TUNING DAY
Apply for HYY’s operational grant
Apply for HYY’s organisation paper grant
HYY's events & culture
Does your organisation want to take over HYYs Instagram?

TUNING DAY

Inspiration, development and tuning! Tuning Day, the training event for organisational actors, is here again on Tuesday 21 February 2017! 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.helsinki.fi/en/tuningday


Apply for HYY’s operational grant

HYY annually awards operational grants to its organisations. The aim of the grants is to support the activities of organisations operating under HYY. You can apply for the operational grant through an electronic application form at tahlo.hyy.fi. Applications should be left by 28 February. Further instructions on applying: https://hyy.helsinki.fi/en/blog/apply-hyy%E2%80%99s-operational-grant

Apply for HYY’s organisation paper grant

HYY supports its organisations’ publishing activities by awarding them organisation paper grants. The grant is only awarded for printed publications. You can apply for the organisation paper grant through the electronic application form service at tahlo.hyy.fi. Applications should be left by 28 February. The criteria for awarding the organisation paper grant can be found here, currently only in Finnish: https://hyy.helsinki.fi/sites/default/files/Lehtituki.pdf


HYY's events & culture

Do you want to advertise your organisation events?
Are you going to organise a massive party where everyone is welcome? Do you arrange a workshop, seminar, band night or a festival? Do you want listeners to the concert of your choir?
HYY's Culture and Events facebook page informs students about events held by HYY's organisations and other events or special benefits that interest the students.


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 Elina Nieminen (elina.nieminen  a  hyy.fi) to get the chance to take control of HYYs Instagram!


The Student Union can annually allocate operational grants for its organisations which are intended for supporting regular organisational activities. However, the purpose of the operational grant is not to finance all expenses caused by organisational activities but organisations are expected to be active in funding their own operations by collecting a membership fee, for example.

Allocating the grant is primarily based on the activities of the organisation which are evaluated based on the attachments delivered with the application. In addition to activities, the number of members, the management of finances and the need for support are taken into account. The Finance Board of the Student Union annually approves the conditions for allocating and using the operational grant.

The operational grant is applied by filling the application form "TAHLO" (=  abbreviation for Toiminta-Avustuksen HakuLOmake, application form for operational grant) at tahlo.hyy.fi. If you have lost your username or password, contact the specialist for organisational affairs. The deadline for the application is Feb 28.

Documents required for the application are
-Budget 2017
-Plan of actions 2017
-Profit and loss statement 2016
-Balance sheet 2016
-Auditor's report 2016
-Report of activities 2016
-Calendar of past activities 2016

Model documents for what these documents should look like can be found here: http://wiki.hyy.fi/index.php/Avustuksia_koskevat_mallidokumentit


Additional complementing documents can be attached to the application, like plan of environmental actions or equity plan.

More information:

HYY's Economy Committee's Chair Lauri Linna, lauri.linna [ a ] hyy.fi, 050 595 0324
HYY's Board member in charge of organisations Matias Nurmi, matias.nurmi [ a ] hyy.fi, 050 543 9615
Specialist (Organisations) Emi Maeda, emi.maeda [ a ] hyy.fi, 050 537 3798

HYY148 Birthday party is here and the party will be more epic than ever! On Saturday 26th of November The Old Student House is the place to be for interdisciplinary partying from 11pm onwards.

Birthdays only happen once a year, so we went all out in the planning of the program for the evening. Among other things you’ll find a glitter bar, an awesome party band, DJ Louise and bombastic surprise program that we’ll keep a secret for now. The party mood is also guaranteed with an offer on sparkling wine: 15 €/bottle.
 
Organizations can purchase affordable ticket packages to the dazzling birthday party! Organize a great pre-party and come celebrate at the Old Student House! If you purchase a ticket package you have the chance to win a box of sparkling wine (6 bottles/box), a total of 3 boxes will be given out to lucky winners. The winners will be contacted Monday 21st of Nov.

