The Student Union of the University of Turku | Newsletter 8/2017
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The annual downhill sledging event Fastlaskiainen by students from the universities and universities of applied sciences will be held on Shrove Tuesday February 28 on Vartiovuori. The event is organized by TYY, ÅAS, TUO and Novium and all citizens of Turku and other like-minded are welcome. The festive day includes downhill sledging, some appetizers, music and contests between the executive boards of the student unions and associations. 

>> Enroll your team in the traditional downhill sledging competition of Fastlaskiainen!

Time to gear up for Finnish working life

TYY organised once again Working in Finland seminar in collaboration with Career Services of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi. The programme included interesting topics based on previous year’s feedback and several student cases.

Help us to improve the Language Centre and win movie tickets!

Help us to improve our Language Centre so that students in the future do not have to face the same problems as you. At the same time, you can thank and give feedback on the successful courses. The results of the survey are presented at the Language Centre in its own staff day on 10 March. We will also get Language Centre’s own feedback on possible problematic matters.

>> Link to the survey

Apply now to become a student tutor for 2017-2018

We are looking for Student Tutors for the new students, who are entering the University of Turku in the beginning of the Academic year 2017-2018. You can apply during February 2017 by submitting the application of your Faculty, see the list on intranet.


Rosette Skating 2017

On Saturday 25.2. ÅAS, TYY, TUO and Novium will organize rosette skating for both Finnish students and international students at Kupittaa skating worm. The kick-off is at 13.00 and we will continue until 15.00. If you don’t own ice skates, you can rent them for 3€ (take student card with you in order to get the student discount). Invite your friends to the event and come to meet new Finnish and international friends!

Events Calendar

22.2. Calculator-party

23.2. Russian Party

25.2. Rosette Skating 2017

27.2. SHO: Get to know you tea

28.2. Fastlaskiainen

1.3. Green Left Newbie Night

Discounts in Unica restaurants for doctoral students

Happy news for doctoral students: as a member of the Student Union, you will now get lunch with reduced price in all Unica campus restaurants*. Doctoral students’ lunch costs € 5.20. (*Nutritio, Ruiskatu 8 is not included in the discount).

► See the menus and locations on Unica's website

Thesis: Finnish Students are Happier in School"

"We have a very good international reputation, but Finnish students are happier in school. Korean schools are very competitive," says Yoojin Kim, whos Master's thesis compared the role of homeroom teachers in study guidance in Korea and Finland. 

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