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Uutiset @en Oulun yliopiston ylioppilaskunnan hallitus

Wappu – the ultimate student festival

So what the heck is this wappu thing that everyone keeps talking about? Read on to find out!

The first of May, or May Day, is called vappu in Finnish. As usual, most people in Finland celebrate it the day before (so the 30th of April). However, we students celebrate it for a few days, and here in Oulu usually even for two weeks. What this means that the two weeks preceding the first of May are filled with various events and parties organized by pretty much all the student organisations in Oulu, both from the University of Oulu and the University of Applied Sciences.

Some events are larger than others, some events are private, some are “normal” parties, others are weird happenings that only take place once a year. Most events are somewhat alcohol related. The largest events are usually organised by the engineering students (OTY) or by all the umbrella guilds. Here are a just few of them mentioned, follow the student guilds on Facebook to find out more!

20.4. Wapun avajaiset – the opening party of Wappu

This event takes place in the HopLop theme park. Note that the tickets are sold out extremely quick (last year in about 5 minutes!)

23.4. Rowing boat competition at Tuira beach

Gather a team or just come follow how other teams manage to row up and down the Oulu river.

24.4. BBQ party at Teekkaritalo

Bring your own grill to the yard of Teekkaritalo (or just bring yourself). Saunas will be warm and the music will play until the morning.

26.4. Wappu raveparty

Tired of normal parties in nightclubs? Come to a proper rave party then!

27.4. Päiväkännit (“day drinkings”)

Nightclubs are usually open, well, during the night. However, on this day the doors of Hevimesta open at 1pm – so why drink only at night when you can drink during the day?

27.4. AAAAAKki, or AatonAatonAatonAatonApinakapina (“Ape party of the eve of eve of eve of eve of wappu”)

Organised by the Guilds of Humanities and Natural Sciences, this traditional party is one of the largest nightclub parties during wappu.

30.4. Various events:

Franzen’s honours: traditional honoring of the Franzen statue (a gigantic Finnish graduation cap will be placed on his head!)

The Wappu Parade at the city centre: join the march through the city.

Dipping of the engineering students in Ainola park: The engineering freshmen dive into the cold river.

Other information:

Wesibussi, or the bus line #69. A regular bus is modified for wappu with a sound system, meaning the party doesn’t stop even if you have to move from Linnanmaa to the city centre (or vice versa). Tickets cost 3 euros and you can then spend a whole hour in the bus listening to the best songs from the 90s while raving like a madman. All the money from the ticket sales go to a charity, so this is for a good cause as well!

As Wappu lasts for two weeks, take it easy. No, really. It’s not a sprint race, it’s a marathon, so keep yourself hydrated, well-fed, and remember to sleep also. Oh, and if you have to study, take it easy on the night before.

Follow the Guild of Engineering Students: https://www.facebook.com/OulunTeekkariyhdistys/ & http://www.paraswappu.fi/

The Guild of Humanities wappu events: https://www.facebook.com/events/1903858576496643/

Follow the Guild of Natural Sciences: https://www.facebook.com/OLuT.ry/

See ya during wappu!

Kuvaaja Antti Rauhala

Traditional engineering freshmens swim in Ainola park is a big Wappu event. Photo by Anssi Rauhala.

Uutiset @en Juuli Juntura

OYY is looking for programme to Vulcanalia

The opening party of the academic year, Vulcanalia, is on Wednesday the 6.9.2017 in Linnanmaa, on the parking lot between Ylioppilaskatu and Erkki Koiso-Kanttilankatu. What kind of programme would you like to organise in Vulcanalia? We are now looking for some amazing activities and student organisations have the opportunity to earn 250 €!

We offer for your use:
… a 8 m2 tent
… power sockets
… a stage, possibly
… the use of sound system

Other things that you need to take into account:

  • the number of people attending the event is 3000 – 3500
  • the temperature outdoors in September
  • the programme should be something fun for students

Write your programme idea and how you would carry it out by email to the address vulcanalia@nulloyy.fi. Please indicate in the application how this idea would attract all students and make Vulcanalia an even more awesome event. Write also in the application whether you need for example a sound system or some other equipment. Remember to write in the application which student association would be organising the programme and who is the responsible person. Deadline for the applications is on the 7th of May and after that the Vulcanalia team will select the best programmes for Vulcanalia.

