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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/.

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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.

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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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 21/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

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

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

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

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Weekly Newsletter 20/2019

AYY’s Annual Ball Week is here. Take part in the most amazing events this week. You can find the week’s events listed at https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/05/09/the-annual-ball-week-is-here/.

Week 20

Week 21

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. Come celebrate the 67-year history of our Teekkari Village on Flower Day, 13 May
  4. Should the University change? Apply to Student representative in administration!
  5. Design a name and a logo for the Student Centre!
  6. EcoChef Otaniemi on 21 May

CULTURE

  1. KYN & Janne Marja-aho: Odotan sinua unessa [I wait for you in a dream] on 19 May 2019
  2. Theatre offer for May: 100% Cotton

EVENTS

  1. Highland Games on 15 May
  2. Startup Crawl on 17 May 2019
  3. Design & E? Seminar on 24 May 2019 – Ethics
  4. Hitchball 4000 hitchhiking competition returns on 14–16 Jun 2019

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Welcome to the Climbing & Hiking weekend by A!dventures and Oranki
  2. New UniSport gym opens in Töölö in August 2019
  3. Teekkaripurjehtijat’s introductory sailing trips

WELLBEING

  1. Research on university students’ burnout

OTHER

  1. Product Design Gala on 17 May 2019
  2. Answer a questionnaire on the Aalto campus area

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. Come celebrate the 67-year history of our Teekkari Village on Flower Day, 13 May

AYY’s Campus Section warmly welcomes everyone to celebrate the traditional festivities of Flower Day (Flooran Päivä), coinciding with the 67th birthday of the Teekkari Village, on Monday 13 May.

Once again, the event takes place in the heart of the Teekkari Village, Servin Mökki, where you can enjoy tasty snacks and spring-themed activities from 4 pm onwards. As per tradition, the highlight of the evening is the festive handing-over ceremony of the Flower Day message. Flower Day is also a part of AYY’s 9th Annual Ball Week.

So, come over to enjoy the springlike festive atmosphere and invite your friends to come along too! More information on Flower Day can be found behind the attached link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2263069650443938/.

4. Should the University change? Apply to Student representative in administration!

Students are the best experts on the everyday of teaching and their own studying. Student representatives in administration, or Hallopeds, are regular students who participate in the decision-making and development of the University.  Application to the following bodies is open until 19 May:

  • IDBM (International Design Business Management) Master’s Programme Committee, 1 deputy member
  • Degree Programme Committee of Animation, 2 members and 2 deputy members.

Read more: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/05/02/call-for-applications-for-student-representatives-in-the-administration-of-aalto-university-11/.

5. Design a name and logo for the Student Centre!

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.

We are now looking for a collective visual identity for the Student Centre project in the shape of a name and logo competition!  In the future, the name and logo will be used e.g. on the project’s brochures, website and social media. The competition starts on 6 May 2019, and its deadline is 27 May 2019 at 4.00 pm. The reward paid in the contest is a total of 500 €, which may be split into multiple parts by decision of the panel of judges.

Read more here: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/05/06/student-centre-name-competition/.

6. EcoChef Otaniemi on 21 May

The Community Section Aava is organising a cooking night by the name of EcoChef Otaniemi at the Village Living Room on 21 May, where experts guide the participants in cooking environmentally friendly food in relaxed surroundings. Everyone from those who are new to cooking to professional chefs is welcome to join us!

The event costs a measly 5 €, and you can now sign up at https://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/ecochef-otaniemi/. Be quick, as there is only room for the first 30 to sign up!

Note that the event is mainly Finnish-language, but absolutely everyone is welcome to attend!

WHAT: EcoChef Otaniemi
WHERE: Village Living Room (Jämeräntaival 5A)
WHEN: 21 May at 5.00 pm
HOW MUCH: 5 €
SIGN-UP: https://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/ecochef-otaniemi/

CULTURE

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!

8. Theatre offer for May: 100% Cotton

Come to the Omapohja stage on 17, 22 or 23 May to see what happens when the stories of a farmer and consumer of cotton end up on the same stage. Will our perception of cotton stay the same, or will we find paths to new ideas?

