The Monthly Lyytiset is LYY’s and The University of Lapland’s monthly newsletter to all students. In the newsletter you can find information on current affairs and a recap of last month’s important subjects. You can send feedback about the newsletter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The end of spring has passed quickly at LYY. In April, the student Wappu was celebrated. Much work has also been done in the field of advocacy. The tutors have been selected and trained, and a studio has been built in the subject organization premises, which the tutors will be able to utilize in their activities. Long-term advocacy work has again produced results for student well-being: From 1.6. The implementation of the sports passport was transferred from the Lapland University Sports to LYY. At the same time, the sports passport will be renewed into the Wellness Pass. The sale of the wellness pass starts with an exciting Early Bird offer!
Gradually, however, it is time to move on to summer pastures. All students who spend their summers in Rovaniemi can join LYY’s summer pals Facebook group and find something to do for the summer.
Information from the University
Updated COVID-19 guidelines effective as of 1 June
The University is making plans to gradually resume its campus operations in autumn 2021 led by the guidelines of the authorities and according to the COVID-19 exit strategy prepared by the University’s COVID-19 response group.
As of the beginning of June, university staff may return to campus provided that the COVID-19 situation allows it. Members of staff may work remotely in Finland when the duties do not require presence on campus. The guidelines will apply until the end of the year. The guidelines will be updated when necessary.
Restrictions are eased from 1.6. at the Lapland Hospital District. At the moment, it looks like we could get to meet each other on campus in the fall (knock on wood)! We asked students about the influences of the Corona, and it is clear that based on it, that there is also a demand for flexibility in studies. That is why it is important to find a functional model for future education.
Antti Eteläaho, Adviser of Educational and Social Affairs
The Executive Board
The school year is coming to an end. All in all, the spring has been multi-phased and sometimes also brought challenging operating environments. However, the early part of the year also brought a lot of good, OKM’s tutoring project got off to a good start, the Wellness pass was taken over by the student union and the long advocacy work culminated in the opening of the study psychologist’s recruit.
The Council of Representatives
At the last meeting of the Representative Council on 24.5. it was decided, among other things, to supplement the working groups and the members of the Central Election Commission and to approve the financial statements, annual report and auditor’s report for 2020.
In addition, the Council of Representatives made various decisions concerning LYY companies. With the May meeting, the Representative Council wrapped up the spring semester and is now heading for the summer holidays. Many thanks for this spring to the representatives, the board, the employees and our amazing members!
As soon as the summer turns to early autumn, it is time to turn our eyes to the forthcoming Council of Representatives elections, the actual election day of which will be in early November. If you are interested in working for the Representative Council and would like to know more about our duties or, for example, running for office, please feel free to contact the Chair of the Council.
A wonderful and relaxing summer for everyone!
Emilia Haapalainen, The Chair of the Council of Representatives
- Have a nice summer!