Uutiset @en Oulun yliopiston ylioppilaskunnan hallitus

Vote for a student!

Students voice has to be heard also in the city council. Many OYY members are candidates in the municipal elections in Oulu in 2017 and they are a great choice when you want to vote for a student. Here they are:

Anni Huovinen                              Green Alliance

Daisy Öster                                    Christian Democrats

Elmo Rautio                                  Left Alliance

Ella Vuoti                               Liberal Party

Harri Lempola                              Green Alliance

Henna Määttä                              Green Alliance

Henna Perätalo                            National Coalition Party

Henri Fröjdholm                           National Coalition Party

Jaana Isohätälä                            Green Alliance

Janne Hakkarainen                     Green Alliance

Jarmo Tauriainen                         Green Alliance

Joni Ollikainen                              Social Democrats

Juha Pätsi                                       Christian Democrats

Juho Kupiainen                             National Coalition Party

Julius Norrena                              Center Party

Kati Hannila                                  Center Party

Kauko Keskisärkkä                      Social Democrats

Krista Inkala                                  The Finns

Liisa Komminaho                         Social Democrats

Miia Hirsikangas-Haataja          Green Alliance

Miina-Anniina Heiskanen          Social Democrats

Oskar Olaussen                            Left Alliance

Sebastian Tynkkynen                  The Finns

Sebastian Stenfors                     National Coalition Party

Susa Vikeväkorva                        Green Alliance

Susanna Kisner                             Center Party

Taneli Kastikainen                       Center Party

Tiina Strand                                  Green Alliance

Waltteri Niiranen                        Social Democrats

Due to Finnish law we are only listing candidates who are members of the Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY). We have been looking for student candidates through the OYY newsletter and through the local party organisations. If you are a member of OYY and a candidate in the municipal elections in 2017 but your name is not on this list, please contact opiskelijanoulu@nulloyy.fi.

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

Design a cover for the student calendar and win money and fame, deadline 16.4.!

Now is your chance to to design a cool cover for our student calendar. The winner gets a prize of 300 euros and gets to have their creation on the cover of thousands of students’ precious curriculum-keepers!

Send your design at kansikilpailu@nulloyy.fi, deadline is April 16th at 00:00 pm. Please send your design in pdf-form (300dpi at least, size of the document 111 x 189 mm). The OYY logo has to be in the cover and make sure to include space for a QR-code. Student Union holds the right to changes.

Unleash your inner artist and be creative!

Additional info:
Janne Hakkarainen
Communications Specialist
0400 381 321, viestintaasiantuntija@nulloyy.fi
Student Union of the University of Oulu

You can find OYY’s logos here.

Uutiset @en Juuli Juntura

Rauhala Club is looking for the Student of the Year

Rauhala-klubi, the alumni club for former Student Union actives is asking for nominations for candidates for the Student of the Year award. The deadline for the nominations is 26.4.2017 at 4 PM.

Every year, the Alumnus of the Year (University of Oulu) is presented at the University of Oulu day in May. During the same day, the Student of the Year is presented. The first award of the Student of the year was nominated In 2011. This is named by the Oulun yliopistoseura ry on recommendation of the Rauhala club.

Rauhala club is therefore asking for suggestions for Student of the Year from student organisations. Student of the Year will be awarded a great stipend.

The student is expected to
– have been active in making a change for the better for students and
– is also required to have advanced well in their studies.

The student must be a BA or MA level student. The person cannot be a member of the board employee of the Student Union nor a person working in an upper decision-making body of the University.

We expect the student of the year to be inspiring, a good creator and motivator in the student community. He or she can have, for example, experience in initiating student-centered activities, reawakening a student organisation or other special service or activity in a student organisation or at the university.

