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Newsletter 36/2020

University Science Fair and Opening Carnival

The academic year begins 4 September with the Opening Carnival  of the University of Turku and the Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY). The University of Turku celebrates 100 years of science in 2020! The University Science Fair showcases the research done in University of Turku. The Opening Carnival introduces student organisations in Turku to new students. Fall in love with student theater, visit all the stands of subject organisations, and find a new academic hobby in the wide variety of hobby organisations.The Opening Carnival is bringing together students from all faculties! The carnival will also feature the University's and TYY’s services and partners.

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TYY grants marks of honour on its anniversary

On its anniversary on Monday, 9 Nov 2020, the Student Union of the University of Turku will grant marks of honour and recognition. TYY honour committee is seeking proposals from organisations concerning people who have actively participated in the activities of the Student Union or organisations or are otherwise close to the Student Union. Please submit your proposal before 30 September.

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Sustainable Development Week 2020 is looking for volunteers

Come to organise TYY's Sustainable Development Week 12-16 October! Theme Week is a collection of different events on campus and online. The purpose of the week is to increase awareness of sustainable development and inspire sustainable choices in everyday life. This year, in addition to remote events, small events are also organised on campus. A successful week also needs an enthusiastic organising team. As a member of the organising team, you can work on information or the implementation of events, if you wish. As an organiser, in addition to gaining valuable work experience, you will receive a work certificate and new contacts. By working in the event team, you can also get to know TYY's wings. The next meeting of the organising team will be held on Tuesday 15 September at 16.00 at TYY's office. You do not need to register in advance.

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Hi there, biology and geography students!

Are you interested in getting to know Finnish student traditions and networking with other students in your area? If yes, keep reading. Synapsi is the student association of biology and geography students in the University of Turku and we are happy to welcome international students to join our community. The membership costs only 7 € for one year.

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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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New exchange student: how to register at the University of Turku

Welcome to Turku! To start your studies at UTU the first thing is to register to UTU. This will be done remotely because the Student Centre Disco will be closed until the end of October 2020. Please remember to follow the current self-quarantine instructions.

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Registration period for the Academic Year 2020-2021

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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Are you between 18 and 25 years old? Participate in international study 'Young Adults in Times of COVID-19'!

We are studying the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of young people all over the world. How do you think about, and deal with the regulations intended to prevent the spread of the virus? How do you feel and behave towards others during this time? By completing a one-time online survey, you will help us to better understand how young adults across the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are conducting this research in fourteen countries.

For more information and the link to the survey (in Finnish), click HERE.

More information about this project is available here.

Also see our posts on FacebookTwitter (Finnish), and LinkedIn (Finnish). Please help us spread this message!



University news:

► Opening Day on 4 Sept is Full of Events — Join the UTU100 Fair, Opening Carnival and Virtual Opening Ceremony

► Supplementary Exchange Application Period for Spring Semester 2021

► University of Turku Employs Nearly 50 New Doctoral Candidates

► University Rectors Recommend that the University Community Start to Use Koronavilkku App

► Have You Got Any Great Ideas on How to Make the Library an Even Better Place?

► University Board on 28 August 2020: Board Decided on Degree Programmes and Number of Study Places

► Business Essentials for Scientists (BES) 5.-22.10.2020 - REGISTER by September 14!


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