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Weekly Newsletter 38/2018

On Monday – today! – the two floors and courtyard of Otakaari 20 are transformed into the Recycling Block. Come for some amazing finds between 4 pm and 8 pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/1836560743087160/permalink/1873927452683822/). Or maybe you need a bike? The Campus Section is selling off the bikes from last spring’s Junk Bike collection today and tomorrow in the yard between Jämeräntaival 1 and 3 (https://www.facebook.com/events/293883641381690/).

Week 38

Week 39

Save the date

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. Associations wish you welcome
  2. It is all about Europe
  3. Universal permission to wear the Teekkari cap on 1 Oct & reminder of the application form for permission to wear the cap
  4. Third application round of TTE Fund for 2018 is open!
  5. Blog: Students strongly involved with the development of AYY’s housing services

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

  1. Registration for Film club Montaasi’s Cine film course is open!
  2. Open rehearsals and auditions for Dissonanssi on Tue 18 Sept and Tue 25 Sept
  3. KYN & Johanna Juhola Reaktori: Keinuva tyttö (The Swinging Girl)

EVENTS

  1. Polyteekkari Museum’s guide recruitment evening on Monday 17 Sept at 5 pm
  2. World Dinner on 26 Sept 2018
  3. Tournament of Kasper on 29 Sept
  4. Students at Linnanmäki on 5 Oct
  5. ARENA-On-Line starts already in mid-September!
  6. Junction on 23–25 Nov 2018 – applications are OPEN (DL 7 Oct)

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. FC Kissat: Kick-off training session
  2. Try out riding – get excited and start a riding hobby!
  3. Introductory sailing trips on 8–17 Oct
  4. Cheerleading course for beginners on 7 Oct–9 Dec 2018

WELLBEING

  1. Climate change and me – Are you anxious?

OTHER

  1. BEST Winter courses’ application starts 16 Sept at 11.59 pm
  2. Kiuas Start – Go from zero to one in three weeks

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. Associations wish you welcome

Did you know there are more than 200 associations operating within AYY? In addition to guilds and subject organisations, there is lots to do on offer, from photography to role playing and from scouting to pole dance.

The associations showcased themselves to new Aalto people at the Aalto Party event on Wed 5 Sept. Click the link to return to the Aalto Party atmosphere and read examples of all the things that can be done in the Aalto community: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/09/17/associations-wish-you-welcome/

2. It is all about Europe

How is the European Union doing right now, and why is it worth starting to talk about the European elections already more than half a year ahead of the election day?

AYY’s Specialist on International Affairs Rosa Väisänen writes in the AYY blog about the coming election spring and about the kinds of things that Aalto people can influence by voting: https://ayy.fi/blogi/2018/09/17/it-is-all-about-europe/?lang=en

3. Universal permission to wear the Teekkari cap on 1 Oct & reminder of the application form for permission to wear the cap

In their meeting, the Teekkari Section has granted permission to all who are eligible to wear the Teekkari cap to wear it on Monday 1 Oct. This way, the caps can be taken off with the traditional ceremonies at the Lakinlaskijaiset party at Dipoli, which exceptionally takes place on Monday 1 Oct this year.

The Teekkari cap is a summer cap. The Teekkari Section wants to remind you that permission must be sought to wear the cap in wintertime (defined here as 1 Oct–30 Apr). You can apply for a permit by filling in the form at https://lomake.ayy.fi/teekkarijaosto/application-to-wear-teekkari-cap/. The Teekkari Section will process the applications in its meetings once a week. It’s good to apply for a permit early, as possible additional questions regarding the nature of the event may increase the processing time. Permits have been granted e.g. for excursions to companies, but also for weddings and trips to sports competitions for teams with a Teekkari background.

Questions regarding permission to wear the cap will be gladly answered by the Chair of the Teekkari Section, tuomas.rantataro@ayy.fi.

4. Third application round of TTE Fund for 2018 is open!

The third application round of TTE Fund for 2018 is open! The Fund can grant financial aid for all AYY members and the associations within it. TTE Fund supports activities that reach for the stars, get other people excited and can be seen and heard.

You can apply for grants from TTE Fund in two ways: through the application rounds arranged approximately three times a year, or via the continuous application process which is open during semesters. Via the continuous application process, the maximum amount of a grant is 2000€, whereas the amount of project funding in the actual application rounds is not limited.

Application time for the third round of 2018 ends on Sunday 30 Sept 2018 at 11.59 pm. Instructions for the application and its attachments can be found on the Fund’s website at https://tter.ayy.fi/hae-avustusta/briefly-in-english/. To apply for a grant, fill in the online form found at https://lomake.ayy.fi/tter/hakulomake/.

The times of the application rounds for autumn 2018 and other information is available on the TTE Fund website at https://tter.ayy.fi/hae-avustusta/briefly-in-english/. Also, check out the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tterahasto (in Finnish).

5. Blog: Students strongly involved with the development of AYY’s housing services

How could student living be made even better and more communal?

Read AYY’s Service Manager Riitu Nuutinen’s blog text to find out how the members of the Student Union are involved in developing AYY’s services on student housing: https://ayy.fi/blogi/2018/09/05/students-strongly-involved-with-the-development-of-ayys-housing-services/?lang=en

 

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

6. Registration for Film club Montaasi’s Cine film course is open!

The course on the basics of film-making, organised over the weekend of 12–14 Oct, will cover the fundamentals of scriptwriting, visual narrative, lighting and filming, and participants will group up to shoot short films on 8-mm colour film. Hence, the course offers a unique chance to make a movie on cine film, which is becoming rarer and rarer each year.

The course is organised in Otaniemi, Espoo. There are 15 spots on the course, and it costs 25 Euros for Montaasi members. If you are not a member yet, you can join when you register for the course.

More information: http://montaasi.ayy.fi/event/kaitafilmikurssi-2018/ (in Finnish). Binding registrations by email: montaasi@list.ayy.fi.

7. Open rehearsals and auditions for Dissonanssi on Tue 18 Sept and Tue 25 Sept

Chamber Choir Dissonanssi is a mixed choir from Otaniemi that sings diverse music all the way from Renaissance to glam metal – without forgetting to have fun! In autumn 2018, we’re organising two open rehearsals + relaxed auditions to which everyone interested in singing is welcome, whether you have previous singing experience or not! Our rehearsals are conducted in Finnish; however, you are welcome to join even with no Finnish speaking skills, someone is always willing to translate!

Read more and sign up: http://liity.dissonanssi.fi. Welcome!

8. KYN & Johanna Juhola Reaktori: Keinuva tyttö (The Swinging Girl)

Tue 2 Oct 2018 at 7 pm at G Livelab

Accordion artist Johanna Juhola and KYN are known as expressive reformers of their own instruments and creators of new kinds of fusion music styles who move effortlessly across various genres. In this concert, the two are joining forces in a new way: the first set is Juhola’s debut as choir composer, as the series commissioned by KYN, Keinuva tyttö (The Swinging Girl), has its first performance.

In the second set, Johanna Juhola and her Reaktori quartet offer an eclectic mix of tango, electronic music, Northern roots and pop music with a twist. The night will culminate in the amalgamation of KYN and Reaktori into one group. You can expect at least twice the experience from a collective evening with these two open-minded ensembles!

KYN, directed by Kaija Viitasalo / Johanna Juhola, accordion; Tuomas Norvio, live electronics; Milla Viljamaa, piano; Sara Puljula, contrabass / Tickets 25/20€ glivelab.fi

More on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/269746176972412/

 

EVENTS

9. Polyteekkari Museum’s guide recruitment evening on Monday 17 Sept at 5 pm

Are you all upset because you’re not a Polyteekkari Museum guide yet? Not to worry, do what Henri did and become a guide to regain those twinkly eyes. Come to the museum on Monday 17 Sept at 5 pm with a couple of hours spare and get to know the life and soul of a guide. All are welcome, regardless of study field or stage – we’ll be expecting you!

You can ask for more information by email at intendentti(a)ayy.fi.

10. World Dinner on 26 Sept 2018

AYY’s International Section Mosaic brings, once again, the popular World Dinner to Otaniemi! This time around, World Dinner is fancier, bigger and includes bingo! In addition to all this, participants will get to vote for their favourite, with the best dish winning splendid prizes!

More information from our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2259859060904289/

Also, if you like our Facebook page, you’ll be the first to hear about our other events: https://www.facebook.com/AYYMosaic

  • WHAT? World Dinner
  • WHEN? Wednesday 26 September at 6 pm
  • WHERE? Smökki, Jämeräntaival 4, Espoo
  • WHY? You’ll get to enjoy food from around the world! And to play bingo!
  • Registration: https://lomake.ayy.fi/mosaic/world-dinner-2/

11. Tournament of Kasper on 29 Sept

In the Tournament of Kasper, teams will measure their strength in tasks related to mining and materials engineering that will put both wit and physical abilities to the test. This year’s tournament will be held in Otaniemi on 29 September. Come along to cheer on the teams and see what the mining and materials industry has to offer!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @kasperinkisat

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/216900012342959/

12. Students at Linnanmäki on 5 Oct

Have you always wanted to visit a crowdless Linnanmäki with your best student mates? Now it’s possible. In honour of the AS20 year of celebration, AS and its partners are organising the private event Opiskelijat Lintsillä (Students at Linnanmäki) that is open to all students. More information on the event and ticket sales at as20.fi/linnanmaki (in Finnish) and on Facebook: Opiskelijat Lintsillä (https://www.facebook.com/events/1787536131267734/).

