THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Newsletter 11/2022

In this newsletter: 

  • TYY newsletter takes a break in spring 2022
  • sTYYlish One Hundred event and after party
  • Time to apply for TYY 0.7% funding for 2022
  • Are you craving for music and culture this spring?
  • Sports service survey
  • Apply to become a sports tutor
  • We are looking for student representatives! 
  • We are looking an organisation to help with sTYYlish One Hundred
  • University news
  • Events

TYY newsletter takes a break in spring 2022

Due to website renewal and changes in our staff TYY newsletter will take a little break during the next few weeks. We will still inform you about important issues via tyy-international mailing list and you can read news from our web pages. The newsletter will be back soon.

TYY's communication specialist Frida wants to thank all the readers of the newsletter and wishes you happy springtime. 

sTYYlish One Hundred event and after party

Thursday 31 March we are celebrating the opening of the Anniversary on University Hill (Yliopistonmäki). The event is organised together with TYY's organisations and the University of Turku, and all students, alumni, university’s faculty and citizens of Turku are welcome.

“The anniversary year will be kicked off with a carnival-like festival. As usual, you can get to know the organisations, and there will be a live music and more on the main stage. The after party brings us all together in Night Club Marilyn and Vegas. You don’t want to miss this party”, describes Juho Pitkäranta, TYY's Board member responsible of Student Culture.

Main performer will be Finnish rap group Gasellit. Free entry. Tickets for after party 3 euros.

When: 31 March 5 pm
Where: University Hill (Yliopistonmäki)
 

Time to apply for TYY 0.7% funding for 2022

The Student Union of the University of Turku is committed to donating 0.7% of its operating budget to development cooperation. The amount is divided between two organisations and the amount donated this year is about € 2700 per organisation. TYY is now looking for one donation target for 2022. The grant is to be used for 2022 activities.

In 2022, we donate half of the 0.7 % to our joint project with the Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland in Zambia and we are now looking for a second target to donate the remaining half of 0.7 %

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Are you craving for music and culture this spring?

In that case, we would like to invite you to come listen to Beethoven 9th Symphony!

This spring the University of Turku symphony orchestra, Collegium Musicum Turku, proudly presents the monumental Beethoven 9th symphony!

  • What: Beethoven 9th Symphony
  • Where: Turku, St. Michael's Church, Puistokatu 16 and Helsinki, Kallio Church, Itäinen Papinkatu 2
  • When: 3.5.2022 at 19 (Turku) and 7.5.2022 at 19 (Helsinki)

Soloists:

  • Johanna Lehesvuori
  • Jeni Packalén
  • Ville Salonen
  • Joonas Orrain

Tampere Philharmonic Choir, choirmaster Jouni Rissanen and artistic director Ruut Kiiski.

Concert is conducted by Satu Simola, conductor of Collegium Musicum Turku.

Come listen to the magnificent Beethoven 9th Symphony and let the music speak for itself!

Book your tickets: cmtorkesteri.tapahtumiin.fi

Student-priced tickets (15e) available online and sold at the door before the concert.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1071293233646175 (Turku) & https://www.facebook.com/events/297845425443936 (Helsinki)

Ask for more specific information: puheenjohtaja@cmtorkesteri.fi

Sports service survey

Answer CampusSport’s sports service survey! The survey is aimed at all students and staff members of the universities in Turku. The goal of the survey is to find out exercising habits and opinions of CampusSport's services. The survey is anonymous. It is not mandatory to answer all the questions. You can win a prize if you participate. The lottery prizes are three CampusSport's summer semester memberships, one personal training appointment and one 60-minute massage appointment.

The last day to answer the survey is 6 Apr 2022. You can find the survey here: https://link.webropol.com/s/liikuntapalvelukysely2022

Apply to become a sports tutor

Recruitment of CampusSport’s sports tutors for the academic year of 2022-2023 takes place 10 March - 31 March 2022. Tutor is a peer exerciser: a student who encourages other students to exercise. You do not have to be an expert or a professional athlete – it is enough that you are interested in sports. Tutoring season lasts for an academic year. Sports tutors are part of CampusSport’s low-threshold services that aim at making exercising as approachable as possible. In addition, as a sports tutor you will get experience in organizing events and speaking in public. And the most important thing: you will meet great people and get wonderful experiences!

Read more about sports tutors’ tasks and instructions how to apply on CampusSport’s website: https://www.campussport.fi/en/apply-to-become-a-sports-tutor-2/

We are looking for student representatives! 

We are a project funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland. Our goal is to develop biodiversity education in the universities of Helsinki, Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä and Eastern Finland.  

We are looking for 6-8 student representatives. We want the representatives to share their opinions and suggestions for us to consider and use when we are developing biodiversity courses. We are looking for students with different academic backgrounds, so that we can have as diverse viewpoints as possible.  

 If you are interested about studying biodiversity topics and you want to take part in developing higher education of biodiversity topics in Finnish universities you should apply.

It is possible to get 1-2 credits for participating to this project as a student representative. This project will continue until the end of 2022.

Leave your application by answering this questionnaire: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/4099C0A56364F08F

If you want to know about our project, visit our website: https://www.biodiversityeducation.fi/ or send an email to isaholm@utu.fi

We are looking an organisation to help with sTYYlish One Hundred

The sTYYlish One Hundred, Opening Party of the TYY 100th anniversary, will be held on Thursday 31 March 2022. TYY is looking for an organisation to help with the cleaning of the University Hill after the event as well as to take care of ticket sales during the party at Night Club Marilyn, Vegas and Forte front doors. Two persons will be needed on each door, meaning six persons altogether. The shift is from 8:30 PM until 01:00 AM, including a short introduction to the responsibilities. TYY will pay a reward of EUR 300 for the organisation.

If you are interested, please contact me at tyy-kulttuuri@utu.fi before March 22 11:59 PM. If two organisations decide to work together, please fill one application only. Selection criteria: quickness of applying and the organisation’s resources for managing the task. The organisation has to be listed in preliminary tax withholding register and have a business identity code.

University news:

► Application period for the grants and scholarships administrated by the University of Turku 7.-21.3.2022

► University of Turku Suspends Cooperation with Russian Universities

► University Reacts Promptly to Impacts of the War in Ukraine

► Intranet Redesign Makes Contents More Readily Available for University Community

► Apply for a Working Life Coach!

► Apply for My Finnish Career -coaching!

Events:

22.3. Candlelight board game night!

31.3. sTYYlish One Hundred event and after party

9.4. Hiking trip with APK

15.4. TYRMY's Get-To-Know Party

23.4. Alku - Turku University Choir's 35th anniversary 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.

The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY)
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tyy@utu.fi
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