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Association newsletter for week 21/2019

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This is the AYY association newsletter for week 21/2019

When your association is done with the advance booking of rentable facilities, add your events that are open to all into next academic year’s calendar (item 1). In addition, you can influence the Associations Act until Wednesday (item 3). Have a great Annual Ball weekend!

Upcoming events and important dates for associations
18 May: AYY 9th Annual Ball party (https://www.facebook.com/events/355197748424532/)
21 May: Booking session for other associations in the 1st list and for bookers of hobby facilities (item 2)
26 May: Vote in the European Parliament election (https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/03/12/futuretalks-election-spring/, advance voting 15–21 May)
26 May: Submission of events for AYY’s calendar ends (item 1, http://bit.ly/ayycalendar2019)
3 Sept: Save the date: Aalto Party

 

Contents of the newsletter
1. Submit your event for the calendar for the academic year 2019–2020
2. Advance booking of rentable facilities ends for associations in the 1st list on Tue 21 May
3. Influence the Associations Act by 22 May
4. A few storage units available in Atlantinkatu and Miestentie
5. Get your association into shape for the summer with these tips!
6. The Internationalisation A to Z guide to help out your association
7. Take over AYY’s Instagram Story for a day

 

1. Submit your event for the calendar for the academic year 2019–2020
Associations and operators within AYY have the opportunity to submit their important dates for the Design Calendar produced collectively by AYY and TOKYO. Events can be added to the table linked below until Sunday 26 May 2019. Add your events under the correct month in chronological order.

Write the text you want in the calendar in the column “Event name/Text.” Kindly note that there is room for a maximum of 25 characters, including spaces, on one line. When writing, think about how many lines of your own calendar you want to be “wasted.” The calendar will be trilingual, so take this into account too when planning your text.

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

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

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


2. Advance booking of rentable facilities ends for associations in the 1st list on Tue 21 May

The advance booking of AYY’s rentable facilities, also known as tilakähmyt, has started for associations. As usual, the bookings are made using AYY’s own booking system TILA. TILA can be found at https://tila.ayy.fi/, and users can log on with the Aalto University IT user details.

You can make advance bookings for the period of Mon 12 Aug 2019–Sun 5 Jan 2020.

The schedule for facility reservations in the system is as follows:

-Special status associations
The reservation period begins at 12 noon on Mon 6 May 2019 and ends at 12 noon on Tue 14 May.
Booking session 1: Tue 14 May from 4.30 pm onwards in hall R001/M232 M1 of the Undergraduate Centre (Otakaari 1).

-Other associations in the 1st list
The reservation period begins at 12 noon on Wed 15 May 2019 and ends at 12 noon on Tue 21 May.
Booking session 2: Tue 21 May from 4.30 pm onwards in hall R001/M232 M1 of the Undergraduate Centre (Otakaari 1).

Important notice! The following change has been made to the previous advance booking round: bookings for three hobby facilities (multi-facility hall, Tatami hall, association room) are only made in the round beginning on 15 May, and associations need to come to the latter booking session on Tue 21 May to defend their bookings for these facilities. This applies to all associations! Hobby facilities can only be booked from Mon 15 May onwards. The reason for the change is to guarantee all associations more equal opportunities to book these highly-sought-after free facilities.

Find the more detailed booking instructions here: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/05/06/advance-booking-of-ayys-facilities-rented-on-a-one-time-basis-started-on-6th-may/

Once the advance booking is over on 22 May, also associations in the second list and all Aalto people can start to book facilities for the autumn.

 

3. Influence the Associations Act by 22 May
Does the Associations Act seem distressingly strange and difficult? Have you struggled with founding or running an association? Should the registration, deregistration or decision-making of an association be made easier? Should an association also be able to operate in English in official matters? If you think so, join us in simplifying the Associations Act and communal civic activities!

The Associations Act is being updated, and everyone can influence its new direction. The Ministry of Justice’s survey is open until 22 May. The survey is used to collect information and opinions on the development needs of the legislation and practices.

Straight to survey: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/Participation/Public/a085b2f4-751d-4a9e-b72c-3e4e96330172?displayId=Fin1770410

More information: https://valtioneuvosto.fi/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/1410853/tule-mukaan-helpottamaan-yhdistyslakia-ja-yhteisollista-kansalaistoimintaa-?_101_INSTANCE_3wyslLo1Z0ni_languageId=en_US

 

4. A few storage units available in Atlantinkatu and Miestentie
The property company has a few storage units free that can be rented to associations operating within AYY. A few of the units are in Jätkäsaari on Atlantinkatu, and a few are on Miestentie in Otaniemi.
The storage units are 1–2 m2 in size, and their rent varies depending on the property at around 10–20 e/month. In the main, the storage units will not be rented to associations who already have a storage or club facility through AYY. Interested associations can get in touch with AYY’s Real Estate Sector at kiinteistotoimi@ayy.fi.

 

5. Get your association into shape for the summer with these tips!
With summer approaching, the operations of many organisations start to slow down for summer hibernation. This makes now a good time to get your organisation’s matters into shape for the summer and to make sure that the things left unorganised from the spring will not be casting a shadow over the summer holidays.

Please make sure that your association’s finances are in order for the spring. This means at least that all of the spring’s transactions, expense claims and receipts are up to date. You can find help on matters related to financial management and accounting in the Association Guide: https://yhdistysopas.ayy.fi/financial-management-and-accounting/?lang=en/. While you are at it, complete anything left hanging, such as sending messages and gathering the required signatures. If you need advice, jarjestoasiat(a)ayy.fi will answer your questions. Once all spring tasks have been finalised, it is easier to get ready for the autumn and nice to get back to your new tasks in the autumn!

Also, it is a good idea to take at least a bit of a break from organisation chores in the summer, so that your enthusiasm will carry you through the autumn as well. See you at Aalto Party on 3 Sept at the latest!

 

6. The Internationalisation A to Z guide to help out your association
Every fifth Aalto person is an international student. Are they taken into account in the operations and events of your association? Do you need help with internationalisation?

