Weekly Newsletter 3/2019

January is a good time to start a new hobby. This newsletter contains plenty of information about the activities offered by different associations. Wishing you all an excellent 2019!

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1. Design the TOKYO and AYY Design Calendar for 2091–2020

Aalto University Student Union and Arts and Design Students TOKYO ry are announcing the design contest for the Design Calendar for the academic year 2019–2020. The contest starts on 1 Jan 2019, and its deadline is on Thursday 31 January 2019 at 4 pm! All Aalto University students have a right to participate in the contest. Free your creative powers and produce the world’s best calendar design!


2. Development of the JMT3 rentable facilities – fill in the survey

Join the Campus Section in developing AYY’s rentable facilities!

Let us know what your association has been using the soon-to-be-renovated facilities for and what kinds of wishes you have for the them in the future. The survey focuses particularly on the following facilities: Rooftop Sauna, Game Room, Takka Cabinet, Sitsi Kitchen.

Link: https://lomake.ayy.fi/kampusjaosto/kertavuokrattavien-tilojen-kehitys/

The survey closes on 31 Jan 2019.

3. First application round of TTE Fund for 2019 is open!

The first application round of TTE Fund for 2019 is open! The Fund can grant financial aid for all AYY members as well as communities operating in connection with it. TTE Fund supports operations that reach for the stars, get other people excited to join in and can be seen and heard.

You can apply for grants from TTE Fund in two ways: through the application rounds organised around three times a year, or via the continuous application process which is open during semesters. Via the continuous application process, the maximum amount of a grant is 2000 €, whereas the amount of project funding in the actual application rounds is not limited.

Application time for the first round of 2019 ends on Sunday 20 Jan 2019 at 11.59 pm. Instructions for preparing an application and its attachments can be found on the Fund’s website at https://tter.ayy.fi/hae-avustusta/briefly-in-english/. The grants are applied for by filling in an online form that can be found at https://lomake.ayy.fi/tter/hakulomake/.

The times of the application rounds for autumn 2019 and other information is available on the TTE Fund website at https://tter.ayy.fi/hae-avustusta/briefly-in-english/. Also, check out the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tterahasto (in Finnish).


4. Basics for Summer Job Hunting info session on 16 Jan and Summer Job Day on 17 Jan

Basics for Summer Job Hunting – Info session on Wed 16 Jan 2019 at 2.15–3.50 pm, Otakaari 1 (Undergraduate Centre), lecture hall D. Come and hear the best tips for getting a summer job directly from company representatives! All Aalto University students are welcome to this training. Programme and registration on CareerWeb.

Summer Job Day – Save the Date! On Thu 17 Jan 2019 at 9.45 am–2.15 pm, Otakaari 1, main lobby, 1st and 2nd floor. Meet a lot of companies offering summer jobs at this event aimed at all Aalto students. More information and a list of participating companies on CareerWeb.


5. Auditions for Polytech Choir on 15 Jan

Singing with attitude! The Polytech Choir is looking for new members to join their ranks! Auditions for the Choir are organised on Tuesday 15 January 2019 at 5–9 pm in our choir’s practice space in the TUAS building, in the 2nd floor lecture hall AS2 (Maarintie 8). At the event, you will get to perform an a capella song of your choosing, in addition to which your vocal range and pitch perception will be tested.

Sign up for the auditions by filling in the form at https://tinyurl.com/koelaulut2019 (in Finnish). We will schedule the auditions according to the people who sign up and provide detailed timings closer to the day. You can also turn up at the auditions without signing up, but in this case, you may have to wait in line for a while. See you at the auditions!

If you come up with any questions, do not hesitate to contact our Freshman Emperor: [email protected], tel. 045 3468663. You can also ask us more questions on Facebook. More information is available at http://www.polyteknikkojenkuoro.fi/koelaulut/ (in Finnish).

6. KYL is looking for new members – auditions on 21 and 28 Jan

Are you a man of culture? Do you think you can sing? Are you ready to join the oldest club in KY?

Helsinki Academic Male Choir KYL is looking for new members. Auditions to the choir are arranged on 21 and 28 of January in Töölö’s main building, staff restaurant Proffa (2nd floor), Runeberginkatu 14-16. Be prepared to sing a volitional song and hum some melodies.

Please enrol in advance to the audition using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/JbAaIehqLng0fAN92

More information about us: http://kyl.fi/english

7. Open rehearsals and auditions for Dissonanssi on 15 Jan and 22 Jan

The chamber choir Dissonanssi is a mixed choir from Otaniemi singing diverse music all the way from renaissance to glam metal — without forgetting to have fun! Our rehearsals are conducted in Finnish, but you are welcome to join even with no Finnish speaking skills, someone is always willing to translate! Dissonanssi will organise open rehearsals and auditions for those interested in singing in a choir on Tue 15 Jan and Tue 22 Jan at 6 pm. Read more and sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/SYpWJpbmYbxh2noD3


8. Plätty Summer Job and Career Evening on 17 Jan

This year, Plätty organises its traditional Summer Job and Career Evening on Thursday 17 Jan from 4.15 pm. The event is held at Otakaari 3, in auditorium F239a.

The event is organised in association with the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (NBE, http://nbe.aalto.fi/en/). NBE will start the evening by introducing its research groups with open summer job or (BSc/MSc) thesis positions. In addition, Plätty has invited companies from the medical engineering field to talk about their summer job and training possibilities. The up-to-date company participant list can be found at https://platty.ayy.fi/?page_id=311.

