Students’ Union

What is tamko?

Every University of Applied Sciences has a Students’ Union which monitors students’ rights and interests. The Finnish Students’ Unions are recognized and regulated by the law on Universities of Applied Sciences.

The Students’ Union of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Tamko) makes sure that the voice of TAMK students is heard not only in TAMK but also in University community and Pirkanmaa area. In addition, Tamko trains all TAMK tutors.

Our student card serves as a sign of Tamko membership. The student card is your key to unlock all the national and local student benefits. Welcome to join, there are already over 7500 of us!

tamko’s actors


Council is the supreme decision-making power in Tamko. There are 21 TAMK student representatives from various fields of study in the Council. They’ve been elected through Council elections which are held every year in autumn. All Tamko members are welcome to stand as a candidate in Council elections. Council’s working language is Finnish.


Tamko’s Board holds the executive and administrative power in Tamko. There are 10 members in the Board, and they’re elected by the Council at their first meeting after the Council elections in autumn. All Tamko members are welcome to join the Board. Board’s working language is Finnish.

staff members

Tamko has five employees who support the Board in running the day-to-day operations in the Students’ Union. Each employee has their own area of expertise: executive director, member service expert, educational and social affairs expert, tutoring expert and communications expert. They are responsible for the operation and development of their own area and for supporting Board members in their tasks.

market trikoo – grocery store owned by students

Market Trikoo is it is everyone’s own, unique and authentic neighborhood grocery store which opened its doors in July 2022 at Pyynikin Trikoo. The two owners of the shop are the Students’ Union of Tampere University of Applied Sciences Tamko and Campusravita Oy, which is responsible for student catering at TAMK.

Locality, local food and sustainable development are at the core of Market’s operations. The store serves residents and visitors of the nearby area, and also offers a special discount for students: by showing Tamko’s student card at the Market Trikoo’s checkout the student gets -5% discount on groceries and -10% from other items.

Welcome to Market Trikoo in Pyynikki!

Facebook: Market Trikoo
Instagram: @markettrikoo
Location: Address: Pyynikintie 25 Tampere (Pyynikin Trikoo)