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Member newsletter 21/2012

28.11.2012

N E W S L E T T E R   F O R   M E M B E R S

1 University Students' Torch Parade on 6 Dec 2012
2 Marina Lampinen elected as the President of SYL’s 2013 Executive Board
3 The Good Teacher - Magister Bonus prize 2012 to Kirsti Lonka
4 HYY awarded distinguished organisations
5 HYY update its equality plan

More about HYY's events.

1 University Students' Torch Parade on 6 Dec 2012

The student unions of the capital region HYY, AYY, SAY and SHS organise the traditional Independence Day torch parade of university students on Thursday, 6 Dec. The organising of the parade and the distribution of torches will begin at 4pm between the Väinämöinen field and the Hietaniemi Cemetery gates. Please wear warm clothing and your student cap!

The torch parade leaves at 4.45pm and proceeds through the centre of the city and by the Presidential Palace to the public event at Senate Square which begins just before 6pm. The programme includes, among other things, speeches by the representatives of the city and the student unions as well as choir singing. The event ends approximately at 6.15pm.

We kindly ask the organisations operating within HYY to inform us if your flag will participate in the laying of the garland at the War Memorial (organising at 3.30pm) and the parade. Please sign up by Tuesday, 4 December, by e-mail to ville.sinnemaki@hyy.fi. For further information, please contact Specialist-Producer Ville Sinnemäki, tel. 050 537 2831.

Further information and directions: http://itsenaisyyspaiva.ayy.fi/en.

 
2 Marina Lampinen elected as the President of SYL’s 2013 Executive Board

HYY’s candidate Marina Lampinen has been elected as the President of SYL’s 2013 Executive Board.
The General Assembly of SYL was this year held on Fri-Sat 23-24 November in Tampere. The Assembly decides on the plan of action for the coming year and elects the Executive Board for 2013.

 
3 The Good Teacher - Magister Bonus prize 2012 to Kirsti Lonka

The Good Teacher - Magister Bonus prize 2012 was awarded to Vice Dean of the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences and professor of educational psychology Kirsti Lonka.

The Good Teacher - Magister bonus prize of HYY is awarded every autumn to a teacher who has shown skills and interest both towards teaching and students

 
4 HYY awarded distinguished organisations

In the seminar for the chairpersons on Monday, HYY granted awards for organisations which have particularly distinguished themselves during the year. The awards were granted to the makers of the best organisation magazine, the best event concept and the best overall badge. In addition, the bilingualism award and the award for the best international organisation were granted.

The best organisation magazine: Tutkain, honorable mention to Skidi

The best event concept: Matlu's faculty sauna, honorable mention to the art cluster of Humanisticum

The best overall badge: Foni

Bilingualism award: Saga

The best international organisation: AIESEC HY

More information. http://hyy.helsinki.fi/en/media-arkisto/uutiset/hyy-awarded-distinguishe...

 
5 HYY update its equality plan

HYY revised its equality plan. HYY's equality plan is designed to provide tools for the promotion of equality and inclusion, and to oppose discrimination in the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY), the University of Helsinki and more extensively in organisations and the student community. Equality as a pervasive theme is included in all student union activities. Read more on HYY’s webpage.