keys can be collected on Friday. Please always check our opening hours first!

 

Weekly Newsletter 21/2019

Sunday is the day to vote in the European Parliament election. In Finland, you can still vote in advance until tomorrow, 21 May. You can vote at any advance polling station – for example, at the Harald Herlin Learning Centre in Otaniemi – and you only need to bring a photo ID. On the election day, Sun 26 May, you can only vote at your designated polling station.

The last weekly newsletter comes out on Mon 3 Jun. Because of Ascension Day, the materials for the spring’s last newsletter must be delivered by 10.00 am on Wednesday 29 May to tiedotteet@ayy.fi.

Week 21

Week 22

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. AYY’s Representative Council election kick-off on 22 May 2019
  2. Submit your event for the calendar for the academic year 2019–2020
  3. Share your wishes for the Polyteekkari Museum’s new permanent exhibition

WORKING LIFE

  1. Breakfast seminar “AI – Facts beyond the hype” on 28 May at Tieto HQ, Espoo
  2. Tieto Boosters @ Otaniemi

ARTS AND CULTURE

  1. BoA’19 Exhibition: Design has entered Otaniemi
  2. Auditions for the Female Choir KYN on Mon 3 Jun 2019

EVENTS

  1. Murskaveljekset VII on 26 May 2019
  2. WhisKY Taste of Summer Tasting on 31 May 2019
  3. Graffathon on 7–9 Jun
  4. Academic summer kyykkä on 20 Jul 2019

OTHER

  1. Organising to deliver social value – Impact seminar on 12 June
  2. Let’s create the future Opiskelijahaalarit! Join our Wearable Technology Workshop!
  3. Aalto Ventures Program is looking for a Global Partnerships Coordinator!

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. AYY’s Representative Council election kick-off on 22 May 2019

AYY’s Representative Council election takes place in autumn 2019. The Council consists of 45 members and acts as the Student Union’s highest decision-making body.

So that the elections would not come as a surprise, AYY is offering eager groups, election coordinators and candidates an election kick-off! The kick-off is held on 22 May at Avain Sauna (Otaranta 8E, top floor) at 6.00–8.00 pm.  By attending the kick-off, you and your group will be best equipped to prepare for the autumn’s election and for reaching both candidates and voters! There will also be some snacks on offer and a sauna opportunity after the event’s official part. The event’s language will be decided based on the attendees’ language skills, but each participant can use the language they feel most comfortable with.

Whether you are a first-timer interested in the Representative Council or a veteran member of many years, come along to kick off preparations for what is possibly the most important effort of the election super year!

2. Submit your event for the calendar for the academic year 2019–2020

Associations and operators within AYY have the opportunity to submit their important dates for the Design Calendar produced collectively by AYY and TOKYO. Events can be added to the table linked below until Sunday 26 May 2019. Add your events under the correct month in chronological order. Write the text you want in the calendar in the column “Event name/Text.” Note that there is room for a maximum of 25 characters, including spaces, on one line. When writing, think about how many lines of your own calendar you want to be “wasted.” The calendar will be trilingual, so take this into account too when planning your text.

The table can be edited until the given deadline of 26 May 2019, and you can make changes to your events until then. Take care when filling in the columns, and double-check that the information is accurate. Also remember to include the information on who is organising the event.

The table can be found at http://bit.ly/ayycalendar2019.

Questions and comments can be sent to AYY’s Communications Specialist Henna Palonen (henna.palonen@ayy.fi or 050 5209440).

3. Share your wishes for the Polyteekkari Museum’s new permanent exhibition

The renovation of the Polyteekkari Museum’s cellar spaces will be finalised in the summer. The Museum will hopefully be able to move back home before the autumn term. So that the Museum can once again be the display window of the whole community, we would like to hear what you would like to see as part of the permanent exhibition. So, please go and answer some questions with a few choice words at http://bit.ly/näyttelyuudistus.

Up-to-date information on the renovations, invitations to communal work efforts and the opening as well as other juicy details will be published regularlyish on our social media channels as well, so follow the Polyteekkari Museum on Instagram and Facebook!

