Newsletter 45/2019

Fire up! You still have time to vote in TYY's Council Elections!

You can vote in the elections for the Student Union Council on 1 – 6 November 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.

Remember to vote!

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Akke Kallela ja Leevi Litti, supertutors 2018

Is your tutor a Supertutor for 2019?

Is your tutor someone who has made your stay in Finland more comfortable? Besides picking you up upon your arrival and introducing the campus area, Supertutor is helpful and knowledgeable and always there to answer your tricky questions about Finnish student life or everyday practical matters. Supertutor brings people together and creates positive team spirit and is happy to help new students. If your tutor meets these criteria and has other good qualities, suggest him/her to TYY! On the basis of the best suggestions, excellent tutors will be proclaimed as the Supertutor and the International Supertutor of the University of Turku.

Fill out form online or send us an e-mail by Thursday, 14 November to and tell us why your tutor is this year's Supertutor.

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Is your organisation the winner of TYY International Award 2019?

Has your organisation worked hard to encourage international students to participate in your activities? Have you organised successful events that were suitable for both Finnish and non-Finnish speakers? Besides communicating in English and organising events, TYY International Award winner is an active organisation and eager to improve international students’ possibilities to participate.The competition is for all of TYY's organisations. You can also suggest any TYY organisation to win the award this year.

The competition is open from 28 October to 11 November. The winner will be announced at the end of November.

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Give Feedback about TYY Calendar

What do you think about TYY's Calendar? Answer to these questions and you might win movie tickets. TYYs Calendar is one of the benefits TYY offers to members. We wish to get feedback so we can make the calendar even better. You can answer anonymous or you can leave your name and contact information and have a possibility to win movie tickets. Your name or contact info will not be connected to your answers. Answer before 15 November.


Have you had problems with the residence permit in Finland?

The National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) has asked the student unions in Finland to collect feedback from our international students who have had problems with their residence permits.  The feedback will be forwarded to the Ministry of Education and Culture. The current government of Finland wants to facilitate residence permits as well as promote the integration of international students into the society and Finnish working life.

Please give your feedback by 13 November. All the replies are forwarded to SYL and they will be discussed with the Ministry of Education and Culture.

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The University news:

► Grant For Student Projects - Apply by 30 November!

► Six Applicants Continue in the Recruitment Process for New Vice Rectors

► Printing of Dissertations Updated: New Templates and Streamlined Process

► Change in application deadlines: Application for exchange studies abroad for 2020-2021 open 9.12.2019-20.1.2020

► Save the Date: 100th Anniversary Celebration of the University of Turku at Logomo on 28 February

► Gender, Ethnicity and Diversity of Identity Must Be Taken into Account in Curricula Planning

► Freshen Up Your CV – University Supports Researchers and Students


TYY Event Calendar:

6.11. TYY Development Cooperation Wing's meeting

7.11. We distribute food

7.11. Concert and chill with CM!

9.11. TYY 97th Annual Ball

11.11. Study and Stay in Turku

12.11. Evening with the TYY Wings

14.11. We distribute food

16.11. The Finnish championship of academic Nintendo gaming 2019

Find more events from TYY's webpages

The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY)
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