  • WHAT? Linnanmäki for students only!
  • WHERE? At Linnanmäki
  • WHEN? 5 Oct 2018 at 4–8 pm
  • WHERE’S THE INFO? as20.fi/linnanmaki (in Finnish)

The tickets will be exchanged for wristbands in the autumn before the event and, when exchanging the ticket, a student card from a higher education institution must be presented. Only ticketholders will have access to the Linnanmäki area during the event. Linnanmäki has an alcohol licence, so bringing your own bottles into the area is not permitted. The organiser reserves the right to make changes.

13. ARENA-On-Line starts already in mid-September!

The ARENA Career Fair will be organised in the School of Business Main Building in Töölö on 14 November, but the ARENA-On-Line on Facebook starts already in mid-September! Get into the ARENA mood now and follow the ARENA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ARENACareerFair/. Participating organisations will post and host Facebook Lives on the ARENA Facebook page from 20 Sept onwards. A list of organisations can be found here: https://fairs.aalto.fi/arena/exhibitors/. #ARENACareerFair

14. Junction on 23–25 Nov 2018 – applications are OPEN (DL 7 Oct)

WHEN & WHERE: 23–25 Nov 2018 @Dipoli in Otaniemi

We are happy to invite you to Europe’s largest hackathon, Junction. The purpose of our event is to bring together enthusiastic developers, creators and designers combined with the most interesting companies with their resources and engineering support. The event is completely free to attend, and last year we had over 1 400 participants from 86 countries working in teams, creating new and exciting software and hardware projects.

At Junction:

  • Prize pool of 30 000€
  • 2 student credits for Aalto students
  • Free meals + drinks
  • Amazing atmosphere and variation of different side events

Check out the event and apply NOW at https://hackjunction.com/

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

15. FC Kissat: Kick-off training session

Meow, all you new and old students! Come along to the training sessions, matches and fun crowd of the Aalto University women’s football team. We are organising a Kick-off training session on Tuesday 18 Sept at 6–7.30 pm on the sand pitch in the Tali sports park. Everyone is welcome to the training session, and you need no previous experience of football. All you need is workout clothes and a water bottle.

16. Try out riding – get excited and start a riding hobby!

Teekkariratsastajat is organising an event to try out riding at the Tapiola Riding School on Sunday 23 Sept at 3 pm. It costs 10 Euros to try riding for about half an hour. You need to register in the Tera events calendar (https://tera.ayy.fi/ratsastuksen-kokeilu-23-9/, in Finnish) to try riding. Suitable equipment includes, for example, wellington boots or other wide and flat shoes, a pair of comfortable and elastic trousers, and gloves. A helmet can be borrowed from the stables.

From this event, it is good to continue onto the beginners courses starting in October. There are two courses, a male group in southern Espoo and a mixed group in Tapiola. More information and registration in the Tera events calendar (https://tera.ayy.fi/alkeiskurssi-lokakuussa/, in Finnish).

New members’ evening of Teekkariratsastajat in Ossinkulma on 25 Sept at 6 pm. Come around to hear about Tera’s activities and to enjoy food, drink and good company! A second screening of Tera’s 30th anniversary video is also on the cards. More information from the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/332888130783935/.

17. Introductory sailing trips on 8–17 Oct

Would you like to try sailing? Sign up for an introductory sailing trip by Teekkaripurjehtijat in early October for free. Alternative dates, skippers and registration link at https://trip.ayy.fi/wordpress/?p=3158 (in Finnish)! The introductory trip lasts about three hours, sails off from Ruoholahti, starts at around 4–5 pm and has room for 4–5 persons / boat. The sailing trip is meant for people who are interested in Teekkaripurjehtijat or have recently become its members. Come aboard to get to know the local seas and the tricks of sailing in good company!

18. Cheerleading course for beginners on 7 Oct–9 Dec 2018

APC Foxes is organising a beginners course for everyone who is interested from Sunday 7 Oct onwards. The course costs 25€, and the practices take place every Sunday at 5.30–7 pm (10 sessions)! After the course, if you want, you can continue in the APC Foxes team, which trains and performs throughout the year. Ask for more information via the FB inbox! The course is organised by the Aalto University team APC Foxes and meant for university-aged amateurs.

On the course, all aspects of competitive cheerleading are practised: stunts, pyramids, acrobatics, jumps and cheers.

 

WELLBEING

19. Climate change and me – Are you anxious?

A discussion group for Aalto students on thoughts and emotions related to climate change.

In a confidential atmosphere, we will discuss the future and the threat imagery and glimmers of hope it evokes, think about the relationship of our anxiety to action, and hear personal experiences from experts on climate and the environment. The group will take a maximum of 15 students. Please commit to attending each session as best as possible. The group is not linked to any belief system. You are welcome as you are, regardless of your world view and points of view!

More information and a more detailed schedule on Into https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=328008 (in Finnish). The group is led by Aalto study psychologist Sanni and Aalto chaplain Anu. Registration by 26 Sept 2018 by email to psychologist Sanni: sanni.saarimaki@aalto.fi.

 

OTHER

20. BEST Winter courses’ application starts 16 Sept at 11.59 pm

Application deadline: 14 October at 11.59 pm

This winter, BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) offers you many courses around Europe.

On these, you’ll get to attend lectures, given by the university’s teaching staff or experts from companies, on Technology, Career Related Skills, and Applied Engineering. After the lectures, you’ll also take part in evening activities, designed for you, to give you a taste of the LBG (Local BEST Group) that hosts you and the local culture.

For more information about the courses and FAQs, visit https://besthelsinki.fi/en/courses/application/.

  • WHAT? Winter courses’ application starts
  • WHEN? 16 Sept 2018
  • WHY? A week-long course with BEST people; costs up to 50€, including board and food.
  • WHERE? https://best.eu.org/courses

21. Kiuas Start – Go from zero to one in three weeks

Do you have an idea you would like to turn into a business?

Kiuas Start, a three-week-long pre-accelerator programme by Aaltoes, will take place between 27 October and 17 November at Startup Sauna. Students can earn 5 credits for completing the programme.

Read more and apply by 30 September at https://www.kiuas.com/start.

 

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This is the Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 38/2018. 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

Congratulations, you’ve made it through orientation week! AYY’s Chair of the Board Noora Vänttinen held a speech addressing communality in the Aalto community at the opening ceremony of the academic year on Wednesday 5 Sept 2018. The speech can also be found on the AYY website. https://ayy.fi/blog/2018/09/05/puheenjohtaja-noora-vanttisen-puhe-yliopiston-avajaisissa-5-9-2018/

Week 37

Week 38

Save the date

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. Not Cool! – Everyone can interfere with inappropriate behaviour
  2. Last chance to retrieve your bike collected during the Junk Bike Collection

WORKING LIFE

  1. Bubble footie tournament by Digia & AYY
  2. First month of home insurance for free

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

  1. Improv and dance courses by Teekkarispeksi on the way – registration 12 Sept
  2. Auditions for the Female Choir KYN on Mon 24 Sept 2018
  3. Auditions for the Polytech Choir on 13 Sept
  4. Entrance exams for the mixed choir Dominante on 11 Sept and 18 Sept
  5. Open rehearsals and auditions for Dissonanssi on Tue 18 Sept and Tue 25 Sept

EVENTS

  1. TechRace Helsinki – Junction 2018 pre-event on 12 Sept
  2. Workshop: From Academic Research and Ideas to Commercialization on 19 Sept
  3. Lakinlaskijaiset on 1 Oct
  4. Come work at Lakinlaskijaiset on 1 Oct
  5. Dipoli Appro 2018

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Introductory courses to gliding
  2. Start practising Aikido at Otaniemi!

WELLBEING

  1. Nature, creativity and relaxation – Outdoor workshop
  2. Sunday brunches in the Otaniemi chapel!

OTHER

  1. Sign up for the PdP course now
  2. OUBS Newcomers’ night on Wednesday 12 Sept anf the autumn’s training
  3. AIESEC Aalto is recruiting!

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. Not Cool! – Everyone can interfere with inappropriate behaviour

Have you experienced or encountered bullying, sexual harassment or racism? It’s everyone’s business to interfere with harassment. Interfering does not make you a spoilsport as the mood has already been spoiled by the person behaving inappropriately. Anyone noticing harassment among the student community can interfere. This can be done alone or together – the more members of the community decide to interfere and take the harassed person’s side, the more enjoyable the student community will become for us all. More information at ayy.fi/notcool.

