Frequently asked questions

My student card is lost or broken. How can I get a new one?

Lost student cards are brought to Janitor’s office (B-hall) and info desk (G-hall). If the card isn’t found there, you can order a new one by contacting Tamko’s office. You’ll need to pay just the commission fees for the new card.

Can I order a student card before my studies start?

You should order a student card right as you accept your place to study. This way you’ll make sure to get the card right when you start your studies. Order your student card here.

I can’t get a new student card sticker from the office. What do I do?

You can give your student card to someone, who can come here or send it to us via mail (include a returning envelope). Unfortunately, we can’t mail stickers to prevent wrongdoers, we’ll have to put the sticker on ourselves.

I’ve paid for multiple years of membership, but I won’t be present during the next semester. What do I do?

Please notify us of your absence well in advance. That way you won’t spend the pre-paid semesters, since we can move your membership payments to later semesters. Notice, that TAMK’s info of your absence won’t reach us, since we are two different organizations.

I graduated from TAMK. Can I get a student card sticker and get the benefits?

The sticker can’t be claimed after graduating. When you order the student card, the student agrees to its terms and conditions. Student card cannot be used after they don’t apply anymore. If you have unused membership semesters, contact us so we can pay the leftovers back to you. Notice, that we can’t return membership fees after the semester has started.

I have a job; can I order your student card?

You can get our student card, if you are a degree student in TAMK (bachelor’s or master’s degree).

I study in professional teacher education or open university of Applied Sciences (in TAMK). Can I get a student card?

You are applicable for Tamko’s member card. With the card you’ll get all the benefits of Opiskelijan Tampere (Student’s Tampere) as well as all Tamko’s member benefits. Note, that Tamko’s member card’s owners are not applicable for national student benefits, like Kela’s meal subsidy or VR’s discounts. National student discounts are only included in University of Appied Sciences student card.

I would like to get a student discount on train ride, but my card hasn’t arrived yet. What do I do?

If the semester is already on its way and you are studying, you can download Pivo-mobile student card. With mobile student card you’ll get all the benefits that the physical card has, so it also works on train.

How can I get student overalls?

Student overalls are usually ordered by your study path’s own study association. Ask more from your tutor or contact your association directly. You can find a list of associations here.

I’ve done Tamko’s membership form, but Pivo isn’t working?

Few possible answers for the situation:

  • We must accept your membership. We’ll accept memberships during our office hours, so weekend’s membership requests are accepted on Monday. You won’t be notified of the acceptance.
  • Did you pay the membership fee, when you applied? Tamko’s membership fee must be paid, so Pivo will recognize you as our member.
  • You must be a present student. Pivo checks your presence from TAMK’s systems.
  • Did you fill all parts of our membership form? The problem might be e.g. a missing phone number.

I’ve done the membership form, but I didn’t get an email confirmation. Has my application arrived?

Unfortunately, our current membership register can’t send confirmation emails. When you’ve completed the membership form and clicked Send-button, the page should tell you “Thank you for applying”. The only time you’ll get an email to your TUNI email address is when your card is collectable at our office.