After each performance, the audience has the opportunity to stay for a discussion with the performance working group. The performance and audience discussion are part of Director Riikka Kunelius’ PhD research for the University of Eastern Finland. The performances start at 7.00 pm and last approx. 1 h 15 min, no intermission; audience discussion after the performance approx. 45 min, a break of 10–15 min before the discussion.

Tickets only 12 e each for as long as tickets remain via this link: https://www.lippu.fi/lippuja.html?affiliate=FIV&erid=2470191&doc=erdetaila&fun=erdetail&language=en.

EVENTS

9. Highland Games on 15 May

Welcome to the annual Highland Games arranged by Whiskyföreningen at Teknologföreningen. The games take place next to Ossinlampi and include traditional events such as caber toss and golf. Gather a team of three people, come show your might and enjoy some noble Scottish refreshments in the process. A whisky tasting and sauna evening will be arranged after the games.

More information on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/615094512297357/.

Sign-up form: https://forms.gle/c8bHiMtwrrECRj2V7

10. Startup Crawl on 17 May 2019

See and learn a lot about the Finnish startup scene in one evening. Crawl from one startup office to another in the Helsinki area and hear their stories. Ask and inspire. Have fun and make new friends!
Drinks, snacks and afterparty!!

The startups will be divided into different tracks. You can choose which track you would like to take and crawl through 4 amazing startups on Friday! After crawling, we will have an afterparty from 9.00 pm onwards!!!

WHAT: Startup Crawl 2019
WHEN: Friday 17 May 2019, Crawling 4.00–9.00 pm, Afterparty 9.00 pm→
WHERE: Helsinki
HOW MUCH: Ticket 8 €. Ticket includes overall badge, afterparty, drinks…
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2576679989072084/

Tickets: https://kide.app/events/c0502f47-530e-4ac8-b994-ecf9703928d8

11. Design & E? Seminar on 24 May 2019 – Ethics

The Design & E? 2019 is an annual seminar organised by Nuoret Designerit Ry, with special co-organiser Helsinki Design Meetup for 2019. With ‘E’ being the starting point of inspiration, we’ve decided on Ethics as this year’s theme. The seminar is primarily aimed at Aalto Design students and the broader design community within Helsinki, with the intention of sharing and generating discourse around a contemporary subject important to design. We have speakers covering the topics of Design Ethics and Bioeconomy & Justice.

When: 1730 – 2200, 24 May 2019

Where: Aalto Design Factory, Aalto University, Espoo – Betonimiehenkuja 5C, 02150 Espoo

Who: This event is aimed at the Aalto Design Community, Students and wider Helsinki Design community

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/291185868492617/

12. Hitchball 4000 hitchhiking competition returns on 14–16 Jun 2019

Hitchball 4000 is a weekend-long adventure during which teams of two people hitchhike through selected checkpoints to a secret destination, where they will all spend the night together. A GPS tracking system allows fellow competitors, friends, worried relatives and random drivers to follow the race and the progress of their favourite team in real time. Winners will have their names engraved on the Hitchball 4000 Cup, and the team with the best vibes will receive the Spirit of Hitchball award.

The goal of the competition is to spread the joys of hitchhiking and to break societal bubbles. Sharing kilometres and life stories with strangers opens up an opportunity to learn more about others as well as yourself. So, find yourself a teammate and take a leap of faith to the next level! Register for the most exciting road trip of your summer before 31 May!

“Hitchhiking as an experience is one of a kind. Our eyes were opened, the faith in humankind was restored and our goal was reached by being totally at the mercy of strangers, and the resulting feeling is, as said by so many others after the experience, awesome”.

More information: www.hitchball4000.fi/en/ and www.facebook.com/events/402189290612918/

SPORTS AND CAMPING

13. Welcome to the Climbing & Hiking weekend by A!dventures and Oranki

Two associations from Aalto University, Oranki and A!dventures, are setting up a weekend of dreams for everyone interested in outdoor sports that includes camping, hiking and rock climbing. 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!

The event starts on Friday 12 Jul and ends on Sunday 14 Jul. You can come along and leave as you please if you cannot do the whole weekend.  More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2189308967812058/.