2. Last chance to retrieve your bike collected during the Junk Bike Collection

You still have time to fetch your bike that was collected in the Junk Bike Collection! The last bike retrieval date is Sun 16 September at 18-19. Please let us know of your arrival by filling out the attached form: https://lomake.ayy.fi/kampusjaosto/otaniemen-romupyorakerays/. Please bring your photo ID and possible bike keys with you. All collected bikes and the people collecting them will be documented.

If the aforementioned time does not suit you, please contact the Campus Section at kampusjaosto[at]list.ayy.fi to arrange an alternative time.

NB! The rest of the bikes will be sold in the Bike Sale on 17 and 18 September.

WORKING LIFE

3. Bubble footie tournament by Digia & AYY

Digia and Aalto University Student Union are joining forces to organise a bubble footie event on the Otaniemi sports field on 19 Sept from 5 pm onwards. The evening will include a light-hearted battle over the bubble footie championship and, of course, the required aftermath session in Avain Sauna. There will be representatives from Digia present, with whom you can talk about your work, thesis or internship possibilities at Digia, for example. Sign up by 10 Sept! https://lomake.ayy.fi/yrityssuhteet/ (in Finnish)

The event is Finnish-language.

4. First month of home insurance for free

Home insurance is hardly the most exciting item in this newsletter, but it’s still worth reading this. We are now offering the first month of OP Nano home insurance for free at www.op-nano.fi/kampanja/kotivakuutus2018 (in Finnish). The fully digital insurance is easy to buy, and there’s no need to queue up in an office or on the phone. Home insurance is your best safeguard in cases of theft, water damage or fire or in another unexpected situation. The service is provided by OP Insurance Ltd.

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

5. Improv and dance courses by Teekkarispeksi on the way – registration 12 Sept

The improv courses are instructed by Teekkarispeksi director Antti Laine. There are three levels: basics, intermediate and advanced. The courses take place in weeks 42–49 and cost 50€ for Teekkarispeksi members and 58€ for anyone else.

To celebrate Teekkarispeksi’s 30th anniversary, we are offering our autumn dance course for free to the members of Teekkarispeksi! There is a versatile selection of disciplines on offer, from acrobatics to ballet and for all skill levels! In three periods, there are a total of 9 dance courses, each lasting 4 weeks with teaching once a week in weeks 38–49.

Registration for the courses of autumn 2018 happens on Wednesday 12 Sept at 5 pm in the lobby of Otakaari 1. Be there on time to ensure your place!

More information on the courses: https://teekkarispeksi.fi/mukaan-speksiin/kursseille/ (in Finnish)

FB event for the registration: https://www.facebook.com/events/681866085520341/ (in Finnish)

6. Auditions for the Female Choir KYN on Mon 24 Sept 2018

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. The merits of KYN for 2017 include 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!

  • Auditions are held on Mon 24 Sept 2018 at 5.30–9 pm at Aalto University’s School of Business
  • Read more and sign up by Wed 19 Sept 2018 at https://www.bit.ly/KYNkoelaulutS2018(in Finnish)
  • Queries to koelaulut@kyn.fi

Read more at https://www.facebook.com/events/204221720198210/ (in Finnish)

You can also find us on Instagram, Spotify and YouTube

7. Auditions for the Polytech Choir on 13 Sept

Singing with attitude! The Polytech Choir is looking for new singers to join their ranks! Are you bursting with desire to charm audiences with your singing, from Servin mökki to the Helsinki Music Centre and across the universe? Welcome!

The PK auditions are held on Thursday 13 September (at 5–9 pm) in the choir’s practice facilities in the TUAS building’s second floor hall AS2 (Maarintie 8). At the event, you’ll get to perform one song of your choosing without accompaniment. In addition, your vocal range and pitch perception will be tested.

Stop dithering and make your interest in the auditions known by filling the form https://tinyurl.com/Koelaulut2018S (in Finnish) or by emailing fuksikeisari@polyteknikkojenkuoro.fi. You can also ask us more questions on Facebook. See you at the auditions!

More information: http://www.polyteknikkojenkuoro.fi/koelaulut/ (in Finnish)

8. Entrance exams for the mixed choir Dominante on 11 Sept and 18 Sept

Come join our choir in singing to the world! Aalto University’s mixed choir Dominante is looking for new singers. Our repertoire includes both a cappella and grand orchestral pieces. In addition, the active quartet activity includes old classics as well as new hits. The choir year culminates with the annual choir trip!

Open rehearsals are organised on Mon 10 Sept at 6 pm in the TUAS building (Maarintie 8) in hall TU2. Entrance exams are held on Tue 11 Sept in the T-building (Konemiehentie 2) in hall T2 and on Tue 18 Sept in the TUAS building in hall TU2. Book a spot for the entrance exams from the mother of all freshmen, Riina Nieminen: riina.nieminen (at) aalto.fi, tel. 050 330 1284.

9. Open rehearsals and auditions for Dissonanssi on Tue 18 Sept and Tue 25 Sept

Chamber Choir Dissonanssi is a mixed choir from Otaniemi that sings diverse music all the way from Renaissance to glam metal – without forgetting to have fun! In autumn 2018, we’re organising two open rehearsals + relaxed auditions to which everyone interested in singing is welcome, whether you have previous singing experience or not! Our rehearsals are conducted in Finnish; however, you are welcome to join even with no Finnish speaking skills, someone is always willing to translate!

Read more and sign up: http://liity.dissonanssi.fi. Welcome!

EVENTS

10. TechRace Helsinki – Junction 2018 pre-event on 12 Sept

TechRace tours through nine cities to find the top concentration of tech heads in Finland. The winning city, “the techiest of them all,” is chosen based on the total points all participants earn during the local TechRace event. So, gather your local tech community together and get ready to race against other cities!

TechRace is the Junction pre-event tour in Finland. Every TechRace participant will get a secret code and a huge advantage when applying to Junction 2018! Our Helsinki event is organized together with Junction, Startuplifers and Helsinki Think Company.

WHAT? TechRace Helsinki
WHERE? Tiedekulma, Yliopistonkatu 4, 2nd Floor, Helsinki
WHEN? Wednesday 12 Sept 2018 at 5 pm->
REGISTER: https://hackjunction.typeform.com/to/WVpMF6

MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/232009107508432/ & https://hackjunction.com/techrace

11. Workshop: From Academic Research and Ideas to Commercialization on 19 Sept

You are invited to an event organised by Think Africa in collaboration with the Aalto Community of African Students (ACAS), and FinCEAL, with the support of Helsinki Innovation Services Ltd and the University of Eastern Finland – African Student Association. The event, tagged “From Academic Research and Ideas to Commercialization,” will be held on Wednesday 19 September at 2–4.30 pm, at Yliopistonkatu 4, FI-00100 Helsinki.

In this event, you’ll get to learn and hear how you can commercialise your ideas and research results through services provided by the University Innovation and Incubation Services.

Kindly sign up for the event using either of the following links:

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/events/663979673981945?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2298%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&aref=98

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-academic-research-and-ideas-to-commercialization-workshop-tickets-49263663945

12. Lakinlaskijaiset on 1 Oct

The traditional Lakinlaskijaiset party is held on 1 Oct in DIPOLI.

Bearing this in mind, Teekkarijaosto has extended the teekkari cap wearing time by one day.

The artists will be revealed on a later date, but Finnish and international stars will be seen on stage throughout the night all the way until 3 am. The moment we have all been waiting for happens at midnight, when the caps will be taken off as RWBK plays. You can also attend different activities such as karaoke, slide and RODEODUCK. The Jäynä contest and Äpy are also hosting their checkpoints at Dipoli, so make sure to check them out.

The day will be kickstarted with the Otatarha Race at Alvari Square and the Lakinlaskijaiset pre-party at Smökki! At Dipoli, the party will start at 9 pm and goes on all the way until 3 am!

The ticket sales start at bailataan.fi on 11 Sept. Stay tuned!

13. Come work at Lakinlaskijaiset on 1 Oct

The Party Committee invites everyone interested in volunteering at AYY to participate in creating the party! The volunteer sign-up is open right now at https://lomake.ayy.fi/jtmk/mene-toihin/. You can choose your volunteer task from 9 different categories (ticket sales, security, logistics, etc.). Work benefits include the legendary volunteer afterparty, VIP tickets to Lakinlaskijaiset, an overall badge, a thank-you party and, of course, one of the two work points required for the exclusive pink ribbon.

14. Dipoli Appro 2018

The Dipoli Appro will continue the event complex organized by IE as it takes over Otaniemi on Tuesday 16 Oct. The pre-show will start at Dipoli at 5 pm, where the gala people will be entertained by the handing out of the appro maps and dreams of the upcoming awards. Participants will get to visit the ever more glowing showrooms, hosted by the most awarded and scandalous Hosts and Hostesses (IE) in Otaniemi who will be serving their favorite beverages and foods, before continuing to the thrilling after-gala.

The after-gala will be held in the biggest and most beautiful party-sanctuary in Otaniemi, Servin Mökki. Pelmu will be entertaining the crawl people with amazing live performers.

