Tamko Topics 20/2023

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

1. Solu opening hours this week (week 20)
2. Hop to the bus at the city center and end up straight to the national park!
3. Come & help developing free time activities for students
4. Have you answered FSHS survey?
5. Roller derby beginners course

1. Solu opening hours this week (week 20)

You are welcomed to visit our office Solu this week:

Mon 15.5.    at 9-16
Tue 16.5.     at 9-16
Wed 17.5.    at 9-16
Thu 18.5.     closed
Fri 19.5.       closed

You can borrow summer sports equipment from us free of charge, i.e. if you are interested in Finnish baseball, pétanque at the park or Mölkky, then welcome to visit!

2. Hop to the bus at the city center and end up straight to the national park!

Hop on a bus and go out into nature, effortlessly and sustainably!

Outdoor Express takes you from the Tampere city centre by bus directly to nature and back. That’s perfect for students who i.e. don’t own a car! The service is intended for both locals and tourists. The goal is to provide an easy opportunity for hiking for everyone.

Outdoor Express, which operates on weekends in July-August 2023, targets the Seitseminen, Helvetinjärvi and Isojärvi national parks. Upon arrival, there are a few hours to go hiking and enjoy nature. After hiking, you can enjoy refreshments at the cafes and restaurants in the parks. You can also pack your tent and ride back the next day.

Read more and go to nature: https://outdoorexpress.fi/en/towards-nature/

3. Come & help developing free time activities for students

Come & help developing free time activities for students to supports mental health

A new project has started at Ahjola Settlement. The activity aim is to strengthen the students mental health and to prevent loneliness among students. At the moment we are looking for students to help us plan activities which will start during the Autumn. The students will brainstorm and plan activities, visual identity and a meeting place in the city centre of Tampere.

Sign up now! You are welcome just the way you are.

· Wednesday 10.5. 5 pm – 8 pm (Kumppanuustalo Artteli, Mustalahdenkatu 22)
· Monday 22.5. 5 pm – 8 pm (Projects future meeting point, Satakunnankatu 35)
· Monday 29.5. 5 pm – 8 pm (Kumppanuustalo Artteli, Mustalahdenkatu 22)

What happens at the meetings?
· Participants will get to know each other with fun activities (for example escape room).
· There will be delicious food.
· Brainstorm ideas for free time activities for stdents with the help of Ahjola employees

What we offer?
· New friends
· Enjoyable free time
· Chance to influence free time activities for students in Tampere
· A certificate for participating

All the activities are free of charge. We have 15 spots available for this activity.
To sign up and more information from project coordinator Siina Vättö siina.vatto@ahjola.fi

4. Have you answered FSHS survey?

Student, have you taken the FSHS survey? The National Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences SAMOK and the National Union of University Students in Finland SYL are conducting a survey on students’ experiences and perceptions of the Finnish Student Health Service and its future. 

After taking the survey, you can participate for a chance to win a gift card to Lidl.

Take the survey here: https://link.webropol.com/s/yths-kysely

5. Roller derby beginners course

Spring 2023 beginner course is starting!

WHAT: Tampere Roller Derby beginner’s course – Spring 2023
WHEN: 24.05. – 28.06.
WHERE: Kauppi Sports Center, kenttä 1
PRICE: 50€

Roller derby is a fast-paced, full-contact sport played on an oval flat track on quad roller skates. Both teams have five skaters on the track at once, one jammer and four blockers. Read more: https://www.tampererollerderby.com/abouttampererollerderby

Our trainings always start with a warm up, either on or off skates. Once we’re warm, we get our skates and padding on and start with some basic drills.
Our training times range from 1-2 hrs depending on the availability of the track.
Everyone gets to train at their own pace and we want everyone to feel comfortable and most of all, HAVE FUN!

We have roller derby equipment to loan (quad skates, pads and helmet) if you don’t have your own gear. All you need to bring is clothes suitable for sports, a water bottle and indoor trainers for the warm up.

Kauppi Sports Center is, for the main part, accessible. The track is on ground level. The main entrance is automatized. There is a low threshold at the doorway between the main hall and the track. An accessible toilet is located next to the elevator on the ground floor. Please let us know if you need any other information!

Roller derby stands against racism, sexism, homo- and transfobia and bullying.

Come as you are and let’s roll!