1. Apply for furniture purchising grant!
2. Participate in Helsinki Pride parade with your organisation!
3. Welcome Fair at the Language Centre 28.8.-29.8.!

4. The Fresher Adventure checkpoint info vol 2 & organisations' sign up as checkpoint hosts

5. Reminder: Organisations' sign up for the Opening Carnival
6. The maximum amount of reservations to HYY's meeting rooms has changed

1. Apply for furniture purchasing grant!


HYY supports furniture puchases for organisational premises. The grant is intended for organisations which primarily operate in HYY premises and the grant is mainly directed to purchasing tables, chairs, cupboards with locks and other decoration supplies. This grant has no deadline. It can be freely applied for through the Secretary for Organisational Affairs when necessary.

 

The aim is that furniture would increase the cosiness of organisational premises and the willingness of organisations to look after their premises even better.

Applications which specify the need for furniture and the formalities connected with purchases can be sent by e-mail to jarjestosihteeri(at)hyy.fi or by mail to Helsingin yliopiston ylioppilaskunta, PL 1099, 00101 HELSINKI.


2. Participate in Helsinki Pride parade with your organisation!

Does your studentorganisation want to take part in Helsinki Pride parade on 30th of June? HYY will participate in Pride with the other student unions and student organisations. Sign your organisation up by sending an email to laura.wathen@hyy.fi and come march for equality and diversity!

Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/311097826090969/


3. Welcome Fair at the Language Centre 28.8.-29.8.!


Go international at home, join the event and invite international students in your organisations’ activities! It is possible for student organisations within HYY to participate in the Welcome Fair for international degree and exchange students. The event takes place at the Language Center of the University of Helsinki on 28th of August between 10 and 17 p.m. and 29th of August between 10 and 16 p.m. The places available for student organisations are limited.

Sign your organisation up at the latest on August 16th here: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/Welcome_fair_7454/en 

For more information please contact HYY specialist Hannele Kirveskoski: hannele.kirveskoski@hyy.fi or 050 543 9608


4. The Fresher Adventure checkpoint info vol 2 & organisations' sign up as checkpoint hosts


Welcome to the second checkpoint info session for the Fresher Adventure 2018 on 6 August at 6 pm in Wilhelmsson Hall (New Studenthouse, Mannerheimintie 5 A, 5th floor).
Sign up to the info here: https://www.lyyti.in/Fuksiseikkailun_2018_rastinpitajien_infoilta_Vol_II...

Remember also to sign your organisation up as checkpoint host by 15 August at 11.59 pm here: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/Fuksiseikkailu_2018_rastit_0943/en

Why participate? What kind of checkpoint is good?
Answers to these questions and lot more can be found here: http://www.en.fuksiseikkailu.fi/host/
The Facebook event for The Fresher Adventure has also been published and you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/events/200128850801229/


5. Reminder: Organisations' sign up for the Opening Carnival

Does your organisation want to participate in this year’s Opening Carnival? Sign-up is now open! Last year, there were as many as 170 organisations on the City Centre campus! This year, the Opening Carnival is held on Monday 3 September 2018 in the University’s Main Building, Porthania and on street areas on Yliopistonkatu and Fabianinkatu.
Please sign up your organisation as soon as possible. The deadline for signing up is at 11.59 pm on 15 August. NOTE! You can also edit this form until the deadline through the confirmation message that you receive after signing up.
Sign up here: https://www.lyyti.in/avajaiskarnevaalit2018


6. The maximum amount of reservations to HYY's meeting rooms has changed


HYY's Financial Committee has decided that the maximum number of bookings to HYY's meeting rooms is from now on 3 at a time. This change is due to the fact that HYY gave up 2 of its meeting rooms at the end of April. By setting a lower maximum, HYY wishes to ensure that all organisations will be able to use the meetings rooms when needed.

1. Sign your organisation up to host a checkpoint in the Fresher Adventure

2. The Fresher Adventure checkpoint info session 28 May

3. Sign your organisation up for the Opening Carnival

4. Organisation Actives' Restart - Save the date!

5. Overall badges from Promler at a 15% discount to HYY’s members for the rest of the year

6. MobilePay offers the easy MyShop payment system for student organisations to use for free!


1. Sign your organisation up the host a checkpoint in the Fresher Adventure



The most epic event of every autumn The Fresher Adventure is coming again! Registration for checkpoint host in the 2018 Fresher Adventure is now open and all HYY's organisations can sign up to host a checkpoint!

