Your Student Union
Your Student Union
Aalto University Student Union AYY represents approximately 14 000 Aalto University students of arts, design, economy and technology. AYY advocates for its members and offers them student apartments and services.
All students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at Aalto University are members of the Student Union. Exchange students and postgraduate students can also become AYY members if they wish.
AYY’s goal is to enable the best student’s life in the world for its members by promoting wellbeing and developing the teaching at Aalto University. AYY advocates for its members and offers them various services, such as student apartments and rentable festive facilities and vehicles.
Throughout the year, AYY organises many kinds of events for all Aalto people. The more than 200 associations operating within AYY also ensure for their part that there is something going on in the Aalto community on every day of the year.
The highest authority at AYY is exercised by the 45-member Representative Council elected for two years at a time. The daily operations are directed by the ten-person Board. Each Board member is in charge of one or more of the Student Union’s operative sectors, whose practical operations are taken care of by the employed specialists. Alongside its employees and the persons in positions of trust, there are hundreds of volunteers working at the Student Union each year.
AYY in numbers
- 14 000 members
- More than 200 associations
- 130 m€ in assets
- 15 m€ annual budget
- approx. 2500 student apartments
- 40 employees
- 10 fulltime Board members
- Hundreds of volunteers
The Aalto community is large in numbers but also incredibly versatile. This versatility can be seen not only in the colour scale of overalls but also in many other ways.
The foundations of Aalto University Student Union lie in the student unions of Helsinki School of Economics, University of Art and Design Helsinki and Helsinki University of Technology. When these three universities merged on 1 Jan 2010 to form Aalto University, the student unions merged as well and formed the new Aalto University Student Union.
Aalto University Student Union is the service and advocacy organisation for its around 14 000 members, and all of its operations aim to enable its members to enjoy the best student’s life in the world.