Tickets in advance (31th Oct - 20th Nov) 6€/ticket or a ticket package with 8 tickets 40 €
During the event week (21st -26th Nov) tickets 7,5 €
NB! The price includes the use of the cloakroom (3,5 €) and a magnificent overall badge.
Ticket packages are sold during the period 31st of Oct-20th of Nov.

Tickets can be purchased from:
https://bailataan.fi/#!/events/97b49a84-971e-420a-95b8-a79d473416cd

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1786402184932503/

Kind regards,
Elina Nieminen
Anniversary Director
elina.nieminen [ a ] hyy.fi

HYY & Stydi's blood donation challenge 3 Oct - 30 Nov - the biggest donor wins a sauna evening!


We are offering our hand to help this autumn, too – the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) and Stydi, the organisation for social work students, challenge all organisations operating within HYY to take part in this life-saving campaign.
The campaign, launched a year ago, continues with even greater excitement than before as it is now a part of the University of Helsinki’s campaign called ‘– luovuta verta, tue tiedettä’ (‘Good deeds – donate blood, support science’) that will last for the entire academic year. The campaign aims to create a positive atmosphere of doing good deeds and to encourage students and personnel to donate blood and, at the same time, support science. The Fin Donor 10 000 and GeneRISK studies provide valuable scientific information for healthcare and medicine to use. The University of Helsinki and the Finnish Red Cross’s Blood Service also cooperate extensively on other research projects that the campaign aims to shed some light on.

Every working day, around 800 volunteer blood donors are needed so that around 50,000 seriously ill patients (such as premature babies, cancer patients and accident victims) get the treatment they need annually. The patient could be you – donated blood cannot be replaced with medication. Many hands help more than one so let’s get the blood circulating together. It does not cost anything!
The blood donation campaign kicks off on 3 October 2016, and the organisations that donate the most blood both quantitatively and in proportion to their number of members during the campaign period of 3 October–30 November 2016 will win one sauna evening at HYY’s premises. Additionally, all donors receive a #HYYtymättömät overall badge as thanks for their heroism.
 #HYYtymättömät #HYYtymättömät2016 #HYviätekoja #isokäsielämälle #VeriRyhmä
Facebook event: hyy.fi/hyytymattomat


How to participate in the campaign:
1.    Update the contact information of your organisation’s BloodGroup by sending the name, phone number and email address of your contact person for this year to sanomatalo.verenluovutus@veripalvelu.fi. If you know the name of your previous contact person, mention that in your message.
OR Register a BloodGroup for your organisation at www.veripalvelu.fi/ryhmat. Name your BloodGroup as ‘HYY + your organisation’s name’ – for instance, HYY-Stydi.
2.    Let HYY know that you are participating in the campaign by filling in the following form: http://urly.fi/ELz
3.    Go and donate blood either as a group or one by one in one of the Blood Service Centres in the Capital Region or in a blood collection event. To help us keep scores, please remember to mention your organisation’s name to the staff when you sign up at your donation location.
If you want to donate blood as a group, please reserve a time for donation in advance by calling the Blood Service Centre. The contact information can be found at https://www.bloodservice.fi/blood-donation/donate-blood/where-can-you-do... and in the Facebook event. This way, Blood Service will be able to prepare for potential rushes. A suitable group size is around 4–6 persons, and you should reserve around an hour for the donation.
4.    It is recommended that you test your suitability as a donor in advance at www.sovinkoluovuttajaksi.fi. You can also call the free info phone for blood donors in case you have a question. The number is 0800 0 5801.
5.    Communicate about the campaign and about potential group donation days on your own channels. If you so wish, you can also use the material bank available at Blood Service’s website at www.veripalvelu.fi.
8.    Use the hashtags #HYYtymättömät2016, #HYYtymättömät, #HYviätekoja, #isokäsielämälle and #VeriRyhmä in social media so that the blood donation challenge gets spread and more patients get help. We communicate about the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HYY.HUS and www.facebook.com/veripalvelu as well as on the event page, hyy.fi/hyytymattomat. Follow us!

