Newsletter 39/2019


Join us to hear about the Student Union Council Elections 2019

The new Student Union Council will start its two-year term in January 2020. The Council is the highest decision-making authority in the Student Union. It decides on what the Student Union will do in each of the two years while in office. It uses this power by determining how much money will be used and for what purposes.

Almost ten percent of the students at the University of Turku are international students, but international students are under-represented in the Council of the Student Union. Let's change that! In this event we will share information about the Council elections that will be happening in the beginning of November. This event is for anyone who is even mildly interested in student democracy and student involvement. We will share information on how to vote and how to run as a candidate. We will also be presenting our Council groups and what kind of topics are on their agenda. The event will be held in English.

WHAT: Council election info for all students (in English)
WHEN: 1 October at 17:30-19:00
WHERE: TYY Sauna, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4a, next to Proffan kellari
WHY: TYY Council is the highest decision-making body of the Student Union, and we want your voice to be heard!

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Surplus lunches from local restaurants are distributed at Campus Chapel every Thursday

TYY begins to distribute surplus lunches in cooperation with Fingerroos foundation and university priests. The food is distributed at Campus Chapel on every Thursday at 4 pm. The distribution is open for an hour or until the food is distrubuted, so be early. The surplus lunches are from local Voi Veljet -restaurants. Quality food that would be otherwise wastage. Please bring your own container, for example a small plastic box in which you can carry the food away. The surplus food is distributed refrigerated and the idea is to take it home. You make a favor to the environment and to yourself. The Campus Chapel is located at inner yard of Ylioppilastalo on street level. Today there are around 30 portions to be distributed. Surplus food from restaurants, how easy and delightfully free.

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TYY seeks student representatives to the university administration

According to TYY’s regulation, people with the right to complete a lower university degree, higher university degree, licentiate or doctoral degree, specialist degree in medicine or degree in dental science in the University of Turku are eligible for application. The eligible applicants must also be registered as present in the university. People who have a full-time employment of at least twelve months at the university are not eligible to apply.  The limit of full-time employment is considered 30 hours per week. TYY emphasises transparency and equality in its activities. We hope to receive applications from many people with different backgrounds.

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CampusSport’s competitions

Did you know that CampusSport organizes several tournaments and competitions during the academic year? The next competitions coming up are orienteering, volleyball and floorball. There is a separate fee for each tournament and also those who haven’t paid CampusSport’s general sports fee can participate.

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News for Students:

► Sign up for the Language Tandem –course or get a language partner!

► Join Hetki | Moments of Beauty show this autumn!

Apply now to the UTU Ambassador programme!

The University news:

► Welcome to Turku Science Forum on 28 September

► Sorting and recycling of waste at campus

► Donate Hygiene Products for the Disadvantaged

► Finnish Government Proposes an Increase to Universities’ Basic Funding

TYY Event Calendar:

26.9. American Football Exhibition Match

27.9. Earth Strike

30.9. American Football Info

1.10. TYY Council election info (in English)

11.10. New Anime Series of the Autumn Season

21.10. TYY Sustainable Development Week starts

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

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