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.