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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
paasihteeri@nulloyy.fi, 040 523 1822

New Employee Contact Information:

Niina Marostenmäki
business cooperation coordinator
Puhelin: 050 407 8452
S-posti: business@nulloyy.fi

Mariah O’Mara
Vulcanalia trainee
Puhelin: 040 550 3927
S-posti: mariah.omara@nulloyy.fi

You can reach the entire Vulcanalia team at: vulcanalia@nulloyy.fi.

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.

 

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

Uutiset @en Oulun yliopiston ylioppilaskunnan hallitus 2018

Chair of the Board Parviainen’s speech in Audit 2018 concluding seminar

The Chair of the Board of the Student Union Kalle Parviainen held a speech in the concluding seminar of the University of Oulu Audit on the 18th of April 2018. The talk touched upon the recommendations and strengths found in the audit from the students’ perspective. Here is the entire speech:

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

My name is Kalle Parviainen and I am the Chair of the Board of the Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY). I’m studying English Philology, and I also participated in this audit by being part of a group interview. I was asked to say a few words on behalf of our students about the whole audit process and about the recommendations presented in the report.

The past few years have been, let’s say quite busy in terms of changes. Looking back three or four years, there probably isn’t a single thing at the University that has remained stable. Everything from the smallest things, like the printer services, to the way our study support and guidance is organised, has gone through some kind of transformation. I think we all feel the need to have a small pause right now, and ponder all the changes and their effects. Evaluating the situation is also one of the main points in the PDCA model. Change is not a bad thing, but rushing changes causes uncertainty and unnecessary discomfort to everyone.

And then a few words about student centred learning and how the students are taken into account in decision making. In this audit, the University received feedback that we must improve pedagogic practices. All of our Faculties should aim toward a student-centered learning experience. It is essential that we support and motivate our students, and increase their wellbeing. The Student Union is ready to support this process, which should lead to more flexible studies and varied ways of completing courses. Everyone benefits if students graduating from this University are active citizens and have versatile skills they can use.

We have a wide network of student representatives at various levels of the administration, and they are chosen with relatively clear processes. But what is the actual weight given to their efforts? Is representation in one governing body proof that issues are not actually decided someplace else? We should pay more attention to how we make our decision-making more open and more attractive. In addition to the results of Kandipalaute, a study by OTUS (the research foundation of studies and education) has shown that there are real concerns about the actual opportunities for students – and even student representatives – to affect the decisions of the university.

The existence of these various surveys and other forms of feedback is a great thing, but I would like to raise the issue of the degree to which students actually want to take part in them. Low response rates have been an issue with the new student course feedback system. This is, in my opinion, a major issue, and something that we all must tackle together. So what is? How to motivate students into participating – or at least answering surveys? I think the solution is by illustrating to them, how their actions affect the reality and world around them. 

I think that it is quite meaningful that every member gets heard in our university community. This is something that is not only relevant to feedback, but also links to language policy and the way we communicate. As the University is aiming to be truly international scientific community, language issues have popped up time and time again. We should, as a community, ponder what being international means. I think every member of our community has the responsibility to make others feel welcome and be part of it. However, I feel like even just in the past six months some things have progressed: We have selected a few international students as student representatives in a couple of administrative bodies that previously have had only Finnish-speaking members. This has changed the way they conduct their meetings, and enabled participation to everyone.

Overall, you could say that in communication more is more. There are not that many top secret things at the University; things that should not be public, therefore the more communication we have from the University, the more both the staff and the students feel like they belong here. Active and open communication increases the transparency of any administration – when people understand why some decisions are made, by who, and actually in some cases what has been decided, we increase our wellbeing. And of course, when talking about communication, it goes two ways: we must promote chances to have proper dialogue between all parties here at the university, and to encourage people to have these discussions.

Finally, I would like to thank everyone that has been part of this audit. Especially hearing and taking into account us students and our voices and opinions, is something that we truly appreciate. This audit has been a big effort by everyone, but it is important to remember that these changes and recommendations are taken into account and that development does not stop simply because the audit is now over. The recommendations should change our daily routines and activities at the University. We are also hopefully moving towards a more student-centered approach, where we encourage the students to have an even more active role in the learning processes. As an academic community, we have the responsibility to listen to all the voices in our midst, including the students.”

