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Member newsletter 18/2012

19.10.2012

This is an HYY member newsletter published in Finnish, Swedish and English.

More about HYY's events.

1 Students' election panel on 22 Oct
2 The Municipal Elections are Coming - Info on the Opinions of the Candidates on HYY's Website
3 Find the most suitable candidate for you by using the candidate matcher.
4 Discount tickets for the performance of "Etnoporno" in the Finnish National Theatre on
20 and 23 Oct
5 Apply for HYY's representative position in Hoas delegation!
6 Bring out the good teachers!
7 The Student Union rewards the university's Best International Teacher 2012
8 Come up with a name for the "First Year Experience" -project and win a set of movie tickets!
9 Your idea, mutual responsibility
10 Make your organisation's event part of HYY's Anniversary Weeks!
 

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1 Students' election panel on 22 Oct

Don't you know yet whom to vote for in the municipal elections?

Students' municipal election panel will be  organised in the Old Student House
(Mannerheimintie 3) on Monday, 22  Oct, 6pm-8pm. Come to meet with the  candidates and
listen to the most relaxed debate of the autumn!

In the panel candidates from Helsinki meet up for verbal combat mainly in Finnish. The
compostition of the panel will be published soon on the Facebook page of the event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/535465503146402/.

At 6-7pm the discussion concerns housing, urban culture and local democracy and
at 7-8pm the debate focuses on public transportation, bicycling, services and university
campuses.

Cafe Vanha is open all night.

There is an accessible entrance (ramp) at the entrance of Cafe Vanha on Kaivopiha side.
There is a low threshold at the entrance.

The election panel is organised by the student unions in the metropolitan area. The event
is supported by the World Student Capital project.

Further information: Hanna Hannus, Board Member of HYY, hanna.hannus@hyy.fi, ph. 050 576
5073

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2 The Municipal Elections are Coming - Info on the Opinions of the Candidates on HYY's Website

How many student apartments are built in your municipality? Does the  city invest more in
bicycle lanes or parking spaces? Will you in the future be able to take the metro to
campus?

These are examples of issues which you can influence by voting in the municipal
elections. The actual election day is Sunday, 28 Oct and advance voting is held on 17-23
Oct.

HYY has compiled a comprehensive info package on the municipal elections on the address
www.hyy.fi/city. On these pages you can find information on voting in the municipal
elections, on the decision-making system of the city, on students' election events and on
the themes that HYY works to influence. The pages also provide information on candidates'
opinions concerning three themes that interest students at the University of Helsinki.

Don't forget to vote in the municipal elections!

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3 Find the most suitable candidate for you by using the candidate matcher

The highest decision-making body of the Student Union, the Representative Council of
sixty members, will be elected in the HYY Representative Council Elections on 6-7
November 2012. Entitled to vote are all members of HYY; approximately 28,000 students of
the University of Helsinki. In addition to the actual voting days, you can vote in
advance on 31 October and 1 November.

You can get to know the exact number of electoral alliances and coalitions and the
composition of the current Representative Council on the election site of the Student
Union on hyy.fi/vaalit. You can find your candidate by using the candidate matcher of
Representative Council Elections: www.hyy.fi/vaalikone

You can use your vote on the four campuses of the University of Helsinki at 14 voting
stations and additionally at the offices of the University of Helsinki in Lahti and
Vaasa. The elections results will be revealed at the election night party at the Old
Student House (Mannerheimintie 3) late on Wednesday night on 7 November.

The Representative Council decides on the Student Union's major policies. They decide on
the Student Union's budget, the Student Union Board and the Presiding Officers, among
other things.  All HYY's members are entitled to vote in the elections. By voting you can
have an effect on how the Student Union discusses, comments and uses its money.

All the news about the Elections can be read on HYY's we page and also on HYY's Facebook
page. If you want to know how we are preparing for the Elections follow the Election
facebook page HYYn edarivaalit.

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4 Discount tickets for the performance of "Etnoporno" in the Finnish National Theatre on 20 and 23 Oct

HYY members can buy advance tickets for the performance of the play "Etnoporno" in the
Finnish National Theatre on 20 October and 23 October at the special price of 10 euro.
The play is in Finnish, more info available in Finnish above.

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5 Apply for HYY's representative position in Hoas delegation!

The Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) is one of the establishment
organisations of the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (Hoas) and a
significant background operator. HYY is now looking for four members and four vice
members to Hoas delegation for the term 2013-2014.

