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THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Newsletter 15/2021


In this newsletter: 

  • TYY is looking for Wing members for autumn 2021 and academic year 2021-2022
  • Introductions to new Peppi system in the spring 2021
  • International Council 20 April
  • Survey for international students in international degree programmes: Tuition fees and studying in Finland
  • Suggest the best teacher and the best course of the year 2021
  • TYYlikäs vappu 2021 / First of May
  • Yhdessä/Together Campaign Started: “Let’s Make Sure That No One Is Left All on Their Own”
  • WEBINAR: Self-compassion - a cornerstone of resilience and well-being
  • Unpaid healthcare fees for higher education students will be referred to the enforcement authority in the middle of April
  • CampusSport is looking for Sports Tutors
  • University news
  • Events

TYY is looking for Wing members for autumn 2021 and academic year 2021-2022

Wings are a part of the Student Union and their goal is to make the Student Union a better place for everyone. In the Wings, you have the freedom to create new free time activities for students and to take care of students’ interests. The Wings are based on four different themes: development cooperation, environment, equality, and internationality.

We are looking for regular members. We expect the applicants to have motivation and enthusiasm for the task and the ability to work in a group. You can apply for several Wings but become selected only in one Wing. You can apply for the autumn semester 2021 or the academic year 2021–2022. We expect the regular members to commit to the wing at least for the autumn semester. Students in Pori and Rauma campus can also apply for the wings.

The application period ends on 19 April at 23.59.

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Introductions to new Peppi system in the spring 2021

University of Turku will implement a new study data system in the summer of 2021. The new system, Peppi, will replace the old systems Nettiopsu, Opsu, study plan system (hops), Open University Nettiopsu and Rekka. Students and Staff can use the new system from 2 August 2021 onwards.

Peppi support team will give online introductory session to Peppi-system in April:

  • Student's desktop in English: Friday 16 April from 13.00 to 14.30 
    • Link to join webinar: https://utu.zoom.us/j/63994768236
    • Passcode: 590941

Introductions will be recorded. By the beginning of August, Peppi support team will also make separate instructional videos and prepare written instructions for the new system. During the fall semester of 2021, Peppi support team will also provide local support to users in the form of Peppi clinics.

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International Council 20 April

Welcome to International Council's second meeting in Zoom 20 April at 16.30.

The meeting is open for TYY organisations' responsible persons for international affairs and anyone who is interested in international affairs! For more information: tyy-internationalspecialist@utu.fi.

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Survey for international students in international degree programmes: Tuition fees and studying in Finland

This survey is meant for international degree students enrolled in international Bachelor’s and Master's degree programmes. If you are an international student studying your whole degree in Finland, this is your chance to share your experiences and give feedback.

The purpose is to collect information on students’ experiences of tuition fees, their studies in Finland and the services provided. You can take part in the survey even if you are not a fee-paying student. Please answer the questionnaire by 30 April 2021. Answering will take about 15 minutes. You can also pause and save your answers if you are not able to finish during one session.

Go to survey: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/DC8F31F5F91C1FEA

Thank you for your participation!

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Suggest the best teacher and the best course of the year 2021

Good teaching and counselling are core tasks of the University. We are looking for candidates of highly qualified teaching and well-operating courses of 2020-2021. The proposals coming from students and colleagues are a great way to show appreciation for the proposed candidates. Suggestions for Teacher of the Year and the Course of the Year should be sent by filling in the online form by 31st May 2020 23.59.

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TYYlikäs vappu 2021 / First of May

Vappu is here again from 30 April to 1 May. This year we will celebrate online and remotely. More info about the programme and how to join is coming soon on the TYY's webpage.

 

Yhdessä/Together Campaign Started: “Let’s Make Sure That No One Is Left All on Their Own”

The extended period of remote working and studying manifests in our University community as declined level of well-being. The Yhdessä/Together campaign encourages members of the University community to share their experiences and ideas on increasing well-being and sense of community on the Viima platform at https://app.viima.com/turun-yliopisto/yhdessa-together/

The campaign is also active on social media: you can take part by using hashtags #uniturku2030 and #getinspiredbyyourcommunity and share your ideas!

WEBINAR: Self-compassion - a cornerstone of resilience and well-being

Study in Turku organizes a webinar on Monday 19th of April at 14.15 for the internationals students studying in universities and universities of applied sciences in Turku. The event is held on Zoom and is in English. Our speaker in the webinar is an occupational health psychologist Ronnie Grandell who has specialized in the areas of self-compassion and compassionate therapy. Event is a free of charge.

Register to participate through this link https://bit.ly/3qYa4tU to get a Zoom-link just before the event. You can also find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StudyinTurku/

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Unpaid healthcare fees for higher education students will be referred to the enforcement authority in the middle of April

The healthcare fee for higher education students for the spring term 2021 should have been paid at the latest by 31 January 2021. Unpaid healthcare fees will be referred to the enforcement authority for collection in the middle of April.

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CampusSport is looking for Sports Tutors

CampusSport is recruiting new sports tutors for the academic year of 2021-2022. Application period takes place between 12 Apr and 26 Apr. Sports tutors are part of CampusSport’s low-threshold services that aim at making exercising as approachable as possible. Tutors are peer exercisers: students who encourage other students to exercise. They do not have to be experts or a professional athletes – it is enough that they are interested in sports.

Instructions on how to apply: https://www.campussport.fi/en/apply-to-become-a-sports-tutor/

University news:

► Remember to apply for a Grant for Student Projects by April 18!

► Apply for Circumpolar Studies online courses in Summer Semester 2021

► Apply to Nordic Centre Virtual Summer Courses at Fudan University!

► Well-being survey: The extended period of remote working and studying is having a negative effect on well-being

► Doctoral Training Developed with Feedback – Support for Well-being

► Markku Kulmala is invited to give a Frontiers of Science eTALK on 22.4.2021 at 12.00

► Red Light Stage of the Traffic Light Model for Coronavirus Situation in Force at University

 

Events:

16.4. Senpai: New Series of the Spring Season

19.4. WEBINAR: Self-compassion - a cornerstone of resilience and well-being

20.4. International Council 2

► 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.

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