The Student Union of the University of Turku | Newsletter 39/2017
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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 is done electronically and is open around the clock.

Each student of the University of Turku registered as attending and who is a member of TYY has the right to vote and is eligible to stand as a candidate, except for the regular staff of the Student Union and people in leading positions in the companies of the Student Union. 

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Language Circles have started again!

Language Circles are a free time activity coordinated by the Centre for Language and Communication studies, and they're meant for the students of University of Turku. Language Circles are a great opportunity to get to know other people, cultures and languages. Groups are available in different languages, and the idea is to use that specific language in the group so that the native speakers can help non-native speakers practice their language skills.

If you want to join a group, contact the group leader. 

>> Find additional information from the intranet

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

Application period for the Universitas Turku 2017 grants is now open

Universitas Turku project wants to use that knowledge for the benefit students themselves. Universitas Turku Project gives student associations grants that they can use in order to organise courses, event and all kinds of activities that advance learning and academic activities among students. Universitas Turku Project is organised together by the University of Turku and the Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY).

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.

Learn Finnish With TYY

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


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.


Monday 9 October
At 10-11 Visit at Public employment services 
At 12-13:30 Career Planning and Job Seeking lecture in the Career Services 

Tuesday 10 October
At 11-12 Info lecture about Polku project in Career Services
At 13-14:30 CV clinic in the Career Services, possibility to take photo for CV

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

Sustainable Development Week

Programme (NB: changes are possible!)

Monday 2 October

At 10-12 Opening of the week, Fair trade breakfast
At 18 Insect evening at TYY's office (lecture part in Finnish but suitable for all)

Tuesday 3 October

At 18 Fair trade wine tasting by Korkkivika (The event is Full)

Wednesday 4 October

12:15-14:15 Working life event (in Finnish)

Thursday 5 October

At 12-15 Recykkel's bike repairing event
At 18 Kinokopla's documentary evening in Logomo: Little Yellow Boots (In English with Finnish subtitles, suitable for all)

Friday 6 October

At 12-14 Inequality coffee by Development Cooperation Wing, in front of Assarin Ullakko (suitable for all)

Yoga with student friendly price (7,50 €) in Aurajooga. Binding sign ups and payments in cash during the week. (Please note that event is suitable for all but the Yoga instruction is in Finnish.)

Sunday 8 October

Fleamarket and programme about sustainable consuming (suitable for all)

>> See all details

Other Events

28.9. Sauna evening with ISTU

4.10. New friends' evening

12.10. Jonne party

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

New friends' evening

During the sustainable development and well-being week, TYY's wings unite and start looking for new friends. During this evening you will get to participate in speed-friending, a quiz and make the Tree of Good Deeds flourish. Don't be shy or left alone, the friend guarantee is 100%! :)

The event is alcohol-free.

>> Event in Facebook

Kinokopla and TYY presents: Little Yellow Boots 

As a part of Sustainable Development Week, TYY and Movie Club Kinokopla organise joint event to show movie by John Webster, Little Yellow Boots. Movie is in English. Webster will be also present at the event to answer audience’s questions. The tickets are 3 € for those having Kinokopla annual card and 5 € for those without.

Time and place: 5 October, Logomo’s Move 2 theatre at 18.

>> Event in Facebook

AIESEC Turku is recruiting!

AIESEC is a global youth-led organization striving to achieve Peace and Fulfillment of Humankind’s Potential by activating leadership qualities in youth through learning from practical experiences in challenging environments. AIESEC is now recruiting new and enthusiastic youths to join the Youth leadership movement in Finland.

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