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THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Newsletter 43/2021

In this newsletter: 

  • Vote in Student Union Council Elections 2021
  • In TYY Executive Board you make the University of Turku a better place to study
  • Career event for international students interested in studying and working in Turku
  • Welcome to TYY 99th Annual Ball
  •  The Student Union of the University of Turku seeks SPECIALIST
  • Respond to the student livelihood survey!
  • University news
  • Events

Vote in Student Union Council Elections 2021

In the elections for the Student Union Council on 27 October – 3 November 2021, 41 representatives will be chosen among the eligible members of the TYY to the Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku. If you are a member of the Student Union of the University of Turku you can vote with your university user ID. 

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In TYY Executive Board you make the University of Turku a better place to study

TYY Executive Board is a student’s voice. In the Executive Board, you can influence the learning environment of the University of Turku and build our common student culture and community. In the Board, you work regularly with the university's administration and other key stakeholders to make the University of Turku a better place to study. 

Student Union Council will elect the Executive Board 2022 at its meeting on 24 November, 2021. Proposals for the composition of the Board come from the Council Groups. So get in touch with your Council Group and tell them about your interest in working for a better Student Union and the university community.

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Career event for international students interested in studying and working in Turku

Are you interested in working in Turku, but don't know what the Southwest Finland region has to offer for international talents after their studies and how to plan your career?

Join us on Wednesday 10 November 2021 at 16:30 and you will learn…

  • How has working in Finland changed Joel Willans, the creator of the social media sensation Very Finnish Problems?
  • How to prepare for job-hunting in Turku and in Finland?
  • What services does the city of Turku offer for international talents, looking to stay in Turku?
  • How do international alumni find the stereotypes of Finnish career life?

 Event info: www.utu.fi/studyandstay

When? On Wednesday 10 November 2021 at 4.30 pm to 6 pm Finnish time
Where? Virtual event – link will be sent to registrants via email before the event
How much? Free of charge, but requires registration
How to join? Registration is open!

Welcome to TYY 99th Annual Ball

Every student should experience the Annual Ball at least once during their studies at the University of Turku!

TYY Annual Ball will be celebrated on 13 November 2021 at Rauma. 

Transportation from Turku to Rauma and back will be included. The first buss leaves from Studenthouse A (Rehtorinpellonkatu 4A) at 13:30. The second buss leaves at 16:00 and arrives to the gala dinner. 

Festivities start with a cocktail party at Rauma Campus, 16:00.
Gala dinner at Juhlahovi, 18:00.
After Party after the gala dinner.

The first buss back to Turku leaves after the gala dinner at 23:00. The second buss leaves at 02:00.
Academic Brunch (silliaamiainen) in Turku on Sunday 14 November 10:00 and onwards. The place will be revealed later to the guests.

The sign-up for the annual ball starts on Friday 22 October at 12:00.

Sign-up for the annual ball

The Student Union of the University of Turku seeks SPECIALIST

The Student Union of the University of Turku seeks SPECIALIST for a full-time open-ended employment relationship. The work begins as soon as possible during this year. We offer you an interesting job within promotion of student interests, internationalism and student world, challenging and wide-ranging work tasks and excellent possibilities to develop your expertise. The duties of the Specialist include international, development cooperation and sustainable development affairs of the Student Union.

The basic pay is 2251,43 euro/month + possible experience and degree extras. Working time is 36,5 hours per week. Employment benefits include partial lunch and free time benefits. The employment is regulated by the collective agreement of Student Unions. We expect that you have excellent written and oral Finnish and good written and oral English. 

Free-form applications with CVs should be submitted by 31 Oct 2021 at 23.59 electronically to tyy-paasihteeri@utu.fi. The title of the email should be "call for a specialist in international affairs".

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Respond to the student livelihood survey!

We invite you to respond to the student unions’ livelihood survey! This survey will examine students’ livelihood, employment and housing, as well as any changes regarding them. The survey generates relevant and up-to-date information on the financial status of university students across Finland. The survey responses will be utilised for the livelihood survey and in student representation. Your responses are valuable and will contribute to fact-based advocacy. The study is implemented by the Finnish Research Foundation for Studies and Education Otus. one anonymously.

Responses will be processed confidentially, and individual respondents will not be identifiable in the results. Each student union will choose one student among their respondents who will win an S Group gift card valued at 150 euros. It takes about 15 minutes to complete the survey and you can respond until October 31st.

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Respond to the student livelihood survey

University news:

► Library Opening Hours Expand from 25 October 2021

► Digital Security Week - update your skills

Events:

27.10.-3.11. Council Elections

9.11. Porthan Day

10.11. Study and Stay in Turku 2021

13.11. TYY 99th Annual Ball

 

► 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

tyy@utu.fi
+358 44 796 1067

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

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