News and events
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Call for applications for student representatives in the Doctoral Programme Committees of Aalto UniversityAalto University Student Union (AYY) opens a call for applications for representatives in the Aalto University Doctoral Programme Committees for the year 2021. The call for applications opens on 23 September at noon 12.00 pm and closes on 7 October 2020 at noon 12.00 pm, by which time the applications must be handed in.
Commitments and press releases
The Board of Aalto University Student Union is cancelling the major student events in the autumn due to COVID-19. Academic dinner parties, pub crawls, student parties and festivals will not be organised as physical events. AYY is exploring the possibility of organising safe alternative events.
The coronavirus is causing changes to the autumn’s events. The Board of Aalto University Student Union has decided to postpone the AYY10 Annual Ball and events of the Anniversary Week until spring 2021 and to cancel Aalto Afterparty and Otasuunnistus. The events originally planned to take place in September were, after all, expected to attract several hundreds of attendees – the Annual Ball even a thousand.
Aalto University Student Union’s #seetalent campaign encourages employers to pay attention to diversity in the working life and reminds them of the benefits of diverse communities. Aalto University is an international and multicultural university, so the Student Union wishes it were easier than at present for international students to find employment in Finland.
AYY’s and TOKYO’s calendar for the academic year 2020–2021 is here – ready to organise and brighten up your days. Graphic Designer Mirka Larjomaa talks about her inspiration behind the design.
Housing is one of Aalto University Student Union’s most important member services. In this blog, Service Manager Riitu Nuutinen writes about the operating principles and goals of the housing services and addresses current issues in AYY’s housing.
The economic policy report of Professor of Practice Vesa Vihriälä’s working group presents tuition fees for all students as one way of coping with the corona crisis. Tuition fees are also believed to encourage students to graduate faster and accelerate their transition into working life.
The solving of all crises requires new ways of solving problems and adapting to the new. I would like to live in a world where buying goods would no longer be a way to create social connections.