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THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Newsletter 6/2022

In this newsletter: 

  • Student Barometer 2022 is now open!
  • University Talks: International Programme and Students
  • University Follows Regional Authorities’ Decisions in the Restriction on the Number of People and Remote Work Policy
  • CampusSport’s instructed classes and ball sports shifts have started
  • The Friendship Programme
  • KvarkenSat Innovation Challenge 2022 on Sustainable Forestry
  • University news
  • Events

Student Barometer 2022 is now open!

The survey is aimed at all students in higher education. Take part, and make a difference! → opiskelijabarometri.fi 
Student Barometer is used in work to develop student wellbeing, student activities, the quality of teaching, higher education internships, studies and reports on working life and living, and educational institutions, among other things. Student Barometer is conducted by the Research Foundation for Studies and Education Otus.

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University Talks: International Programme and Students

on 28 February 2022 15.15–16.00

Participation link:  https://utu.zoom.us/j/66146592660

Welcome to discuss the international programme of the University of Turku: what should students know about the brand new Internationalisation Programme? 

The University Talks event is an open online meeting that does not require registration. The internationalisation of students will be discussed on Monday 28 February from 15.15 to 16.00 at Zoom.

The event will be hosted by International Liaison Officer Satu Nurmi and coordinator Ameya Münzner from the Partnerships and Strategic Engagement unit and the Student Union's Executive Board member Tuomas Alm, responsible for International Affairs.

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University Follows Regional Authorities’ Decisions in the Restriction on the Number of People and Remote Work Policy

The University's instructions on safety measures are observed closely and masks are used in the University’s facilities.  The decisions of the regional authorities are followed in the restriction on the maximum number of people and remote work policy. The coronavirus management team decided earlier that the University gradually returns to more extensive contact teaching starting from Monday, 31 January 2022. Contact teaching will be increased in so far as possible, for example, small group teaching and thesis guidance can be organised on campus. The goal is to return to normal contact teaching arrangements by the end of the third period in March. The faculties and responsible teachers for the courses will give more detailed information on teaching arrangements in accordance with the faculty's practices.

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CampusSport’s instructed classes and ball sports shifts have started

CampusSport’s instructed classes and ball sports shifts in the sports facilities have started this week. The sports schedule can be found on CampusSport’s website. In addition, there will be some courses with separate fees (the length of the courses is 4-8 lessons). The courses offered this spring are e.g. ramp skateboarding, pole dancing and self-defence. Enrollment for the courses with separate fees starts on Wed 16 Feb at 2 pm.

See the sports schedule: https://www.campussport.fi/en/selection-of-sports/liikunta-aikataulu-en/

The Friendship Programme

International student! Would you like to meet more Finnish people and get in touch with the Finnish way of life during your stay in Turku?  Citizen of the Turku area! Would you like to meet international people, improve your language skills and learn from other cultures without leaving Finland? If your answer is yes, participate in the Friendship Programme! 

The Friendship Programme periods are arranged twice a year, in autumn and in spring. Enrolment for the spring period is open from 21 January to 14 February 2022.

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KvarkenSat Innovation Challenge 2022 on Sustainable Forestry

Do you want to learn more about how utilizing satellite-based data and new technologies can help in mitigating new challenges faced by Forestry sector? We are inviting you to take part in the KvarkenSat Innovation Challenge 2022 on Sustainable Forestry! Think, innovate and test your solutions and win prizes!

The hackathon is organized on March 18-20, 2022. Before the hackathon, a pre-hack webinar introducing the challenges and the theme mentors will be held on February 15th! You can register here for the webinar https://lnkd.in/eEsNq5qY 

We are inviting students from all disciplines to join! We'll be searching for ideas and solutions which combine existing knowledge with the newly available space-based and modeled data. Mentors will introduce in more detail the four challenge themes and the related context, and will support you during the hackathon. A solution can be a detailed concept, a space-data/model-based solution, or a combination of the two.

For more details and applying for the Hackathon: https://bit.ly/KvarkenSat

University news:

►  Seize the Basics of Business Studies!

► Turku University Foundation Spring 2022 Call for Applications

► Apply for a Grant For Student Projects by 28 February!

 

Events:

12.2. Hiking trip with APK

28.2. University Talks: Internationalisation Programme and Students

3.3. Post exchange orientation

► 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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