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TAMKO TOPICS 41 / 2018

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

English Summary

1. Become a tutor!

2. Tamko's office opening hours during independent study week 

3. Council election's nomination of candidates ends 10 October

4. Tamko's Council election chat 8 October - 10 October

5. Wellness week 29 October - 2 November

6. Football tickets!

7. Tamko's members benefit: - 20% discount from Hammasklinikka Kruunu's dental care!

8. Unipoli Sport's course enrolment period 17 - 28 October

9. CLINT goes play Paintball 20 October

10. Is your student budget tight? Save money and nature – buy reusable cup!

11. The new higher education community starts in 2019 – what will change, what will remain the same?

12. Don't miss your chance to apply to Demola 2nd project round!

1. Become a tutor!

Tamko is looking for enthusiastic students who find interest in guiding new students of TAMK. Tamko is training degree and international tutors. You can choose any tutoring form you like, or you can choose all of them! In addition to this great experience, you will also get study credits from tutoring.

Enroll for International Tutoring 8.10. - 4.11.2018

International tutors are helping our incoming exchange students. They take care that exchange students adapt tot TAMK and Finnish student life. International tutoring will give you a bunch of nice experiences and improve your language skills. Trainings will take place on Wednesday 21st of November and Thursday 29th of November.

Link for applying

Enroll for Degree Tutoring 22.10. - 15.11.2018

Tamko is seeking for new degree tutors to guide students starting in TAMK at autumn 2019! As a degree tutor you'll meet new people and get amazing memories! Degree tutoring is only for students who study in degree programs and don't speak Finnish as their native language. Degree tutors work together with their Finnish peer tutors colleagues. 

Trainings will be organized in the spring 2019.

More info about the tutoring forms you can find from Tamko's website.



2. Tamko's office opening hours during independent study week 

Our office is open exceptionally during independent study week (15 October - 18 October) Mon - Thu 10am - 2pm. On Friday 19 October, we're closed.



3. Council election's nomination of candidates ends 10 October

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.fi/councilelections. 



4. Tamko's Council election chat 8 October - 10 October

Who can stand as a nominee in Council Elections? When can I vote? 

Tamko's Council Elections' nomination of candidates ends 10 October. Now you'll have a chance to ask anonymously all the questions you've been pondering at Tamko's election chat on 8 October - 10 October at 9am - 4pm!

You can find the chat window at Tamko's website's front page. Chat service is open on weekdays during office hours.  



5. Wellness week 29 October - 2 November

Something new to brighten your Autumn! You’re welcome to join Tamko, TamY and TTYY’s mutual Wellness week from 29th Oct to 2nd Nov 2018. From Monday to Friday there are various events to support one’s wellness and health in all three campuses – for both students and staff. 

On Tuesday 30th Oct you can hop on to a free wellness bus that runs between all campuses from 10am to 2pm, and participate in a Wellness fair held in TUT. Organizations that are focused on wellness are represented in the fair. You can get information on how to support your wellness during and after your studies. You can also visit related events in other campuses. The schedule of the wellness bus and full program of the Wellness Week are published soon!

You will receive a stamp to your Tursaspassi Passport by organizing or participating in an event during Wellness week. 



6. Football tickets!

Finnish football Nations League game tickets now available at Solu! Finland's national football team Huuhkajat will play against Greece on Monday 15 October at 9.45PM at Ratina stadion, Tampere. Team Huuhkajat is now offering a special treat for Tamko members: student ticket at the price of 11 euros! (normal ticket price is 16,50€). Let's fill out the end stand of Ratina stadium with students and cheer Finland to victory!

Nations League is UEFA's new competition where a team has a chance to move on to 2020 European championship competition. Ratina stadion will blare when Finland fights for victory in Nations League's game. Oi Suomi on!

NB! Limited amount of tickets.