The presentations are primarily held in English. Plätty will serve some snacks, so please sign up at tinyurl.com/platty-summerjobs. Also check out the Facebook event at facebook.com/events/767994913561989/.


9. Teekkariratsastajat new members’ evening on Tue 22 Jan

Welcome to hear about the operations of Teekkariratsastajat (Teekkari Riders) and to enjoy some food, drink and good company on Tuesday 22 Jan starting from 6 pm in the Otaniemi club room (Otaranta 8 B, basement floor, entry from outside).

The event is aimed at everyone who is interested in horses, regardless of riding experience or horsemanship. (You don’t even have to be a Teekkari!) More information on the Tera website: https://tera.ayy.fi/uusien-ilta-ja-kevatkokous-22-1/ (in Finnish).


10. Polijazz dance classes for spring begin on 22 Jan 2019

Come dance with us! The Polijazz dance classes start in week 4 (22 Jan 2019) and are held in the Association Room (Jämeräntaival 1, ground floor in the inner yard).

  • Break dance (open level) Tuesdays at 8.30–9.30 pm
  • Modern dance (open level) Wednesdays at 5.45–7 pm (except for 15 Mar–26 Apr on Fridays at 5.15–7.30 pm)
  • Oriental dance (open level) Fridays at 4–5 pm

Sign up on the Polijazz website, https://polijazz.ayy.fi/index.php.

11. Sign up for Kupla’s scuba diving basics course by 17 Jan

Once again, the Polytechnicians’ diving club Kupla is organising a basics course on scuba diving in the spring! The course, known as LSPK, is meant for everyone interested in scuba diving. Those who successfully complete the course are granted a CMAS P1 card and a diving classification enabling dives to a depth of 15–20 metres. The classification is equivalent to e.g. the PADI OWD classification. The CMAS P1 card is accepted world-wide as proof of your diving skills. The course teaches you the basic diving skills and gives a good foundation for safe diving both in Finland and abroad. For good measure, you will get the best company for diving from the club members, as well as company for après-diving!

The course begins with an info lecture and introductory dive on Thursday 31 Jan 2019. The info lecture is held in Otaniemi, and the intro dive in the Leppävaara swimming hall. The course price, including the intro dive, for AYY members is a student-friendly 350e. Participation on the course requires Finnish language skills. Sign up by 17 Jan!

Further information and sign-up at https://kupla.org/kurssit/lspk/ (in Finnish).

12. Taekwon-Do beginners’ course from 17 Jan

Have you always wanted to learn flashy kicks, punches and blocks? Would you like to improve your balance, flexibility and mobility? Are you in need of self-defense skills?

University of Helsinki’s Taekwon-Do Club offers a beginners’ course for students and personnel of University of Helsinki, Aalto University and Hanken. The beginners’ course for spring 2019 is held on Thursdays at 7.30–9.00 pm in the Porthania gym, starting on Thursday 17 Jan. For the first month, you can come in to try the sport for free. The course costs 50 €, which includes the fees for training, membership and belt exam.

Sign up at http://bit.do/eCxdm

Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/529876280828669/

For inquiries and further information, contact Inka Khanji. [email protected] or +358 456311292

See you in training!

13. Come pole dance with Otanko

Are you sick of lifting weights at the gym? Tired of the same old jogging routes? Join Otanko! Throughout January and February, Finland’s only student-run pole dance organisation offers beginners a free first workout, so there is nothing to stop you from trying this out. Pole dance is an excellent workout for the entire body, but it also increases mobility and, above all, is a lot of fun! More information at https://otanko.ayy.fi/.


14. Sign up for the study psychologists’ workshop in early 2019

Mindful Tools for Stress Management: Feeling stressed or anxious? Come and get new ideas on how to boost your wellness. When facing difficulties, we often try not to notice them. Handling stress becomes easier when we approach difficulties rather avoid them and learn to recognise when we start to feel stressed or worried. With practice, it is possible to become less reactive and more free with our responses to the stressful situation. The workshop is on Mondays at 2–4 pm from 25 Feb to 25 March, class room Majakka (M140), Otakaari 1. The workshop is held in English. More information at https://into.aalto.fi/display/enopisk/Courses+and+workshops+for+students.


15. Last week to apply to Aalto-Helsinki iGEM 2019 team (DL 18 Jan)

Are you still on the lookout for an interesting and impactful job for next summer? In that case, you just might be looking for the Aalto-Helsinki 2019 team that participates every year in the international synthetic biology competition iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machine).

During the year, together with an interdisciplinary team, you’ll get to think up, plan and execute from start to finish a synthetic biology project, spread awareness of the potential of synthetic biology and travel to other countries, culminating in the autumn in the iGEM Giant Jamboree competition in Boston.

Students from any Aalto School and study programme are eligible to apply. More information and the application form:  http://www.aaltohelsinki.com/2018/indexrekry.html

16. Join AIESEC Helsinki

Do you want to join a friendly community? Do you want to have more international friends? Do you want to improve your teamwork skills? Join AIESEC Helsinki!

As an AIESEC member, your actions have a direct impact on the people around you. From impacting your teammates to driving change in your communities, the opportunities to shape the world are endless and entirely up to you. Our intense, team-based experiences will provide your personal and professional skills in an environment that empowers you to grow.

Sign up here to join: https://goo.gl/forms/nMZBgDP6ommjWtIO2

This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 3/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

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