Weekly Newsletter 17/2019

Application for AYY’s scholarships is still open until tomorrow, Wednesday 24 Apr at 11.59 pm. Read more and apply NOW at https://ayy.fi/en/students/services/scholarships/.

Have you already heard about the Wappupotti appeal opened by the Freshman Committee that has already collected 14 000 euros for mental health services? The purpose of the appeal is to evoke discussion and to shatter the taboo surrounding mental health issues – and, of course, to support the important work of the Finnish Association for Mental Health. Make a donation at wappu.fi/mielelle (in Finnish)! The goal is to double the amount collected by the Aalto community on Wappu eve at Manta.

You can find a list of all Wappu events of the Aalto community at www.wappu.fi (in Finnish).

Week 17 
You can find all of the Aalto community’s Wappu events at wappu.fi (in Finnish).


1. AYY organising rides from Otaniemi to Wappu Parade on 30 Apr

AYY is organising bus rides to the Wappu Parade on Wappu eve, 30 Apr, after the Wappurieha declaration. The buses shuttle between Otakaari 18 and the KY Building at 1.30–3.30 pm. The procession towards the Market Square and Manta’s crowning leaves from in front of the KY Building at 4.00 pm.

All Wappu citizens of the Aalto community are welcome to the Parade. The party crowd should note that most likely, the Parade will also be joined by a reporter from MTV who transmits the First-of-May atmosphere to the national MTV Live channel.

More information on the Parade: https://www.facebook.com/events/2353165268060984/
More information on AYY’s Wappu: https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/

2. Nice roomie contest

Has your roomie nursed you with zinc and vitamin C when you’ve been struck down by the flu? Helped you move? Baked you cookies for your B-day? Something else? Expose a nice roommate deed to the Campus Section! The deed can be anything at all, as long as it has brought joy to the other roommates. If you were the one to make everyone merry, you can also expose your own deed. Deeds are exposed here: https://lomake.ayy.fi/kampusjaosto/kiva-kamppisteko-kilpailu/.

The rewards for nice roommate acts will be handed out at the Wappurieha declaration on 30 April. This means there is still ample time to do nice things for your roommates! The deadline for contest submissions is Fri 26 April 2019. All AYY apartments and HOAS apartments in Otaniemi can take part in the contest. Whether you live in a friend, family or shared flat, it is time to do something nice for your roommates!

3. Support Your Local Brits!

Britain is in the midst of turmoil, not having managed to work out a Brexit agreement. This has caused some worry and concern amongst our British students. With this card campaign, you can show them your support!

Send the local Brits your best wishes via the attached form and show that we do not leave anyone alone. Cards will be printed from the messages and hung on display in Väre. https://lomake.ayy.fi/vaikuttaminen/support-your-local-brits/

4. Dipoli Wappu on 30 Apr – Come party and/or apply to volunteer

The most expected Wappu party is back again! Speed like a supernova to Dipoli on 30 Apr to shake your tail feather, to charm all listeners with your karaoke classics and to put on your cap together with everyone as midnight strikes. This is a party you really don’t want to miss!

On Wappu eve, the Dipoli roof will be blown off and the party accelerated to the speed of light by the brighter-than-a-supernova ABREU!

Ticket sales have already started at bit.ly/dipolinwappu2019! Ticket sales times, other artists and more detailed info are available on the event’s FB page at https://www.facebook.com/events/318302462214039/ as well as online at ota.wappu.fi.

Interested in helping out at the party? Volunteer recruitment for the Dipoli Wappu is open at https://lomake.ayy.fi/jtmk/mene-toihin/ (in Finnish)!
The shift includes about 6 hours of work and the cleaning at the end. The workers will be rewarded with a VIP entrance, afterparty, Wappu baskets and buses to Ullanlinnanmäki in the morning!

5. AYY is looking for a project worker for the Council election!

The project worker for the Representative Council election assists with the communications about the AYY Council election taking place in October–November as well as their practical organising. The project worker’s tasks include e.g.

  • Planning the election communications and content production for social media and the website
  • Contact with and keeping the electoral alliances and subject organisations informed
  • Coordination of panels and polling stations
  • Organising the Election night
  • Main responsibility over the budget

The project worker is hoped to begin as early in May as possible. The work is part-time and can be done alongside studies. Read more at https://ayy.fi/ylioppilaskunta/avoimet-tyopaikat/edustajistovaalien-projektityontekija-2/ (in Finnish).


6. Everything a student needs for Wappu from Clas Ohlson

Plans for the First of May all sorted? Students can find everything they need for the First of May at Clas Ohlson, from picnic paraphernalia to solar-cell lights. So, tune in to the festive spirit and head to the Otaniemi Lab Store for some shopping! Find more inspiration for the spring on Clas Ohlson’s own website and on social media:

Facebook: https://bit.ly/2YpRmOT

Instagram: https://bit.ly/2V1PYjr

7. Help select Finland’s most tempting employer and win a pair of noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones by Bose

You can now have your say on which companies are the most tempting in Finland in the eyes of young professionals.

Each year, Academic Work carries out the Young Professional Attraction Index survey that provides answers for, among others, what you as a young professional consider important when selecting your employer. Your answers will influence what companies should pay attention to in the future.

Answering takes about 5 min, and by answering, you also have a chance to win one of three pairs of noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones by Bose (worth 349 €).

Answer the survey here! (in Finnish)


8. Info event on Otaniemi Night of Arts for associations and other organisers on 6 May

Otaniemi Night of Arts, the interartistic, open-to-all, free-of-charge campus festival, is organised on 21 Sept this year! What is Otaniemi Night of Arts about? Who can organise a subevent? Who pays for all of this? What artistic fun could your association bring to the event? What else would you like to have in the programme?

