Read here TYS Newsletter 10/2018: https://mailchi.mp/e4d4c48d7315/tys-newsletter-102018
Read here TYS Newsletter 9/2018: https://mailchi.mp/86be8b666ebf/tys-newsletter-92018
First 190 apartments in Aitiopaikka housing location will be ready on 1st of Jan 2019. Tenants for these apartments were chosen based on a lottery on 6th of November. The apartments were drawn in four categories and in each category specific number of apartments were drawn for new tenants and for tenants transferring internally from another TYS apartment. Housing offers will be sent on 7th of November for those that have won in the lottery draw and housing offers are valid for four days.
WINNING AND RESERVE NUMBERS
Category 1: Studio 25-26,5m2 new applicants/strong>
1000, 1003, 1007,1013,1015,1016,1017,1023,1024,1026,1029,1037,1038,1041,1043,1044,1048,1050,1056,1058,
Category 1: Studio 25-26,5m2 internal transfers
Category 2: Studio 36,5-38m2 new applicants
Category 2: Studio 36,5-38m2 internal transfers
Category 3: Studio 43,5-48m2 new applicants
Category 3: Studio 43,5-48m2 internal transfers
Category 4: Two room apartment 34,5-36m2 new applicants
Category 4: Two room apartment 34,5-36m2 internal transfers
Congratulations for the winners!
Read here the TYS Newsletter 8/2018: https://mailchi.mp/40448bae3c3d/tys-asukasuutiskirje-320669
How have you organized waste sorting in your home? Take a picture of your sorting setup and participate on Instragram using the hashtag #tysrecycle, and also mark the user @tysturku on the image latest on November 15, 2018. We will reward the 10 best pictures with herb pots designed by Eva Solo (value ca. €40 each). One of the sorting pictures of the little ones in the family (under 18), will win an L&T toy garbage truck (value €19,90). You can also, alternatively, send your picture by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and TYS can publish it for you. Please note that Instagram/Facebook does not organise this competition.
Read here TYS Newsletter 7/2018: https://mailchi.mp/f7e3e39a8acf/tys-newsletter-72018
In September 2018, the Ministry of the Environment published a report on the current state of student housing and the need for producing student apartments during the next ten years. Conclusions and recommendations were not surprising, but in fact reaffirmed policies adopted by the Student Village Foundation of Turku. According to the report, new student apartments are needed in city centres and near schools, and that an increasing amount of students would prefer single-bedroom apartments. What was considered important was that planned new apartments are actually built, and that living in a privately financed apartment may cost thousands of euros more for students than living in an equivalent student apartment, even considering housing benefits.
TYS will develop its operations and services, and continue new production. The goal is to complete one thousand new student apartments during the strategic period reaching until 2022, which means roughly 170 new apartments per year.
About 200 of Aitiopaikka’s apartments will be finished by the end of 2018, and the other 55 in early 2019. The application period for Aitiopaikka apartments starts in October, with residents being chosen at random.
Deconstruction of TYS’ old administrative building by Inspehtorinkatu has begun. The foundation allowed the Finnish Defence Forces and Rescue Department to train in the building before it was taken down, making use of the trusted building once more. Construction of Tyyssija, a residential, commercial and office building replacing the old administrative building, is planned to begin in spring of 2019. The building is estimated to be finished in autumn 2020.
The zoning of Kylänkulma is being prepared by the city of Turku and will hopefully be finished during 2019. Zoning of Kylänkulma is planned to be performed during 2019. Construction is supposed to start in 2020.
Aitiopaikka, Tyyssija and Kylänkulma will feature a combined total of about 700 apartments.
TYS also intends to construct roughly 300 student apartments in the Student Village and Nummi youth club areas. This would be enabled by the zoning of Uhrimäki, which the city of Turku is preparing.
The budget draft proposal for 2019, which will be decided on in October, will not contain rent increases. Pricing of some bedsits will be made more uniform and their rent prices lowered.
TYS is closely following the effects that the growth of Turku as an economic area has on the housing market, as well as the demand for small privately financed and TYS apartments.