Who knows what else might happen on this night? But before that, it is important to remember the following things:
– Tickets are only sold together with Polin Appro tickets, and they cost 20€
– There is only a limited amount of tickets available
– The event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/325580781514002/

SPORS AND CAMPING

15. Introductory courses to gliding

Polyteknikkojen ilmailukerho (the Polytechnicians’ aviation club) PIK organises introductory courses to gliding starting on 13 Sept and 20 Sept. On the introductory course to gliding, you’ll get airborne in a glider with a flight instructor. The course includes a theory class that covers the basics of gliding and some practical issues in preparation for the flight day. After the theory, you’ll get straight into action: to fly in a two-seater in an awe-inspiring autumn landscape. If you want, you’ll also get to steer the plane under the instructor’s guidance.

More information and registration: https://pik.ayy.fi/joomla/index.php/koulutus/purjelennon-tutustumiskurssi

16. Start practising Aikido at Otaniemi!

Aalto Aikikai welcomes new beginners to join their activities from next week onwards. We are organising an Aikido performance and a taster session on Monday 17 Sept at 4.30–6 pm in the Association room at Jämeräntaival 1. Bring a t-shirt and jogging trousers.

Practice times in autumn 2018:

Mondays at 4.30–6 pm Jämeräntaival 1

Thursdays at 4.30–6 pm Jämeräntaival 1 After the taster session, you can join the practice sessions within the first week. More information at www.aaltoaikikai.ayy.fi and aaltoaikikai-hallitus(at)list.ayy.fi.

WELLBEING

17. Nature, creativity and relaxation – Outdoor workshop

Nature has many benefits for our wellbeing: it helps us relax and boosts our creativity. However, you can’t get these benefits from a book, you have to experience them yourself! Here in Otaniemi, nature is near, and now we’re going to enjoy and gain from it together. Welcome to a workshop organised by the Aalto study psychologists. It consists of three sessions during the autumn of 2018.

Workshop methods: Practices and discussions with the group outdoors.

Date:

  • Tue 25 Sept at 2–4 pm
  • Tue 2 Oct at 2–4 pm
  • Tue 9 Oct at 4–7 pm

You’ll get more information after signing up. Go to: INTO – Student life – Study skills – Courses and workshops (https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopisk/Courses+and+workshops+for+students).

18. Sunday brunches in the Otaniemi chapel!

The first brunch of the autumn is organised on Sunday 16 Sept at 11 am–4 pm. The brunch will feature information and discussion on sustainable everyday life. Price 3€. Otaniemi chapel, Jämeräntaival 8.

Sign up for brunch preparations with Aalto chaplain anu.morikawa@evl.fi.

OTHER

19. Sign up for the PdP course now

Are you passionate about design, business and technology? If so, PdP is the right fit for you.

But what is PdP?

According to a former PdP student, it is “the most rewarding, most inspiring and, at times, the most ridiculous experience.”

Sign up for the course on WebOodi. Course code: MEC-E3001

The introduction lecture will be on Wednesday 12 September at 4.15 pm at Aalto Design Factory (Betonimiehenkuja 5 C). For more information about the course:

20. OUBS Newcomers’ night on Wednesday 12 Sept anf the autumn’s training

OUBS is the association for anyone interested in video, in which you’ll get to film and stream the coolest student events! Read more at https://oubs.fi/ (in Finnish).

  1. OUBS Newcomers’ night on Wednesday 12 Sept 2018 at 6–8 pm @JMT1 Studio

The OUBS Newcomers’ night on Wednesday 12 Sept from 6 pm onwards in our studio downstairs at Jämeräntaival 1! The event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/850801648446873/

  1. OUBS Get to know the studio on 18 Sept 2018 at 6–8 pm

Come and get to know the activities of OUBS and especially our versatile studio facility at Jämeräntaival 1. The studio has ready-to-use, versatile lighting and sound technology, and the facility is also rentable to all AYY members. The studio is an excellent spot for a movie night, a party or a relaxed meeting!

In addition, Streaming training coming up on 25 Sept 2018 and Camera training on 9 Oct 2018.

21. AIESEC Aalto is recruiting!

AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential.

We are recruiting new and enthusiastic youth to join the Youth leadership movement in Finland! If you are interested, fill in the form and we will contact you and invite you to a short discussion where we will tell you more about AIESEC and what we do. You can sign up for membership here: https://bit.ly/AIESECHelsinki. The deadline for the application is 18 Sept 2018, so apply NOW!

There’s an info evening on 14 Sept 2018, and you’re most welcome to join us there! Check out the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2183893065176616/?ti=cl . Don’t miss out on the chance!

For more information check https://www.aiesec.fi/ or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/aiesecinfinland/.

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This is the Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 37/2018. 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 36/2018

Welcome to a new academic year everybody, especially all you new students! Just to remind you, AYY’s temporary student card tag desk serves until the end of this week in the Learning Centre (Otaniementie 9). More information: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/08/30/pick-your-year-tag-from-ayys-temporary-service-point-at-harald-herlin-learning-centre/

Week 36

Week 37

Save the date

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. Come work at Lakinlaskijaiset on 1 Oct

WORKING LIFE

  1. Bubble footie tournament by Digia & AYY
  2. Business Intelligence assistant – Come quarry for information on the Espoo Innovation Garden’s innovation ecosystem

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

  1. September’s theatre offer from the Finnish National Theatre: Julia ja Romeo
  2. Auditions for the Female Choir KYN on Mon 24 Sept 2018

EVENTS

  1. Barventures on 5 Sept 2018
  2. Film club Montaasi’s movie nights in September
  3. The New beginnings event by the Marthas in Otaniemi on 12 Sept
  4. Recycling Block in Otaniemi on 17 Sept

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. World Cup of Academic Quidditch in Espoo on 15 Sept
  2. Humans vs. Zombies in Otaniemi on 19–23 Sept

WELLBEING

  1. Study psychologists’ Mindfulness workshops for students

OTHER

  1. Answer and influence the landscape of Espoo

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. Working on an inclusive Aalto community

In honour of the beginning of the new semester, the Chair of AYY’s Board Noora Vänttinen sat down with the President of Aalto University Ilkka Niemelä to discuss equality in the Aalto community.

Watch their conversation and find out what AYY and Aalto are doing this autumn to make Otaniemi a better, more inclusive place to be: https://ayy.fi/blogi/2018/08/31/equality-belongs-to-everybody/?lang=en

2. Come work at Lakinlaskijaiset on 1 Oct

The Party Committee invites everyone interested in volunteering at AYY to participate in creating the party! The volunteer sign-up is open right now at https://lomake.ayy.fi/jtmk/mene-toihin/. You can choose your volunteer task from 9 different categories (ticket sales, security, logistics, etc.). Work benefits include the legendary volunteer afterparty, VIP tickets to Lakinlaskijaiset, an overall badge, a thank-you party and, of course, one of the two work points required for the exclusive pink ribbon.

WORKING LIFE

3. Bubble footie tournament by Digia & AYY

Digia and Aalto University Student Union are joining forces to organise a bubble footie event on the Otaniemi sports field on 19 Sept from 5 pm onwards. The evening will include a light-hearted battle over the bubble footie championship and, of course, the required aftermath session in Avain Sauna. There will be representatives from Digia present, with whom you can talk about your work, thesis or internship possibilities at Digia, for example. Sign up by 10 Sept! https://lomake.ayy.fi/yrityssuhteet/ (in Finnish)

The event is Finnish-language.

 4. Business Intelligence assistant – Come quarry for information on the Espoo Innovation Garden’s innovation ecosystem

The job of Espoo Marketing is to tempt businesses, investments and visitors to Espoo and to help people thrive in the Espoo Innovation Garden – the largest innovation conglomerate in Northern Europe – and in the tourism ecosystem of Visit Espoo. The role of Espoo Marketing is the orchestration of growth in these ecosystems, and their operations are based on customer service and cooperation.

Job description:

  • Collection, maintenance and various listings of information on the ecosystem’s businesses and key customers
  • Collection of success stories and other information from the ecosystem and compilation of key figures
  • Analysis of rankings and reports
  • Production of fact-based material for sales and marketing materials

The position is fixed-term, until 31 Dec 2018, and will be filled as soon as a suitable person is found. The job requires good Finnish and English skills. Send your application to glenn.gassen@espoo.fi. Include your salary request in your application. More information on the position from glenn.gassen@espoo.fi or 040 620 4254.

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

5. September’s theatre offer from the Finnish National Theatre: Julia & Romeo

An audience favourite – the startling, touching and beautiful Julia & Romeo is September’s lovely offer. The performance runs on the gorgeous Main Stage, duration 2 hours 35 minutes including intermission, performances begin at 7 pm. And what’s best, tickets are only 12 e each (normal price 47 e, students 22 e) for the following performances: Sat 8 Sept, Sat 15 Sept and Fri 28 Sept 2018 (performances in Finnish).

