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THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Newsletter 46/2021

In this newsletter: 

  • Ten people applied for TYY's Executive Board 2022
  • TYY is looking for Wing members for spring 2022 and calendar year 2022
  • TYY is looking for event volunteers for the anniversary year 2022
  • Over 4500 votes were casted in TYY's Council Elections
  •  UTU Virtual Open Week 22.–26.11.
  • TYY's Blog: Paavo Jordman: Dry toilets are a serious matter – Happy World Toilet Day!
  • University news
  • Events

Ten people applied for TYY's Executive Board 2022

The Student Union Council decides the new Executive Board on its meeting on 24 November.

The job of the Executive Board is to manage the daily affairs of the Student Union and be responsible for the implementation of the procedure of the TYY plan of action. The Executive Board outwardly represents the Student Union, oversees the management of the Student Union and uses general executive power within the limits of the regulations set by the Student Union and the decisions set by the Student Union Council. The Executive Board is accountable for its actions under the oversight of the Student Union Council.

There will be a Chair as well as five to seven other Executive Board members, each of which has his or her own area of responsibility.

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TYY is looking for Wing members for spring 2022 and calendar year 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.

The application period starts on 5 November and ends on 29 November at 23.59.

Applications are sent via TYY website form: https://www.tyy.fi/fi/hae-tyyn-siipiin-apply-tyys-wings .TYY Executive Board will go over the applications and choose the Wing members in their meeting in 3 December. There will be an info and training session for new members and chairs of the wings in the Campus Chapel on 8 December 16-17:30.

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TYY is looking for event volunteers for the anniversary year 2022

The Student Union is looking for event volunteers in honor of the 100th anniversary to assist in the implementation of the memorable anniversary. During the anniversary year, we will have greater traditional events than ever before and we will also create new event concepts. We need a lot of helping hands to make the organising of the events in the anniversary year run smoothly.

We require applicants to be motivated and have enthusiasm for the task as well as the ability to work in a group. The experience of organising events is a plus. As an event volunteer, you will gain experience in planning, organising and implementing large events, as well as making new friends across faculty boundaries.

The application period starts on 5 November and ends on 29 November at 23.59.

Applications are sent via TYY website form https://www.tyy.fi/fi/hae-tyyn-tapahtumavapaaehtoiseksi-juhlavuodelle-apply-tyys-event-volunteer-positions. TYY Executive Board will go over the applications and choose the volunteers in their meeting in 3 December.

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Over 4500 votes were casted in TYY's Council Elections

The voter turnout in the TYY's Council elections was 31,92 % and total of 4676 were casted.

Council seats by Coalition:

(change from year 2019)

  • TSE-lista 10 (+2)
  • Vihreä Vasemmisto 8 (+3)
  • TYY Terveeksi 7 (-)
  • Hybridiaani 6 (-1)
  • Ryhmä Lex 3 (-1)
  • Soihdunkantajat 3 (-)
  • Kokoomus 2 (+1)
  • Vihreä lista 2 (-2)
  • TOSY -
  • The InternationalE -

Thank you for all voters.

UTU Virtual Open Week 22.–26.11.

The Virtual Open Week is a perfect way to start building your future career at the University of Turku. Whether you already have found a programme of your interest or just want to learn more about the possibilities at the University, we'll be there to answer your questions.

During the 5-day long UTU Virtual Open Week, you will have a chance to discuss with the programme staff, get advice for the application period in interactive webinars and chat live with the current international students and study advisors of UTU.

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TYY's Blog: Paavo Jordman: Dry toilets are a serious matter – Happy World Toilet Day!

Everyday matters such as toilets can be used to discuss global issues. Likewise, small organizations tackle the most important, world-wide problems. One of these organizations is the Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland Huussi ry. Organization brings know-how on sanitation and dry toilets to other parts of the world, where it is needed. Student Union of the University of Turku and Huussi ry have teamed up for a development cooperation project in Zambia, where locals are trained to build and use dry toilets, as well as trained in other questions related to hygiene such as hand washing and menstrual hygiene issues. Locals are partners in all levels of the Zambian society, from the Ministry of Water, Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection to 16 regional teams to single villages and communities. The project promotes an alternative for open defecation for all Zambians until the year 2030, according to Sustainable Development Goals.

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University news:

► 3MT Competition to be Organised Again! Doctoral Candidate — Participate in the Competition and Receive Training on Research Communications

► Spend Your Next Semester Abroad at One of the EC2U Universities

► Results of the University Elections Are In

Events:

19.-21.11. Youth and Students' UN Weekend

27.11. APK trip

27.11. Finnish Championship of Academic Nintendo Gaming

3.12. Talviyö Advent Councert

17.12. Jäätynyt maa Christmas Concert

► 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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