Tamko Topics 35 / 2020

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English summary

  1. Alkumetri and Tursajaiset cancelled
  2. Good to know when visiting Tamko’s office Solu
  3. Students’ health care service numbers in coronavirus questions
  4. Handbook for online learning (Tuni intranet)
  5. SporttiAppro 2020 – the sportiest student event of the year
  6. Interactive musical theatre association NääsPeksi is looking for people to be part of NääsPeksi 2020!
  7. Opiskelijan Tampere’s SyysFest in Särkänniemi

1. Alkumetri and Tursajaiset cancelled

Tamko has decided to cancel both Alkumetri and Tursajaiset and move them to a later date. One of the main reasons for this decision was that we we cannot guarantee the safety of our students without risks during these events. Also, we want all students to be able to take part in our events, including those who are in the risk groups for COVID-19. That is why we want to be responsible and follow the coronavirus regulations as closely as we can. It is obvious that this is a difficult decision, but for us it is the only way to move on with the current situation. Still, our goal is to organize these events in the future. Especially Tursajaiset will be bigger and better than ever before!

The clubs and associations operating within Tamko can still organise their own events this autumn. However, this must be done by closely following the regulations of the Finnish Government. All in all, we advice the clubs and associations to take the necessity of the events into account when organizing them.

2. Good to know when visiting Tamko’s office Solu

  • Avoid visiting Solu if you feel any kind of symptoms of flu
  • For the time being Solu is only open for necessary student services (student cards, SportUni fee, other advice or support to your questions about student life etc.)
  • Use PIVO Mobile student card as often as you can
  • It is also possible to get a study year sticker for your friend too, in this case please bring their student card with you
  • We prefer card payments

Tamko’s office Solu opening hours during the 1st period (for the time being):
Mon-Wed 10am – 4pm
Thu 10am – 6pm
Fri 10am – 2pm


Remember to check TAMK intra for up to date information during the coronavirus pandemic:

3. Students’ Health care service numbers in Coronavirus questions

Student: if you have respiratory tract symptoms or other symptoms that might refer to a coronavirus infection please contact students’ health care services by phone.

Booking by phone for an appointment at Tullinkulma health care center (Hammareninkatu 7) on Mon–Thu at 8:15–14 and Fri at 8:15–13.

Degree programme: Energy and Environmental Engineering, Media and Arts
tel. 040 806 2454

Degree programme: Nursing
tel. 040 806 2459

Degree programme: International Business, Software engineering
tel. 040 806 2455

When the students’ health care number is closed you can contact Tampere city health services info, tel. 03 5657 0023 (every day at 7–22). More information:

4. Handbook for online learning (Tuni intranet)

Do you want to find practical instructions and tips for distance learning?

Check out the Remote learning handbook and other instructions from Tuni intra: https://intra.tuni.fi/en/handbook/2677/2703/12024 (the handbook can be found at the end of the page)

5. SporttiAppro 2020 – The sportiest student event of the year

WHAT: SPORTTIAPPRO – the sportiest student event of the year
WHERE: Start and finish line in Sorsapuisto, classes around the city centre of Tampere
WHEN: On Monday 14th of September at 11am – 7 pm
WHO: All students
TICKET: The ticket price is 10€ and the ticket includes access to four sport classes.

The first semester is known to be full of studying and partying, but no need to worry! We have a refreshing and exciting event for you to boost both your physical and mental well-being! SporttiAppro takes place on Monday 14th of September.

The event offers you an unique possibility to explore the city’s best sporting facilities for a student-friendly price. The participants get to try new and exciting sports of their choice in 30 min classes held all around the Tampere city centre between 12-6 pm. There are classes such as yoga, aerial hoop and wall climbing. By collecting four stamps of chosen sports, the participants receive the SporttiAppro patch and get to enjoy good music and company at the finish line after 6 pm.

6. Interactive musical theatre association NääsPeksi is looking for people to be part of NääsPeksi 2020!

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 August 30th at 2pm at Tamppi-areena in Hervanta)
Tarpeisto – Props
Velhot – ICT
Visualistit – Visualization

You can register (non-binding) by using this link: https://naaspeksi.fi/uutiset/naaspeksin-tekijarekry-2020. The registration closes on September 13th.

If you need help or have questions, the producers will gladly help you, just send mail to tuottajat@naaspeksi.fi.

7. Opiskelijan Tampere’s SyysFest in Särkänniemi

Opiskelijan Tampere’s and Särkänniemi’s SyysFest is here again! For the third time this student festival will hit Särkänniemi in September the 1st. The ticket sales have already begun, you can get the ticket for 11€ from Kide.app. The ticket will be changed to a Särkänniemi wristband. You also need a valid student card or certificate.

In SyysFest Särkänniemi Theme Park is reserved for students only! All the craziest rides are open and also restaurants, kiosks and games. More information will come along the summer, so follow Opiskelijan Tampere on social media.