Tamko Topics is a weekly newsletter of The Students’ Union of Tampere University of Applied Sciences.
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- Tamko’s Tursajaiset will be held on 17th of March 2021 (Zoom)
- TAMK International – Eye on TAMK 2021 online week on March 22nd – 26th 2021
- Let’s all work together to take care of safety and wear a face mask on campus!
- SportUni Centres will be opened on a limited basis
- Tamko’s office is open by appointment until 7th of March 2021
- Students’ feedback on the exceptional year 2020
- Ask about COVID-19 – Coronabot gives advice in over one hundred languages (The City of Tampere)
1. Tamko’s Tursajaiset will be held on 17th of March 2021 (Zoom)
In Tursajaiset groups of 10 will be competing in points, best Costume theme and team spirit. Freshers will also vote for the best checkpoint! Groups can be present provided Health and safety guidelines are kept or through zoom!
The event is free for all freshers who came to TAMK in autumn or spring of 2020 as well as spring freshers of 2021 and their tutors. All participants will receive an overall badge. More details on how those will be distributed coming soon (remember to follow the FB-event): https://www.facebook.com/events/871750343660551/
2. TAMK International – Eye on TAMK 2021 online week on March 22nd – 26th 2021
Tampere University of Applies Sciences warmly welcomes you to join TAMK International – Eye on TAMK 2021 online week in all fields of study on March 22nd – 26th 2021.
Share your expertise, teach students, choose from a wide range of academic sessions, let your mind be blown by our top-notch keynote speaker, network with colleagues from all over the world, and enjoy our diverse social and cultural programme. Deadline for presentations is 22.2.2021. Deadline for enrolment as participants is 7.3.2021. Read more and participate.
3. Let’s all work together to take care of safety and wear a face mask on campus!
We all have a duty to keep our campuses safe. After the Christmas holidays, adherence to the recommendations to maintain a physical distance and wear a face mask has been declining. We want to remind all the members of our community that we must all work together to create Covid-19 secure campuses where we can study and work safely.
Tampere Universities strongly recommend wearing a face mask in all the campus premises. It is important that campus users adhere to this recommendation. It is also important to keep a safe distance of two metres from others and practice good hand hygiene. Please only come to the campus if it is absolutely necessary. Stay home if you feel unwell.
We understand the prolonged Covid-19 restrictions are starting to take their toll, but by complying with the safety guidelines we can ensure that the facilities of Tampere University and TAMK remain open. The latest updates and Covid-19 guidelines are available on the intranet. Follow the news on the intranet!
4. SportUni Centres will be opened on a limited basis
SportUni will open all its sports centres in Kauppi, Hervanta and Atalpa in City Centre, on a limited basis on Monday, February 22, 2021.
The sports centres follow strict corona guidelines during all opening hours and the facilities are only open in a supervised manner. You can find the updated opening hours of each centre in the SportUni facility calendar closer to opening. Read more about the hybrid model of SportUni.
5. Tamko’s office is open by appointment until 7th of March 2021
Tamko’s office is open by appointment until 7th of March 2021. NOTICE: When you are coming to Tamko’s office during the pandemic remember to always contact us beforehand via phone or email: email@example.com
- Our office phone/WhatsApp: +358 443 826 561
- You can contact us via Tamko.fi chat
- If you are coming to Solu, contact us via WhatsApp or our office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can also use Teams to contact us.
- All of our actors’ contact information
- Mailing of your academic year sticker
- Solu’s Sauna can be booked for maximum of 10 people at least until 1.3.2021. We are following the guidelines issued by Regional State Administrative Agency of Pirkanmaa area.
6. Students’ feedback on the exceptional year 2020
Despite a very exceptional year, TAMK’s student feedback in 2020 was, on average, even more positive than in previous years. Distance learning seemed to be most suitable for master’s degree students.
At TAMK, student feedback is collected and utilized comprehensively at different stages of studies. The 2020 feedback reflected the exceptional year and experiences of distance learning. Some students appreciate the flexibility that distance learning gives them, and they hope it will continue to some extent even after the pandemic. For others, the lack of social contacts and support has affected negatively their well-being and learning motivation: “Sometimes the scheduling and self-discipline needed in distance learning feel challenging, but not overwhelmingly difficult.” Read more about the results here.
7. Ask about COVID-19 – Coronabot gives advice in over one hundred languages (The City of Tampere)
The City of Tampere has started using a multilingual coronabot. You can ask the coronabotquestions related to COVID-19 at any time of the day. In addition to Finnish, the bot can give advice in over one hundred languages: tinyurl.com/coronabottampere