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Newsletter 14/2020

Library's Collection Point for Reservations and Returns - Turku and Rauma

The borrowing of materials for study, teaching and research from the Turku University Library is enabled by an exceptional arrangement. Collection points for reserved material will be opened in the Educarium Library at the Turku Campus on Wednesday 1st April 2020 and for the Teacher Education Library in Rauma on Wednesday 8th April 2020. Pleae read the guide how to use the service from the link below.

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TYY International Council spring's second meeting is held online

Welcome to TYY International Council's First Spring Meeting 23 April from 16 to 17.30. The meeting will be held online in Zoom. International Council is open to all actors in TYY organisations who are responsible for international affairs and those interested in international affairs.

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TYY's online party

Are you bored? No more. Let's get to the party! Every Thursday evening at 8 pm it's going to be party in Come to "TYYlikäs habbohuone" -room and have a great time with other students remotely. See you on Thursday at 8 pm! :) Habbo is a Finnish virtual world where you can chat and hang out with other people.

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TYY’s services and guidelines for students and organisations regarding corona

TYY recommends following the guidelines of the Finnish Government, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the University of Turku and city of Turku. From out webpage you can read the updated information and guidelines to follow. We update this post anytime needed!

All the University’s facilities are closed until 13 May 2020

Teaching and research activities will be carried out with remote connections. Only employees whose work tasks have been defined as necessary in order to ensure the critical level of operations at the University can access the buildings with their key tags. Information about the necessary employees has been collected from faculties, independent units, and University Central Services. The employees who retain their access rights will be informed by email.

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Electronic Examination rooms are closed

Electronic Examination rooms will be closed 20 March onwards. The situation will be this at least until 13 May. You can cancel the exam you have already booked from the Exam system. By doing this, you will also help the University staff to deal with the situation. Please contact your course teacher so you can discuss how to replace the exam.

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Unica will distribute student-priced lunches at Student Village

Unica will distribute student-priced lunches at Student Village. Good and nutritious food is important even in exceptional circumstances. According to Kela, it is now possible to provide meals for university students closer to their homes. One portion includes a hot meal (will be cold) and green salad. Only card payment is accepted € 2.60 per meal with a student card or € 6.00 per meal without a student card. 

You can also pick up take away food from Assarin Ullakko. Please bring your own container.

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TYY's instructions for organisations regarding the Coronavirus situation

TYY recommends following the Finnish Government’s suggestion that different activities, such as non-necessary meetings and hobbies should be restricted.  This means that various events and meetings with a large attendance should be cancelled for the time being. The Student Union will inform you about any upcoming changed when appropriate.

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All CampusSport functions will be shut down for the whole spring semester of 2020

The shutdown includes all CampusSport functions, i.e. instructed sports classes, gyms, courses, events, competitions, regular shifts, borrowing sports equipment as well as massage, sports tutors and personal trainer services. CampusSport will refund all the sports fees and regular shifts that have been bought in March. In addition, CampusSport will refund all the course fees for the courses that didn’t start at all or ended after just one meeting. Payments for single reservations that were made for March and couldn’t be used will also be refunded. Customers who haven’t paid for their badminton shift will not get an invoice. Customers don’t need to do anything in order to get the refunds, they will be made automatically. We try to get all the refunds made by the end of May.

Did you know that our instructors hold classes through remote access? So keep following our channels and let us know what kind of instructions you would be interested in. We will update all the links and videos into this post:

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