Tamko Topics 17 / 2020

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

English Summary
1. Tamko remote services
2. Tytti’s member service Teams desk
3. TAMK’s May Day Contest!
4. Feedback sessions are continuing!
5. Student Ambassadorship
6. Enrollment for academic year


1. Tamko remote services

Tamko office and other premises are closed until further notice. But no worries, Tamko serves remotely!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via our website chat, social media channels, email (office(at)tamko.fi) or WhatsApp / phone (+358 44 382 6561) during weekdays from 9am to 4pm.

Tamko’s educational and social affairs team is also working normally, so if you have any challenges with distance studies or advancing your studies, feel free to contact us and we will help you! Contact: edunvalvonta(at)tamko.fi.

2. Tytti’s member service Teams desk

Do you miss having your coffee break at Solu? Well, we’re missing you, dear students! If you’re having withdrawal from asking questions and joking with our member service specialist Tytti, then we’ve some great news! Tytti is working remotely in Teams and wants to hear all your latest jokes and will tell her own best stuff. Her level has remained the same even when we’re far away from each other.

Tytti’s Teams desk takes place on Thursday, April 23rd at 3pm – 5pm. Join Tytti’s company through this link!


3. TAMK’s May Day Contest!

The coronavirus situation has lately captured our attention. Working, studying and teaching changed overnight. All had to adapt to the new situation quickly. How do we cope with working, studying and teaching? We have surely created new solutions in order to cope and maintain our wellbeing in the everyday life.

Could we support our working and studying further? What new possibilities do we find? How could we ease our everyday life? Could we create new and mind-blowing solutions to our work?

So, the main thing is to create crazy ideas: Come up with new, open-minded and wild solutions in your team to ease our everyday life, studying and working. The contest will open on Monday 20 April 2020 and close on Friday 30 April at 16.00.

The contest has three series:

1. Staff
2. Students
3. Mix and match (students, staff)

Gather a group and come up with ideas. Do not reject or laugh at each others’ ideas but write them down. Any tools are allowed. You can use the enclosed Crazy Ideas example fo r your help. Note! You will be able to edit the attachment when you copy it to your own Google Drive (Files – Make a Copy. Do not ask for editing rights.)

Please send a free-form account of your idea to hankeviestijat. tamk@tuni.fi by 30 April 2020 at 16.00. You can also make a short video pitch on the idea, if you want.

The best and most mind-blowing idea of each series is awarded with a restaurant gift card. The winner can decide on the restaurant. The precondition is to support local entrepreneurship. An exciting May Day surprise will be raffled among all participants.

More info and contest rules can be found from intra.

4. Feedback sessions are continuing!

During the spring, the feedback will be discussed in each degree programme in students’ and staff’s joint remote feedback sessions to agree on potential development measures. Follow your own degree programme information about arrangements and remote participation. More Information can be found from Intra and from the student feedback summary collected by the Education Development Services.


5. Student Ambassadorship

Interested in student ambassadorship? The application period to become a student ambassador in the academic year 2020/21 begins on 22 April 2020 and ends on 15 May 2020! This is the main ambassador application period for the following academic year, but the application form is available through the year. This application is also for past ambassadors who want to continue next year as well, because application is for the next or the current academic year.

Join our “Be a Student Ambassador in 2020/21” -zoom event on Wednesday 6 May 14.00- 15.30. and hear more details. Zoom event is joint for Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences, because student ambassadors work collaborated a lot. More info about this event and the zoom-link for attendance will be published soon on intra.  

More information.

6. Enrollment for academic year

In order to preserve your study right, you have to register for attendance or non-attendance each academic year. All students (including Master’s Degree and TAOK-students) register themselves as Present of Absent. Note that if your study right ends on 31 July 2020, you cannot register as present or absent for the autumn semester 2020. Please register for the following academic year in PAKKI on 1 March –  31 May. You can change your registration for the spring semester by 30 November by contacting the study affairs coordinator. If you are on extension time, registration for attendance will be made automatically for you.

The deadline for enrollment is 31.5.2020. If the registration as Present or Absent has not been done in time, you will lose your study right on 31.7.2020. The study right can be restored via an application. Application processing cost is 50 euros.

Tuition fee paying students can not register through PAKKI. When enrolling, you must pay the 1st installment (50 %) of your tuition fee. Enrollment and payment links are here. If you face any technical problems with the enrollment, please contact it-helpdesk(at)tuni.fi.


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