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Member newsletter 19/2012

30.10.2012

N E W S L E T T E R   F O R   M E M B E R S 19/2012

1 HYY's Representative Council Elections 6-7 Nov, Advance Voting 31 Oct - 1 Nov
2 Representative Council Elections’ Election Night Party on Nov 7
3 Versatile events during HYY's Anniversary Weeks, 19-28 Nov
4 Ateneum's Art for Us! event day is here again on 28 Nov
5 Welcome to celebrate HYY's 144th anniversary!
6 Grants and scholarships available soon - application time 24.10.-14.11.2012
7 Apply for HYY's representative position in Hoas delegation!
8 Join us and develop new solutions to challenges in environmental questions 13 Nov
9 Your idea, mutual responsibility
10 The Student Union rewards the university's Best International Teacher 2012

More about HYY's events.


 

1 HYY's Representative Council Elections 6-7 Nov, Advance Voting 31 Oct - 1 Nov

The Representative Council elections of the University of Helsinki (HYY) will be organised on 6-7 Nov. Advance Voting is organized 31 Oct - 1 Nov. In the elections, the highest decision-making body of the Student Union, the Representative Council of 60 members will be elected. All student union members, nearly 30,000 students are entitled to vote in the elections. 

HYY's Representative Council decides on the Student Union's monetary affairs, namely the annual budget of approximately four million euro, decides on the purchase and sale of real estates, sets the goals and key objectives for the Student Union's business operations and elects the chief editor of Ylioppilaslehti student magazine as well as the Student Union's presiding officers, board and the secretary general, among others. The term of the new Representative Council will begin on 1 Dec 2012 and the duration of the term is two years.

Advance voting on 31 Oct−1 Nov, 11am−5pm:
City Centre Campus, Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3) Viikki Campus, Information Centre (Viikinkaari 11) Kumpula Campus, Physicum (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a) Meilahti Campus, National Library of Health Sciences (Haartmaninkatu 4).
Kaisa Building (Fabianinkatu 30)

Election days on 6−7 Nov, 10am−6pm:
Unicafe Ylioppilasaukio (Mannerheimintie 3 C) University main building (Fabianinkatu 33) Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3) Metsätalo Building (Unioninkatu 40) Kaisa Building (Fabianinkatu 30) Learning Centre Minerva (Siltavuorenpenger 5 A) National Library of Health Sciences (Haartmaninkatu 4) Institute of Dentistry (Mannerheimintie 172/Kytösuontie 9) Physicum (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a) Exactum (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b) Information Centre (Viikinkaari 11) EE Building (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2) Department of Ecological and Environmental Sciences (Niemenkatu 73, Lahti) University of Vaasa (Yliopistonranta 7, Vaasa)

Polling stations outside Helsinki in Lahti and Vaasa are open on both election days between 10am−4pm.

More information: www.hyy.fi/elections

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2 Representative Council Elections’ Election Night Party on Nov 7

The Representative Council Elections will climax with the Election Night Party at the Old Student House (Mannerheimintie 3) on Wednesday, 7 November 2012, from 6pm onwards. Everyone is welcome to the event.
During the night, we will follow the vote count and hear election leaders' and candidates' thoughts about the elections.
Https://www.facebook.com/events/431899990206998/

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3 Versatile events during HYY's Anniversary Weeks, 19-28 Nov

HYY's 144th anniversary takes place on Monday 26 November, and the birthday will be celebrated again in the form of the anniversary weeks. During 10 days, there will be plenty of versatile cultural and other events, and for HYY's members, events are always either free or very inexpensive. The pick of the events can be found above briefly in Finnish, and the whole programme will be published next week (also in English) at www.hyy.fi/vuosijuhla. Welcome to celebrate!

