Tamko Topics 7/2024

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

1. Do good and donate blood at TAMK this Wednesday TURSASPASSI EVENT
2. Go with a friend – Valentine’s day discounts for Tamko members
3. Solu opening hours during week 9
4. Feedback sessions TURSASPASSI EVENT
5. BetterTogether Valentine’s Day event on Wednesday! TURSASPASSI STAMP
6. Winter sport week starts today! TURSASPASSI STAMP
7. Match made in PISTOT

  1. Do good and donate blood at TAMK this Wednesday

Join us in saving lives! Tamko and the Finnish Red Cross will organise a blood donation event in room C1-05 on Wednesday 14.2. at 11-15. 

Donating blood is an easy way to help and only takes about an hour. A small effort for the donor is a big help for the patient. You can book an appointment for donation and make a health survey in advance at  

Every weekday, approximately 800 blood donors are needed in Finland. Blood is needed by, among others, surgery and cancer patients, accident victims and babies. Blood of all blood types is needed because there are patients from all blood types. You can always check the current blood situation on our website in the blood status barometer. So far, no artificial blood has been invented to replace donated blood. 

Can I donate? 

Most people can donate blood. The most commonly used medications, such as blood pressure, cholesterol and mild antidepressants, do not usually prevent blood donation. The blood donor must be healthy, between 18 and 70 years old and weigh at least 50 kilograms. The new donor must be under 60 years of age. A person aged 66 years or over may donate blood if less than two years have passed since the last blood donation.  

You can check your suitability as a blood donor in advance online at: https://www.sovinkoluovuttajaksi.fi/

Book your own donation slot: https://ajanvaraus.veripalvelu.fi/VP/location/tamk?_ga2.158434744.364384862.1706536842-156387337.1706536842=&_gac1.225036008.1706536842.CjwKCAiAtt2tBhBDEiwALZuhAEHFGLjuyRrC7JTEXlEg4wdAAeE7HNcXktv9CRKepg_LfF85JclZ9xoCgjUQAvD_BwE=

You will get a stamp on your Tursas passport for blood donation! 

2. Go with a friend – Valentine’s day discounts for Tamko members!

Tamko, Opiskelijan Tampere and Slice have put together super nice Valentine’s Day discounts for Tamko members!

Offers are published for the Slice.fi app as one-time coupons, so download the app now!
Here you can find instructions for downloading Slice: https://tamko.fi/news/tamko-member-take-advantage-of-thousands-of-benefits-in-slice/

With affordable campaign prices, you can go on Valentine’s Day with a friend for example:
– to lunch
– to play padel
– to waffles
– to a glass of wine
– to a hockey match
– to gym
– to dinner
– to flower shopping

See all discounts from Slice.fi app or from here:

3. Solu opening hours during week 9

Winter holiday week, more commonly known as self studying week, is approaching and it affects Tamko’s office Solu’s opening hours. Our office doors are open in reduced length during week 9 (26.2.-1.3.)

Monday       10 am – 2 pm
Tiistai           10 am – 2 pm
Wednesday  10 am – 2 pm
Thursday      10 am – 2 pm
Friday                closed

However, during opening hours, you are welcome to borrow suitable equipment for winter sports sledges, sliders, hockey sticks, ice skates, and ice fishing equipment!

4. Feedback sessions

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

5. BetterTogether Valentine’s Day event on Wednesday!

TAMK Parvi, SportUni and Tamko will come together once again to create communal encounters on Valentine’s Day together with TAMK students on this Wednesday 14.2. at TAMK’s main campus from 11am to 15pm.

The traditional Valentine’s Day event will bring together different partner organisations, clubs and student organisations around the theme of creating a sense of community and preventing loneliness!

The programme for the day:

– Communal Stands and Encounters
– Friendship-Filled Pancakes
– Valentine’s Day cards, marshmallows and Moomin Valley stories
– Relaxing massage in Parvi
– Balance- body care lesson at SportUni

You don’t need to register in advance for the day’s activities, just show up alone or with a friend. The event is free of charge and open to all TAMK students. You are warmly welcome!

For more information and to follow the activities of the day, please checkout @tamkparvi @sportunitampere @tamko on Instagram.

Don’t fly alone! Don’t fly Solo!

6. Winter sport week starts today!

Your long-awaited reward is finally here!
Now it’s time to dig out your thermal pants, fur hats, ski boots, and whatever else you might need from the depths of your closet, because Winter Sport week is here!

Take a look at the weekly calendar for Winter Sports Week from the picture above and take notes of your favorite events. Daily details can be found in the posts on the @talviliikuntaviikko Instagram account.

If you happen to want a Winter sports week pass where you can collect stamps by joining the events during the week.
The passes will be distributed all the week long during the events. Passes also can be recieved from Sportuni’s counter.

– By going to one event you’ll receive one stamp on the pass. With 4 stamps you’ll get Wintersports week’s peachy overall patch
– Collecting 8 stamps you’ll get the title of SUPER SPORTY and last year’s Winter sports week overall patch!
– Collecting stamps or getting the pass is completely voluntary! Attending the event won’t require the pass or collecting the stamps. So we’re saying is you can attend as many events as you want and are able to! It’s time get the body moving

Make sure to follow the social media accounts of the organizing bodies to stay updated with their announcements.

7. Match made in PISTOT

Valentine’s Day is approaching! 

 Are you looking for the perfect way to celebrate your dear friends? Or are you possibly still searching for company to join in the Valentine’s Day festivities? 

Join the “Match Made in PISTOT” party, where friendship flourishes and vibes take over the atmosphere. Who knows, you might even find that special Match! 

There will be patches available for the fastest ones to arrive! The doors open at 21:00 and stay open until 05:00! 

WHAT? Match made in PISTOT
WHEN? Thursday 15.2. from 21:00 to 05:00
WHERE? Restaurant world: Koskikeskus Ranta & Poro
HOW? Tickets are 4€ in advance / 6€ at the door. 0€ with Bilepassi (!note, free ticket must be redeemed!) 

PISTOT is organized by TTO ry, TIRO ry and PIRATE ry

All PISTOT events are completely harassment-free and no form of harassment or discrimation is accepted. PISTOT parties include trained anti-harassment contact persons Silja (viihde@ttory.fi), Toni (jasenpalvelut@tiro.fi)) and Mila (hairinta.mila@piratery.fi)