The Student Union of the University of Turku | Newsletter 15/2017
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Take part in TYY’s Member Survey and win a bike

Members are important for us and we want to develop our services. Please, help us by answering our member survey. The survey has own specific questions for international students, doctoral students and students who study in Rauma or Pori. You can also answer with your mobile phone, you only need internet access.

TYY’s Member Survey is open from 10 April to 28 April. All responses will be treated confidentially. If you wish to participate in the raffle of a bike and movie tickets, please leave us your e-mail in the end of the survey. You can also answer without leaving your e-mail if you want.

We will use the results of the survey to develop TYY’s services.

>> Link to Survey

TYY is looking for new members to join the Advisory Board for Development Cooperation (KENKKU) of SYL

Are you inspired by global development and promoting education internationally? We are looking for people with lots of ideas who are committed and motivated to join the Advisory Board for Development Cooperation (KENKKU) of SYL. SYL is Finland’s largest lobby and service organisation for university students. We expect KENKKU members to commit to their tasks and be motivated but KENKKU is also meant for developing your personal expertise. KENKKU members are expected to attend most meetings during their term.

Exchange students: participate in survey and help to improve exchange students' wellbeing in Finland

The questions deal with subjects related to your health and well-being and some behavioral aspects related to health. Some of the questions are rather personal so bear in mind that all responses will be dealt with confidentiality and no responses can or will be connected back to you.The study takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. 

Photo: Elina Huuskonen

Sign up for Summer Schools now!

Turku Summer School offers students from all around the world an excellent opportunity to combine studying with an active social programme and to enjoy the best of the Nordic summer in August.Turku Summer School is organised in cooperation with the University of Turku and the Turku University of Applied Sciences. Also Åbo Akademi University and Novia University of Applied Sciences are partners in the network.

The registration is open until 30 April 2017. The courses are free of charge to the students of the University of Turku and Turku University of Applied Sciences.

>> International Office opening hours 

>> U-Multirank: Publications and Well-organised Education Are University's Strengths 

>> Current Vice Rectors Appointed for New Term of Office

>> City of Turku Awarded University Community for Voluntary Work in Supporting Refugees

>> Boost your thesis writing at the library clinics

>> Seafile Provides Free Cloud Storage to Staff and Students

>> Young Academics and Entrepreneurs: Apply Now for the Falling Walls Lab Innovation Contest

>> University Board Approved Financial Statement 


TYY's Service Desk is closed between 14 April and 18 April. Have a happy Easter!

Events Calendar

17.4. Open kyykkä practise session

20.4. TYY's Zimbabwe evening

20.4. Mov’in Europe: Mobility Fair

20.4. TurkuGether: a visit to Ruissalo botanical gardens

21.4. TYK, Nucleus and IVA ry: International Vappu

21.4. Proge music in TVO:lla – Sisare

26.4. Turun KY Vappu: International Waters

26.4. Student Union Council's April meeting

28.4. TYY International Vappu 2017

28.4. NeonVappu

30.4. TYYlikäs vappu

1.5. Tyylikäs vappu picnic

8.5. Guided walking tour along the Aurariver

8.5. Open kyykkä practise session

22.5. Open kyykkä practise session

TYY's Zimbabwe evening

We welcome you to TYY's themenight to hear about life in Zimbabwe and meet our guests! TYY has been supporting Zimbabwe Aids Orphans since 2008. Zimbabwe Aids Orphans helps around 400 kids with their education and wellbeing in Harahe, Zimbabwe. The representatives of the organisation and Letwin, a 19year-old girl form Zimbabwe, will meet us on 20th of April in Turku-sali. Come and spend the evening with us in the form of information sharing, a presentation, DVD, Letwin's stories, general chatting and some snacks!

TYY International Vappu 2017

The Student Union of the University of Turku and TYY international organisations are arranging a traditional Vappu event at Mercatori (Turku School of Economics) on 28 April at 11:00-12:00. Come and try out Finnish traditional Vappu goodies: sima and munkki (sponsored by University of Turku!), get photographed with traditional student hat and overalls and be part of our group photo. You can also find buy overall patches from TYY's organisations. 

Organisations: if you want to have a stand on the event, please contact

TYYlikäs vappu 2017

The First of May or "Vappu" is the biggest student festivity of the year, bringing together tens of thousands of students and other citizens of Turku. On April 30th at 5.30 pm we gather at Turku Art Museum to listen to music and speeches and put on the student caps all at once. On May 1st from 12am on there is a picnic on Vartiovuorenmäki where we enjoy the spring in the park. This year TYY gathers its sub-organisations and members to form a festival-like event around the stage where bands and choirs will entertain them.

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The Student Union of the University of Turku
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20500 TURKU
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Thu 12-15