7. Tamko's members benefit: - 20% discount from Hammasklinikka Kruunu's dental care!

Tamko has continued the benefit contract with Hammasklinikka Kruunu. You can have -20% discount from all dental care (the benefit does not apply with dental technical expenses nor orthodontics). Valid student card will be checked at the payment. The benefit is valid till 30 September 2020. 

Reservation and more information.



8. Unipoli Sport's course enrolment period 17 - 28 October

The second course enrolment period will begin the 17th of October. Please check the course selection and enrol now! More info at Unipoli Sport's website. 



9.  CLINT goes play Paintball 20 October

CLINT (Club International Tampere) is organizing an awesome paintball game! The event will take place on the 20th of October at 10.30am - 7pm in Jämsä. 

The first period of the semester is soon done and the stress levels are on the rise. So grab your friends and join for a nice day outside in the refreshing air...in an obstacle course with paintballs flying above your head and all around, adrenaline pumping, heartbeat rising...and feel the stress melt away. This is also an excellent occasion to relieve those tensions built up between you and your study buddies, in the form of a friendly competition, of course.

The price (45€ for TAMKO members / 50€ for non-members) includes bus rides from Tampere to the paintball site and back, as well as the main event of the day in the form of 3 hours worth of paintball on different fields with varying themes. You will also get overalls from there so that your own clothes won't get as dirty.

You can secure your spot by paying the fee at Solu starting 1st of October, until 12th of October. Act quick for the spots are limited and sold on a first-come-first-served basis!



10. Is your student budget tight? Save money and nature – buy reusable cup!

Five bachelor students of social service studies organized and generated an idea of sustainable development project. As a part of this project we are proud to launch our reusable cup project with Campusravita Ltd.

You can buy reusable cups from Campusravita for only 4 € (rrp 6,20 €) and when you buy coffee or tea to your reusable cup, you’ll save 10 cents. The reusable cup offer is valid until the end of November or as long as there are cups to buy.



11. The new higher education community starts in 2019 – what will change, what will remain the same?

Tampere3-project is approaching the end and our new higher education community starts at the turn of the year. What all the varying preparation phase projects have achieved? And what will happen in next months? Welcome to hear about the latest stages in the construction of our new community to Tampere3 projects event on 8 November at 12pm - 2pm at TAMK. 

Employees and students, welcome to open pop-up events to get answers to your questions:

  • Will my email address change?
  • What will happen to Moodle?
  • How will invoices be processed next year?
  • Where do I find the new organization chart?
  • When can we use the new logo?
  • … and many others

Similar events will be organised at all three universities in October and November. You are warmly welcome to any one or even all of them! At the event, you may hear about and discuss the steps Tampere3 projects are taking towards the new university community. You may visit the info stands and talk with key people. Ask questions, give feedback, find answers!

The Presidents of the new Tampere University Mari Walls and Markku Lahtinen from TAMK will be present. They will talk at each of the events and be present throughout for talks.

Student representatives will also be present as well as other key members of the universities. Welcome!

Inquiries:

Hanna Karti, Tampere3 specialist, hanna.karti(at)uta.fi



12. Don't miss your chance to apply to Demola 2nd project round!

Hey student, in Demola, you'll work with a company, put your skills to the test and co-create solutions to real-life challenges as a member of an international and multidisciplinary team. And yes, you'll earn credits too! Check out the details, cases and apply. Application period for projects is open until 15 October.

Please find the important Demola dates and times for the 2nd period below:

  • Kickoff 24 Oct from 10–15
  • Jams I 29 Oct from 10–15 and 30 Oct from 9–15
  • Jams II 21 Nov from 9–15
  • Final Demonstration 13 Dec from 13–16

The events take place at Tribe Tampere’s co-working space P47 (Pinninkatu 47).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch with Demola facilitators:

Heini-Marja Rintaniemi, TUT/TAMK, heini-marja.rintaniemi(at)tut.fi

Maria Ruokonen, UTA, maria.ruokonen(at)uta.fi   

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