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TAMKO TOPICS 50 / 2018

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

English Summary

1. Mobile student card unavailable for iOS users from 12th of December

2. Exceptions to Tamko's office opening hours in December

3. Tamko's evening 19 December

4. Tamko's pre-Christmas party 20 December 

5. Portti työelämään - recruiting event at TAMK 22 - 24 January 2019

6. Kela: As of 1 January 2019, the study grant will no longer be subject to withholding tax

7. Tolu's aerial yoga 12 December

8. Unipoli Sport's Christmas spin 18 December

9. Unipoli Sports' opening hours in December

10. Answer a questionnaire about snacks

 

1. Mobile student card unavailable for iOS users from 12th of December

Important notice for Tamko members: Starting from 12th December the mobile student card is unavailable for phones that have iOS operating system. The break in the operations will continue until furher notice. Android users are able to use mobile student card normally without any breaks.

If you have only used the mobile student card with your iOS phone, and you don't have a valid semester sticker on your student card, please update your sticker as soon as possible in Tamko's office. We are open Monday-Friday 9am - 4pm. On Monday 10th Dec. we're closed due to board training.

If you are unable to come to our office during opening hours, you can send your student card via mail (Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulun opiskelijakunta Tamko, Kuntokatu 3, L-rakennus, 33520 Tampere). Remember to include your postal address for mailing the card back to you. We never send only stickers!

Tamko will announce when the break in the operations has ended and the mobile student card is available for everyone again. Tamko apologizes for any inconvenience caused.



2. Exceptions to Tamko's office opening hours in December

Tamko's office Solu is closed on Monday 10th of December due to Board's training. During the holiday season, we're closed on 24 December - 1 January. Our office is open again on 2nd of January. Eventough TAMK's Kuntokatu main campus is closed on 21st of December, our office is open normally from 9am to 4pm. More info: office(at)tamko.fi. 

 

3. Tamko's evening 19 December

Welcome to this year's last Tamko's evening! We're going to play some board games, sew overall padges and heat up our sauna on Wednesday 19th of December at 5PM - 9PM. Please take your own towel with you if you're planning to go to sauna. Also notice that this event is alcohol free.



4. Tamko's pre-Christmas party 20 December 

Tamko's Christmas party 2018 will be held on 20th of December in Bricks. Pikkujoulut (little Chrismas in Finnish) is an annual non-formal pre-Christmas party. Tamko's little elves will give a Christmas present to one lucky participant who arrives before midnight with a pre-sale ticket! Make sure to write your name on the back of the ticket.

Get your ticket from Solu or Bailataan.fi! (3€/member, 5€/non-member). Tickets are available from 3rd December. With a pre-sale ticket, you will also get a brand new overall patch!



5. Portti työelämään - recruiting event at TAMK 22 - 24 January 2019

Portti työelämään (Gateway to working life) is a recruiting event for TAMK students. In the event, local and national organizations come to TAMK to meet their future talents. 

The organizations are offering different kinds of work, internship and thesis opportunities plus a chance to communicate with them face-to-face. 

The event will take place on three days: 22 January – 24 January 2019 at 10am – 2pm. The first day is for technology branches, second for information technology, programming, business and marketing. The final day is for social and health, restaurant and travelling, art & media, communication and music branches. You can find all the participating organizations from event's website.

The event is organized by Students’ Union of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Tamko) in cooperation with TAMK’s recruiting services, Student Associations and clubs. 



6. Kela: As of 1 January 2019, the study grant will no longer be subject to withholding tax

The practice of deducting withholding tax from the study grant will change. As of January 2019, withholding tax will no longer automatically be deducted from the study grant. Students are advised to consider this when estimating the withholding tax for their other incomes.

Currently, Kela deducts a withholding tax of 10% from study grants, if the study grant received is at least EUR 170 per month. It is also possible to withhold tax in accordance with a revised tax card submitted to Kela by the student.

However, as of January 2019, withholding tax will no longer be deducted from the study grant. If a student has already submitted a revised tax card to Kela for 2018, the withholding tax for January 2019 will be deducted in accordance with that tax card, and withholding tax will no longer be deducted starting from February 2019.

Although withholding tax will no longer be deducted automatically, students can, however, notify Kela if they would like withholding tax to be deducted and at what rate. The notification can be made by phone, at one of Kela’s service points or by sending a message via Kela’s online customer service.

Please read more about the change from Kela's news archive.

 

7. Tolu's aerial yoga 12 December

Sport's club Tolu is organizing aerial yoga lesson with Om Yoga School (Tuomiokirkonkatu 24) on 12 December at 7pm - 8.15pm. Aerial Yoga is a type of yoga that's done on silks hanging from the ceiling. Intrigued? Tickets (10€) are available from Tamko's office Solu and Tolu's web store Holvi. 

NB! Limited amount of tickets. Om Yoga School's aerial yoga studio Prana is situated next to café Naapuri. In order to get to the studio you have to enter the café.

 

8. Unipoli Sport's Christmas spin 18 December

Unipoli Sport is having a Christmas spinning class on Tuesday 18 December at 5 - 6 PM in TAMK Sports Arena (TAMK campus). The spinning class is normal but there's going to be Christmas music and you're adviced to wear red clothes and a santa hat. After the class you can go to the Christmas sauna, so take your towel with you! 



9. Unipoli Sports' opening hours in December

TAMK's campus, Unipoli Sport Kauppi

  • Open 23.12. (Christmas Eve) at 9:00 - 15:00, sauna closed.
  • Closed 24 - 26 December (Christmas)
  • Open normally on 27 - 30 December
  • Open 31 December (New Year's Eve) at 9:00 - 15:00, sauna closed.
  • Open 1 January (New Year's Day) at 12:00 - 20:00, sauna closed.
  • Open normally from 2 January 2019 onward. 



10. Answer to a questionnaire about snacks

A group of stundents from Netherlands is developing a snack for the Finnish snack market. They've created a questionnaire in order to get a good insight from the needs and wants of a Finnish student. You can help them by filling out their questionnaire here:

Here is the link to the questionnaire.



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