For Organisations

Student Organisation Newsletter 6 / 2019

14.05.2019
  1. Sign up to host a checkpoint in the 2019 Fresher Adventure!
  2. The Fresher Adventure checkpoint info session 8 August
  3. Sign your organisation up for the Opening Carnival
  4. Sign-ups for the Organisations into Summer Shape Seminar open until Friday 17 May!
  5. Picnic for organisational actors on June 8
  6. For premises users: Financial Committee premises inspection May 21st at 1-4 pm
  7. Join in to develop the Associations Act and facilitate civil society activities!
  8. Apply for furniture purchasing grant!

1 Sign up to host a checkpoint in the 2019 Fresher Adventure!

The most epic event of every autumn The Fresher Adventure is coming again! Registration for checkpoint host in the 2019 Fresher Adventure is now open. 

All HYY's organisations can sign up to host a checkpoint in the Fresher Adventure!

Signing up for checkpoint host can be done through this form: https://www.lyyti.in/fuksiseikkailu2019rastit

Registration deadline is 15 August 2019, 11.59pm.

Why participate? What kind of checkpoint is good?

Answers to these questions and lot more can be found here: http://www.en.fuksiseikkailu.fi/host/

If you have questions about the checkpoints, contact:

Samuli De Pascale

samuli.depascale@hyy.fi

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2 The Fresher Adventure checkpoint info session 8 August

Welcome to the first checkpoint info session for the Fresher Adventure 2019 on 8 August at 6 pm in Alina Hall (New Studenthouse, Mannerheimintie 5 A, 5th floor).

Sign up to the info here: https://www.lyyti.in/2019fuksiseikkailuinfo1

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3 Sign your organisation up for the Opening Carnival

Does your organisation want to participate in this year’s Opening Carnival? Sign-ups are now open! Last year, there were as many as 170 organisations on the City Centre campus! This year, the Opening Carnival is held on Monday 2 September 2019 in the City Centre Campus.

Please sign up your organisation as soon as possible. The deadline for signing up is at 11.59 pm on 15 August. NOTE! You can also edit this form until the deadline through the confirmation message that you receive after signing up.

Sign up here: https://www.lyyti.in/avajaiskarnevaalit2019

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4 Sign-ups for the Organisations into Summer Shape Seminar open until Friday 17 May!

The Organisations into Summer Shape Seminar, organised now for the first time, provides organisational actors with resources to wrap up the spring and start preparing for the autumn. It feels much better to start your summer holiday when you do not have unfinished matters from the spring looming over your head and have prepared for the beginning of the autumn so that it will not surprise you this time.

Secure your spot in the seminar to ensure a slightly more care-free summer holiday!

Registration: https://bit.ly/2YfMx9G

Further information is available in the seminar’s Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2262195500708182/

Any questions? Do not hesitate to contact Chair of the Student Organisations Committee Lovisa Hirvonen, lovisa.hirvonen@helsinki.fi, 050 3652 544

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5 Picnic for organisational actors on June 8

Come and spend an easy-going summer day on a picnic with other organisational actors. All currently active organisational actors, regardless of how long they have been involved, are welcome to join us at out picnic blankets – and the alumni of the Student Organisations Committee are also extremely welcome!

The Committee will offer some snacks and drinks at the picnic, and you can also take part in some friendly activities with an organisational twist.

For further information, please check out the soon-to-be-published Facebook event or contact Chair of the Committee Lovisa Hirvonen at lovisa.hirvonen @helsinki.fi.

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6 For premises users: Financial Committee premises inspection May 21st at 1-4 pm

The Financial Committee makes an inspection in all HYY organisational premises on May 21st, from 1 to 4 pm. The committee will inspect the condition and cleanliness of the premises.

Remember to clean up the premises and take good care of them anyway!

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7 Join in to develop the Associations Act and facilitate civil society activities!

A working group of the Ministry of Justice is currently examining how the operating opportunities of associations and other civil society actors could be improved and increased. The objective is to promote civic engagement and develop more lightly regulated modes of operation.

To identify the current challenges and possibilities and to come up with new alternative solutions, information will be collected from associations and other civil society actors through a survey during spring 2019. The aim is to reach as wide a range of different actors as possible.

In the first stage, you can participate in the information gathering, make suggestions about things to be improved, and express your opinion on the suggestions already made by responding to the survey. The purpose of the survey is to collect information and chart what kind of needs to develop the current legislation and practices there exist.

More information:

https://bit.ly/2VyPOnM

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8 Apply for furniture purchasing grant!

HYY supports furniture purchases for interior decoration in organisational premises. The grant is intended for organisations which primarily operate on HYY's premises and the grant is mainly directed to the purchasing of tables, chairs, cupboards with locks and other interior items. The aim is that the furniture would increase the cosiness of the organisational premises and the willingness of organisations to look after their premises even better.

When allocating the furniture grant, we pay attention to the following: the ecological aspect, sustainability and necessity of the purchase. The furniture grant is not supposed to cover the entire purchase price but organisations are also expected to participate in the financing of the purchase.

In spring 2019 approx. 1500 € of furniture purchase grant will be given out. 

This grant has no deadline. It can be freely applied for through the specialist of organisational affairs when necessary. You can apply for the grant with an informal application, which should include the following information: 

- applying organisation/organisations 

- applied furniture  

- budget

- reasons for the purchase 

Applications can be submitted by e-mail to jarjesto(at)hyy.fi or by mail to the Student Union of the University of Helsinki, PL 1099, 00101 HELSINKI. Organisations that receive the grant must provide copies of the receipts to the same address no later than within four months after the allocation of the grant.

Further information:

Specialist (Organisations) Jaakko Kalske
050 537 3798
jaakko.kalske@hyy.fi