Making student association operations more international may seem difficult, but it can also be implemented in small steps. This guide presents tangible ways to take the international perspective into account both at the association’s events and in its operating methods. The guide is divided in three sections, of which A includes things that are easy to implement, B some things that require more investment and C more thorough internationalisation measures that have a wider impact. The aims have been divided into four areas:

Advocacy: How does your association function? How do you take the international perspective into consideration?
New students: How can you get exchange students and international degree students to join the association’s operations?
Events: What kinds of events does your association organise?
Communication: Whom does your communication reach and how? What languages are used in your association?

You can find the Internationalisation A to Z guide in the Association Guide: https://yhdistysopas.ayy.fi/internationalisation-a-to-z/?lang=en.

We hope that this guide is helpful to you and your association! If you need some help or tips regarding international students or internationalisation, you can reach our specialist Rosa Väisänen and Board member Taneli Myllykangas at international@ayy.fi. Remember to also join the Aalto International channel on Telegram!

 

7. Take over AYY’s Instagram Story for a day
Do you want to talk about your operations, showcase your association or maybe show how an event is organised your way? Your association has the opportunity to tell AYY’s 2300 Instagram followers what it is that you do and how you do it. Via the Stories, the followers get to see what a versatile and multifaceted organisation field AYY has, and your association will reach new people at the same time.

Are you interested in taking over AYY’s Instagram Story? Send a note to AYY’s Communications Specialist Henna Palonen (henna.palonen(a)ayy.fi) and agree on your day. During the summer, there are especially many opportunities to take over the Story and to advertise your operations to new students as well!

 

 

 

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The information in the newsletter is edited by the AYY Association and Communications Specialist, Essi Puustinen (essi.puustinen (a) ayy.fi, tel. 050 520 9442).

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Association newsletter for week 20/2019

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This is the AYY association newsletter for week 20/2019

The advance booking of rentable facilities has now started. Small changes have been made to the booking of a few hobby facilities. See the detailed instructions at item 1, and also keep in mind AYY’s biggest events, at item 2, when planning for the autumn. Wishing everyone a sunny weekend!

Upcoming events and important dates for associations
13 May: Flower Day (item 3, https://www.facebook.com/events/2263069650443938/)
14 May: Booking session for special status associations (item 1)
16 May: Representative Council meeting (ayy.fi/live)
18 May: AYY 9th Annual Ball party (https://www.facebook.com/events/355197748424532/)
21 May: Booking session for other associations in the 1st list and for bookers of hobby facilities (item 1)
26 May: Submission of events for AYY’s calendar ends (item 6, http://bit.ly/ayycalendar2019)

 

Contents of the newsletter
1. Advance booking of rentable facilities is ongoing: ends on 14 May for special status associations and starts on 15 May for others
2. FYI – biggest AYY events in autumn 2019
3. Come celebrate the 67-year history of our Teekkari Village on Flower Day, 13 May!
4. Overalls and student clothing for the Sillis Brunch of AYY’s Annual Ball
5. Get your association into shape for the summer with these tips!
6. Submit your event for the calendar for the academic year 2019–2020
7. Take over AYY’s Instagram Story for a day
8. Follow AYY on social media
9. Supervisors for entrance examinations

 

1. Advance booking of rentable facilities is ongoing: ends on 14 May for special status associations and starts on 15 May for others
The advance booking of AYY’s rentable facilities, also known as tilakähmyt, has started for associations. As usual, the bookings are made using AYY’s own booking system TILA. TILA can be found at https://tila.ayy.fi/, and users can log on with the Aalto University IT user details.

You can make advance bookings for the period of Mon 12 Aug 2019–Sun 5 Jan 2020.

The schedule for facility reservations in the system is as follows:

-Special status associations
The reservation period begins at 12 noon on Mon 6 May 2019 and ends at 12 noon on Tue 14 May.
Booking session 1: Tue 14 May from 4.30 pm onwards in hall R001/M232 M1 of the Undergraduate Centre (Otakaari 1).

-Other associations in the 1st list
The reservation period begins at 12 noon on Wed 15 May 2019 and ends at 12 noon on Tue 21 May.
Booking session 2: Tue 21 May from 4.30 pm onwards in hall R001/M232 M1 of the Undergraduate Centre (Otakaari 1).

Important notice! The following change has been made to the previous advance booking round: bookings for three hobby facilities (multi-facility hall, Tatami hall, association room) are only made in the round beginning on 15 May, and associations need to come to the latter booking session on Tue 21 May to defend their bookings for these facilities. This applies to all associations! Hobby facilities can only be booked from Mon 15 May onwards. The reason for the change is to guarantee all associations more equal opportunities to book these highly-sought-after free facilities.

Find the more detailed booking instructions here: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/05/06/advance-booking-of-ayys-facilities-rented-on-a-one-time-basis-started-on-6th-may/.

 

2. FYI – biggest AYY events in autumn 2019
The volunteers and employees of Aalto University Student Union organise various big events aimed at all Aalto people, some of whose dates have been listed below. These are for your information and to support the planning of other events, especially if you want to be aware of these when making future facility bookings. Welcome along!

3 Sept: Aalto Party
21 Sept: Otaniemi Night of Arts
30 Sept: Lakinlaskijaiset
31 Oct: Aalto Talent Expo
2–9 Nov: Teekkari Tradition Week
8 Nov: Teekkari Tradition Party
2–4 Dec: Association training (preliminary)

 

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

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

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

 

4. Overalls and student clothing for the Sillis Brunch of AYY’s Annual Ball
The Annual Ball Committee is looking for student overalls and coats of student associations and guilds for the Sillis Brunch of AYY’s Annual Ball. This is an excellent opportunity to get rid of some of your organisation’s spare overalls and coats, as well as to make your organisation’s clothing highly visible at the collective party of the entire AYY!

If your association has spare, unused overalls or coats from past years that you could donate to the Sillis Brunch, get in touch with the Annual Ball Committee either by email at tuuli.aaltonen@aalto.fi or on Telegram @lohenscowl.

 

5. Get your association into shape for the summer with these tips!
With summer approaching, the operations of many organisations start to slow down for summer hibernation. This makes now a good time to get your organisation’s matters into shape for the summer and to make sure that the things left unorganised from the spring will not be casting a shadow over the summer holidays.

