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Newsletter 26/2020

Summer Info

We have gathered an information package for summer studies and summer livelihood, health care and TYY's services available. We wish every student a happy summer! After a long and exceptional spring, we all deserve joy and sun.

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Welcome to Turku!

The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY) would like to welcome you to Turku and to the University of Turku. We are happy to have you here and we wish to meet you at the Orientation Course!

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TYY Guide for International Students 2020–2021

Welcome to Turku! The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY) wishes you a very pleasant stay. The guide will introduce you to the Student Union and the student life in Turku. We would like to explain to you what is a student union and how TYY can serve you. As a member, you are entitled to a variety of benefits which we hope will make your stay in Turku easier.

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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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How to unsubscribe from our mailing lists?

Dear international students, The Student Union of the University of Turku wishes to thank you for your stay in Turku. We hope you have enjoyed your time as a student with us! We are happy if you want to hear from TYY even after your time in Turku is over. If you want to unsubscribe from our mailing list, please see how to do it from the link below.

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More than half of the students who took part in the survey felt that the corona situation had affected their ability to study

Based on the survey, more than 50% of the respondents felt that the corona situation had a harmful effect on their general ability to study. The corona situation was most negatively affected by the study environment, as almost 70% felt that the corona situation had a harmful effect on their study environment. More than 60% of respondents experienced that study motivation, study routines, and ability to concentrate deteriorated during the exceptional circumstances caused by corona situation.

The corona situation is likely to affect study and student life in the semester 2020-2021 as well. With the help of the answers to the survey, TYY does advocacy work to minimise the negative effects. It is important that students are guaranteed adequate tools, facilities and support even in an emergency.

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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.

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Student-priced lunch from Unica Restaurants

Unica is selling student-priced lunch also in summer. You can eat in or have your lunch as a take away. See more details on Unica's website and social media.

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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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University news:

► Library has opened new return boxes at the Turku Campus

► CampusSport’s summer semester starts

► University Board on 12 June 2020: Discussion on the Further Development of University Central Services

► University of Turku Increases Number of New Study Places for Autumn 2020

► MATLAB and Simulink softwares now available for all in University of Turku

► University Properties of Finland Assesses the Nature Values on University Campuses

Newsletter will take a summer break. See yuo again in August.

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