You can read the audit report online via this link: https://karvi.fi/en/publication/audit-university-oulu-2018-3/

Uutiset @en Oulun yliopiston ylioppilaskunnan hallitus 2018

Discussion event on Linnanmaa campus changes on 3.5.

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!

Schedule (changes possible):
9:30 Coffee
10:00 Opening words
10:05 Introduction by the Mayor
10:10 Update from the land use working group
10:30 Update from the traffic and public transport working group
10:50 Update from the image working group
11:10 Panel discussion
11:30 Conclusion

The speakers will be announced later.

The event is open for all students and staff members.

For more information, check the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/167155503992226/

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

OYY won’t publish its traditional student calendar for the academic year 2018–2019

The long-term calendar provider of the Student Union has finished publishing calendars. The Student Union investigated other possible calendar providers and got an offer which would have resulted in a negative profit. Previously the Student Union has made a positive profit with the calendar. 

The Student Council debated on the issue in its meeting on 22nd of March and decided that the Student Union won’t publish a student calendar for the academic year 2018-2019. The decisions concerning the calendar for academic year 2019-2020 will be made later.

The Student Union conducted a questionnaire last year about the popularity and the usefulness of its services. One third of the answerers said that the calendar is a useful member service. However, the demand for the calendars decreases every year and the Student Union has to consider if the calendar is a needed member service in the 2020s when the electrical alternatives have became more common.

The Student Union wants to develop its member services in the future. You can send your ideas of new member services and/or general development ideas to feedback@nulloyy.fi.  

Details:
Secretary General Aino-Kaisa Manninen, paasihteeri@nulloyy.fi040 523 1822

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

Information about the renovations at the University

Are you interested in, and possibly a bit confused about the renovations taking place on the University campuses? On this page, we have gathered (in cooperation with SYK and the University’s facility services) the most up to date, and essential information about the ongoing renovation processes and plans, which will hopefully answer any questions you may have: http://www.oyy.fi/en/information-about-the-renovations/

To keep updated, and to get some more information, you can follow HUTK:n ja KTK:n muutto and Kontinkankaan 7A-päädyn tilamuutos – TellUs 2 pages on Facebook, which are maintained and updated (in both Finnish and English) by student representatives of the relevant moving committees. The first page focuses on the move of the Faculties of Humanities and Education (HuTK and KTK) and the latter on the construction processes taking place at the Kontinkangas Campus, Aapistie 7A.

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

13: Löyly – Find a job in Oulu 6.4.2018

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1. Löyly – Find a job in Oulu 6.4.2018
2. Apply for student representative for working groups promoting equality at the University
3. NISO is looking for new board members
4. OYY’s office is on Easter holiday 29.3.–2.4.
5. Reminder: Take this test and find out your future career path
6. Information about the renovations at the University
7. Scholarship for the creators of the webshops of tomorrow

1. Löyly – Find a job in Oulu 6.4.2018

Löyly is a new employment event for international students in Oulu organized by OYY together with BusinessOulu, Business Kitchen, Oulun yliopisto – University of Oulu and Oulu Entrepreneurship Society. The event is completely free and all students (both international and non-international) and recent graduates, as well as companies located in Oulu, are welcomed to participate! Register now at www.loylyoulu.com/register.

2. Apply for student representative for working groups promoting equality at the University

Are you interested in promoting equality at the University of Oulu?

OYY is recruiting:

– one deputy member for the working group promoting equality at the University of Oulu (working language in Finnish and English)
– one student representative for joint working group promoting equality at the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Education and Oulu Business School (working language in Finnish)

Read more at: http://www.oyy.fi/en/apply-for-student-representative-for-working-groups-promoting-equality-at-the-university-of-oulu/

3. NISO is looking for new board members

Are you looking to be active in the university community?  Are you looking to meet other students both international and Finnish?  Do you want to attend student events for FREE? Would you like to earn class credits for doing these things? Don’t delayed this is a great chance to expand your social circle meeting people from all over the world and it looks great on a CV! Come join Niso and become a board member to have the experience of a life time! WE are looking to fill multiple positions and we have the right one for you.  You can email: niso.leader@nullgmail.com.