Reservation rounds for Alina Hall are here again. During the reservation rounds, user hours are reserved for the spring of 2017.
Alina hall can be booked during reservation rounds. There are two reservation rounds during the spring. In addition, an advance reservation round is organised. During these rounds, you can make two (2) reservations for Alina hall for the spring of 2017. You must have completed the user training for Alina hall by your own reservation date during the current calendar year. If the organisation does not participate in the training, the reservation will expire.
 
Reservations are made through an electronic form.

Advance reservations
Advance reservation round is 17 October - 23 October. During this period, organisations have the opportunity to book the Alina-hall in advance before the beginning of the actual reservation rounds if they have a good reason (e.g. anniversary) to apply for a specific date.
Advance reservations are made through a separate reservation form at:  https://goo.gl/forms/7cIKNonnNPCPe7df1 
Advance reservation must include:
Name of the organisation that makes the reservation
Contact person and telephone number
Event for which you want to book the premises and the nature of the event
Decisions on advance reservations are made by the Committee for Student Organizations together with the board member in charge of organisations and the specialist (organisations) at 6pm-8pm on 25 October.


Actual reservation rounds
Reservations are made during two rounds. On each round, you can apply for one reservation for Alina hall if you have not made an advance reservation for Alina. Organisations must check the available hours from the Student Union's electronic calendar at
http://hyy.helsinki.fi/varaukset/
Reservation rounds will be organised on 26 October–3 November and 5 November–9 Nov.

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, the organisations in question will be offered other available dates through mediation. If agreement is not reached, the matter is settled by drawing lots. The Committee for Student Organizations is in charge of the mediation and the raffle.


NB! 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 mediation of overlapping reservations is possible. Organisations should also consider alternative dates in case the original reservation overlaps with an event of another organisation. Please make sure to check before each booking that the requested date is available!

Round I
Reservation period 10am, 26 October – 11:59pm, 3 November.
Reservations are made through the form: https://goo.gl/forms/B9qLyKdcQH8xvoy92
Processing of reservations 4 November, 6pm-8pm.

Round II
Reservation period 10am, 5 November – 11:59pm, 9 Nov.
Reservations are made through the form:  https://goo.gl/forms/1l4yc8PzRLTJj4SE3 
Processing of reservations 10 Nov, 6pm-8pm.

Reservations are updated to the electronic calendar after each reservation round.

Reservations after the reservation rounds
You can inquire the remaining available dates at HYY's Service Office from 14 Nov onwards. The available dates are visible on HYY's reservation calendar at http://hyy.helsinki.fi/varaukset/

Prioritisation of reservations
Advance reservations concern particularly anniversaries, the afterparties of anniversaries and events with a specific date. If the organisation has not checked the available hours, it may affect the prioritisation order of reservations. The Committee for Student Organizations decides on the prioritisation together with the board member in charge of organisations and the specialist (organisations).
Terms and conditions of HYY's festive premises concerning the use of Alina Hall are available at http://hyy.helsinki.fi/sites/default/files/User%20agreement_Alina_2015_0...

Remember to pay your reservations for Sivistys on time!
Discover HYY’s committees and their activities!
New Members’ Evening of the Committee for Environmental Affairs
  https://www.facebook.com/events/368173693570667/
New Members’ Evening of the Committee for Cultural Affairs
  https://www.facebook.com/events/1764141513823996/
Committee for Organisational Affairs’ New Members’ Adventure at the New Student House
  https://www.facebook.com/events/1814853235463140/

Remember to pay your reservations for Sivistys on time!

Organisations operating under HYY may reserve the Sivistys sauna, located in Domus Gaudium, for their use twice in a calendar year. Read more about the prices as well as the terms and conditions here: http://hyy.helsinki.fi/sites/default/files/rules_sivistys_eng.pdf

Please remember that the reservation must be paid 21 days before the day of use!
HYY’s organisations get a 10% discount from other Sauna2’s saunas by using the discount code HYY2014.

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Discover HYY’s committees and their activities!

HYY’s committees are organising events for new members and anyone interested in their activities. All HYY’s members are welcome to join the committee activities. Committees are a great place for organisations' actives to exchange ideas and good practices with other people who are interested or in charge of same fields.

