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Newsletter 51/2020

Check the important opening hours and services during holiday time

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The new Executive Board for 2021 decided on its tasks

The new Executive Board of The Student Union of The University of Turku for 2021 decided on its tasks at the organisational meeting on 16 December.

  • Aliisa Wahlsten: Chair
  • Samuli Tähtinen: Vice Chair, Organisations, Organisation supports, Tutoring
  • Suvituuli Lundmark: Social Affairs, Equality, Sports, Satakunta Campuses
  • Maria Nieminen: Student Culture, Volunteers, Enviroment, Tutoring
  • Jenna Rautionaho: Academic Affairs, Work Life, Corporate Collaboration, Communications
  • Anna Ryzhova: International Affairs, Development Cooperation
  • Sofia Saarinen: Academic Affairs, Municipal Affairs, Communications

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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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COVID19 instructions when arriving to Finland

COVID19 pandemic is still going on when you are arriving to Finland next year. Please follow the instructions given to you at the Helsinki airport. You can travel to Turku/ Pori by using public transport but remember to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer while travelling. Be prepared to bring several masks with you, as you will need them already on the airplane. You can buy masks from any shop when you are in Turku/ Pori.

Be prepared to spend the first 10 days in self-quarantine in Turku. Please find the instructions for quarantine from the link. You can spend the quarantine time at your place here in Turku or in Pori.

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How to activate UTU account?

The International Office contacted the IT Services of UTU and asked how to activate your user ID at UTU. Unfortunately, during Christmas time they have limited opening hours so be prepared that there is a queue waiting for you.

The International Office is sorry for this and asks you to be patient. Unfortunately, we cannot fasten the process to give your user ID earlier.

You will need the UTU user ID in order to access the UTU web systems and to enroll for the courses.

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Updated corona guidelines have been published

TYY's corona guidelines consist of:

  • Trafficlight model on what instructions are being followed at the moment (red/yeallow/green)
  • An instruction on how to organise and attend in events safely (these must be followed at all times)

TYY's guidelines are based on:

  • Discussion with the health authorities of campus cities
  • The guidelines of the hospital district and regulations of regional state administrative agency

We have categorised different situations with color codes. Currently, the red time guidelines will be followed. 

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The effects of the Covid-19 situation on studying and the student union

The infectious disease situation has aggravated, and as a result there are now new recommendations and restrictions. From the link below you will find the most important restrictions that concern the students.

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Exchange students: remember to return your starting package

The package should be returned to the starting package storage during the opening hours. It is possible to have a friend or your tutor return your package if you can't make it yourself during the hours. If you send a friend, please make sure you have made arrangments for the refund! If your refund will come as a bank transfer, make sure you have given the storage your IBAN and SWIFT/BIC code.

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Exchange students: what to do before going home?

Dear Exchange Students, Time has passed quickly and it is soon time to say good-bye. We would like to remind you of some important matters to take care of before you leave. 

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University news:

► University of Turku Implements Traffic Light Model for Coronavirus Situation - Red Light Stage Currently in Force

► IT Customer Service During Christmas 2020

► Co-operation Negotiations on Further Development of the University Central Services Extended


► See all events from TYY's events calendar

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

The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY)
Ylioppilastalo A, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 B, 20500 TURKU
+358 44 796 1067

Service Desk opening hours:
Mon-Wed and Fri at 10-11 and 12-14, Thu 12-15