Snap up your ticket quickly! These university discount tickets at this price are only available via this link: https://www.lippu.fi/tickets.html?fun=erdetail&affiliate=fiv&doc=erdetaila&erid=2267021 (in Finnish)

(Please note that the amount of tickets is not limited, you can get tickets at the discount price until the show is sold out!) Tel. the Finnish National Theatre 010 7331 331

6. Auditions for the Female Choir KYN on Mon 24 Sept 2018

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. The merits of KYN for 2017 include 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!

  • Auditions are held on Mon 24 Sept 2018 at 5.30–9 pm at Aalto University’s School of Business
  • Read more and sign up by Wed 19 Sept 2018 at https://www.bit.ly/KYNkoelaulutS2018 (in Finnish)
  • Queries to koelaulut@kyn.fi

Read more at https://www.facebook.com/events/204221720198210/ (in Finnish)

You can also find us on Instagram, Spotify and YouTube

EVENTS

7. Barventures on 5 Sept 2018

Aalto Cocktail, Kyllä Oluelle and Wine Club Baccus are organising the fourth Barventures in history, bringing cocktails, wines and beers under the same roof! The time between the Aalto party and the Aalto afterparty has always been wasted (no pun intended), but do not worry – Barventures is here to fill in that feeling of emptiness between the events! The evening’s music will be sorted by Kyllä Oluelle’s own boy, DJ Jon Flow!

Last year’s event was sold out in advance, so book your tickets early to make sure you won’t be the only one left in the cold!

8. Film club Montaasi’s movie nights in September

Welcome to the movie nights of the film club Montaasi! Movie nights are organised every Sunday, usually from 5.30 pm onwards, in the Kinopoli theatre in Otaniemi or in Montaasi’s club room next to Kinopoli, and they’re open to everyone regardless of club membership.

The September evenings will be spent watching Thom Andersen’s essay document on Los Angeles’ film presentations, Los Angeles Plays Itself (2004) (please note, starts already at 5 pm), John Carpenter’s modern masterpiece of atmospheric horror, The Thing (1982), Vincent Gallo’s nineties indie flick Buffalo ’66 (1998) and John Huston’s great heist classic, The Asphalt Jungle (1950). On 23 Sept, there will be a short break from movie nights because of the Love & Anarchy film festival. Specifics on the screenings can be found at https://montaasi.ayy.fi/ajankohtaista/ (in Finnish).

More information on Montaasi at https://montaasi.ayy.fi/ and https://www.facebook.com/montaasi/ (both in Finnish).

9. The New beginnings event by the Marthas in Otaniemi on 12 Sept

Wed 12 Sept at 10 am–4 pm, at the Undergraduate Centre on the Otaniemi campus (Otakaari 1, Espoo)

Beginning your studies and moving into your own home is exciting, wonderful and the best thing ever – but it’s also pretty expensive. For example, kitchen supplies or groceries can be a surprisingly big expense. But don’t worry, the Martha organisation is coming to help you!

The event focuses on sustainable living, and you can come to pick up some of the kitchen supplies you need, for example – and it’s all for free! Our free market has recycled, usable tableware, cooking equipment and other kitchen supplies. There is also a stand where you can get your hands on a nifty overall badge with the crafts Marthas’ help. In addition, the event offers you:

  • – advice and tips for sustainable living
  • – tasters and ideas for cooking
  • – hints and insights for laying the table

Read more on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2243483625888735/?active_tab=about (in Finnish)

10. Recycling Block in Otaniemi on 17 Sept

At the Recycling Block, you can make amazing flea market finds and sell off your spare gadgets!

Autumn is on its way, with new students arriving in Otaniemi and old ones leaving. How to optimise the flow of belongings in and out of student housing? By recycling, of course! At the Recycling Block, the two floors and courtyard of Otaniemi 20 will be transformed into a dream destination for even the most experienced flea market goer on Monday 17 September between 4 pm and 8 pm.

SPORTS AND CAMPING

11. World Cup of Academic Quidditch in Espoo on 15 Sept

The World Cup of Academic Quidditch is back! Aava organises the quidditch tournament on Saturday 15 Sept at 1 pm at Silkkiniitty in Espoo.

The 16 fastest teams to sign up can take part in the tournament. Taking part is easy and doesn’t require earlier quidditch experience. Spectators are also very welcome to this thrilling event.

Come and witness the (almost) magical sporting atmosphere!

Info, registration and Those Rules at https://huispaus.otax.fi/in-english-and-swedish/in-english-2/

12. Humans vs. Zombies in Otaniemi on 19–23 Sept

Humans versus Zombies is a moderated game of tag, in which the zombie players attempt to spread the infection by tagging humans. Humans, in turn, can defend themselves by hiding, fleeing or fighting back by using socks or Nerf guns on the zombies. The game also features different tasks to make it more interesting. HvZ is a team game, so you’ll be sure to get to know new people while playing. The game was originally created for campuses like Otaniemi, so we’ll get to play this game in the best location in Finland!

It’s completely free to take part. You’ll get the game scarf and special gadgets from the organisers. All you need to do is sign up, turn up and play.

More information and registration: https://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/hvz/

WELLBEING

13. Study psychologists’ Mindfulness workshops for students

Power of Imperfection Are you feeling critical and judgmental towards yourself? Compassion is more helpful than tough self-criticism, even though you might be used to thinking that you’ll achieve your best by being hard on yourself. The workshop contains mindfulness exercises that will help us develop an accepting and compassionate attitude towards ourselves. The workshop meets four times on Mondays at 2–4 pm, on 24 Sept– 15 Oct 2018. The workshop is Finnish-language. More information at https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=328008 (in Finnish)

Mindful Tools for Stress Management Feeling stressed or anxious? Come and get new ideas on how to boost your wellbeing. Handling stress becomes easier when we confront our difficulties rather than avoid them, and learn to recognise when we start to feel stressed or worried. The workshop is on Mondays at 10 am–12 pm, on 24 Sept–15 Oct 2018. The workshop is English-language. More information at https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopisk/Courses+and+workshops+for+students

OTHER

14. Answer and influence the landscape of Espoo

The Espoo City Museum features the Espoo of All Times survey until 9 Sept 2018. The survey is aimed at all former and current residents of Espoo, and it collects information on Espoo’s important buildings and cultural landscapes from the residents’ point of view, as well as memories connected to them. The answers to the survey will help create a cultural environment programme worthy of a city for Espoo. Answer at: https://app.maptionnaire.com/en/4167

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This is the Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 36/2018. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

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

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Weekly Newsletter 35/2018

This week offers a great chance to avoid the orientation week rush at the service desk. So, pick up a new tag for your student card now and grab your calendar for the academic year at the same time. Remember to also update your travel card to student status. PLEASE NOTE there’s an additional temporary service desk handing out tags in the Learning Centre, open Mon–Fri at 12–6 pm, with a HSL stand next to it.

 

Week 35

30 Aug: Grand Opening of the shopping centre A Bloc

31 Aug: Registration for Otaniemi Night of Arts subevents ends http://otanieminightofarts.fi/

Week 36

4 Sept: Otasuunnistus

5 Sept: Aalto Day One: Opening ceremony and Aalto party https://beta.aalto.fi/node/14566

5 Sept: Aalto Afterparty https://www.facebook.com/events/2218500171767404/?ti=icl

6 Sept: Otasuunnistus

7 Sept: Kaukkarit https://www.facebook.com/events/311923319544786/

9 Sept: Orientation week’s SuperSillis https://www.facebook.com/events/655007371552262/

 

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. Project Coordinator develops the Aalto Community
  2. Nominate a candidate for Aalto Athlete 2018
  3. Volunteer at the Aalto Afterparty and Aalto Party

WORKING LIFE

  1. Bubble footie tournament by Digia & AYY

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

  1. Otaniemi Night of Arts on 6 Oct – register your event by 31 Aug

EVENTS

  1. What happens at the Afterparty stays at the Afterparty…
  2. Kaukkarit at Smökki on 7 Sept
  3. Orientation week’s SuperSillis

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Taekwon-Do beginners class in Tapiola
  2. Sailing courses and the autumn’s info evening by Teekkaripurjehtijat

WELLBEING

  1. Silent retreat 12–14 Oct 2018

OTHER

  1. New shopping centre A Bloc opens on Thursday 30 Aug at the Aalto University metro station!

AYY ANNOUNCES

1. Project Coordinator develops the Aalto Community

Project Coordinator for community and organisational structures Elina Nieminen has started work at the Aalto University Student Union. The Coordinator, whose post lasts until Christmas, will be working together with existing members to develop the structures of the Aalto community.

Get to know Elina and her project better by clicking the link! https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/08/23/new-project-coordinator-helps-the-aalto-community-develop/

 

2. Nominate a candidate for Aalto Athlete 2018

It’s now time to nominate a fellow student who you think deserves to be rewarded as the Aalto Athlete of 2018. The criteria for winning include sports achievements at national or international level, academic performance, and fair and honest participation in the community.

