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Student Organisation Newsletter 3/2017


Grants for innovative learning projects up for grabs!
Apply for project grant!
Does your organisation want to make some money on May Day?
Welcome to the HYY International Affairs Meeting!
Invitation to a meeting of equality actors

Grants for innovative learning projects up for grabs!

HYY allocates grants for new study projects organised by students. The project can, for example, develop study methods, apply theory to practice or advance students' professional competence. The grant cannot be allocated retroactively.

Throughout the years, grants for innovative learning projects have been given to projects such as a soap manufacturing workshop run by nutritional science students, a saddle course by students of veterinary medicine, workshop activities in an international environmental seminar and an art exhibition study group by humanists.

The total amount of the allocated grant is 5,000 euros (approx. 100–900 euros per project). When allocating the grant, the initiative and learning methods that encourage students to be active are taken into account. The projects that have received the grant can be presented in HYY communications as good examples.  The study projects must be as open as possible to anyone interested in taking part.

The grant is not allocated for the following purposes:
•    Travel or catering expenses
•    Facility expenses, with the exception of specially equipped facilities, which cannot be received free of charge
•    Printing of publications, unless decided otherwise based on the application
•    Master's thesis projects
•    Such basic education, which is primarily the responsibility of the department
•    Remuneration or salaries
•    Continuous/regular activities

The person in charge of the project is committed to report about the implementation of the project after its completion.

The grant can be applied by a form which opens 16th of March. You can fill the application form in here.

Please check the information before submitting the form! Information cannot be edited later so you should consider the required information before filling the form. You can draft your application with a word processing program and then copy it into the form.
The last day to apply is 6th of April. Late applications will not be considered.

All applicants will be informed about the allocation of the grants during May. For further information, please contact Member of the Board Minna Silvennoinen,, 050 325 9175.

Apply for project grant!

HYY gives out project grants for student groups and organisations operating within the student union. Project grant enables producing better and grander projects than the groups would usually have resources to produce.

Project grant is given to a certain use, and it will be recovered if the applicant cannot prove that the grant is used for the project it was given to.

This year the project grant will be directed especially to projects that seek to further equality.

Project grant applications can be free-form but must include the following:

Name of the project
Organising party (organisation/other)
Contact information of person in charge: name, phone number, email
Account number of organising party

This year, the project grant allocated in particular to projects promoting equality!

Applications must also include the following information on the project itself:

Idea of the project: What does the project feature?
Goal: What are the goals the project aims to fulfil?
Reason: Why should the project be done?
Time frame: When would the project be carried out?
How long does the project last: a day, a week, other?
Division of responsibility: Who is in charge of each part of the project?
Target: Who is the project aimed for?
Possible partnership: Is the project done in cooperation with another party?
In addition to the above, applications should include the project’s budget, that is, a description of the expenses and income of the project.

Applications are either sent to or delivered to the HYY services office as a paper copy.

The application period for project grants ends on 6 April at 11.59 pm.
NOTE: the deadline for returning applications to the services office is on 6 April at 3 pm.

Does your organisation want to make some money on May Day?

Now there is a good opportunity to do an eco action and to fill the coffers of your organisation! HYY declares a competitive bidding for organisations for cleaning Ullanlinnanmäki after May Day.

The organisation must commit to provide the full contribution of at least ten people. Cleaning will take place on Tuesday 2 May, approx. from 7am to 2pm.

Bids by 10 am Monday 10 April to Elina Nieminen (elina.nieminen(a) If two organisations make the same bid, the organisation who made the bid first will win. The organisation with the best bid will be contacted on Monday 10 April.

Welcome to the HYY International Affairs Meeting!

We are organising five campus-based meetings where you will meet people from your campus, get to know new organisations, receive new ideas and practises, and hear about what HYY does, and what's going on at the university. The meetings are organised on campus at Meilahti, the city centre, Kumpula, and Viikki. The fifth meeting is aimed especially at hobby organisations and student nations, and will be held at the city centre. We encourage you to sign to sign up for the meeting at the campus on which your organisation is based, but if the time doesn't suit, feel free to join the general meeting, or the meetings on the other campuses.

Sign up at the latest on March 19 through the following link:

Invitation to a meeting of equality actors

Do you want to hear how others have managed to lower the threshold to participate in organisational activities?
Would you like to get ideas for advancing equality in your organisation?

Join us for a meeting of organisational actors interested in equality!

The persons in charge of equality in organisations as well as all other organisational actors interested in the theme are welcome to attend. The meeting is aimed at sharing ideas and experiences and meeting other organisational actors wrestling with the same issues.

The meeting is held in the New Student House at Mannerheimintie 5A, second floor, on 27 March starting at 5.00 pm. The Student Union’s meeting room Topelius serves as the location.

If you have any questions on the meeting or the general theme, do not hesitate to contact me at!