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Uutiset @en Henna Määttä

Call for doctoral student representatives in the Doctoral Students’ Section, the University and UniOGS

Hakukuulutus

Jatko-opiskelijaedustajien haku jatko-opiskelijajaostoon sekä yliopiston ja tutkijakoulun toimielimiin (In English below)

Haemme jatko-opiskelijaedustajia jatko-opiskelijajaostoon sekä yliopiston ja tutkijakoulun toimielimiin vuodelle 2018. Haussa ovat seuraavat opiskelijaedustajapaikat toimikaudelle 1.1.–31.12.2018 (pl. Tutkimusneuvosto, jonka kausi 1.1.2018-31.12.2019) :

Tehtävän tarjoavat erinomaisen mahdollisuuden osallistua yliopiston päätöksentekoon sekä tohtorinkoulutuksen kehittämiseen ja laadunvalvontaan. Tehtävät vaativat vastuullisuutta, hyviä vuorovaikutustaitoja ja kiinnostusta ajaa jatko-opiskelijoiden etuja. Opiskelijaedustajat tekevät yhteistyötä jatko-opiskelijajaoston kanssa, mm. tuomalla yliopiston päätöselinten ajankohtaisia asioita keskusteltavaksi jaoston kokouksissa. Jatko-opiskelijajaoston tavoitteena on vaikuttaa tohtorikoulutuksen kehittämiseen ja edistää jatko-opiskelijoiden tasa-arvoisia oikeuksia ja hyvinvointia. Jaosto kokoontuu noin kerran 1-2 kuukaudessa.

Hakijan täytyy olla Oulun yliopiston tutkijakoulun opiskelija ja ilmoittautunut läsnäolevaksi alkavana lukukautena. Suomen kielen taito katsotaan eduksi. Ylioppilaskunta tarjoaa perehdytystä tehtäviin. Puheenjohtajaksi valittavan täytyy olla ylioppilaskunnan jäsen vuonna 2018.

Lisätietoa avoinna olevista paikoista löydät halloped.fi-sivuilta: https://www.halloped.fi/fi/oulu. Lähetä hakemuksesi halloped.fi-sivuilla viimeistään 16.11. Hakemuksen lähettämistä varten kirjaudu järjestelmään yliopiston tunnuksillasi. Voit hakea useaa paikkaa. Jos haet tohtorinkoulutustoimikuntaan, valitse oman alasi toimikunta.

Kerro hakemuksessasi, mikä on mielestäsi jatko-opiskelijajaoston rooli Oulun yliopistossa, miksi sinä olisit hyvä tähän tehtävään ja mitä haluaisit erityisesti kehittää tohtorinkoulutuksessa, jatko-opiskelijoiden asemassa tai jatko-opiskelijajaoston toiminnassa. Mainitse myös, mikä on pääaineesi ja missä vaiheessa jatko-opintojasi olet.

Hakemukset käsitellään jatko-opiskelijajaoston kokouksessa 24.11. klo 14.15 alkaen Telluksen Frost Clubissa. Kokoukset ovat kaikille jatko-opiskelijoille avoimia ja myös hakijat ovat tervetulleita osallistumaan.

Lisätietoa:

Jaana Isohätälä, jatko-opiskelijajaoston puheenjohtaja, jaana.isohatala@nulloulu.fi

Henna Määttä, ylioppilaskunnan koulutuspoliittinen asiantuntija, kopoasiantuntija@nulloyy.fi, 040 525 7821

http://www.oyy.fi/doctoral-students

www.facebook.com/ouludoctoralstudentssection/

www.facebook.com/groups/366950416739175/

Call for doctoral student representatives in the Doctoral Students’ Section, the University and UniOGS

The call is open for student representatives for the Doctoral Students’ Section and various administrative organs of the University and UniOGS for 2018 (NB! Research Council positions is for 1.1.2018-31.12.2019). The following positions are available:

The positions offer an excellent opportunity to participate in University decision-making and the development and quality assurance of doctoral training. The positions demand responsibility, good interaction skills and motivation towards advocating doctoral students’ interests in University decision making. Student representatives also collaborate closely with the Doctoral Students’ Section by, for example, discussing topical issues of the administrative organs of the University in the Section’s meeting. The Doctoral Students’ Section seeks to influence the development of doctoral training and promote equal rights and well-being of doctoral students. The Section meetings are held approximately once in 1-2 months.

The applicant must be a student of UniOGS and enrolled as active for the up-coming semester. Finnish skills are considered an advantage but are not obligatory. The Student Union offers training for the task.  The chair of the Doctoral Students’ Section must be a member of the Student Union in 2018.