14. New UniSport gym opens in Töölö in August 2019

The gym will be a self-service gym located in a central area on Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu and open from early in the morning to the late evening.

Read more: https://unisport.fi/en/newsroom/news-archive/new-unisport-gym-opens-toolo-august-2019#?

15. Teekkaripurjehtijat’s introductory sailing trips

Have you ever been in a sailing boat? What if you started a brand-new hobby? Who and what is TRIP? Registration for the spring’s introductory sailing is open, come try out sailing! Read more on our website: https://trip.ayy.fi/wordpress/?page_id=200.

WELLBEING

16. Research on university students’ burnout

WJCR-ISPA is conducting international research as European cooperation on university students’ burnout. The study aims to find more information on the reasons and consequences of university students’ burnout and to gather internationally comparable data on Finnish university students. Answering the English-language survey takes about 15 minutes, and it has been properly validated by ISPA-IU’s Ethics Commission (Process: I/017/02/2019).

Link to the survey: http://tinyurl.com/burnoutresearchfin

More information: Professor Heidi Harju-Luukkainen, heidi.k.harju-luukkainen@nord.no

OTHER

17. Product Design Gala on 17 May 2019

For 22 years, PdP has brought students of engineering, design and business together to tackle industry challenges and develop state-of-the-art solutions to real problems. At the Final Product Design Gala, you’ll get to witness and experience these awesome products. We would like to invite you to the Product Design Gala, happening on 17 May 2019 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm at Aalto Design Factory & Urban Mill.

The 12 interdisciplinary student teams from Aalto University and our partner universities have been working hard for a whole academic year to complete their design challenges.

In the public exhibition, you will have a chance to hear about the teams’ accomplishments and process and, most importantly, to meet these wonderful students with their amazing prototypes. We warmly welcome you to enjoy the public exhibition.

Further information

Website: http://pdp.fi

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/321916015190586/

Aalto Festival event: https://www.aalto.fi/events/product-design-gala-2019

18. Answer a questionnaire on the Aalto campus area

Aalto University wants to improve the Aalto campus experience for students, Aalto employees and visitors alike. By answering the questionnaire, you can have an impact on how the campus will develop in the future. Answering the questionnaire will take a few minutes. Feel free to share the questionnaire!

The questionnaire is available here: https://nordkapp.typeform.com/to/xqUpvR.

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 20/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

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

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

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

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Weekly Newsletter 19/2019

Wishing each and everyone a splendid post-Wappu life! On Thursday, we celebrate Europe Day. A panel for candidates in the European Elections also takes place on the same day. Follow the streamed panel online (https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/ajankohtaista/unitube) or come watch it live at Think Corner at 6.45 pm.

Keep pushing through your May chores, everyone!

Week 19

Week 20

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. World Cup of Academic Quidditch at Alvari Square on 11 May
  2. Futuretalks Movie Night on 21 May: The Grand Budapest Hotel
  3. AYY is searching for an Emergency Housing Coordinator

CULTURE

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

EVENTS

  1. MEP candidate panel: Making use of sustainability science in the European Parliament on 9 May 2019

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Bikepoli’s cycling trips for beginners in May

WELLBEING

  1. Campus restaurants’ opening hours in summer 2019

OTHER

  1. School of Business’ Open House event on Fri 10 May
  2. Games Now! Game Jam on 10–12 May
  3. Aalto Squad is looking for new members! Application ends on 12 May!
  4. Master’s student, apply to the Aalto University mentoring programme!
  5. Travel with a purpose this summer
  6. Ultrahack Sprint I is around the corner! Submit your innovative projects and make a difference.
  7. Where is Aalto University heading – share your thoughts online
  8. Apply for SYL’s Advisory Board for Development Cooperation!

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. World Cup of Academic Quidditch at Alvari Square on 11 May

Aava and the Outdoor Games Committee are once again organising the World Cup of Academic Quidditch! By taking part in the tournament, you get into the Annual Ball mood in advance and catch a good workout for yourself in the process. This year, the tournament is played at Alvari Square on Saturday 11 May from 2 pm onwards. After the event, there will be an afterparty for the participants at Rantasauna.

