Weekly Newsletter 7/2019

This spring, it is AYY’s turn to lay the white student cap onto the curls of the Havis Amanda. What would you like to see at the crowning? Fill in the survey and have your say: https://lomake.ayy.fi/culture/manta2019-en/.

P.S. You can still answer the AllWell? study wellbeing questionnaire until 20 Feb. Remember to give your answers if you have received the questionnaire in your inbox.

Week 7

Week 8


1. AYY crowns Manta this spring – have your say!

This year, it is once again AYY’s turn to crown the Havis Amanda, and we want all Aalto people to help us come up with the best and most wonderful ideas!

Do you have an idea for how Manta’s student cap could be brought to the site? How can we celebrate the best student’s life in the world during the procession? How can this unique event be celebrated the Aalto way?

Send us your ideas now! In 2015, when AYY crowned Manta last, the community suggested using a drone to fly in the student cap, and this was brought to fruition!


2. AYY: Art, coffee and activity on Tue 26 Feb at 5 pm

What if an art piece portraying the Arabia chimney was created in Otaniemi? Could the metro station be utilised to display student artworks? Should the AYY t-shirts be completely redesigned? What could Otaniemi Night of Arts look like this year?

What kinds of activities do you think the Student Union should organise in the art field? Come around for a cup of coffee, to bounce around ideas and to discuss the subject. The best ideas may end up as realised projects, and participation is fully up to what you are interested in and have time for. All Aalto students are welcome at the event, which is held on Tuesday 26 Feb from 5 pm onwards in Väre, in the Working Café opposite the Aalto University Shop between the building’s M and L blocks. Welcome!

3. Train as a Security Officer, AYY pays for the costs!

AYY is organising a Security Officer course in the beginning of March. The training is held on 1–3 Mar and 8–10 Mar 2019. The training is free of charge if you commit to working as a Security Officer in four (4) AYY events by the end of 2020. If there are spots left, you can also take part on the Security Officer refresher course on 9–10 Mar.

The course has 15 spots and is organised in Otaniemi.

Registration opens on 12 Feb at 12 noon and closes on 19 Feb at 11.59 pm or when the course is full.

The course will be held in Finnish.

More info and registration: https://lomake.ayy.fi/vapaaehtoiset/kouluttaudu-jarjestyksenvalvojaksi/ (in Finnish).


4. Summer jobs at Tieto in Finland now open! Application period 7–28 Feb 2018

Once again, Tieto has several summer trainee positions open across Finland. Join us and do it your way!

Join us next summer and surround yourself by future technology and awesome colleagues.  You decide how you work, and we’ll provide the tools – pursue your passions and let them inspire you. Check out Tieto’s summer job opportunities and apply now!

The application period will start on Thursday 7 February and is open until 28 February.

Apply now: www.tieto.com/careers/summerjobs

You can follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook to learn more about what we do. #tietolife #summerjob


5. Fyysikkospeksi subsection recruitment

Fyysikkospeksi is looking for persons to take charge of its subsections for the production to be performed in October 2019! We are looking for persons to be in charge of the following subsections:

  • Lyrics
  • Dance
  • Band
  • Costume
  • Makeup
  • Set design
  • Props
  • Stage mastery
  • Technical features
  • PR
  • Catering
  • Recreation
  • Visuals
  • English translation

Send a freely formatted application by 10 Mar to [email protected]. If you have any questions about the tasks or the recruitment process, get in touch by email or on Telegram @Tuottajabot.

Recruitment for the remaining posts is announced later in the spring. However, you can inform us of your speculative interest in them by filling in this form: https://goo.gl/forms/4PpS944v4Dt0Eh9u1 (in Finnish).


6. Laser Tag Love on 14 Feb

Valentine’s Day is coming but you still haven’t found a date? Or are you and your love looking for something special to do instead of the usual movie night?

Think no more, since we’ve got you covered!