Please make sure that your association’s finances are in order for the spring. This means at least that all of the spring’s transactions, expense claims and receipts are up to date. You can find help on matters related to financial management and accounting in the Association Guide: https://yhdistysopas.ayy.fi/financial-management-and-accounting/?lang=en/. While you are at it, complete anything left hanging, such as sending messages and gathering the required signatures. If you need advice, jarjestoasiat(a)ayy.fi will answer your questions. Once all spring tasks have been finalised, it is easier to get ready for the autumn and nice to get back to your new tasks in the autumn!

Also, it is a good idea to take at least a bit of a break from organisation chores in the summer, so that your enthusiasm will carry you through the autumn as well. See you at Aalto Party on 3 Sept at the latest!

 

6. Submit your event for the calendar for the academic year 2019–2020
Associations and operators within AYY have the opportunity to submit their important dates for the Design Calendar produced collectively by AYY and TOKYO. Events can be added to the table linked below until Sunday 26 May 2019. Add your events under the correct month in chronological order.

Write the text you want in the calendar in the column “Event name/Text.” Kindly note that there is room for a maximum of 25 characters, including spaces, on one line. When writing, think about how many lines of your own calendar you want to be “wasted.” The calendar will be trilingual, so take this into account too when planning your text.

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

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

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

 

7. Take over AYY’s Instagram Story for a day
Do you want to talk about your operations, showcase your association or maybe show how an event is organised your way? Your association has the opportunity to tell AYY’s 2300 Instagram followers what it is that you do and how you do it. Via the Stories, the followers get to see what a versatile and multifaceted organisation field AYY has, and your association will reach new people at the same time.

Are you interested in taking over AYY’s Instagram Story? Send a note to AYY’s Communications Specialist Henna Palonen (henna.palonen(a)ayy.fi) and agree on your day. During the summer, there are especially many opportunities to take over the Story and to advertise your operations to new students as well!

 

8. Follow AYY on social media
Do you want to be among the first to know what your Student Union is doing and what is going on in the Aalto Community? Follow AYY’s social media accounts to instantly find out what is going on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ylioppilaskunta/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ayy_fi/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AYY_FI
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aalto-university-student-union

Also keep in mind the Facebook groups AYY Events, Aalto International and AYY Study Events and AYY: Advocacy, as well as the Telegram groups AYY: Advocacy and Aalto International!

 

9. Supervisors for entrance examinations
We are recruiting student supervisors for the entrance examinations taking place on 20 May–6 Jun 2019 and for assisting tasks on 7–10 Jun 2019. We organise training sessions for the supervisors, and top priority will be given to students who take part in the training sessions.

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

Registration ends on 12 May 2019 at 11.59 pm.

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

Best regards,
Admission Services
admissions@aalto.fi

 

 

WANT YOUR NEWS IN THIS NEWSLETTER?

Send us your short text by 10 am on Wednesday to tiedotteet (a) ayy.fi. The news will be translated, so you only have to use one language.

The information in the newsletter is edited by the AYY Association and Communications Specialist, Essi Puustinen (essi.puustinen (a) ayy.fi, tel. 050 520 9442).

Want to unsubscribe from the association newsletter mailing list? Click on the link and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page: https://list.ayy.fi/mailman/listinfo/yhdistykset.

Association newsletter for week 18/2019

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This is the AYY association newsletter for week 18/2019

Enjoy the best student’s life in the world! www.wappu.fi
In May you can then attend the Village clean-up (item 3), plan events for autumn (item 4) or join associations’ afterwork (item 2).

Upcoming events and important dates for associations
29 Apr: Tour de Walpuri (https://www.facebook.com/events/580838759088639/)
30 Apr: Wappurieha declaration, Manta crowning and Dipoli Wappu (item 1, https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/)
4 May: Village clean-up (item 3)
6 May: Advance booking of rentable facilities starts (see exact dates at item 4)
8 May: Save the date: Associations’ afterwork (item 2, https://www.facebook.com/events/274946466724132/)
13 May: Flower Day
14 May: Booking session for the special status associations (item 4)
18 May: AYY 9th Annual Ball (https://www.facebook.com/events/236007250677458/)
21 May: Booking session for the other associations in the 1st list (item 4)

Find more events at https://wappu.fi/ (in Finnish) and AYY’s Wappu at https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/.

 

Contents of the newsletter
1. AYY transport from Otaniemi to Etelärautatienkatu at Wappu
2. Associations’ afterwork
3. Save the Date – Village Cleanup on 4 May
4. Preliminary info on the dates of the advance booking of rentable facilities
5. FYI – dates of AYY events in autumn 2019
6. Remember wellbeing in association operations
7. AYY’s guide for event organisers
8. The Representative Council has decided upon the Community structures project’s direction and appointed AYY’s new Executive Director
9. Volunteer as a group leader or partnership coordinator at Dare to Learn

 

1. AYY transport from Otaniemi to Etelärautatienkatu at Wappu
This year, AYY is crowning the Havis Amanda statue and, in the usual way, offering rides from the Otaniemi end station to the KY Building, where NESU-KY is organising the traditional Wapputerde. The latter offers a splendid opportunity to raise your spirits for AYY and KY’s collective Manta march that starts its journey towards the statue from the same location at 4 pm.

Buses towards Wapputerde are departing at regular intervals at 1.30–3.30 pm. More info will be announced in AYY’s Wappu event at https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/.

Have you already heard about the Wappupotti appeal opened by the Freshman Committee that has already collected 14 000 euros for mental health services? The purpose of the appeal is to evoke discussion and to shatter the taboo surrounding mental health issues – and, of course, to support the important work of the Finnish Association for Mental Health. Make a donation at wappu.fi/mielelle (in Finnish)! The goal is to double the amount collected by the Aalto community on Wappu eve at Manta.