Signing up for checkpoint host can be done through this form: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/Fuksiseikkailu_2018_rastit_0943/en
Registration deadline is 15 August 2018, 11.59pm.

Why participate? What kind of checkpoint is good?
Answers to these questions and lot more can be found here: http://www.en.fuksiseikkailu.fi/host/
More information in the

If you have questions about the checkpoints, contact:
Aleksanteri Gustafsson
aleksanteri.gustafsson@hyy.fi


2. The Fresher Adventure checkpoint info session 28 May


Welcome to the first checkpoint info session for the Fresher Adventure 2018 on 28 May at 6 pm in Wilhelmsson Hall (New Studenthouse, Mannerheimintie 5 A, 5th floor).
Sign up to the info here: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/2018fuksiseikkailuinfo1


3. Sign your organisation up for the Opening Carnival

Does your organisation want to participate in this year’s Opening Carnival? Sign-ups are now open! Last year, there were as many as 170 organisations on the City Centre campus! This year, the Opening Carnival is held on Monday 3 September 2018 in the University’s Main Building, Porthania and on street areas on Yliopistonkatu and Fabianinkatu. 

Please sign up your organisation as soon as possible. The deadline for signing up is at 11.59 pm on 15 August. NOTE! You can also edit this form until the deadline through the confirmation message that you receive after signing up.
Sign up here: https://www.lyyti.in/avajaiskarnevaalit2018


4. Organisation Actives' Restart - Save the date!


Restart is an event aimed at all organisation actives! The event is held for the second time, this year 16 August! More information on the event coming soon.
Come and get excited about student organisations work all over again alongside with other organisation actives!


5. Overall badges from Promler at a 15% discount to HYY’s members for the rest of the year

HYY has agreed on a special discount for all HYY’s organisations on overall badge orders from Promler.fi!
We will get overall badges for a discounted price (-15%) for the entire year 2018 as long as we remember to mention the discount code (HYYHUSML18) when asking for offers and ordering.


The discount code is meant only for HYY’s organisations.
The discount code concerns new orders with a normal delivery time.
Here is a link to our cooperation partner’s site: http://www.promler.fi/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/promler
Instagram: @promlerfi


6. MobilePay offers the easy MyShop payment system for student organisations to use for free!


MobilePay MyShop is an easy way to receive payments, and it provides a way to minimise the costs and inconvenience caused by using cash. The solution makes paying easier and cheaper, as you only need to register for the service and have a smartphone or tablet to receive payments!
MyShop works very well in contexts such as selling event tickets or overall badges and collecting participation fees or coffee donations – there are unlimited ways to use it!
MyShop for consumers functions like normal MobilePay payments. MobilePay is free for the customers of all banks, and it has already been downloaded by over 800,000 Finns.
Read more: https://www.frank.fi/myshop-jarjestoille/

1. HYY’s May Day Parade 30 April 2018

2. Sign up to host a checkpoint in the 2018 Fresher Adventure!

3. Students Mental Health Day & #150ActsOfKindness

4. Come serve as a security steward at the Crowning of Manta on 30 April!

5. Remember to apply for organisational premises by 27 April

1. HYY’s May Day Parade 30 April 2018


HYY’s May Day Parade sets out for the Crowning of Manta at 4 pm on 30 April!

Sign up your organisation for HYY’s May Day Parade!

HYY’s volunteer team Manta Crew crowns the Havis Amanda statue at the Market Square on 30 April. Come celebrate May Day Eve and the 150-year-old Student Union in HYY’s carnival parade, which makes its way to the Crowning of Manta through Aleksanterinkatu and Unioninkatu. The parade is lined up at 4 pm in front of the New Student House, and it sets off at around 4.15 pm. People from HYY’s committees and student nations will wash Manta at 5 pm, and the statue is crowned at exactly 6 pm.

