This is the spring’s last weekly newsletter. Have a sunny summer, everyone! The weekly newsletter will return from its summer break at the end of August.
To while away your summer, why not visit AYY’s new website at beta.ayy.fi. Send us feedback and improvement ideas so we can make the website even better!
20 Jun: Hydepakki’s Midsummer paddling https://ayy.fi/en/blog/events/hydepakkis-midsummerpaddling/
27 Jun: Metal Club Mökä: Tuska pre-party https://ayy.fi/blog/events/metal-club-moka-tuskaetkot-tuska-pre-party/
17 Aug: Tassufest https://tassufest.fi (in Finnish)
Save the Date
3 Sept: Aalto Day One, Aalto Party and Aalto Afterparty
21 Sept: Otaniemi Night of Arts
- AYY’s new website has been published!
- Welcome to celebrate the JTM 5 rental facilities’ opening with an afterwork on Wednesday 5 Jun
- Jämeräntaival 3 A to complete renovations in August – apply now and enter the draw for apartments
- Moderators wanted for the autumn’s Humans vs Zombies game!
- Join this full-day training for building expertise in Corda on Wednesday 5 June 2019!
ARTS AND CULTURE
- Otaniemi Night of Arts on 21 Sept: Looking for a Graphic Designer and subevent organisers
- Kulttuurikontti brings art and culture to different parts of Espoo
- TASSUfest on 17 Aug
SPORTS AND CAMPING
- Aalto 10 km & 5 km sporting event on 22 Sept
- Hyminä group to start in September!
- Campus restaurants’ opening hours in summer 2019
- Jokeri Light Rail being built
1. AYY’s new website has been published!
The beta version of AYY’s new website has been published! You can find it at beta.ayy.fi. Go have a look at the site and feel free to send us feedback and improvement ides! We apologize that, for a little while, the beta.ayy.fi address is redirecting to sitefactory. We’ll get the “real” beta running as soon as possible
The new website will be updated during the summer, and some of the contents are still being uploaded. Good old ayy.fi will continue to stay by its side until the autumn.
READ MORE: beta.ayy.fi
2. Welcome to celebrate the JTM 5 rental facilities’ opening with an afterwork on Wednesday 5 Jun
Gorsu and the Village Living Room, both part of the rental facilities at JMT 5, have recently finished their renovations. The Campus Section wishes everyone welcome to celebrate the facilities’ opening by way of an afterwork on Wednesday 5 Jun from 5 pm. The evening’s programme will feature a barbeque, sauna and communal hanging out, and Campus Section members will also happily answer any questions regarding the facilities. The event is free of charge and open to all. https://www.facebook.com/events/357092018344696/
3. Jämeräntaival 3 A to complete renovations in August – apply now and enter the draw for apartments
The apartments have been fully renovated, meaning their surface materials and fixed furnishings have been renewed. Applications sent between 28 May and 11 Jun 2019 will be entered into the draw. All AYY members with a right of residence can apply for the apartments. The apartments will be ready to move in on 1 Aug 2019.
Read more on the website: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/05/28/applications-for-the-renovated-jamerantaival-3-a-apartments-are-open-from-the-28th-of-may-to-the-11th-of-june/.
4. Moderators wanted for the autumn’s Humans vs Zombies game!
Aava’s Outdoor Games Committee (UPTMK) is looking for a few new members, aka moderators to join the organising of the autumn’s HvZ! HvZ is a moderated game of tag in which the zombie players attempt to spread the infection by tagging humans. Exciting missions and quests will be available every day.
If you want to take part in coming up with some twists or wild tasks to delight the players, apply now! In the Committee, you get to conceptualise and bring to fruition your dreams of what you think would make the best possible HvZ. You will also get an amazing HvZ hood to garnish your overalls and to take part in the Committee’s own events!
The autumn’s HvZ is played on 18–21 Sept, and planning for it will begin in early August. More information: Chair of the Outdoor Games Committee Kiti Kainulainen, TG @heikiti or [email protected].
Application: by 30 Jun by email to Kiti (above), mention whether you have a background in playing HvZ or organising events.
5. Join this full-day training for building expertise in Corda on Wednesday 5 June 2019!
Are you a developer who is interested in learning how to utilise Corda the best way? Join this full-day training for building expertise in Corda on Wednesday 5 June 2019!
The demand for blockchain technologies is proliferating across industries. A full day of hands-on training with expert instructors will give you the know-how and assurance to become a true blockchain developer. This free Corda Bootcamp is led by the Corda developer relations team and will take place in Tieto’s HQ in Espoo, Finland.
