Newsletter 36/2018
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Welcome to Turku!

The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY) would like to welcome you to Turku and to the University of Turku. We are happy to have you here and we wish to meet you at the Orientation Course! Upon your arrival TYY will provide you with some useful material that you will hopefully find useful during your stay here in Turku.

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>> Remember to like our international Facebook page TYY International

Welcome to the Master’s Degree Programme Evaluation Seminar

The University of Turku carried out an internal evaluation of the international Master’s Degree Programmes in spring 2018. The evaluation was carried out by the evaluation group appointed by the Rector and chaired by Vice-Rector Riitta Pyykkö. As a part of the evaluation the evaluation group is hosting the Evaluation Seminar directed to all members of staff as well as students interested in international degree programmes and their development.

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TYY is looking for members for the International Wing

In the Wings you have a freedom to create new free time activities for students and to take care of students’ interests. International Wing promotes actively internationalisation, tolerance, and multiculturalism on campuses. We are looking for regular members for the International Wing. You can apply for the autumn semester 2018 or the academic year 2018–2019. We expect commitment for at least the autumn semester. Application period ends on Sunday 16 September at 23:59.

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Film Club Kinokopla welcomes new students

Kinokopla is a film club, open to everyone, maintained by the Student Union of the University of Turku. The club has been running since 1965. Kinokopla presents two main series a year which both contain nine films. Kinokopla tries to show a diverse selection of films of different genres.  Kinokopla operates and participates in all things concerning cinema. Kinokopla is managed by a board appointed by the Student Union Council of Turku University.

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Erasmus in Schools offers you a chance to visit Finnish schools during your stay in Finland!

The programme is designed to help incoming exchange students and international degree students get acquainted with Finnish school life and simultaneously increase Finnish pupils’ knowledge about foreign countries and cultures. The visits last from 2-3 hours up to an entire (or several) school day(s) and can be conducted in any class according to your and the school’s preferences.

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Come to open a bank account at TYY’s office!

TYY’s partner bank Osuuspankki is visiting TYY office on 12-13 and 19 September at 10-16. Come to talk about bank issues, open account or book appointment at Osuuspankki office.

Please bring with you:
letter of acceptance
possible certificate of your scholarship
Finnish id number (needed for opening the account)

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TYY's 0.7% autumn donations to Bolivia and Nepal

The Student Union of the University of Turku decided earlier in the spring of the 0.7 % targets for 2018. This year's destinations are the Svenska Hörselförbundet rf project in Bolivia and the Physicians for Social Responsibility’s project in Nepal. For both projects € 1361.75 has been paid in the spring and now again in the fall. During the summer, the both organisations have sent short reports of their activities.

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>> 10.9. Cantus Mercurialis auditions

>> 12.9. Osuuspankki (bank) days at TYY office

>> 12.9. International Picnic for SciEn Students and Friends

>> 12.9. Turku University Choir's auditions

>> 13.9. Osuuspankki (bank) days at TYY office

>> 19.9. Osuuspankki (bank) days at TYY office

>> 19.9. Returnee Picnic for students returning from their exchange semester

>> 20.9. Master’s Degree Programme Evaluation Seminar

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>> Report Spam and Phishing Emails to Improve University's Data Security

>> Suomipassi App Helps to Use Finnish in Everyday Life Situations

>> New student – how to get a library card

>> What is the future of Entrepreneurial University? Participate in online brainstorming!

Missä on TYYn kanslia?
Where is TYY Service Desk?

Mitä kuuluu?
How are you?

Minun nimeni on…
My name is…

Mikä sinun nimi on?
What is your name?

Puhutko englantia?
Do you speak English?

Osaan jo vähän suomea
I know a bit of Finnish

Opiskelen Turussa
I study in Turku /
I'm studying in Turku

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The Student Union
of the University of Turku (TYY)
Ylioppilastalo A,
Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 B
20500 TURKU
+358 44 796 1067

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Thu 12-15

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