Weekly Newsletter 14/2019

The parliamentary election is here. In honour of the beginning of advance voting, the students are organising a stunt on Wednesday 3 Apr at 11 am–12 noon. How long a queue will we manage to form for the Student Centre advance polling station? Come along! https://www.facebook.com/events/2359009287660838/ (in Finnish).
NOTE! You can vote in advance at any advance polling station. You only need to bring a photo ID. You do not need to bring the notice of right to vote posted to your home.

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1. Work at the Student Union? AYY is looking for a Housing Adviser

Services are a visible part of AYY’s operations. As a Housing Adviser, you are an important part of the Services team that strives to implement the vision of our Student Union: AYY – The best student life in the world. Housing Advisers help our members with housing-related matters, process housing applications, prepare tenancy agreements and participate in the production and development of AYY’s services in versatile ways.

The application period for the Housing Adviser position ends on 5 Apr 2019 at 12.00 noon.

More information on the position at https://ayy.fi/ylioppilaskunta/avoimet-tyopaikat/asumisneuvoja (in Finnish).

2. Take part in the advance voting stunt on 3 Apr and the final sprint of students’ election campaign #koulutustaprkl

‘See the Students,’ the nationwide advance voting stunt of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) and Suomen opiskelijakuntien liitto [union of Finnish applied sciences student unions] (SAMOK), is organised on the first day of advance voting, 3 Apr, at 11 am. AYY takes part in the stunt, in which students queue up in force to vote at advance polling stations. The queues are formed all over Finland at 11–12, and they will be measured nationwide at 12 noon. Let’s have kilometres of influence on the advance voting day! Pull on your overall and come along to make the students’ voice visible. The first 500 will receive AYY’s amazing election overall badge.

The Otaniemi event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2359009287660838/ (in Finnish).

Education. Subsistence. Climate. Mental health. What’s your solution? We need tangible solutions for improving the quality of higher education, increasing students’ subsistence and wellbeing and stopping climate change. Is there anything else you personally could do to increase the visibility of the #koulutustaprkl campaign? See the tips here: https://ayy.fi/blog/2019/03/28/koulutustaprkl-vaalikampanjan-loppukiri-opiskelijoille-mita-voin-tehda (in Finnish).

https://www.koulutustaprkl.fi/ // https://www.facebook.com/koulutustaprkl/ // https://twitter.com/koulutustaprkl (all in Finnish)

#koulutustaprkl // #vaalit2019 // #sunratkaisu

3. AYY is looking for voluntary Security Officers for the Wappu events

This year, AYY’s Wappu features several events that can only take place if volunteers sign up as Security Officers. At many events, it is also possible to act as a temporary Security Officer, meaning there is no need for previous experience or a completed Security Officer course.

Over Wappu, Security Officers may get to see the crowning of the Havis Amanda statue, for example, from a front-row seat, and you will naturally also be rewarded for your efforts.

The events and more detailed information on the work benefits can be found here: https://lomake.ayy.fi/culture/jarjestyksenvalvojaksi-ayyn-wapputapahtumiin (in Finnish).

Registration opens on 3 Apr at 12 noon.

4. 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.

The application period for the scholarships is from 12 noon on 27 Mar to 11.59 pm on 24 Apr.

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


5. Inspiration for the spring from Clas Ohlson

Clas Ohlson offers smart solutions to simplify the everyday of students as well. The spring has arrived at speed, which makes this the ideal time to clean and rearrange your home to suit the season! You can boost your cleaning by visiting the Otaniemi Lab Store, the webstore at clasohlson.fi and on social media:

Instagram: https://bit.ly/2V1PYjr

Facebook: https://bit.ly/2YpRmOT

Did you know that you will get a 10% discount on all products at Clas Ohlson with your student ID?


6. Open call for artwork for AYY’s art collection

AYY continues the accumulation of its art collection with artwork created by its members. The artist can represent any School and any subject. This year, the genre is sculptures or installations. A maximum of two artworks will be purchased, and the total price is a maximum of 500 euros. The sculpture or installation should fit onto a 25 x 25 cm base. An artist can register two artworks at most. The judging panel’s composition will be announced later.

Send us a photo or sketch of your artwork by 24 Apr at 11.59 pm. The panel will decide which artworks are added to the collection around early May, and they should be ready to be collected on 14 May. The winner is announced in AYY’s Annual Ball on 18 May.

If you have any further questions, you can get in touch with Marianne Honkasaari ([email protected]). You can submit an application via the link below: https://lomake.ayy.fi/taide/ayy-art-collection-form.


7. Äpy sales season opening in the Undergraduate Centre on Tuesday 2 Apr at 10 am–3 pm

Can you hear the spring blossoming outside, drowning the season’s worries and hurries in its hum? Wappu, the rowdiest and poltergeistiest party of the year, is here, and the year’s funniest humour magazine Äpy is published at the Äpy Gala on Tuesday 23 Apr. Are you the Äpy seller of this Wappu? The Äpy sales season opens with a bang on Tuesday 2 Apr at 10 am in the Undergraduate Centre. At the opening, you will learn about the Äpy seller products and get yours as soon as you have made the deal. You will also find the other Wappu-season commodities for Äpy sellers there, as well as some snacks and other interesting things!

If you make the deal during the first 50 hours (by Thursday 4 Apr at 12 noon), you will enter the draw for Relex Solutions Flow tickets as well as the Äpy 50h association contest. By taking part in the Äpy 50h association contest, you can help your association win 30 bottles of sparkling wine OR 300 doughnuts delivered straight to your association’s stand-by point on the First of May. Wow! Ask your association’s Board for more details on your association’s deal.

