ASK info 2014/08

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WELCOME TO ARCADA!
We wish all freshmen welcome to Arcada, and all older students welcome back. This is ASK Info, an info letter that is published every other week, sometimes more often. If you have information you feel you want to add you can contact us.

TUTORS
ASK has trained a group of students to be tutors, and to be available especially during the first weeks to help you find your way, and to get started with your student life. The best way to recognize tutors is by their t-shirts and overalls in different colors.

ARCADA STUDENT UNION – ASK
ASK is all Arcada students’ voice in Arcada, no matter if they are members or not. To become active within the Student Union and affect it or to get a student card, you need to become a member of ASK. You can also like us on Facebook; Arcada studerandekår – ASK.

OPENING OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR
Arcada is organizing the Opening of the academic year on September 3 at 3:00pm in the Big auditorium. After the program we have an open house at the Cor-house.

KICK OFF
ASK is orgnanizing the Kick Off-party in Kaivohuone on September 3 at 10:00pm. Tickets  are 3€/ ASK member, 5€/other (5€ at the door) and are sold on the Big square 27.8-2.9 kl. 10am-1pm.

GULIS
ASK is organizing the Gulis on September 10. Tickets will be sold on the Big square 4.-8.9 kl. 10am-1pm. All sign-ups are binding. The ticket for Gulis is 8 € (including the afterparty) and the tickets for only the afterparty are 3€/ ASK member, 5€/other (5€ at the door).

STUDENT CARD
It’s time to renew your student card!With the student card you get access to HSL’s and VR’s student priced tickets as well as student priced lunches. You also get access to many more awesome discounts by registering on www.myfrank.fi.

E-MAIL
Remember that your Arcada e-mail is your most important tool during your studies! You can also install the e-mail on your phone. For more information on this go to wiki.arcada.fi.

NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR PASSWORD!
The fall is a great time of the year, but it’s also the time for phishing e-mails (e-mails that ask you for your usernames and passwords for e-mail accounts). Remember that no legit service provider will ever ask you for your log-in details, and that you should under no circumstances give them out. This will lead to blacklisting of e-mails etc, so it will not only cause problems for you, but everyone you study with!

HELP WITH TECHNOLOGY?
Arcada’s Help Desk is there to assist both students and staff in questions concerning IT. If you have any problems with passwords or other similar issues please contact them.

COPIES
Copies can be bought from ASK’s office on the second floor of the Cor-house during opening hours (Monday-Friday 10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm). If you have problems please
contact the staff or the board members.

STUDENT MEALS
As a student you have the right to KELA-subsidized meals. To get your meal at the subsidized price you must prove you are a student at every purchase. The staff at the restaurant is obliged to ask you for proof. As proof you can use a valid student card or the KELA meal subsidy card.

You also need to be careful when choosing your meal that you only take foods from one menu, otherwise the staff is obliged to charge you for several meals. Information of the meals can be found at the beginning of the line. There you can also find the menu for the week and nutritional facts of the meals. If you have a need for special diets or questions about the food, please contact the restaurant staff.

Remember that you can buy lunch tickets in advance and make the lunch line in Arcada faster during rush hour. More information about Amica’s services in Arcada can be found on Amica’s website