The Student Union of the University of Turku | Newsletter 41/2017
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Student Union Council Elections 2017

In the elections for the Student Union Council on 1 – 8 November 2017, 41 representatives will be chosen among the eligible members of the TYY to the Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku.

The voting begins on 1 November at 10am
The voting ends on 8 November at 4pm

The voting is done electronically and is open around the clock.

Apply now to become a Student Ambassador of South-West Finland!

Are you a degree student living in South-West Finland? Would you like to spread your love for the region through your own international network? Would you like to network and get connected with other international and internationally minded people in the region? If you said yes, you might be the Student Ambassador, we are looking for!

>> More info about Ambassador Network

>> Apply here

Take part in DAY@WORK and get to know Finnish companies

Would you like to be acquainted with the Finnish working culture, in particular a Turku-based company and its daily routines? Would you like to tell about customs and culture related to work in your home country? If You say “yes”, then You are welcome to join the event DAY@WORK!

Turku Chamber of Commerce and World Trade Center together with POLKU project organize a whole day visit in a Finnish company during the period of November 2017- January 2018. Take advantage of this opportunity and supply your application by 15 October. 

>> Apply here

Apply Now and Become an Ambassador of Finland University!

Finland University is now looking for international student ambassadors to assist in the student recruitment and marketing activities of the Finland University member universities. Chosen ambassadors are provided with mobile phone to keep!

We are looking for 8-10 student ambassadors for the period of 1st of October 2017 – 31st of May 2018. Send us an email by 8th of October 2017 at

>> Read more

Open positions for Student Representatives

>> The Board of the University of Turku

>> The University of Turku Collegiate Council

>> The Faculty Councils and the Board of Turku School of Economics

>> Advisory Boards of the Library of the University of Turku

Learn Finnish With TYY

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

University's News

>> Main Building Doors Locked, Entrance to Disco through Natura

>> Answer a library survey on info screens – win a book prize! 

>> Are you looking for international newspapers and magazines? Use PressReader! 



Working in Finland week

Studying in Finland and want to stay here after graduation? The week is for all higher education international students. All programme will be in English. Some of the events have sign up in advance.


Wednesday 11 October 
At 13-15 Practise job interview in the Career Services
At 14:15-16 How to start a business in Finland 
At 17-19 Boost After work visit

Thursday 12 October
At 10-11:30 Internships Info for foreign students 
At 13-15 CV clinic in the Career Services, possibility to take photo for CV

Friday 13 October
At 9:30-11:30 LinkedIn clinic in the Career Services 

>> Details and sign up information

Other Events

9.-13.10. Working in Finland week

11.10. Student After Work with Boost

12.10. Board Game night with ISTU

12.10. Fiesta Latina!

12.10. Jonne party

15.10. ISTU learns Yoga

19.10. 90s vs 00s party

26.10. TYY International Council's second meeting of autumn semester

26.10. TYY Council Election Market

TYY's 95th Annual Ball

In November the student union celebrates the day of its founding. Celebratory Banquet and the preceding cocktail party create the most festive day of TYYs year. This year, our celebrations are bigger and more festive than previous years, since we are celebrating our 95th anniversary along with the 100-year-old Finland.

This year the main celebration is held November 11th in Turun VPK-talo and the academic herring breakfast will take place the following day in  Q-House. The week of celebrations has a wide range of different events from group singing to the festivities of Porthans day. 

>> Enrollment form

Student After Work with Boost 11 October 

As a part of Working in Finland Week, Boost will join in with an after work event for exchange students! You are very welcome to Boost Academy, our new mothership space at University campus! The space offers co-working area along with the possibility to work along with local entrepreneurs.

Let's have a casual get together and talk about entrepreneurship!

>> Read more

Participate in Turku Student Magazine's reader survey and win 300 €!

We want to know what you think about Turku Student Magazine (Turun ylioppilaslehti). Both praise and scorn are welcome, let's make the magazine even better!
The survey responses close on Sunday 15 October 2017. We will draw a winner among all the participants and the winner will receive a cash prize of 300 euros.

Student survey about entrepreneurship

Take part in a student survey about entrepreneurship and innovation studies and make a difference in developing your university! The survey is a part of a national Yrtti-project carried out by Finnish Education Evaluation Centre. The results will be published in 2018.

>> Read more

CampusSport has opened a new gym

CampusSport has opened a new gym in the western part of the city center. The address of the new Formis gym is Ajurinkatu 2, Turku. The gym is open from Monday to Sunday 7-23. You can access all CampusSport’s sports services by paying the reasonable fee EUR 66 / 88 for the whole academic year (students / staff). You can pay the fee at the online store on website

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The Student Union of the University of Turku
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