4. OYY:n toimisto on pääsiäislomalla 29.3.–2.4. / OYY’s office is on Easter holiday 29.3.–2.4.

Office is closed 29.3.–2.4. because of Easter holiday. We are also closed on 30.4.–1.5. and 10.5.–11.5.

OYY’s normal office hours: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fridays closed (closed during lunch break between 11 and 11.30 am).

5. Reminder: Take this test and find out your future career path

Take the Universum Career test to discover your career type and identify employers that fit your profile. If more than 1000 people participate in this nationwide survey, Universum will donate 500 euro to Red Cross Finland.

Take the test here: https://careertest.universumglobal.com/s/18fits10039

6. Information about the renovations at the University

Are you interested in, and possibly a bit confused about the renovations taking place on the University campuses? On this page, we have gathered (in cooperation with SYK and the University’s facility services) the most up to date, and essential information about the ongoing renovation processes and plans, which will hopefully answer any questions you may have: http://www.oyy.fi/en/information-about-the-renovations/

To keep updated, and to get some more information, you can follow HUTK:n ja KTK:n muutto and Kontinkankaan 7A-päädyn tilamuutos – TellUs 2 pages on Facebook, which are maintained and updated (in both Finnish and English) by student representatives of the relevant moving committees. The first page focuses on the move of the Faculties of Humanities and Education (HuTK and KTK) and the latter on the construction processes taking place at the Kontinkangas Campus, Aapistie 7A.

7. Scholarship for the creators of the webshops of tomorrow

Trendhim has established a new scholarship, which will yearly reward a student or group of students, interested in online sales, with 2000 €.

The aim is to help students interested in online sales to develop their skills and knowledge.

To be eligible or the scholarship your idea must be related to webshops.

The scholarship can be used for costs for conferences, courses, travel costs or school related costs.

Details about the application and the scholarship can be found here: https://www.trendhim.co.uk/csr/trendhim-scholarship

Uutiset @en Aino-Kaisa Manninen

Apply for student representative for working groups promoting equality at the University of Oulu

Are you interested in promoting equality at the University of Oulu?

OYY is recruiting:
– one deputy member for the working group promoting equality at the University of Oulu (working language in Finnish and English)
– one student representative for joint working group promoting equality at the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Education and Oulu Business School (working language in Finnish)

Terms of these both positions end at the end of year 2018.

The Equality Committee has the following responsibilities:
1) to be a cooperation forum that gathers and mediates information and knowledge on equality and parity for the whole university community and to the faculties
2) organizes training sessions and events about equality for the university or for faculties
3) charts, follows and advances the equality and parity plan, keeps it up to date and follows the measures indicated in the plan

Student representatives promote student interest in working groups.  We expect you to have ideas and thoughts how to promote equality at the University of Oulu!

Write in your application why you are interested in position. Mention your major and how many years have you been studied. You have to apply both positions separately.

Application period: 15.3.2018–2.4.2018
Term: 1.1.2016–31.12.2018

Apply by 2th of April at halloped.fi.

For more information: Specialist in social affairs Hennamari Toiviainen (sopoasiantuntija@nulloyy.fi, 040 526 5821) or Secretary General Aino-Kaisa Manninen (paasihteeri@nulloyy.fi, 040 523 1822).

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

12: Answer the questionnaire about the renewal of OYY’s websites

You’re reading the weekly OYY newsletter. If you wish to have your own message in the next newsletter, please send it to viikkokirje@nulloyy.fi by 3 p.m. this Thursday. No attachment files.

1. OYY’s office is on Easter holiday 29.3.–2.4.
2. Answer the questionnaire about the renewal of OYY’s websites
3. Keep fit goes Tanssikoulu Matleena
4. Löyly 6.4.2018
5. Venturing Research Challenge
6. Do you recognize your strengths as an employee?
7. Borrow a laptop!

1. OYY’s office is on Easter holiday 29.3.–2.4.

Office is closed 29.3.–2.4. because of Easter holiday. We are also closed on 30.4.–1.5. and 10.5.–11.5.

OYY’s normal office hours: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fridays closed (closed during lunch break between 11 and 11.30 am).

Happy holidays!

