Newsletter 35/2019

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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Welcome to CeLCS’ Studia Generalia 2019 Languages, Culture and Communication in the 21st Century

As part of our 40v celebrations CeLCS invites you to join our Studia Generalia lecture series 26.9 - 21.11.2019, 16.15-17.45 in room 248 in Agora.

The series explores the themes of language, culture and communication in the 21st century and is open for all students and staff, who can come to any one of or all the lectures. If students come to all lectures they gain 2 ECTS. Attending 5 lectures, students gain 1 ECTS. Attendance is checked via university program Ville. The first event will begin on 26.9 as part of the European Day of Languages events. The lectures are open to all without registration. If you want study points please sign-up through Nettiopsu by 24.9 at 12.00.

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Come to open a bank account at TYY office!

TYY’s partner bank Osuuspankki is visiting TYY office on 9 and 10 September at 10–16. Come to talk about bank issues, open account or book appointment at Osuuspankki office. Pick up the date that suits you the best.

► You can sign up by filling the form

Please bring with you:

  • passport
  • letter of acceptance
  • possible certificate of your scholarship
  • Finnish id number (needed for opening the account)

 Read more about the bank on TYY's FAQ page

Black Swans Student Organisation welcomes new students!

It is with great enthusiasm that the Black Swans Student Organisation’s executive board write this first newsletter of the Autumn 2019 semester! After a long summer of re-organizing our operational structure and relaxing to recharge for the exciting events of this new academic year, we wanted to extend our warm welcome back to Futures Students “old” and new in this newsletter – along with news and relevant events taking place these upcoming weeks.

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Supplementary Exchange Application period for Spring 2020

There are still study exchange opportunities for Spring 2020 and those can be applied for in 1.-15.9.2019. The application form is electronic. You can access the online application system via SoleMove portal. The online application opens on 1.9.2019.

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CampusSport’s season starts on Monday 2 September!

All the CampusSport services are free of charge the first two weeks of operation between Sep 2 and Sep 15, 2019. During that time, reservations for the classes are not in use. All the gyms will be free of charge for everyone on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4pm until 7 pm between 2 Sep and 15 Sep.

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Do you already have University of Turku's own app My Mobile Tutor to help you to get to know the City and University of Turku?

Download the app from and register with your UTU ID. Notice! You don't need application stores. You will find useful information about the daily life, culture, hobbies and starting your studies, inspiring events, maps and of course daily lunches. Welcome to our community!

Important News for Students:

► Welcome to Turku!

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

► Order your student card now!

How to get a Starting Package?

► 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

Join the Erasmus in Schools – programme!

The University news:

► Rector Jukka Kola Interviewed on 3 September – Follow Live Stream and Participate by Sending Questions 

► Turku University Foundation Autumn 2019 Call for Applications 

► University Board on 23 August: Budget Preparation Begins, New Degree Programmes in Technology Start Next Year 

NEW LOCATION: Comment on the Draft of University's Strategic Goals – Open Event on 2 September 

TYY Event Calendar:

3.9. Opening Carnival

4.9. Sustainable Development Week planning meeting

4.9. Turku University Choir's auditions

4.9. ANC: September game night I

5.9. TYYlikäs Avaus Opening Party

5.9. TYY International Wing meeting

7.9. Yo-kylä Block Party

9.-10.9. Come to open a bank account at TYY's office

11.9. Returning Orientation for students returning from their exchange semester

11.9. Turku University Choir's auditions

19.9. Cantus Mercurialis' auditions

21.9. Puhallus 2019

26.9. American Football Exhibition Match

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