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Acknowledgements

Each year, Aalto University Student Union awards various acknowledgements to the distinguished members of the Aalto community. This page presents the acknowledgements awarded by AYY, lists the recipients from the past years and informs on how to nominate recipients.

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To whom are the badges awarded?

The badges of merit and honor are awarded for active work in favor of AYY and its goals. There are three kinds of badges of merit and honor: the community badge, the badge of merit and the badge of honor. In addition, AYY has a special acknowledgement; the hero badge. A miniature flag and AYY's sash are also acknowledgements.

Nominate recipients for acknowledgements by 21 Feb 2021 here!

 

Description of the badges

AYY’s badges of merit and honor are silver with decorative gold and enamel. The key element of the badges is the AYY logo. The badges are worn on the AYY sash. The badges are designed by Harry Tensing and manufactured by Roman Tavast Ltd.

The hero badge is a silver AYY logo with engraving on an opal white background. Over time, the hero badges will form a work of art on the wall of AYY’s office. The hero badge is designed by Noora Laak.

All of AYY’s badges of merit and honour have been awarded annually since 2014. The badges are awarded at AYY’s anniversary celebration.

Kuva yhteisömerkistä.
Community badge

The community badge is awarded to a person who has been active in the Student Union and promoted the goals of the Student Union with one’s actions.

Kuva ansiomerkistä.
Badge of merit

The badge of merit is awarded to a person who has worked in the various sectors of the Student Union for a long period of time.

Kuva kunniamerkistä.
Badge of honor

The badge of honor is awarded to a person who has been particularly active in the long-term and extensive work for the Student Union and who has promoted the goals of the Student Union.

Kuvassa AYY:n sankaritunnus
Hero badge

The hero badge is allocated for an individual act or project which has influenced the student union and the lives of its members, or a series of acts or projects.

Kuvassa AYY:n pienoislippu jalustoineen
Miniature flag

With the decision of the board, a miniature flag with its base may be allocated to a person or community whose actions have contributed to the strivings of the student union. The miniature flag may also be granted to a person or community outside the student union.

Kuvassa useampi AYY:n kuntanauha
AYY's sash

In accordance with the ribbon regulation, the student union's purple-silver sash may be allocated as an acknowledgement on the board's decision.

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Other acknowledgements

In addition to the badges, AYY also awards other acknowledgements to members of the Aalto community and to actions that have influenced the community.

 

Aalto Athlete of the Year

Aalto Athlete of the Year is a student who has been successful in one’s sport at the national or international level. In addition, the person has successfully advanced in one’s studies and is a fair and honest member of the community.

Aalto Athlete of the Year is selected by the AYY Board based on nominations received from members, and the prize is awarded at the Aalto 10 running event.

 

Learning Promotion Deed of the Year

The Learning Promotion Deed of the Year is awarded to an idea or effort that has specifically promoted learning at Aalto. The prize may be awarded to a person, group or organisation operating within Aalto.

 

International Deed of the Year

The International Deed of the Year is awarded to a party that has done something special for the internationalisation of Aalto or helped international students. The prize may be awarded to a person, group or organisation operating within Aalto.

 

AYY Seal of Approval

The AYY Seal of Approval is a seal-shaped prize awarded to practices of Aalto University, which the students find successful. The prize is granted at irregular intervals.

With the Seal of Approval, the Student Union acknowledges practices that improve the well-being of students, the meaningfulness of studies, interaction, or the atmosphere at the University, for example, which the student union members would like to see used more widely at Aalto.

Recipients of the community badge

Recipients of the badges of merit

Recipients of the badges of honour

2020: Niko Ferm, Jori Mäkkeli, Mika Tarhala

2019: Reija Väätäinen, Jari Isaksson

2018: Anu Juvonen, Jukka Mäkelä

2017: Lauri Lehtoruusu

2016: Matti Carpen

2015: Teemu Halme

2014: Tuula Ilmes

 

Recipients of the hero badge

2020: Joutomiehet ja BY, Wappupotti, OUBS ry

2019: Radiodiodi, Kampuskehitys

2018: AllWell?-hyvinvointityö ja Dipolin itsenäisyyspäivän vastaanotto

2017: Aalto Predators, Tempaus ja WiikonWappuSauna

2016: AaltoES

2015: Juha Kallas, Dipolin myynti ja Aalto in/on X

2014: Kierrätyskeskus ja Ossi Miikkulainen

 

Miniature Flag

2020: Antti Tuomela, Eero Eloranta, Jari Jokinen

 

Aalto Athletes of the Year

2019: Jenkkifutari Benjamin Ylipää

2018: Jalkapalloilija Katarina Naumanen

2017: Jenkkifutari Lauri Vainio

2016: Triathlonisti Ossi Hakulinen

2015: Pyörätuolikelaaja Esa-Pekka Mattila

2014: Keilaaja Juhani Tonteri

2013: Joukkuevoimistelija Marianne Vikkula

2012: Taekwondoka Joonas Heikkinen

2011: Muodostelmaluistelija Venla Kuuluvainen

2010: Uimari Katja Lehtonen

 

Learning Promotion Deeds

2020: Sisäisen liikkuvuuden helpotus – Aalto-yliopiston kurssien ja sivuaineiden erillishakujen poistuminen

2019: Vapaaehtoistoiminnan opinnollistaminen

2017: Informaatioverkostojen kilta Athene

2016: Tomi Kauppinen ja Lauri Malmi

2015: Linda Liukas

2014: Kemian tekniikan korkeakoulun työelämäkurssi

2013: Uudet koekäytännöt -projekti

2012: Paremman oppimisen puolesta! (POP) -projekti

2011: Mamdouh El Haj Assad (Vuoden opettaja -palkinto)

2010: Arvo Vitikainen, Mikko Tarkkala, Ville Alopaeus, Hannele Wallenius, Kimmo Silvonen, Petri Lankoski (Vuoden opettaja -palkinto); Tuomas Paloposki (Vuoden kansainvälinen opettaja -palkinto)

 

International Deeds

2020: TOKYO ry

2019: Junction, honorary mention to Kamil Marwat

2017: Sustainable Global Technologies programme

2016: CodeBus Africa

2015: KY ry, honorary mentions to Tekniikan Akateemiset and Broaden Your Horizons Campaign

2014: Kulttuurijaosto KUJ, honorary mention to Monica Sandberg

2013: Fyysikkospeksi, honorary mentions to Sergei Chekurov and Gaurav Das

2012: SIK International, honorary mentions to Aalto International Coalition, Bernardo Clementino and Andrei Kalesnik

2011: Pamela Spokes

 

Sustainable Deeds

2020: Inkubio ry

 

AYY Seal of Approval

Huhtikuu 2019: Sähköinen tenttiminen

Huhtikuu 2018: Kvantti-lehti, Aalto Space -projekti, lisäksi erikoishylkeellä palkittiin Eero Eloranta

Lokakuu 2017: ARTSin University Wide Art Studies -opinnot

Toukokuu 2017: Kandidaattikeskuksen hiljainen huone

Tammikuu 2017: Kauppakorkeakoulun ura- ja rekrytointipalvelut

Elokuu 2016: Starting point -palvelupiste

Marraskuu 2015: FUKS3-projekti

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