More information about the open positions is available on the halloped.fi-pages: https://www.halloped.fi/en/oulu/calls. Submit your application on the halloped.fi-pages latest on Nov 16th. For submitting your application, log in to the system with your University credentials. You can apply for several positions. If you are applying for a Doctoral Training Committee, choose the committee of your field of studies.

In your application, please explain in your own words what is the role of the Doctoral Students’ Section at the University of Oulu, why you should be selected for the position and what you would especially like to develop in doctoral training, the position of doctoral students and the activities of the Doctoral Students’ Section. Also mention what is your major in your studies and the stage of your doctoral studies.

The applications will be discussed in the meeting of the Doctoral Students’ Section on Nov 24th at 14:15 in Tellus Frost Club. The meetings are open for all doctoral students and applicants are also welcome to join.

More information:

Jaana Isohätälä, chair of the Doctoral Students’ Section, jaana.isohatala@nulloulu.fi

Henna Määttä, Educational Affairs Specialist of the Student Union, kopoasiantuntija@nulloyy.fi  040 525 7821

http://www.oyy.fi/doctoral-students

www.facebook.com/ouludoctoralstudentssection/

www.facebook.com/groups/366950416739175/

Uutiset @en Henna Määttä

Specialist’s in Academic Affairs Henna Määttä’s speech in Audit2017-info 4.10.2017

Dear chair of the audit team, vice rector of education, dear university community,

I’m the Specialist in Academic Affairs in the student union of the University of Oulu and a student in our faculty of Education.

I would refer myself as a some sort of a quality geek. Even the master thesis me and my master thesis partner did was linked to the quality assurance. Moreover on National Bachelor’s Graduate Survey (Kandipalaute) and how the universities utilise the survey’s results to improve quality of the education.

But that’s more than enough about me and my background. I’m here as the student representative of the quality assurance project group, which has been preparing our university to the audit. I’m also here to discuss about the audit process from the students’ point of view.

In this presentation I will focus mainly on three points.

  • How do we know that the education is good quality education?
  • What are the students’ expectations?
  • Audit as a possibility

The audit might seem quite a distant procedure and the difficult terminology doesn’t really help to make it very approachable. But audit and quality in the higher education is more than the specific terms and quality jargon.

As students when we come to a University the first thing we get isn’t the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area nor the University’s quality policy. And like Touko Apajalahti already said, we don’t need to know these policies by heart.

The quality of education, the quality of the processes and the quality management and assurance are in our way of doing things.

The quality comes from our responsibilities, from the everyday life. It comes from our artic attitude.

The quality thrives from the way we introduce our strategic research focus areas for the first year students in the future factory orientation week. It drives from the way we build our quality culture: from the events such as an apple for a teacher  or when we are searching the coolest teacher ever.

The quality and continuous development are strongly linked to openness to the new things. How we open-mindedly try and experiment new practices.

The new course feedback system, mobile application Tuudo and different Universitas projects are good examples of the new experiments or of the ways we do things here at the University of Oulu. And the great thing is that these improvements are usually done not only with the students but by the students.

And as a intervieew it is important that you answer to the question from your point of view: speak about your responsibilities, about your experiences. It is very important to hear does the studying here meet the expectations you had. Are there things to improve.

Don’t worry about freezing: with the arctic attitude stop for a minute, think about the question again or ask help from a friend close to you.

We will also give a vocabulary of the most important terms and words to help you.

So the students are not only customers in our University, but an essential part of it. Like it is stated in our strategy we encourage each student to achieve his/hers full academic potential.

We have many different ways to influence the decision making at the university: we can talk directly to professors and student counsellors, we can give feedback during courses, work as student representatives in different administrative organs, be active in student organisations and take part in university’s own or nation-wide surveys about our studies.

Us as students we have responsibility to say in the quality of studies: make our ideas, complaints and thoughts visible

We have whole a lot of students that have always tried to make a difference when there has been a chance, but we have to recognise that everyone is not like them: not everyone has time or will to act as a student representative or in the different student societies..

If you can’t see the consequences of your actions or feedback, there is not much motivation to take part in the system.

We already have a new tool for that since we have made possible to everyone get ects credits from being active (working in guilds or as student representative) and then again we have also have the new electronic/ online course feedback system.

Even though we have these new tools there are always things to do we can say that we are truly closing the feedback loop: showing the concrete effects of the feedback making the feedback more meaningful.

Encourage all the students to be more active within our University community.

In the end I just want to say that the audit is a great way to look into the quality system of the university. It forces us to stop and evaluate good and bad practices. It is also important that this development does not stop when the audit is done.

The audit system has no direct impact on the functioning of the university, unless the university decides to truly work hard to resolve the problems that the audit brings to light.