The most important duty of Hoas delegation is to elect and supervise the board of HYY,
confirm the budget, operational programme and financial statement, as well as decide on
the measures caused by the annual report and audit report. The delegation also decides on
the confirmation of a longer term action plan. Hoas delegation consists of 37-40 members
and it convenes annually mainly in the spring and autumn meetings. The membership of Hoas
delegation is a position of trust, for which no remuneration is paid.

The application should be delivered no later than 28 Oct. Further information about the
position of trust and instructions on how to apply:
http://hyy.helsinki.fi/en/media-arkisto/uutiset/apply-hyys-representativ...

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6 Bring out the good teachers!

Do you know an excellent teacher or a great lecturer? Does s/he make you enthusiastic
with captivating presentations and constructive feedback?

Suggest this gem as a candidate for the Good Teacher ? Magister Bonus prize of HYY. The
winner must be teaching at the University of Helsinki. Any member or a member
organisation of the academic community can make suggestions. Futher information on making
the application and the prize criteria is available on the HYY frontpage or directly on:

hyy.helsinki.fi/en/students/student-university/hyy-supports-learning-and-good-teaching-inno-grant-and-magister-bonus

Written nominations with justifications must be delivered to HYY by Friday, 19.10.2012
klo 12:00 pm to the following address: HYY/hallitus, Mannerheimintie 5 A, 2. krs, 00100
HELSINKI or via email to the address kirjaamo@hyy.fi.

For further information: Suvi Pulkkinen tel. 050 543 9611 (suvi.pulkkinen@hyy.fi).

Please note that in addition to this prize, we also grant the Best International Teacher
prize which is awarded annually for excellent foreign language teaching.

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7 The Student Union rewards the university's Best International Teacher 2012

Have you come across a brilliant lecturer, a dedicated supervisor or an otherwise
excellent teacher who teaches in a language other than Finnish or Swedish? If yes,
suggest him/her to the Student Union.

Suggestions should be made by November 5 to HYY at HYY/Board, Mannerheimintie 5 A, 2.
krs, 00100 HELSINKI or via email at kirjaamo@hyy.fi.

For further information see HYY's website or contact member of the board Aino Jones, tel.
050 595 0327, aino.jones@hyy.fi

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8 Come up with a name for the "First Year Experience" -project and win a set of movie tickets!

Since the beginning of the year 2012 there has been a project at the University of
Helsinki which centers on the First Year Experience of our students. The aim of the
project is to promote the first year university students to keep up with their studies
and integrate to the university community. With the help of the project the university
wants to make the first year experience a functional but also a fun whole from the
students? perspective.

Now we are looking to find the project a groovy name that works in all three languages of
the university (FI, SWE, EN) and in the best case also describes the first year of the
studies, keeping up with one?s studies and the feeling of belonging to the university
community. All the name suggestions will take part in the lottery for two sets of movie
tickets including five tickets each. The final name of the project will be announced in
the new university intranet Flamma during Autumn 2012.

You can take part in the contest with an electronic form latest 28.10.2012:
https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/38084/lomake.html
More information about the project is available in the new university intranet Flamma:
https://flamma.helsinki.fi/portal/home/sisalto?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=con...

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9 Your idea, mutual responsibility

The HYY Group companies are looking for more ways to contribute to shared responsibility.
Any ideas that our companies can use to improve their financial, environmental, social
and cultural responsibility are more than welcome.

While we are grateful for all suggestions, the winning idea will be selected among those
submitted by HYY members and employees of HYY or the HYY Group. The person with the best
idea can win up to EUR 1,000. In case there is no clear winner, the prize money can also
be divided between two or three people. ou can participate in the contest from 1 October
until 30 November 2012.

More information: http://www.hyy.fi/vastuullisuuskilpailu/

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10 Make your organisation's event part of HYY's Anniversary Weeks!

Dear organisations within HYY! HYY will celebrate its Anniversary Weeks from 19 to 28
November and during the time HYY aims to provide as versatile events as possible for
members. Will your organisation have events open for everyone during the period in
question which could be included in the programme of HYY's Anniversary Weeks? If so,
please get in touch with HYY's Specialist-Producer (culture) Ville Sinnemäki
(ville.sinnemaki@hyy.fi, 050 537 2831) preferably by 28 October and we will see if we
could cooperate.

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