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AYY has selected the Student Representatives in Administration for 2019

The Board of Aalto University Student Union has selected the Student Representatives in Administration for 2019 in its meeting on 18 Dec.

Student Representatives in Administration are ordinary students who operate in the University’s administrative bodies in accordance with the Universities Act. Aalto University has Student Representatives on University level, on School levels and on Department level as well as in smaller working groups. The term of office of Student Representatives in Administration, i.e. Hallopeds, is one calendar year.

The selection of Student Representatives in Administration is a statutory task of Aalto University Student Union. The application period was 31 Oct–3 Dec, during which most of the open positions were filled. For a few positions, the call for applications was continued until 11 Dec. A total of 216 applications was received. The largest number of applications in relation to open positions came in for the Equality Committee of Aalto University, for which one ordinary and one deputy member were sought and 10 applications received.

In early 2019, a call for applications will be announced for a few positions. Otherwise, the positions will be filled throughout the year as required.

AYY is looking for student representatives for 2019 – the calls continue

Call for applications for student representatives in the administration of Aalto University

Aalto University Student Union (AYY) has decided on 26 October 2018 to open a call for applications for student representatives in the Aalto University administration for the year 2019. Four calls continue until 11 December 11.59 pm because of the lack of applicants:

All students of Aalto University are eligible to apply. The descriptions of the different organs of trust contain more detailed information about possible requirements and restrictions. The call for applications closes on 11 December 2018 at 11.59 pm, by which time the applications must be handed in. The application is done via the electronic application form available at https://www.halloped.fi/en . The application instructions and the regulations for student representatives can be found on the Aalto University Student Union website at https://ayy.fi/en/student-union/student-advocacy/student-representatives/

The names of the applicants and their applications may be handed to the associations of Aalto University Student Union and to the responsible Hallopeds it has named for the purpose of giving recommendations when choosing the student representatives in administration. The Board of Aalto University Student Union chooses the student representatives by 18 December 2018.

The Student Union also wishes international students and students of all genders to apply for the student representative positions. The selection will follow the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, the Act on Equality Between Women and Men, and the Non-discrimination Act.

Criteria for selection

The selection decisions are made based on the applications, which are written in the field on the application form. The application should clearly show the applicant’s field of study, School, experience relevant to the position, and their ability to hold their position for the duration of the term of office. The criteria used for selection include interest in and commitment to the task, proven knowledge of influencing work in an administrative organ, and contacts to students via e.g. organisations or other types of activity. Representation from different fields of expertise or study, and possibly the stage of the candidates’ studies, are also taken into consideration when making the selection. Previous experience as a student representative or as a person responsible for studies in an association may also be considered advantageous.

Further information:

Minna Mäkitalo

Specialist, Academic Affairs

minna.makitalo@ayy.fi, +358 50 520 9438

AYY is looking for student representatives for 2019!

Call for applications for student representatives in the administration of Aalto University

Aalto University Student Union (AYY) has decided on 26 October 2018 to open a call for applications for student representatives in the Aalto University administration for the year 2019. All students of Aalto University are eligible to apply. The descriptions of the different organs of trust contain more detailed information about possible requirements and restrictions. The call for applications opens on 31 October and closes on 3 December 2018 at 11.59 pm, by which time the applications must be handed in. The application is done via the electronic application form available at https://www.halloped.fi/en. The application instructions and the regulations for student representatives can be found on the Aalto University Student Union website at https://ayy.fi/en/student-union/studentadvocacy/student-representatives/.

The names of the applicants and their applications may be handed to the associations of Aalto University Student Union and to the responsible Hallopeds it has named for the purpose of giving recommendations when choosing the student representatives in administration. The Board of Aalto University Student Union chooses the student representatives by 18 December 2018.

The Student Union also wishes international students and students of all genders to apply for the student representative positions. The selection will follow the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, the Act on Equality Between Women and Men, and the Non-discrimination Act.