Your questions will be answered at the info event taking place on Mon 6 May at 5.00 pm in Väre, in room F101 right next to the main lobby.

Anyone can participate in organising Otaniemi Night of Arts, and artistic activities can take all sorts of forms! AYY, Aalto and the City of Espoo will also be organising festival activities. At the info event, you get to share your views on what these activities could be like.

Registration as a subevent organiser will remain open until the beginning of August. You can also sign up right now to take part in organising the biggest and most impressive interartistic event in Otaniemi at https://ayy.fi/jasenille/opiskelijakulttuuri/vuosittaiset-tapahtumat/otaniemenyo/ (in Finnish).

More information is available from [email protected].

9. Come and be mesmerised by the utterly fantastic Waputin!

Welcome to the fantastic concert and ball, Waputin, organised by the Polytech Orchestra! On 1 May at 5 pm, GLO Hotel Art (Lönnrotinkatu 29, Helsinki) is filled with magical music, jokes and dance.

The omens are growing stronger: The Jugend Hall will first be conquered by the Polytech Orchestra and its leader Jens H. Kaamea. The mystical melodies will make the audience spellbound during the concert part of the event, after which the ball can start, first accompanied by the full symphony orchestra. The troops of the salon orchestra Jorma and Retuperä WBK will later take over and continue to mobilise the audience on the dancefloor.

Programme leaflets (students 10 € / normal 20 €) with magical jokes (mainly in Finnish) can be bought at the door, as well as from polyteknikkojenorkesteri.fi/en to be picked up at the venue.

Wappu is a feast for many, but only Waputin turns the feast into an event! Don’t miss out on the event that only happens once a Wappu but grab your cloak and wander into Waputin! You have been told!



10. Chamber Choir Dissonanssi’s spring concert on Tue 7 May 2019

Welcome to Chamber Choir Dissonanssi’s spring concert on Tuesday 7 May 2019 at 7 pm in Paavalinkirkko.

What: Chamber Choir Dissonanssi’s spring concert

When: Tuesday 7 May 2019 at 7.00 pm

Where: Paavalinkirkko, Sammatintie 5, Helsinki

The concert has free admission. Welcome!


11. AG League of Legends Tournament ’19 on 19 May

Aalto Gamers’ LoL tournament is here! Grab your friends and come compete. All skill levels are welcome to join! The tournament is hosted at the GLHF – Gaming Lounge Helsinki Finland Oy, a fully-set gaming venue with computers, so you only need to bring yourself. If you’ve never been to the Lounge, this is also a great opportunity to come check it out for free!

Event and sign-up details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/391242321676250/

Everyone is welcome to join the event and watch the games and to enjoy the great vibes. So, whether you are a serious League player or just looking for a fun and interesting gaming event, come check us out!

12. VTT Wappu Float to Ullanlinnanmäki on 1 May

Not tempted by a sweaty and packed metro and tram ride? Want to travel in style on the First of May? Fancy a doughnut?

The Jäynä Competition and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland are offering an epic cruise on bubbly waves onboard the VTT Wappu Float to Ullanlinnanmäki and back again this year! There are two floats this year too, to there is room for plenty of Wappu crowd! Sign-up for the Ferrari of Ullanlinnanmäki rides opens on Wednesday 24 Apr at 12.00 noon. The sign-up link will be updated later.

What: VTT’s Wappu Float, doughnuts, coffee, bubbly and unforgettable fun
When and where: Departure on 1 May at 9.30 am from the Otaranta dock, return ride from Ullanlinnanmäki from the Cafe Ursula dock at 6.00 pm
Price: 8 € return ticket only, 14 € with bubbly
Why: Because Wappu and the absolute best way to get to Ullanlinnanmäki!
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/649080652180597/


13. Sign up for the Länsiväylä Run by 25 Apr

The traditional Länsiväylä Run is run for the 43rd time on Sunday 28 Apr 2019. In the Länsiväylä Run, you can choose between the long (17.3 km) or the short (6.0 km) distance.

Registration by 25 Apr (students and staff). Campaign code: UNIS2019

Registration is done at https://vu.tapahtumiin.fi/fi/ (in Finnish).

Prices: run 17.3 km 35 euros (normally 50 EUR until 25 Apr), run 6 km 30 euros (normally 45 EUR until 25 Apr), walk 6 km 15 euros (normally 22 EUR until 25 Apr)

More information: http://www.lansivaylajuoksu.fi/ (in Finnish).


14. Students’ Mental Health Day on 25 Apr – free lecture and workshop

Students’ Mental Health Day will be held again on Thursday 25 April. The goal is to provoke conversations about students’ mental health and to invite everyone to support the cause of mental wellbeing. Warmly welcome to participate in the workshop offered by Aalto study well-being initiative! The lecture in the morning will be held in Finnish and the afternoon workshop in English.

Further information about lecture and workshop can be found in Into: https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=16648536/


15. Join AIESEC’s volunteering project this summer

What time is it? It is SUMMER time! Have you ever had fun, enjoyed travelling and gained practical work experience at the same time? Join AIESEC and make this summer different with a 6-week volunteering project in one of AIESEC’s 125 partner countries.

Explore the opportunities on our website: http://bit.ly/AIESEC_Helsinki.

16. Sustainability Science Days conference and EU election panel

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/

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

In connection with the conference, an EU election panel is organised on Thu 9 May at 6.45–8.30 pm with the theme “Making use of sustainability science in the European Parliament.” The panel event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/453674825370708/

This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 17/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

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