Student associations

A student association is an association that operates alongside with the Students’ Union, and its purpose is to bring students from the same subject or field of study together, promote their interests and organize various activities. On this page you will find a complete list and descriptions of all the student associations operating within TAMK. So, begin exploring and find a student association that suits you!

MusTa ry – Music students of Tampere
PIRATE ry – Health care students of Tampere
SOPU ry – Social Services students of Tampere
TAMPIO ry – Forestry students of Tampere
TARINA ry – Media and Arts students of Tampere
TARE ry – Hospitality Management students of Tampere
TIRO ry – Engineering students of Tampere
TTO ry – Business Administration students of Tampere

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MusTa ry is the student association of all the music students of Tampere. MusTa consist of students from both Tampere University of Applied Sciences and Tampere Conservatoire. MusTa promotes music students’ well-being by organizing parties and providing earplugs, among other things. In addition, we offer our members tickets to the concerts of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra.

Board 2023 – 2024: 

  • Timmo Takala – chairperson
  • Aliina Hiljanen – vice-chairperson and tutoring coordinator
  • Kristian Teiss – treasurer and social affairs/MusTe coordinator
  • Taavi Vaalivirta – secretary and upper secondary school contact
  • Vili Korpijärvi – communications and SOOL coordinator
  • Niki Koivisto – event coordinator
  • Fanni Palmanto – educational affairs and annual celebration coordinator
  • Erika Koljonen – culture coordinator
  • Ilona Melgin – social media coordinator
  • Aapo Suominen – event coordinator
  • Anna-Lotta Pesonen – event coordinator
  • Johanna Nyman – event coordinator
  • Tapio Orava – event coordinator
  • Erke Eriksen – member
  • Jenni Vuorinen – member

Aliina Hiljanen –
Erika Koljonen –

MusTa on Facebook
Instagram: @musta_ry


PIRATE ry is the Student Association of The Health Care Students of Tampere University of Applied Sciences. It’s purpose is to promote its members general and common benefits and encourage hobbies of intellectual, professional, societal and physical nature.

PIRATE’s office is located at the same premises as Tamko’s office (Kuntokatu 3, L-building). Students can visit the office during it’s opening hours to ask advice relating to their studies, come pick up pre-ordered items, purchase patches for their overalls or just come to talk about what is on their mind, and much more.

We organize various events for our members throughout the academic year for example, Kontaminaatio for new students, our most popular event Pakoputki and sittnings. We also actively cooperate with student union Tamko and other student organizations and clubs within the University of Applied Sciences in addition to our other partners like Tehy and Sairaanhoitajaliitto. Through PIRATE members can for example order overalls, working clothes and name tags for future practical training periods.

Board 2024: 

  • Mila Paltta chairperson
  • Milla Brander – vice chairperson
  • Siina Kuusela – financial coordinator
  • Saija Kukkonen – secretary
  • Sanni Telenius – educational affairs
  • Marianne Lehvilä – social affairs
  • Aada Hinkkanen – marketing and communication
  • Aino Selin – external relations
  • Sara Laurinantti – entertainment coordinator
  • Henna Rappu – PISTOT-coordinator
  • Pinja Vatanen – culture and leisure activities
  • Joona Lassila – tutoring and mentoring
  • Teija Karjalainen – member services
  • Anna Saarikko – member services

Joona Lassila
Marianne Lehvilä

PIRATE’s website
PIRATE on Facebook
Instagram: @pirate.ry 


SOPU ry is TAMK’s Social Services students’ association. The association actively takes a stand on matters related to studying and students. SOPU also organizes entertainment in the form of events to its members and other students and maintains and establishes contact with other student organizations. In addition, SOPU ry sends its members a weekly newsletter that contains information about future events and other matters concerning students. SOPU ry is also responsible for acquiring student overalls to its members.

Come talk to us about your studies or anything else when we are on duty. You can also purchase tickets to events organized by SOPU ry from us. You can find us on duty at Kuntokatu 3, hallway H0 at regular intervals. The easiest way to find out when we are on duty is through SOPU ry’s Facebook and weekly newsletter.

Board 2024: 

  • Helli Mäkeläinen – chairperson
  • Pipsa Heikkinen– vice chairperson
  • Aada Dahlman – secretary and educational affairs coordinator
  • Elli Alatupa – treasurer
  • Tiia Fyrqvist – internationality coordinator
  • Akseli Haimilahti – culture coordinator
  • Wilma Marttelin – entertainment coordinator
  • Feodosia Jaatinen – entertainment coordinator
  • Janette Kangasniemi – tutor coordinator
  • Reetta Alanne – external relations coordinator
  • Elisa Koskio – publicist

SOPU’s website
SOPU on Facebook
Instagram: @sopury


TAMPIO is TAMK’s Forestry students’ association that was founded in 2012. We promote the interests of Forestry students and make Forestry visible in TAMK.

Board 2024: 

  • Niilo Koski – chairperson
  • Eelis Danemann vice chairperson
  • Josefiina Kavander – secretary
  • Antti Kontio – treasurer
  • Juuso Joensuu – social affairs and education policy coordinator
  • Saana Leino entertainment coordinator
  • Venla Heikola – tutoring and communications coordinator
  • Toni Schwartz – working life coordinator
  • Juuso Sainio – exercise coordinator
  • Eemeli Perälä – exercise coordinator

Venla Heikola –
Josefiina Kavander 

Tampio on Facebook

Instagram: @tampio_ry


TARINA is an association attending to art and media students’ interests. It is TARINA’s role to help and support students and maintain connections between the students and the school’s staff. TARINA is also organizing traditional but also fresh and new parties and events around the year! In short, TARINA’s aim is to help the students, embrace the spirit among them aaand organize amazing events!

