Newsletter 48/2018
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Working in Finland Fair 3 December

The Universities' Career Services and Student Unions welcome you to join our Working in Finland Fair for international students. At the different stands you can get info/help with the following:

  • CV-clinic; get advice on your CV and application letter
  • Get a professional photo taken for you CV
  • Simulated job interviews; job interview training
  • Several organisations and partners related to working life

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TYY's Executive Board 2019 has been elected – Chair is Sini Saarinen

The Student Union Council elected TYY's  Executive Board for 2019 on 28 November. Sini Saarinen was elected Chair and Otto Elomäki, Sofia Engblom, Risto Jokinen, Ville Keränen, Jeremi Nyyssönen and Johanna Pohjonen were elected members of the Executive Board. "The year 2019 will be a super year due to several elections. I look forward to the next year with the Executive Board, as we will learn new things and work together on important issues! "Saarinen ponders the coming year.

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What to do before going home

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. NB! The message below does NOT apply to students staying in Turku for the Spring Semester. PLEASE NOTE: International Office (Student Centre Disco) will be exceptionally closed on 6.-7.12. Independence Day  of Finland.
22 December to 1 January closed during Christmas time, open again on 2 January. On other times, we are open from Monday to Friday between 12.00 and 14.00.

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The Executive Board of TYY has decided the Supertutors of 2018

In its meeting on 15 November 2018, the Executive Board of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided to elect Akke Kallela and Leevi Liitti as 2018 Supertutors and to elect Muhammad Fadlian Amhar as the international Supertutor. The Executive Board also decided to grant runner up honourable mentions to Silva Järvinen and Mirja Lindström (international). In total there were 30 suggestions and a total of 23 different persons suggested who had been Tutors during the Fall of 2018.

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TYY blog, Emmi Simonen: The Finnish success story of education is not the same for all

When I did my exchange in Australia a couple of years ago my local friends were often interested in three topics: sauna, snowy winters and how is it to study in “the country of the best educational system in the world”. And being thousands of kilometers far from home I always felt happy to talk about our hyped educational system – without, honestly speaking, knowing too much more about it than going to school as all Finnish people are privileged to do. 

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Apply now to the UTU Ambassador programme!

Are you a student studying at the University of Turku interested in social media, photography, writing or making videos? Would you like to spread your love and knowledge of your university in international networks? If yes, you may be one of the ambassadors we are looking for! We are now recruiting ambassadors for a 6 month period starting 1.12.2018. The chosen ambassadors will be given the opportunity to continue as active ambassadors or alumni after the first 6 months.

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Survey for International Students under Hybridi – tell your opinion and win movie tickets!

Hybridi and its suborganisations would like to hear your opinion about the student events among the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Medicine (for biomedical science students). We are volunteering to make your study life and stay in Turku the best it can be and for this we need to hear your opinion. Please fill the survey, it only takes about 1-10min depending on how much you have to say. Among answerers we will draw free movie tickets! 

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4.12. Pre-Xmas hangout for SciEn students

8.12. TYRMY Presents: RiESA & Desperial @ Streetbar95

10.12. Cantus Mercurialis presents: International Christmas Concert

24.12. Student Christmas 2018

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>> Exceptional library opening hours in December 2018 and New Year 

>> Apply to the Big Data Hack organized in January 2019

>> University's New Website Published on 28 November

>> Changes in monitoring the progress and activeness of doctoral training

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