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Newsletter 36/2021

In this newsletter: 

  • We are making changes to our mailing lists
  • Opening carnival
  • Registration with the University: Enrollment period has been extended
  • CampusSport’s classes and shifts start on 6 Sep
  • Welcome to Turku!
  • TYY's Student Guide
  • Apply now to the UTUambassador programme!
  • There are still exchange study opportunities for spring semester 2022
  • University news
  • Events

Updated corona guidelines have been published.  We are now in yellow time.

TYY's corona guidelines consist of:

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

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University’s Coronavirus Restrictions Will Be Eased in October

The coronavirus management team of the University of Turku has decided that if the epidemic allows it, the coronavirus restrictions will be eased by the second period of the autumn semester. The aim is to return to everyday campus life, increasing close contacts as safely as possible. The second period starts on 25 October 2021.

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Start of the University's Academic Year 2021–2022 Celebrated at Opening Carnival on 8 September

The Teacher, Course and Language Deed of the Year were announced at the Opening Carnival which was organised on campus this year. The Opening Carnival celebrates the beginning of a new academic year and welcomes especially new students to the University of Turku.

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Littering is not a part of student culture. Let's keep the parks clean!

Hello students! A wonderful start to autumn! It’s great that students are seen in the street scene, along the river, and the parks. The parks are our common living room, and it is our shared responsibility to take care of them. Littering is not a part of student culture, and cleaning up at the end of the evening is always a smart thing to do.

Here is a checklist of what it is good to remember in outdoor events.

  • Bag for cans and bottles
  • Garbage bag
  • One seat pad, your snacks and weatherproof clothing make the outdoor event comfortable for attendees.

We are making changes to our mailing lists

Did you get this newsletter via tyy-exchangestudents or tyy-degreestudents mailing list? We are closing down both lists and use the mailing list tyy-international for now on. If you are not sure which list you are on, you can see the name of the list in this email’s title field.

If you are not yet on the tyy-international mailing list, you can join that list from this link. After September we will send TYY’s newsletter only to that list.

tyy-international is a general mailing list for all the international students who study at the University of Turku. Through this list, we keep you up to date on current issues that concern students, inform you about the events at the campus and in Turku in general and also distribute information about for example job offers or internships, language studies, culture and sports opportunities.

Join TYY International mailing list here

Registration with the University: Enrollment period has been extented

Due to data transfer issues in the OILI enrollment service, the enrollment period of the University of Turku has been extended until 10 September 2021.

If you're still having problems with the enrollment in OILI, please be in contact with the Student Centre Disco,

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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!

Please see more detailed timetables of the Orientation Course.

How to join the Student Union?

► Exchange Students: The membership is voluntary but highly recommended. You can get the invoice in the Student Centre Disco/ via e-mail. 

► Degree Students (including double-degree students): The membership fee is mandatory. You will get information about the membership fee during the summer via e-mail.

Please note that we do not send you a confirmation e-mail after receiving your payment. If you have used the correct account number your payment will eventually arrive on our bank account. However, it is always a good idea to have the student union membership fee receipt with you until your student card has arrived.

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TYY's Student Guide

This 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. 

Read the guide

Apply now to the UTUambassador programme!

Hey international student of UTU! Do you find social media, photography, writing and making videos interesting? Would you like to spread your love and knowledge of your university in international networks? If yes, apply to the UTUambassador by 12 September!

Communication is one of the positive outcomes I got from the ambassador year. I met new people, made new friends, and learned how to better use digital media.
- Eman, UTUambassador 2020

Learn more about why and how to apply on UTU intranet:

There are still exchange study opportunities for spring semester 2022

There are still exchange study opportunities for spring semester 2022 and those can be applied for in the supplementary application period of 1.-15.9.2021. 

Exchange places available in this application period can be found from SoleMOVE choosing the correct application period. (Exchange destinations abroad and feedback >Advanced search > Application period > Supplementary Application Period 2 21-22 01.9.2021-15.09.2021). Note, that the places are available only for spring semester 2022. Find more information about this by clicking the exchange place and the desired agreement open. More detailed instructions on how to find exchange places here.

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10.9. Senpai ry: Evangelion: 1.0 & 2.0

13.9. Terrakoti & Student nations open doors

15.9. Post-exchange Orientation

15.9. Turku university choir: Autumn auditions

17.9. Senpai ry: Evangelion: 3.0 & 3.0+1.0

18.9. APK hiking trip

4.10. TYY Sustainable Development Week 2021

► 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