Click here to nominate: https://lomake.ayy.fi/liikunta/ehdota-vuoden-aalto-urheilijaa-2018-nominera-aalto-athlete-2018-nominate-for-aalto-athlete-2018/

Remember to give good reasoning for your nomination! The form will be closed on 5 Sept 2018 at 11.59 pm. The award will be presented at the Aalto 10km/5km event on 16 Sept 2018.

More information from lauri.seppalainen [at] ayy.fi

 

3. Volunteer at the Aalto Afterparty and Aalto Party

The traditional Aalto Party is held on 5 Sept and in order to organise the most amazing party of the orientation week, we need your help! Plenty of volunteers are needed to handle various tasks such as working as a security officer, decorating Dipoli, cooking food and attending the cloakroom.

As a thanks, the volunteers will get in for free through the VIP entrance, get the party badge and entrance to the volunteer afterparty!

In addition, as a recognition of the work done for the Aalto community, every volunteer will get a tie fitting the party theme. The tie can later be attached to your overalls, for example!

Register here: https://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/aalto-afterparty-aalto-party-2018-volunteers/

The most wanted tasks are given to those who register first, so sign up now!

 

WORKING LIFE

4. Bubble footie tournament by Digia & AYY

Digia and Aalto University Student Union are joining forces to organise a bubble footie event on the Otaniemi sports field on 19 Sept from 5 pm onwards. The evening will include a light-hearted battle over the bubble footie championship and, of course, the required aftermath session in Avain Sauna. There will be representatives from Digia present, with whom you can talk about your work, thesis or internship possibilities at Digia, for example. Sign up by 10 Sept! https://lomake.ayy.fi/yrityssuhteet/ (in Finnish)

The event is Finnish-language.

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

5. Otaniemi Night of Arts on 6 Oct – register your event by 31 Aug

The Otaniemi Night of Arts is a free and interartistic campus festival, organised for the first time on Saturday 6 Oct as part of AYY’s Year of Arts. During the Night, all willing Aalto students and student organisations have a chance to organise an artistic and creative event of their own choosing. You can register as a subevent organiser until 31 Aug. More information at http://otanieminightofarts.fi/

The event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2220457434854832/

 

EVENTS

6. What happens at the Afterparty stays at the Afterparty…

This year, Aalto Party’s official afterparty offers at least as many possibilities as the legendary Las Vegas. Welcome to Dipoli to enjoy the glorious festive spirit and the magnificent artists! In orientation week’s most fabulous party, you will find activities for every gold digger, party animal, gambler, trendsetter, hen/bachelor partier and entertainer.

The party people will be entertained by performers including Basshunter (SWE), Aalto DJs TAKO x MONSU and aKYstic. Dipoli also features a karaoke room, a lounge and, of course, a chapel of love!

 

7. Kaukkarit at Smökki on 7 Sept

Orientation week will culminate with the legendary Kaukkarit at Smökki on Friday 7 Sept. SIK, IK and KIK will ensure that the drought of the summer ends with the coming of Kaukkarit. The evening starts with the Aalto Beer Pong tournament at 7 pm! Enrolment for the tournament begins at 6.45 pm at Smökki and the spots are filled in the order of arrival.

Advance tickets are sold in the hallway of the Undergraduate Centre throughout the orientation week. Tickets cost 6€ and the price includes an overall badge.

More information added weekly on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/311923319544786/ Click on the Interested or Going button to ensure you won’t miss anything on the best Kaukkarit ever!

  • WHAT? Kaukkarit!
  • WHERE? Smökki
  • WHEN? Fri 7 Sept, BP tournament at 7 pm, first artist at 8 pm
  • HOW MUCH? 6€ incl. overall badge

 

8. Orientation week’s SuperSillis

The Community Section Aava, KY’s Cultural Committee and the Teekkari Section organise Orientation Week’s SuperSillis on 8 Sept to help everyone find their inner zen. During the day, you’ll get to enjoy Sillis food, beverages befitting your state of mind, the company of your friends and the relaxing sauna and outdoor hot tub. All this for only 12€, and if there are places left on the day, you can buy your way in at the door for 15€.

As orientation week is a collective experience, all Aalto students are welcome at Sillis!

The opening of the registration for Sillis will be announced later.

  • WHAT? Orientation Week’s SuperSillis
  • MEANING? A better version of brunch
  • WHEN? Sat 9 Sept at 12–6 pm
  • WHERE? Rantasauna, Vastaranta 1, Otaniemi
  • HOW MUCH? 12€
  • FOR WHOM? All the heroes of orientation week!
  • WHY: Because your body needs it
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/655007371552262/

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

9. Taekwon-Do beginners class in Tapiola

The Espoo TKD-seura ry is organising a Taekwon-Do beginners class in Tuulimäki, Tapiola, on Sundays at 3.30–4.45 pm from 26 Aug 2018. There’s still time to start a new and versatile hobby! The course continues through the autumn semester and costs 75€, but you can try it out for free. There’s also a junior beginners class meant for 8–12-year-old children on offer. For more information and registration, visit http://teamespoo.com/harjoitukset/alkeiskurssi.php (in Finnish, as the course  will be).

10. Sailing courses and the autumn’s info evening by Teekkaripurjehtijat

Would you like to learn how to sail? Teekkaripurjehtijat (“Teekkari Sailors”) organises three sailing courses this autumn, with the theory evenings taking place already on 28 and 29 Aug (at 5–9 pm). The practical teaching takes place in one of three small groups, either on 4, 6 and 8–9 Sept, on 6–9 Sept or on 13–16 Sept. The cost is 195€ for a student, 350€ for a graduate, plus club membership. Spots get taken up quickly, so it’s worth signing up straightaway.

More information and registration: https://trip.ayy.fi/wordpress/?page_id=231

Teekkaripurjehtijat’s info evening on Wed 12 Sept from 6 pm in the Otaranta Club Room (Otaranta 8B). The evening offers a compact detailing of the opportunities to learn sailing on the cheap and the other activities related to the sailor lifestyle as offered by our club. For more information, visit the FB event (https://www.facebook.com/events/581958955533550, in Finnish) or the club’s website (https://trip.ayy.fi/wordpress/?page_id=44).

 

WELLBEING

11. Silent retreat 12–14 Oct 2018

A silent retreat is a good way to charge your batteries, relax and take time out for your own thoughts. The retreat will be organised at the Nuottakoto activity centre in Vihti on 12–14 Oct 2018. The participants will commit to a collective silence for the duration of the weekend.

The retreat is meant for students and educational staff. The instructors will be educational pastor Margit Peltovirta and musician Katja Kangas.

Price: 90€/staff or 45€/student (includes full board, single room and collective transport). Registrations by 12 Sept 2018 by email at yst.toimisto.espoo@evl.fi or by phone on 09 8050 2359.

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

OTHER

12. New shopping centre A Bloc opens on Thursday 30 Aug at the Aalto University metro station!

With its restaurants and cafes, A Bloc is the natural meeting place of the Aalto University campus and the whole Otaniemi. At A Bloc, you’ll also find a Clas Ohlson store, an Alko liqueur store, a pharmacy and lots of other services for your daily needs. The Esport Aalto fitness centre offers various sports from the traditional gym exercise to hot yoga and bouldering.

Come along to the opening ceremonies on 30 August from 9 am onwards – eat, drink, hang out and explore!

A Bloc Grand Opening!

https://www.facebook.com/events/492066047965357/

 

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This is the Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 35/2018. 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 this newsletter on AYY’s website at www.ayy.fi/en/weekly-newsletter

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

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The first weekly newsletter of the autumn is here. This also marks a change in the sender of the newsletter now that yours truly, Henna Palonen, has returned to her post as Information Officer. You can reach me by email at tiedottaja@ayy.fi or by phone on 0505209440. Wishing you all a sunny end of August!

AYY ANNOUNCES

  1. Apply for the renovated apartments of JMT 5A by 14 Sept
  2. Pick up a student card tag and update your travel card to student status in the Learning Centre on 20 Aug–7 Sept
  3. Volunteering at Aalto Afterparty and at Aalto Party!

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

  1. Otaniemi Night of Arts 6.10. – Signup you subevent now
  2. The Year of Arts blog series: The creative art of pole dancing

EVENTS

  1. Aalto Day One on 5 September
  2. Otakaari 20 transforms into the Recycling Block on 17 Sept
  3. Bike Sale on 17–18 Sept
  4. Tournament of Kasper on 29 Sept

1. Apply for the renovated apartments of JMT 5A by 14 Sept

A total of 32 apartments will soon be completed at Jämeräntaival 5A in Otaniemi. The renovations will be completed in September and the apartments ready for moving in on 1 November 2018. As per the AYY Board’s decision, all AYY members are given equal opportunity to apply for the Jämeräntaival 5A apartments, and lots will be drawn to determine who gets one. Those who apply for the apartments between 13 August and 14 September will be included in the draw. Read more at https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2018/08/09/applications-for-the-renovated-jamerantaival-5-a-apartments-open-from-the-13th-to-the-22nd-of-august/

2. Pick up a student card tag and update your travel card to student status in the Learning Centre on 20 Aug–7 Sept

AYY is setting up a temporary stand to hand out tags in the main lobby of the Harald Herlin Learning Centre.

