Condus Monthly Newsletter 2/2017

This is a monthly newsletter of Condus published in Finnish, Swedish and English.
Tämä on Conduksen kuukausitiedote, joka julkaistaan suomeksi, ruotsiksi ja englanniksi.
Detta är Condus månadsbrev som publiceras på finska, svenska och engelska.

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This newsletter contains:

  1. What is Condus?
  2. Upcoming events
  3. Upcoming board meetings of Condus
  4. Upcoming meetings of the committees
  5. The matters of Education
  6. The new board of Condus
  7. Condus now also in Swedish!
  8. Condus’ Anniversary Celebration is approaching!
  9. Join TaComo!
  10. Join the International Committee


Condus is the co-operative organisation of the Faculty of Educational Sciences, but includes also the student organisations of the subjects that left the faculty in the beginning of this year. Every student is a member of Condus through the student organisation of their major subject. (Exchange students do not need to join a student organisation to take part in Condus events or committees).

During the academic year Condus organises many big events, such as Freshman Party, Condus Amazing Race, Sitsit and the Anniversary Celebration. Find out more in the Upcoming events!

Condus also actively follows and reacts to the current issues in our university. One of our main duties is to take care of our students’ rights and promote their interests. Our goal is to make sure that the students’ opinions are heard in the decision making in the faculties as well as in the University at large.

Taking part in the Condus activities is easy since it is open to everyone. To find out more, visit our website and sign up for your own organisation’s mailing list. You can find Condus also on Facebook and Instagram. Welcome!


7.2. The Patch Fair (Minerva K1-floor at 10-14)

9.-10.2. COOMdus-Cruise (Full)

25.2. International Black & White Sitsit

22.3. Spring Sitsit

8.4. The Annual Celebration of Condus


Condus board meetings are open to all students in the faculty who are interested in Condus. All the spring meetings will be held in Gustavus Rex, Domus Gaudium (Leppäsuonkatu 11). Welcome!

2.3. at 17 .00
20.3. at 17.00
11.4. at 17.00
4.5. at 17.00

The yearly meeting of Condus is going to be held on 21.2. at 18:00 at Gustavus Rex (Leppäsuonkatu 11). On the agenda are the annual report and financial statement for 2016, as well as the action plan and the budget for 2017. The meetings of Condus are open for every student in our faculty.


7.2. International Committee 4pm @Café Köket (meeting is in English)
14.2. Education Committee 4 pm @Rex
20.2. Environment Committee klo 16 @Conddoori
22.2. Events Committee 2:30 pm @Olivia
24.2. TaComo 6 pm @Rex


The faculty council

The newly elected members of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Educational Sciences’ (Faculty of Behavioral Sciences) are Tommi Mäki and Viivi Piira. Lovisa Hirvonen and Rekar Abdulhamed were elected as deputy members.

Two new positions for deputy member have become available. You can apply for the position until the 6th of February, 12 am. Send your application to the board of HYY ( More information from the website or from Aaro Häkkinen (the specialist of educational policy), aaro.hakkinen[a], 050 543 8460.

Faculty’s new two-unit structure

The Faculty of Behavioral Sciences became departmentless 1.1.2017, when the department of behavioral science and the department of teacher education were closed down, and the faculty’s name changed to Faculty of Educational Science. Because of the new structure the faculty now has two units. In the new model the first unit, “Cultus”, is in charge of teaching, schooling and education, and the other, “Exercitium”, of teacher training schools. The names for the units aren’t final.

Changes in the Swedish education

In the fall of 2017 there will be only one bachelor’s programme for the whole faculty. Three of its nine study tracks will be in Swedish: Class Teacher Education, Kindergarten Teacher Education and General and Adult Education.

The number of available positions for Swedish kindergarten teachers will increase due to the end of co-operation between University of Helsinki and Åbo Akademi.

Join the Education Committee!

The Education Committee consists of student representatives and students with an interest towards educational matters. Both the committee meetings and the Facebook group are open to all students in our faculty.
The committee gathers every month with a different theme each time.


Chair of the Board: Samuli de Pascale
Vice chairs: Lovisa Hirvonen and Vivianne Ruohola
Treasurer: Eevi Laaksovirta
Secretary: Minna Hakonen

Operatives of the committees

Education: Ilmari Lappalainen, Heini Lehtinen and Emma Heikkilä (multi-language)
Events: Iina Jokinen, Sanni Palomäki and Mimmi Pölönen
Properties: Veera Ruohonen
Communications: Minna Varvas
Tutoring: Rosa Malinen and Sanni Äimälä
Internalionality: Sanni Palomäki
Equality: Mimmi Pölönen
Environment: Saara Tahvanainen
Comstart theatre club: Elisa Pursiainen

You can find the emails of the committees on the website. If you’re uncertain about whom to contact, mail hallitus[a] to reach the entire board, and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate person.


Soon it is possible to get in contact with the board of Condus in Swedish, via email at styrelse[a] Be brave and contact us in any matters concerning studies, language or other organisational matters. We wish to hear the opinions of the Swedish speaking students and would like to offer an opportunity to communicate with the mother language.


Again another organisational year has flown by and Condus is one year older! In celebration of coming of age we are having the 13th Anniversary Celebration on April 8th. The planning of the anniversary week and the actual celebration is ongoing, so if you want to take part in throwing ideas or actualising the wonderful celebration, join the Anniversary Party Team! You can join in as much or as little as you can or want, for the anniversary week and the celebration is an entity, consisting of many different tasks. Join the Facebook group.


Tacomo, the team organising the events of Condus, welcomes along everyone interested in arranging events! Would you like to get experience in arranging the famous academic table party, sitsit? Perhaps you know your DIY crafts? Do you have a special skill in nailing the sponsor deals with big companies? Or are you more interested in carrying out a sports event?

If the answer is “yes” to any of the above – if you like to organise or be creative with crafts – you are just the person we are looking for! Planning and carrying out the events of Condus is fun and a great chance to get to know other students also from other majors! Joining is not a commitment – you can take part as much or as little as you want. Join at any time!

Contact Tacomo via email (tapahtumat[a] or join the Facebook group.


Are you interested in different cultures and international matters? Would you like to get to know people from different cultures all over the world and organise events together? Or perhaps your English skills need some practice? If so, join the Condus International Committee!

The international committee runs the international things in our faculty, plans and organizes different kind of events for and with our international students and creates opportunities for Finnish students and exchange students to get to know each other. The activities of the committee are completely in English so that everyone can join. No commitments – you can join the action as much or as little as you want at any time. At the moment we are planning the international sitsit held in February, feel free to take part in planning and arranging!

For information on meetings and events, join the Facebook group or contact via email international[a]