Tamko Topics 20 / 2020

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

English Summary
1. Tamko continues remote services
2. Tamko’s overall patch design competition
3. Tytti’s member service Teams desk
4. Feedback sessions are continuing!
5. Looking for a tenant? – List your apartment at Opiskelijan Tampere apartments service!
6. Tampere Summer School


1. Tamko continues remote services

Tamko office and other premises are still closed until further notice. But no worries, Tamko continues to serve 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 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.

Finnish government is mitigating the assembly restrictions from 10 to 50 people from June forward and therefore we’ve decided to open our sauna facilities in June. More info about sauna renting: sauna(at)tamko.fi  

The last Tamko Topics for this spring will be published on week 22. Our comprehensive newsletter will be published again after the summer holidays in August! Please keep an eye on our other channels for more information.

2. Tamko’s overall patch design competition

Tamko announces an overall patch design competition! Is your design the next big hit that can be seen on overalls from various fields of study?  

There are three different series in competition: Tamko/TAMK, Tampere and a topic of your own choice. At the end of the competition, Tamko’s Board will select one winner from each series. The competition is open until the end of May.  

– An overall patch musn’t be offensive and should remain within good taste.

– Competition period is from 11th of May until 31st of May 2020.

– The winner will be chosen by Tamko’s Board.

– By participating in the competition with your design, you’ll transfer all its material rights to Tamko.

– Please send the design materials and questions about the competition to edustajisto.vpj(at)tamko.fi.  

– You can participate in all series but please note that one overall patch design can’t take part in all three series. Also, please mark your designs clearly, so that we know which design is meant for what series.   

– All winners will be rewarded with a local business’ gift card (of their choosing with a value of 15€) and overall patches.


– Leave some space at the edges of your design.

– Use a font which is big (at least 5 – 6 mm) and clear enough (sans serif type).

– Avoid using small details or thin lines.

There’s no limit for imagination in this competition, so release your wildest ideas!


3. 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 Wednesday, 13th of May at 3pm – 5pm. Join Tytti’s company through this link!

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. Looking for a tenant? – List your apartment at Opiskelijan Tampere apartments service!

Are you looking for a tenant? List your apartment! Opiskelijan Tampere’s Apartments service is free of charge and people looking for a home will contact you directly. This is also a great tip for a friend who is looking for a summer home in Tampere!

6. Tampere Summer School

Tampere Summer School has moved online! Join us 3—14 August 2020 from the comfort of your own home! Select from interesting online courses covering various academic fields and apply by 7 June 2020. All courses are free of charge for degree students of Tampere Universities. See the course descriptions, application info and more on our website.

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