2. Associations’ afterwork
As it is almost summer, it is time to gather the Board members, officials and active members of associations for an afterwork in Fat Lizard in Otaniemi to have a laid-back chat about how everyone is doing. We can discuss the current topics that your association is wondering about and meet other associations’ operators at the same time. Essi and Anna from AYY’s Organisation Sector will also be present to answer your questions.

Let us know that you are coming so we can reserve a big enough table: https://lomake.ayy.fi/yhdistykset/associations-afterwork/

What: Associations’ afterwork
Where: Fat Lizard, Tietotie 1
When: Wed 8 May from 4.30 onwards
Why: Peer support and networking for association operators
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/274946466724132/

 

3. Save the Date – Village Cleanup on 4 May
Once you have had some time to recover from the Wappu frolics, it is time to help our campus in this recovery process as well. This can be done best at the collective cleaning effort of the Teekkari Village, also known as the Village Cleanup. So, put down Saturday 4 May in your diary and grab a pair of cleaning gloves to put on as you arrive. Encourage your association’s members to come along to the Cleanup too. As per tradition, the cleanup crew have the opportunity to take a sauna and enjoy each other’s company after the cleaning work.

 

4. Preliminary info on the dates of the advance booking of rentable facilities
The advance booking of AYY’s rentable facilities, also known as tilakähmyt, will start on Monday 6 May 2019 for associations. As usual, the bookings are made using AYY’s own booking system TILA. TILA can be found at https://tila.ayy.fi/, and users can log on with the Aalto University IT user details. The easiest way to get started is to read the instructions behind the Help link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

You can make advance bookings for the period of Mon 12 Aug 2019–Sun 5 Jan 2020.

The schedule for facility reservations in the system is as follows:

1. AYY’s internal operators, 15 Apr–3 May 2019

2. Special status associations
The reservation period begins at 12 noon on Mon 6 May 2019 and ends at 12 noon on Tue 14 May.
Booking session 1: Tue 14 May from 4.30 pm onwards in hall R001/M232 M1 of the Undergraduate Centre (Otakaari 1).

3. Other associations in the 1st list
The reservation period begins at 12 noon on Wed 15 May 2019 and ends at 12 noon on Tue 21 May.
Booking session 2: Tue 21 May from 4.30 pm onwards in hall R001/M232 M1 of the Undergraduate Centre (Otakaari 1).

More detailed booking instructions will be announced later in the association newsletter as well as a separate email sent to all associations.

 

5. FYI – dates of AYY events in autumn 2019
The volunteers and employees of Aalto University Student Union organise various big events aimed at all Aalto people, some of whose dates have been listed below. These are for your information and to support the planning of other events. Welcome along!

3.9. Aalto Party
21.9. Otaniemi Night of Arts
30.9. Lakinlaskijaiset
31.10. Aalto Talent Expo
2-9.11. Teekkari tradition week
8.11. Teekkari traditions party
2-4.12. Association Trainings

 

6. Remember wellbeing in association operations
In addition to fun communal activities, it is also necessary to pay attention to the coping and wellbeing of the membership and actives in association operations. In Board operations, for example, the division of the workload fairly and taking into account individuals’ coping is key to the wellbeing of the operators. Additionally, it is important to remember to express gratitude and appreciation towards the work done by others. Invigorating outings for the operators can also be a good way to reward them and help them cope.

Read more from Association Guide: https://yhdistysopas.ayy.fi/wellbeing-in-association-operations/?lang=en

 

7. AYY’s guide for event organisers
The AYY Event Organiser Guide contains a huge spread of information all the way from event organisers’ legal obligations to an event safety checklist, equality and environmental issues, crisis communications, first aid instructions and many other guidelines important for event organisers.

You can find the Event Guide here, in the Association Guide’s Materials bank: https://yhdistysopas.ayy.fi/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2018/12/Tapahtumaj%C3%A4rjest%C3%A4j%C3%A4n-opas.pdf (in Finnish).

Check also how you can prevent inappropriate treatment: https://yhdistysopas.ayy.fi/harassment-and-inappropriate-treatment/?lang=en

 

8. The Representative Council has decided upon the Community structures project’s direction and appointed AYY’s new Executive Director
In its meeting yesterday, the Representative Council decided on the plan for the development of community structures. The plan has been formed as the result of the Community structures project based on investigative work, discussions and comment rounds carried out in the community as well as on the preliminary discussions of the Representative Council.

Association classification will be developed in a direction where the associations are classified based on their operations as, for example, subject organisations, hobby and culture organisations and other organisations instead of the previous, more hierarchical structure. This enables multiform support and grants to be distributed easier, based on the needs of different associations. The updates of the Association Regulation, operating grant distribution and facility distribution will be carried out as separate projects, and associations will be able to participate in the update processes.

There is a model being planned for decision-making on Teekkari matters that goes by the working title of Guild Meeting. The purpose of the Meeting is to draw up policies on, for example, permission to wear the cap and other significant aspects of the Teekkari activities. A regulation will be created on the Guild Meeting, which will be prepared in cooperation with the Teekkari operators.

Next, more detailed schedules will be planned for the proposed measures related to the project and the resources allocated to these thought about. Nowhere near all of the revisions will be implemented this year. The plan is to renew the distribution process of the operating grants, for example, only during 2020. You will be informed of the tangible plans as they become clearer.

Thanks to all association operators for their participation so far and their comments regarding the Community structures project.

You can watch a recording of yesterday’s discussions at ayy.fi/live.
The meeting materials can be found here: https://inside.ayy.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=45645825.

In addition, Elina Nieminen was appointed as AYY’s new Executive Director. She is currently working at AYY on the Community structures project. Congratulations!

 

9. Volunteer as a group leader or partnership coordinator at Dare to Learn
Dare to Learn is the biggest event for learning and education in Northern Europe, gathering 4000 participants from 50+ countries. The vision is to make quality learning accessible to all, learning a strategic priority and Helsinki the Global Learning Capital. Dare to Learn, rising from the student community, has been called the Slush for learning and is mainly built by enthusiastic volunteers. We welcome you into our interdisciplinary learning community!

http://www.daretolearn.fi/blog/recruitment-for-group-leaders-partnerships-coordinators-open

 

 

WANT YOUR NEWS IN THIS NEWSLETTER?

