Aalto University Campus & Real Estate (ACRE) maintains, develops and rents out Aalto University facilities in Otaniemi and Töölö. We also build new concepts and shared facilities for parties outside the university, thus turning Otaniemi into a unique partnership centre and the most inspiring campus in the world.
13 000 euros to the students' wellbeing - vote for the best idea!
At the start of the 2022 academic year, Aalto University students were asked how they would like to spend 13,000 euros from the university's budget for campus development under the theme of students' wellbeing on campus. The idea was based on the 'one euro for every student' participatory budget project, which was organised for the first time last year. The goal is to develop the campus by involving students in decision making.
A total of 44 ideas were received both through the community conversation on aalto.fi and the Webropol form.
'Thank you to all the students who participated in the brainstorming! We received great, different kind of imaginative proposals. Some of the proposals we are promoting in the university's everyday actions. And all the proposals, which did not meet the scope of this particular project, we forwarded to the right parties who are in charge of these issues', says Head of Planning Raili Pönni.
The project organisers (representatives from the university, Aalto University Campus & Real Estate and Aalto University Student Union) reviewed all ideas and selected plausible ones for voting. All five proposals meet the main criteria of the pilot, which were student wellbeing, inclusivity, accessibility and sustainability, budget and timetable.
If you have any questions on the pilot, please contact Project Manager Aapo Pihkala, [email protected].
Vote for the best idea by 30.11.2022!
Now it’s time to determine which idea will be implemented in spring 2023. Vote for the best idea here (Webropol form).
The winner will be announced on January 2023. Five ideas selected for voting are described below.
Ideas on how to spend 13 000 euros of the university budget
Find all the five proposals and details below.
Naps between lectures or after lunch help refresh the brain and improve memory. Sound-proof sleeping pods or capsules would be an effective way to increase the chance for students to snooze on campus. Better sleep promotes learning outcomes, happiness and energy.
With the project, it would be possible to implement 2-3 sleeping capsules.
While playing ping-pong, you can get to know new people and have more social interaction. Playing is also an easy and quick way to move and have fun.
With the project, it would be possible to implement several movable table tennis tables either indoors or outdoors on campus.
In the sensory room, you can take short breaks of a few minutes and let your thoughts calm down during the day. There would be lounge chairs in the sensory room, and the babbling of the water, the song of a bird or other pleasant reading could be heard in the background.
With the project, one suitable space on the campus will be used to create a sensory room, which can accommodate around 5-10 people to take a break.
Movable swings or other equipment that supports students' outdoor activities in an outdoor space somewhere on the campus. With the activity equipment you could meet friends, breathe in oxygen, exercise and support playful, positive energy.
With the project, few operational tools could be acquired for the campus.
Art, technology and science combine artifact that represents the university and its student and staff. Artifact would motivate and unify the whole Aalto community, encourage to develop and help to bring new ideas. It could also represent wider the humanity and world.
With the project, artifact could be realized as student work.