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TAMKO TOPICS 9 / 2018

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

English summary 9 / 2018

1. Tamko's office opening hours during Winter break

2. Tamko's profession sits!

3. AIESEC internship opportunities

4. Startup Weekend Tampere 

5. Examine the accessibility of your higher education institution and answer the questionnaire for students

6. Demola's Call for Students - Application is open 'till 8.3.2018

 

1. Tamko's office opening hours during Winter break

Tamko's office is open during Winter break (26.2 - 1.3.) from Monday to Thursday at 10.00 - 14.00. On Friday (2.3.) we're closed. 

2. Tamko's profession sits!

The Student union Tamko is once again having the traditional spring sits. This time the theme is all about professions, whether you'd like to show up dressed as a chef, constructor worker or a doctor! Let your imagination run wild. The best costume will be awarded! The sits is being held on Thursday 29th of March 5PM at Klubi 57. The tickets will be available on Monday 26.2. at 12.00 in Bailataan.fi and costs only 15€ for Tamko's members and 20€ for non-members. More information coming later.  

Sittning, or short sits, is a traditional dinner held at the student's union's or other nation's property, usually in a pub room or banquet hall. Sits have spesific traditions which include a dress code, meal and drinks, singing of traditional drinking songs and toasts. The sits is usually guided by a toastmaster. The tradition is wildy popular in Finland and Sweden. 

3. AIESEC internship opportunities

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to spend your summer holidays outside of Finland? Do you want to combine professional experience with personal development in a fun and easy way? Spend your summer with AIESEC!

What we offer:

- over 10 000 opportunities for an internship abroad from various fields

- life-changing leadership experience

- opportunity to customize your personal background to the internships we offer

- fun and easy way to travel and learn new things about new countries and cultures

- opportunity to improve your language skills in a native environment

- and a lot more!

Contact us at kelly.keodara(at)aiesec.net to find out what else we have in stock for you! We will be very happy to give you more information and help you plan an unforgettable summer abroad!

4. Startup Weekend Tampere 

Do you want to learn more about starting a company? Are you interested in getting to know startup -world? Do you have an idea, but no plan or no team? Would you just like to spend a different weekend getting to know new people?

Startup Weekend Tampere is a 54-hour event where developers, designers and business development folks come together to pitch their ideas, form teams, build new products with experienced mentors, eat well and drink a lot of coffee – all this in one weekend. On Sunday the team gets to present their creation to judges and then it’s time to party. The event is open for anyone who is curious about creating a business or anyone with an idea to develop and test. 

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with 2900 past events in over 150 countries around the world. Till date Startup Weekend events have witnessed 23k+ teams being created with the help of over 193k community members.

For the first time in Tampere 2.-4.3.2018 – No talk, all action.

Get your ticket now:

Event website

Tickets from Eventbrite

5. Examine the accessibility of your higher education institution and answer the questionnaire for students

A part of The Ministry of Education and Culture funded OHO! project is examining the accessibility of higher education. The accessibility of higher education illustrates how the environment and the operational culture of higher education institutions support the students’ participation and equality. Based on the questionnaire results we will develop tools for the areas of accessibility which still need strengthening. The results of the questionnaire will be published e. g. on the ESOK network’s website (http:// www.esok.fi/). You answer the questionnaire anonymously and your answers will be kept confidential. Answering the questionnaire takes approximately 10-15 minutes and the questionnaire is available in Finnish, English and Swedish. Further information on the questionnaire will be provided by project coordinator Reeta Lehto from the University of Turku (reeta.lehto(at)utu.fi).  Link to questionnaire

6. Demola's Call for Students - Application is open 'till 8.3.2018

Demola is once again looking for motivated students from all universities and faculties to work on real-life cases with partner companies. We offer students the opportunity to be innovative and creative, take responsibility, be the expert of their field, work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team, create concrete demos and receive ECTS credit points. 

The next project batch is during the IV period from 14.3-17.5. The teams are responsible for managing their weekly working schedule, and there are also four events facilitated by Demola that require the students participation: the Kickoff on 14.3., Jams I on 19.-20.3., Jams II on 17.4. and Final Pitching Event on 17.5. 

The projects are published on http://tampere.demola.net/apply, and the application period is open from 23.2. to 8.3. For more information: Jennifer Johnson, jennifer.johnson(at)tamk.fi, Demola Facilitator.