The Student Union of the University of Turku | Newsletter 43/2017
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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.

The number of candidates increased from the last Student Union Council Elections

This autumn in total 360 candidates from 13 electoral coalitions are running to become Student Union councilors which is 30 candidates more than in the last elections in 2015. There are also candidates in the campuses of Rauma and Pori. TYY has more candidates than any other Student Union in Finland that organises Council Elections this year. Only the Student Union of the University of Helsinki is not organising elections this year.

>> See all the candidates

Is your Tutor a Supertutor?

Jenni Airola is International Supertutor 2016. Is your tutor the next one?

Is your tutor someone who has made your stay in Finland more comfortable? Besides picking you up upon your arrival and introducing the campus area, Supertutor is helpful and knowledgeable and always there to answer your tricky questions about Finnish student life or everyday practical matters. Supertutor brings people together and creates positive team spirit and is happy to help new students.

If your tutor meets these criteria and has other good qualities, suggest him/her to TYY! On the basis of the best suggestions, excellent tutors will be proclaimed as the Supertutor and the International Supertutor of the University of Turku.

>> Make a suggestion here

Learn Finnish With TYY

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



TYY International Council's second meeting of autumn semester

Welcome to TYY International Council’s second meeting on 26 October at 16-18 in Turku-Sali. The meeting is for the international responsibles of the organisations and for all who are interested in interest promotion of international students. You do not need to have experience in student advocacy, interest and motivation are sufficient. At the meetings we share information on current issues related to international students and ask for your advice and opinions.

>> Please sign up in advance so we can welcome you with enough snacks and coffee


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

26.10. TYY Council Election Market

28.10. Cantus Mercurialis: 35th anniversary celebration concert

30.10. SHO: Russian tea event - Introduction to russian tea culture

1.11. Student Union Council Elections begin

1.11. Día de los Muertos party

3.11. International Oktoberfest sitsi-party

TYY Council Election Market at the Lower Campus 

How should the next two years look like in the Student Union? Come and meet the candidates! The candidates and the electoral coalitions present their election themes at the TYY Council Election Market on Thursday, October 26th from 11 am to 2 pm in front of Educarium and Publicum.


CampusSport’s courses

CampusSport organizes some short courses in November! These courses will be available: Boffering, Kettlebell technique, Pilates for beginners and Swimming technique. You can enroll in courses by paying the course fee at the online store of CampusSport. You don’t need to pay CampusSport’s general fee in order to participate in courses.

>> You can find course descriptions, timetables and prices here (select tab “courses”)

University's News

>> Call has been opened for the City of Turku’s grants for writing Master’s Thesis in urban research 

>> Learn More about Open Science Practices and Support 

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