2. Answer the questionnaire about the renewal of OYY’s websites

The Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) will have renew its web pages during the year 2018. Before that we want to hear users needs. By answering this questionnaire you will have a chance to influence on our new web page. If you want you can also take part in a lottery – the prizes are movie tickets to Star.

Link to the questionnaire: https://goo.gl/forms/0dnkIYffCgIUAbh72

3. Keep fit goes Tanssikoulu Matleena

OYY organises Keep fit -event with Dance school Matleena on Wednesday 21st of March from 3.30 to 5 pm. in Linnanmaa sports hall, section 3. In this try-out session we try three different dancing types: Boogie Woogie, Fusku and West Coast Swing. Welcome along to try all of them, or just one! You do not need your own partner with you! More information on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1831428573818546/ and registration in https://goo.gl/forms/J1OiYjb9P2uh6ppZ2

4. Löyly 6.4.2018

Löyly is a new employment event for international students in Oulu organized by OYY together with BusinessOulu, Business Kitchen, Oulun yliopisto – University of Oulu and Oulu Entrepreneurship Society. The event is completely free and all students (both international and non-international) and recent graduates, as well as companies located in Oulu, are welcomed to participate! Register now at www.loylyoulu.com/register.

5. Venturing Research Challenge 

Are you a doer who likes building something new? Perhaps some day your goal is to be a CEO? This is your chance to be part of changing the world! Join us to build new success stories!

Venturing Research Challenge is a three day event in which entrepreneurial-minded students and researchers interested in commercializing their business meet. You will learn entrepreneurship through mentoring and coaching from those who have done it before. You’ll develop skills with which you can help researchers commercialize their research findings. You’ll get contacts of researchers, entrepreneurs and students who like to get stuff done.

This time our cases develop the future of sustainable biobased businesses. Researchers from Luke – Natural Resources Institute provide us with their top solutions.

Join us in building a more sustainable tomorrow! The event is free and open for all. Join us by signing up the event by March 23th : http://bit.ly/2pcf7JZ

6. Do you recognize your strengths as an employee?

Take the Universum Career test to discover your career type and identify employers that fit your profile. If more than 1000 people participate in this nationwide survey, Universum will donate 500 euro to Red Cross Finland.

Take the test here: https://careertest.universumglobal.com/s/18fits10039

7. Borrow a laptop!

You may borrow a laptop for campus use on both campuses, Linnanmaa and Kontinkangas, using the self-service machine.

You can borrow a device from the Laptop Vendor for no more than three (3) hours at a time without payment and may do it twice (2) per day.

Both the borrowing and the returning operate with the card or sticker with the rfid identifier and which must be first registered on the self-service machine. The student’s O365 user name is needed for the registration.

There are 24 devices available in the Laptop Vendor of Linnanmaa campus and 12 on Kontinkangas campus.

Read more: www.oulu.fi/ict/vendor.

Uutiset @en Janne Hakkarainen

11: One week time to apply for the position of OYY Business Cooperation Coordinator!

You’re reading the weekly OYY newsletter. If you wish to have your own message in the next newsletter, please send it to viikkokirje@nulloyy.fi by 3 p.m. this Thursday. No attachment files.

1. One week time to apply for the position of OYY Business Cooperation Coordinator!
2. Day for students with families 16.3.
3. Forbidden to leave open University outer doors
4. Keep fit goes Tanssikoulu Matleena
5. Avanto Accelerator Program – Apply Before Mar 21!
6. Demola is looking for students to join projects
7. Need a binder?

1: Viikko aikaa hakea OYY:n yritysyhteistyökoordinaattoriksi! One week time to apply for the position of OYY Business Cooperation Coordinator!

Are you interested to develop OYY’s business cooperation and be better in sales work? Apply OYY’s Business Cooperation Coordinator by 19th of March. Position is perfect for students. More information in Finnish: http://www.oyy.fi/hae-oyyn-yritysyhteistyokoordinaattoriksi/

2. Day for students with families 16.3.

Welcome to spend Day for students with families at Lämsänjärvi Camping Center (Hiihtomajantie 2) on Friday 16th of March at 16–19. We grill sausage, drink campfire coffee and enjoy outdoor activities. In case of bad weather we have an option to go inside. All students are welcome!