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4 Ateneum's Art for Us! event day is here again on 28 Nov

Art for Us! event day for students at Ateneum Art Musem is now organised for the fifth time on Wed, 28 Nov. There is free admission to Ateneum with the student card throughout the day. The most interesting programme of the day is related to the international 52 Souls exhibition opened just two weeks earlier, featuring poetic, mystical and sensory interpretations of nature. Among the artists who will be presented are the great masters of art such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin and Wassily Kandinsky.

Art for Us! day includes exhibition presentations, nonstop workshop and the writing group Tapiiri's personally painted written poetry portraits. Akademiska Sångföreningen's pop-up quartet entertains in the exhibition halls and the night culminates with a street dance jam session at Restaurant Tablo, where UrbanApa feat. SADE guarantees good atmosphere. During the day, there are student-friendly offers in Ateneum's Restaurat Tablo and Ateneum Shop, and the five hundred first to arrive get a surprise to take home.

The greatly popular Art for Us! event day is organised in cooperation by Ateneum, HYY, Lyyra, HOK-Elanto and Helsingin Sanomat. The event's complete programme will be published on HYY's website next week.

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5 Welcome to celebrate HYY's 144th anniversary!

This year is HYY's 144th anniversary and the anniversary weeks will climax with the dignified but lively anniversary party at the Old Student House on Monday, 26 November. The anniversary is celebrated in a traditional academic manner and all HYY members are warmly welcome to join the party!

The anniversary will begin with the greeting reception and cocktails in the Music Hall of the Old Student House at 4.30pm. The anniversary dinner will be served in the Great Hall at 6.30pm, and the anniversary speech is held by Publishing Manager Jan Erola, the former editor of Ylioppilaslehti which has its 100th anniversary soon.

You can register for the anniversary until 15 Nov at www.hyy.fi/vuosijuhla. The admission fee is 75 euro for HYY's members and 85 euro for others (non-alcoholic dinner card 65/75 euro). The dress code is a white tie or a dark suit with academic medals and badges of honour. Welcome to the party!

Further information: Anniversary Organiser Janne Lardot (vuosijuhla@hyy.fi, tel. 040 7070 249).

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6 Grants and scholarships available soon - application time 24.10.-14.11.2012

The "Get Your Master’s Thesis Written!" -grant, grants for student organisations and study circles are open for application soon. The application time is 24.10.-14.11.2012 at 23:59.
The "Get Your Master's Thesis Written!" -grant offers individual master’s level students an intensive one- or two-week period at Hyytiälä, Lammi, Tvärminne, Värriö, or Kilpisjärvi research stations to work on their master’s thesis. The grant covers room and board.  Further information and an e-form for application is available on the Alma intranet, see the link below.

Student groups planning a study circle can apply for a study circle grant to cover the expenses of the teacher’s salary.

Grants for student organisations are available to student organisations within the University of Helsinki who are planning a study trip or a seminar.

More information on the grants and scholarships and the application process is available in the university’s new intranet Flamma. Https://flamma.helsinki.fi

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7 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 11 Nov. 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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8 Join us and develop new solutions to challenges in environmental questions 13 Nov

Do you have a new idea regarding recycling or reducing carbon emissions? What becomes when a medicine student meets a folklorist? At least new ideas!

World Student Capital and Demos Helsinki arrange a workshop on environmental questions where it is possible to develop ideas and test one's own skills with people from other fields 13 Nov 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Specialists working on well-being related subjects tell about challenges on their desk to resolve in the workshop.

You are most welcome whether you are a student or a researcher from any discipline, a student organisation enthusiast or a specialist in your own everyday life. In the workshop you learn new things about your own know-how and working with others.

Apply to the workshop latest 10 Nov in https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/38428/lomake.html. We well inform approved latest 12 Nov.

Challenges in environmental questions workshop Tue 13 Nov. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m in learning centre Minerva's new learning environment ELE (Siltavuorenpenger 5A, -2 floor)

More information
Aura Kostiainen, aura.kostiainen@hyy.fi, 050 595 0329 / Matti Lehto, matti.lehto@hyy.fi, 050 325 8041

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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 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