I expect that the audit will translate into improvements in the real daily functions at the university.

I see this as a continuous learning process, where hopefully the way of doing things will move more and more towards student-centred approach where the students are encouraged to take an active role in the learning processes.

And this is the main reason why we need to listen to the whole academic community, including students, in everything, in every choice and change.

 

Uutiset @en Aino-Kaisa Manninen

OYY’s exceptional office hours from 26th of Sep to 29th of Sep

OYY’s office is exceptionally open on this week. We are unfortunately closed today and from Wednesday to Friday we are open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. OYY’s membership stickers can be get from Faculty Student Affairs service points and mobile student card can be downloaded www.frank.fi/lataa. In the urgent matters, you can contact Secretary General of OYY.

From the beginning of October, OYY’s office is open from Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Friday.

Faculty Student Affairs service points: http://www.oulu.fi/university/faculty-study-affairs

For more information: Secretary Genaral Aino-Kaisa Manninen, paasihteeri@nulloyy.fi, 040 523 1822.

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Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

OYY’s student council elections go fully electric

The Central Election Committee of the Student Union has decided on 24th of August that the next Student Council Elections 1.-7.11. will be exclusively electric at vaalit.oyy.fi. There will be no paper ballot voting at all.

Information:

Secretary General Aino-Kaisa Manninen
paasihteeri@nulloyy.fi, 040 523 1822

President of the Central Election Committee
Liisa Komminaho
kvl@nulloyy.fi

Uutiset @en Aino-Kaisa Manninen

Office opens on 31st of July 2017

OYY

OYY’s office is closed during summer. Office opens again on 31st of July. Mon-Thurs 8 am-4 pm (closed for lunch break 11am-11.30am). Friday 8 am-2 pm. Autumn office hours until the end of September.

In case of urgent matters, please contact President Joel Kronqvist (26.6.–30.6.2017 ja 10.7.–23.7.)  (hpj@nulloyy.fi, 040 523 1821) or Secretary General Aino-Kaisa Manninen (1.7.-9.7.2017 ja 24.7.-30.7.) (paasihteeri@nulloyy.fi, 040 523 1822).

Have a nice summer!

Uutiset @en Henna Määttä

Call for a Education Council

How should the strategic money for the education be used? How the University follows the quality of the education? How the feedback is utilised? What kind of motions should the University make in education politics?

The Education Council supports the Rectors in enhancing the education, initiating motions for education politics and development, and evaluates the quality of graduate and postgraduate education. The members in Education Council are a versatile representation of the areas of expertise and of different sciences in the University. There are two student representatives working in the Education Council. The Specialist in Academic Affairs of the Student Union has speaking and attendance rights in the meetings and supports the working of the student representatives.

The student representative is expected to be fluent in English and eager to have effect on current education politics. Previous experiences from working in the student guilds or as a student representative are seen as a benefit. The Board of the Student Union chooses the student representative in its meeting and makes a proposal to the Rector.

The call for a Education Council ends on Monday August 7th. You can apply in halloped.fi The Education Council has the meetings during the fall 2017 on Nov 4th and Dec 13th. The term for the chosen student representative ends on December 31th 2017.

 

For more information please contact the Specialist in Academic Affairs Henna Määttä kopoasiantuntija@nulloyy.fi

Uutiset @en Henna Määttä

Dare To Learn 5.-6.9.2017

What’s shaking your world next?

Dare to Learn is a two-day learning event for learning explorers that takes place 5th and 6th September 2017 in Helsinki. We bring together 3000 game changers and enthusiasts to create the new world of lifelong learning. Only curiosity is required.

There’s a huge fuzz around tech nowadays. We want to bring that energy around human development! At Dare to Learn, we offer an engaging learning path and most intriguing themes of future learning: learning mindset, leading a learning community, personalising learning, learning design and recognizing competence. Come, get inspired and be the change this world needs.

The student union offers 2 day tickets for 10 students (29€ each). The student union will also pay 50€ part of the traveling costs for those 10 students (receits needed). Don’t miss this great opportunity to take a part of this amazing event! Send your application by June 26th 2017. The chosen students will be informed by June 28th 2017.

Dare to Learn in Facebook!

For more information: Specialist in Academic Affairs Henna Määttä kopoasiantuntija@nulloyy.fi

Uutiset @en Hennamari Toiviainen

Changes to financial a and housing assistance for students, 1 August 2017

Changes to financial aid and housing assistance for students, 1 August 2017

The study grants paid to higher education students will be adjusted to the level of the grants provided to students in secondary education (max. EUR 250.28 per month). Student loan amounts will be raised for all students. The qualifying conditions for study grants and government guarantees for student loans will undergo numerous changes as well.

