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The Student Union Newsletter 21/2016

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Get ready for a long hot summer

Summer is approaching, are you ready? TYY has gathered summer information packet for you.

International students are generally satisfied with TYY’s communications

The Student Union of the University of Turku conducted communication survey for the international students this spring. The survey examined how international students find out about TYY, which are the communication channels they follow, whether they are satisfied with the communication in English and in addition what they know about the University’s employment projects. More than 60 international students participated in the survey,


TYY granted activity support to its sub-organisations

Activity support is granted during the entire year. An organisation can then use it in any way it wishes. In 2016 TYY granted activity support in total 70 000 euros.

Learn Finnish with Kielisilta language programme

The city of Turku has launched Kielisilta language learning programme. The programme is part of Polku project that is aiming to improve international students' employability in Turku area. 

TYY’s Mexico project's annual report 2015 ready

TYY has been doing long-term development cooperation with Wixarika indigenous people in Mexico. The current project 2014-2016 has focused on supporting high school in Santa Catarina, in the state of Jalisco. The aim is to get the school public status so that the teachers would get their salary from the state. 

TYY's 0.7% development cooperation donations decided for 2016

Student Union's Development Cooperation Wing has chosen two development cooperation projects that will get a donation worth of 0.7% of TYY's annual budget. This year the focus was on education and gender equality, especially projects that are suffering from the cuts in the Foreign Ministry’s financial support. Seven organisations applied for 0.7% donation and among them Development Cooperation Wing elected Shiffa ry and Aurora Borealis ry.

On the University Intranet

>> University Activities: Kristian Dorra Became a Scuba Diving Enthusiast 
>> Comment on New Publication Policy before Discussion Session on 30 May 

>> Exceptional opening time for libraries, 26th of May 

>> New University Brochure and Annual Report Offer the Latest Information 


Mentorship Programme 2016 for international students in Turku

During the spring/summer of 2016 POLKU-project will be starting a joint mentorship programme for interested international students studying in any of the HEI:s in Turku. The aim of the mentorship programme is to provide information about Finnish working life for the mentorees. 

The student unions of the universities in Turku (TYY, ÅAS), the student union of the Novia University of Applied Sciences (Novium), and the Turku University of Applied Science (TUAS) run a starting package storage where exchange students can borrow a package with household items which they then return before they leave Turku.

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