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Uutiset @en Muusa Jyrkinen

Thesis for Good, Useful Internship

You can find below the brand new Thesis for Good Useful Internship made by Student Union of University of Oulu (OYY). In OYY we find that the practises related to internships and its phases vary notably between programmes. Thus, we have made the Thesis for Good Useful Internship to guide and harmonize the practices and principles of internships in every Faculty. We have sent the thesis to all programme coordinators. We hope the Thesis will be helpful!

Internship requires cooperation between the student, the degree programme and the employer.

Both the degree programme and the employer have a person who is responsible for the internship.

The employer, the student and the contact person at the university make a contract of the internship.

All phases of the internship support the objectives of the degree.

It is clear for the student, the employer and the university what is required of them and which are their responsibilities.

The learning objectives of the internship are written clearly in the curriculum.

The student formulates learning objectives for his/her internship, which the university and the employer approve and comment before the start of the internship.

The employer names a supervisor for the student, who helps to assess how the student’s working life skills have developed during the internship.

The student reflects on how the he/she has achieved the learning objectives and how his/her know-how has developed throughout the internship process.

The student is supported sufficiently in each phase of the internship.

It is acknowledged what else the internship requires from the student, besides the working hours.

Non-paid internships have sufficient amount of study credits, so that the student can use student allowance months for the internship.

After the internship the student writes a report according to the requirements of the degree programme. In the report he/she assesses both the development of his/her professional and generic working life skills.

The student gets constructive and appropriate feedback of the internship from the employer and the representative of the degree programme.

For more information: Academic Affairs Specialist Muusa Jyrkinen muusa.jyrkinen@nulloyy.fi

Uutiset @en Muusa Jyrkinen

Thesis for Good Useful Internship

You can find below the brand new Thesis for Good Useful Internship made by Student Union of University of Oulu (OYY). In OYY we find that the practises related to internships and its phases vary notably between programmes. Thus, we have made the Thesis for Good Useful Internship to guide and harmonize the practices and principles of internships in every Faculty. We have sent the thesis to all programme coordinators. We hope the Thesis will be helpful!

Internship requires cooperation between the student, the degree programme and the employer.

Both the degree programme and the employer have a person who is responsible for the internship.

The employer, the student and the contact person at the university make a contract of the internship.

All phases of the internship support the objectives of the degree.

It is clear for the student, the employer and the university what is required of them and which are their responsibilities.

The learning objectives of the internship are written clearly in the curriculum.

The student formulates learning objectives for his/her internship, which the university and the employer approve and comment before the start of the internship.

The employer names a supervisor for the student, who helps to assess how the student’s working life skills have developed during the internship.

The student reflects on how the he/she has achieved the learning objectives and how his/her know-how has developed throughout the internship process.

The student is supported sufficiently in each phase of the internship.

It is acknowledged what else the internship requires from the student, besides the working hours.

Non-paid internships have sufficient amount of study credits, so that the student can use student allowance months for the internship.

After the internship the student writes a report according to the requirements of the degree programme. In the report he/she assesses both the development of his/her professional and generic working life skills.

The student gets constructive and appropriate feedback of the internship from the employer and the representative of the degree programme.

For more information: Academic Affairs Specialist Muusa Jyrkinen muusa.jyrkinen@nulloyy.fi

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

Suggest an audit sample!

The quality system of the University of Oulu will be audited in autumn 2017. A part of the audit will focus on the audit samples, chosen by the University, representing University’s quality management. As samples of degree education the University chooses one degree programme including bachelor’s and master’s education and one doctoral degree programme from the new degree programme portfolio. In addition, as the third audit sample the University chooses a function that is central to its strategy or profile.
 
The samples will be chosen based on suggestions made by the University staff and the students. The final decision on the samples will be made by the steering group of the University’s quality assurance project. When choosing the samples the main criterion will be representativeness of the sample, enhancement-led approach as well as the number of suggestions.
 
