Sign up for the Opening Carnival!
  https://www.lyyti.fi/reg_2016/Avajaiskarnevaalit_592016_5828/en
Do you want to host a checkpoint in the Freshman Adventure?
HYY's Contests for organisations
http://hyy.helsinki.fi/en/blog/hyy%E2%80%99s-organisation-contests 
Does your organisation want to take over HYYs Instagram?

Sign up for the Opening Carnival!

The Opening Ceremony of the academic year and the Opening Carnival will be celebrated on Monday, 5 September. According to the Rector's decision, teaching has not been organised in the afternoon of the opening day in previous years, and this will probably be the case this year, too. Therefore everyone at the University can participate both in the Opening Ceremony at 12noon and the Opening Carnival from 2pm to 6pm if they wish to do so. The more specific programme of the opening day will be published on the HYY website at the end of August.

The organisations within HYY and university units can introduce their activities for thousands of students during the Opening Carnival. This is an excellent opportunity to gain new enthusiastic members for organisational activities! You can register with the following form by 12noon on 8 August: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg_2016/Avajaiskarnevaalit_592016_5828/en

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Do you want to host a checkpoint in the Freshman Adventure?

The Freshman Adventure, organised by HYY, is an interdisciplinary event where 3,000 people dive into the world of the Student Union, its organisations and close cooperation partners. Hosting a checkpoint is a fun way of introducing your organisation and its activities to new students.
To sign up to host a checkpoint, fill in the form at http://www.en.fuksiseikkailu.fi/signup/. Please sign up by 31 July.

More information:
http://www.en.fuksiseikkailu.fi/host/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1745934772318015/

Member of the Board Santeri Velin, in charge of organisations
santeri.velin(a)hyy.fi

Specialist (organisations) Emi Maeda
emi.maeda(a)hyy.fi

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HYY's Contests for organisations

HYY’s Committee for Organisational Affairs declares open the 2016 organisation contests! The winners of all contests will be announced at HYY’s seminar for chairpersons on 21 November.
This year, contests are held in the following categories:

Overall badge
Organisation paper
Sitsi song
Sports event
International event/act
Career event/act

Educational policy act
Read more here:  http://hyy.helsinki.fi/en/blog/hyy%E2%80%99s-organisation-contests

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Does your organisation want to take over HYYs Instagram?

Does your organisation have an awesome new 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?

We want to exhibit the diversity of HYY’s organisations and by giving our Instagram account to you for a week! The account has a thousand followers, so this is a great opportunity for you to reach new people, gain new followers and make yourselves known!

Interested? Please contact a member of the board Noora Eilola (noora.eilola [a] hyy.fi) to get the chance to take control of HYYs Instagram!

HYY’s Committee for Organisational Affairs  declare open the 2016 organisation contests! The winners of all contests will be announced at HYY’s seminar for chairpersons on 21 November.

This year, contests are held in the following categories:

Overall badge
Organisation paper
Sitsi song
Sports event
International event/act
Career event/act
Educational policy act

Overall badge

Does your organisation have an absurdly glorious or wonderfully hilarious badge either in the works or already waiting in its stash? If so, please send your badge for the Committee for Organisational Affairs to judge.
You can take part in the contest by sending either the badge or a sketch of it to the Committee for Organisational Affairs. Badges can be delivered to the committee by sending them to HYY’s Central Office (at Mannerheimintie 5 A, 00100 Helsinki), with “HYY’s Committee for Organisational Affairs / Overall badge contest” marked on the envelope as the recipient. Sketches, on the other hand, are sent by email to matias.i.nurmi(at)Helsinki.fi in either JPG, PDF or SVG format. Please attach a cover letter that includes the name of the organisation and the name, email address and phone number of the contact person to the badge or draft. You may also include a short, free-form description of the badge in the cover letter. Sent material will NOT be returned.
The winner of the contest is selected by HYY’s Committee for Organisational Affairs.
The deadline for participating in the contest is on 11 November at 3 pm. Late submissions will not be considered.
The winner of the contest will be awarded with 100 euros.
For more information, please contact Matias Nurmi at matias.i.nurmi(at)helsinki.fi.

Organisation paper contest

The search for the best organisation paper has begun again! Will your organisation be awarded with the coveted title? Find out by participating in the organisation paper contest organised by HYY’s Committee for Organisational Affairs. You can participate in the contest by delivering one printed or digital issue of the paper from 2016 to the Committee for Organisational Affairs. Printed papers along with a cover letter should be delivered to HYY’s Central Office (at HYY, Mannerheimintie 5 A, 00100 Helsinki), with “HYY’s Committee for Organisational Affairs / Organisation paper contest” marked on the envelope as the recipient. Digital material, on the other hand, is delivered to the Chair of the Committee for Organisational Affairs at matias.i.nurmi(at)helsinki.fi, along with a cover letter. The cover letter must include the name of the organisation publishing the paper and the name, email address and phone number of the paper’s contact person. Sent material will not be returned.
The winner of the contest is selected by a three-person expert panel convened by the Chair of the Committee for Organisational Affairs. The panel selects the winner based only on the paper submitted to the contest – any additional material will not be taken into account. The members of the panel are revealed in connection with announcing the winner.
The deadline for taking part in the contest is on 21 October at 3 pm. Late submissions will not be considered.
The winner of the contest will be awarded with 100 euros.
For more information, please contact Matias Nurmi at matias.i.nurmi(at)helsinki.fi

