Advance booking of facilities for the fall of 2023
AYY’s associations have the right to book rental saunas, event venues and meeting rooms in advance. In this booking round, you can book facilities for the period 7th Aug 2023 - 7th Jan 2024.
Parliamentary Elections 2023
Parliamentary elections will be held again this spring. Check the important events and dates of the elections below.
Additions to AYY’s art collection - works on display at the Museum of Student Life
Seven works of art have been added to the art collection of Aalto University Student Union. The works of art are on display at AYY’s Museum of Student Life. The museum is open on Sundays from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Can I get more housing allowance if my rent is increased?
Due to increased costs, Aalto University Student Union has had to increase the rents. You can apply for more housing allowance from Kela if your housing costs increase.
Saunas to reopen on 1 Mar 2023
Contrary to the previous decision, Aalto University Student Union decided to reopen saunas in rental facilities and to continue residents’ sauna reservations already on 1 Mar.
Maintenance Officer Janne Kankaisto visits buildings with laptop under his arm
Aalto University Student Union properties are managed by AYY’s real estate team where Janne Kankaisto works as Maintenance Officer.
Non-military service at AYY – Blown fuses and improved knowledge of human nature
Lassi Vainikainen, a 24-year-old from Kuopio is at the end of his non-military service as a real estate assistant of the Aalto University Student Union. How does a regular workday look like for a real estate assistant?
Sauna available at Rantasauna from 16 Jan onwards
At the request of the Representative Council, the saunas at Rantasauna are available for booking from 16 Jan onwards. Due to increased costs, AYY has increased the rental rate of the saunas. You can cancel previously made reservations free of charge.
A-type student residence permit - could Finland do better?
Since April 2022, International students have been able to apply for a visa tied to the entire length of their studies. No more yearly juggling of finances and applications! AYY believes we need to achieve equality between different groups of students. Have we achieved that? In this blog, we discuss the new A-type student residence permit and the advocacy work that paved the way for it. We interviewed student union representatives from 2018-2022 and asked them the following questions. How did the new residence permit come to be? What does it look like now, and what still needs to be done? What might future international students think of it?
Apply for AYY’s Parliamentary Election Team!
Parliamentary elections are approaching, are you ready? In April next year, we will vote on the future direction of students for the next four years. Would you like to organise campaigns for next spring, where we challenge future decision-makers, bring the elections closer to students and make the voice of Aalto students heard?
AYY is preventing the energy crisis - saunas closed for the winter season
Personal sauna reservations of Aalto University Student Union residents will be discontinued and saunas in rental facilities will be closed for energy saving reasons from 1 January to 31 March 2023. AYY also saves energy by lowering the temperature of staircases and storage spaces, for example.
AYY participates in national energy saving efforts as a property owner
AYY saves energy by monitoring the energy and water consumption of its residential properties, and by reducing the number of sauna reservations. Personal sauna reservations are not available from 1 Jan to 31 Mar 2023, but residents can use the sauna during public sauna shifts.