Board 2023-2024: 

  • Annika Keskinen – chairperson
  • Tia Huura– vice -chairperson & educational affairs
  • Aaro Karsimus – treasurer
  • Julia Huopainen – secretary
  • Jenni Arponen – social affairs
  • Apa Heikkinen – graphic designer
  • Aino Seuranen – event coordinator
  • Roni Saarti – event coordinator
  • Aila-Alisa Aikioniemi – event coordinator
  • Eli Lehtisyrjä – media&arts coordinator
  • Jeremy Korkiamäki – media&arts coordinator
  • Jaakko Sudenniemi – co-operations and social media coordinator
  • Karl-Gustav Kurn – active member
Harassment contacts:

Tia Huura –
Eli Lehtisyrjä –

Board members’ email addresses: firstname.lastname(at) (unless there is someone with the same name
Tarina on Facebook
IG: @tarina_ry


TARE is TAMK’s Hospitality Management students’ association that was founded as a club in 2011. As our operations grew, a registered association was founded in 2014, and it adopted the club’s operations. The student association is open for all Hospitality Management students of Tampere. You can join through at

The purpose of the student association is to ensure that students enjoy their time while studying and create new contacts. In addition to organizing leisure activities, the student association also does education advocacy work and cooperation with the field’s employers. The Board’s duty is to intervene in problems and to create a better study environment.

If you have something on your mind, come to see us, message us on our social media or contact us by email:

Board 2024: 

  • Juha Uusi-Seppä – chairperson
  • Kevin Hasselqvist – vice chairperson
  • Alex Virtanen – treasurer
  • Saara Itäaho – secretary
  • Maisa Friström – educational and social affairs
  • Marianna Aalto – event coordinator
  • Tiia Heimonen – event coordinator
  • Iina Mäntymäki – co-operation coordinator
  • Lila Pirilä – acquisition coordinator
  • Julia Syrjä – deputy member
  • Antti Ylitalo– deputy member
Harassment contacts:

Juha Uusi-Seppä –
Maisa Friström 

TARE on Facebook
IG: @tare_ry


TIRO ry is a local association of the Akava-affiliated Union of Engineering Students, and its purpose is to promote the professional, intellectual, societal, and other interests of Engineering students. TIRO ry was founded in 1982 and has approximately 2000 members.

To realize its purpose, TIRO ry organizes trainings and leisure activity events and actively takes a stand on matters related to Engineering education. You can join TIRO ry by joining the Union of Engineering Students. The membership fee is €30, and it covers the whole time you are studying (up to 5 years).

Board 2024: 

  • Kasper Laaksonen – chairperson
  • Juuso Ahvenniemi vice-chairperson
  • Jerina Mattssontreasurer
  • Leo Liikka – secretary
  • Aleksi Lamposaari – educational and social affairs
  • Alina Kauppila – entertainment coordinator
  • Antti Oinas – event coordinator
  • Jesse Hytönen – culture and leisure activities
  • Teija Vähäkuopus – PISTOT- coordinator
  • Toni Rantanen – member coordinator
  • Herman Terho – activist and tutor coordinator
  • Helmi Kiemunki – communications coordinator
  • Wiljami Mäkynen – Business coordinator


TIRO’s website
TIRO on Facebook
Instagram: @tirory


TTO ry is a registered association that consists of and is maintained by students in its entirety. It is primarily the student association of TAMK’s Business Administration students. We advise on how to deal with the tricky matters related to the ever-changing financial aid for students and livelihood, promote students’ interests through our representatives into TAMK’s administration and the Students’ Union and offer entertainment for the students.

We participate actively and nationwide in the activities of the Students of Business and Technology union as its member association, and through this work we are able to work more effectively as a local advocate of Business Administration students. As a member association, we organize various activities in Tampere for Business Administration students and participate in the nationwide training sessions and events organized by the Students of Business and Technology union.

TTO’s office is located in the L-building at Kuntokatu, at the same premises as Tamko and TIRO. You can come visit our office if you need advice on matters concerning your studies or leisure activities, or just to have a cup of coffee with us and see some friends!

Board 2024:

  • Netta Fried chairperson
  • Henri Helin – vice chairperson
  • Juho Heino – financial secretary
  • Erika Kurvi – secretary
  • Laura Luga – educational affairs
  • Veera Bohjanen – external relations coordinator
  • Silja Salmela – entertainment coordinator
  • Santeri Liukkula – culture and leisure activities coordinator
  • Mikko Hiltunen – PISTOT coordinator
  • Valtteri Lahtinen – tutoring and member coordinator
  • Rasmus Kankkonen – firm and cooperation coordinator
  • Tatu Neejärvi – media coordinator
  • Aleksi Saarivirta – webmaster

Rasmus Kankkonen –
Tatu Neejärvi 
Laura Luga 
Netta Fried 
Silja Salmela 
Valtteri Lahtinen 
Veera Bohjanen

TTO’s website
TTO on Facebook
Instagram: @tto_ry