The Student Union of the University of Turku | Newsletter 45/2017
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Apply for TYY's Executive Board

TYY Executive Board is a student’s voice. In the Executive Board you can influence the learning environment of the University of Turku and build our common student culture. In the Board you work regularly with the university's administration and other key stakeholders to make the University of Turku a better place to study. The Executive Board has a prominent role in the organisation field. Being in the Board has opened up many opportunities in different kinds of jobs.

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TYY is looking for Wing members

Wings are a part of Students Union and their goal is to make the Student Union a better place for everyone. In the Wings you have freedom to create new free time activities for students and to take care of students’ interests. The Wings are based on four different themes: development cooperation, environment, equality and internationality.

We are looking for both chair and regular members. Application period ends 26 November at 23:59.

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Marks of honour and recognition were granted on Porthan Day’s Celebration Meeting

The traditional Celebration Meeting of the Student Union Council was held on the anniversary day of the Student Union of the University of Turku on 9 November. Porthan's day was also celebrated on the same day. The flag parade to H. G. Porthan's statue has been a tradition since the foundation of TYY in 1922.At the Celebration Meeting of the Student Union Council, the Council granted marks of honour and recognition active students and stakeholders. The Chair of Honour Committee, Lotta Aarikka declared the recipients.

TYY's 0.7 donation supports projects in India and Burkina Faso

TYY has paid the second part of its 0.7 donations in October. This year 0.7 projects are the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä’s project in India and Teria Sira’s project in Burkina Faso. TYY donates 0.7 % of its operating budget to annually changing targets. 0.7 supports projects that are in line with the Agenda 2030 objectives.

Learn Finnish With TYY

Every week we share some words and phrases in TYY International's Facebook page. Follow us and learn some Finnish.


TYY's voter turnout rose again

The voting at the Student Union Council Elections ended on Wednesday 8 November at 16.00. Almost 6000 students voted. TYY elected new Student Union Council for 2018-2019. Student Union Council’s 41 members are the highest decision-making power in the Student Union. The Council was elected for two-year term.

Voting took place electronically from 1 to 8 November. There was no separate advance voting time. A total of 5988 students participated in the voting and the voter turnout was 41.98 %. The turnout rose from the previous elections in 2015 and is the highest in TYY for 37 years.


13.11.SKO Kyykkä 4th game

14.11. Accessibility Wing's Board Game-night

14.11. CV-Clinic

16.11. International Red Cross is recruiting

16.11. Coffee and biscuits for international students

17.11. Winter in Finland

22.11. Chips-beer-vegan sitz party

24.11. Cultural Evening – Kulttuuri-ilta

27.11. SKO-TYYkkä 2017 -tournament (a.k.a Finnish skittles or Karelian skittles)

29.11. Autumn meeting of Korkkivian

29.11. CV-Clinic

International student: Help to improve UTU and win €1000!

The University of Turku is committed to improving the experience of international students. This is your opportunity to comment what is working, what is frustrating and what you think of your university experience so far. The target group of this survey is international students: degree students (bachelor, master, PhD) and exchange students.

>> The survey is open until 1 December.

Organisations: time to apply for TYY International Award 2017

Has your organisation worked hard to encourage international students to participate in your activities? Have you organised successful events that were suitable for both international and domestic students? Besides communicating in English and organising events, TYY International Award winner is an active organisation and eager to improve international students’ possibilities to participate.

>> Suggest your organisation for TYY International Award

Apply for Exchange - North America, ISEP, North2North

The application period is 1.11.-30.11. You can apply for the following places for the next academic year:

  • Bilateral exchange places in North America
  • ISEP programme for studies in the USA and ISEP International-to-International destinations
  • North2North programme to North America, Nordic Countries and Russia

>> Check out intra for more information about the exchange programmes and destinations and how to apply.

University's News

>> Campus Life: 50-Year-Old Wine Club Chevaliers de la Table Rouge

>> Exceptional library opening hours of December and New Year

>> University Board Decided on Building New Juslenia 

>> “Writing a scientific paper and submitting to the right journal”-seminar by Alexandrine Cheronet, Executive Editor Life Sciences, Springer Nature on 22th of November

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