You can leave your suggestion here.
Uutiset @en Liisa Väisänen

Student: have you experienced bullying or harassment in the University? Tell us your story anonymously and help us to give a voice for bullying in universities

Unfortunately bullying is an everyday issue in the academic world. There’s not enough talk about harassment or bullying – it’s still a taboo. OYY wants to remind all of you that it’s not accepted to bully or harass people in the academic world among students or staff members. Any kind of bullying or harassment must be intervened!

OYY gathers now stories of students who have experienced bullying, harassment or for example homophobic, racist or sexist behaviour in the University of Oulu. OYY will use the stories for a campaign against bullying and harassment. Tell us your story anonymously and help us advance a good life for students. Please send your story by 31.10.2016.

Remember that when you encounter bullying or harassment you can contact OYY’s contact people for bullying, who support and give advice to students who feel they have become victims of bullying. The contact people do not keep a record of the people who have got in touch, and they work under the obligation of secrecy. The conversations are confidential. The contact people do not discuss your issues between themselves if you wish so.

 
More information: Specialist in Social Affairs Liisa Väisänen, sopoasiantuntija@nulloyy.fi, 0405265821

Uutiset @en Oulun yliopiston ylioppilaskunnan hallitus

OYY rewards students who have been active in student guilds

Do you know a person who is always active in your student guild or association? Is he or she an especially active in taking part in discussion or has he or she developed cooperation with other organisations? Or can you come up with another reason why this person would earn an award for the work he/she has done? In other words, do you know a person who is a real hero in an association?

The Student Union wants to thank those students who are doing remarkable work in student societies. This work can be small or big – the only requirement is that you think the person has done significant work which should be noted somehow.

You can notify about an active student by the 28th of October with this sign-up form. We award those students a diploma for their remarkable work. The diplomas are awarded in a gala on Friday the 11th of November.

 

For more information: Tiina Strand, 0504078451, tiina.strand@nulloyy.fi

 

Uutiset @en Muusa Jyrkinen

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 2017. The following positions are available:

  • 1 chair of the Doctoral Students’ Section, member in the UniOGS Management Group
  • 1 vice-chair of the Doctoral Students’ Section, vice-member in the UniOGS Management Group
  • 2 members and 1 vice-member in the UniOGS Education group
  • 1 member in the Research Council of the University
  • 2 members and 2 vice-members in the Health and Biosciences Doctoral Training Committee
  • 2 members and 2 vice-members in the Human Sciences Doctoral Training Committee
  • 2 members and 2 vice-members 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 Oct 31st. For submitting your application, log in to the system with your University credentials. You can apply for several positions.

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 Oct 3rd at 14:15. 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/

Uutiset @en Muusa Jyrkinen

An Apple for a Teacher and The Coolest Teacher Ever 2016

It is time to thank our staff for the good teaching and study guidance they give. The Student Union organises the traditional event Opelle Omppu (An Apple for a Teacher) today on September 21st. The event starts at 10 am on all campuses and continues until we have given out all the apples.

The aim of the event is to promote quality teaching and study guidance. Giving and receiving feedback is the key to developing our education. Read more from OYY’s website or from the Facebook event.

OYY will launch the search for The Coolest Teacher Ever 2016 on Wednesday 21st of September. The Coolest Teacher Ever is a person who is motivated in developing his/her work and has good pedagogical skills. The teacher uses different kinds of assessment methods which are systematic, equal and are based on the aims of the study unit. You can leave the application here.

The Student Union wants to pay attention to a staff member who develops their work and teaching. This year The Coolest Teacher Ever search is concentrated around the assessment methods. The criteria changes every year.

The search is open until the end of year 2016. The chosen teacher will be informed in January and The Coolest Teacher Ever will be announced on OYY’s anniversary week in February.

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

An international degree student elected to OYY’s council presidency for the first time

cvphtThe Student Council of the Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) elected Sergei Kopytin, 26, to be vice president of the student council in the meeting on 14th of September. It is the first time for an international degree student to be elected to the OYY’s student council presidency.

