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Tamko Topics 41 / 2019

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

English Summary

1. Council elections - stand as a candidate ends on 9 October

2. Enroll for international tutoring!

3. Wellness week 28 October - 1 November

4. Tolu's weekly sports shift 8 October

5. SportUni's open house in Wellness week 29 October

6. Are you familiar with new intra? - check out new info videos!

7. SportUni open normally during autumn holiday

8. Enroll to InnoEvent!

9. Demola projects tackle with topics like entrepreneurship, sustainability and food aid – apply now!

10. Sport weeks 27.9-24.10

 

1. Council elections - stand as a candidate ends on 9 October

You can now stand as a candidate in Council elections 'till 9 October (noon). 21 members will be elected to the Council. You are eligible to vote and stand as a candidate in Council elections if you've paid the Students' Union membership fee and registered as an attending student in TAMK.

In order to stand as a candidate, you need to fill out a candidate notification on our website or a paper form at Tamko's office. Also, remember to sign up to an election list. Please note that Council's working language is Finnish. Tamko has got an info about the following lists: Insinööri (engineering students' list), SoTen Valitut Palat (social and health care students' list), Palvelualan ammattilaiset (hospitality management students' list) and Soittomediapolista (Music and Media students' list).  

2. Enroll now for international tutoring!

You can now enroll for international tutoring on 7 October - 3 November 2019. International tutors are helping out new exchange students of TAMK. You can enroll here. International tutor trainings will be held on 20 November and 28 November at 5pm at auditorium G00-10. Coffee and sandwiches will be served in the trainings!

International tutoring is a great way to network and get new friends from around the world. You'll get an extra point from international tutoring if you're going to study abroad as an exchange student yourself. First year students are also warmly welcomed to enroll!

Ps. Enrolling for degree tutoring will open later in October, so keep an eye on our messages!



3. Wellness week 28 October - 1 November

Welcome to Tamko and TREY's mutual Wellness week from 28th Oct to 1st Nov 2019. From Monday to Friday there are various events to support one’s wellness and health in all university campuses.

On Tuesday 29th Oct there is a Wellness fair at TAMK main campus. 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 will receive a stamp to your Tursaspassi Passport by organizing or participating in an event during Wellness week.



4. Tolu's weekly sports shift 8 October

Tolu organizes a 2-hour drop-in sports shift every Tuesday from 5PM - 7PM at TAMK's sports hall. We'll play a different sport each week and on this week it's going to be ultimate frisbee!

All TAMK students and staff are welcome to join, and there is no skill requirements. We just want to get you moving. We provide all the gear except for your sports attire and indoor playing shoes. You don't need a SportUni membership in order to attend, just say to customer service desk that you're coming to Tolu's sport shift.



5. SportUni's open house in Wellness week 29 October

Welcome to TREY and Tamko’s mutual Wellness week from 28th Oct to 1st Nov 2019. From Monday to Friday there are various events to support one’s wellness and health in all university campuses.

There is Open House Day in SportUni Centres on Tuesday 29th Oct all day. During Open House Day you can enter free of charge to our Sport Centres. Please show your student certificate in reception.

On Tuesday 29th Oct there is a Wellness fair at TAMK main campus. 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.



6. Are you familiar with new intra? - check out new info videos!

Our University community's intra has been released a couple of weeks ago. Are you already familiar with all the functions? The Student Union of Tampere University has made great info videos for your convenience. Videos include info about the intra's advanced search, search for contact details, handbooks, waffle menu and your profile. Check out the videos from YouTube.



7. SportUni open normally during autumn holiday

SportUni centres are open normally during the autumn holiday week. The week is from 14th to 20th of October. You can check all our opening hours from SportUni Facility Calendar (choose the campus and room).



8. Enroll to InnoEvent!

You will receive 2 credits for taking part in the week’s event. InnoEvent is a five-day innovation competition where students put theory into practice by developing solutions for local companies, municipalities and public actors. This year’s challenges are now ready!

The event will be held 4. - 8. 11 at Kauppi Sports Center, culminating on Friday 8.11 at the awards gala where the winning team from each case assignment will be awarded a monetary prize of 1000 €.

Sign up for Finland’s largest innovation event and develop your own solutions to real company challenges. This is a great way to network with students and companies!

Registration closes 20.10. Further information and registration here.

Come volunteer and earn 1-5 credits! InnoEvent Tampere is organized by a team of students from the Tampere University community. We are currently looking for volunteers to join our team!

On 8.10 we are organizing a relaxed Kick-Off event for volunteers. Sign up now and join us! Volunteer registration is open until 20.10.



9. Demola projects tackle with topics like entrepreneurship, sustainability and food aid – apply now!

Would you like to get more relevant content to your CV before this year ends and summer job searching begins? Are you interested in networking with different companies and getting working life experience? In Demola, you get to work alongside companies and gain study credits! Apply now.

But hey, wait a minute. What is Demola? At Demola, university students and professionals from leading companies work together in multidisciplinary teams to solve future challenges in eight weeks. We are looking for students from all study fields, as we have had students from media & arts to engineers and from social sciences to business. And as the icing on the cake, it’s all part of your degree program.

Okay cool, but why to apply?

  • Meaningful working life experience and valuable addition to your CV
  • The most concrete way to show personal skills and know-how during studies  
  • Contacts with international companies – many students have been hired by the company after participating in a Demola project
  • 5 to 10 credit points

What kind of project topics you have in the 2nd study period? Our innovation challenges in the 2nd study period include sustainability, food aid, entrepreneurship, gamification, Docker containers, and immigrants’ employment. Application period is open until Oct 11.

Change the direction of your studies and apply now here.



10. Sport weeks 27 September - 24 October

This fall, for the first time ever, there will be sports activities for every Tampere Universities' student in October! We at the board of Mahti have been working hard over the summer to announce the first-ever Sport Weeks at amazingly low student prices! There are ten sports to choose from, each of where you can train together with friends.

On Facebook, you will now find the Sport Weeks event, which has a list of sports and schedules that will give you an overview of each sport from its own event.

During this week:

  • Tue 8.10. at 19.40 - 20.40 Pilates
  • Wed 9.10. at 20-21 Body care lesson

Registration for events has opened in the Mahti online store. Remember to follow the sports own Facebook events, to get updated information.



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