Newsletter 41/2019

Student Union Council Elections 2019

In the elections for the Student Union Council on 1 – 6 November 2019, 41 representatives were chosen among the eligible members of the TYY to the Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku.

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.

In other words, the Student Union Council approves the annual budget and decides what the Student Union will focus on during the council's term. During the year, the Student Union Council usually convenes once a month (excluding summer months).

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Welcome to the international career fair Study and Stay in Turku 11 November

Are you interested in studying or working in Turku, but don't know how to get your dream job or what degree programmes that are available? Or are you interested in a career in research?

Study and Stay in Turku is a career fair for International students in the Turku area. It does not matter whether you are here on exchange studies, studying for an international degree, or if you are a recent graduate or a doctoral candidate.

Come and listen to inspiring stories from international alumni, meet recruiters from interesting companies, and learn how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile.


Venue: Visitor and Innovation Centre Joki (Lemminkäisenkatu 12 B).

Time: 11, November 2019 at 4pm-7.30pm.
Cost: free of charge, but mandatory registration.
Note! As the number of participants is limited, we recommend that you register directly.
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TYY Sustainable Development Week

TYY Sustainable development week will be held during the week number 43 – from 21st to 27th of October. During this week, we shall discuss the future, our way of life and the ways of bearing our part of responsibility to take better care of our planet.

► Learn more about the week on the Facebook event!

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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November is the month of celebration!

TYY Annual Ball 9 November 2019 at Akatemiatalo. Festivities start with a cocktail party at Vanha Raatihuone, 16:00 and Gala dinner is served at Akatemiatalo, 18:00. Academic Brunch (silliaamiainen) on Sunday 10 November 11:00 and onwards at TYY’s Sauna (Rehtorinpellonkatu 4).

About the Annual Ball
The annual ball is the most prestigious event of the Student Union, one which you certainly do not want to miss out on! Familiarise yourself with the concept and etiquette.

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Suggest active individuals and organisations to the Student Union

On its anniversary on Saturday, 9 Nov 2019, the Student Union of the University of Turku will grant marks of honour and recognition. TYY honour committee is seeking proposals from organisations concerning people who have actively participated in the activities of the Student Union or organisations or are otherwise close to the Student Union. Please submit your proposal before 20 Oct 11:59 P.M.

Proposals for each ribbon and badge are limited as follows: Ribbon of praise: 1 pc, the Badge of praise: 1 pc, the Table standard: 1pc, Union badge: 2 pcs and Union ribbon: 3 pcs. Please write your reasons for the proposal in short.

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Johanna Pohjonen elected as a nominee for the 2020 Board of SYL

The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY) nominates Johanna Pohjonen for the 2020 Board of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL). The Council of the Student Union chose Pohjonen as their nominee in their meeting of 20 September. 

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My Mobile Tuor Survey

Have you used UTU app My mobile Tutor? Answer the survey and give feedback and ideas for further development. Finnkino movie tickets (2 x 2 tickets) will be raffled among participants. Thank you for participating!

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CampusSport's courses

Enrollment for courses with separate fees starts on Oct 8, 2019 at 2 pm. You can enroll in the courses by paying the course fee at the online store on our website. Please note that everyone has to enroll and pay the course fee personally. You don’t need to pay CampusSport’s general fee in order to participate in courses.

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News for Students:

► TYY is collecting ideas for the curriculum work of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies

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

40 years of subsidised meals for higher education students

► FSHS newsletter

► TYY's 0.7 autumn Donations to Uganda and Somalia


The University news:

► UTUGradu support available for students and teachers 

► New Library System Introduced at the End of the Year – Stay Updated on Upcoming Changes and Improvements!

► International Arctic School in China 5-12.1.2020

► Discussion Session on Lower Campus Car Park Held on 4 October

TYY Event Calendar:


11.10. New Anime Series of the Autumn Season

15.10. TYY's speed dating for the organisations and Q-house training

21.10. TYY Sustainable Development Week starts

5.11. TYY After Work

9.11. TYY 97th Annual Ball

11.11. Study and Stay in Turku

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