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TAMKO TOPICS 11 / 2018

Tamko Topics is a weekly newsletter of The Students' Union of Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

English summary 11 / 2018

1. Become an International Tutor!

2. Tamko's Evening!

3. Tamko is seeking two new harassment contact persons!

4. Blood donation at TAMK

5. The Week of Promoting Students' Interests 

6. Nyyti's English chat

7. SalesUp event at TAMK

8. IOP - Engineering Student Days 

9. Secure your summer plans with AIESEC project

1. Become an International Tutor!

Tamko is training again new international tutors this spring for autumn semester to help our incoming exchange students. In the trainings we will cover for example practical matters concerning the arrival of the exchange students, tutor’s responsibilities and culture shock.

The training will take place on Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th of April at 5pm-8pm in auditorium G00-10. We'll invite all participants to a team brief to hear more about tutoring and ask questions.

Coffee and sandwiches are served in the trainings. You'll get a bunch of nice experiences, a lot of new friends and study credits. When the course is done, you'll get also an extra point when applying to the exchange.

You can register for the training by following the link. Registration ends on Wednesday 28th of March 2018. Registration link.  Questions? Contact: international(at)tamko.fi

Welcome to the world of tutoring!

2. Tamko's Evening!

Welcome to play board games, sew overall patches' and meet new people on 19.3. at 16.00! You can bring some games, activities etc. with you. Tamko offers some light snacks and drinks. You will get a stamp on your Tursaspassi from this event to Overall patches' sewing evening, Board games evening or Tursaspassi Bonus event 1! Please note that the happening is non-alcoholic. Welcome to the Solu!

3. Tamko is seeking two new harassment contact persons!

What on earth is a harassment contact person? Bullying and sexual harassment do not belong in TAMK or any other place of study and work. Tamko has had assumed male and female harassment contacts for years, who are students at TAMK. These harassment contacts provide help and guidance for students who have experienced disturbance in any form. We do not document these cases and the contact people have full confidentiality.  

The chosen persons for the position will be trained for the part, so we are searching for emphatic, listening and reliable students of different educations. We also hope for good written and spoken Finnish skills. Harassment contact person activity is being developed  continuously and we will have a campaign about students awareness of these matters during fall 2018. 

If you are interested, send a free-formed application to ilona(at)tamko.fi. Application period is open until 23.3.2018. All applicants will be noted after this time. Read more about the activity or the current harassment contact persons from Tamko's website.  

4. Blood donation at TAMK

Once again it's the time to give up some blood when FRC Blood Service comes to TAMK. On Wednesday, March 28th between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, come to the main campus (building B next to the dining area) and reach your helping hand. If you're unsure about your eligibility to donate, you can take an online test here (choose "In English" in the top left corner) and the momentarily blood need you can check here. Please remember to bring your ID card. You can also get a stamp on your Tursaspassi from the event!

5. The Week of Promoting Students' Interests 

What kind of would be a life of a student if there weren't organizations who promote students' interests? How everything could be worse? Come and find out at Tamko's Week of Promoting Students' Interests on 3.4.-5.4. at 10-14!

TAMK has about 10 000 students, and there are nearly 70 000 students in Tampere. But who are the people and organizations who act as your, and other students', voice when needed? Now you'll have a unique chance to meet them! At the week of promoting students' interests, you'll have a chance for example to meet and talk with student associations, clubs, The Students' Union of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Tamko), University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland (SAMOK), trade unions and other organizations who take care of students' interests! 

Week's program will be revealed later. Please keep and eye on Topics and our Facebook event "The Week of Promoting Students' Interests" for more information. 

6. Nyyti's English chat

Welcome to Nyyti's chat platform for the exchange of thoughts and ideas between you and your fellow students. Chats in English will be held every other Thursday from 18.00 to 20.00. Please come and join us for a relaxed conversation in good company. 

Next chat date is on 15.3 with the topic: Exams. You can join the chat through Nyyti's website.

We've also other chats coming up this Spring:

  • 29.3. Balancing study and other commitments
  • 12.4. Grades/academic performance
  • 26.4. Personal, family or relationship problems
  • 24.5.   Insomnia/trouble sleeping
  • 7.6. Loneliness.

Welcome to chat! 

7. SalesUp event at TAMK

SalesUp event takes over TAMK's main campus on 13.3. at 10.00 - 14.00. SalesUp is a sales expo-event organised by first year Business Management and International Business students. In the event, you can meet 23 Business Management and IB student companies from TAMK and two from Rauma. Virtual checks are handed out to visitors which can be used to buy products and services from student companies. 

In addition to visiting stands, you can see company pitchings at Y-campus. During the day student companies participate in sales competition and the event culminates to award ceremony in Y-campus at 14.00. Welcome! 

8. IOP - Engineering Student Days 

TIRO ry invites all engineers, engineer minded students and everyone who wants to have a rocking time at Engineering Student Days (IOP) on 7.4! The annually organized IOP brings students together from all around Finland. The D-Day starts from central square of Tampere which is also the place where team challenge tour begins. Alongside of all the happening you can find overall badge market, several activities set up by our sponsors and great Rock n’ Roll atmosphere! The whole day ends up with a magnificent After Party feat. Uniklubi in Hullu poro / Ranta. You can find more info from Facebook event: IOP 2018 Tampere and www.iopaivat.fi.

9. Secure your summer plans with AIESEC project

Are you interested to work for community in intercultural atmosphere? AIESEC Tampere offers you an opportunity to go to Croatia for 6 weeks to work with refugees. The main tasks include arranging activities, integration for local society and helping with other daily tasks. Project takes time between 18.6 - 31.7.2018.

Project fee is 400€, which includes all following:

- Accommodation during the whole time in Croatia

- Personal development plan for leadership

- Pick up from airport or busstation

- Outgoing and incoming preparation

- AIESEC support network

If the project is anyhow related to your study field, it is usually possible to include to be part of your studies.

Apply now, since the spots are usually filled quickly for summer!  More information about this, or other projects for summer you can find from aiesec.org or by contacting kelly.keodara(at)aiesec.net.