Proposals and CVs should be sent by 26.4.2017 at 4 PM. by email to samira.fahim@nullgmail.com

For more information, contact samira.fahim@nullgmail.com

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

10: OYY lanseeraa uuden help@nulloyy.fi-palvelun / OYY launches a new help@nulloyy.fi service

1. OYY lanseeraa uuden help@nulloyy.fi-palvelun / OYY launches a new help@nulloyy.fi service
2. Perheellisille opiskelijoille oma Fb-ryhmä! / A facebook group for students with children!
3. Oulun yliopiston kesäopinnot 2017 / University of Oulu Summer School 2017
4. Anna palautetta palautejärjestelmästä! / Give feedback on the feedback system!
5. Vulcanaliaharjoittelijahaku / Recruiting for Vulcanalia trainee
6. Linnanmaan vaalipaneeli / Linnanmaa election panel 14.3 klo 13:30
7. Näkyvyyttä OYY:n jäsenille jotka ovat ehdolla kuntavaaleissa / Publicity for student candidates

1. OYY lanseeraa uuden help@nulloyy.fi-palvelun

Oulun yliopiston ylioppilaskunta lanseeraa uuden help@nulloyy.fi-palvelun, jonka tarkoituksena on helpottaa ylioppilaskunnan asiantuntijapalveluiden saavutettavuutta. Jatkossa opiskelijan ei tarvitse tietää, keneltä ylioppilaskunnan asiantuntijoista kannattaa kysyä apua, vaan hän voi toimittaa avunpyyntönsä yhteen sähköpostiosoitteeseen.

Ylioppilaskunnan henkilökunta arvioi opiskelijan puolesta, kenen asiantuntijan vastuualueelle hänen auttaminen kuuluu. Apua tarjoavat koulutuspoliittinen, sosiaalipoliittinen sekä kansainvälisten ja järjestöasioiden asiantuntija.

Opiskelijat voivat ottaa yhteyttä ylioppilaskuntaan tuttuun tapaan myös sosiaalisen median kautta. Viestejä voi lähettää Facebookin, Instagramin ja Twitterin kautta. Ylioppilaskunta haluaa kannustaa erityisesti Twitterin käyttöön, koska siellä esitetyt kysymykset ja vastaukset ovat myös muiden opiskelijoiden nähtävillä.

OYY launches a new help@nulloyy.fi service

The Student Union of the University of Oulu launches a new help@nulloyy.fi service which aims to increase the accessibility of the specialists of the Student Union. Now the student doesn’t have to know which specialist they should contact, and they can deliver their questions and requests for help in one e-mail address.

The staff of the Student Union then evaluates who of them should help the student. The ones who offer help are Specialist in Academic Affairs, Specialist in Social Affairs and Specialist in International Affairs and Student Organizations.

Students can reach the Student Union also via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. The Student Union recommends that questions would be raised in Twitter so that as many as possible would see them and the answers to them.

2. Perheellisille opiskelijoille oma Facebook-ryhmä! A Facebook group for students with children!

Oletko perheellinen opiskelija? Haluatko tutustua muihin perheellisiin opiskelijoihin ja kaipaatko vertaistukea arkeen? OYY:n perheellisille opiskelijoille on nyt oma fb-ryhmä. Liity ryhmään ja tule tapaamaan muita perheellisiä opiskelijoita! Ryhmän löydät täältä: www.facebook.com/groups/1742220169421859/

Are you a student with children? Do you want to get a chance to get to know other students with children or get a peer support for everyday life? Join now to the group “OYY:n perheelliset opiskelijat” and meet other students with children! You can find the group here: www.facebook.com/groups/1742220169421859/

3. Oulun yliopiston kesäopinnot 2017

Oulun yliopisto järjestää opetusta myös kesällä 2017. Kesäopintoja järjestävät tiedekunnat ja Pohjois-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopisto. Myös monet PPKYO:n opintojaksot ovat perustutkinto-opiskelijoille maksuttomia. Tutustu kesän 2017 opintotarjontaan. Huomaa, että ilmoittautuminen kesäopintojaksoille saattaa alkaa vasta myöhemmin keväällä. Lue lisää.

