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Condus’ Monthly Newsletter 11/2015

This is a monthly newsletter of Condus. Condus ry is the cooperation organization of students in the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences. Like Condus on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @condusry.

This newsletter contains

  1. Upcoming events
  2. Join Condus!
  3. Upcoming Condus’ board meetings
  4. The best freshman picture has been chosen!
  5. Educational policy and ‘the Big Wheel’

1. Upcoming events

CIRQUE DE CONDUS on November 5th (Full!)

Lions are stalking in Minerva Square, a talking parrot is sitting in a house plant in Olivia, and fire artists are dancing through Siltavuorenpenger. This means that the circus is here – and so is the biggest sitsit Condus has ever organized!

Sitsit is an academic dinner party that includes a three-course meal accompanied by a lot of singing and toasting. Condus organizes sitsit at least twice a year, and this is an event you definitely don’t want to miss!

The circus tent will be set up in Casa Academica on the 5th of November, and the signing up for the event happens via an e-form that will open on the 14th of October.

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CONDUS’ EXCURSION TO URBAN MILL and DESIGN FACTORY November 10th

Condus will take over the best development environments in the form of an excursion. Urban Mill, Design Factory and StartUp Sauna are hosting us on Tuesday 10.11. They are interdisciplinary communities, contributing to an ever growing body of innovative ideas for learning technology in addition to supporting young entrepreneurs’ ideas and startup businesses. There is hardly a more stimulating environment for student to be immersed in.

The program will start at 15:00 at Urban Mill, but you can also join later.

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SITSIT BY CONDUS AND SIK on November 26th

Condus and SIK (the Guild of Electrical Engineering) will join their forces and organize sitsit in Otaniemi. The cocktail party will begin at 17:30 and the actual event at 18:00. Sign up for the party on wednesday 11.11. at 12:00 at www.sik.ayy.fi.

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CONDUS’ PRE-CHRISTMAS PARTY on December 3rd

Further information coming soon. Stay tuned!

STUDENTS’ FLARE PARADE on December 6th

All university students in the capital area are welcome to join the traditional procession from the Hietaniemi cemetery to the Senate Square. Students will hold flares during the march, creating a view that is not easily forgotten. Mark your calendar and stay tuned!


2. Join Condus!

Dear members!

The year is coming to its end and so are the terms of all board members. It’s time for Condus’ association assembly, and the selection for a new board for 2016. Now is your chance to join the action and be a part of the biggest changes in the history of Condus and the faculty.

Working in Condus is not just fun, it is also very beneficial. As a board member you’ll be able to participate in arranging big events, hang out in good company and learn numerous useful skills that also apply in working life. In addition, you’ll be able to apply for course credits. All positions require one year commitment.

Assembly will be held on Wednesday 25.11. at 18:00 at Gustavus Rex (Leppäsuonkatu 11). All students are welcome, whether applying to the board or not. The evening will continue in a relaxed manner after the assembly is over.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! You can reach us by email: hallitus[a]condus.fi. Direct email addresses for each of the current members can be found here.


3. Upcoming Condus board meetings

  • November 11th at 6pm
  • November 25th at 6pm
  • December 10th at 4pm

The meetings are open to all students in our faculty. All meetings are held in Gustavus Rex (Leppäsuonkatu 11). Welcome to follow and participate!


4. The best freshman picture has been chosen!

The annual freshman picture competition is over and we have a winner! the winner is Ida, a first year teacher student. The sheer positivity conveyed by the people in the picture despite the weather conditions charmed the jury. The winner was rewarded with two tickets to Cirque de Condus, congratulations!

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5. Educational policy and ‘the Big Wheel’

On Wednesday October 21st student representatives met with the dean about future changes in the faculty as well as the whole university. While living under such uncertainty, it is difficult to handle communications properly and with constantly fluctuating situations it is hard to give anyone a clear picture of where we stand right now on the issue of ‘the Big Wheel’.

To put it in a nutshell, it is a complete overhaul of the current system, where students choose one major and set their minds on it. The ‘big wheel’ is intended to re-organize and renew the structures within faculties and combine smaller fields of study into larger entities.

In order to enforce that students are heard, two groups will be formed that will focus on planning the changes that will be undertaken in our faculty. Condus has selected student representatives to both groups. Additionally, their task is to act as a link between students and the administration and convey information in both directions. If you happen to have any questions, you can address them directly to our student representatives at edunvalvonta[a]condus.fi.