Newsletter 17/2018
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Vappu - First of May is almost here!

The First of May or "Vappu" is the Finnish version of Labour Day that we celebrate to honour working people. It is also the biggest student festival of the year, bringing together tens of thousands of students and other citizens of Turku. Join us on 30 April and 1 May to celebrate the spring! >> Read more

Let us build a better student life through compassion

More than a third of students suffer from mental illness symptoms at least weekly, and only 66 per cent of students feel that their mental wellbeing is good or very good. The student movement continually works to influence issues that affect students’ mental health, such as studies and study guidance, student services, and the access to the FSHS and public mental health services.

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TYY supports education of the most vulnerable children in Bolivia and Nepal

This year's 0.7 development cooperation projects include the Svenska Hörselförbundet rf’s project in Bolivia and the project of the Physicians for Social Responsibility in Nepal. Both projects support the education of the underprivileged children and their parents. The applications explained well the great need for funding and what exactly could be done with the help of TYY.

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Vappu events among the students in the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Vappu (or Wappu), the May Day, is the most important festival of the academic year and it is celebrated few weeks before the big day. We have listed some cool events of different organisations in the Faculty of Science and Engineering that you might be interested in. Have a look and participate! You can join the event organised by the students of your own study field or just see what others have planned.

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Exchange students: What to do before going home

Dear Exchange Students,Time has passed quickly and it is soon time to say good-bye. We would like to remind you of some important matters to take care of before you leave. Please note that the international Office (Student Centre Disco) will be exceptionally closed on 30.4.2018 (Vappu) and
10.–11.5.2018 (Ascension Day).

>> Look up a checklist ”What to do before going home?”

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Turku Impro Festival presents: TIF International Thursday!

One day full of improvisation in English in Turku 10th May 2018! TIF International Thursday is part of the Turku Impro Festival 2018. Festival is being organized for the third time this year. TIF brings performers and workshop directors from around the world and offers you the best of the International improv field. Come and join us in improv workshops and shows this Spring and find the joy of improv theatre!

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Nyyti's student wellbeing chat in English

Welcome to Nyyti’s chat platform for the exchange of thoughts and ideas between you and your fellow students. The chats will cover subjects surrounding issues that affect student’s daily lives but you are welcome to ask questions about anything that is bothering you for an open exchange of ideas. Chats in English will be held every other Thursday, from 18:00 to 20:00. Next chat subject is loneliness on 26 April.

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25.4. The Academic Nintendo Club hangs out

25.4. Anglica Goes Outside

25.4. Picnic and Pubquiz

25.4. Viva Documentary Night

26.4. Turku University Choir's Concert on Campus

26.4. Nyyti's student wellbeing chat in English

27.4. MayDay Mayhem 2018 - Student tivoli

28.4. NeonVappu

30.4. Vappu

1.5. Vappu-picnic

>> See all events

>> Faculty of Humanities Will Move to Arcanum

>> English Group Discussion Skills intensive course in May

>> Summer schedule of CampusSport published

>> Join EIT Digital Academy Summer School – Get Insights in the Latest Digital Technology Innovation and Business Development

>> Campus Life: Sports Instructor, Doctoral Candidate Kaisa Aho

Hyvää vappua!
Happy vappu!

May Day eve

May Day

Sima ja munkki/tippaleipä
Traditional Finnish vappu drink and snack


To celebrate

Student hat

Menetkö piknikille?
Are you going to the picnic?

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