There is room for nine teams in the tournament, so get your group together quickly! Registration is open from 18 Apr until 6 May at 12 noon. The games schedule and other necessary information will be sent to the teams once the registration has ended.

2. Futuretalks Movie Night on 21 May: The Grand Budapest Hotel

WHAT: Movie night and societal comment

WHEN: 21 May at 6.00 pm

WHERE: Kino Sheryl (Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki)

In honour of the upcoming European Parliament election (26 May), AYY is offering its membership a chance to watch the societal comedy film The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). The Grand Budapest Hotel is Wes Anderson’s whimsical adventure film set in the fictional country of Zubrowka in interwar Europe. Has Europe learned from its dark past?

Before the screening, Secretary-General of the Finnish League for Human Rights Kaari Mattila speaks on the current status of Europe.

The film is screened on 21 May at 6.00 pm at TOKYO ry’s Kino Sheryl cinema. The facility is accessible. The event is English-language.

There are 80 tickets available for the screening. Binding sign-up via the link below: https://lomake.ayy.fi/vaikuttaminen/ilmoittautuminen-anmalning-registration-the-grand-budapest-hotel-2014/.

3. AYY is searching for an Emergency Housing Coordinator

AYY is searching for an emergency housing coordinator approximately from 5 August 2019 or as agreed. The Emergency Housing Coordinator is responsible for organising temporary accommodation for students who are left without an apartment in the autumn and for communicating about the situation. The Coordinator’s tasks include providing guidance for students and especially international students, arranging the practicalities related to emergency accommodation (such as monitoring the use of emergency accommodation and key control) and emergency accommodation planning in the long term. Additionally, the tasks include reporting on the operations and making suggestions for the future after the autumn. The position is fixed-term and requires fluent written and spoken English and Finnish skills.

Read more and apply: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/04/29/ayy-is-searching-for-an-emergency-housing-coordinator/.

CULTURE

4. 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

5. MEP candidate panel: Mak­ing use of sustainability science in the European Par­lia­ment on 9 May 2019

Think Corner stage (Yliopistonkatu 4) on 9 May 2019, at 6.45–8.30 pm

In this panel discussion, candidates in the European Parliament´s elections will be challenged by Aalto and UH students with burning urgency to see change happening. How is scientific knowledge taken into use within political spheres? How can we facilitate the dialogue between different sectors of the society? Considering the poor performance of European countries with regard to SDG # 12, how will the next EP speed up the transition towards more sustainable patterns of consumption?

Participants of the MEP panel:
Sirpa Pietikäinen, EPP
Heidi Hautala, Greens-EFA
Mia Haglund, GUE/NGL
Nils Torvalds, ALDE
Mikkel Näkkäläjärvi, PES
Arto Luukkanen, ECR

The event will be streamed: https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/ajankohtaista/unitube
Suggest questions for the panel:https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/97718/lomake.html

The language of the event will be English.
Accessibility: All Think Corner facilities are fully accessible.
Organisers: HELSUS, Aalto Sustainability Hub, Aalto University, University of Helsinki, AYY and HYY

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/453674825370708/

SPORTS AND CAMPING

6. Bikepoli’s cycling trips for beginners in May

Bikepoli is organising cycling trips that are suitable for beginners in May. The tracks start from the maintenance workshop at Otakaari 20 and are led by an experienced Bikepoli member. There is also a bike with front suspension to borrow at the workshop in case you don’t have a suitable set of wheels in your garage. The bike suits a 175–185 cm rider. More information is available at www.bikepoli.ayy.fi (in Finnish). The dates of the trips are:

8 May 2019 at 6 pm, Cross-country track

14 May 2019 at 6 pm, Road track

15 May 2019 at 6 pm, Cross-country track

22 May 2019 at 6 pm, Cross-country track

WELLBEING

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

OTHER

8. School of Business’ Open House event on Fri 10 May

Welcome to the Open House event at the School of Business on Friday 10 May. There will be short pitches and tours of the new premises. Further information: https://www.aalto.fi/events/open-house-at-school-of-business.

