Stimulus ry is a subject association for psychology students at the University of Jyväskylä. It was founded in 1961 and now contains about 400 members. We are therefore one of the most active subject associations in our university and warmly welcome you to be a part of it!
The aim of our subject association is both to guard the interests of its members and to represent students in the field. It also participates in the development of overall studying conditions. As a community, Stimulus strives to be as accessible, inclusive and equal as possible. We organize a wide range of activities such as different kinds of events and trainings every year.
Becoming a member of Stimulus as an international student
As a psychology student you can become a member of Stimulus! We strongly recommend joining us because being a part of a subject association is a major part of being a student here in Finland. By becoming a member you will be able to join our events and be entitled to various membership benefits our membership provides. Those benefits consist of for example discounts to some stores and restaurants in Jyväskylä and they can be taken in use with a Stimulus sticker, which students get when they join our subject association. You can find the membership benefits on our website after you've joined Stimulus.
How can you become our member? It's very simple. Just pay the membership fee 5 € to our bank account FI31 5290 0240 1429 09 with reference number 102034. By sending or showing us the receipt of the payment, either the international correspondents or the secretary will give you the Stimulus sticker which you can stick on, for example, your physical student card (or any other card). After that, you will be a true stimppa! Remember that you can also attend our events here on the website: https://www.stimulus.fi/ilmoittautuminen.php
The rules of the online sign up and participation for the Stimulus events
1. If you have signed up for an event, you are committed to pay the possible participation fee to the given account with a reference number/message by the time of the due date.
2. The sign up of the people on the waiting list is also binding when the sign up is still open on the website. However, if you're on the waiting list and don't make it to the quota, you're not obligated to pay the fee of the event.
3. If you can't make it to the event, you have to cancel your participation before the sign up closes on the website. If the sign up on the website is already closed and you can't make it to the event (in the case of sickness etc.), you are obligated to report about your cancellation to the correspondant of the event.
4. The sign up for the free events is also binding. If the person repeadetly misses the events she/he has signed up for, the right to take part to the events can be withholded from her/him.
5. Also the people on the waiting list need to cancel their participation if they are not going to take part on the event.
6. The cancellation of the participation happens by contacting the correspondent of the event via email or phone.
7. If the cancellation is not handled in the right way or in the given time, the person is obligated to pay the enrolment fee, even though she/he wouldn't take part to the event.
8. If the time limit for cancelling your participation has been closed you can sell your participation forward. In this situation it is on the sellers responsibility to pass on the payment instructions to the buyer, because if the payment is delayed or missing the consequences are directed to the person who originally signed up for the event. This person is also obligated to report the name of the new participant/payer to the Stimulus' accountant and to the person who is in charge of the event. The original person who signed up for the event is therefore obligated to make sure that the participation fee is payed on the Stimulus' bank account.
9. If the participation fee has not been registered on Stimulus' bank account within 7 days from the given due date, a notification will be sent to the participant.
10. If the payment has not been delivered within 3 weeks from the due date, another notification will be sent to the participant and the participant will be added to the Stimulus' black list.
11. A person who is on the black list is not entitled to participate the Stimulus' events, and this includes both free and chargeable events. The event registration of the person on the black list is deleted without a warning.
12. You can get off the black list by paying your undone payments and by reporting the payments to the Stimulus' accountant.
13. You are not allowed to bring any illegal substances to Stimulus' events or participate the events under the influence. The person who has brought narcotics to the event or is caught using them will be expelled from the event location and will also receive a ban to Stimulus' events for the next 3-12 months. In problematic situations the police will be contacted.
14. Photos taken in the Stimulus' events are published only on Stimulus' own social media, eg. Facebook and Instagram. The event participant is committed to notify the Stimulus' public communicator if the participant does not want photos of them to be published.