For more information, see the Facebook-event: www.facebook.com/events/177305779539382/

3. Forbidden to leave open University outer doors

Reminder due to weekly problems: Leaving University outer doors open using a wedge or in any other manner is forbidden. If one needs access to University premises, the person shall contact the access right administrator: Facility Services for staff with supervisor approval to access rights, personal 24/7 campus card from webstore for students. Leaving the doors open when the facilities are locked may result in security problems, damages to the building systems and finding out the responsible ones afterwards.

4. Keep fit goes Tanssikoulu Matleena

OYY organises Keep fit -event with Dance school Matleena on Wednesday 21st of March from 3.30 to 5 pm. in Linnanmaa sports hall, section 3. In this try-out session we try three different dancing types: Boogie Woogie, Fusku and West Coast Swing. Welcome along to try all of them, or just one! You do not need your own partner with you! More information on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1831428573818546/and registration in https://goo.gl/forms/J1OiYjb9P2uh6ppZ2

5. Avanto Accelerator Program – Apply Before Mar 21!

The Avanto Accelerator program is back and that means that it is your chance to learn in 4 weeks how to turn an idea into a business by doing it with us! The Avanto Accelerator program is open for everyone interested both in developing an idea into business and creating value for their profile as a future employee. With Avanto you

– get essential entrepreneurial knowledge and skills
– create valuable connections in the entrepreneurial community
– receive 5 ECTS as a student participant

Whether you are a total beginner without an idea, have a business idea and want to develop it, or have an existing business, this program is right for you.

Ideation Workshop to come up with a business idea Mar 14: https://www.facebook.com/events/1984722835079234/.

Check out the full program here: https://www.avantoaccelerator.com/program/.

Apply before Mar 21: https://avantoaccelerator.typeform.com/to/zhVKNI.

6. Demola is looking for students to join projects

Would you like to add “project working experience in an international team” to your CV? How about solving real-life cases and problems for actual companies, getting 5 ECTS credits for it, and possibly even earning some money as well?

Demola is looking for talented students for our Spring 2018 projects.

Demola offers students a unique opportunity to add a real-life twist into the conventional path towards a career. At Demola, you will work in a project with a multidisciplinary team solving real-life cases together with partner companies. And yes, it’s all part of your degree program.

Apply to Demola Oulu’s second Spring 2018 season by March 15th at 23:59 http://oulu.demola.net/apply. Projects will start on March 22nd and last until May 15th.

For more information:
Simo Kekäläinen – simo.kekalainen (at) demola.net +358 50 3077 067
Matthew Barth – matthew.barth (at) demola.net +358 40 0152 216

7. Need a binder?

There was a spring-cleaning at the office of the Student Union a few weeks ago. During the cleaning we found a big number of binders which we don’t need anymore. If you need a binder, feel free to get your in front of our office!

 

Uutiset @en Asta Salomaa

Löyly – find a job in Oulu

Löyly is a new employment event for international degree students studying or recently graduated at The University of Oulu and for local companies. It’s time to bring companies needing employees and student needing employers together!

If you are interested what skills empolyers look for when hiring, Finnish workplace culture and companies in Oulu wanting to recruit international students, this event is for you!

Program will include inspiring presentations and workshops from companies that have international activities, specialists and international alumni. It will take place at Business Kitchen facilities at University of Oulu on 6th of April.

Themes will revolve around
· Connecting with local Companies and Entrepreneurs,
· Job Search Process & Work Skills,
· Making a difference & Communality

The event is completely free and all students (both international and non-international) and recent graduates as well as companies located in Oulu are welcomed to participate!

The day event will take place from 9 am to 4 pm at Linnanmaa Campus. Speakers will perform at Agora (AT128) and workshops, cv picture pop up and career fair is at TellUs innovation arena.

Don’t miss a chance to network with other people who are interested in international Oulu at our after party! After Löyly will start at 6 pm in Njetworking (Isokatu 56). We will have food and drinks!

For this event register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/loyly-find-a-job-in-oulu-tickets-43879805680
Registration includes the day event and after party.

More information on our website https://www.loylyoulu.com/ or if you any questions, feel free to contact us at loyly@nulloyy.fi

Löyly FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/229137720986817/

This event is organized by the Student Union of the University of Oulu (OYY) together with Business Oulu, Business Kitchen, University of Oulu and Oulu Entrepreneurship Society

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