Archive: May 2018

Uutiset @en Oulun yliopiston ylioppilaskunnan hallitus 2018

Apply for SYL’s Advisory Board for Development Cooperation

Are you inspired by global influencing and promoting education on an international level? Are you a persistent communicator, good at building networks, or a fundraising pro? Do you want to share some of your expertise with the world?

We are looking for imaginative people, who are committed and motivated, to join the National Union of University Students in Finland SYL’s Advisory Board for Development Cooperation (KENKKU). SYL is Finland’s largest lobbying and service organisation for students, representing 15 member organisations and 130,000 university students. The Advisory Board for Development Cooperation advises SYL’s board on matters relating to development cooperation.

We expect KENKKU members to be committed and motivated, but the main aim of the KENKKU membership is to improve one’s skillset.

KENKKU is made up of three themed groups: the Communications Team, the Influencing Team and the Networking/Corporate Relations Team. Each team has 5 members, and one of them acts as chairperson of the team. All KENKKU members meet three times a year: in September, in December/January and in May. KENKKU members are expected to participate in the joint meetings. In addition, the chairpersons of the teams also meet approximately once a month at SYL’s office to plan and develop KENKKU’s activities. In between the chairperson and member meetings, the team work independently using the collaboration tool Slack. Each team also has two meetings of its own at SYL’s office. We hope that all KENKKU members will promote SYL’s development cooperation activities to the representatives, board and/or subcommittee for Development Cooperation of their student union. KENKKU’s first joint meeting will be held on Friday 14 September 2018 at 10–16.

Apart from the meetings, members should reserve approximately 20 hours per term for KENKKU’s activities – slightly more for chairpersons. Lunch will be served at the meetings held at SYL’s office, and the travel expenses of the participants will be reimbursed.

The teams and their tasks:

  1. The Communications Team

The Communications Team is in charge of our development cooperation activities’ visibility on social media, creates content and comes up with ideas to improve our communications. As a team member you get to write blog posts, coordinate student union visits and their content, and act as a link between KENKKU and the communications sectors of the student unions.

  1. The Influencing Team

The parliamentary elections will be held in the spring of 2019. As a member of the Influencing Team you get to develop content for SYL’s election lobbying in relation to development policy. As the European Parliament election is also drawing near, you also get to acquaint yourself with EU development policy. The team’s tasks include research and creating background material and arguments for the lobbying work.

  1. The Networking/Corporate Relations Team

The Networking/Corporate Relations Team does the fundraising for the development cooperation work. You get to research and contact potential corporate partners and find support for SYL’s development cooperation activities. We want to find team members with lots of ideas and a vision for marketing and fundraising.

The Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) can propose 2–3 members for the Advisory Board.

Please send us the applications, including the CVs and cover letters of the applicants where they explain their views and experience in relation to our activities. They should also tell us which team they would like to become a member of and whether they might be interested in chairing a team. Please also include details on any circumstances which may lead to the applicant not being able to take part fully in the activities for a prolonged period of time (e.g. plans for studies abroad).

Send your applications in pdf form via email to hakemukset@nulloyy.fi. Deadline for the applications is Tuesday 29th of May 2018.

In our work, OYY and SYL emphasise diversity and equal opportunities. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and genders.

More information: https://syl.fi/en/syl/kehitysyhteistyo

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

19: Discussion event on the Linnanmaa common campus on 3rd of May

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1. Discussion event on the Linnanmaa common campus on 3rd of May
2. Activity grants for Student societies 2018
3. In Nyyti chat you can share your thoughts, experiences and feelings – come along!
4. Finland’s Official Eurovision Grandstand in the Summer Street of Shopping Centre Valkea – greet Europe with us on May 12th!
5. Join the organizing team of Global Week 2018!
6. Challenges of being spiritual/religious in a consumerist culture

1. Discussion event on the Linnanmaa common campus on 3rd of May

The Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY), the University of Oulu, and the City of Oulu are organising a discussion event on the upcoming common campus of Linnanmaa on Thursday 3rd of May at 10am–11.30am at L2. As the University of Applied Sciences is moving to the Linnanmaa campus in 2020, how will this affect the land usage of the area? How will public transportation and traffic flows be organised? What is the image of the Linnanmaa campus? Come, listen, and share your opinions!

For more details click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/167155503992226/

2. Activity grants for Student societies 2018

The Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) distributes grants for the general activities of subject and interest societies operating within it once a year. The application period in 2018 is between the 27th of April and the 20th of May (11.59 pm).

Read more at: http://www.oyy.fi/en/student-societies/society-grants/

3. In Nyyti chat you can share your thoughts, experiences and feelings – come along!

Next English chats where you can share your feelings on

24.05. Insomnia/trouble sleeping
07.06. loneliness

Chats are in https://www.nyyti.fi/en/opiskelijoille/chat/

Nyyti ry provides mental well-being to students

More info https://www.nyyti.fi/en/ . More info on social media: Instagram (@nyytiry), Twitter (@nyyti_ry) ja Facebook (nyytiry).

4. Finland’s Official Eurovision Grandstand in the Summer Street of Shopping Centre Valkea – greet Europe with us on May 12th!

The annual Eurovision Song Contest culminates once again as the final takes place on May 12th. Finland’s representative is none other than Oulu’s own Saara Aalto, also known from Britain’s X Factor two years ago. The backdrop video for the Finnish Eurovision point-awarding ceremony this year is shot at Finland’s Official Eurovision Grandstand in the Summer Street of Shopping Centre Valkea on Saturday, 12 May.

Shopping Centre Valkea will be the setting for an urban street disco where we welcome everyone to join the fun, send their greetings to Europe and watch the actual ESC broadcast. The doors of the Summer Street Grandstand venue open at 8.30 p.m. and the Eurovision broadcast from Portugal begins at 10 p.m. The venue closes after the broadcast from Portugal ends, around 1.30 a.m. The capacity for audience in the Summer Street is limited.

Video footage from Finland’s Official Eurovision Grandstand in Shopping Centre Valkea will spread throughout Europe with the Eurovision broadcast. The City of Oulu hopes that as many people as possible join and cheer for the video shoot and watch the actual broadcast at the grandstand. The Eurovision event at Shopping Centre Valkea is hosted by popular Finnish TV personality Sampo Marjomaa. Before the broadcast from Portugal, we will also see an aerial acrobatics performance by Ilona Jäntti.

Saara Aalto’s hometown wants to honour the local Eurovision representative on this special occasion, and the City of Oulu believes that Saara will claim a place in the Eurovision final.

The Finnish points will be awarded in Pasila, Helsinki, but the background video and cheers come from Oulu.

5. Join the organizing team of Global Week 2018!

We’re organizing a new theme week in Autumn 2018 based on promoting sustainable development, development cooperation and multiculturalism. The title and theme will be revised later together.

The first planning meeting is at Tellus Chill, on Tuesday  8.5. 16:30. You can come to tell us all your ideas on events we could include and how you’d like to get involved. No signup required for the meeting.

The event is coordinated and funded by UN Association. If you’re interested but cannot join the first meeting, you can contact us through info@nullosyky.com.

6. Challenges of being spiritual/religious in a consumerist culture

You are warmly welcome to our next Interfaith Dialogue group on Thursday 3rd of May at 4 pm on Tellus Stage!

This time we’ll discuss about: Challenges of being spiritual / religious in a consumerist culture. Welcome!

Here is the event address in the Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/631988433800916/
Please, share this event to your friends in University of Oulu!

Arranged by University Chaplain Ari Savuoja together with OYY Student Union of the University of Oulu