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THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Newsletter 20/2021


In this newsletter: 

  • The Mental health survey executed as part of On my mind -project is now open!
  • Municipal Election info for students (in English)
  • TYY and P-klubi's Municipal Election Panel
  • International degree students landing jobs in Finland - where are we now and where do we want to get to in the future?
  • CampusSport’s summer courses
  • Exchange students: what to do before going home?
  • Exchange students: remember to return your starting package
  • Yhdessä/Together Campaign Started: “Let’s Make Sure That No One Is Left All on Their Own”
  • University news
  • Events

 

The Mental health survey executed as part of On my mind -project is now open!

The Mental health survey executed as part of On my mind -project is now open! This survey is aimed at all the students of the University of Turku. The aim of this survey is to review themes related to students' mental well-being. The responses are utilized to promote students' resilience and well-bein​g at the University of Turku. A report on the results of the survey will be published in autumn 2021. All the answers will be treated anonymously, and individual responses cannot be connected to the people who answered the survey.

► More info

The survey is open until June 4, 2021.

Link to the survey:​ https://link.webropolsurveys.com/s/tyyutu2021

Municipal Election info for students (in English)

Almost ten percent of the students at the University of Turku are international students, but international students might not know if they are entitled to vote in the upcoming Municipal Elections (13 June). Let's change that!

In this event, we will share information about the Municipal Elections that will be happening in June. We will share information on how to vote and where. We will also tell a bit about what City Council is and what it decides about and we will answer your questions. The event will be held in English.

WHAT: Municipal Election info for all students (in English)
WHEN: 25 May at 16-17
WHERE: Zoom https://utu.zoom.us/j/61582895461
WHY: We want your voice to be heard!

Event on Facebook

If you have some questions that you want to ask in advance, please contact our Specialist for International Affairs Satu tyy-internationalspecialist@utu.fi 

TYY and P-klubi's Municipal Election Panel

This year's Municipal Election Panel will be on Tuesday 25 May 2021 at 17 remotely via Zoom. Every political party has their candidate. Candidates attending will be announced late. The panel leaders are Anders Blom, Professor of Practice, Centre for Parliamentary Studies and the Head of the P-klubi Board Ella Välimäki.
 
The panel includes the leaders own questions to which each panelist answer in their turn. At the end of the panel, there is an opportunity for the audience to ask questions through the Zoom's chat. You can ask questions example from Group 40 000's Municipal Election Programme. You can find it here: https://ryhma40k.fi/kunnallispoliittinen-ohjelma/.
 
TYY wants to remind that it won't accept questions that involve racism, sexism, harassment or anything that is inappropriate. TYY's events follow the principles for safe space.
 
If you need any help, don't hesitate to contact tyy-pj@utu.fi or tyy-kopo@utu.fi. 
 

International degree students landing jobs in Finland - where are we now and where do we want to get to in the future?

SIMHE Boost Employment seminar

International degree students landing jobs in Finland - where are we now and where do we want to get to in the future? Join us for the SIMHE Boost Employment seminar to gain interesting insights and to share best practices!

WHEN: 07.06.2021 - 12:00 to 15:00
WHERE: Online
WHO: Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
 

CampusSport’s summer courses

CampusSport organizes some outdoor courses in the summer: golf, disc golf, beach volley and tennis. There is a separate fee for each course. Course descriptions, timetables and prices are available on CampusSport’s website: https://www.campussport.fi/en/enrollment-for-summer-courses-starts-17-may/

In addition, some of CampusSport’s gyms re-opened. Those who have paid the sports fee for the academic year or spring get to use the gyms until 29 Aug 2021. New members can use the gyms during the summer if they pay a separate fee. The price of the summer season is 30 euros. More information: https://www.campussport.fi/en/some-of-campussports-gyms-will-re-open-7-may/

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. 

PLEASE NOTE: International Office (Student Centre Disco) will be closed at least until the end of this semester, so all the paperwork will be handled online. In urgent matters, please send a message to incoming@utu.fi.

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Exchange students: remember to return your starting package

Dear exchange students, the opening hours for Starting Package Storage have been published for May.

Please find the schedule here 

Please note that you should return the package directly to TYY Service Desk (Rehtorinpellonkatu 4A).

Please bring everything washed and dry and you will get your deposit back.

For more information please e-mail to tyy-internationalspecialist@utu.fi

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!

University news:

► Advance Voting Booths for Municipal Elections on at Car Park between Natura and Agora on Vesilinnanpiha

► Sustainable Development Studies 2021-2022 application open from 10th May until 22st August

Events:

► 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)
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tyy@utu.fi
+358 44 796 1067

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Mon-Wed and Fri at 10-11 and 12-14, Thu 12-15

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