Students living in rented accommodation in Finland will be covered by the general housing allowance scheme.

Read more about the changes from Kela webpage!

Financial aid for students is available for Finnish citizens and, in some cases, for non-citizens of Finland. You may be entitled to financial aid if you are registered as a permanent resident of Finland in the population register system and your purpose for residence in Finland is something other than education (for example, work, family ties or return migration). If you are in Finland for the express purpose of attending school, you are not eligible for financial aid from Finland. For more information see the Kela webpage. 

Uutiset @en Henna Määttä

Speech in demonstration for the sufficient and modern study and work spaces

During the past two weeks we have heard of plans regarding study environments which will weaken remarkably the students’ status and opportunities for studying. These are: study environments shifting from Tellus to Pegasus and freezing the planning of study environments. In addition to that, we are unhappy about lack of environments for independent studying both on Linnanmaa and Kontinkangas campuses. We are also worried about the lack of information and communication regarding changes in study environments.

With this demonstration we want to express students’ concern regarding study environments. We all need modern study environments in order to get good-quality education. We criticise the decisions that the university has made and how it has communicated about them. Students should be informed about decisions that concern them before the decisions are made. We are very worried about how the university can guarantee modern and sufficient study and work environments for students and staff members.

Miina-Anniina Heiskanen
The Student Union of the University of Oulu
Board member, campus development

Uutiset @en Juuli Juntura

Application open for SYL’s Advisory Board for Development Cooperation

Are you inspired by global development and promoting education internationally? Are you a persistent communicator, good at forming networks, or know a lot about funding? Do you want to put some of your knowledge to the use of the rest of the world?

 

We are looking for people with lots of ideas who are committed and motivated to join the Advisory Board for Development Cooperation (KENKKU) of SYL. SYL is Finland’s largest lobby and service organisation for university students. SYL represents 15 member corporations and 135,000 university students. The development cooperation advisory board advises SYL’s executive board on development cooperation, and administers SYL’s development cooperation projects together with the Coordinator for Development Cooperation.

We expect KENKKU members to commit to their tasks and be motivated but KENKKU is also meant for developing your personal expertise. KENKKU members are expected to attend most meetings during their term.

In 2017–2018 in addition to managing the project in Guatemala, the development cooperation work will be taken to a new direction planning, for instance, joint projects and working with businesses. The term of office is from August 2017 to August 2018. SYL will elect 15 members, some of whom will be continuing from the previous term. The board meets about once a month in Helsinki and teleworks in various degrees between meetings. Lunch is served at the meetings, and the travel expenses are also covered for the members of the board to participate in the meetings.

KENKKU members are divided into smaller groups each of which will appoint their Chair and member responsible for communication. We are looking for people with different skills for the advisory board:

1. Team members of the communications team for the Advisory Board for Development Cooperation.
The communications team will ensure that our development cooperation work is visible on social media, create content and come up with ideas for developing our communication. This time the communications team also gets to design and implement a crowd-funding campaign.

2. Members of the project administration group for Guatemala
This duty includes work on administering the development cooperation project in Guatemala. Members will also focus on annual reports and plans as well as keep in touch with our local partners. For this position, you will need motivation, interest in and knowledge of project administration, ability to work independently, as well as knowledge of Spanish. The Guatemala project continues until the end of year 2017 and we will make final report of the project in the spring of 2018.

3. Members for the funding team
The funding team will ponder SYL’s option for a new direction for our development cooperation work, especially with a view to fundraising. How can we continue our development cooperation work of high quality when circumstances change and the sources of funding from e.g. the Ministry for Foreign Affairs narrow. Members of this team are expected to be inventive and be able to provide points of view on marketing and project funding.

4. Members of team(s) planning new projects
Those who participate in the planning of new projects are expected to take the greatest responsibility over building new partnerships and working on project plans under SYL’s guidance.

How to apply


Please submit your application by 8th of May to hakemukset(at)oyy.fi. OYY’s Executive Board will make the decisions of who are will be nominated. The final selection will be done by SYL.

Applications should include a résumé and a cover letter. In the letter, present your views on and experience in the field. You can also include ideas for how you would improve the level of awareness and knowledge of SYL’s development cooperation work at your student union and among students. Express your interest in positions based on the position profiles outlined above and to describe your language skills. You should also mention any plans that could prevent you from attending several meetings (e.g. studying abroad).

SYL emphasizes diversity and equal opportunities. SYL hopes to receive applications from persons from diverse backgrounds and genders.

For further information:
OYY’s Specialist in International Affairs and Student Societies, Juuli Juntura, internationalofficer(at)oyy.fi

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