9. Games Now! Game Jam on 10–12 May

  1. Games Now Game Jam registration is now open! Read more and register at http://gamesnow.aalto.fi/gn-jam/.
  2. Games Now Lecture: Why Godot Right Now? The co-founder of Godot Engine Ariel Manzur is coming on 6 May to the Library at the Aalto University Learning Centre! More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/2288001098141747/.
  3. Godot workshop – on 7 May, Ariel Manzur will conduct a workshop on Godot Engine. More information and registration at https://www.facebook.com/events/414863359296506/. Only 25 spots available, so be quick!

10. Aalto Squad is looking for new members! Application ends on 12 May!

Do you want to be part of an excited group of Aalto University students who are interested in sharing their experiences of student life? Do you want to gain work experience in the field of student recruitment and marketing, and are you burning to improve your own communication and performance skills? If the answer is yes, apply to join Aalto Squad!

The deadline for applications is 12 May 2019, and you can find more information on the position and applying on the Aalto CareerWeb site: https://www.aarresaari.net/advert-3-60251.

Learn about the operations of Aalto Squad here: https://www.aalto.fi/en/study-at-aalto/aalto-squad.

11. 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.

12. Travel with a purpose this summer

Still deciding what to do over the summer break? Would you like to travel with a purpose?

AIESEC offers young people (aged 18–30) the chance to volunteer abroad in one of our 125 partner countries. During this time, you would take part in one of our projects which contribute towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This opportunity would also allow you to develop essential personal and professional skills, such as leadership, teamwork, management and more.

If you are interested and want to find out more, please visit our website: http://bit.ly/AIESEC_Helsinki.

13. Ultrahack Sprint I is around the corner! Submit your innovative projects and make a difference.

Are you a tech enthusiast who gets creative craze when thinking of the impacts technology has on humanity? If so, send your solutions now to:

  • improve the digital healthcare journey for melanoma cancer patients – Health track.
  • utilise data exchange layer, X-Road, to create cross-border services between Finland and Estonia – FIN/EST track.
  • provide social inclusion services for excluded individuals – Hackers Against Exclusion track.

Or if you are too out-of-the-box, apply for the Open Track.

Apply before 10 May: https://ultrahack.org/ultrahack2019sprint1. The event is on 24–26 May in the Harald Herlin Learning Centre.

14. Where is Aalto University heading – share your thoughts online

Aalto University is preparing its future strategy, with the current one standing until 2020. You are invited to participate in building the direction of our university.

How can we best support learners? What should we focus on in education? How will users and actors participate in developing the campus? What is the target of our research and art?

Visit the University’s strategy portal, where you will find these questions and many others. You can discuss and comment and bring your own ideas. The portal is English-language, but you can also make comments in Finnish and Swedish. The website is open to students and personnel, remember to log in with your Aalto user details: https://www.aalto.fi/aalto-university-strategy-portal.

15. Apply for SYL’s Advisory Board for Development Cooperation!

Are you inspired by global development and promoting education internationally? Are you concerned about climate change? Are you a persistent communicator, good at forming networks, or know a lot about funding? Do you want to put some of your knowledge to the use of the rest of the world?

We are looking for people with lots of ideas who are committed and motivated to join the Advisory Board for Development Cooperation (KENKKU) of SYL. The National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) represents 15 member organisations and 135,000 university students. The development cooperation advisory board advises SYL’s executive board on development cooperation, and administers SYL’s development cooperation projects together with the Development Policy Adviser. By participating in the administration of the Ethiopia project, KENKKU members for the period 2019–2020 will contribute to the planning of possible new projects and the development of various activities, such as private sector cooperation.

If you are interested, send your application to international@ayy.fi by the 15th of May. Morr information: https://syl.fi/en/syl/kehitysyhteistyo/

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 19/2019. 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 18/2019

Fill your Wappu calendar at https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/  or wappu.fi (in Finnish) and have an unforgettable celebration. Wishing everyone an excellent Wappu!

P.S. Have you already donated to the Wappupotti appeal? There’s still time. wappu.fi/mielelle (in Finnish). The goal is to double the amount collected by the Aalto community on Wappu eve at Manta.

