Newsletter 47/2019

Twelve people are applying for TYY Executive Board 2020

Nominees for TYY's next Executive Board have been published: A total of twelve people are applying for the Executive Board. One of them applies for the position of the chair and eleven applicants are candidates for the Board. The Student Union Council will elect the Executive Board at its meeting on Wednesday, 27 November 2019. The proposals for the composition of the Executive Board came from the Council Groups. The Student Union Board consists of a chair and five to seven board members, all of whom must be eligible members of the Student Union.

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Johanna Pohjoinen was elected for the 2020 Board of SYL

The General Assembly of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL), representing all of Finland’s close to 132,000 university students, has elected SYL’s 2020 Board.  Johanna Pohjoinen from TYY was elected for the 2020 Board of SYL. “It is my aim to ensure sufficient resources for lifelong learning and have an impact in creating a truly accessible higher education”, Johanna comments from Lahti where the General Assembly of SYL selected the new board.

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Exchange students: what to do before going home?

Dear Exchange Students, time has passed quickly and it is soon time to say good-bye. We would like to remind you of some important matters to take care of before you leave. NB! The message below does NOT apply to students staying in Turku for the Spring Semester.

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TYY is looking for Wing members for spring 2020 and full year 2020

Wings are a part of Student Union and their goal is to make the Student Union a better place for everyone. In the Wings you have a freedom to create new free time activities for students and to take care of students’ interests. The Wings are based on four different themes: development cooperation, environment, equality, and internationality.

We are looking for chairs and regular members. We expect the applicants to have motivation and enthusiasm for the task and ability to work in a group. You can apply for several Wings but become selected only in one Wing. You can apply for the spring semester 2020 or the full year 2020.

Application period starts on 7 November and ends 29 November at 23.59. Applications are sent via TYY website form. TYY Executive Board will decide about Wing members in their meeting.

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Over 5600 voted in TYY's Council Elections

The voter turnout was 39,7 % an over 5 603 members of TYY voted. Thank you for all voters, candidates and people who worked with the elections.

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CampusSport’s free sports events

CampusSport’s sports tutors organize in Nov-Dec sports events that are open for everyone:

  • Stairway walk Tue 19 Nov
  • Instructed mindfulness sessions between 25 Nov and 14 Dec

The events are free of charge and there is no need to enroll in advance. You don’t need to be a CampusSport member in order to participate.

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The University news:

► New Scientific High Performance Computing Cluster for Researcher Use — Welcome to Launching Event on 26 November

► Network maintenance in Medisiina and City area buildings 2.12. - 17.12.

► Seminar on Sustainability Perspectives in ICT Industry on 10 December

TYY Event Calendar:

26.11. Daytime Nordic Languages

28.11. We distribute food

4.12. Hybridi's Pre-Xmas hangout for International students

5.12. We distribute food

12.12. We distribute food

16.12. Cantus Mercurialis Christmas Concert

Find more events from TYY's webpages

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