Tamko Topics 50/2023

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

1. Solu opening hours during Christmas
2. Tamko’s Little Christmas party overall patches
3. Xmas porridge breakfast for TAMK staff and studets tomorrow 12.12.
4. New due dates to student healthcare fee in 2024
5. Mesikerho’s Christmas party 14.12.
6. Noah’s Ark of Löv Cruise

1. Solu opening hours during Christmas

Christmas is arriving soon at Tamko’s office Solu and that means that Solu will be closed during Christmas holidays 22.12.-1.1. Please contact us office@tamko.fi if you have urgent matters during this time.

Our office is normally open from until Thursday 21.12. So there is still time to pick up your student card stickers to get the discounts from the Christmas travels with train or for the last minute gift for a friend: buy overall patch!

2. Tamko’s Little Christmas party overall patches

Last week we celebrated Tamko’s Christmas party and the overall patches for the party should have been at the Bricks with us, but they were somewhere in Germany instead.

Now they have finally come to the right address and ready to be picked up from Solu! So get your overall patch from Solu by showing your Kide.app ticket!

3. Xmas porridge breakfast for TAMK staff and students 12.12.

You are warmly invited to enjoy TAMK’s traditional Xmas porridge breakfast on Tuesday 12 December 2023 from 8:00 to 9:30 at Kuntokatu 3 (Campusravita) restaurant. The  breakfast will include traditional rice porridge, prune soup, coffee/tea/”glögi” and gingerbread cookies.

The Xmas porridge breakfast is open to all TAMK’s staff and students.

4. New due date to student healthcare fee

Starting 1 January 2024, the due dates for the healthcare fee for higher education students will change. Also, degree students from other EU or EEA countries or from Switzerland, Great Britain or Northern Ireland will continue to be exempt from paying the fee.

Starting from the beginning of 2024:

  • the new due date for the spring term will be 15.3. It applies to students who register as attending by 31.1.
  •  The new due date for the autumn term will be 15.11., applicable to students who register as attending by 30.9.

Halthcare fee and any late fees will remain the same in 2024 as in 2023, meaning that the student healthcare fee is 36.80 euros per term and the late fee 5 euros.

More information: https://www.kela.fi/news-archive/5822061/healthcare-fee-for-higher-education-students-new-due-dates

5. Mesikerho’s Christmas party 14.12.

The fall period is nearing its end and christmas is on its way!

Mesikerho will have a christmas party on the 14th of December. We bid you welcome to relax and enjoy the wintery nature along with a sauna, ice swimming and sausage grilling!

The christmas party will be an extension of the Annual Meeting that is also arranged on thursday. The location of the party will be the Niihama Outdoors Cottage and the party starts at 18 o’clock! Sauna and ice swimming will begin an hour from then. Mesikerho will walk to the cottage from TAMK after the meeting. Every student is welcome at the party!

We will offer participants something to eat, but we recommend packing something small for yourself to grill too.
The cost of a ticket is 6 €: https://kide.app/events/f44cd857-031a-4672-8acf-4e77cc546950

There’s also a rumor that santa claus will also perform a small visit at the christmas party…

6. Noah’s Ark of Löv Cruise

It’s back! CLINT and VIKING LINE presents: Noah’s Ark of Löv

Ahoy ahoy, all on board! It’s time to put on your animal gear and hop back on the craziest cruise of the spring semester! We welcome all party animals to get on board to party their hearts out and experience this one-of-a-kind student event while cruising through the seas!

EARLY BIRD TICKETS: 11.12.2023 at 12:00 (99€)
NORMAL TICKETS: 18.12.2023 at 12:00 (110€)

Tickets and more information here: https://kide.app/events/1a12a418-2ed5-4c20-8a05-dbc442842c35

Contact clint@tamko.fi for any problems.

WHAT? – Noah’s Ark of Löv
WHEN? – 7.2.-9.2.2024
PRICE? – Early bird 99€ and after that 110€
TICKETS? – From Kide.App