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Contents Tamko - Your Students’ Union
Solu & Contact Information
CLINT - Club International Tampere
Each One Teach One
Living In Tampere
Public Transportation In Tampere
Student Health Care
Student Restaurants In Tampere
Cultural Activities And Clubs
TAMK - Briefing To Student Services
Tamko - Your Students’ Union Tamko is the Students’ Union for students of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK). The main tasks of Tamko are to represent the students within the TAMK administration and to promote their educational affairs and social conditions. Tamko organizes tutoring, sports services and other leisure activities for students. Student card is the clearest sign of membership of Tamko. It is nationally recognized and entitles you to hundreds of benefits and discounts including cheaper public transport with trains and buses. Tamko members have the right to vote and become a candidate in students’ council elections. Council of representatives holds the highest authority in the Students’ Union and it elects the board, which is responsible for the activities of Tamko together with the staff. You are most welcome to join us - we are already a bunch of over 6000!
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Solu & Contact Information Solu is the name of Tamkoâ€™s office located at TAMK Main Campus, in L-building. The living-roomlike office welcomes you with comfortable sofas and relaxed atmosphere to have a cup of coffee and to socialise with fellow students. Member services include renting sports equipment, buying tickets to various student events,meeting with board and council members. Tamkoâ€™s office is the place to pick up the new student car, get a new semester sticker and pay the Unipoli Sport fee. Feel free to come and say hello, we are happy to help! Address & Contact information Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulun opiskelijakunta Kuntokatu 3, L-building 33520 TAMPERE Finland
Student Card As a member of Students’ Union Tamko you get a Finnish student card. It is a key to hundreds of local and national student benefits, including many public transport discounts and student-priced meals . You will also have a fair discount on the services and activities of Tamko. Please note that these benefits are not available with international student cards. Also many national benefits require you to have a valid Finnish student card. You will get the benefits and discounts by showing the student card with a valid academic year sticker: – 2015–2016 is valid until 30 September 2016 – Autumn 2016 is valid until 31 January 2017 – Spring 2017 is valid until 30 September 2017 Your student card can also be used as a library and printing card at TAMK and a value card at Campusravita restaurants at Kuntokatu campus. Campusravita grants extra discount when buying the lunch with the student card. As a member you also have the possibility to run for positions and vote in the annual elections of the students’ union. You may also apply for grants for excursions, projects and student clubs.
Student Council 21-member Student Council is the highest decision maker of the Students’ Union. Council members are selected every year with elections. Every member of Tamko can vote and stand for election. In couple of the last years council has been active in municipal policies, forming restaurant committee and giving instructions and advices to the board of Tamko. Council takes ideas from students of TAMK and takes them forward.
Student Board The board of Tamko is responsible for the daily operations of the Student Union. Operations are dictated by the resolutions of the council and Union’s members. The easiest way to influence is to keep in touch with the board and the council. All the people in the board and the council are students of Tamk, just like you. In Tamko there is something for everyone whether you are interested in sports, municipal politics or organizing parties. Because there is so wide variety of matters under Tamko’s wings, the practical operating of the Union is divided to smaller sectors that are supervision of interests, events and member services. These sectors are taken care by the chairperson, the vice chairperson and the board members responsible for educational affairs, social affairs, student services (also sports), culture & clubs, international affairs and tutoring. The board has meetings regularly and its members are involved in many different types of working groups, committees, meetings and events. This is the daily life of the board. The new board is elected every autumn after the council elections and everyone who is a member of Tamko can stand for a position in the board. If you have some questions about the Student Union or you are interested in joining the group of actives who run the show, you are welcome to come to the Tamko office to grill the current actives.
Educational Affairs Educational affairs are simply taking care of students’ interests in TAMK. Educational affairs include all efforts and goals which aim to develop the education at TAMK. Student representatives in the most important working groups will take care that students are heard also in administrative levels. The administration of TAMK is usually very cooperative and interested in hearing students opinion. In addition to all representative work taking care of educational affairs is also solving a lot of problems students may have. Students may need Tamko’s help when everything doesn’t always go as planned or promised or someone isn’t treated fairly. Tamko is also good in finding answers to tricky questions such as “When am I supposed to get my credits?”. Feel free to contact us any time if you have questions or problems! Education Affairs representative email@example.com
Social Affairs Promotion of social affairs consists of improving housing, living, health care, leisure activities, equality and general well-being. To promote studentsâ€™ social conditions the student union takes part in social policy debate and operates for example in different working groups. It also organizes easily accessible, free-of-charge happenings and evenings for anyone in our university. The Studentsâ€™ Union also keeps contact with the city administration and members of the parliament alongside with the members of the studentsâ€™ unions of other Universities of Tampere. Social Affairs representative firstname.lastname@example.org
Tutoring Tutors are here to help other students to settle down in new environment. Tutors are students themselves and have already gone through at least one year of studying and student life in TAMK before becoming a tutor. Tamko trains and coordinates all student tutoring in TAMK. You can always turn to any tutor, no matter the degree programme you or the tutor is in. They are here to help. Tutoring representative email@example.com
Tutoring Degree tutoring Tutors take care that every new student gets along at Tampere University of Applied Sciences right from the first day. Degree tutors are an important factor in making foreign students feel comfortable and start their studies at TAMK. Degree tutors familiarize students with TAMK procedures and degree programmes, Finland, and Finnish culture and student life. Degree tutor training is available for foreign students of Degree Programs in English, and the language of trainings is English as well. International tutoring International tutors take care that exchange students adapt to TAMK, Tampere and Finland. International tutoring is a great way of making friends and networking around the world. In addition it gives a lot of new experiences and improves your language skills. International tutors can also affect the exchange studentsâ€™ view of Finland at first hand. International tutor trainings are organized twice a year. Both Finnish and foreign degree students are welcomed to be international tutors. Tutoring representative firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Sports and sport-related activities are important to studentsâ€™ health and well-being while studying. Studentsâ€™ Union encourages students to seek sporty ways to keep up their health and social life! Sport services for students are primarily covered by Unipoli Sport, which provides equal sport services to the students of all three universities in Tampere. You can also borrow wide variety of sports equipment from Tamko office free of charge. On the Kuntokatu campus you can find various sports facilities including gyms, a sports hall, table-tennis and sauna/shower facilities.