University of Oulu Summer School 2017

The University of Oulu arranges summer courses during the summer. Summer studies are organised by the faculties of the University of Oulu and the Summer University of Northern Ostrobothnia. Please notice that the registration for the summer courses might start later this Spring. See Summer Courses 2017 here.

4. Anna palautetta palautejärjestelmästä!

Oulun yliopiston opintojaksopalautejärjestelmä on avattu osoitteessa https://palaute.oulu.fi/. Opiskelija voi antaa palautetta opetustapahtumista (luennot, harjoitukset, seminaarit, …), joille hän on ilmoittautunut Weboodissa. Järjestelmää kehitetään mahdollisimman helppokäyttöiseksi ja käytännölliseksi työkaluksi. Kokemuksesi myös itse palautetyökalusta ovat arvokkaita ja tästä syytä OYY järjestää palautekyselyn liittyen opintojaksopalautteeseen. Anna äänesi kuulua!  https://goo.gl/forms/53BpZZUUahziXdYG2

Give feedback on the feedback system!

University of Oulu course feedback system is open in the address https://palaute.oulu.fi/index.php?lang=en_US. Students can give course feedback (lectures, exercises, seminars, …), for courses which they have registered in WebOodi. The feedback tool is under development, and your experiences on the feedback system is very important. Let your voices to be heard! https://goo.gl/forms/53BpZZUUahziXdYG2

5. Vulcanaliaharjoittelijahaku / Recruiting for Vulcanalia trainee

OYY hakee joukkoonsa harjoittelijaa tapahtumatuottamiseen. Harjoittelijan työnkuvaan kuuluu Oulun yliopiston ylioppilaskunnan lukuvuoden avajaisjuhlan eli Vulcanalian monipuolisia järjestelytehtäviä. Tehtävät vaihtelevat esimerkiksi yhteistyökumppaneiden etsimisestä markkinointimateriaalien suunnitteluun ja monenlaisiin käytännön järjestelyihin. Lisätietoa tehtävästä ja hakuohjeet http://www.oyy.fi/hae-oyyn-tapahtumaharjoittelijaksi/

OYY is looking for a trainee to join the Vulcanalia production team. The job description includes various tasks related to organising Vulcanalia, the semester opening party. You may for example be contacting sponsors, planning marketing materials or doing some practical work. More info on the job and how to apply at http://www.oyy.fi/hae-oyyn-tapahtumaharjoittelijaksi/

6. Linnanmaan vaalipaneeli / Linnanmaa election panel 14.3 klo 13:30

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/409921629359117/

Etkö päässyt Valkeassa järjestettyyn opiskelijoiden vaalipaneeliin? Huutosi on kuultu! Vaalipaneeli tulee Central Stationille eli voit nauttia vaalipöhinästä lounaasi lomassa. Luvassa tiukkaa tenttausta koskien opiskelijoille tärkeitä aiheita. Tarkista myös OYY:n, OSAKO:n ja O’Diakin yhteiset kuntapoliittiset tavoitteet täältä http://www.oyy.fi/media-ja-vaikuttaminen/8978-2/

You didn’t make it to the election panel in Valkea? We heard that, so we’re bringing the panel to Central Station restaurant – you can enjoy your lunch with some election buzz! Expect discussions on themes involving students everyday life. Panelists will be announced later. The students municipal policy program (by OYY, OSAKO, O’Diako) available here (still working on the translation) http://www.oyy.fi/media-ja-vaikuttaminen/8978-2/

7. Näkyvyyttä OYY:n jäsenille jotka ovat ehdolla kuntavaaleissa

OYY haluaa tukea ehdolla olevia jäseniään ja julkaisee listan opiskelevista kunnallisvaaliehdokkaista. Voit ilmoittaa erikseen tuetko myös OYY:n kuntapoliittisia tavoitteita. Täytä lomake täällä https://goo.gl/forms/JhmwewJEcoQYWtBg1

Lisätietoja opiskelijanoulu@nulloyy.fi

OYY wants to support members who run for city council in the upcoming municipal elections and therefore we are publishing a list of student candidates. You can make a separate announcement if you also support the OYY municipal policy program. Fill the form here https://goo.gl/forms/JhmwewJEcoQYWtBg1

More info from opiskelijanoulu@nulloyy.fi

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

OYY launches a new help@nulloyy.fi service

The Student Union of the University of Oulu launches a new help@nulloyy.fi service which aims to increase the accessibility of the specialists of the Student Union. Now the student doesn’t have to know which specialist they should contact, and they can deliver their questions and requests for help in one e-mail address.