The workshop is targeted at developers who are interested in learning about how to build applications with Corda and are familiar with Java.
Sign up here: https://www.tieto.com/en/events/2019/get-corda-trained-in-a-day/
ARTS AND CULTURE
6. Otaniemi Night of Arts on 21 Sept: Looking for a Graphic Designer and subevent organisers
Otaniemi Night of Arts, the interartistic, open-to-all, free-of-charge campus festival, is organised on 21 Sept this year! What artistic fun could your association bring to the event?
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/en/students/student-culture/annual-events/otaniemenyo/.
We are also looking for a Graphic Designer to create the visual look of this year’s event. Application DL is Tue 4 Jun at 12 noon. A fee will be paid for the work. Read more and apply: https://ayy.fi/en/blog/2019/05/21/searching-for-a-graphic-designer-to-create-the-visual-outlook-of-otaniemi-night-of-arts-festival/.
7. Kulttuurikontti brings art and culture to different parts of Espoo
Kulttuurikontti is a mobile cultural space built inside a sea container whose activities are open to all and free of charge. This year’s container features, for example, design and nice things to do for all ages. The workshops are organised by the design collective Maketti and artist Greta Muuri.
City Events Espoo is in charge of the production.
Kulttuurikontti is open in June–August on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 am–3 pm in Olari’s Asukaspuisto (18–29 Jun), in Otaniemi outside shopping centre A Bloc (9–20 Jul) and in Espoo Centre outside shopping centre Espoontori (30 Jul–10 Aug).
See the container’s detailed schedule, programme and workshops’ contents at espoo.fi/kulttuurikontti (in Finnish).
8. TASSUfest on 17 Aug
Athene is celebrating the Athene 20 year and invites all of Otaniemi to join the festivities. TASSUfest will fill Alvari Square with festival atmosphere, stunning performers and the bubbly joys of a summer’s evening.
TASSUfest combines excellent music, Athenian easy going, creative artistic activities and the enchanting atmosphere of late summer. Finnish front-row artists along with Otaniemi bands and Athenian musicians will be seen on stage. In addition to performers, there will be e.g. a hot tub and sauna area, karaoke, a rave container, etc. in the programme.
Signed artists include e.g. Ruudolf, Tuuttimörkö, Wikirock, Kuahu and Adeola Ikuesan. More announcements on the way!
SPORTS AND CAMPING
9. Aalto 10 km & 5 km sporting event on 22 Sept
Aalto 10 km & 5 km is an annual good-mood sporting event taking place in September. The event is organised as part of the Espoo Rantamaraton weekend on 21– 22 Sep 2019. Aalto 10 km & 5 km is meant for Aalto students, staff and alumni and is free for Aalto people. The event is organised for the tenth time in 2019, and there have been around 1500–1600 participants each year.
Read more and sign up at https://www.aalto.fi/en/events/aalto-10-km-5-km-sports-event.
10. Hyminä group to start in September!
Trouble with your studies? Struggling with everyday life? Lost your self-knowledge? The Hyminä group is meant for all Aalto University students who want to strengthen their self-knowledge and skills to manage everyday life. The group offers you a chance to find new perspectives to support your wellbeing and to share your experiences. The group is organised in cooperation by the FSHS, UniSport, Aalto chaplains, Study Psychologists, student advisors and AYY. The group meets in Otaniemi six times during the autumn between 25 Sept and 30 Oct 2019. Participation is free of charge. The group is Finnish-language.
Inquiries and registration by email: elli.pekkola(at)yths.fi.
11. Campus restaurants’ opening hours in summer 2019
The campus restaurants have reduced opening hours during the summer season. The summer’s opening hours of the Otaniemi campus restaurants have been updated on the Campus restaurants website at https://www.aalto.fi/campus/campus-restaurants-and-cafes.
Please notice that changes may occur to the opening hours. Always check the latest information from the restaurant’s own website.
12. Jokeri Light Rail being built
The construction of the Jokeri Light Rail will begin on 3 Jun in several parts of both Helsinki and Espoo. There will also be a Jokeri Light Rail stop in Otaniemi. The transport connections of the Otaniemi campus will take another step forward with the Jokeri Light Rail!
The Jokeri Light Rail project office has published a website where detailed information will be added on the different construction sites and temporary transport arrangements as these are confirmed. The website is available at https://raidejokeri.info/en/. There is also a feedback channel on the website where the feedback can be placed on a map: https://raidejokeri.info/en/give-feedback/.
This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 23/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.
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