HYY invites all its members and organisations to participate in the May Day Parade and the memorable crowning of the HYY150 Anniversary year. Sign up your organisation for the parade here: https://www.lyyti.in/HYYn_Vappukulkue_3042018_6249/en


2. Sign up to host a checkpoint in the 2018 Fresher Adventure!



The most epic event of every autumn The Fresher Adventure is coming again! Registration for checkpoint host in the 2018 Fresher Adventure is now open.
 
All HYY's organisations can sign up to host a checkpoint in the Freshman Adventure!

Signing up for checkpoint host can be done through this form: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/Fuksiseikkailu_2018_rastit_0943/en
Registration deadline is 15 August 2018, 11.59pm.

Why participate? What kind of checkpoint is good?
Answers to these questions and lot more can be found here: http://www.en.fuksiseikkailu.fi/host/

If you have questions about the checkpoints, contact:
Aleksanteri Gustafsson
aleksanteri.gustafsson@hyy.fi


3. Students Mental Health Day & #150ActsOfKindness


Smile, compliment, hug! For example with these small acts, you can show compassion every day! In honor of the first ever Students Mental Health Day HYY challenges and encourages all its organisations to show compassion by small actsof kindness! Could your organisation reach a total of 150 acts? You can read more about compassion and the campaign here: https://www.nyyti.fi/en/mielenterveyspaiva/
#150actsofkindness #HYY150 #hyyhelsinki #opiskelijoidenmielenterveyspäivä


4. Come serve as a security steward at the Crowning of Manta on 30 April!


This coming May Day, it will be 150-year-old HYY’s turn to crown the statue of Havis Amanda, and we are now looking for security stewards to help us make it the crowning of all time. This is a great opportunity to witness HYY’s crowning from the best possible spot!

The security stewards’ task is to keep the May Day crowd at an appropriate distance from Manta’s fountain and the lifters as well as to monitor the situation in general up to sometime after the crowning. The operating area is the block surrounding Manta. The nature of the task is relaxed and pleasant.

We need a total of 20 security stewards who must have a security steward identity card.

The job begins at 3.30 pm on May Day Eve, 30 April, and you will be able to leave after the crowning at around 7.00–7.30 pm, depending on when the police officer in charge gives you permission to leave.

For your reward, you will get the best gift of the spring: a wristband to Linnanmäki that can be used during the 2018 season. Sign up as a security steward as soon as possible (or by 22 April) here: https://www.lyyti.in/Jarjestyksenvalvojaksi_Mantalle_3881/en

For questions and other issues, please contact HYY's Producer Arttu Lehtinen.

Arttu Lehtinen
HYY's producer
arttu.lehtinen@hyy.fi
+358505372831

5. Remember to apply for organisational premises by 27 April

The allocation of organisational premises is on! The application deadline in 27 April at noon. All you need to know about the allocation: https://hyy.fi/allocationofpremises 

1. New specialist for organisational affairs
2. Training about GDPR, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation 9 April
3. Smoking in front of the New Student House
4. Event safety training for persons in charge of safety in organisations 24 April
5. Do you know a student who pays tuition fees?

1. New specialist for organisational affairs


HYY has selected Jaakko Kalske as the new specialist for organisational affairs. The current specialist has her last day in HYY 23 March and Kalske start 3 April. You can reach the new specialist by email jaakko.kalske@hyy.fi or jarjestosihteeri@hyy.fi or by phone 050 537 3798. This is the last organisations newsletter from specialist Maeda, the next one will come from the new specialist Kalske.

During the week without a specialist you can contact the board member in charge of organisations Jane Kärnä (jane.karna@hyy.fi, 0505439615) or the chair of the Financial Committee Sara Järvinen (sara.jarvinen@hyy.fi / 050 595 0324) as usual.


2. Training about GDPR, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation 9 April


The new EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation will enter into force in May. The new regulation concerns all organisations as well. HYY, AYY (Student Union of Aalto University) and TEK (Tekniikan korkeakoulutetut) organise a training together in Otaniemi on 9 April from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The training consists of a common lecture and workshops. The lecture is livestreamed and is in Finnish but one of the workshops will be held in English and will summarize the key points of the lecture and give brief instructions and tips on how student organizations should develop their practices regarding personal data. Deadline for sign-ups is 6 April.

