Tamko Topics 3 / 2020

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

English Summary
1. We are seeking new Harassment Contact Persons for the Student Union!
2. Tamko’s Board and Council social media weeks 14 – 28 January
3. Portti työelämään – Gateway to Work life 21 – 23 January 2020
4. Student card’s autumn sticker will be valid ’till 31 January

5. Tolu’s weekly sports shift 14 January
6. Looking for a team sport? Come play ultimate!
7. QA Tester – Intern
8. Working life skills and real future challenges – apply to Demola!


1. We are seeking new Harassment Contact Persons for the Student Union!

Tamko has had assumed male and female Harassment Contacts for years, who are students at TAMK. These Harassment Contacts provide help and guidance for students who have experienced disturbance in any form. We do not document these cases and the contact people have full confidentiality.  Bullying, inappropriate or discriminating behaviour are taken seriously in TAMK and Harassment Contact Persons are supporting students in these kinds of situations.

The chosen persons for the position will be trained for the part, so we are searching for emphatic, listening and reliable students of different Degree Programmes. We also hope for good written and spoken Finnish skills. Tamko´s boerd member and employee are supporting these Harassment Contact Persons.

If you are interested, send a free-formed application to edunvalvonta(at)tamko.fi. Application period is open until Tuesday 4th of February 2020. All applicants will be noted after this time. Read more about the activity from Tamko’s website.

2. Tamko’s Board and Council social media weeks 14 – 28 January

Tamko’s Board and Council are having social media weeks at Tamko’s Instagram on 14 – 28 January. Welcome to check out what happens in the everyday life of Tamko volunteers. You’re also welcome to shoot some questions at us!

The days are divided as follows:
14.1. Emmi, chairperson
15.1. Anton, internationality
16.1. Aino, tutoring
17.1. Suvi V., events

20.1. Arttu, social affairs and sports
21.1. Jenni, vice chairperson
22.1. Petra, wellbeing and culture
23.1. Emilia, affiliates
24.1. Suvi H., educational affairs

Edustajiston puheenjohtajisto
27.1. Kia, chairperson
28.1. Ronja, vice chairperson

3. Portti työelämään – Gateway to Work life 21 – 23 January 2020

Portti työelämään recruiting event comes again! The event is held at TAMK main campus lobby area on 21 – 23 January 2020 at 10am – 2pm. Welcome to fetch a work, trainee or thesis place!

The event is free for TAMK students and aims to create a low-threshold meeting place for students and representatives of different organizations. Event days are themed according to different fields of study but you should keep an eye on all event days and find the organizations which are the most interesting to you.

There’s a wide range of organizations attending to Portti työelämään and you can find the full listing of them from Portti työelämään website, Facebook event and later from the event catalogue.
Check out the most interesting organizations from the listing and bring your CV with you.

In need of a CV prepping? No worries, you can get your CV checked at TAMK working life services’ CV stand in the event. There’s also an opportunity to have your photo taken by a professional photographer in a CV photo booth.

4. Student card’s autumn sticker will be valid ’till 31 January

Do you’ve a yellow sticker on your student card? It’s also known as autumn sticker and it will be valid ’till 31 January 2020, please make sure that you renew it in time! The violet sticker (also known as study year sticker) will be valid ’till 30 September 2020.

You can renew your sticker at our office. We’re open from Monday to Friday at 9am – 4pm.

5. Tolu’s weekly sports shift 14 January

Tolu organizes a 2-hour drop-in sports shift every Tuesday from 5PM – 7PM at TAMK’s sports hall. We’ll play a different sport each week and on next time it’s going to be volleyball!

All TAMK students and staff are welcome to join, and there is no skill requirements. We just want to get you moving. We provide all the gear except for your sports attire and indoor playing shoes. You don’t need a SportUni membership in order to attend, just say to customer service desk that you’re coming to Tolu’s sport shift.

6. Looking for a team sport? Come play ultimate!

Tampere Ultimate team UFO is organizing a beginners’ course in ultimate at Tampereen messu- ja urheilukeskus, hall D. Ultimate is a fast paced team sport played with a frisbee. A team scores when their player catches the disc in the opposing team’s end zone. You can not move with the disc. There’s no physical contact allowed. There are also no referees, so players call possible fouls themselves. Therefore, the Spirit of the Game and respect are very important part of this sport.


  • 23.1. klo 17-18.30
  • 30.1. klo 17-18.30
  • 6.2. klo 17-18.30
  • 20.2. klo 17-18.30 ja
  • 27.2. klo 17-18.30

Course payment is 20€. You will need indoor sport shoes, a water bottle and comfortable sportswear. Please sign up via e-mail: nyyti.saarimaki(at)gmail.com. See you on the course! More info about the sport can be found from at ultimate.fi.

7. QA Tester – Intern

The next big mobile IP is coming from Tampere, Finland! We’re creating casual mid-core games with a fresh twist and are backed by the best investors in the business. We are offering you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join us in building a global F2P game service and growing it into a Top 10 grossing game!

We are looking for someone to help us with quality assurance and testing of our upcoming games. We’re currently in soft-launch with our latest title ‘Battle Legion’ and are gearing up for a big global release, so timing to join the team is perfect!

As a QA Tester you will be:
Carefully testing the game throughout the development cycle, especially before shipping updates
Communicating issues to programmers & support team
Verifying the bug fixes made by programmers
Communicating fixes to player support
Replicating issues the players are reporting
Organizing and keeping up the bug tracking system

What we expect from you:
Great social and group working skills
Attention to detail
Proficient English skills
Enthusiasm for games
Initiative, independent and hard working attitude
Knowledge of programming or game development is a big plus

We offer:
Paid 3-5 month internship and a chance of a full-time job later
An exciting chance to work in a growing game development company
The best team mates in the world
Amazing office perks such as weekly yoga, sauna-plan, dedicated masseuse, Jallu-hana and fun team-building events
Central location: Traplight has the most amazing office in the heart of Tampere, Finland

Interested? Apply now! Send a free form application to jobs(at)traplightgames.com with the subject “QA Tester – Intern” by 24.1.2020. Remember to attach your CV. We can’t wait to hear from you!

8. Working life skills and real future challenges – apply to Demola!

Demola is a global co-creation and innovation platform where students solve future challenges in multidisciplinary teams with companies. Come and develop your working life and problem solving skills and join our innovation challenges either here in Tampere or any other Demola location worldwide: http://applications.demola.net

Why would you apply?

  • Relevant working life experience and valuable content to your CV
  • Concrete way to show your know-how and skills during your studies
  • Contacts with different companies and organizations
  • 5-10 credits

How does it work?
Demola is an eight-week process consisting of design research, systematic ideation, prototyping and idea validation. You can put your own skills to the test and develop them in an international and multidisciplinary team that may include, for example, students from fields of business, UI, social sciences and knowledge management. We are looking for motivated students, so leave your application here.

Want to know more? Contact: Heini-Marja Rintaniemi, Co-Creation Expert Demola Global: heikku(at)demola.net. We are also on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @DemolaInFinland

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