Tamko Topics 35 / 2019

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

English Summary
1. Alkumetri 4 September
2. Tamko Tursajaiset 11 September
3. Tamko’s autumn campaign- win a 100€ S-group gift card!
4. Tamko office pop ups at Mediapolis and Proakatemia
5. SportUni’s open house week 2 – 8 September
6. Opiskelijahelppari starts operating 27.8!
7. Tolu’s weekly sports shift 3 September
8. TIRO ry’s overall sale at Solu 26 – 28 August
9. Tolu? What’s that?
10. Tolumppialaiset 2019
11. Techstars Startup Weekend
12. Join NääsPeksi!


1. Alkumetri 4 September

Alkumetri is one of the four annual parties organized by the Students’ Union Tamko. The event is THE way to start your academic year, so be ready, be fast, and prepare yourself so you won’t miss the tickets! Our theme this year is Cyber Reality.

Pre sale tickets available from Tamko’s office (Solu) and mobile application Kideapp.fi (with service fee). We’ll inform you of the exact sales date in the FB-event! Ticket prices are 3€ for Tamko members, and 5€ for non member students. Doors will open at 10 PM and you can cut the line with the pre sale ticket before midnight! Overall patches (first 550) will be given at the event so be fast to get your own! You also get a mark in your Tursaspassi so remember to take it with you.

Official pre-event for the Alkumetri is Tolumppialaiset: sporty and hilarious non-alcoholic checkpoint competition! The event starts at 5PM and continues until 9PM in Sorsapuisto. Tolumppialaiset is organized by TAMK’s sports club Tolu. Ticket options: Alkumetri and Tolumppialaiset combo ticket 5€, single ticket just for Tolumppialaiset 3€.

2. Tamko Tursajaiset 11 September

Tursajaiset is an annual initiation rite, where your status as a student in TAMK get’s it’s rightful measures.

We begin our journey at 12 o’clock as a big parade from Kuntokatu 3 main square (Main Campus) and together we head to Keskustori, where you’ll have your rite of passage. From Keskustori the parade heads to the Golden Kingdom of Tursas, where you, recently assigned Tursa’s, have the opportunity to participate in a checkpoint competition in teams. (Pick a witty costume theme for your team as there’s also going to be a costume competition!)

The daytime event is free for all the new students, but the pre-sale tickets for the after party in Venue FL costs 5€ (7€ for non-members) or 7€ from door. If you happen to bring a “juice” bottle of your own, please make it plastic or aluminum one, Thank you!

All Tamko’s events are strictly free of harassment. We have trained contacts also at Tursajaiset, so if you face any kind of harassment during the event, please do contact hairintayhdyshenkilot(at)tamko.fi


3. Tamko’s autumn campaign- win a 100€ S-group gift card!

Tamko has launched its traditional autumn campaign. This year we’re raffling off 5 pcs of 100€ S-group gift cards among Tamko members.

Two gift cards are raffled among new Tamko members who have applied with an electronic application form and paid for multi year membership and the other three gift cards among all members of Tamko whose membership is valid on 1st of October 2019. So now is a great time to become a Tamko member or get your membership payment done for this autumn!

4. Tamko office pop ups at Mediapolis and Proakatemia

Tamko organizes Tamko office pop ups at Mediapolis on 17 September, 22 October and 19 November and Proakatemia on 24 September, 29 October, 26 November. Pop up is open from 9AM – 1PM.

We’ll bring with us the study year stickers, overall patches and event tickets. If you want that we bring your student card to the pop up, please inform us about the matter well before (at least 2 days before!) via email: office(at)tamko.fi. Welcome to chat, have some coffee or tea and of course to rest on Solu’s sofas!

5. SportUni’s open house week 2 – 8 September

SportUni has an open house week in their sport centres in the beginning of September, 2 – 8 September. During open house week you can enter free to SportUni centres and you can try out different sports. Also new group exercise class season starts at 2nd of September. In order to enter at open house week, please show your student card in the reception.

6. Opiskelijahelppari starts operating 27.8!

Opiskelijahelppari (Student helper) is a free service, that helps you when your everyday life feels challenging. If you feel distressed, don’t stay alone with your problems – opiskelijahelppari is here for you! Come and talk to us, and we’ll find ways to support you. You can come to the Opiskelijahelppari without an appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays at  15-18. The office is in vaajakatu 5 A 22. All university students in Tampere are welcome!

For more information contact opiskelijahelppari(at)treili.fi

7. Tolu’s weekly sports shift 3 September

Tolu is back from our summer break, and ready to get moving again. Every Tuesday from 5PM – 7PM, we organize a 2-hour drop-in sports shift, where we play a different sport each week. All TAMK students and staff are welcome to join us, and there is no skill requirements. We just want to get you moving. Our first shift is on September 3rd, and we will be playing futsal. We provide all the gear except for your sports attire and indoor playing shoes.

