Representative Council has updated the association regulation – association categories to be renewed

The Representative Council has approved the update of the association regulation at its meeting on 8 Dec. With the update, AYY’s association categories will be renewed. The main purpose of the reform is to clarify and equalise AYY’s association field.

According to the previous classification, the student union associations have been divided into special status associations and associations in the first and second lists. In the reform, associations are divided into subject associations and associations that will receive benefits from the student union according to their activities.

An association may be approved in AYY’s association register if its activities are association activities aimed at AYY’s members and if at least ten of its ordinary members are members of AYY.

Subject associations must take care of the interests of their members at their school with a written agreement approved by the school.

The Student Union also has cooperative associations to which AYY has delegated some of its tasks. The benefits and obligations of the cooperative associations are defined in a written cooperation agreement.

In the future, associations must have at least ten members of AYY instead of the former seven, which may require action from some of the associations. It is advisable to prepare for the changes now, although the associations will have a transitional period to implement the changes. Subject associations should also check in advance that a written agreement with their school is in order.

Measures required by the reform in a nutshell:

1) Associations must ensure that at least ten of its ordinary members are members of AYY

2) Subject associations must sign written advocacy agreements with their own school

3) Cooperative associations must sign an agreement with AYY

In the future, the associations will receive benefits based on their activities. The benefits are set out in a separate document entitled “Benefits and Obligations of Associations”, the preparation of which has begun. The document will be approved and published at the earliest in early 2022, when it will be communicated to the associations. We will also provide a more detailed timetable for implementing the changes as soon as possible.

  • Published:
  • Updated:
URL copied!

Read more news

vanha kuva teekkareista reklaamikulkueessa kylttien kanssa
Ajankohtaista, Blog Published:

Tempaus – harnessing community for advocacy work

This autumn, Aalto University Student Union will organise Tempaus after a break of several years. Kaikkien käsien jälki Tempaus (“A Collective Handprint”) takes place on the hundredth anniversary of the engineer with a sturdy beard, a mythical figure that supervises the actions of engineering students. In his article, Juuso Määttä delves into the history of Tempaus.
Joona Lipponen melko totisena
Ajankohtaista, Kannanotot ja lausunnot Published:

Government cuts put a stop to the construction of student housing

We are shocked by the recent cuts of the Finnish Government which put student housing and its construction at stake. In its session on spending limits, the Government made significant cuts to the special group investment grants for student housing construction, which makes the commencement of already planned housing projects in the capital region uncertain and complicates the housing situation for students as well as the housing activities of the Aalto University Student Union (AYY).
helsinki kiinteistö
Ajankohtaista, Press release Published:

Changes to deposits in the autumn

There will be changes to the deposit policy. In the future, deposits will not be collected from all tenants, but only in certain situations.
Mante smiling with an EU flag
Ajankohtaista, Blog Published:

Why am I voting in the EU elections?

Aalto University Student Union’s Vice Chair Mantė Žygelytė wrote a blog post on why she is going to vote in the European elections.