Tamko Topics 7 / 2020

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

English Summary
1. Blood donation at TAMK 12 February
2. TR3fest 18 February
3. Tamko’s evening 19 February
4. Tolu’s weekly sports shift is cancelled on Tuesday, Feb 11 – Come try Archery-tag instead!
5. Student, join C-Lab and learn how to make an impact, a profit, or both – 5 ECTS available!
6. CLINT spring 2020 – Stockholm and St. Petersburg


1. Blood donation at TAMK 12 February

Once again it’s the time to give up some blood when FRC Blood Service comes to TAMK. On Wednesday, 12 February between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, come to the main campus (building B next to the dining area) and reach your helping hand! This event is accessible, so you can get to the place with the elevator.

If you’re unsure about your eligibility to donate, you can take an online test here (choose “In English” in the top left corner) and the momentarily blood need you can check here. Bring your ID card with you, because a student card isn’t enough. You’ll also need a Finnish social security number so that you can donate!

You can also get a stamp on your Tursaspassi from the event!

2. TR3fest 18 February

TR3fest is a city festival that brings together all higher education students of Tampere to Kuivaamo on Tuesday 18 February! This urban city festival offers casual merriment, live music, activity points and food booths! The event tickets are on sale in kide.app bit.ly/tr3fest-liput right now at the price of 5 euros! The tickets include the festival, bus rides and the after party.

The main performers are Retropop, who plays electronic Finnish pop, and Uniklubi, who has had a long career in Finnish rock! In addition, a DJ and students’ own bands will be performing. The event is organised by the Student Union of Tampere University, The Students’ Union of Tampere University of Applied Sciences and TREY’s event section Kollektiivi in cooperation with the students of Police University College.

3. Tamko’s evening 19 February

Welcome to play board games, sew overall patches’ and meet new people on 19 February at 5pm! You can bring some games, activities etc. with you. 🙂 Tamko offers evening snack!
You will get a stamp on your Tursaspassi from this event. Please note that the happening is non-alcoholic. Welcome to the Solu!

4. Tolu’s weekly sports shift is cancelled on Tuesday, Feb 11 – Come try Archery-tag instead!

Tolu’s weekly sports shift has been cancelled this week. Instead, as part of Akateeminen Mahti’s talviliikuntaviikko (winter sports week), there will be a chance to try Archery-tag for the low price of 2€. Archery-tag is like a mixture between paintball and dodgeball, where you try to tag opponents with soft tipped arrows.

5. Student, join C-Lab and learn how to make an impact, a profit, or both – 5 ECTS available!

C-Lab is an 8-week sprint in which you’ll learn how to get a service or a product ready to launch. You and your diverse team will partner with a local startup or research team to develop a real, implementable commercialization plan. Apply by 23 February!

If you don’t know what the word commercialization means or it sounds scary or corporate, worry not! Commercialization is simply the process of bringing new products or services to market. And C-Lab is an opportunity to do exactly that!

Check out the partners and cases here and partner with one of the awesome startups and research teams to create a plan to bring their products and services to their market!

Who can apply?
Any Student. Any area of study. Any year. If you are interested in learning + doing commercialization and you are driven to succeed, we want you to apply!

Commit to this schedule:
Week 1. Kick off Monday 9 March at 12-15
Week 2. session Monday 16 March at 12-15
Week 3. session Monday 23 March at 12-15
Week 4. session Monday 30 March at 12-15
Week 5. session Monday 6 April at 12-15
Week 6. session Monday 20 April at 12-15
Week 7. session Monday 27 April at 12-15
Week 8. Final Presentation Day Monday 18 May at 12-15

In C-Lab, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and in addition to Monday sessions, you’ll have weekly team meetings with your team and partner. The whole workload will be around 10-15 hours/week that equals 5 ECTS.

Language: English
Location: Y-kampus TAMK, Backstage, (Teiskontie 33, building C1) except the Final Presentation Day 18 May at Crazy Town Tampere (Rautatienkatu 21 B, 5th floor)

Limited spots are available. Application form can be found here. You will receive news of your acceptance to the course by 28 February.

Please NOTE: After you are accepted to the course, you will receive instructions to officially register in the university system.

Additional information: maria.ruokonen(a)tuni.fi. More info here.

6. CLINT spring 2020 – Stockholm and St. Petersburg

– CLINT’s Stockholm cruise 18.3.

The CLINT Stockholm Cruise is here again, so get ready to set sail and cross the Baltic Sea! Join us for a visit to our Western Neighbour, see its gorgeous capital, and experience the Finnish cruise culture.

The trip duration is 3 days, with departure on Wednesday the 18th and arrival on Friday the 20th. The ticket includes two nights in a four-person cabin as well as the transportation from Tampere to Helsinki and back. Price for the trip is 55€ for Tamko members and 65€ for non-members. The price includes also 2 x buffet breakfast 19th (Friday) and 20th (Thursday). Sales are open until 17.2.2020 and reservations is binding after this.

Get your tickets from Kide.app.

– CLINT’s Visa Free Cruise to St.Petersburg 9.4.

Join us for an unforgettable trip to the Eastern Neighbour’s most beautiful city! Dubbed “The Venice of the North” by some, this city’s sure to offer you memories you won’t make anywhere else. Travel back in time with us and experience the Russian history and culture!

Starting price for the trip 255€ includes:
-Roundtrip transportation from your booked departure point to St.Petersburg*
-Accommodation in a centrally located hostel in a dorm room
-St. Petersburg guided city sight-seeing tour by bus in English
-Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (FREE FOR STUDENTS ONLY)
-Guided tour of the St. Peter and Paul fortress
-Services of a tour leader in St Petersburg
-All mandatory fees (port fee, fuel surcharge, passport registration)
-Tourist map and information package of St Petersburg
-Transportation sea terminal-accommodation-sea terminal in St Petersburg
-Accommodation in 4-person economy-class cabin on the ferry to/from St.Petersburg**

Please note that the trip is Visa free for everyone but you will need a passport (ID is not enough) that is valid for at least 6 months after the trip. Get your tickets here.

More info in Facebook event.

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