Week 18
AYY’s Wappu https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/

Week 19

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

ATTENTION! Thieves on campus

  1. AYY organising rides from Otaniemi to Wappu Parade on 30 Apr
  2. World Cup of Academic Quidditch at Alvari Square on 11 May
  3. Get-together for the Eurovision semi-finals on 14 May

CULTURE AND ARTS

  1. Physicist Speksi looking for actors, dancers and band
  2. Info event on Otaniemi Night of Arts for associations and other organisers on 6 May
  3. Come choose pearls of the Aalto archive for Dipoli’s summer exhibition!

EVENTS

  1. Wappu Without Booze on 30 Apr @Smökki at 8 pm
  2. BEST Helsinki 30-year anniversary weekend on 24–26 May – Sign up by 5 May

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Aalto Tennis Doubles Tournament
  2. Aalto Volley open volleyball practice

WELLBEING

  1. Academic Bicycle Challenge in May for the Aalto community

OTHER

  1. Take part in scientific research on behaviour
  2. Pre-founding meeting for feminist student association TODAY
  3. BEST Autumn course application has started! Applications must be submitted on 12 May 2019 at 00.00 am at the latest!
  4. Supervisors for entrance examinations

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

ATTENTION! Thieves on campus

The spring has brought thieves onto campus as well, and last week was an unfortunately busy one in terms of theft. AYY and the University advise everyone to take general caution on campus and ask you to take particularly good care of your own and your friends’ possessions.

In case of a possible theft, report the incident to the police. Thieves generally visit multiple places around the campus, so it would be important to report any thefts also to the University’s Head of Security for her to be aware of the situation as a whole. The Head of Security Seija Piiponniemi-Lahti can be reached by email at seija.piiponniemi-lahti@aalto.fi or by phone at +358 500 813 084.

Wishing everyone a safe Wappu season! Let’s take care of each other and our belongings.

1. AYY organising rides from Otaniemi to Wappu Parade on 30 Apr

AYY is organising bus rides to the Wappu Parade on Wappu eve, 30 Apr, after the Wappurieha declaration. The buses shuttle between Otakaari 18 and the KY Building at 1.30–3.30 pm. The procession towards the Market Square and Manta’s crowning leaves from in front of the KY Building at 4.00 pm.

All Wappu citizens of the Aalto community are welcome to the Parade. The party crowd should note that most likely, the Parade will also be joined by a reporter from MTV, who transmits the First-of-May atmosphere to the national MTV Live channel.

More information on the Parade: https://www.facebook.com/events/2353165268060984/
More information on AYY’s Wappu: https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/

2. World Cup of Academic Quidditch at Alvari Square on 11 May

Aava and the Outdoor Games Committee are once again organising the World Cup of Academic Quidditch! By taking part in the tournament, you get into the Annual Ball mood in advance and catch a good workout for yourself in the process. This year, the tournament is played at Alvari Square on Saturday 11 May from 2 pm onwards. After the event, there will be an afterparty for the participants at Rantasauna.

There is room for nine teams in the tournament, so get your group together quickly! Registration is open from 18 Apr until 6 May at 12 noon. The games schedule and other necessary information will be sent to the teams once the registration has ended.

WHAT: World Cup of Academic Quidditch 2019

WHERE: Alvari Square

WHEN DO I SIGN UP: 4 pm on 18 Apr–12 noon on 6 May

WHEN IS IT PLAYED: 11 May 2019 from 2 pm →

HOW MUCH: 20 € / team

WHY: Because Quidditch is rather magical!

FB event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1226240220866578/?ti=icl

Registration:

https://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/huispaus/

3. Get-together for the Eurovision semi-finals on 14 May

The grandest and sparkliest media spectacle of the spring, the Eurovision Song Contest, is back again! Who has the most wind machines? Are modulations still in fashion? Will Finland’s Darude make the finals?

All this will become clear on Tuesday 14 May when Aalto University Student Union invites everyone to watch the first day of the Eurovision semi-finals together in the Village Living Room. You can also play Eurovision Bingo while watching. Be the first to spot the Eurovision clichés and win a prize!