There will also be a desk in the lobby for updating HSL travel cards. PLEASE NOTE that it is not possible to obtain a new card from the temporary HSL service desk in Otaniemi; you can only update an existing card to student status. For more information on student discounts and obtaining a new card, visit the HSL website (https://www.hsl.fi/en/tickets-and-fares/discount-tickets/students).

The temporary service desk will be open Monday to Friday from 20 Aug to 7 Sept at 12–6 pm.

3. Volunteering at Aalto Afterparty and at Aalto Party!

The traditional Aalto Party is held on the 5.9. and the day will ! In order to organize the most amazing party of the orientation week, we need your help! Plenty of volunteers are needed to handle various tasks such as working as a security officer, decorating Dipoli, cooking food and cloakroom.

As a thanks the volunteers will get in for free through the VIP entrance, get the party badge and entrance to the volunteer afterparty!

In addition as recognition of the work done in the Aalto community, every volunteer will get a tie fitting the party theme. The tie can be later used for example as attached to overalls!

Register here: https://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/aalto-afterparty-aalto-party-2018-volunteers/

Most wanted tasks are filled in the order of registration. So join us now!

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

4. Otaniemi Night of Arts 6.10. – Signup you subevent now

Otaniemi Night of Arts (Otaniemen yö) is a cross-artistic, free campus festival held for the first time on the 6th of October 2018. It forms a part of AYY’s Year of Art. During the Night, all willing Aalto students and study organizations can get to create their own artistic and creative program. The signup is open until the end of August. Read more www.otaniemenyo.fi

5. The Year of Arts blog series: The creative art of pole dancing

Is there more to pole dancing than an efficient muscle workout? Can it be used to tell stories?

In the latest release of AYY’s The Year of Arts blog series, Otaniemi’s own pole dancing association Otanko talk about their activities, the history of pole dancing and the way each dancer can use their creativity in the sport.

Read the blog here: https://ayy.fi/blogi/?lang=en

EVENTS

6. Aalto Day One on 5 September

The students and staff of Aalto University are invited to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year on Wednesday 5 Sept 2018.

Programme

  • 1.15–2.30 pm Opening of the academic year*, Otakaari 1 M
  • 2.30–3.00 pm Aalto Avenue, Otakaari 1 M–Otaniementie 14
  • 3.00–4.00 pm Reception and open doors at Väre, Otaniementie 14
  • 4.00–8.00 pm Aalto Party*, Alvarin aukio

* Registration necessary (see below)

Registration has opened for the Aalto community on 15 August.

Further information and registration here: beta.aalto.fi

7. Otakaari 20 transforms into the Recycling Block on 17 Sept

Autumn is on its way, with new students arriving in Otaniemi and old ones leaving. A great way to optimise the flow of belongings in and out of student housing is recycling, of course! At the Recycling Block, you can make amazing flea market finds and sell of your spare gadgets! The event sees the two floors and courtyard of Otaniemi 20 transformed into a dream destination for even the most experienced flea market goer on Monday 17 Sept between 4 pm and 8 pm.

More information about the programme and schedule of the event will be announced later.

  • WHAT? Recycling Block
  • WHERE? Otakaari 20 upstairs, downstairs and courtyard
  • WHEN? Mon 17 Sept 4–8 pm
  • WHY? Come for some flea market finds!

8. Bike Sale on 17–18 Sept

Are you looking for a bike of your own that you could use to travel to the campus, the store and home? In September, you will have the chance to buy yourself a working bicycle at an affordable price at the Otaniemi Bike Sale!

The bikes cost 20€, 40€ or 60€, depending on the condition of the bike. We also sell diverse used bike parts whose cost is determined by the offers made. The bicycles on sale were abandoned but are in good condition, and were collected in the spring from the bike racks and storage rooms in Otaniemi during the Junk Bike Collection.

9. Tournament of Kasper on 29 Sept

In the Tournament of Kasper, teams will measure their strength in tasks related to mining and materials engineering that will put both wit and physical abilities to the test. This year’s tournament will be held in Otaniemi on 29 September. Come along to cheer on the teams and see what the mining and materials industry has to offer!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @kasperinkisat

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/216900012342959/

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This is the Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 34/2018. 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 this newsletter on AYY’s website at TÄHÄN LINKKI

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

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Weekly Newsletter 24/2018

The weekly newsletter will be on holiday from this week onwards, and it will return on the 20th of August. But even though the newsletter is taking a break, AYY and Otaniemi are very much alive also during the summer – check out item 6 for AYY’s service office’s opening hours during the summer, and mark down the date of the Smökki Afterwork, held in July (see item 12).

Have a fantastic summer!

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Applications for the renovated Jämeräntaival 5 B apartments open from the 12th to the 15th of June
  2. New insights for the Aalto community from China
  3. Retrieve your bike collected during the Junk Bike Collection before the end of the summer
  4. Take part in planning the Student Center by the 15th of June
  5. Share your ideas on AYY’s advocacy policies by the 31st of July
  6. Service office’s summer opening hours
  7. The weekly newsletter will return on the 20th of August, material instructions

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

  1. The Year of Arts blog series: 20 years of glorious metal at the heart of Otaniemi
  2. A shifting piece of art to be built next to Väre
  3. Two new members needed for Kino Sheryl Oy’s Board

EVENTS

  1. DASH – Design + AI 16.6.
  2. Afterwork at Smökki on the 3rd of July

SPORTS AND CAMPING

  1. Smökki Cup 2018
  2. Aalto 10K/5K are coming in September, sign up now!

OTHERS

  1. Join Aalto Squad – apply by 8.8.

 

AYY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1. Applications for the renovated Jämeräntaival 5 B apartments open from the 12th to the 15th of June

In June, a total of 34 apartments will be completed at Jämeräntaival 5 B, 30 of which are shared studio apartments. People can move in to the apartments starting from the 2nd of July.

The AYY Board has decided that all AYY’s members are given equal opportunity to apply for the Jämeräntaival 5 B 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 12th and 15th of June 2018.
– 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 15th of June 2018, 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, freezer, oven and stove. Keeping the communal spaces clean and tidy is the responsibility of the tenants.

Read the application instructions: https://ayy.fi/en/housing/apartment-seekers/how-to-apply-for-housing/

Find out more about the apartments and send your application to us via Domo: https://domo.ayy.fi

 

2. New insights for the Aalto community from China

The Aalto University Student Union visited China in May to learn about the local university world and business opportunities.

Check out the AYY blog to find out what the Board learned on their trip and how the experiences in China will affect the Student Union’s operations in Finland: https://ayy.fi/blogi/2018/06/11/chinese-lessons-for-the-aalto-community/?lang=en

 

3. Retrieve your bike collected during the Junk Bike Collection before the end of the summer

The Otaniemi Junk Bike Collection came, saw and cleaned up!

All bikes in Otaniemi were marked with colorful bracelets in April. Bikes that still had the bracelet intact were collected at the end of May. If your bike was collected and you want it back, you have time until the start of September to retrieve it from storage against sufficient proof, such as a key that fits the lock of the bike.

Bike retrieval will be possible about once in every two weeks during the summer, and the exact dates will be announced on the Junk Bike Collection website and Facebook event. Please let us know that you’re coming at the latest on the previous day by filling out this form: https://lomake.ayy.fi/kampusjaosto/otaniemen-romupyorakerays/

All collected bikes that are in good condition will be sold in September. Then is your chance to buy yourself a working bicycle at an affordable price!

Website: https://ayy.fi/ylioppilaskunta/vapaaehtoistoiminta/jaostot/kampusjaosto/romupyorakerays/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/279134525956075/
Questions and inquiries regarding the collection: kampusjaosto@list.ayy.fi

 

4. Take part in planning the Student Center by the 15th of June

Take part in the development work of the Student Center on the opiskelijakeskus.fi website!

The opiskelijakeskus.fi website is now open! Check them out, browse the ideas and add your own. The Student Center is a joint venture by the Aalto University Student Union (AYY), the Aalto University Business Students (KY) and Teknologföreningen (TF). The plan is to create a building for all students on the Otaniemi campus, next to the metro station entrance and the Harald Herlin Learning Center.

A Student Center seminar was held in April 2018, , johon osallistui edustajia erityisasemayhdistysten puheenjohtajien neuvostosta, edustajistosta ja AYY:n jaostoista. The goal of the seminar was to brainstorm what kinds of facilities, functions and services the center could have.

The ideas gathered onto the opiskelijakeskus.fi website are results of the seminar. Anyone can browse the ideas, like them and add their own ideas. We will go through the most popular ideas on Friday, the 15th of June, with further planning in mind. So, visit the website and add your own top ideas. What would you want the Student center to have?

