Students of Aalto, Oana from Romania, Master’s Programme in Water and Environmental Engineering 

Hi! 

My name is Oana and I’m a Water and Environmental Engineering master’s student originally from Romania. This is the story of how I’ve come to call Finland my home and Aalto University my school. It is a thrilling (hopefully!) adventure spanning several years and three countries. 

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The Curious Case of a Time Travelling Letter

It would be an ordinary day for most of you following same routines to get up have breakfast and go to school or work. To me it was special because today was my birthday. As I was anxiously looking for the greetings I may have received, I got an email you have received an email from March 2016”. I was swept away from my feet and immediately anxious to know its contents.  

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Students of Aalto, Shuangyi from China, Master’s Programme in Management and International Business

Hello Everyone! Moi!  

My name is ShuangyiAfter finishing my bachelor study in Hunan ChinaI went to Finland and started new journey. Now I’m finalizing my master studies in Aalto University School of Business, with my focus on international strategy and business analysis. 

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Students of Aalto, Svitlana from Ukraine, Master’s Programme in Security and Cloud Computing (SECCLO) (Erasmus Mundus)

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My name is Svitlana. I’m an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree student in Security and Cloud Computing from Ukraine. Just a year ago, I started my application process with a big hope to become an Aalto student, and I did. I clearly remember the moment of receiving the letter from Hogwarts (Aalto). I was speechless and delighted, my life was about to change, and this change was so exciting.   

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Tips and tricks in online learning

Not a while ago, we all had to switch from in-person studies to online. It started a new area of education, required a change in our study habits, and brought many new tools to our daily usage. Now starting a class in the morning associates more with clicking on the Zoom link, joining the Teams conversation rather than sitting in the actual class with other students. No wonder, new circumstances require new solutions. Zoom, Teams, Telegram become an indefeasible part of our student life.  

In this blog post, weSvitlana and Katarzyna, decided to share our tips and tricks in the usage of online learning platforms, making our online studies more efficient and organized. 

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Review of campus’s student restaurants in Otaniemi

Have you tried all the campus restaurants in Otaniemi? No worries if you haven’t because I have and I will let you know my favorites. Usually the student lunch costs 2,70€ and it includes warm food/soup, different salad options, bread and water/milk/juice. There is always an option for meat and vegetarian. You can also order a la carte dishes for around 5€ like pizza, steaks and hamburgers. You can find Otaniemi’s student restaurants and menus from hereNext I will tell you more about the seven student restaurants and their dishes that I tried. 
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Don’t be too hard on yourself

Lost hope and a little depressed?
Struggling to find meaning at days end?
Don’t panic and have some rest,
Don’t be too hard on your self!

Can’t tell apart the days, weeks or a year that has left?
Wasted time with little to no progress?
Its okay not to be your best,
Don’t be too hard on your self!

Broken hearts and friendships gained,
Some things can still be the same,
Don’t isolate and be in pain,
Let yourself find that love again.

Humanity is again put through a test!
Our resolve will be the best,
Take one step and see what’s next,
Don’t be too hard on your self!


Saad Azhar
Building Technology
Aalto study options
Contact email: aaltosquad(at)aalto.fi