At the University of Turku, the first period of the academic year 2020–2021 will be mainly organised as distance learning until 25 October 2020. The exception is for new degree students and exchange students, who are welcome on the Turku, Pori and Rauma campuses, taking into account health and safety. Students arriving from abroad have to observe quarantine-like arrangements for 14 days after entering the country.
TYY monitors student interests to minimise the negative impact of the exceptional circumstances.
It is important for the Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY) that students also receive tools, facilities and support during exceptional circumstances.
"We will continue the discussion with the University management. I understand that the University wants to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at the University. At the same time, it’s important to us that students can continue their normal student life and feel part of the University community”, Sofia Engblom, the Chair of the Executive Board of the Student Union says.
TYY, in cooperation with the University's management and welfare services, has conducted a survey that examines how the corona time has affected the student's daily life, ability to study and well-being. In total 1,200 students answered the survey and the results of the survey will be utilised in TYY's advocacy work and university working groups. TYY will process the results and communicate about them on its channels in the near future.
“The continuation of exceptional circumstances will certainly have an impact on student well-being, and we will do advocacy work to minimise the negative impact,” Engblom promises.