There will be drinks and snacks on offer. For the sake of provisions and limited space, please sign up via the attached form: https://lomake.ayy.fi/vaikuttaminen/eurovision-semi-finals/

The event is part of AYY’s Support Your Local Brits campaign, aimed to show our support to the local British students for whom Brexit is causing worries and uncertainty. Send the Brits your best wishes here: https://lomake.ayy.fi/vaikuttaminen/support-your-local-brits/. The messages will be displayed at the event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/502780360255102/

 

CULTURE AND ARTS

4. Physicist Speksi looking for actors, dancers and band

The Physicist Speksi is a self-excelling and interdisciplinary production that just you could be part of! We are now looking for enthusiastic actors, dancers and band members for next autumn’s most mind-blowing show. The Physicist Speksi is a production in which all participants are encouraged to excel themselves. So, it does not matter if you have never set foot on stage before – what counts is enthusiasm! Signing up for the acting, dance and band application events is done via this form: https://forms.gle/FgdTmgb8iFw2AvhJ9. The sign-up DL is 12 May.

Additionally, you can sign up without a separate application for our other subsections, from costumes via catering all the way to lighting technology. Signing up is done via this form: https://forms.gle/7rEpYcFQhiMPXHHy9

5. Info event on Otaniemi Night of Arts for associations and other organisers on 6 May

Otaniemi Night of Arts, the interartistic, open-to-all, free-of-charge campus festival, is organised on 21 Sept this year! What is Otaniemi Night of Arts about? Who can organise a subevent? Who pays for all of this? What artistic fun could your association bring to the event? What else would you like to have in the programme?

Your questions will be answered at the info event taking place on Mon 6 May at 5.00 pm in Väre, in room F101 right next to the main lobby.

Anyone can participate in organising Otaniemi Night of Arts, and artistic activities can take all sorts of forms! AYY, Aalto and the City of Espoo will also be organising festival activities. At the info event, you get to share your views on what these activities could be like.

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/jasenille/opiskelijakulttuuri/vuosittaiset-tapahtumat/otaniemenyo/ (in Finnish).

More information is available from taiteellinentoiminta@list.ayy.fi.

6. Come choose pearls of the Aalto archive for Dipoli’s summer exhibition!

The pearls of the Aalto University archive will be exhibited in the Dipoli gallery in the summer. We are now looking for a few students of different fields to help build the exhibition by picking their favourite objects from the archive to be part of the exhibition. The archive contains all sorts of objects from the history of three higher education institutes: photos, architectural drawings, VHS tapes of fashion shows, miniatures, etc. A student signing up must visit the archive (Otakaari 1) to take a look at the different objects with the archivists, pick one and write a short explanation of why they chose this object in particular. The archive visit and the object-related text must be submitted by 10 May. Sign-ups to tero.uuttana@ayy.fi as soon as possible.

 

EVENTS

7. Wappu Without Booze on 30 Apr @Smökki at 8 pm

The most unforgettable Wappu event is back again! Wappu’s number one thing, the legendary Wappu Without Booze, takes over Smökki in the evening of this Wappu eve too. The evening will feature a guaranteed Wappu atmosphere, fun numbers, games, good company and both classic and not-so-classic Wappu treats – from marshmallows dipped in liquid nitrogen to jam doughnuts and sima. Current, previous and future students and student-minded folks alike are welcome at Wappu Without Booze, so head over to Otaniemi on Wappu eve and grab a friend as well!

The event is free-of-charge and alcohol-free, and it begins in Smökki, in the heart of Otaniemi, at 8.00 pm. Teekkaris, note! Following tradition, the caps are put on at midnight, accompanied by the Teekkari hymn.

8. BEST Helsinki 30-year anniversary weekend on 24–26 May – Sign up by 5 May

Welcome to BEST Helsinki’s 30th birthday weekend on 24–26 May! The weekend will be filled with fun activities, and all Aalto University students are invited to come along. Everyone is welcome to take part! The events take place in Otaniemi.

The weekend’s programme consists of Cantus on Friday (more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/327789931202707/), a day programme and a more ceremonious Sitsi party on Saturday (more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2168395509916948/) as well as the Sillis on Sunday (more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/296608761234664/).

