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Newsletter 38/2020

Updated corona guidelines have been published

These guidelines specify TYY's event instructions for organisations and students, made during the autumn as there may be a need to temporarily restrict events more, and on the other hand, events can be organised more freely in between. TYY is in constant contact with the authorities and we inform students and organisations about what guidelines will be followed. In addition to these guidelines, we provide guidelines for students to participate in the events and for organisations information package on training the participants.

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Read also:
► Health Officials Urge Student Organisations to Restrict the Organisation of Events

► Exposures to Coronavirus Investigated in University Community

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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Registration as a foreigner to Finland - HETU PopUp at DVV on September 23 2020

Every exchange student must obtain a personal Finnish Identity Code (’henkilötunnus’ in Finnish). The Digital and Population Data Services Agency (DVV) is responsible for issuing the ID codes. When you obtain a Finnish ID Code, you’ll be registered as a foreigner in Finland.

If you are going to study in Pori, you’ll need to obtain the identity code from the The Digital and Population Data Services Agency in Pori.

NB! Non-EU residents: even though you would have obtained a Finnish Identity Code during your residence permit application process, you’ll still need to be registered as a foreigner and therefore come to DVV too.

The HETU Pop Up at DVV on September 23 2020: 9.30 am - 12 pm & 1 pm – 3 pm

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Camilla Saarinen nominated for SYL's Executive Board

The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY) nominates Camilla Saari, as 2021 member of the Board of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL). Student Union Council elected Saarinen as a candidate on the meeting on 15 September. Camilla Saarinen is a 23-year-old law and contemporary history student who dreams of working in the public sector.

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TYY International Council

Welcome to TYY International Council’s first autumn meeting on 21 September at 16 in Turku-Sali. We will tell the latest news about corona’s effects on internationalization on UTU and we would especially want to know if the international students have been in touch with you. You can join us live or online. Please sign up in advance by 20 September at 23:59 so we can inform those who are attending online:

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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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Search Announcements

► Deputy Member for the Collegiate Council of the University

► Deputy Members for the Faculty Councils

► Student Representatives for the Faculty Council of the new Faculty of Technology

► Deputy Members to the Advisory Boards of the University Library

University news:

► The University mentoring programmes will start again in January - call for applications in September!

► Rector Jukka Kola: University Builds the New Normal

► Entire Autumn Semester Organised Mainly as Remote Teaching

► Phishing Emails in the Name of the University of Turku

► CampusSport's autumn season begins

► See alla events from TYY's events calendar

When attending to an even remember the hygiene instructions and safe distances. Wear a facemask if needed. Never attend to an even if you are sick.

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