Sign up: https://www.lyyti.in/GDPRluento_9418
More information: https://www.tek.fi/fi/palvelut/tapahtumat/tietosuojalainsaadanto-uudistu...
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/769005286629302/


3. Smoking in front of the New Student House


HYY and HYY Group have declared themselves smoke free workplaces and due to that smoking is prohibited from now on at all times in front of staircase A. Permitted smoking places at the New Student House are the smoking room on the third floor of staircase A, the balconies and in front of Staircase C/Hansatalo where you can also find an ashtray.


4. Event safety training for persons in charge of safety in organisations 24 April


What should you do if a participant reports a case of harassment, someone acts aggressively or a board member has a panic attack in your organisation’s event? What do persons in charge of event safety do, and how can appointing one improve event safety?

HYY is organising a training session on acting as the person in charge of event safety for organisations that operate under HYY. You can participate in the session even if your organisation has not yet appointed separate persons in charge of safety for its events. In the training session, we will go through the most common problems and dangerous situations as well as how to react in case of emergency. We will also look at the safety principles used in HYY’s events, which organisations may base their own on.

Anyone from an organisation’s board may participate, but we especially recommend the training session for persons in charge of equality or event safety as well as the chairs. Sign up: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/hyyturvallisuus

What: Event safety training for persons in charge of safety in organisations
When: At 5.00 pm on 24 April
Where: At Wilhelmsson Hall in the New Student House (at Mannerheimintie 5A, 5th floor)
Questions: Julius Uusinarkaus / julius.uusinarkaus@hyy.fi / +358(0)50 325 8041

The facilities are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. If you need help getting to the event, please contact the organisers.

5. Do you know a student who pays tuition fees?

Last year University of Helsinki got its first international students who pay for their studies. HYY is hoping to get in contact with them: we wish to find out how they feel about their studies, student services, welfare and subsistence. If you know someone, please send them a link to this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/0bMwKFOtK6XdmlDv1

More information: Hannele Kirveskoski, hannele.kirveskoski@hyy.fi

HYY150 – 150 years of university community
Think Corner (at Yliopistonkatu 4), 3.30 pm–5.00 pm on 26 March

We warmly welcome you to celebrate 150-year-old HYY’s and 378-year-old University of Helsinki’s journey together at the Think Corner!

The Student Union, with its own anniversary year under way, is celebrating the University’s anniversary in a refreshing, cosy occasion on Monday, 26 March. There is a lot of shared history between 150-year-old HYY and the University of Helsinki, which will be remembered in upcoming events of the Anniversary too. But what will the next 150 years together bring along?

In the event, you will get to have a look at the contents of HYY’s Anniversary year and meet the influencers of the University community. Have your photo taken on a polaroid camera in front of the HYY150 photo wall, get yourself a HYY150 tote bag or overall badge, and send a letter to the student union of the future. You can also expect to hear some greetings and music.

The event is open to everyone. Welcome!

PROGRAMME:

3.30 pm - Opening words: Chair of HYY’s Board Lauri Linna

4.00 pm - Greeting from the chairs of the Student Union

4.45 pm - Helena Lahtinen & Heikki Pajunen play David Bowie

Also participating:
HYY150 photo wall
DJ Gareth Hayes

The event is hosted by Vice Chair of HYY’s Board Krista Laitila.

Booking rounds for Alina Hall are held from 14 Mar till 9 Apr

Booking rounds for Alina Hall are here again. The hall can be booked during the two booking rounds. In addition, an advance booking round is held. During these rounds, you can be granted two (2) reservations for Alina Hall for the autumn of 2018. The bookings will be made through online forms, there is one for each round.

Each organisation that wishes to use Alina must complete the user training for Alina hall in 2018 by their reservation date. Training sessions will be held at the beginning of the autumn and more information will be sent out later.  If the organisation does not participate in the training, the reservation will be cancelled.

Terms and conditions of HYY's festive premises concerning the use of Alina Hall are available at https://hyy.helsinki.fi/sites/default/files/user_agreement_alina_2016.pdf

Organisations must check the available dates from the Student Union's electronic calendar at http://tilavaraus.hyy.fi


Advance booking

Advance booking round is from 12 pm on the 14 March  - 11:59 pm on the 20 March. During this period, organisations have the opportunity to book the Alina-hall in advance before the beginning of the actual booking rounds if the organisation has a good reason to do so. Advance bookings concern particularly anniversaries, the afterparties of anniversaries and events with a specific date.