Send us your short text by 10 am on Wednesday to tiedotteet (a) ayy.fi. The news will be translated, so you only have to use one language.

The information in the newsletter is edited by the AYY Association and Communications Specialist, Essi Puustinen (essi.puustinen (a) ayy.fi, tel. 050 520 9442).

Want to unsubscribe from the association newsletter mailing list? Click on the link and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page: https://list.ayy.fi/mailman/listinfo/yhdistykset.

Association newsletter for week 17/2019

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This is the AYY association newsletter for week 17/2019

Easter greetings from the AYY Office! Remember to catch your breath a bit over the Easter holidays and to eat enough Easter eggs.

Upcoming events and important dates for associations
20 Apr: Sitsi Competition (https://www.facebook.com/events/2295608497163781/)
23 Apr: Aalto Open Air (https://www.facebook.com/events/797711663931809/)
24 Apr: Application for AYY’s scholarships ends (item 2, https://ayy.fi/en/students/services/scholarships/)
29 Apr: Tour de Walpuri (item 3, https://www.facebook.com/events/580838759088639/, registration as checkpoint organiser ends on 22 Apr)
30 Apr: Wappurieha declaration, Manta crowning and Dipoli Wappu (item 4, https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/)
4 May: Village clean-up (item 7)
6 May: Advance booking of rentable facilities starts (see exact dates at item 6)
8 May: Save the date: Associations’ afterwork
13 May: Flower Day
18 May: AYY 9th Annual Ball (https://www.facebook.com/events/236007250677458/)

Find more events at https://wappu.fi/ (in Finnish) and AYY’s Wappu at https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/.

 

Contents of the newsletter
1. The Representative Council has decided upon the Community structures project’s direction and appointed AYY’s new Executive Director
2. Apply for AYY’s scholarships by 24 Apr!
3. Checkpoint organisers for Tour de Walpuri on 29 Apr
4. AYY transport from Otaniemi to Etelärautatienkatu at Wappu
5. Everything a student needs for the First of May from Clas Ohlson
6. Preliminary info on the dates of the advance booking of rentable facilities
7. Save the Date – Village Cleanup on 4 May
8. AYY’s guide for event organisers

 

1. The Representative Council has decided upon the Community structures project’s direction and appointed AYY’s new Executive Director
In its meeting yesterday, the Representative Council decided on the plan for the development of community structures. The plan has been formed as the result of the Community structures project based on investigative work, discussions and comment rounds carried out in the community as well as on the preliminary discussions of the Representative Council.

Association classification will be developed in a direction where the associations are classified based on their operations as, for example, subject organisations, hobby and culture organisations and other organisations instead of the previous, more hierarchical structure. This enables multiform support and grants to be distributed easier, based on the needs of different associations. The updates of the Association Regulation, operating grant distribution and facility distribution will be carried out as separate projects, and associations will be able to participate in the update processes.

There is a model being planned for decision-making on Teekkari matters that goes by the working title of Guild Meeting. The purpose of the Meeting is to draw up policies on, for example, permission to wear the cap and other significant aspects of the Teekkari activities. A regulation will be created on the Guild Meeting, which will be prepared in cooperation with the Teekkari operators.

Next, more detailed schedules will be planned for the proposed measures related to the project and the resources allocated to these thought about. Nowhere near all of the revisions will be implemented this year. The plan is to renew the distribution process of the operating grants, for example, only during 2020. You will be informed of the tangible plans as they become clearer.

Thanks to all association operators for their participation so far and their comments regarding the Community structures project.

You can watch a recording of yesterday’s discussions at ayy.fi/live.
The meeting materials can be found here: https://inside.ayy.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=45645825.

In addition, Elina Nieminen was appointed as AYY’s new Executive Director. She is currently working at AYY on the Community structures project. Congratulations!

 

2. Apply for AYY’s scholarships by 24 Apr!
This spring, AYY is distributing exchange, community and study scholarships to support the internationalisation and communal activities of students and to encourage the successful combination of studies and student life. Among association operators especially, there may be members who are actively developing the community and can be supported with a community scholarship for achievements in communal activities.

The scholarships can be applied for until Wednesday 24 Apr at 11.59 pm.

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

 

3. Checkpoint organisers for Tour de Walpuri on 29 Apr
Wappu greetings from your Culture Directors as well! This year, in the night of the Wappu eve’s eve on 29 Apr, Tour de Walpuri takes the place of the traditional Crazy John. The event’s concept remains the same, however; only the name has been changed to a more descriptive one. The idea is for participants to tour all over Otaniemi and complete brief tasks at various checkpoints, earning them points for their score card. Hence, to ensure the event’s success, we need checkpoint organisers for the event. So, register your association, group of friends or other party to organise a checkpoint at Tour de Walpuri:

http://lomake.ayy.fi/teekkarijaosto/walpurin-kierros-2019/

It is worth it to put some effort into your checkpoint, as the best one will be rewarded with an awesome Wappu basket as well as a free rental of an AYY rentable sauna, to be used by the end of the year.

If you have anything to ask about the event or organising a checkpoint, contact the Culture Directors:

Roope Pääkkönen TG: @Rooipw Email: roope.paakkonen@ayy.fi
Samuli Vehkomäki TG: @Vehkomaki Email: samuli.vehkomaki@ayy.fi

 

4. AYY transport from Otaniemi to Etelärautatienkatu at Wappu
This year, AYY is crowning the Havis Amanda statue and, in the usual way, offering rides from the Otaniemi end station to the KY Building, where NESU-KY is organising the traditional Wapputerde. The latter offers a splendid opportunity to raise your spirits for AYY and KY’s collective Manta march that starts its journey towards the statue from the same location at 4 pm.

Buses towards Wapputerde are departing at regular intervals at 1.30–3.30 pm. More info will be announced in AYY’s Wappu event at https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/.

 

5. Everything a student needs for the First of May from Clas Ohlson
Clas Ohlson inspires with its practical solutions and makes a student’s home even better as well. The Otaniemi Lab Store contains everything that students need in their home during their studies. The product selection has been designed for students’ needs e.g. by studying what kinds of products and services students need and by analysing their shopping baskets from the past few years. The product selection is updated together with the students, and it changes regularly along with the seasons and needs.

