Weekly Newsletter 18/2019

Fill your Wappu calendar at https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/ or wappu.fi (in Finnish) and have an unforgettable celebration. Wishing everyone an excellent Wappu!

P.S. Have you already donated to the Wappupotti appeal? There’s still time. wappu.fi/mielelle (in Finnish). The goal is to double the amount collected by the Aalto community on Wappu eve at Manta.

Week 18
AYY’s Wappu https://www.facebook.com/events/341190193176027/

Week 19


ATTENTION! Thieves on campus

The spring has brought thieves onto campus as well, and last week was an unfortunately busy one in terms of theft. AYY and the University advise everyone to take general caution on campus and ask you to take particularly good care of your own and your friends’ possessions.

In case of a possible theft, report the incident to the police. Thieves generally visit multiple places around the campus, so it would be important to report any thefts also to the University’s Head of Security for her to be aware of the situation as a whole. The Head of Security Seija Piiponniemi-Lahti can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at +358 500 813 084.

Wishing everyone a safe Wappu season! Let’s take care of each other and our belongings.

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. World Cup of Academic Quidditch at Alvari Square on 11 May

Aava and the Outdoor Games Committee are once again organising the World Cup of Academic Quidditch! By taking part in the tournament, you get into the Annual Ball mood in advance and catch a good workout for yourself in the process. This year, the tournament is played at Alvari Square on Saturday 11 May from 2 pm onwards. After the event, there will be an afterparty for the participants at Rantasauna.

There is room for nine teams in the tournament, so get your group together quickly! Registration is open from 18 Apr until 6 May at 12 noon. The games schedule and other necessary information will be sent to the teams once the registration has ended.

WHAT: World Cup of Academic Quidditch 2019

WHERE: Alvari Square

WHEN DO I SIGN UP: 4 pm on 18 Apr–12 noon on 6 May

WHEN IS IT PLAYED: 11 May 2019 from 2 pm →

HOW MUCH: 20 € / team

WHY: Because Quidditch is rather magical!

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3. Get-together for the Eurovision semi-finals on 14 May

The grandest and sparkliest media spectacle of the spring, the Eurovision Song Contest, is back again! Who has the most wind machines? Are modulations still in fashion? Will Finland’s Darude make the finals?

All this will become clear on Tuesday 14 May when Aalto University Student Union invites everyone to watch the first day of the Eurovision semi-finals together in the Village Living Room. You can also play Eurovision Bingo while watching. Be the first to spot the Eurovision clichés and win a prize!

There will be drinks and snacks on offer. For the sake of provisions and limited space, please sign up via the attached form: https://lomake.ayy.fi/vaikuttaminen/eurovision-semi-finals/

The event is part of AYY’s Support Your Local Brits campaign, aimed to show our support to the local British students for whom Brexit is causing worries and uncertainty. Send the Brits your best wishes here: https://lomake.ayy.fi/vaikuttaminen/support-your-local-brits/. The messages will be displayed at the event.



4. Physicist Speksi looking for actors, dancers and band

The Physicist Speksi is a self-excelling and interdisciplinary production that just you could be part of! We are now looking for enthusiastic actors, dancers and band members for next autumn’s most mind-blowing show. The Physicist Speksi is a production in which all participants are encouraged to excel themselves. So, it does not matter if you have never set foot on stage before – what counts is enthusiasm! Signing up for the acting, dance and band application events is done via this form: https://forms.gle/FgdTmgb8iFw2AvhJ9. The sign-up DL is 12 May.

Additionally, you can sign up without a separate application for our other subsections, from costumes via catering all the way to lighting technology. Signing up is done via this form: https://forms.gle/7rEpYcFQhiMPXHHy9

5. 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].

6. Come choose pearls of the Aalto archive for Dipoli’s summer exhibition!

The pearls of the Aalto University archive will be exhibited in the Dipoli gallery in the summer. We are now looking for a few students of different fields to help build the exhibition by picking their favourite objects from the archive to be part of the exhibition. The archive contains all sorts of objects from the history of three higher education institutes: photos, architectural drawings, VHS tapes of fashion shows, miniatures, etc. A student signing up must visit the archive (Otakaari 1) to take a look at the different objects with the archivists, pick one and write a short explanation of why they chose this object in particular. The archive visit and the object-related text must be submitted by 10 May. Sign-ups to [email protected] as soon as possible.


7. Wappu Without Booze on 30 Apr @Smökki at 8 pm

The most unforgettable Wappu event is back again! Wappu’s number one thing, the legendary Wappu Without Booze, takes over Smökki in the evening of this Wappu eve too. The evening will feature a guaranteed Wappu atmosphere, fun numbers, games, good company and both classic and not-so-classic Wappu treats – from marshmallows dipped in liquid nitrogen to jam doughnuts and sima. Current, previous and future students and student-minded folks alike are welcome at Wappu Without Booze, so head over to Otaniemi on Wappu eve and grab a friend as well!

