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LTKY Newsletter, April 29th, 2020

The city of Lappeenranta

Sustainable Mobility Plan for the City of Lappeenranta

The city of Lappeenranta is currently making a plan for sustainable mobility and many of these are of particular concern to students (such as walking, cycling and public transport). The perspectives, experiences and wishes of the residents and students are really important in drawing up the plan, and that is why we have organized related residents’ events, and opened an online survey to get feedback. The survey can be found from here and can be answered until 4.5. All those who have left their contact information will be drawn to the right to use city bikes for 2020, Waltti monthly public transport tickets (3) and Hertz electric car rental for the weekend.

News from LUT university

Studies will continue remotely until the end of the spring semester

LUT University and the LAB University of Applied Sciences will continue teaching remotely until the end of the spring semester. All of this spring’s exams and courses will take place remotely. 
The LUT Summer School will be cancelled this year. However, LUT and LAB have increased the range of other studies available during the summer. Students will have access to a wide range of lectures, literature and online exams and online courses. Students may also complete final theses and project assignments for their degrees.
More about LUT’s online studies during the summer time:;jsessionid=C6F854A7BC6203167FB13C3EC69105EC.lutuni1

Other news

Pro Alumni Recognition Award 

The application period for the 2020 Pro Alumni Prize is open 2.3. – 10.5.2020. The LUT Senior Club awards the Pro Alumni Award annually to a current student at Lappeenranta University of Technology who has positively promoted the University through its activities and is active in society and / or in the university community.
The prize is € 750.
Criteria for awarding the recognition prize
– social activity (incl. Activity in the university community)
– positive recognition of the university
– success in studies
– joker: otherwise good type

Success in studies is considered an advantage when awarding the prize.
Applying for the Recognition Prize The prize will be awarded on the basis of applications. Nominations for the award can be made by individuals as well as university communities / associations. Presentations are free-form and have a maximum length of one A4.
Presentations should be sent by email to
The Board of LUT Senior Club reserves the right to award the Pro Alumni Award to anyone who has not been nominated for a prize by the deadline.
The prize will be awarded to the winner at the LUT Senior Club Christmas Party in November 2020 at the Finnish Club in Helsinki.
The application time for the 2020 Pro Alumni Prize is 2.3. – 10.5.2020.

Previously awarded:
2018 Hilla Kinnunen
2017 Lauri Kumpulainen
2016 Miia Ruuskanen
2015 Jami Pankakari
2014 Eero Paajanen

Chat with Nyyti

NyytiTalk 7 May at 3-3.30 pm: The effects of racism on mental health
How do experiences of racism affect the human psyche? How can we as communities address experiences of racism? And how can these experiences be relieved on an individual level? What can each of us do to avoid unintended racism?
These questions and a few more will be addressed in the NyytiTalk on 7 May at 3-3.30 pm. The talk will be streamed on Nyyti’s YouTube account. Join in!
Further information from here or Facebook event can be found from here.

Chat on Thursday 7 May: Racism and mental health
Have you encountered racism? How has it affected your wellbeing? What can one do to cope with racism? You may discuss the subject completely anonymously and openly with  volunteers and peers.
The group chat is meant for all students. It’s free of charge and you don’t have to register or sign up prior to the chat. The conversation will be held using nicknames. Welcome to chat on Thursday  7 May from 6pm to 8pm! You will find the chat window here. Facebook event can be found from here.
Chat on Tuesday 19 May: Are you demanding too much from yourself?
The corona virus has led most of us to work and study alone while feeling anxious about the situation. How can we stay focused, progress in our studies and manage life without requiring too much of ourselves? Welcome to the chat to share your experiences and best tips with fellow students. The chat contains an exercise in self-compassion.
The group chat is meant for all students. It’s free of charge and you don’t have to register or sign up prior to the chat. The conversation will be held using nicknames. Welcome to chat on Tuesday 19 May from 3pm to 5pm! You will find the chat window here. Facebook event can be found from here.

Share your experiences during the COVID19-pandemic

Dear international student studying in Finland,

We would like to invite you to fill in a short online survey focusing on your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participation in this study will provide us with valuable information on how situations like these affect the international student lives. The approximate time for completing the survey is 5-10 minutes.

Here you can find the link .

The survey will be open till 15th of May 2020 with a possibility for extension. We would like to inform you that participation in this survey is voluntary and all the data gathered is confidential. 

Student life during the COVID-19 pandemic

ESU, together with the Institute of Development of Education in Croatia and an interdisciplinary team of researchers based at the University of Zadar in Croatia are carrying out this survey on student life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The relevant news item on our website can be found here.

In order to have good results and be able to provide the best input to the BFUG, we need to gather as many responses as possible. We therefore kindly ask you to disseminate this survey as widely as possible.

The deadline is April 30th.

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