Sitsi song contest

The contest for new sitsi music is here again! The lyrics of the participating song must be new, but new melodies are more than welcome too. The song must be suitable for academic dinner parties (sitsit) but you can still choose the theme of the song yourself. The song must be new and produced for the contest, which means that it cannot have been previously performed at sitsit or any other event.
All organisations that operate under HYY may participate in the contest. The minimum requirement for participation is delivering the lyrics of the song and the name of the melody that is used or, in case of a new melody, the sheet music. It is also desirable to deliver some sort of recording of the song being performed.
Contest entries may be sent either via email to matias.i.nurmi(at)helsinki.fi or, alternatively, on a cd in an envelope to HYY’s Central Office (at Mannerheimintie 5 A, 00100 Helsinki) during its opening hours, with “HYY’s Committee for Organisational Affairs / Sitsi song” marked on the envelope as the recipient.
The winner of the contest is selected by HYY’s Committee for Organisational Affairs.
The deadline for participating in the contest is on 11 November at 3 pm. Late submissions will not be considered.
The winner of the contest will be awarded with 100 euros.
For more information, please contact Matias Nurmi at matias.i.nurmi(at)helsinki.fi.


Sports contest

Did your organisation organise the best sports event of the year? Or did you come up with a new campaign to get your members to do more physical activities than before?
The sports contest for organisations is searching for the best sports event or campaign organised by our organisations. You can participate in the contest with events or campaigns organised by either one or several organisations, as long as the event or campaign occurred in 2016. In judging the events and campaigns, we give special consideration to those participants who have managed to inspire a greater number of students than before to enter the world of physical activities.
You can participate in the contest by sending a written description of the event to miran.hamidulla(at)oll.fi by 11 November at 3 pm. The description should include the name of the participating organisation(s), the contact persons and the type of the event as well as when and where it was organised. Photo and video material related to the topic is also more than welcome.
The winner of the contest is awarded with 100 euros.
For more information, please contact Miran Hamidulla at miran.hamidulla(at)oll.fi.

International event/act

Has your organisation organised an exemplary international event? Did it help activate international students to participate in the organisation’s activities? Let the Committee for Organisational Affairs know about your event!
Only a single event that was held this year will be considered in the contest. The event must have already been organised, a preliminary plan about an event is not adequate. To qualify as an international event in this contest, an event should both be targeted towards the international community of an organisation or faculty and focus on reaching international students. The event should have helped activate international students to participate in the organisation’s activities. Multidisciplinarity and the creation of new networks is considered a merit.
You can participate in the contest by sending a free-form report or presentation on the event to matias.i.nurmi(at)helsinki.fi. The description of the event should include the names of the participating organisations, the contact persons and the type of the event as well as when and where it was organised. Alternatively, you can deliver descriptions printed on paper, along with a cover letter, to HYY’s Central Office (at HYY, Mannerheimintie 5 A, 00100 Helsinki), with “HYY’s Committee for Organisational Affairs / International contest” marked on the envelope as the recipient.
The winner of the contest is selected by HYY’s Committee for Organisational Affairs.
The deadline for participating in the contest is on 11 November at 3 pm. Late submissions will not be considered.
The winner of the contest will be awarded with 100 euros.
For more information, please contact Matias Nurmi at matias.i.nurmi(at)helsinki.fi.

Career event/ act

Has your organisation organised a successful career event or done something else of merit to promote career affairs concerning students this year? Let the Committee for Organisational Affairs know about your event!
Only a single event that was held this year will be considered in the contest. The absolute size of the event does not matter, only how impactful it was. This is judged according to what kind of new career-related awareness and opportunities the event or act has brought to students. Examples of this kind of impact would be a new type of career-related cooperation with employers, increasing students’ career competences and bringing up new perspectives among your subject’s students or shedding new light on students’ potential. Multidisciplinarity and the creation of new networks is considered a merit. If the event has been organised previously, the application must compare the success of this year’s event to the last year.
You can take part in the contest by sending a written description of the event to matias.i.nurmi(at)helsinki.fi. The description should include the names of the participating organisations, the contact persons and the type of the event as well as when and where it was organised. Alternatively, you can deliver descriptions printed on paper, along with a cover letter, to HYY’s Central Office (at HYY, Mannerheimintie 5 A, 00100 Helsinki), with “HYY’s Committee for Organisational Affairs / Career act” marked on the envelope as the recipient.
The winner of the contest is selected by HYY’s Committee for Organisational Affairs.
The deadline for participating in the contest is on 11 November at 3 pm. Late submissions will not be considered.
The winner of the contest will be awarded with 100 euros.
For more information, please contact Matias Nurmi at matias.i.nurmi(at)helsinki.fi.

Educational policy act of the year

HYY’s Committee for Academic Affairs wants to encourage organisations to advocacy work and concrete acts aimed at improving studying conditions. This is why the committee declares open this contest looking for organisations’ educational policy act of the year. You can participate  in the contest with an act aimed at improving the smooth progress of studies or with a statement related to educational policy. Did you organise a study circle, come up with a new way of collecting student feedback or offer the decision-makers sticks and carrots?
Tell us all about it! You can participate in the contest by sending a free-form report or presentation on the event to piia.pasanen(at)helsinki.fi. The description of the event should include the names of the participating organisations, the contact persons and the type of the event as well as when and where it was organised. Alternatively, you can deliver descriptions printed on paper, along with a cover letter, to HYY’s Central Office (at HYY, Mannerheimintie 5 A, 00100 Helsinki), with “HYY’s Committee for Organisational Affairs / Educational policy act” marked on the envelope as the recipient.

The winner of the contest is selected by HYY’s Committee for Academic Affairs.
The deadline for participating in the contest is on 11 November at 3 pm.
Late submissions will not be considered.
The winner of the contest will be awarded with 100 euros.
For more information, please contact Piia Pasanen at piia.pasanen(at)helsinki.fi.