More info and good questions: museo@ayy.fi or on Telegram, curators Rasmus Ruohola @tassid and Nuutti Sten @nuuttisten.

WORKING LIFE

4. Breakfast seminar “AI – Facts beyond the hype” on 28 May at Tieto HQ, Espoo

Are you eager to learn how to build future-proof technology and capabilities? At our event, we go through the facts beyond the AI hype to discover how organisations should transform in order to capture the opportunities of the data-rich world, where we are at now with AI development for business use, and what can be currently achieved with the help of AI.

We have gathered an interesting programme including insights of the current AI trends and use cases. Please review the full speaker list at the event page.  Sign up now: https://www.tieto.com/en/events/2019/tieto-talks-ai-finland?utm_source=Marketo&utm_medium=Events&utm_campaign=HE-FI-XI-2019-05-TietoTalksAI&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTUdFNFptRXdaVFF6TkdOaiIsInQiOiJHTzJUWklGeHVSajFkM2RrUUtcL3dQTzB2ejVGeGo2SE1qUSsxZ0hZTk9rSHlkTDRiVDBqZTUzQ0F0Q3VRTnI3QTM5eWVHQ0JDeW1DTmdFSStPUGNLNnc9PSJ9

5. Tieto Boosters @ Otaniemi

Wed 22 May at 1.00–3.00 pm, Aalto University, Otakaari 1, U Lobby, Tieto’s booth

Get to know Tieto’s Career Starters platform, Tieto Boosters, for future change-makers: young professionals, recent graduates, and students looking for opportunities to be part of building a smarter society.

Ilona Savolainen demonstrates Tieto Empathic Building as an example of how smart technologies can help employees feel happier, more inspired and perform better. https://www.tieto.com/fi/events/2019/isoiec-jtc-1sc-7-software-and-systems-engineering-meeting/

ARTS AND CULTURE

6. BoA’19 Exhibition: Design has entered Otaniemi

BoA’19 is an exhibition presenting the BA thesis productions of the students graduating in Design. The annual exhibition takes place for the first time in Väre, the brand-new building of Aalto Arts in Otaniemi.

The vast spectrum of work presented invites people to wander through the diverse, ever changing and expanding field of design. The exhibited pieces mark an important milestone in the students’ individual paths to their designer identities and becoming professionals.

The exhibition is open from 23 May to 5 June, Mon–Thu 8–21 / Fri 8–20 / Sat 9–17

Facebook @BOA’19 Instagram @aalto_boa

Further information: https://www.aalto.fi/en/events/boa19-exhibition-design-has-entered-otaniemi.

7. Auditions for the Female Choir KYN on Mon 3 Jun 2019

Would you like to sing in one of the best female choirs in the world? Audition for KYN!

KYN is one of Finland’s and the world’s leading female choirs. KYN’s merits from the past few years include e.g. a Grand Prix win and a special award for outstanding stage performance in Berlin, being ranked the sixth best female choir in the world and being selected Choir of the Year.

KYN consists of women of different ages who are studying or working in different fields, brought together by a love of choir music. We have a professional attitude towards our hobby and see the choir as a way of life. If you feel the same, you might just be a future KYN lady!

– The auditions are held on Mon 3 Jun 2019 at 5.30–9.00 pm in the TUAS building (Maarintie 8, Espoo)

– Read more and sign up by Mon 27 May 2019 at https://bit.ly/KYNkoelaulutKevat2019 (in Finnish)

– Queries to koelaulut@kyn.fi

Read more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1053861118150992/ (in Finnish).

You can also find us on Instagram, Spotify and YouTube. Warmly welcome!

EVENTS

8. Murskaveljekset VII on 26 May 2019

Right before the summer, there is still time to figure out the Otaniemi Super Smash Bros. champion. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament of spring 2019, Murskaveljekset VII, takes place on Sunday 26 May from 12 noon onwards upstairs at Otakaari 20. The tournament features a singles (1v1) and doubles (2v2) series, of which the singles event will use the Squad Strike game mode.

Detailed info on the tournament: https://ayy.fi/blog/events/murskaveljekset-vii/.