Please notice that if the organisation is granted a reservation during the advance booking round it can’t be granted one until the second actual booking round.

Advance reservations are made through a separate reservation form at: https://goo.gl/forms/xJhkgzsoCw8022Pj1

Decisions on advance bookings are made by HYY’s Student Organisations Committee together with the board member in charge of organisations and the organisations specialist at the Committee’s meeting from 17:30 pm - 20 pm on 22 March.

Actual reservation rounds

Reservations are made in two rounds. On each round, you can apply for one reservation for Alina Hall unless you have been granted a reservation during the advance booking round. Organisations must check the available dates from the Student Union's electronic calendar at http://tilavaraus.hyy.fi . If the organisation has not checked the dates and tries to reserves dates that are already taken, it may affect the prioritisation of reservations. Organisation can have only one (1) reservation in a round, but there can be several options for the date in the reservation form.

The time you fill the application form for the reservations does not affect the outcome, but incomplete or late applications will be rejected. If there are overlapping reservations, we will do our best to offer all organisations atleast one of their original wishes. If that proves to be impossible, the dates may be settled by drawing lots. The Committee for Student Organizations is in charge of the granting the reservations and the raffle. The contact person designated by the organisation should be reachable by telephone after the end of both reservation rounds when the reservations will be processed. In this way, the organisation can be offered another date via phone if none of their original wishes for dates come true.  Organisations should consider alternative dates in case the original reservation wishes overlap with other organisations’ and the raffle doesn’t turn out in their favor.

Round I
Reservation period 12pm, 23 March – 12pm, 28 March.
Reservations are made through the form: https://goo.gl/forms/KlNe4zT2i1hXpoVr2
Processing of reservations 29 March,  17 pm - 20 pm.

Round II
Reservation period 12pm, 3 April – 11:59pm, 9 April.
Reservations are made through the form: https://goo.gl/forms/73K0YMM5KLhavS7s2
Processing of reservations 11 April,  18 pm - 21 pm.

Reservations are updated to the electronic calendar after each reservation round and organisations are sent an email.


Reservations after the reservation rounds

You can request for the remaining dates (if there are any)  at HYY's Service Office from 16th April onwards. The available dates are visible on HYY's reservation calendar at http://tilavaraus.hyy.fi



If you have any questions about the booking rounds you can contact the Student Organisations Committee: jarjestovaliokunta@hyy.fi or the chairperson Lauri Grünthal lauri.grunthal(at)helsinki.fi, 0503277480

1 Info session on the allocation of premises on the 8th of March at 5 PM

2 Booking rounds for Alina Hall March 14th - April 9th

3 Worried about a friend or family?

4 Training for people in charge of environmental affairs Mar 14

5 Theatre Agents' Night for people in charge of events/culture Mar 15

6 Does your organisation want to make some money on May Day?

1 Info session on the allocation of premises on the 8th of March at 5 PM


HYY allocates its organisational premises again for 2019-2020.
Info session about the allocation process will be held at Wilhelmsson Hall on Thursday March 8th at 5 PM. Unfortunately the space is located on the fifth floor and the staircase has no elevator.

All organisations operating within HYY can apply for organisational premises. The organisation must have been accepted to operate within HYY and must have filled out their contact information for 2018 into the Tahlo system in order to be able to apply. Applying for premises also requires that the organisation fills out the survey on using premises and the application for premises. Links to the survey and the application will be sent out when the application process begins. The Financial Committee will decide the final schedule and criteria for the allocation process in their meeting on the 13th of March.

The info session includes information about the schedule of the allocation process, tips on how to fill out the application and survey and which premises are allocated for 2019-2020.

