Tamko Topics 19 / 2020

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

English Summary
1. Take a break from the computer and take part of the MotivationMay-week!
2. Tytti’s member service Teams desk 7 May
3. Printing at TAMK
4. Feedback sessions are continuing!
5. Apply now: TAMK’s NASA Epic Challenge Programme


1.  Take a break from the computer and take part of the MotivationMay-week!

MotivationMay-week brings together all higher education students of Tampere to do different kinds of challenges on social media. MotivationMay-week starts on Monday 4th of May and there will be one challenge for each weekday. We will reveal the challenges every day before noon.

The challenges will be active and you should use your imagination to do the challenges. Tag @opiskelijakuntatamko to your post so we can repost it and use #motivationmay. Remember to challenge your friends too, whose motivation is highest!?

2. Tytti’s member service Teams desk 7 May

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, May 7th at 3pm – 5pm. Join Tytti’s company through this link!

3. Printing at TAMK

Staff and students will have restricted access to designated printers and multi-function devices (MFDs) located on the campuses under the current exceptional circumstances. You must agree on their use in advance with the IT Helpdesk, it-helpdesk(at)tuni.fi, tel. 0294 520 500. The services points are open until now 9 – 15.

Printing and MFDs   

  •     Kauppi campus, MFD located in the main lobby of the Arvo building
  •     City centre campus, MFD located in the lobby of the Main building  
  •     Hervanta campus, first floor of the Kampusareena building, MFD located in front of the Logos facility
  •     TAMK main campus, MFD located in the lobby facing Kuntokatu street  

Please note  

  •     The designated MFDs may only be used only in absolutely necessary cases.
  •     Only one user may use an MFD at a time; no gatherings are allowed in the campus facilities.  
  •     Use the disinfecting wipes provided to clean the MFD touch screen before and after use.   
  •     Student: before coming to campus, check your print quota on the printshop website and, if necessary, purchase it more on the printshop website. Cash handling / additional customer contact at service points is now not desirable.

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. Apply now: TAMK’s NASA Epic Challenge Programme

TAMK participates in NASA’s (North American Space Agency) Epic Challenge programme started by former Space Shuttle astronaut Dr. Charles Camarda. During semesters 2020-2021 students will solve once again extreme challenges by applying innovation processes which are used and developed by NASA, like Innovative Conceptual Engineering Design (ICED).

While solving challenges students will earn 15 cr. (5 in autumn 2020 and 10 in spring 2021). For certain Degree Programmes it is possible to get 15 credits for practical training by completing these two courses. Please check it with the person in charge in your Degree Programme.

Deadline for applications is 21.08.2020. Final selections will be announced by 28.08.2020. The course will begin with a kick-off week in the end of August. The exact dates will be informed later in August.

Read more about the programme from Intranet bulletin.

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