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All studio apartments for the beginning of August have been offered, there is still a chance to apply for a room in a shared apartment

/ 16.7.2021

Apartments in Kortepohja Student Village are filled in the autumn when new students start their studies. As in previous years, studio apartments are in greatest demand, and now all studios, two room apartments and family apartments for the beginning...

The key cards for building F are expiring on 16th of August

/ 15.7.2021

Tenants can pick up their new key cards at the Soihtu Housing service point from Monday 26th of July onwards, during the opening hours (Mon & Wed 10-15, Fri 8-12). Remember to bring your ID with you. You can also authorize someone else...

July 2021 Tenants’ Info Letter has been mailed

/ 9.7.2021

Soihtu Housing tenants receive a newsletter about the current housing topics in Kortepohja Student Village and Soihtu...

No changes for service fee

, / 8.6.2021

The Board of JYY organized a poll in April about the service fee collected by Soihtu when moving between apartments internally. The Council of Representatives of the Student Union (Council) had already ruled in December 2020 that the tenants whose...

What is it like living in a new house?

, , / 3.6.2021

A great number of Soihtu’s residential buildings are newly renovated or recently built houses. Living in a new house is often not only a nice but also an exciting experience, especially for the first tenant of the apartment, because there are...

Village key cards expire 20th of May

, , , / 6.5.2021

The village key cards (ie. the contactless key cards used by tenants of the buildings EFHJKLMNOPQ) will expire on Thursday 20th of May. Tenants of the Student Village can pick up new key card from Lillukka (space connected to Rentukka), where a...

Keycards in building A expire in May

, , / 6.5.2021

The contactless key cards used in building A expire on 24th of May. Tenants of building A can pick up new key cards from Lillukka (a space connected to Rentukka), where a temporary key collection point will be set up for exchanging keys. The new key...

Where lies the village spirit?

, , / 5.5.2021

Text: Jenna Pigg | Picture in the article: Anssi Kumpula Tenants wish they could influence on their own environment more actively and get their voice heard. Only question how to do it, when students’ life is quite active already and then...

Versatile services get praise, but the opportunities for influencing raise questions

, , , / 4.5.2021

Tenant surveys are one of Soihtu’s ways of mapping the tenants’ wishes and opinions. In the surveys, the tenants give a lot of open feedback every year, which Soihtu staff then carefully reviews. Feasible suggestion will be taken into account either immediately or scheduled for later.

Viewpoint on Housing: Tenant Activity in Transition

, , , , / 4.5.2021

In the early days of Kortepohja Student Village it was assumed, as was typical to the 60’s and 70’s, that everyone wanted to participate in developing their living environment.

A friend became a flatmate

, , , , / 3.5.2021

Although most students these days want to live in their own studio apartment, after moving to Finland Maria Marouli wanted to live in shared apartments to get to know other students.

Clarifications in the driving routes in Kortepohja Student Village

, , , / 29.4.2021

The entrance drivevay renovation of the Kortepohja student village was finished in the fall of 2020. In the renovation, some of the rooted driveways of the Student Village area were changed. According to the feedback and questions we have received,...