Tamko Topics is a weekly newsletter of The Students’ Union of Tampere University of Applied Sciences.
How to publish in Tamko Topics? If you wish to publish news considering students and student life in Tamko Topics, send it via email to Tamko’s Communications expert at topicsiin(at)tamko.fi. Deadline for the material is Wednesday for the next week’s Tamko Topics.
- Enroll now for international and degree tutoring!
- Tamko’s office Solu closed during week 42
- Tamko’s Council elections 20.10. – 4.11.2020
- Do you need some support for your studies? Apply guidance from Peer Coaches!
- Mailing of your academic year sticker
- Good to know when visiting Tamko’s office Solu during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Customer safety and face masks in our restaurants and cafés
- Kela: 7,600 higher education students have received a request for information about academic progress ****
- Students’ health care service numbers in coronavirus questions
- Innovation Challenges are starting at Y-kampus on October 22nd
- Sprint Innovation Festival! Register now!
1. Enroll now for international and degree tutoring!
Enrollment for international and degree tutoring is now on! You can enroll for international tutoring by 31 st of October and for Degree tutoring by 15th of November.
International tutors, application period 5th of October until 31st of October
International tutors are helping out new exchange students of TAMK. International tutoring is a great way to network and get new friends from around the world. You’ll get an extra point from international tutoring if you’re going to study abroad as an exchange student yourself. There will be two training sessions organized by Tamko during autumn 2020. Both training evenings are mandatory. Enroll here: https://bit.ly/36rrA34
Degree tutors, application period 5th of October until 15th of November
Degree tutors are helping out new degree students of TAMK. They are playing an important part in integrating new students to Tampere and Finland. Degree tutors will gain new friendships and study credits: sounds like a great deal, huh? The training aims to train foreign students to work as degree tutors with their Finnish peer tutor colleagues. Enroll here: https://bit.ly/2GtMX8W
2. Tamko’s office Solu closed during week 42
Tamko’s office Solu is closed during week 42. You can get services by appointment and by contacting us beforehand. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Tamko’s Council elections 20.10. – 4.11.2020
Tamko’s council elections will be held in 20.10.-4.11.2020. Electronic voting will be held 20.10.2020 starting at 10am and ending 4.11.2020 at 3pm. Ballot box voting will be held 4.11.2020 at 9am and ending 4.11.2020 at 3pm.
The electronic voting takes place via email link. The link will be sent to TUNI email for all Tamko members who are eligible to vote in the Council elections. Students who have joined Tamko during the Council elections will have the voting link sent to their email immediately after joining. The ballot box voting takes place on TAMK campuses and the ballots are handed out at the voting place. Please note that student card or official ID are required to prove your identity for the election supervisor.
4. Do you need some support for your studies? Apply guidance from Peer Coaches!
Would you like to have some support for your studies? Have you transported to TAMK from some other University? Apply guidance from Peer Coaches! There is a new form of peer guidance starting at TAMK this year called Peer Coaching. Coaches are fellow students who have been trained to work as Peer Coaches. They organize both one on one meetings and group meetings. You can apply if you have some issues or if you just want to meet new people or participate example in a study group. Objectives and meeting times will be discussed together with the Coach.
You can apply by filling out this form: http://lomake.tamk.fi/lomakkeet/30816/lomake.html
The applications are handled with confidence. Note that most of the activities are held in Finnish at the moment. For more information please contact Tamko’s expert in tutoring Elli Korhonen via email email@example.com or by phone +358440826567
5. Mailing of your academic year sticker
Extraordinary times and pandemic require exceptional actions to make everyday life smoother. Continuing member, now you have the opportunity to redeem the mailing for your own academic year sticker from Kide.app: https://kide.app/en/products/0dd6f092-732f-418e-9512-6c697410599a
If your Students` Union membership has been paid for in advance for several years or you have continued your membership through Tamko’s website (https://jatka.jasrek.fi/en/tamko/) , you can redeem this product and we will mail you an academic year sticker. Please note that membership will be reviewed before submitting the academic year sticker. If you have paid for the membership by bank transfer, please send a receipt by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will send you your sticker in the mail.
NOTE! When your Students Union membership is valid you can pick the academic year sticker up at any time of the year for free from Students Union office. A Tamko member can use the student card found in the PIVO mobile application free of charge when using student discounts. https://pivo.fi/palvelut/pivo-student-card/
The academic year sticker is sent with the Post Plus sign, so the sender sees when the letter has arrived.
6. Good to know when visiting Tamko’s office Solu during the COVID-19 pandemic
- 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.)
- Remember to use face mask when going to Solu or campuses
- 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
Remember to check TAMK intra for up to date information during the coronavirus pandemic:
7. Customer safety and face masks in our restaurants and cafés
Please wear a face mask every time when shopping with Campusravita, standing in our queues, and paying at our counters. Remember also to keep safe distances and take care of your hand hygiene when coming to our Restaurant, Cafés and Shop. Do not come to campus if you feel yourself sick or having any symptoms of illness. Due to current guidances, there can only be 50% of the restaurant’s customer seating available at the moment, and it is not allowed to move chairs from tables. Remember to also put used face masks into the bin straight after use.
8. Kela: 7,600 higher education students have received a request for information about academic progress
Students who do not meet the minimum credit requirement for financial aid have received a request for further information. The deadline for replying to the request is 25 October 2020. Students can for example use Kela’s e-service to send their reply. Remember to reply for the request in time! Read more: kela.fi
9. 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:
10. Innovation Challenges are starting at Y-kampus on October 22nd
In Innovation Challenges, you get to develop and create ideas to real companies/organisations by working in a multidisciplinary team. There are 5 different companies/organisations participating in this period’s Innovation Challenges and they need your skills to improve their processes. The course is completely online and it is in English. The course is worth 5 credits.
If you want to show your skills and develop your team working skills in an online environment, enroll to Innovation Challenges: https://www.y-kampus.fi/en/studies/innovaatiohaasteet-2/
11. Sprint Innovation Festival! Register now!
Student, come experience a different week of study! In Sprint, you get to influence, network, and recognize your skills! The biggest and most impactful event of the Tampere Universities Sprint Innovation Festival virtual event will be held on November 16-20, 2020! During this virtual event, 500+ students will work on 15 challenges in multidisciplinary teams. This year’s themes are wellbeing, responsibility and UN’s sustainable development’s challenges.
Check out the challenges and the event on the website sprintfestival.fi. Register now: https://www.lyyti.in/Sprint_Innovation_Festival_2020__Opiskelijailmoittautuminen_7221/en and hope for the two favorite cases you want to work on!
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