Read more about the committees on HYY’s website (http://hyy.helsinki.fi/en/student-union/organisation/committees) and come to their events for new members!

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New Members’ Evening of the Committee for Environmental Affairs

Are you interested in environmental affairs? Would you like to promote environmentally friendly modes of operation at the University, network with likeminded students or organise environmentally themed events?

The Committee for Environmental Affairs holds its New Members’ Evening on Wednesday 21 September at 6 pm in meeting room Sparre in the New Student House (at Mannerheimintie 5 A, 2nd floor). We will begin by introducing the committee activities, with time reserved for informal discussion and questions. After the introduction, we can relax and play board and card games. The committee provides some snacks at the event.

The event in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/368173693570667/

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New Members’ Evening of the Committee for Cultural Affairs

The Committee for Cultural Affairs is a meeting place for members of the Student Union that are interested in cultural activities and event organisation. The committee carries out annually changing projects and participates in planning and implementing the activities of HYY’s event and cultural sector. In the Committee for Cultural Affairs, you will be able to take part in brainstorming and carrying out HYY’s various events and to create student culture that looks like you!

HYY’s Committee for Cultural Affairs is celebrating both autumn and the beginning of the new academic year on Wednesday 5 October in a stunning penthouse! In our new members’ evening, you will get to hear about the committee’s activities and meet other members. We will be offering delicious food and bubbly drinks throughout the evening.
 
Come meet us on Wednesday 5 October at 5 pm in Rydman (at Kaivokatu 10 A, 9th floor)!
 
The Facebook event for the new members’ evening has more information on the evening’s programme and directions.
New Members’ Evening of the Committee for Cultural Affairs:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1764141513823996/

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Committee for Organisational Affairs’ New Members’ Adventure at the New Student House

Do you like organisations? Would you like to experience something new and exciting? Do you ever wonder what Helsinki looks like viewed from the top of the New Student House? If you answered YES to just one of these questions, you should come to the Committee for Organisational Affairs’ New Members’ Adventure at the New Student House.

The Committee for Organisational Affairs strives to make the Student Union an even better place for student organisations! Through the committee’s activities, you get to see different organisations’ activities, brainstorm HYY’s organisational services and meet great people across organisational boundaries. Everyone interested in developing organisational activities, from curious freshmen to seen-it-all veterans, is welcome to join the Committee for Organisational Affairs.

On Wednesday 21 September, you can join an adventure that takes you from the New Student House’s cellar to its roof. Sign up to the adventure by clicking ‘going’ at the FB event and come meet new and awesome people and check out the activities of the Committee for Organisational Affairs!
 
We will meet at HYY’s Central Office (on the 2nd floor of the New Student House) and start off towards the roof at 5.00 pm – please be there on time. You can join us later if you won’t be able to make it at 5 pm, as the adventure continues until the evening.
 
We extend you a warm welcome regardless of whether you are an old committee member, just heard about the committee for the first time or fall anywhere in between!

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1814853235463140/
 
For more information about the event, please ask the vice chairs of the Committee for Organisational Affairs:
Elina (elina.ae.nieminen [ a ] helsinki.fi)
Jane (jane.karna [ a ] helsinki.fi)

Do you want to host a checkpoint in the Freshman Adventure? - DL 31.7.
Welcome Fair from August 31 till September 1st, 2016 at the Language Centre
Changes in the distribution of year tags
  https://www.helsinki.fi/en/studying/continuing-your-studies#section-102
University of Helsinki student services has been renewed
  https://www.helsinki.fi/en/studying/contact-us/student-services
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?

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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Welcome Fair from August 31 till September 1st, 2016 at the Language Centre

Wish our international students welcome! Welcome Fair from August 31 till September 1st, 2016 at the Language Centre

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 between 31.8. and 1.9.2016, on Wednesday, August 31, from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., and on Thursday, September 1st  from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. The places available for student organisations are limited.

Sign up at https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/71881/lomake.html

Sign your organisation up at the latest a week before the event (August 23), but preferably already earlier.
Should you not be able to be present at the Welcome Fair, it is possible to participate with a poster or flyers in English. Sign up through the link above regardless of whether you’ll present your organisation in person or through materials.