TUOTE will take you to Megazone Pääkaupunkiseutu for a furious Laser Tag game 💥 that will definitely make your date impressed (and the loners a little less lonely)!

So, sign up by clicking this link, and let’s spread the love together! 💖⬇️


WHAT? Laser Tag Love!
WHERE? Megazone Salmisaari
WHEN? Thursday 14 Feb at 5.30 pm
PRICE? 15€ per student

Event on FB: https://web.facebook.com/events/740245329708574/

7. International Sitsit on 22 Feb

We want to warmly welcome you to the International Sitsit at the Caribbean Beach Resort to take a break from your hurries and troubles. It’s time to dig out your summer clothes and come enjoy a great night of relaxation and entertainment in a tropical climate at the Caribbean Beach Resort on 22 February in Smökki!

Tickets will be sold on 11–15 Feb in the lobby of the Undergraduate Centre (Otakaari 1) for 15€ each. Please have your dietary requirements, possible seating wishes and cash ready with you when signing up. Seats are limited, so be fast!  You can buy three (3) tickets per person.

WHAT: International Sitsit & Sillis
WHERE: Smökki (Jämeräntaival 4) & Sillis at Rantasauna
WHEN: 22 Feb, cocktails at 6 pm, Sitsit begins at 7 pm & Sillis on 23 Feb at 12.00–6.00 pm
DRESSCODE: Summer clothes
TICKET SALES: 11–15 Feb at 12.00–4.00 pm
PRICE: 15€ for Sitsit and 7€ for Sillis the next morning (10€ at the door) – CASH ONLY
MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/536955263494679/


8. KYppendales: spring open dance class on 21 Feb 2019

Does your heart beat to dance? The dance group KYppendales wishes you warmly welcome to an open dance practice on Thu 21 Feb 2019 at 6–8 pm.

You can take part just the once or apply to join the group in its regular practices and performances. The class consists of a warm-up, some technical practice and some choreography. Bring your friends along too!

WHAT: KYppendales: spring open dance class

WHERE: Aava hall, Unisport Otaniemi

WHEN: on Thursday 21 Feb 2019 at 6–8 pm


WHY: Because dancing is great, and even better in good company 🙂

More information ang sign-up: https://www.facebook.com/events/248905716047119/


9. Climate change and me – Are you anxious?

The group meets five times during the spring on the Otaniemi campus. In a confidential atmosphere, we will discuss the future and the threat imagery and glimmers of hope it evokes, as well as think about the relationship of our anxiety to action. You will not find a ready-made solution to your anxiety about the climate and the environment, but you will find advice, support and tools.

The group will take a maximum of 15 students. We will interview the participants in advance (in week 10 at the latest) to chart your hopes and needs. Please note that the group is not a form of therapy, and it is not suitable to persons in acute crisis. Please commit to attending each session as best as possible. The group is not linked to any belief system. You are welcome as you are, regardless of your world view and points of view!

Sign-up and further information by Wed 20 Feb 2019 by email to psychologist Sanni at[email protected].

More information at https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=328008 (in Finnish).

10. Mindful Tools for Stress Management in English and Finnish

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.

The workshop in Finnish will be held on Mondays at 10 am–12 noon from 25 Feb to 1 Apr. More information at https://into.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=328008.


11. Volunteer abroad this summer with AIESEC!

Still wondering what to do this summer? Go on a 6-week volunteering project in one of our 125 partner countries. In AIESEC, we enable cross-cultural experiences by helping young people develop their leadership skills, experience diversity and empower others. We’re a non-profit student organisation, and all our projects are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Volunteer, contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals and tackle the issues you’re most passionate about. You can make a difference in the world, and it starts with the first step. Explore your opportunities on our website at http://bit.ly/aiesec_helsinki.

This is Aalto University Student Union’s weekly newsletter for week 7/2019. The newsletter gives you the news on AYY and its associations and sections, as well as other useful information.

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