4 February 2020, by Mária Kubincová
Laura Moreno from Colombia first wanted to pursue a PhD, but later decided to apply for several Master’s Degree programmes instead. She came to Finland in 2018 after she got accepted into the then entirely new programme called Master’s Degree Programme Human Neuroscience, which is an intersection between psychology, medicine, biology and even pharmacology. In her second year of studies Laura decided to become a tutor and help the next generation of students acclimate to the new environment. Find out what was the reason behind her decision and why is the role of a tutor so important.
January 21, 2020, by Kristaps Kovaļonoks and Mária Kubincová
As tutors, it is our job to help new
incoming students (both exchange and degree) with practical matters when
settling in. That includes assisting new students to adapt to the Finnish
culture, giving insights about how Finnish educational system works, sharing
our experiences about student life, familiarising them with UTU campus and,
most importantly, serving as a contact person whenever help may be needed
(especially during the first months). And the list goes on and on, depending on
how active you are and how much help your tutees may need.
January 10, 2020, by Kristaps Kovaļonoks and Mária Kubincová
Kalypso Filippou is originally from Cyprus and has
spent the past 7 years studying and working at the University of Turku. She
first moved to Finland back in 2012 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education and Learning (previously known as Master’s Degree Programme in Learning,
Learning Environments and Educational Systems). Back then, she thought that she
will pursue and complete her studies in 2 years, and then she will return back
to her home country. Life, however, turned out quite differently! She has
recently graduated from the Doctoral Programme on Educational Policy, Lifelong
Learning and Comparative Education Research (also known as KEVEKO) and is now teaching at the
Faculty of Education.
12 December 2019, by Andriana Putri and Maria Kubincova
Siblings Ali and Alaa Benkherouf from Algeria have decided to pursue their academic careers in Finland, at the University of Turku. Ali is currently a second year PhD student of the Drug Research Doctoral Programme (DRDP) and Alaa has just started her Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging (BIMA) this year. Here, the two siblings share their stories about choosing Finland with UTU Ambassadors. Keep on reading to find out more!
One of the most important institutions for all students at the University of Turku is the Student Union, or TYY (Turun Yliopiston Ylioppilaskunta in Finnish). Founded in 1922, TYY is a corporation independent of the university that aims to represent its members and offer support services to students.
23 November 2019 by Megha Goswami
This blog post focuses on mental health and well-being for international students but isn’t exclusive to international students in any way. I’m not from a medical background, this is just my perspective on mental well-being from what I’ve observed, learned and felt is share worthy if anyone has felt a fraction of the emotions I’ve gone through.