 

Criteria for selection

Academic affairs committees

The selection decisions are made based on the applications, which are written in the field on the application form. The application should clearly show the applicant’s field of study, School, experience relevant to the position, and their ability to hold their position for the duration of the term of office. The criteria used for selection include interest in and commitment to the task, proven knowledge of influencing work in an administrative organ, and contacts to students via e.g. organisations or other types of activity. Be sure to describe concisely what you think are the most important development targets of Aalto University or your School in your application. Representation from different fields of expertise or study, and possibly the stage of the candidates’ studies, are also taken into consideration when making the selection. Previous experience as a student representative or as a person responsible for studies in an association may also be considered advantageous.

Others

The selection decisions are made based on the applications, which are written in the field on the application form. The application should clearly show the applicant’s field of study, School, experience relevant to the position, and their ability to hold their position for the duration of the term of office. The criteria used for selection include interest in and commitment to the task, proven knowledge of influencing work in an administrative organ, and contacts to students via e.g. organisations or other types of activity. Representation from different fields of expertise or study, and possibly the stage of the candidates’ studies, are also taken into consideration when making the selection. Previous experience as a student representative or as a person responsible for studies in an association may also be considered advantageous.

In Otaniemi, on 26 October 2018

Aalto University Student Union Board

 

Further information:

Minna Mäkitalo

Specialist, Academic Affairs

minna.makitalo@ayy.fi, +358 50 520 9438

 

Student representatives in administration for 2019

 

Aalto University ordinary + deputy

Aalto University Academic Affairs Committee 4+4

Aalto University Degree Committee 3+3

Management Group of the Language Centre 3+3

Restaurant Committee 3+3

Aalto Equality Committee (Steering Group) 1+1

Research and Innovation Steering Group (RISG) 1+1

LUMA Centre Steering Group 1

Learning IT Working Group 1

Open University Steering Group 1

Doctoral Education Working Group (DEWG) 1

 

School of Arts and Design

Academic Committee of Arts, Design and Architecture 4+4

School of Arts and Design Leadership Team 1

Curriculum Working Group of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture 2+2

Quality and Development Group 1+1

Education Group of Architecture 3+3

 

School of Business

Academic Committee of Economics 4+4

Bachelor’s degree program committee of economics 2+2

Entrepreneurship Programme Committee 1+1

 

School of Chemical Engineering

Academic Committee of Chemical Technology 3+3

Chemical Technology Degree Programme Committee 3+3

School of Chemical Engineering Management Group 1+1

Quality Group 1+1

Steering group of the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems 1+1

Steering group of the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science 1+1

Steering group of the Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering 1+1

 

School of Electrical Engineering

Academic Committee of Electrical Engineering 4+4

Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s Education Council 3+3

Degree programme committee for Automation and Electrical Engineering 3+3

Degree Programme Committee for Electronics and Nanotechnology 3+3

Quality Committee of Teaching in the School of Electrical Engineering 4+4

 

School of Engineering

Academic Committee of Engineering 4+4

Education Council of Engineering Sciences 3+3

Quality Committee in the School of Engineering Sciences 4+4

Master degree programmes’ developing committee for the School of Engineering 3+3

Aalto ENG candidate programmes steering group 3+3

 

School of Sciences

Academic Committee of Science 4+4

Bachelor Degree Programme Committee of Science 4+4

Degree Programme Committee of Industrial Engineering and Management 3+3

Degree Programme Committee of Information Networks 3+3

Degree Programme Committee of Engineering Physics and Mathematics 3+3

Quality Committee in the School of Science 1+1

Quality Committee of Teaching in the School of Science 1+1

 

Multidisciplinary programs

Aalto Science and Technology bachelor programme committee (SCI, ELEC, ENG, CHEM) 4+4

Computer, Communications and Information Sciences CCIS Programme Committee (SCI, ELEC) 4+4

Life Science Technologies Programme Committee (SCI, ELEC, CHEM) 3+3

IDBM programme committee (ARTS, BIZ, CHEM, ELEC, ENG, SCI) 3+3

Degree Programme Committee of Advanced Energy Solutions (CHEM, ELEC, ENG) 3+3

Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning Education Council 3+3

Creative Sustainability Program Committee 1+1

AYY is searching for a designer for the web training module for student representatives in administration

Assignment

AYY is searching for a project worker/workers to design the web training model for training student representatives in administration (hallopeds) at the Aalto University. The assignment includes designing the training module, including but not limited to the following subjects: Technical meeting equipment and appliances, Aalto decision-making, yearly clock, development of studies (e.g. pedagogics, feedback, course material), teaching planning development, student admissions, and legislation regarding studies and lobbying.