The Board members in charge of the Student Center are Emma Savela (real estate) and Noora Tanska (community). Both can be reached via their emails at firstname.surname@ayy.fi.

http://opiskelijakeskus.fi/

 

5. Share your ideas on AYY’s advocacy policies by the 31st of July

In what societal questions should Aalto people be especially active in? How should AYY react to subsistence, equality and sustainable development?

The Aalto University Student Union is updating its policy papers this year. At the same time, the current policy papers will be combined into a single document. The idea is to create a document that ensures that AYY’s advocacy work is transparent and in line with the members’ opinions.

By taking the survey, you can bring new issues and ideas to the policy paper preparation work: https://lomake.ayy.fi/vaikuttaminen/share-your-ideas-on-ayys-advocacy-policies/

 

6. Service office’s summer opening hours

AYY’s service office in Otaniemi will be open at exceptional hours during the summer:

– The office is closed on Midsummer Eve (Fri 22nd June) and between 9th July and 27th July (key distribution service for one-time rental facilities on Mondays between 14:00 and 17:00).
– The housing services’ telephone service is closed between Mon 2nd July and Wed 1st August.
– Exceptional opening hours of the cashier service: weekdays from 1st to 8th June 12:00–14:00, from 2nd to 6th July 12:00–14:00.

You can check the full opening hours and contact details of the service office on the AYY website: https://ayy.fi/yhteystiedot/#Otaniemi

 

7. The weekly newsletter will return on the 20th of August, material instructions

This is the last weekly newsletter of spring 2018.

The weekly newsletter returns on the 20th of August, week 34. The deadline for the material for the first newsletter of the fall is exceptionally on Monday, the 13th of August at 10:00. Dot down the dates if you know you have stuff to put in during August!

Send your pieces to tiedotteet@ayy.fi. Remember that the recommended length is 500 characters, with a maximum of 1000 characters (including spaces).

 

CULTURE AND THE YEAR OF ARTS

 

8. The Year of Arts blog series: 20 years of glorious metal at the heart of Otaniemi

Can you live without screeching guitars and double bass drum combos?

In the Year of Arts blog series, Metal Club Mökä tells us about its activities as a herald of metal music and about the Mökäfest festival, held in Otaniemi in August.

Read to find out why metal music is art: https://ayy.fi/blogi/2018/06/05/year-of-art-20-years-of-glorious-metal-at-the-heart-of-otaniemi/?lang=en

 

9. A shifting piece of art to be built next to Väre

Artist Gloria Lauterbach’s piece “Kreuzstrasse” has won the Väre Wall Art competition, which sought for ideas for a piece of art on the 70-meter wall standing beside the new buildings, Väre and the Business school. The contest was open for every student of Aalto University and garnered a total of 26 contestants.

The winning design won the jury with its strength. Lauterbach is a postgrad student at the School of Arts and Design.

“The copper roof, green with patina of the ages and the birch growing from within depict slow change”, Lauterbach opens her plan. There is a wish for a participatory part in the piece, which the artist will design later together with the Aalto University Student Union.

The jury also decided to award the second-place piece and give an honorary mention. The second place was “Piiri” by information technology student Emil Fihlman and Arts postgrad Mollu Heino. The honorary mention was awarded to “Aalto Shape Shifters” by Arts student Anna Björklund.

Read more: http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/news/2018-05-31-002/

Väre Wall Art contest: http://wall-art.aalto.fi/
More information on art at the Aalto University: http://showcase.aalto.fi

 

10. Two new members needed for Kino Sheryl Oy’s Board

Kino Sheryl Oy is a movie theater owned by the Aalto University students at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Its aim is to promote high-quality cinema and a diverse film culture.

In the Arthouse-inspired movie theater, we show both award-winning art films and new movies requested by the audience, collaborate with film festivals and provide film education for children.

Kino Sheryl’s Board meets about six times a year and is responsible for the company’s guidelines. As stated in the Limited Liability Companies Act, the Board is also responsible for overseeing the company’s operations and finances.

As a Board member, you get the chance to influence the Helsinki movie theater scene and promote a diverse film culture. We hope that our members are familiar with the screening of films, love movies and have experience in business or organizational activities.

Send your questions and applications to kino.sheryl@gmail.com no later than on the 21st of June 2018. Enter “Hallitus/Board” as the title of your email. Attach a freeform application + CV as a single PDF with the email.

 

EVENTS

 

11. DASH – Design + AI 16.6.

Interested in Design and AI – and how these two work together? Wanna meet with other design-minded people eager to discuss the topic?

Come to the DASH – Design + AI event on June 16th to brunch with us and hear more about the future possibilities of design from our inspirational speakers.

More info in Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/173712296679454/
Tickets here: https://holvi.com/shop/aaltoes16/product/6cd79ebbee3845c377438f0ff2eec0eb/

 

12. Afterwork at Smökki on the 3rd of July

The residents of Otaniemi have transitioned to a summer mode, each in their own way. Some withdrawal symptoms of the spring’s event mania can be observed. Hard-working or hardly working friends are nowhere to be found. What do?

The answer is obvious: let’s go to the wellbeing committee’s SmökkiAfterwork on the 3rd of July!

Gather all your friends regardless of their summer plans and come enjoy the sunny weather, a few drinks and great company on this Tuesday evening.

Pub Smökki has it all: world cup football, authentic PubQuiz and a lot more! Refreshments and snacks are available for a small cash fee.

What: Afterwork for the whole Otaniemi
When: On Tuesday, the 3rd of July, 17:00 onwards
Where: Smökki, Jämeräntaival 4
Why: Because it’s summer and time for an afterwork in good company!

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/172285916784689/

P.S. A volleyball tournament is also held alongside the afterwork by the AAVA’s sports committee. For more information, check out the newsletter’s item 11 and this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/394287647757015/

 

SPORTS AND CAMPING

 

13. Smökki Cup 2018

The sun shines and the sand flies when the people in Otaniemi polish up on their beach volleyball skills. But who are the best players of them all?

The Sports Committee wants to find out once again this summer which is the toughest beach volleyball team in Otaniemi. The Sports Committee will organize the Smökki Cup on the 3rd of July on Smökki’s field, where beach pros compete with each other in a beach volleyball tournament.

The games are played around 18:00–21:00. So gather yourself a team and see who strikes the hardest!

The tournament is played among four-person teams, and participation in the tournament costs 8 € (2 €/player). In addition to a place in the tournament, teams will also receive four meal tickets that can be used to buy food at the official after-game party, the SmökkiAfterwork.

Teams participating in the tournament can bathe at Ossinsauna, which is just a short walk away from Smökki.

Tournament signup form: http://lomake.ayy.fi/aava/smokki-cup-2018-signup/
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/394287647757015/

There is room only for eight teams, so be quick!

WHAT: Beach volleyball tournament
WHERE: Smökki’s field
WHEN: 3rd of July at 18:00
AFTERPARTY: SmökkiAfterwork

 

14. Aalto 10K/5K are coming in September, sign up now!

The traditional Aalto 10K and Aalto 5K sports day will be held on Sunday, the 16th of September 2018! You can run, jog, walk, or Nordic walk the distance of your choice.

The event is free of charge for Aalto people.

Aalto 10K/5k is part of the Espoon Rantamaraton marathon event. The marathon and half-marathon will be run on Saturday, the 15th of September 2018.

WHEN: Sun, 16th of September 2018 between 11:00 and 15:00
WHERE: Otahalli and its surroundings in Otaniemi, Espoo act as the center for the event. All distances start from Otaniemenranta in Otaniemi, on the shore of Laajalahti.

Registration: https://www.rantamaraton.fi/aaltokymppi/ The registration ends on Sunday, the 9th of September 2018, at 23:59.

We are also looking for volunteers for the Aalto 10K/5K event. Volunteers may also participate on the marathons held on Saturday, the 15th of September for free.

More information on the event at Into: https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4857131

 

OTHERS

 

15. Join Aalto Squad – apply by 8.8.

Aalto Squad combines all the student ambassador activities in bachelor’s and master’s level in Finnish, Swedish and English. As a Squad member, you’ll get to promote Aalto with fellow students, staff members and prospective students.

We are looking for student ambassadors willing to help us with student recruitment and marketing, to share stories about their life and studies at Aalto on web and social media, and to promote Aalto and its programmes at various student recruitment events and school visits.

We will recruit about 20 students to work with us starting from September 2018. The Squad members are selected for one academic year.

As a member, you’ll receive a monthly compensation (€150), Aalto merchandise e.g. a sweater, and an iPad. Your travel costs are covered while presenting Aalto.

Apply by 8th of August 2018 via Webropol at http://tinyurl.com/aaltosquad2018 Applications will already be processed during the application period. In August, we will organize a group interview for selected candidates.

How does this sound? Contact us at admissions@aalto.fi if you have any questions!

 

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This is the Aalto University Student Union weekly newsletter 24/2018. You can find news concerning AYY, its associations and sections in this newsletter, in addition to other useful information.

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The association information can be found in the association newsletter. Read it at: https://ayy.fi/en/associations/association-newsletter

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