The Student Union of the University of Turku | Newsletter 47/2017
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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.

>> Find out more

Eleven people applied for TYY's Executive Board

There will be a Chair as well as five to seven other Executive Board members, each of which has his or her own area of responsibility. The Student Union Council decides the new Executive Board on its meeting on 28 November. 

SYL 2017: The vision for higher education to be implemented in an encouraging way, taking the long-term view

The General Assembly of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) considers the goals of the Ministry of Education and Culture’s vision for higher education to be good in the main. However, the Assembly demands that the target is primarily achieved by incentive measures and that in future years, education must be properly invested in.

Miika Tiainen was elected SYL President 2018

The General Assembly of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL), representing all of Finland’s close to 132,000 university students, has elected SYL’s 2018 Board. The meeting also decided on next year’s plan of work as well as SYL’s new policy paper. SYL’s President for 2018 is Miika Tiainen, 23, TYY.

Turku Finnish University Society grants scholarships to Degree Students

The Turku Finnish University Foundations is offering scholarships for the degree students of the University of Turku, who are in the final stages of their studies. The divided sum is approximately 30,000 euros. The amount of each scholarship is 1 000 euros. Application period is from 15 November to 15 December 2017.

Learn Finnish With TYY

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



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.

Come join us at the Mental Health Week!

TYY is organising a Mental Health Awareness Week on week 47, during which TYY’s Equality Wing (former Accessibility Wing) is arranging lots of interesting events. During the Mental Health Awareness Week the Wing will also post links, news and blog posts about mental health on its Facebook page! Come like us on Facebook!


23.11. Mauerfest

24.11. Cultural Evening – Kulttuuri-ilta

24.11. Food & Hope event - free food served

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

29.11. Autumn meeting of Korkkivika

29.11. Board Game Night

29.11. CV-Clinic

30.11. The Day of Free Education

The Day of Free Education

30 November is the Day of Free Education! Free education is the cornerstone of the Finnish education system. The student movement wants to focus attention on equal opportunities for all students to study in Finnish universities. The hashtag of the campaign is #maksutonkoulutus (or #freeeducation). Share your own thoughts and take part in the discussion!

Read the ideas about free education here:

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

CampusSport’s members will get free entry to TUTO’s ice hockey matches

If you still don’t use CampusSport’s sports services, it is excellent time to start now! In addition to getting all the sports services with one fee, you will get a free entry to TUTO’s ice hockey matches! If you want to use this advantage you need to pay the sports fee and register by November 30.

>> Read more on CampusSport’s website

University's News

>> Welcome to a FUTURES FAIR on Wednesday 13.12. at 13:00–18:00 @Turku School of Economics 

>> Power Cut in the University Hill Buildings and No Access to the Facilities on 23 Nov, at 1–5am 

>> Loan period of library laptops extended

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