The whole product selection of Clas Ohlson can be ordered into the store for free, and most of the selection can be delivered to the store already on the same day. You get a 10% discount on all products by showing a valid student ID. For students’ First of May, Clas Ohlson has everything on offer from picnic paraphernalia to solar-cell lights. Find more inspiration for the spring on Clas Ohlson’s own website and on social media:

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

 

6. Preliminary info on the dates of the advance booking of rentable facilities
The advance booking of AYY’s rentable facilities, also known as tilakähmyt, will start on Monday 6 May 2019 for associations. As usual, the bookings are made using AYY’s own booking system TILA. TILA can be found at https://tila.ayy.fi/, and users can log on with the Aalto University IT user details. The easiest way to get started is to read the instructions behind the Help link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

You can make advance bookings for the period of Mon 12 Aug 2019–Sun 5 Jan 2020.

The schedule for facility reservations in the system is as follows:

1. AYY’s internal operators, 15 Apr–3 May 2019

2. Special status associations
The reservation period begins at 12 noon on Mon 6 May 2019 and ends at 12 noon on Tue 14 May.
Booking session 1: Tue 14 May from 4.30 pm onwards in hall R001/M232 M1 of the Undergraduate Centre (Otakaari 1).

3. Other associations in the 1st list
The reservation period begins at 12 noon on Wed 15 May 2019 and ends at 12 noon on Tue 21 May.
Booking session 2: Tue 21 May from 4.30 pm onwards in hall R001/M232 M1 of the Undergraduate Centre (Otakaari 1).

More detailed booking instructions will be announced later in the association newsletter as well as a separate email sent to all associations.

 

7. Save the Date – Village Cleanup on 4 May
Once you have had some time to recover from the Wappu frolics, it is time to help our campus in this recovery process as well. This can be done best at the collective cleaning effort of the Teekkari Village, also known as the Village Cleanup. So, put down Saturday 4 May in your diary and grab a pair of cleaning gloves to put on as you arrive. Encourage your association’s members to come along to the Cleanup too. As per tradition, the cleanup crew have the opportunity to take a sauna and enjoy each other’s company after the cleaning work.

 

8. AYY’s guide for event organisers
The AYY Event Organiser Guide contains a huge spread of information all the way from event organisers’ legal obligations to an event safety checklist, equality and environmental issues, crisis communications, first aid instructions and many other guidelines important for event organisers.

You can find the Event Guide here, in the Association Guide’s Materials bank: https://yhdistysopas.ayy.fi/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2018/12/Tapahtumaj%C3%A4rjest%C3%A4j%C3%A4n-opas.pdf (in Finnish).

 

 

 

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Association newsletter for week 16/2019

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This is the AYY association newsletter for week 16/2019

Associations are sought to organise checkpoints for Tour de Walpuri (item 3), and all Aalto people are hoped to take part in the march from the KY Building to Manta (item 4). Because of Easter, the association newsletter is published already on Thursday next week, and the materials must be sent in by Tuesday to tiedotteet@ayy.fi.

 

Upcoming events and important dates for associations
14 Apr: Parliamentary election (https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/03/12/futuretalks-election-spring/)
17 Apr: AYY Representative Council meeting 4/2019 (http://ayy.fi/live)
23 Apr: Aalto Open Air (https://www.facebook.com/events/797711663931809/)
29 Apr Tour de Walpuri (item 3, https://www.facebook.com/events/580838759088639/)
30 Apr: Wappurieha declaration, Manta crowning and Dipoli Wappu (https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/
18 May: AYY 9th Annual Ball (https://www.facebook.com/events/236007250677458/)

Find more events at https://wappu.fi/ (in Finnish).

 

Contents of the newsletter
1. Register your event on the wappu.fi site
2. Manta’s cap to your event
3. Checkpoint organisers for Tour de Walpuri on 29 Apr
4. AYY transport from Otaniemi to Etelärautatienkatu at Wappu
5. Feedback on grant application round
6. Gorsu, Tatami Hall and Village Living Room can be booked again

 

1. Register your event on the wappu.fi site
Wappu is coming! AYY gathers the Wappu happenings of the whole Aalto community at one address, the wappu.fi website. Want to have your event added to the list? Fill in the form at https://lomake.ayy.fi/viestinta/wappu-fi-2019/.

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

Also, remember that all associations within AYY have the user details to update the calendar on the ayy.fi/kalenteri website. Feel free to add your event on there! Log in at https://ayy.fi/wp-admin/.

 

2. Manta’s cap to your event
As the cleverest have already noticed, this year is AYY’s turn to crown the Havis Amanda statue at Wappu. You now have a unique opportunity to have the Manta cap itself pay your event a visit! AYY will deliver the cap onto site and collect it, so the event organisers only need to reserve a suitable spot for the cap.

The presence of the cap can be requested for any event, and the AYY Crowning Working Group will approve the request if they consider the event suitable for a cap visit! If there are overlapping requests, the working group will decide which event is prioritised. If the cap comes to your event, we hope that your association will publish this on social media with the hashtag #matkallamantalle – AYY will also publish the cap’s visits to your events on its own channels.

By using #matkallamantalle on Instagram (in a public profile), you will be entered into a draw for two plus-one VIP spots with drinks at the Manta Crowning. Feel free to advertise the draw to your members when the cap visits your event!

More information and booking requests can be sent to christian.segercrantz at ayy.fi or @chriau.

Wappu-spirited greetings on behalf of the AYY Crowning Working Group,

Chriso

 

3. Checkpoint organisers for Tour de Walpuri on 29 Apr
Wappu greetings from your Culture Directors as well! This year, in the night of the Wappu eve’s eve on 29 Apr, Tour de Walpuri takes the place of the traditional Crazy John. The event’s concept remains the same, however; only the name has been changed to a more descriptive one. The idea is for participants to tour all over Otaniemi and complete brief tasks at various checkpoints, earning them points for their score card. Hence, to ensure the event’s success, we need checkpoint organisers for the event. So, register your association, group of friends or other party to organise a checkpoint at Tour de Walpuri:

http://lomake.ayy.fi/teekkarijaosto/walpurin-kierros-2019/

It is worth it to put some effort into your checkpoint, as the best one will be rewarded with an awesome Wappu basket as well as a free rental of an AYY rentable sauna, to be used by the end of the year.