Successfully completing the assignment requires knowledge in project working and pedagogics, studying at a higher learning institution and experience in student advocacy, a strong knowledge of Aalto as a university environment, understanding the Administrative Procedure Act and good management, and a clear and concise knowledge of oral and written Finnish along with a good knowledge of oral English. Swedish is seen as a plus.

A more detailed call for applications in Finnish can be found at https://ayy.fi/blog/2018/06/26/ayy-etsii-hallinnon-opiskelijaedustajien-verkkokoulutuskokonaisuuden-suunnittelijaa/.

Opinion: Swedish is one of Aalto University’s three languages

For release 25th of April 2018

The Aalto University Student Union AYY and Teknologföreningen TF are worried for the position of Swedish-speaking students at Aalto University. AYYs theme for 2018 has been well-being and equality, and the language issue is essential. TF has long upheld discussion regarding these matters in meetings with the university management, and there have been promises to tackle the problems.

According to feedback we’ve received, Swedish-speaking students encounter challenges both in everyday teaching situations and when consulting administrative services. For example, updating and maintaining Swedish study related information on the web is often neglected, and study counseling is not always available in Swedish. Being forced to discuss such matters in a non-native language causes an inconvenient situation for the student. The language an exam should be determined by a simple choice made on WebOodi, but in practice this often requires some negotiation, which puts the student in an uncomfortable position.

Aalto has three working languages: Finnish, Swedish and English, enabling everyone to flexibly take part in all daily activities at the University. Following the agreed-upon guidelines and policies is important, in order for students speaking a minority language to have equal opportunity in education and efficient legal security.

If you feel like your student rights are not being fulfilled as they should, there are three options:

  1. Talk to the teacher in charge of the course.
  2. Talk to the student representatives, association study affairs responsibles or to the AYY advocacy experts. AYY, student representatives and study study affairs responsibles work together: the student union carries out advocacy in the scope of all of Aalto and supports the student representatives. The best answers on questions of a specific field of expertise can be found from the staff members in charge of student representatives and from study affairs representatives. Advocacy pertaining to Swedish-speaking students in Aalto is carried out especially by TF.
  3. You can also contact the head of the degree program or the head of learning services of your school. You should also talk to your co-students, since the problem might concern several students.

More information:

Suvi Vendelin, study policy correspondent of the AYY Board, suvi.vendelin@ayy.fi, 0407524692

Victor Granlund, vice chairman of the board, Teknologföreningen, viceordforande@tf.fi, 045 1381738

Minna Mäkitalo, Specialist (Academic Affairs), minna.makitalo@ayy.fi, 050 520 9438

STUDENT HEALTHCARE CHANGES DUE TO THE SOTE REFORM

Release of the National union of university students in Finland (SYL) 5.3.2018

The legislation concerning the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) and its operations will change as part of the overall reform of social services and healthcare in 2020. The legislation on student healthcare is only being prepared now and the details of it will be confirmed in June 2018. However, based on information in the media, we can deduce the following:

  • The access to FSHS’s services will be widened to encompass students at universities of applied sciences (UAS), including students studying for a UAS Master’s degree.
  • Foreign students without degree rights will be excluded from the FSHS’s services.
  • The healthcare fee will be increased from 54 euros to 75 euros. At the same time, all FSHS’s client fees will be abandoned.
  • With the Sote reform, healthcare legislation will be streamlined. As a part of this process, the tasks of student healthcare will also be changed. This means that there will be less specialist medical care provided at FSHS.

However, the fact that specialist medical services such as gynaecologists and dermatologists will no longer be provided does not mean that students no longer will receive treatment for such. General practitioners can provide many of the services currently provided by FSHS. If a student needs the services of a specialist, FSHS will direct the student to specialist services.

The information we comment on here is based on the draft legislation as of now and there might still be changes to the draft.

Following people in Aalto university student union answer student queries and provide other informatio if necessary

Lauri Jurvanen, Specialist student advocy lauri.jurvanen@ayy.fi +358 50 520 9418

Lauri Seppäläinen, board member, lauri.seppalainen@ayy.fi +358 40 651 5656