Tamko Topics 22 / 2020

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

English Summary
1. Tamko services during summer
2. Tamko’s overall patch design competition
3. Tytti’s member service Teams desk 4 June
4. Tampere City Student Health Care is open during summer time
5. Influence the development of digitalization, participate in the DIVA study on the digital capabilities of our university community!


1. Tamko services during summer

Tamko office and other premises are still closed until further notice. But no worries, Tamko continues to serve remotely during summer time!  

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email (office(at)tamko.fi) or WhatsApp / phone (+358 44 382 6561) during weekdays from 9am to 4pm. We’re on summer holiday in July, so there might be a slight delay in replying to messages then. If you need to return your Survival Kitt to our office, please contact us well beforehand.

We’re hopefully opening our office and other premises in August, if the corona situation allows it. New study year stickers will be available from Monday, 3rd of August 2020. Student card’s violet sticker will be valid until 30th of September. If you need a study year sticker during summer, please contact us.  

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  

This is the last Tamko Topics for this spring. 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 4 June

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, 4th of June at 3pm – 5pm. Join Tytti’s company through this link!

4. Tampere City Student Health Care is open during summer time

The student health care is functioning as normally as possible despite the coronaepidemic. In the summer 2020 from 29 of June to 31 of July Student health care works in a reduced manner. If you need an appointment during this time, please contact the nurse by phone +358408062454 (from Monday to Friday).  

If you need an appointment with the student healthcare services before the holiday period, please contact the student nurse by phone. The regular phone numbers are working as usual. Consulting hours (times when you can come to the nurse without booking an appointment) are closed. The student in the need of certain vaccinations during the spring term should contact by phone a student health nurse for arranging an appointment.

Please notice  that  it is  forbidden for  a  person  with  respiratory  infection  symptoms  or  a person who has returned from a trip from abroad within 2 weeks or a person ordered under quarantine/isolation to arrive to an appointment. This is an unusual and challenging situation which might cause worries and fears and be hard on people’s mental health. If  you  are  worried  about  the  health  or  wellbeing,  you  can  contact  the  student  nurse. You don’thave to be alone with your worries and questions, but we can solve them together.

For further information contact:
Appointments in student health care
Finnish institute for health and welfare

5. Influence the development of digitalization, participate in the DIVA study on the digital capabilities of our university community!

Dear member of Tampere Universities, please respond to this digital readiness survey and help us to improve your university community´s means and quality of digital work, teaching and studying. You will be able to compare your results across your university means at the end of survey. The responses will be used (anonymously) for research purposes.

Respond here. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Please respond by 30.5.2020.

By creating an individual log-in link to the survey, you will gain access to results that you can use to compare your individual responses to other respondent groups. The results will be provided to you when the survey has accumulated enough responses.

Researchers Antti Syvänen (antti.syvanen(at)tuni.fi) and Erkko Sointu (erkko.sointu(at)uef.fi) will answer your further questions. Thank you for your participation!

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