Tamko Topics 13/2024

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

1. Solu is closed during Easter holidays
2. Apply for international tutoring! TURSASPASSI STAMP
3. Participate in your own degree programme’s feedback sessions! TURSASPASSI STAMP
4. How are you doing? Answer the survey if you have gotten the invite!
5. TARE: Ku**iralli
6. Kuisti & Buffalo Club: Naruappro

1. Solu is closed during Easter holidays

Our office will be closed during Easter holidays:
Friday 29.3. and Monday 1.4.
You are welcomed to visit us again on Tuesday 2.4.!

2. Apply for international tutoring!

The future is bringing us a lot of new exchange students and we need international tutors to guide them.

If this feels like a part of your future prediction, come and join Tamko’s huge family of tutors and help welcoming the exchange students next August! International tutors are eligible for 2 study credits, 1 extra point to their own exchange study application (only when the tutoring is completed) and a stamp to your Tursaspassport. Along side these, you will get an incredible chance of networking internationally and up your skills as a tutor. Anyone from any degree programme can become an international tutor.

The application period is open 11.3.-31.3.2024

Fill out the form and you are a step closer to new adventures as an international tutor:

3. Participate in your own degree programme’s feedback session

Student feedback was collected last year in the spring and autumn feedback weeks in the form of a new student and annual feedback surveys. Feedback was also collected from master´s degrees and through Graduation phase survey.  
During the spring, students and staff will discuss the feedback at joint degree programme specific events, in which the possible development measures will also be agreed. 
Follow your Degree Programme’s info on the time of the feedback events, get involved and share your ideas! 
Read more from intra: https://intra.tuni.fi/en/content/news/53634 
Feedpack summary can be found from here: Student_feedback_summary_2023.pdf 
Schedule for feedpack sessions, click here

4. How are you doing? Answer the survey if you have gotten the invite!

How are students doing? The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) is inviting university students from all over Finland to a survey on their health, wellbeing, ability to study and use of services. The results will be used to improve student services such as healthcare, sports services and student catering.

How can I participate in the survey?
•    12,000 will be randomly invited to the survey, and they will receive the invitation by email.
•    The respondents will be 18–34-year-old Bachelor’s or Master’s level students at higher education institutions across Finland.
•    The study will be carried out as an online questionnaire. Filling in the questionnaire will take approximately 20 minutes.

The survey involves partners such as the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS), the Social Insurance Institution Kela, the Ministry of Education and Culture, National Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (SAMOK) and the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL).  

For the participants: https://thl.fi/en/research-and-development/research-and-projects/the-finnish-student-health-and-wellbeing-survey-kott-/for-kott-survey-participants
About the survey: https://thl.fi/en/research-and-development/research-and-projects/the-finnish-student-health-and-wellbeing-survey-kott-
Intra news: https://intra.tuni.fi/en/content/news/55243

5. TARE: Ku**iralli

Is spring already in your heart and are your legs just itching to go out? Great news, because TARE’s traditional Ku**iralli is here again! The Ku**iralli is being held for the eighth time on Tuesday, March 26th. So gather a team of 3-4 people and embark on various fun tasks around the center of Tampere. Get your tickets, put on your overalls, and let’s go! 

So when can one get those tickets? Tickets will go on sale on Kide.app on Tuesday, March 12th at 2:30 PM. The ticket price is 4€/person and includes the ralli round and, of course, a cool overall badge! The best-performing team will, of course, receive a fantastic prize! 

This year, the ralli’s starting point is Kumma Bar & Street Kitchen. Departures are at 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, and 6:00 PM. The ralli duration is 5 hours from your departure, and the task checklists must be returned to Kumma within this time frame. 

WHAT: The Ku**iRalli, of course
WHERE: Tampere city center and its surroundings
WHEN: March 26, 2024. Departures at 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, and 6:00 PM. Total completion time of 5 hours.
HOW: Tickets from Kide.app: https://kide.app/events/93d1912d-0dc6-4633-9239-b6305edcaf99
WHY: Because rallies are always so much fun! 

6. Kuisti & Buffalo Club: Naruappro

It’s finally here – the Pub Crawl you’ve never experienced before!

Kuisti ry and Buffalo Club joined forces and bring you for the first time NARUAPPRO!

So gather a team of four (4) people and get ready for an unprecedented pub crawl: NARUAPPRO event combines traditional checkpoints and bar crawls into one event.

At the beginning of the crawl, your team will be given a very valuable rope that the team must hold onto with their right hand throughout the pub crawl! Drinking, of course, happens with the left hand.

You’ll rotate as a team between checkpoints and bars, collecting stamps in your event pass. Remember to hold onto the rope because there are also “moles” on the move who want to nibble on the rope if your hand happens to let go. After the crawl, you’ll receive a commemorative patch and get to attach a piece of the precious rope you’ve been holding onto to your overall.

When? March 28, 2024, in the downtown area of Tampere. Event will start at 16:00 and step by step starts.

The early bird ticket price per person is €6. NOTE! Tickets are purchased as a team, and one participant pays for the whole team’s ticket at once (€24). The regular ticket price is €8 per person (€38 total: https://kide.app/events/d6f2413d-0089-4d5f-a451-1e122ae11f68