In this year’s allocation the premises will be allocated for the next two years, 2019 to 2020. The allocation is prepared by HYY’s Financial Committee and ratified by HYY’s Board.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1694130864006851/

More information:

Chair of the Financial Committee Sara Järvinen
sara.jarvinen@hyy.fi
050 595 0324



Board Member in charge of organisations Jane Kärnä
jane.karna@hyy.fi
0505439615

Specialist (Organisations) Emi Maeda
emi.maeda@hyy.fi
050 537 3798


2 Booking rounds for Alina Hall March 14th - April 9th

The booking rounds for Alina Hall for Fall 2018 will begin soon. Booking rounds will be organised on the following dates:

Advance booking round 14th-20th of March
First actual booking round 23rd-28th of March
Second actual booking round 3rd-9th of April


3 Worried about a friend or family?

Together with the Finnish Association for Mental Health HYY and Nyyti ry offer a course in Mental First Aid for students active in organisations. The course, which is free of charge, is held on Oct 7-8 and it doesn't require any previous knowledge. Unfortunately the course language and its materials are all in Finnish. Let us know if there is demand for this kind of course also in English!

Further information:
HYY's board member Laura Wathén, laura.wathen@hyy.fi

4 Training for people in charge of environmental affairs Mar 14

Hey you, organisation active in charge of environmental affairs! Come to Sparre to get inspiration and share your experiences, because you don't have to fight alone with environmental issues!
On Wednesday 14.3. at 5 pm, the Environmental Committee of HYY organizes an event for all environmental representatives (Mannerheimintie 5A 2nd floor). Welcome!

5 Theatre Agents' Night for people in charge of events/culture Mar 15

Person in charge of culture and events in your organisation — welcome to the Finnish National Theatre's evening for Theatre Agents on 15 March!
In cooperation with the Finnish National Theatre, HYY is offering all HYY's persons in charge of events and culture an evening for Theatre Agents for the first time on Thursday 15 March!
The evening for Theatre Agents is a unique opportunity to be among the first to hear about the Finnish National Theatre's new performances — and of course to reserve the best spots for your organisation and friends before everyone else. Student benefits for HYY's members are marvellous this year! You will get more information on the benefits by attending the event.
Leading theatre professionals themselves will be introducing us to the programme of autumn 2018. You are very welcome to join!


PROGRAMME:
5.00 pm: Doors to the Small Stage open and snacks are served in the lobby.
5.30 pm: Programme at the Small Stage begins.
 
After the programme there will be time to mingle in the lobby, enjoy a glass of bubbly and make reservations for the most interesting shows.

Sign up by 9 March. There is a limited number of places available. Participation is free for HYY's members.

Sign up here: https://www.lyyti.in/Teatteriagenttien_ilta_3965/en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/196302417807125/

6 Does your organisation want to make some money on May Day?

Now there is a good opportunity to do an eco action and to fill the coffers of your organisation! HYY declares a competitive bidding for organisations for cleaning Ullanlinnanmäki after May Day.
The organisation must commit to provide the full contribution of at least ten people. Cleaning will take place on Wednesday 2 May, approx. from 7am to 2pm.

Bids by 10 am Tuesday 20 March to Julius Uusinarkaus (julius.uusinarkaus(a)hyy.fi). If two organisations make the same bid, the organisation who made the bid first will win. The organisation with the best bid will be contacted on Tuesday 20 March.

Does your organisation have an amazing regular event that you would like to organise with a larger-than-usual budget and greater investment in communications? Has your student nation once organised a single first-rate event that should definitely be organised again? Have you always dreamed of realising an event concept that your hobby organisation has not previously had the money or resources for? Or would you just like to organise something awesome with your HYY buddies for no particular reason other than to celebrate the 150-year-old Student Union?

This year all of this is possible.

In addition to the epic Anniversary, Flora’s Day, crowning of Manta and other traditional events, HYY is organising a two-week festival called HYY150 to celebrate the Anniversary year. The festival brings together the most interesting events of the organisations, student nations, hobby organisations and committees operating under the Student Union. The Festival tours the campuses of the University of Helsinki as well as downtown Helsinki from 10 to 24 November and culminates in HYY’s 150th Anniversary.

The Festival catalogue is being filled now. Sign up your own organisation’s event!

Events in the HYY150 Festival must have high quality, focus on the audience, be open to everyone and be in line with HYY’s values – but otherwise you are free to do what you want. Would you like to organise a band night, choir concert or techno party? How about an interview, debate or discussion event? Stand up night, theatre performance or drag show? Or even a food fair, science exhibition, historical walking tour or escape room?

