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TAMKO TOPICS 39 / 2018

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

English Summary

1. Council election's nomination of candidates continues

2. Renew your study year sticker now and you'll take part in competition!

3. Tamko goes Tallinn - Still some places left!

4. Blood Donation at TAMK 3 October

5. Theater Ääriraja's Really Open Doors 25 September

6. Students' Tampere survey 

7. A survey about students' housing

8. Women’s beginners’ course on floorball 30 September at Hervanta 

9. Creative Shock 2018 competition 

 

1. Council election's nomination of candidates continues

TAMK has over 10 000 students and these students are represented by Students' Union of Tampere University of Applied Sciences, in short Tamko. The way how Tamko represents the students is decided by its highest decision making body, the council. Council is consisted by a chairperson and 20 representatives, and now you can be one of them! 

All Tamko members who are eligible to vote can stand for a nomination. Council's working language is Finnish. The nomination of candidates starts on Wednesday 12 September at 9.00 and ends on Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 12.00. Every nominee candidate needs to fill out an application form. Applications are available at tamko.fi -website as an e-form and as paper forms at Tamko's office Solu. 

The electoral system used is called as the proportional representation in which multiple candidates are elected through allocations to an electoral list. So find a list that represents you, or if there is none, you can establish a new list. More info about the council elections can be found from Tamko's website



2. Renew your study year sticker now and you'll take part in competition!

Tamko has launched a membership campaign for this Autumn. We're raffling Ticketmaster 100€ gift vouchers among new and continuing Tamko members. So now is a great time to apply for a student card or to get a new sticker for your student card!

New members who have joined Tamko in June 2018 or later and filled out the membership application online and paid multi year membership (Degree students) are eligible to join the raffle. We're raffling two gift vouchers among new members. Also continuing members who have joined Tamko before June 2018 and whose membership is valid on 1 October are eligible to join the raffle. We're raffling three gift vouchers among continuing members. 

Please note that the blue study year sticker (9/2018) is valid until 30 September. Our office is open Mon - Fri at 9am - 4pm. Welcome!

More information about the membership campaign can be found from Tamko's website.



3. Tamko goes Tallinn - Still some places left!

Autumn, darkness and cold weather are coming - now is the time to go south! Come and experience Tallinn's warm atmosphere with Tamko on invigorating mini holiday!

Our journey starts on Monday 15 October and ends on Wednesday 17 October (this is the independent study week which means no lectures at TAMK). 

Tamko's package holiday includes:

  • Buss from Tampere - Helsinki - Tampere (departure from Tampere around 1.45pm). 
  • Boat trip Helsinki - Tallinn and accommodation in 2 person cabin (MS Silja Europa)
  • Hotel night in Tallinn in 2 person room (16 October - 17 October night, breakfast included)
  • Boat trip Tallinn - Helsinki with place on a deck (MS Silja Europe). (Return to Tampere around 7pm). 

Whole price for this trip is just 80€ (for Tamko members, non-members 100€). So gather up your mates and register quickly to this trip! You can register here: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/tallinn2018

NB. The registration is binding. The trip must be paid before the departure. 



4. Blood Donation at TAMK 3 October

Once again it’s the time to give up some blood when FRC Blood Service comes to TAMK. On Wednesday, 3 October 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! This event is accessible, so you can get to the place with the elevator.

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

Bring your ID card with you, because a student card isn’t enough. In order to donate, you’ll also need a Finnish social security number. You can also get a stamp on your Tursaspassi from the event!



5. Theater Ääriraja's Really Open Doors 25 September

Teatteri Ääriraja (Theater Ääriraja) is having Really Open Doors on Tuesday 25.9.2019, starting at 18.00 o'clock and ending at the latest 20.30 o'clock. Open Doors are at TAMK main campus Hall (D1-04). You are most welcome to join at  our practise and to learn what you can do in our theatre group.

More info at Facebook event



6. Students' Tampere survey 

Hello Students! We here at Opiskelijan Tampere - or Students’ Tampere in english - work hard to make your money to be 20% more efficient. To make this happen we offer you SuperVIhko once per semester which includes the best discounts in Tampere in the form of single-use coupons. We also manage Pivo Mobile student card where you can find even more discounts. Naturally, we want to offer you more and better in the future so, please, answer our fast survey which takes about 1 minute of your time but gives us (and - hopefully - you, too) a lot. Link to the questionaire.



7. A survey about students' housing

Welcome to take part in a survey on students’ housing! The aim of the survey is to map the housing history of the respondents during their studies. The survey is targeted at current students or those recently graduated. The first questions concern your background and time as a student. Then, the questions focus chronologically on your housing solutions during studies from the apartment you lived in when you started your studies to your current apartment or to the apartment you lived in when you graduated.

This survey is part of a master’s thesis that is conducted in cooperation with SOA – The Finnish Associations of Student Housing Organisations. There will be a raffle among respondents for a total of 20 movie tickets.

Link to the questionaire



8. Women’s beginners’ course on floorball 30 September at Hervanta 

Women’s floorball team SBS Tamppi is organizing a beginners’ course for female students on Sunday, 30th of September, from 1 pm to 4 pm (13-16). Course is held in Hervanta, Tamppi Arena and run by players of SBS Tamppi. In the course one will learn some basic rules and ball handling as well as passing and shooting. There will be also some snacks available.

Needed equipment are indoor shoes and water bottle. Sticks for the sport can be borrowed from the organizers: just remember to mention this that when you do the enrollment. The cost for the course is 2 euros (2€). Sign up at titta.saarinen(at)hotmail.com.



9. Creative Shock 2018 competition 

Global social business case competition Creative Shock 2018 invites you and your team to solve real-life social business problems and compete for round-trip plane tickets to any destination of your choosing from Turkish Airlines and a cash prize of €2000! Register now as a team or individually until the 7th of October!

Creative Shock is a global social business case competition for students which first took place in 2011. Participants every year are gathered to solve real life business, marketing and PR problems for social enterprises and organizations. By organizing this competition, we seek to introduce students to real life global social business models and to communicate how all traditional business strategies can be applied to social enterprises and organizations, improve students’ strategic thinking by challenging them with real marketing and management problems, promote social business all around the world.

Participants have to solve two social business cases in the preliminary rounds. The best 10 teams gather in Vilnius, Lithuania to solve the two final cases.

More info and registration.



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