Newsletter 33/2019

The academic year begins with the Opening Carnival of the University of Turku and the Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY).

Fall in love with student theater, visit all the stands of subject organisations, and find a new academic hobby in the wide variety of hobby organisations. The Opening Carnival is bringing together students from all facluties Tuesday, 3 September 2019 from 12:00-14:00 in front of Educarium and Publicum! The carnival will also feature the University's and TYY’s services and partners. 

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TYYlikäs avaus Opening party 5 September at 9pm

Join TYY at the biggest multidisciplinary party at nightclubs Marilyn Vegas and Forte. Tickets only 3 euros. 

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UTU and TYY go Turku Pride

On 24th of August Turku will once again march for human rights and celebrate equality! Participate and show that there is no room for discrimination and intolerance at campuses. Everyone has the right to belong to student community just the way they are! The march will be assembled at Vähätori at 12.00 and the march will begin at 13.00. Anyone can come and march in our block with The Student Union of University of Turku and University of Turku. You are free to wear your student overalls and to take signs or flags with you. Please note that we follow the principles and rules of Turku Pride.

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TYY plants a tree on the lower campus for the former rector Kalervo Väänänen

Kalervo Väänänen, the rector of the University of Turku from 2012 until 2019 has retired on 1 August. The student union wants to express its gratitude for Väänänen's work in favor of the university, by planting a silver maple tree near the building Educarium on 28 August at 13.00. All the members of the student union and university staff are more than welcome to attend the planting ceremony.

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Know Your Hoods – Find the best neighborhood to live in

We help you to find the most suitable neighborhood to fit your lifestyle. You are now using a beta-version of Know Your Hoods that includes the first 27 neighborhoods in Turku. More neighborhoods coming soon! Please let us know which other neighborhoods should be added to the next version and suggest new functionalities that you wish to have in this neighborhood search engine.

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Year begins at Study in Turku fair 29 August

The Study in Turku fair welcomes students to Turku. The fair is celebrating a jubilee year with special program and a unique overall badge. Visit the fair and learn more about the services offered by the City of Turku, student benefits, student and hobby associations as well as companies. At the fair you can get a bus card or a library card for example. The city of Turku is organising the fair for the 20th time together with local higher education institutes.

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Important News for Students:

► Welcome to Turku!

► New Exchange Student: How to register at the University of Turku?

Sign up soon for language and communication courses!

► Order your student card now!

How to get a Starting Package?

► Order your new student card and pick up the annual sticker at the beginning of August

► The membership fee paid in online bank will be updated in the student register with a couple of days' delay

Remember to register with the University of Turku for the academic year 2019–2020 by 31 August

Sub-organisations ahoy - We're hiring!

The University news:

► Jukka Kola Began His Term as Rector: “Everything Is Built on Trust” 

►  Take Part in Hacking Higher Education Competition by 30 August! 

► University of Turku Expands Degree Education to Mechanical Engineering, Material Technology and Chinese Language 

► Library News in Brief 6/2019

► Rector Väänänen: University of Turku Will Be Regional Pioneer Also in the Future 

TYY Event Calendar:

21.8. Welcome picnic for degree students and tutors

21.8. International tutors' meeting

22.8. TYY International Council

30.8. Welcome Fair

3.9. Opening Carnival

5.9. TYYlikäs Avaus Opening Party

Find more events from TYY's webpages

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

Service Desk opening hours:
Mon-Wed and Fri at 10-11 and 12-14, Thu 12-15