If you have anything to ask about the event or organising a checkpoint, contact the Culture Directors:

Roope Pääkkönen TG: @Rooipw Email: roope.paakkonen@ayy.fi
Samuli Vehkomäki TG: @Vehkomaki Email: samuli.vehkomaki@ayy.fi

 

4. AYY transport from Otaniemi to Etelärautatienkatu at Wappu
This year, AYY is crowning the Havis Amanda statue and, in the usual way, offering rides from the Otaniemi end station to the KY Building, where NESU-KY is organising the traditional Wapputerde. The latter offers a splendid opportunity to raise your spirits for AYY and KY’s collective Manta march that starts its journey towards the statue from the same location at 4 pm.

Buses towards Wapputerde are departing at regular intervals at 1.30–3.30 pm. More info will be announced in AYY’s Wappu event at https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/ (in Finnish).

 

5. Feedback on grant application round
We want to improve the grant application process, please give us feedback: https://lomake.ayy.fi/yhdistykset/palaute-avustushakemus-2019/.

We received a total of 140 applications, and association notices from a total of 170 associations. We will use the association notices to check that the associations still meet the requirements of AYY’s Association Regulation. The applications will be scored in accordance with the scoring model. April will be spent largely on going through these so, apologies in advance for possible delays in replying to your messages. We hope to have the grants paid out before the summer.

A few pointers:

  • If you requested more time for your appendices, please remember to submit the missing appendices according to the schedule we agreed on (jarjestoasiat@ayy.fi), and by 31 May at the very latest.
  • If you missed out on making your association notice, you cannot advance your association’s situation until the grant applications have been scored. The Tahlo system will be opened for late submissions before the summer.
  • If you missed out on applying for a grant, your association cannot receive funding from AYY this year. The grant kitty will be divided between those who applied on time. For projects and new ideas, you can try to get funding from the TTE Fund (https://tter.ayy.fi/, in Finnish) or the KY Foundation (https://kyweb.fi/foundation-subsidies/). Also, keep in mind the possibilities of corporate collaboration – find training materials on the subject here: https://yhdistysopas.ayy.fi/koulutusmateriaalit/ (last section of themed day; in Finnish).

Wishing all associations operating within AYY a happy spring!

 

6. Gorsu, Tatami Hall and Village Living Room can be booked again
The renovations of the rental facilities at Jämeräntaival 5 A – Gorsu, the Village Living Room and the Tatami Hall – were completed in March, and the completely renewed facilities can once again be booked by members and associations.

Gorsu, located on basement level, is suitable for organising different kinds of parties and sauna evenings. The usage hours of Gorsu are 2 pm–3 am, and the sauna is switched on by facility’s booker themself with the controls found at the facility. The Village Living Room is suitable for holding meetings, playing games and watching movies. The usage hours of the Village Living Room are 10 am–11 pm. The Tatami Hall provides an opportunity e.g. to practise a variety of self-defence sports. There is a separate room connected to the facility that can be utilised as a dressing room. The usage hours of the Tatami Hall are 8 am–11 pm.

The Village Living Room and the Tatami Hall are free of charge for members and associations, Gorsu costs 130 €/booking for members and associations. More information on AYY’s rental facilities and their reservation: https://ayy.fi/en/students/services/rental-of-facilities/.

 

 

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Because of Easter, send us your short text already by 10 am on Tuesday to tiedotteet (a) ayy.fi. The news will be translated, so you only have to use one language.

The information in the newsletter is edited by the AYY Association and Communications Specialist, Essi Puustinen (essi.puustinen (a) ayy.fi, tel. 050 520 9442).

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Association newsletter for week 15/2019

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This is the AYY association newsletter for week 15/2019

April is here, and Wappu is approaching! Add your event on the wappu.fi website (item 2) and invite Manta’s cap to visit your event (item 3).

Upcoming events and important dates for associations

14 Apr: Parliamentary election (https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/03/12/futuretalks-election-spring/)
17 Apr: AYY Representative Council meeting 4/2019 (http://ayy.fi/live)
23 Apr: Aalto Open Air
30 Apr: Wappurieha declaration, Manta crowning and Dipoli Wappu
18 May: AYY 9th Annual Ball https://www.facebook.com/events/236007250677458/

Find more events at https://wappu.fi/ (page is under construction) and at item 4.

Contents of the newsletter
1. Thanks to everyone who submitted the association notice and applied for an operating grant on time
2. Register your event on the wappu.fi site
3. Manta’s cap to your event
4. FYI – dates of AYY events
5. Checkpoint organisers for Tour de Walpuri on 29 Apr
6. Immortalise your photo as part of AYY’s photographic mosaic!
7. How do you think Teekkari culture should be promoted?
8. Gorsu, Tatami Hall and Village Living Room can be booked again
 

1. Thanks to everyone who submitted the association notice and applied for an operating grant on time
We received a total of 140 applications, and association notices from a total of 170 associations. We will use the association notices to check that the associations still meet the requirements of AYY’s Association Regulation. The applications will be scored in accordance with the scoring model. April will be spent largely on going through these so, apologies in advance for possible delays in replying to your messages. We hope to have the grants paid out before the summer.

We want to develop the grant application process, please give us feedback: https://lomake.ayy.fi/yhdistykset/palaute-avustushakemus-2019/

A few pointers:

  • If you requested more time for your appendices, please remember to submit the missing appendices according to the schedule we agreed on (jarjestoasiat@ayy.fi), and by 31 May at the very latest.
  • If you missed out on making your association notice, you cannot advance your association’s situation until the grant applications have been scored. The Tahlo system will be opened for late submissions before the summer.
  • If you missed out on applying for a grant, your association cannot receive funding from AYY this year. The grant kitty will be divided between those who applied on time. For projects and new ideas, you can try to get funding from the TTE Fund (https://tter.ayy.fi/, in Finnish) or the KY Foundation (https://kyweb.fi/foundation-subsidies/). Also, keep in mind the possibilities of corporate collaboration – find training materials on the subject here: https://yhdistysopas.ayy.fi/koulutusmateriaalit/ (last section of themed day; in Finnish).

