Archive: June 2018

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

OYY’s office is closed until the 1st of August

Our office is on summer break.

Our office opens again on the 1st of August. We will be open from Monday to Thursday at 10 am–4 pm and on Friday at 10 am–2 pm. These autumn office hours are valid until the end of September. During the lunch break the office will be closed (11.-11.30).

Have a pleasant summer!

Uutiset @en Hennamari Toiviainen

Suggest equality and diversity award recipient by 13 August 2018

Who has promoted equality and diversity in the University of Oulu in studies, research or administration? Who has/have developed new equality boosting actions? Who has improved our awareness on the different questions on equality and diversity? Or, has someone for example developed new forums or produced social media content promoting discussion on equality and discrimination?

Carrying out equality and diversity is everybody’s responsibility. You can now suggest equality award recipient. The award can be given to a person, staff / student group, unit, administrative body or association in the University of Oulu. The award is given separately to a student/student group and staff. The award will be published on the well-being week.

The written proposals with reasons for the award recipient shall be delivered to the secretary of Equality and Diversity Committee Tanja Mikkonen ( on 13 August 2018 at the latest.

For further information, please contact Heidi Huttunen (

Uutiset @en Oulun yliopiston ylioppilaskunnan hallitus 2018

The University of Oulu and OYY pursue green campus

In 2013 the University of Oulu started a project on making the administration building (HR) more environmentally friendly. Green Office is a system for offices which can be used to  decrease the ecological footprint of a workplace as well as carbon dioxide emissions. The certificate of Green Office was given to the University of Oulu in May 2015. Read more about Green Office:

Activities have been underway for a few years and the aim is to incorporate more environmentally friendly practises everywhere at the university, among students as well as personnel. This way we are aiming to make the whole campus more environmentally friendly towards the so-called green campus. We need your help for that. You can eg. participate in the biking challenge Kilometrikisa or to suggest action for your own organization.

Green office team takes care of making the green campus a reality. This year a representative from the student union has started in the team. In case you want to know more about Green Office or if you have ideas for the green campus, you can contact her: vilma-riikka.tiittanen (at)

Uutiset @en Aino-Kaisa Manninen

Detour to OYY’s office and office hours before summer break


We have a renovation at OYY’s office. Please note that you have to use detour to get our temporary office. We apologise for any inconvenience.

We are open before summer break on Mon – Thu 11.6.–14.6. and on Mon – Tue 18.6.–19.6. 10 am – 2 pm. Office is closed during the daily lunch break 11-11.30.

OYY office is closed during summer break 20.6.–31.7. We are open again from the first of August.

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

New faces in the Student Union

Mariah O'Mara ja Niina Marostenmäki.

Mariah O’Mara and Niina Marostenmäki. Photo: Anni Hyypiö


The Office of the Student Union is pleased to announce the recent hiring of two new employees, who joined us this past May.

The first is our new Business Cooperation Coordinator, Niina Marostenmäki.

Marostenmäki, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Oulu. She comes to us after working at both the Tellus Innovation Area and BusinessOulu, where she gained experience in business coordination and public relations.

We are also pleased to welcome Mariah O’Mara, our 2018 summer intern. O’Mara received a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is OYY’s first international trainee. She has experience working in communications, event production and digital marketing for organizations including Polar Bear Pitching and bildOn.

Aino-Kaisa Manninen, Secretary of the Student Union, expressed her enthusiasm for the new additions stating; “Both Niina and Mariah convinced us with their versatile expertise. We are delighted that we have them to help us build a good life for our students!”

Marostenmäki and O’Mara will be assisting in the planning and execution of our annual Vulcanalia event, which this year will take place on Wednesday, the 12th of September. This two part event will begin with the Student Fair held at the University of Oulu’s Linnanmaan campus, and will conclude with a special performance at the Limingantulli Areena.  

For Additional Information Contact:

Secretary General Aino-Kaisa Manninen, 040 523 1822

New Employee Contact Information:

Niina Marostenmäki
business cooperation coordinator
Puhelin: 050 407 8452

Mariah O’Mara
Vulcanalia trainee
Puhelin: 040 550 3927

You can reach the entire Vulcanalia team at:

Uutiset @en Henna Määttä

Want to attend the most interesting learning event of the year?

Dare to Learn is a learning event like no other!  It brings together learning enthusiasts to explore the new world of lifelong learning. Dare to Learn is a two-day playground for thinking big and creating wild. If you’re into learning and eager to dig deeper, disrupt your thinking, and create new with other like-minded people, Dare to Learn is your home on September 18 & 19.

Dare to Learn offers a carefully designed learning path and most intriguing themes of future learning. You can be a learning professional with hardcore experience, or a future maker interested in working for learning and human development.

Themes this year:
1. Developmental Organizational Culture
2. Emotions and Learning
3. Curriculum 2026: What should we learn next?
4. Self-directed Learning
5. Learning for Sustainability

The Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) offers 2-day tickets for 5 students (valued at 35€ each). The student union will also pay a 60€ contribution towards the traveling costs of those 5 students (receipts required).

On September 17 & 18 there is also LINKO X KOPE Hackathon event at Helsinki Think Company. The Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) will send two students to this event. Please let us know in your application if you are interested in attending this event as well. The organisers will pay for your trips.

Do not miss this great opportunity to take part in this amazing event! Send your application today!

The application period is from June 1st to 17th. The chosen students will be informed by June 20th 2018.