8. TIRO ry’s overall sale at Solu 26 – 28 August

Did you get accepted to study engineering as a degree student at TAMK, one of the finest schools in Finland? Fantastic, then this message concerns especially you!

Have you wondered about the strange creatures, who have chosen to wear overalls of all things possible, wandering around Tampere? You have met the rare and exquisite species known as a student (Discipulus sapiens).

When on it’s way to a student gathering or a party the student puts on it’s overalls so it can evade the judgementful looks from people while crawling on all fours through the tramline worksites on Hämeenkatu. Afterall, a student is meant to relax sometimes during tiring studies. Going to student gatherings and parties the student also acquires patches that can be sewn to the overalls as badges of honor.

Engineering Students of Tampere TIRO sells these invisibility cloaks, more commonly known as student overalls, on the ground floor of Solu (L-building of the Kauppi campus) from 26th to the 28th of August from 10 am – 2 pm each day. When you join the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland you can get the overalls for a discounted price of 30 €. Joining is not mandatory, but the membership has added benefits such as insurances, advisement on employment and much more. Non-members can buy the overalls for the price fo 50 €.

More information about the overalls, their uses and other benefits can be gotten from your very own tutors.

9. Tolu? What’s that?

As fall approaches, the various student clubs are waking up from their summer slumber. Tolu is no different. If you’re new and have never heard of us (or aren’t but weren’t paying attention before), Tolu stands for Tampereen orastavat lihakset urheiluseura. Is that any clearer? Probably not. Loosely translated, it means the Burgeoning Muscles of Tampere Sports Club.

Our goal is to provide various athletic opportunities for the students of TAMK. We have a weekly sports shift on Tuesdays from 17:00 – 19:00 (5PM – 7PM for the ‘murcans) where we try a different team sport each week. People of all skill levels are welcome, just bring some indoor sports shoes. We also organize things like bowling nights, and the great kick-off to the year: Tolumppialaiset (Tolumpics). You can read more about that below. So if you’re interested in getting yourself moving and meeting new people, find us on Facebook or Instagram, or even just ask about us at the student union office.

10. Tolumppialaiset 2019

Tolumppialaiset (The Tolumpics) is a yearly event in which people get together in teams and compete to win prizes by going to checkpoints and participating in athletic challenges. If you’re new to the school and/or the country, this is a fun way to get together and get to know your fellow students. You don’t have to be good at sports, you just have to show up and give it a try!

Tickets for the Tolumpics cost 3€ per person, or 5€ if you want to buy a joint ticket that gets you into Tamko’s Alkumetri party as well. To be clear, all of Tolu’s events are alcohol free, but the Tamko afterparty is unlikely to be. So if you think you’ll feel guilty for going to Alkumetri, come join us and pre-burn off some of those calories. Tickets are available through our online store in the Facebook event, or at the student union office.

For more info check our Facebook event.


11. Techstars Startup Weekend


Passionate about design, innovation, and sustainable development? Got an idea you want to pursue or a problem you want to solve but not sure where to start? Join Techstars Startup Weekend event on September, 20-22nd at Tribe Tampere.

The aim of the event is to bring together designers, developers, sustainability experts, startup enthusiasts and business people, where budding entrepreneurs are mentored by seasoned professionals to actualize a startup idea centered around the theme of sustainability”

Get your ticket here.


12. Join NääsPeksi!

Interactive musical theater association NääsPeksi is looking for people to be part of NääsPeksi’s 2019 theater production – join us now!

Speksi is a form of improv & musical theatre popular among the universities in Finland and Sweden. NääsPeksi has over 100 students annually working towards a common goal – an epic musical theatre spectacle!

We have many specialised teams to complete all the tasks required and currently we are looking for people for these teams:

• Hyvinvointi- ja viihtyvyys – Wellbeing & Social Events

• Käsikirjoitus – Script (fluent Finnish required)

• Lavastus – Set design

• Logistiikka – Logistics

• Lipunmyynti – Ticket sales

• Mainosmyynti – Sponsors

• Markkinointi – Marketing

• Näyttelijät – Actors (fluent Finnish required)

• Puvustus – Costume design

• Ruokatiimi – Catering

• Sanoitus – Lyrics (fluent Finnish required)

• Taikatiimi – Make up and/or hair

• Taltiointi – Photography

• Tanssi ja koreografia – Dance and choreography (auditions on September 8th at 1pm at Tamppi-areena in Hervanta)

• Tarpeisto – Props

• Velhot – ICT

• Visualistit – Visualization

You can register (non-binding) by using this link. The registration closes on September 6th.
If you need help or have questions, the producers will gladly help you, just send mail to tuottajat(at)naaspeksi.fi.

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