DG Weekly News 24/2022


0. Calendar

  • 20.10.: Alvarin Appro
  • 27.10.: Aalto Amazing Race
  • 16.11.: Songwriting contest sitsit
  • 27.-29.11.: Otacruise

1. Guild

2. Events

Aalto Amazing Race 2022 is here!

Aalto Amazing Race is a wild, adventurous race aimed for the first year students in Bachelor’s and Master’s in Aalto, where the fuksis and master’s fuksis get to meet other Aalto students across different disciplines. During the adventure, teams propagate forward by solving various puzzles and hidden clues while battling against time. A glorious afterrace event awaits those who make it to the finish line.

The participants are divided into interdisciplinary teams by the organizers. If you want, there is a possibility to pick a single friend to join your team with you. The race itself begins on Thursday 27.10. Teams will be sent out with short intervals starting from 15.00 at Otaniemi, where they will gather their team and get the first clue.
More info on facebook: https://fb.me/e/3QhSuCqKY

Ticket sale begins 13.10 at 16:00 https://kide.app/events/98567bc8-1819-4273-aac5-ae22b64c0a97

WHAT: Aalto Amazing Race 2022
WHERE: Start from Otaniemi
WHEN: 27th of October from 15.00 –>
TAKE WITH: clothing according to weather & HSL travel card

Aalto Amazing Race adheres to the Aalto University Student Union’s (AYY) Safer Space Policy. The event aims to be equal and comfortable for everyone. If you see or experience inappropriate conduct you have the right to intervene in the situation. If you wish you can also get in touch with AYY’s harassment contact persons hairinta@ayy.fi

The age limit for the event is 18.

3. AYY associations

Join Teekkarispeksi 2023 musical production!

Do you dream of making theater? Teekkarispeksi 2023 is recruiting! Take the leap to the world of theater and join us in making the next musical theater production!

We are looking for people to work behind the scenes in scenery, props, costumes, makeup, etc. Our production is mainly in Finnish so we can’t offer stage roles in English. Check all the options in the form below.
Apply with this form: https://forms.gle/FDpnaJ8JrGSWu4ho9 . Application is open until 4.11.

4. Other

Aalto MyStudies: New appointment booking service for students at the School of Science

4th Cassini Hackathon: Space for The Financial World

The 4th Cassini Hackathon: Space for The Financial World challenges you to develop new products and services that contribute to the future of finance, insurance, and investments.

The EU, alongside regional and national governments, is calling on your ingenuity to help advance the digitalization and greening of the European financial sector.

There are three finance-related challenges:

  1. Enabling green and sustainable investments
  2. Innovating financial tools and technologies
  3. Advancing global financial intelligence

Whom are we inviting?
The hackathon is open to determined hackers who are passionate about entrepreneurship, financial services, and EU space technologies. No previous space experience is required. 

Choose a challenge that interests you, and leverage EU space technologies to contribute to the future of finance, insurance, and investments!


At the CASSINI Hackathons, you have the chance to win twice. First at a local (Finland) level and second at a European level if you are among the top 3 winning teams.

Local prizes – Each hackathon location has its own unique set of prizes for the local winners and runner-ups. The Finland competition has a prize pool of 5000€.

Overall prize – At the European level the three top hackathon teams will win the big prize and get access to 100 hours of CASSINI Mentoring.

When and where?

The 4th CASSINI Hackathon will take place simultaneously across 10 different locations on the 4-6th of November 2022

The event will be held as an online event and in English.

➔ Apply to join at https://bit.ly/SpacefortheFinancialWorld️ apply by the 27th of October.

17 – 20th of October:  Big Ideas Campaign

Join us for this series of online evening events where we aim to spark your creativity and help you meet fellow team members.

Inclusive Cities Hackathon

Inclusive Cities is a challenge-based hackathon for higher education students for creating a more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable city – in the spirit of the United Nations Sustainable Development goal 11.

The students will be working in teams, solving real-life challenges in inclusive city development in healthcare, social services, culture, mobility and business. We are looking especially for solutions that are scalable and utilize existing and, perhaps, forthcoming data resources using easily adopted low-coding tools, provided by Microsoft.

Who are we inviting?

This hackathon welcomes those with different skill sets to join, no coding skills required. Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to participate!


Top teams will compete for a prize pool of 7500€.

When and where?

The Inclusive Cities Hackathon will take place on: 

17 October 2022 with an awards ceremony 18 November 2022

The event will be held as a hybrid on-site (at the Nokia Arena Tampere) and online event.
Apply to join at ➔ https://bit.ly/inclusive-cities

 Apply by: 10 October 2022

For more information visit: https://events.tuni.fi/inclusivecitieshackathon/

The third application round of TTE Fund is open!

TTE Fund can grant financial aid for all AYY members as well as communities operating in connection with it. TTE Fund supports operations that reach for the stars, get other people excited to join in and can be seen and heard.

You can apply for grants from TTE-Fund in two ways: through the application rounds arranged approximately three times a year and through the continuous application period which is open during the academic terms. During the continuous application period, you can apply for the grants with the maximum of 2000€, whereas the amount of project grants during the actual application rounds is not limited.

The third application round of 2022 ends on Sunday 2 Oct 2022 at 11.59 pm.

More information: https://tter.ayy.fi/en/tte-fund/

5. Finnish Corner

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