Wishing all associations operating within AYY a happy spring!

 

2. Register your event on the wappu.fi site
Wappu is coming! AYY gathers the Wappu happenings of the whole Aalto community at one address, the wappu.fi website. Want to have your event added to the list? Fill in the form at https://lomake.ayy.fi/viestinta/wappu-fi-2019/.

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

 

3. Manta’s cap to your event
As the cleverest have already noticed, this year is AYY’s turn to crown the Havis Amanda statue at Wappu. You now have a unique opportunity to have the Manta cap itself pay your event a visit! The cap will be delivered onto site and collected by AYY, so the event organisers only need to reserve a suitable spot for the cap.

The presence of the cap can be requested for any event, and the AYY Crowning Working Group will approve the request if they consider the event suitable for a cap visit! If there are overlapping requests, the working group will decide which event is prioritised. If the cap comes to your event, we hope that your association will publish this on social media with the hashtag #matkallamantalle – AYY will also publish the cap’s visits to your events on its own channels.

By using #matkallamantalle on Instagram (in a public profile), you will be entered into a draw for two plus-one VIP spots with drinks at the Manta Crowning. Feel free to advertise the draw to your members when the cap visits your event!

More information and booking requests can be sent to christian.segercrantz at ayy.fi or @chriau.

Wappu-spirited greetings on behalf of the AYY Crowning Working Group,

Chriso

 

4. FYI – dates of AYY events
The employees and volunteers of Aalto University Student Union organise various big events aimed at all Aalto people, some of whose dates have been listed below. These are for your information and to support the planning of other events. Welcome along!

Wappu Exchange in Tampere 15 Apr https://www.facebook.com/events/791123701271281

Tutor training 17–18 Apr https://ayy.fi/en/blog/events/tutorkoulutukset-2/
Sitsi Competition 20 Apr https://www.facebook.com/events/2295608497163781/
Aalto Open Air 23 Apr
Ciné pays you a visit 24 Apr https://www.espoocine.fi/2019/fi/tapahtumat/cine-kylassa (in Finnish)
Freshman Speksi 29 Apr
Opening bang of Tour de Walpuri and Yöjäynä 29 Apr
Tour de Walpuri 29 Apr https://www.facebook.com/events/580838759088639/
Tour de Walpuri afterparty and Wappu Festival 29 Apr https://www.facebook.com/events/321360741884642/
Wappurieha declaration 30 Apr
Manta crowning 30 Apr
Dipoli Wappu 30 Apr https://www.facebook.com/events/318302462214039/
Village clean-up 4 May
Tutor training 6–7 May https://ayy.fi/en/blog/events/tutor-trainings-2/
Flower Day 13 May
AYY 9th Annual Ball 18 May https://www.facebook.com/events/236007250677458

Also, check out the election-related events here: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/03/12/futuretalks-election-spring/.

If you have any questions regarding the events, you can contact the Culture Sector at kulttuuri(a)ayy.fi or, for the part of tutor training, the Board member in charge of new students, Anna Halsas at anna.halsas(a)ayy.fi.

 

5. Checkpoint organisers for Tour de Walpuri on 29 Apr
Wappu greetings from your Culture Directors as well! This year, in the night of the Wappu eve’s eve on 29 Apr, Tour de Walpuri takes the place of the traditional Crazy John. The event’s concept remains the same, however; only the name has been changed to a more descriptive one. The idea is for participants to tour all over Otaniemi and complete brief tasks at various checkpoints, earning them points for their score card. Hence, to ensure the event’s success, we need checkpoint organisers for the event. So, register your association, group of friends or other party to organise a checkpoint at Tour de Walpuri:

http://lomake.ayy.fi/teekkarijaosto/walpurin-kierros-2019/

It is worth it to put some effort into your checkpoint, as the best one will be rewarded with an awesome Wappu basket as well as a free rental of an AYY rentable sauna, to be used by the end of the year.

If you have anything to ask about the event or organising a checkpoint, contact the Culture Directors:

Roope Pääkkönen TG: @Rooipw Email: roope.paakkonen@ayy.fi
Samuli Vehkomäki TG: @Vehkomaki Email: samuli.vehkomaki@ayy.fi

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

8. Gorsu, Tatami Hall and Village Living Room can be booked again
The renovations of the rental facilities at Jämeräntaival 5 A – Gorsu, the Village Living Room and the Tatami Hall – were completed in March, and the completely renewed facilities can once again be booked by members and associations.

Gorsu, located on basement level, is suitable for organising different kinds of parties and sauna evenings. The usage hours of Gorsu are 2 pm–3 am, and the sauna is switched on by facility’s booker themself with the controls found at the facility. The Village Living Room is suitable for holding meetings, playing games and watching movies. The usage hours of the Village Living Room are 10 am–11 pm. The Tatami Hall provides an opportunity e.g. to practise a variety of self-defence sports. There is a separate room connected to the facility that can be utilised as a dressing room. The usage hours of the Tatami Hall are 8 am–11 pm.

The Village Living Room and the Tatami Hall are free of charge for members and associations, Gorsu costs 130 €/booking for members and associations. More information on AYY’s rental facilities and their reservation: https://ayy.fi/en/students/services/rental-of-facilities/.

 

 

WANT YOUR NEWS IN THIS NEWSLETTER?

Send us your short text by 10 am on Wednesday to tiedotteet (a) ayy.fi. The news will be translated, so you only have to use one language.

The information in the newsletter is edited by the AYY Association and Communications Specialist, Essi Puustinen (essi.puustinen (a) ayy.fi, tel. 050 520 9442).

Want to unsubscribe from the association newsletter mailing list? Click on the link and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page: https://list.ayy.fi/mailman/listinfo/yhdistykset