The staff of the Student Union then evaluates who of them should help the student. The ones who offer help are Specialist in Academic Affairs, Specialist in Social Affairs and Specialist in International Affairs and Student Organizations.

Students can reach the Student Union also via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. The Student Union recommends that questions would be raised in Twitter so that as many as possible would see them and the answers to them.  

Uutiset @en Juuli Juntura

The Student Union organises training for student guild actives

OYY organises training for student guild actives on the 23rd and 24th of January from 4 pm onwards. One of the sessions will be held in English (“Training for student guilds”). Sign-up by the 18th of January.

Monday the 23rd of January

At 4 pm
Event planning (in Finnish)
Social policy (in Finnish)
Working life and alumni activities (in Finnish)

At 5.30 pm
Break at green coat racks in the main lobby

At 6 pm
Cooperation with companies (in Finnish)
Communications (in Finnish)

Training for student guilds (in English)
Training for student guilds in English. What are the basics of good administration in an association? What does OYY do and what kind of services does OYY provide for student guilds?

Tuesday the 24th of January

At 4 pm
International Affairs (in Finnish)
Training for presidents and secretaries in student guilds (in Finnish)

At 5.30 pm
Break at the green coat racks in the main lobby

At 6 pm
Financial Management (in Finnish)
Academic affairs (in Finnish)

 

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

OYY is looking for nominations for receivers of the OYY honorary academic badges

The Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) is requesting its member organisations to provide their nominations for receivers of the OYY honorary academic badges. Deadline for the nominations is 29.1.2017.

Organisations and clubs should use the form available in OYY society portal to put forward their suggestions (www.oyy.fi/jp). It is crucial to fill in the fields “Nominated as a badge receiver” and “Nominating organisation and their contact person”. Motivation for the nomination should list the nominee’s merits, achievements and positions of trust at the University of Oulu, OYY and other organisations as clearly as possible. The receivers of the badge will be informed personally. The nominations must be submitted through the OYY society portal latest 29.1.2017.

Previous receivers of the badge are listed at student union’s website. A badge cannot be granted to a member or deputy member of the OYY representative council, OYY board or anyone currently working in the OYY secretariat. The board of OYY will present the badges according to honorary committees suggestion as required in the festive regulations. OYY festive regulations are available at the OYY website.

More information:
Communications Specialist Janne Hakkarainen, viestintaasiantuntija@nulloyy.fi, 0400 381 321

Uutiset @en Muusa Jyrkinen

Call for doctoral student representatives in UniOGS

The call is open for student representatives for UniOGS for 2017. The following positions are available:

  • 1 member and 1 vice-member in the UniOGS Education group
  • 1 member and 1 vice-member in the Health and Biosciences Doctoral Training Committee
  • 2 vice-members in the Human Sciences Doctoral Training Committee
  • 1 vice-member in the Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Training Committee
  • 2 members and 2 vice-members in the Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Doctoral Training Committee

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 are also expected to participate in the activities of the Doctoral Students’ Section which 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. The Student Union offers training for the task.

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 Dec 6th. For submitting your application, log in to the system with your University credentials.

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 and the stage of your doctoral studies.

The applications will be discussed in the meeting of the Doctoral Students’ Section on Dec 8th at 14:00. 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

Muusa Jyrkinen, Educational Affairs Specialist of the Student Union, koposihteeri@nulloyy.fi, 040 525 7821

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

www.facebook.com/ouludoctoralstudentssection/

www.facebook.com/groups/366950416739175/

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