Sign up by 5 May at the latest at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6fvDvE9v5DCHwjcRYWC2y6WYI3IYzMeusujiKoWoE5cxSCg/viewform.

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

9. Aalto Tennis Doubles Tournament

Welcome to Aalto Tennis Doubles Tournament on Saturday 4 May starting from 11 am at Esport Centre. Everybody will get to play at least two matches (40 min playing time + 5 min warm-up). You can sign up even if you are not a member of Aalto Tennis or if you don’t have a doubles partner – we will find you one!

Find out more on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/406054336893563/.

10. Aalto Volley open volleyball practice

Aalto Volley is organising an open and free volleyball practice for all Aalto students at the end of the season. Everyone is welcome to play, regardless of skill levels!

We are organising the practice in the multi-purpose hall in Otahalli on Thursday 9 May and 23 May at 9–11 pm. If you want, you can take part more than once. On the agenda, some guided workout and relaxed playing.

We are hoping to establish a second team for next season. During the practice, we will be looking into people’s willingness to join the team for 2019–2020. Welcome!

More information https://www.facebook.com/events/1220293784815432/?active_tab=about/.

 

WELLBEING

11. Academic Bicycle Challenge in May for the Aalto community

Sign up to take part in the new international cycling contest for universities and colleges. The Academic Bicycle Challenge (ABC) combines joyful cycling, healthy exercise and climate protection. The common goal: collecting as many cycled kilometres as possible.

Aalto University joins the challenge from 1 May to 30 May 2019. The goal is to cycle as often and much as possible and to register the kilometres.

Read more and join: https://www.aalto.fi/events/academic-bicycle-challenge-in-may-for-the-aalto-community.

 

OTHER

12. Take part in scientific research on behaviour

The ACT decision-making laboratory (https://www.aalto.fi/aalto-choice-tank/for-participants) that has transferred to the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University is looking for more participants in future experiments.

  • You can register into the laboratory’s scheduling system at https://act-fi.sona-systems.com/student_new_user.aspx. You do not commit you to anything by registering an account, and it will enable you to look at ongoing studies.
  • Once you have registered, you will be sent invitations to participate in research and can choose the ones that fit into your schedule.
  • You can earn 5–20 euros in cash at the experiments, which last 30–60 minutes.

Right now, we are looking for test subjects for a study called Tournaments. For the experiment, you need to answer this survey: https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/0F232E700E0109F2.par (in Finnish).

More information on the study is available on the scheduling system and by contacting the laboratory: act@aalto.fi.

13. Pre-founding meeting for feminist student association TODAY

We want to start a feminist student association at Aalto! If you are interested in influencing the framework of the association before it has even been founded, come to this pre-founding meeting where we will discuss the rules and other important things for an association to function well. Let’s make history together!

when: 29 Apr 5.00–8.00 pm

where: TOKYO space, Otakaari 1, Y-wing

This is a pre-meeting for the actual first founding meeting happening on 6 May.

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1073032426380936/.

14. BEST Autumn course application has started! Applications must be submitted on 12 May 2019 at 00.00 am at the latest!

In the autumn, BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) offers you ten courses around Europe.

You will get to attend lectures, organised by the University or companies, on technology and career-related skills, among others. After the academic programme, you will get to enjoy the evening programme enabling you to get to know the local culture and LBG (Local Best Group).

WHAT: Autumn course application has started

WHEN: Deadline 12 May 2019 at 00.00 am

WHY: A week-long course with BEST people; costs up to 50€, including board and food.

WHERE: https://best.eu.org/courses/list.jsp

15. Supervisors for entrance examinations

We are recruiting student supervisors to the entrance examinations taking place 20.5.-6.6.2019 and for assisting tasks during 7.-10.6.2019. We organize training sessions for the supervisors and top priority will be given to students who take part in the training sessions.

The training sessions are organized in Finnish and all supervisors are required to speak fluent Finnish.

More information (in Finnish): https://www.aalto.fi/fi/hakijapalvelut/valvojaksi-valintakokeisiin

Best regards,
Admission Services
admissions@aalto.fi

 

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This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 18/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

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