The event is free-of-charge and alcohol-free, and it begins in Smökki, in the heart of Otaniemi, at 8.00 pm. Teekkaris, note! Following tradition, the caps are put on at midnight, accompanied by the Teekkari hymn.

8. BEST Helsinki 30-year anniversary weekend on 24–26 May – Sign up by 5 May

Welcome to BEST Helsinki’s 30th birthday weekend on 24–26 May! The weekend will be filled with fun activities, and all Aalto University students are invited to come along. Everyone is welcome to take part! The events take place in Otaniemi.

The weekend’s programme consists of Cantus on Friday (more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/327789931202707/), a day programme and a more ceremonious Sitsi party on Saturday (more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2168395509916948/) as well as the Sillis on Sunday (more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/296608761234664/).

Sign up by 5 May at the latest at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6fvDvE9v5DCHwjcRYWC2y6WYI3IYzMeusujiKoWoE5cxSCg/viewform.


9. Aalto Tennis Doubles Tournament

Welcome to Aalto Tennis Doubles Tournament on Saturday 4 May starting from 11 am at Esport Centre. Everybody will get to play at least two matches (40 min playing time + 5 min warm-up). You can sign up even if you are not a member of Aalto Tennis or if you don’t have a doubles partner – we will find you one!

Find out more on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/406054336893563/.

10. Aalto Volley open volleyball practice

Aalto Volley is organising an open and free volleyball practice for all Aalto students at the end of the season. Everyone is welcome to play, regardless of skill levels!

We are organising the practice in the multi-purpose hall in Otahalli on Thursday 9 May and 23 May at 9–11 pm. If you want, you can take part more than once. On the agenda, some guided workout and relaxed playing.

We are hoping to establish a second team for next season. During the practice, we will be looking into people’s willingness to join the team for 2019–2020. Welcome!

More information https://www.facebook.com/events/1220293784815432/?active_tab=about/.


11. Academic Bicycle Challenge in May for the Aalto community

Sign up to take part in the new international cycling contest for universities and colleges. The Academic Bicycle Challenge (ABC) combines joyful cycling, healthy exercise and climate protection. The common goal: collecting as many cycled kilometres as possible.

Aalto University joins the challenge from 1 May to 30 May 2019. The goal is to cycle as often and much as possible and to register the kilometres.

Read more and join: https://www.aalto.fi/events/academic-bicycle-challenge-in-may-for-the-aalto-community.


12. Take part in scientific research on behaviour

The ACT decision-making laboratory (https://www.aalto.fi/aalto-choice-tank/for-participants) that has transferred to the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University is looking for more participants in future experiments.

  • You can register into the laboratory’s scheduling system at https://act-fi.sona-systems.com/student_new_user.aspx. You do not commit you to anything by registering an account, and it will enable you to look at ongoing studies.
  • Once you have registered, you will be sent invitations to participate in research and can choose the ones that fit into your schedule.
  • You can earn 5–20 euros in cash at the experiments, which last 30–60 minutes.

Right now, we are looking for test subjects for a study called Tournaments. For the experiment, you need to answer this survey: https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/0F232E700E0109F2.par (in Finnish).

More information on the study is available on the scheduling system and by contacting the laboratory: [email protected].

13. Pre-founding meeting for feminist student association TODAY

We want to start a feminist student association at Aalto! If you are interested in influencing the framework of the association before it has even been founded, come to this pre-founding meeting where we will discuss the rules and other important things for an association to function well. Let’s make history together!

when: 29 Apr 5.00–8.00 pm

where: TOKYO space, Otakaari 1, Y-wing

This is a pre-meeting for the actual first founding meeting happening on 6 May.

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1073032426380936/.

14. BEST Autumn course application has started! Applications must be submitted on 12 May 2019 at 00.00 am at the latest!

In the autumn, BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) offers you ten courses around Europe.

You will get to attend lectures, organised by the University or companies, on technology and career-related skills, among others. After the academic programme, you will get to enjoy the evening programme enabling you to get to know the local culture and LBG (Local Best Group).

WHAT: Autumn course application has started

WHEN: Deadline 12 May 2019 at 00.00 am

WHY: A week-long course with BEST people; costs up to 50€, including board and food.

WHERE: https://best.eu.org/courses/list.jsp

15. Supervisors for entrance examinations

We are recruiting student supervisors to the entrance examinations taking place 20.5.-6.6.2019 and for assisting tasks during 7.-10.6.2019. We organize training sessions for the supervisors and top priority will be given to students who take part in the training sessions.

The training sessions are organized in Finnish and all supervisors are required to speak fluent Finnish.

More information (in Finnish): https://www.aalto.fi/fi/hakijapalvelut/valvojaksi-valintakokeisiin

Best regards,
Admission Services
[email protected]

This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 18/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

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