See you at the sales season opening!

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/803780006656814/ (in Finnish)

8. Climate March #2 – Join us on 6 Apr

Let’s march together for a better future and demand more ambitious climate policies on 6 Apr in Helsinki. We will assemble on the Senate Square at 2.00 pm on Saturday 6 Apr. The procession towards the Parliament House departs at around 2.30 pm.

The Finnish climate policy is insufficient. Climate science delivers a clear message: we must do better. Touching words and speeches are not enough. Decision-makers must recognise the importance of the matter. The next Parliament must begin the reconstruction of Finland. Join us in demanding powerful action to prevent a climate crisis.

The Climate March on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1600043990098873/

Learn about the campaign: korvaamaton.fi (in Finnish) // #Korvaamaton #ilmastomarssi #NytOnPakko

9. What is Wappu like in Hervanta? Come along for the Wappu Exchange on 15 Apr

If the Wappu in Otaniemi begins to be boring or you want to experience something else, sign up for Wappu Exchange to see how Wappu is celebrated in Hervanta!

The merry bus ride to Hervanta leaves from Otaniemi on 15 April at 9.30 am. In Hervanta, there will be at least the reveal of Tampere’s own Wappu magazine Tamppi and a Colours party at the Ilona nightclub. The bus back to safety in Otaniemi leaves at 1 am and will arrive by 3.30 am.

The cost (including the bus ride from Otaniemi to Hervanta and back and the entrance fee to Colours) will be max. 20 € per person, depending on how many come along. There is room for the 50 fastest, and sign-up opens on 1 Apr at 12 noon at https://lomake.ayy.fi/teekkarijaosto/wappuvaihto-2019.

More info in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/791123701271281.


10. Teekkaripurjehtijat Q1/2019, almost time to sail away!

With the oncoming warmth of the spring sun, sailors are also moving from the southern sunshine towards the north. Teekkaripurjehtijat organises lots of events and opportunities in which to take part and get to sail, e.g. sailing courses, a trip to Croatia, a Nokia stunt, introductory sailing trips, some light boating and communal spring chores. There is hardly a better time to learn about our operations and join in. Read more about the spring and summer activities in the Q1 news bulletin: https://trip.ayy.fi/wordpress/?p=3224&preview=true.


11. AVP Summer School 2019: Creating Multidimensional Experiences

This summer, Aalto Ventures Program offers a unique summer course, where participants from around the world come together to create immersive experiences that cross the digital and physical space. During three weeks of magical Finnish summer, you will go from an idea to a prototype, learn by doing, and get to know and understand the globally renowned startup culture of Helsinki.

The course is open to all Aalto students. Read more about the course and apply here: https://avp.aalto.fi/avp-summer-school/.

12. Be bold, be active, be passionate – be a global volunteer this summer

Go abroad to do some important volunteer work! Do you want to develop your soft skills while discovering a new culture? If the answer is yes, then an AIESEC project is the best choice for you! Go do some volunteer work for 6 weeks in one of our 125 partner countries. Through our projects, you get to develop your leadership skills while contributing to the social development of the local community.

So, what are you waiting for? It is time to take action! Sign up on our website (http://bit.ly/AIESEC_Helsinki) and apply to the project that interests you most, or reach out directly to Linda from AIESEC Helsinki: [email protected]. We will provide you with continuous support throughout the whole process. Be bold, be active, be passionate, and bring a positive change to the world. Go volunteer!

13. ESN Aalto is recruiting!

ESN Aalto is a non-profit international student association organising many different events and parties for all students of Aalto University, both exchange and local Finnish and international degree students. As many of our members are current exchange students, we will need to update the Board positions at the end of this semester. If you are outgoing, fun, responsible and maybe a little bit weird, you are a perfect fit for us!

Join our meetings in the next few weeks, get to know us and let us get to know you – and why not apply to one of the future Board positions available for next autumn?

If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message on our Facebook page (facebook.com/EsnAaltoOfficial) or our website (esnaalto.org).

Next association meeting on Wednesday 3 Apr at 5.00 pm @Living room (JMT 5):

14. Sustainability Science Days on 9–10 May 2019

Aalto University Sustainability Hub (ASH) and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) are organising a two-day Sustainability Science Days conference in Espoo and Helsinki on 9–10 May with the theme “Making use of sustainability science.” The focus of the conference is on utilising sustainability science in the arenas of decision-making, and various scientific sessions, panel discussions and other events will be organised alongside it. The event is free of charge and open to all students!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/777632115908432/?event_time_id=777632119241765

The programme for the whole conference is available at http://sustainabilitysciencedays.fi.

Registration: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/EventParticipation/EventPublic/0b02cae5-9e1a-47af-9b2f-a67e59de75cb?displayId=Fin1727881

15. Employee Image 2019 – survey for people with higher education in the fields of technology and business

Participants in the Employee Image 2019 survey will enter a draw for a travel gift card worth 1000 euros as well as a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 II noise-cancelling headphones. If you want, you can also receive a summary of the research.

The survey can be accessed at least until the end of April. Answering takes about 5–10 minutes. The survey is answered anonymously, and all information is handled confidentially.

You can access the survey here: https://norstatsurveys.com/wix/5/p1872692185.aspx (in Finnish).

This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 14/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

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You can also read the newsletter on AYY’s website at https://ayy.fi/en/students/weekly-newsletter/.

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