TYS’ public and internal websites will be renewed in 2019. Communication both internally and with interest groups will be improved. Utilizing the possibilities of automation and robotics will be looked into. Automatic data processing (ADP) is making a strong comeback, even though its contents and meaning have changed over the years.
Over 98% of respondents in the resident survey conducted by TYS in spring 2018 said they would recommend TYS’ apartments to their friends. Likewise, roughly 99% of university students in the Student City Turku survey conducted in 2018 recommended Turku as a student city. Almost as many considered Turku a good place to live in.
Residents are TYS’ most significant interest group. Servicing its students and applicants is the Foundation’s main duty. TYS’ service promises published in early 2018 have been fulfilled delightfully well.
Writer: Risto Siilos
Turku Student Village Foundation (TYS)
We are the ISS Services brisk cleaner troops whose ambitious task it is to keep clean the stairwells, shared kitchens as well as the sauna rooms, for instance. For the most part we succeed rather well, but occasionally (very seldom…) we get to hear that every single inhabitant might not be fully satisfied with our performance.
TYS kindly tossed out the idea that we could, now at the beginning of this new semester, bring forth a cleaner’s viewpoint through this blog. And we of course took the offer!
First, some background: we clean various TYS locations according to schedules specified in the cleaning contract and under certain time constraints. In English, this means that unfortunately we cannot, for example, come clean a shared kitchen after every cook or mop up the muddy paw prints of the canine friend from the stairwell after each walk outside. We also try to use as ecological and ergonomic cleaning methods as possible, which in English means that we will get things clean even if we don’t crawl along the corridors with a scrubbing brush in one hand and a bucket in the other…
And because we are cleaning professionals, we venture to give You, valued inhabitants, some hints and tips that will help us to keep your living environment even more pleasant together!
- As said, we certainly don’t clean all locations every day, so tidying up after yourself would be very nice for everybody. This is especially important in the shared kitchens. Cooking and wok frying is fun, but it’s worthwhile to take a look at how you left the kitchen before leaving. Could I come fix my own evening snack on a stove that’s already covered in delicious sauce?? (see pictures..). Every kitchen has Pata-Pata scrubbing sponges that will help in cleaning the stoves. Hint: Pata-Pata has to be moistened some before use…
This of course applies in the stairwells, too, e.g. if your (canine) friend has an accident, it would be reasonable to clean the worst of it yourself…
- Parties, an essential part of student life, and the shared kitchens are as if created for them! Here, too, it’s good to remember point one. What could be nicer than starting the day after a night well partied with a joined cleaning? That is, taking emptied cans and bottles to recycling, washing glasses and plates and the worst of the drink stains on the floors; we’ll take care of the rest. By the way, it would be a good idea to tip of the cleaner in your area about the time of the party. We could provide e.g. extra garbage bags and time the cleaning on the following day so you have time for the aforementioned joined cleaning.
- TYS has strict guidelines that is is prohibited to e.g. store anything extra in the stairwells. In addition to the safety aspect, this is a good guideline for the cleaner, too: it is easier to mop an empty corridor than one used for storing bicycles and dishes or furniture abandoned upon moving.
- Back to the shared kitchens.. Letting each other work in peace. We won’t disturb if someone is in the middle of baking chicken for lunch. In such cases, we clean what we can. And likewise, if we are in the middle of scrubbing the sink counter, we would appreciate it if the hungry cook could be patient for a few minutes and get started only after we are done with our work.
- Garbage… you won’t, will you, put any sharp items in the trash?? If you have to get rid of an old bread knife, you can take it to the appropriate recycling yourself, right??
- And finally: you are allowed to talk to us! You can, for instance, ask for hints on a detergent to get your bathroom fresh. Or we can try to figure out together whether anyone is still using the rice cooker that’s been sitting in the corner of the shared kitchen for six months. Or just say hi and ask how we’re doing. Let’s make things work out together!
