The Student Union of the University of Turku | Newsletter 33/2017
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New international student, welcome to Turku!

The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY) would like to welcome you to Turku and to the University of Turku. We are happy to have you here and we wish to meet you at the Orientation Course!

Student Union Council decides on TYY Executive board's responsibilities for the remaining semester

TYY's board member Ali Benkherouf has graduated and can no longer be part of the board. Student Union Council decides on possible new member of the board for the remaining semester. The meeting is held 23 August. If you are interested in being part of TYY's Executive Board for the remaining semester, please contact the Student Union Council group of your choise by 21 August. 

New name for the Language Centre

The Language Centre is now the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and in Finnish Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus. This name change was decided upon by the staff of the newly centralized Language Centre to better reflect the full range of its work in the university.

Chance to learn Swedish online!

The Finland Swedish Online Development Team from Helsinki University is developing an online course where you can learn Finland Swedish, i.e. the type of Swedish spoken in Finland. Right now the team is doing the final testing (beta-test) before the course can be released and you can be one of the first to try our course and let us know what you think and how we can make it even better.



Get annual sticker for your student card from TYY Service Desk

You can get annual stickers from TYY Service Desk during opening hours as well as from Medisiina during special dates. Remember to sign up for academic year 2017-2018 before picking up the sticker.

  • TYY Service Desk is open during Monday-Wednesday and Friday at 10–11 and 12–14 and Thursdays at 12–15.
  • The Service Desk has extended opening hours on 28 August to 8 September on Monday-Thursday 10–17 and Fridays at 10–15. 
  • You can also get your sticker in Medisiina during  21 to 22 August at 10–13. 

Problems with ordering the student card

Ordering the student card/ digital app from is at the moment not possible without Finnish id number. Card company Frank has been notified about the problem and they try to solve the it as soon as possible. We will update on our website and TYY International Facebook page as soon as the card ordering works normally.

We are sorry for the inconvenience!

Events Calendar

29.8. Get Finnish identity code at campus

30.8. Get Finnish identity code at campus

4.9. International Board Game Evening

5.9. Opening carnival

7.9. TYYlikäs avaus (opening party)

13.9. Lost in Turku

13.9. Welcome Party Autumn 2017

Donate to TYY's development cooperation projects and renovation costs of the Q-House!

This year you can donate the desired amount to TYY's development cooperation projects and Q-House’s renovation and furniture costs by paying the amount directly to TYYs collection account. You can also donate a smaller or larger amount.

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The Student Union of the University of Turku
Ylioppilastalo B, Second Floor
Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 B
20500 TURKU
+358 44 796 1067

Opening hours:
Mon-Wed and Fri at 10-11 and 12-14,
Thu 12-15