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Newsletter 22/2020

Registration period for the Academic Year 2020-2021 has begun

Registration period for the Academic Year 2020-2021 begins 1 June 2020 and ends 31 August 2020. All students registered with the University of Turku as attending or non-attending for the Spring semester 2019 and whose study right is still valid in 2020 autumn, will receive information on registration in June. This information will be sent by email to email addresses. Registration is done online through Nettiopsu (University enrollment). Please read the instructions on University website.

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Students of the University of Turku study mainly remotely during the first period of autumn - TYY wants to minimise the negative effects of the exceptional circumstances

At the University of Turku, the first period of the academic year 2020–2021 will be mainly organised as distance learning until 25 October 2020. The exception is for new degree students and exchange students, who are welcome on the Turku, Pori and Rauma campuses, taking into account health and safety. Students arriving from abroad have to observe quarantine-like arrangements for 14 days after entering the country.

► Read more about the University's plans for the autumn

It is important for the Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY) that students also receive tools, facilities and support during exceptional circumstances. TYY, in cooperation with the University's management and welfare services, has conducted a survey that examines how the corona time has affected the student's daily life, ability to study and well-being. In total 1,200 students answered the survey and the results of the survey will be utilised in TYY's advocacy work and university working groups. TYY will process the results and communicate about them on its channels in the near future.

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University of Turku: Exit Plan for Exceptional Circumstances Caused by Coronavirus 

The University's exit planning has to be flexible so that it is also applicable in situations where the restrictions on contact teaching or gatherings and events are also in force in the autumn or into year 2021. Teaching in the next academic year can be partly or largely conducted remotely if the epidemic situation requires it. The University also strives to prepare for an extended suspension of activities or for setting new restrictions.

Read the Exit Plan

UTU Library Will Open and Expand Its Services from the Beginning of June

From the 1st of June, limited library services will be opened to students and staff of the University of Turku on a prior reservation basis. Educarium's collection point for reserved material will also serve the university community during the summer. ​The return of library services will be implemented gradually to best ensure the safety of customers and staff. To establish a safe workspace, the number of people within the premises at the same time will be limited, as the university will adhere to a gathering limit of ten people. 

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Student-priced lunch from Unica Restaurants

From 1 June you can get student priced-lunches from Assarin Ullakko, Deli Pharma and Tottisalmi. Unica's mobile services Kaara and Kiska are no longer available in June. From the restaurants that are open you can also get take away lunches with student prices.

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Exchange Students: What to do before going home?

Those of you who are still in Turku we would like to remind you of some important matters to take care of before you leave. We have made a list of to dos and collect some information to our website to help you. Thank you for staying with us.We hope that your time in Finland has been rewarding and that you were able to make the most of your time here.

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How to make our university more sustainable? Share your ideas via the Viima survey

The University of Turku emphasises sustainable development and responsibility as an embedded, cross-cutting theme in the new strategy and policy programme. University of Turku aims at committing to foster sustainable development in all its activities – in education, research, societal interaction and in everyday campus life. Now the university community has an opportunity to influence the activities in sustainable development by responding to the Viima survey by 5th of June.

The ideas and comments of the Viima survey will be brought up for discussion in the university`s carbon neutrality project group and the Steering Group for Sustainable Development  after which they will be submitted to the management of University Central Services units and the university Rectorate. The community will be informed about the progress in autumn.

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University news:

►  New Students Begin Studies on Campus in August, Otherwise Autumn Semester Starts Mainly with Remote Studying and Teaching

► Library Will Open and Expand Its Services from the Beginning of June

► Take part in research on studies and well-being


► Mandatory Zoom client upgrade to version 5.0

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