THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Newsletter 9/2022

In this newsletter: 

  • Anxiety, fear and worries over the conflict in Ukraine? Support for students is available!
  • 9-to-5 of advocacy at TYY!
  • Opening party of the Century: TYYlikäs SATANEN
  • Regular cancellation policy is in use with TYY’s rentals from 1 March
  • TYY is looking for Chair of Development Cooperation Wing for 2022
  • Watch the Pre-Recorded Anniversary Celebration of the University of Turku 
  • Student Barometer 2022 is now open!
  • University Talks: International Programme and Students
  • University news
  • Events

Anxiety, fear and worries over the conflict in Ukraine? Support for students is available!

The situation and war in Ukraine might cause a lot of anxiety, fear and worry and that is completely normal. We have gathered here some support channels for students in need of discussion support, peer support and connections. Discussing about your feelings, the situation in general and getting to share your experiences with someone often helps to relieve anxiety in distressing situations. We have listed here both possibilities for individual support as well as get togethers and open discussion platforms.

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9-to-5 of advocacy at TYY!

What did we advocate for in February? What kind of issues have been on agenda in international affairs, education policy and social policy? We will publish every month a short info about what e have done for the benefit of our members.

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Opening party of the Century: TYYlikäs SATANEN

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.

We will reveal the main performer later, but a great show is guaranteed. You’ll hear more about the event next week, but now it’s time to mark the date on your calendar already.

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

 

Regular cancellation policy is in use with TYY’s rentals from 1 March

During covid time, it has been possible to book rental premises with a more flexible cancellation policy. Now we return to regular policies from March 1.

The reservation can be canceled no later than 4 weeks before the rental date. If canceled 4 to 1 week before, 50 percent of full rent will be charged. If the cancellation occurs less than 1 week before the booking time, the full rental price will be charged.

The cancellation policy applies to TYY's rental premises, the Q-house and Vähä-Heikkilä and TYY's sauna, and Osakuntasali. But e hope you would cancel any free rentals also on time. 

► See all TYY rentals

TYY is looking for Chair of Development Cooperation Wing for 2022

The Student Union of the University of Turku is looking for Chair for the Development Cooperation Wing, one of TYY’s four volunteer action groups, also known as Wings. The operation of Wings is independent and flexible allowing it to reflect freely the ideas and wishes of its members. 

The application period starts on 18 February 2022 and ends on 4 May 2022 at 12:00. Applications are sent via TYY website form.

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Watch the Pre-Recorded Anniversary Celebration of the University of Turku 

The Anniversary Celebration was realised as a virtual recording which was published on the anniversary of the University's founding, on 28 February 2022. The Celebration included a speech by Rector Jukka Kola, awarding the Alumn of the Year recognition, and awarding the Phoenix Universitatis Turkuensis decorations.

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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 news:

► Support Sessions for Discussing the Situation in Ukraine

► UNIFI: Finnish Universities Express Support for Ukraine

► Pop-up-Vaccinations for Students Continued in March 2022

 

Events:

 

3.3. Post exchange orientation

3.3. Meditation for beginners

3.3. Argentine Tango Beginners

9.3. Environmental Wing´s meeting

12.3. Hiking trip with APK

22.3. Candlelight board game night!

► 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

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Mon-Wed and Fri at 10-11 and 12-14, Thu 12-15

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