Wishing everyone immemorial and relaxed study years,
ISS Services cleaning team
The first flats of Aitiopaikka, the latest property of Turku Student Village Foundation (TYS), will be completed early in 2019. The new property is situated at Inspehtorinkatu 3, 20540 Turku. It is therefore right next to the university campus, along Helsingintie and opposite the Ikituuri tower. The whole property is non-smoking.
You can view here how the building project has progressed:
More Aitiopaikka construction updates: https://www.tys.fi/en/news/
At Aitiopaikka, there will be a total of 255 apartments, 190 of which will be completed in January 2019 and the remaining 65 during the spring*. Description of the flats**:
- 149 apartm. studio 25-30m2 (suitable for 1 person) rent 417,50-480,00€/month
- 6 apartm. studio 36,5-38m2 (suitable for 1-2 persons) rent 551,00-573,05€/month
- 12 apartm. studio 43,5-48m2 (suitable for 1-2 persons) rent 630,75-667,00€/month
- 88 apartm. two-room 34,5-38m2 (suitable for 1-2 persons) rent 541,65-612,00€/month
Note: The rent includes electricity, water, heating, Internet connection and the use of sauna (4 times per month per rental agreement).
Lots are drawn among eligible applicants for the 190 flats completed at the start of the year in such a way that 142 of the flats will go to new applicants and 48 to existing tenants of TYS applying for an internal transfer. Lots will also be drawn for reserve spaces in case of possible cancellations.
Application period for these flats is 1-31 October 2018. The application form can be found on here and the applicant must select their preferred type of flat at Aitiopaikka in their application. Note: When drawing lots, ticking the ”Any” option of the application form and submitting a request in the comments field cannot be accommodated. Each applicant receives an email containing their draw number, which confirms that their application has been received and they meet the selection criteria. Each applicant can have just one application to TYS. If an applicant receives another offer for accommodation from TYS at this point, they are removed from the lottery draw queue. Those students who have already applied to TYS for accommodation may add Aitiopaikka to their application by editing it. Further information: email@example.com
The lottery draw will take place on 6 November at 14 at visitor centre Joe (Cave Hall, Lemminkäisenkatu 12 B, 20540 Turku).The event is open to all and both the winning numbers and reserve places are announced at the event. After the initial draw the applications to the property will be processed as normal.
Link to the application form: https://hakemus.tampuuri.fi/tysmobi/
*Edit 27.9.2018: The number of apartments that will be ready on the 1st of January 2019 has been updated to 190 apartments (earlier 200 apartments), of which 142 apartments will go to new tenants (earlier 150 apartments) and 48 apartments to existing tenants of TYS applying for an internal transfer (earlier 50 apartments).
**Edit 1.20.108: The apartment categories has been specified
The apartments will be completed according to the estimated timetable, so new tenants will be able to move in to the first apartments at the turn of 2019. Aitiopaikka will have a total of 255 apartments, of which 200 will be completed by the beginning of January 2019 and the remaining 55 during the spring. These first 200 apartments will be drawn among the applicants (applicants must meet the criteria for student housing), so that 150 apartments will go to new residents and 50 to existing residents (so called internal transfer applicants). The application process for these homes starts on October 1, 2018. TYS will give more information about the application procedure next week.
A total of 255 apartments will be completed, ie about 361 homes for students. The apartments will mainly be small studios and one bedroom apartments. The average size of the apartments will be around 30-35 m2. All apartments have a glazed balcony, some even two. In addition, there is a lush courtyard in the center of the building which will have, for example, an outdoor exercise area, playing field, barbecue area, etc.
NB. The pictures are from an unfinished apartment.
As Aitiopaikka is still a construction site, for security reasons it is strictly prohibited to access the area. We also urge passers by in the area to be cautious, as there is still some site traffic and other street / refurbishment work in the area. The contractor, YIT Rakennus Oy, informs residents in the area directly. TYS will keep you informed on the progress of Aitiopaikka.
For further information on the project:
Real Estate Manager
Turku Student Village Foundation (TYS)
+358 2 2750 241