9. WhisKY Taste of Summer Tasting on 31 May 2019

Time for the last tasting of the semester. Whether it’s your afterwork or after exam, join us for a taste of 4 sherry and wine cask matured whiskies. Let’s end the academic year the right way; with whisky.

WHAT: WhisKY Taste of Summer Tasting
WHERE: Jämeräntaival 11 G, bottom floor
WHEN: Friday 31 May at 6.00 pm
HOW MUCH: 15€
TICKETS: https://holvi.com/shop/viskikerhowhisky/product/fd0a5d0520963e7f9175fe0284d9b5f4/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/830229374013313/

10. Graffathon on 7–9 Jun

Graffathon is a three-day computer graphics hackathon where participants create a computer program that produces a non-interactive multimedia presentation, also known as a demo. The event is aimed at beginners with no previous graphics coding and/or demoscene experience – there are presentations, workshops and help available to get you started. Demos can be made alone or preferably in groups of two to four people, and you can find a group at the event. Aalto students have the possibility to get one ECTS credit for attending the event.

WHAT: Graffathon 2019
WHEN: Fri 7 Jun–Sat 9 Jun
WHERE: Urban Mill, Betonimiehekuja 3 E, Espoo
HOW MUCH: Totally free!

Find the registration link and more info on the website: http://www.graffathon.fi/2019/.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1763346960435392/

11. Academic summer kyykkä on 20 Jul 2019

WHAT – Academic summer kyykkä tournament Kesähauki

WHERE – Hervanta’s Mäkipuisto field

WHEN – 20 Jul 2019 from 10.00 am

HOW MUCH – 20€

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/268398820777049/ (in Finnish)

Kesähauki is played using the rules of academic kyykkä. Detailed rules available later at www.kyykkaseura.fi (in Finnish). The event’s official Telegram group can be found at https://t.me/joinchat/Cl6rohMqhBWJXd8YFg7giw.

OTHER

12. Organising to deliver social value – Impact seminar on 12 June

Impact seminar on 12 June at 2.00–5.00 pm, Mordor A meeting space, A Grid building, Otaniemi (Otakaari 5, Espoo)

This interactive seminar brings together academic researchers, social entrepreneurs and leaders of the non-profit sector. Using real-life case studies and current academic research, we explore and share observations and insights on processes and practices that help organisations deliver social value. With companies looking to create value beyond economic benefits, and increasing competition among non-profit organisations, renewed attention is being paid to finding innovative ways for organisations to address societal challenges and the pressing needs of marginalised communities.

The purpose of this first practitioner workshop held by Aalto University’s Organizing for social value research group (https://aaltosocialvalue.net) is to start a dialogue among practitioners and researchers and to share actionable knowledge. We hope to see you on 12 June!

Sign-up form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSI4ef-jcqx-TUOrpcJDUqGjczzYTYy5fx3ZHHxq0jEa83QA/viewform?usp=sf_link

13. Let’s create the future Opiskelijahaalarit! Join our Wearable Technology Workshop!

As part of our research, we will run a hands-on workshop on state-of-the-art technology for enhancing students’ outfits. Digital patches? Interactive overalls? Show and create your ideas!

Thursday 23 May at 2.00–4.00 pm

More info and registration at https://link.webropolsurveys.com/EP/0A285D3161FA7A9B.

Contact: Felix A. Epp, felix.epp@aalto.fi, Telegram: @eppfel

14. Aalto Ventures Program is looking for a Global Partnerships Coordinator!

As the Global Partnerships Coordinator, you’d be in charge of coordinating and developing AVP’s international activities and presenting Aalto Ventures Program to international visitors. You’d get to work closely together with the AVP team, stakeholders from the Aalto ecosystem and our international partners. In addition, we offer flexible working hours, a competitive salary and a gateway to Aalto’s startup ecosystem. The job is full-time during summer and after that a part-time student job, meaning that only current students of Aalto University can apply.

Could this be you? Read more about the position and apply by today, 20 May, through here: https://www.aalto.fi/en/open-positions/global-partnerships-coordinator.

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