Whether your idea is related to science, arts or nature, sign it up for the HYY150 Festival and join us to create the largest event of the Anniversary year. HYY awards grants and offers productional coaching, visibility in HYY’s event communications and support for acquiring event premises for the parties taking part in the festival.

Draft a description, budget and preliminary communication plan for your event and sign it up by 30 April using this form: https://www.lyyti.in/HYY150festivaali_3190/en

HYY reserves the right to select the events that participate in the HYY150 Festival. Organisations selected for the Festival must sign a contract stipulating the conditions for awarding the grant. Decisions on awarding the grants are made individually for each event. The events must be organised during the festival, between 10 and 24 November 2018. They must be open to everyone and realised in accordance with HYY’s values.

Questions and inquiries: krista.holm (at) hyy.fi

Info session on operational grants for organisations
Worried about a friend or family?
Have you encountered or witnessed sexual harassment during your studies?

Info session on operational grants for organisations

On what grounds does HYY decide the amount of money my organisation receives?
How could I receive a larger operational grant?
What do I do if our financial report or other financial documents are not ready in time?

The Financial Committee of the Student Union’s Board will be talking about the allocation of organisations’ operational grants and answering any related questions in Wilhelmsson Hall on Monday 19 February from 5 pm to 6 pm.

The info session will include information on the principles according to which the grants are allocated, how the allocation of operational grants is conducted and how you can attempt to increase the grant your organisation has received.

Questions can also be sent in advance to the chair of the Financial Committee at sara.jarvinen@hyy.fi

Unfortunately, the premises are not accessible.

WHERE? In Wilhelmsson Hall (at Mannerheimintie 5 A, 5th floor)
WHEN? On 19 February from 5 pm to 6 pm
WHY? Because HYY wants to give you money
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/138729190273385/

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Worried about a friend or family?

Together with the Finnish Association for Mental Health HYY and Nyyti ry offer a course in Mental First Aid for students active in organisations. The course, which is free of charge, is held on Oct 7-8 and it doesn't require any previous knowledge. Unfortunately the course language and its materials are all in Finnish. Let us know if there is demand for this kind of course also in English!

Further information:
HYY's board member Laura Wathén, laura.wathen@hyy.fi

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Have you encountered or witnessed sexual harassment during your studies?

The Helsinki Association of Women Researchers is conducting a survey on sexual harassment in universities. The survey is aimed at all students and personnel of the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and the University of the Arts Helsinki regardless of gender and position. It is possible to respond to the survey anonymously. The aim of the survey is both to gather information on harassment occurring in universities and student life and to explore people’s understanding of what sexual harassment is. Please answer the survey by 12 March 2018.

https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/86119/lomake.html?rinnakkaislomake...

1. Tuning Day 22nd of February
2. Does your organisation want to take over HYY's Instagram?
3. Course on Mental First Aid - save the date!

1. Tuning Day 22nd of February
Inspiration, development and tuning! Tuning Day, the training event for organisation actives, is here again on Thursday 22 February 2018! Whether you are active in a hobby organisation, student nation, subject organisation or faculty organisation, this event will provide you with chances to learn something new!
Read more: https://hyy.fi/tuningday


2. Does your organisation want to take over HYY's Instagram?
HYY loves its organisations and wants to showcase their diversity by giving our Instagram account to you for a day, two or even a full week! This year, the takeovers will focus on HYY's instastory, but each organisation can post some picture in the feed too!
The account has over 2500 followers, so this is a great opportunity for you to reach new people, gain new followers and make yourselves known!

Does your organisation have an awesome event concept? Do you organise superb activities for students or do you have amazing studying places at your campus? Or maybe you have something else you’d like to show (off) to other students?
Interested? Please contact Jane Kärnä, the member of HYY's board in charge of organisational communications at jane.karna@hyy.fi to get the chance to take control of HYYs Instagram!

3. Course on Mental First Aid - save the date!
Together with the Finnish Association for Mental Health HYY and Nyyti ry offer a course in Mental First Aid for students active in organisations.
The course, which is free of charge, is held on March 17-18 and it doesn't require any previous knowledge. Unfortunately the course language and its materials are all in Finnish. More information and sign up will be published later.
We are looking into possibilities of organising a course in English in the future.

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