For more information please contact HYY specialist Aino Jones: aino.jones@hyy.fi or 050 543 9608.
The Facebook event of the Welcome Fair can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1567054706932332/

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Changes in the distribution of year tags

You may collect the year tag (i.e. the annual registration tag) for your student card at the Kaisa library, Kumpula, Viikki, at the Vaasa and Lahti offices and at the Studen Union Customer Service starting from the 1st of August. The opening hours of the distribution points vary.

More information: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/studying/continuing-your-studies#section-102

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University of Helsinki student services has been renewed

Starting from the beginning of August six new student service points will serve students: Kruununhaka (8.8. onwards), Kumpula, Meilahti, Metsätalo, Siltavuori and Viikki. The city centre service point in the main building of the University of Helsinki (Fabianinkatu 33) and the faculties’ service points closed in June.

Read more: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/studying/contact-us/student-services

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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

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.

Reservation rounds for Alina Hall to begin on 14 March


Reservation rounds for Alina Hall are here again. During the reservation rounds, user hours are reserved for the autumn of 2016.
Alina hall can be booked during reservation rounds. There are two reservation rounds during the spring. In addition, an advance reservation round is organised. During these rounds, you can make two (2) reservations for Alina hall for the autumn of 2016. You must have completed the user training for Alina hall by your own reservation date during the current calendar year. An additional training session is organised, if necessary, in the autumn of 2016. If the organisation does not participate in the training, the reservation will expire.
 
Reservations are made through an electronic form.

Advance reservations
Advance reservation round is 14 March - 20 March. During this period, organisations have the opportunity to book the Alina-hall in advance before the beginning of the actual reservation rounds if they have a good reason (e.g. anniversary) to apply for a specific date.
Advance reservations are made through a separate reservation form at:  http://goo.gl/forms/iXVEOoaSf0
Advance reservation must include:
Name of the organisation that makes the reservation
Contact person and telephone number
Event for which you want to book the premises and the nature of the event
Decisions on advance reservations are made by the Committee for Student Organizations together with the board member in charge of organisations and the specialist (organisations) at 6pm-8pm on 21 March.


Actual reservation rounds
Reservations are made during two rounds. On each round, you can apply for one reservation for Alina hall if you have not made an advance reservation for Alina. Organisations must check the available hours from the Student Union's electronic calendar at
http://hyy.helsinki.fi/varaukset/
Reservation rounds will be organised on 22 March–29 March and 31 March–8 Apr.

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, the organisations in question will be offered other available dates through mediation. If agreement is not reached, the matter is settled by drawing lots. The Committee for Student Organizations is in charge of the mediation and the raffle.


NB! 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 mediation of overlapping reservations is possible. Organisations should also consider alternative dates in case the original reservation overlaps with an event of another organisation. Please make sure to check before each booking that the requested date is available!

Round I
Reservation period 10am, 22 March – 11:59pm, 29 March.
Reservations are made through the form:http://goo.gl/forms/67kDhJiW5E
Processing of reservations 30 March, 6pm-8pm.

Round II
Reservation period 10am, 31 March – 11:59pm, 8 Apr.
Reservations are made through the form: http://goo.gl/forms/quktd9exRF 
Processing of reservations 11 Apr, 6pm-8pm.

Reservations are updated to the electronic calendar after each reservation round.

Reservations after the reservation rounds
You can inquire the remaining available dates at HYY's Service Office from 18 Apr onwards. The available dates are visible on HYY's reservation calendar at http://hyy.helsinki.fi/varaukset/

Prioritisation of reservations
Advance reservations concern particularly anniversaries, the afterparties of anniversaries and events with a specific date. If the organisation has not checked the available hours, it may affect the prioritisation order of reservations. The Committee for Student Organizations decides on the prioritisation together with the board member in charge of organisations and the specialist (organisations).
Terms and conditions of HYY's festive premises concerning the use of Alina Hall are available at http://hyy.helsinki.fi/sites/default/files/User%20agreement_Alina_2015_0...

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