Condus’ Monthly Newsletter 10/2018


Stress Less -Wellbeing Event 1.11.

Are you tired and stressed out? Are your studies, work, volunteer student organizational work or life in general keeping you down? Do you feel you need help coping with stress? Do you feel that talk about well being usually only just talk? Would you like to train yourself and talk about this issue more?

We can offer you light in the middle of darkness of Fall. Welcome to our Stress Less -event, organized by Condus! Stress Less will be held on Thursday 1.11. at 16-19.30 in Minerva Plaza (Siltavuorenpenger 5 A, K2-floor). Here we can discuss about an important and yet still rarely discussed matter that is student well being and stress endured by students. This event is meant for students of all ages, of all professions and of all year groups. Before the event starts we will have a few fun and useful exercises regarding well being – the event itself will have several speakers and various workshops on coping with stress. Come along to learn new skills and knowledge in a laid back and relaxed environment!

There is still time to come along to provide ideas and plan the event – any helping hand is gladly appreciated when it comes to planning and on the day itself, you can help as much as your able to provide. Join our Facebook-group and send us an email at hyvinvointitiimi[a]


Upcoming Events


10.10. Condus Amazing Race

Brain cells, ingenuity and wit – these are the things you need in this challenging city orienteering! Condus Amazing Race is one of the biggest events of the fall and traditionally it has been sold out very quickly. Didn’t manage to gather a team before registration? Not to worry: keep an eye on for the Facebook-event – – some teams might still need reinforcements!

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16.10.  Condus Masquerade sitsit

Condus is organizing Masquerade sitsit at Alina-sali for 80 eager sitsit attendants. Make sure you get your ticket and start planning for your mask for the Ball! There will be food and merriment and drinks galore, a lot of fun and new and old faces to meet and to mingle with. So give the sitsit a go and come join us for a unforgettable evening of fun and merriment! #Condusinternational

More information can be found in the Facebook-event.

Other Events

10 – 24 November 2018 HYY 150 FESTIVAL

November is dedicated to HYY’s volunteer activities. The HYY150 Festival puts together the best events of the organisations and committees operating under HYY. The two-week programme culminates in the Student Union’s 150th Anniversary on 24 November.

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Comstart!-improvisation club

Comstart! is Condus’s improv-club, which organizes improv exercises throughout the whole fall. Comstart! can serve as your spring board to Käyttiksen speksi, the campus’s theater club. So if you’ve ever dreamed of staring in the campus play, come train with Comstart!

  • 10/10/2018 16:00 – 18:00 Aurora, draama 706
  • 24/10/2018 16:00 – 18:00 Aurora, draama 706
  • 07/11/2018 16:00 – 18:00 Aurora, draama 706
  • 21/11/2018 16:00 – 18:00 Aurora, draama 707
  • 05/12/2018 16:00 – 18:00 Aurora, draama 706
  • 19/12/2018 16:00 – 18:00 Aurora, draama 706

Future board meetings and committee meetings

The organizations Fall Meeting

12.11. klo 18 @ Gustavus Rex

Board meetings

11.10. at 18:00 @ Conddoori (Note that in the earlier newsletter the meeting was scheduled to be 8.10., but the date has been changed after that)
30.10. at 17:00 @ Conddoori
20.11. at 17:00 @ Conddoori
12.12. at 16:00 @ Gustavus Rex

Committee meetings

Upcoming Student Rights Committee Meetings:

15.10. klo 18:00 @ Condoori
Date for November’s meeting will be announced later
3.12. klo 18:00. Place will be announced later

Poll about the premises is open until 31st of October 2018

A poll for all Siltavuori students about the premises is still open. We want to hear wishes and ideas from the premises’ users to make them better and also to know what already works!

The poll is about Conddoori in Siltavuorenpenger and Gustavus Rex.

The poll is open until October 31st. You can find it here.

Greetings from the Equality Committee Meeting

The Equality Committee had its first meeting of the fall on Thursday September 20th. There was discussion, among other things, about practices and rules at sitsit and how equal they are. Other big discussion topic was the betterment of feeling of togetherness in our faculty.

The dean had decided to form an equality group. Committee members will be for example at the faculty meeting.

Check the memo from the Equality Committee meeting here (in Finnish):

Join the discussion and participate in the interview!

Global Pedagogical Practices Influencing Student Self-Efficacy in International Classrooms

Faculty Event: Monday, October 15th at 3 pm Minerva K113

Join Professor  Rachel Heiser, Director of Academic Support Services at Bryn Mawr College, to discuss the American liberal arts education experience. This discussion will allow for open dialogue to explore today’s student experience and global higher education trends, engendering a greater understanding of available pathways to encourage student self-efficacy, resilience, and retention.

Faculty and Student Meetings: Tuesday, October 16th and Wednesday, October 17th  – Minerva Building, Floor K1 Lobby Area – Please sign up via SignUpGenius:

These informal meetings will be conducted with students and faculty to explore the Finnish approach to pedagogy, as well as the challenges and opportunities faced in the classroom in promoting student self-efficacy.

Other matters of education:

In the interest of time, educational matters have not been translated, since most are not pertinent for example to exchange students. If you would like to know more or have any questions, please contact us at hallitus[a]