Kopytin majors in Education in an international master’s degree programme.

“It is a huge honour of getting more involved in Student Union activities, and I want to thank everyone for trust and support”, Kopytin says.

For more information:

Sergei Kopytin,
Vice President of the Student Council, OYY
evpj@nulloyy.fi

 

Uutiset @en Liisa Väisänen

Comment: Students’ move to general housing allowance must be clinched

For release on 30 August 2016

The undersigned student unions thank the Government for its plans to have general housing allowance cover students. This move would give students a more equal status with other population groups and significantly improve many students’ subsistence.

Sipilä’s Government decided to begin preparations in the spring for having general housing allowance cover students. The discussion still continues, and decisions on students’ subsistence will now be made again in the autumn budget session.

The student unions consider the move to general housing allowance as a necessary reform. At its current level, the housing supplement of the student financial aid is completely inadequate for covering the ever-increasing rental costs students face. As many as one sixth of students getting student aid spend their entire study grant towards housing costs. The situation is the most challenging in large cities with a high rental level. Rents have gone up, while the housing supplement of the student aid, amounting to a maximum of €201.60 per month, has not been increased since 2005.

It is of utmost importance that the move occurs at the same time as the massive cuts to student aid come into force. When around 80 euros per month is cut from student aid in autumn 2017, the need for a reform of the housing benefit system is massive. The amount of general housing allowance granted to a household depends on their home municipality, with €406.40 being the maximum.

However, the general housing allowance is not without its problems. Whereas the housing supplement of the student aid is personal, general housing allowance is granted to the entire household. Improving general housing allowance so that it is granted to the individual would put an end to internal dependencies in families and improve the situation of many low-income individuals in other population groups too.

Nonetheless, general housing allowance improves the situation for those who have it the worst: those living in expensive apartments because of the housing shortage and those who have no other income apart from student aid.

When other students move to general housing allowance, the subsistence of students with a family will, however, worsen. This is due to the fact that receiving student aid does not currently decrease the amount of general housing allowance. In case this concession for students with a family is not kept in effect after the student aid reform, it would finally be time to make a parent’s increase to student aid.

The move to general housing allowance is a big structural change that has a decisive effect on students’ subsistence. The transitional period may be difficult for many: while student aid increases for some, it decreases for others. As a whole, general housing allowance is still a step in the right direction as it directs aid towards those that need it the most, it is paid all year round and it has a better correspondence to actual rental costs.

Milja Asikainen
Chair of the Board, Aalto University Student Union

Susanna Jokimies
Chair of the Board, Student Union of the University of Helsinki

Lasse Heikkilä
Chair of the Board, Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä

Kati Hannila
Chair of the Board, Student Union of the University of Oulu

Mikael Malkamäki
Chair of the Board, Student Union of the University of Tampere

Riina Lumme,
Chair of the Board, Student Union of the University of Turku

For further information, please contact the chairs of the student unions’ boards.

Uutiset @en Juuli Juntura

The opening ceremony of Quiet Room at the University of Oulu

A quiet room will be opened at the University of Oulu. The opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday 23rd of August at 9 a.m. in room YT101 (near the lecture hall L3).

The supply of Well-being services for students at the University of Oulu will become more varied. The Quiet Room is now available for quieting down and meditation to all University students and staff members. The room is not intended for studying or working. The room is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays.

Eva Maria Raudasoja, the Director for Academic Affairs, will give an opening speech at the event. The University Chaplain Ari Savuoja brings greetings on behalf of the Oulu Evangelical Lutheran Parishes and Kati Hannila, the President of the Board brings greetings on behalf of the Student Union.

Welcome to celebrate the event!

For more information:

Merja Peurasaari, Service Manager for Academic Affairs, tel. 0294 487451

Liisa Väisänen, Specialist in Social Affairs at the Student Union of the University of Oulu, tel. 040 526 5821 and
Juuli Juntura, Specialist in International Affairs at the Student Union of the University of Oulu, tel. 040 861 0868

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