Unipoli Sport Three campuses’ services for the price of one! Unipoli Sport provides high-quality, versatile and equal sports services for university students and personnel in the Tampere region The use of Unipoli Sport’s facilities and services requires a personal Unipoli Sport fee, which you will get with an affordable price as a member of Tamko. The sports fee is paid at the Tamko office (members of Tamko) or at the info desk of TAMK Main Campus (other students). After having paid the Unipoli Sport fee, the sports facilities’ access rights are added to your access key.
International Affairs The central focuses of international affairs in the Students' Union Tamko are international tutoring and representing the international point of view in supervising students' interests. Students' Union also works to help foreign students to adapt to Finland and to advance domestic internationalization of Finnish students. Tamko trains degree tutors and international tutors. Tutors aim to help students in a foreign environment in TAMK and Tampere. International tutoring is an excellent way to improve one's language proficiency and to meet new friends around the globe. International tutor is often the first connection exchange student has with Finland. International Affairs representative email@example.com
CLINT - Club International Tampere Club International Tampere (CLINT) is a club within the Students' Union which organizes a variety of events, trips and other activities to foreign and internationally-minded Finnish students. CLINT rents Survival Kits to exchange students in co-operation with Tamko. Survival Kit, described in detail next page, include basic items such as kitchen utensils and bed linen for the exchange period. Find CLINT on Facebook International Affairs representative firstname.lastname@example.org
Survival Kit Students' Union Tamko and Club International Tampere (CLINT) rent Survival Kits, which contain basic items such as kitchen utensils and bed linen into a student flat for exchange period. The kit is supposed to assist foreign students in TAMK to settle in Tampere. Kit Contents Bread knife, bread plate, coffee mug (2), cutting board, dinner plate (2), drinking mug, (2), fork (2), frying pan, kettle, kettle lid, kitchen towel, knife (2), ladle, plastic bowl, potholder (2), soup plate (2), spatula, spoon (2), storage box, teaspoon (2) Price 75 € for members 80 € for others The price includes a deposit fee of 55€. The deposit will be refunded after returning the whole Survival Kit unbroken and clean back to the Students's Union office. If something is missing, broken or dirty when returning the Kit, the deposit will not be refunded.
Each One Teach One Would you like to get to know students coming from different countries, meet with them in casual settings, learn their languages and culture and/or teach them your own, and get credits for doing that? If you became interested, Each One Teach One is exactly for you. Take a look at the course description in TAMK's intranet! International Affairs representative email@example.com
Living In Tampere Living in Tampere is fun. Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and also regarded as the most popular Finnish city by many surveys considering living and studying. Located in the southern Finland Tampere is well connected to other cities and towns with extensive road network and public transportation, including itâ€™s own international airport. With over 35,000 students Tampere is one of the biggest university cities in Finland. There are many activities for students ranging from sports activities to different student events around the year. Tampere Tourist Office
Public Transportation In Tampere Tampere Public Transport develops its services to meet the needs of all residents in Tampere. The goal is to provide a public transportation service which is easy and comfortable to use for commuting to work, school, hobbies, or to other places during free time. As TAMK student you are entitled to cheaper bus tickets. You can either pay with stored value or season tickets. The stored value ticket can be loaded in multiples of 10 â‚Ź. Single ticket bought from the driver costs 3â‚Ź. Tampere Public Transport Route Planner
Student Health Care For those seeking for medical attention, Tampere City Student Health Care provides health services for TAMK students studying for more than four months. Tampere City Student Health Care, Tullinkulma Hammareninkatu 7, 4th floor 33100 Tampere Consultation with a nurse without appointment: Mondayâ€“Friday 8.15â€“11.00 Making appointments and advice over the telephone: tel. (03) 5657 8501, Monday - Friday 8.15-12.00 and Monday -Thursday 13.00-15.00 Reception: tel. +358 3 5657 8504
Student Restaurants In Tampere By presenting a valid student card or a meal subsidy card issued by Kela, you can have a student discount in subsidized student restaurants. Kela pays the difference between the full price and the discount price to the operator of the restaurant. The meal subsidy applies to all TAMK students. Campusravita, TAMK, Kuntokatu 3 www.campusravita.fi Café Olive, TAMK, Biokatu www.pirkanmaankansanterveys.fi Finn-Medi, TAMK, Biokatu www.pirkanmaankansanterveys.fi Medica Arvo (Juvenes), TAYS, Lääkärinkatu www.juvenes.fi Medica Bio (Juvenes), TAYS, Medisiinarinkatu www.juvenes.fi Pirteria (Fazer Amica), TAMK, Kuntokatu 4 www.fazeramica.fi Ravintola Live, Mediapolis www.juvenes.fi
Cultural Activities And Clubs Tamko organizes wide range of cultural activities, events and free-time activity. One of the biggest annual event is Tursajaiset, initiation party for new students. Tickets to various events can be bought from Tamko’s office. There are multiple clubs organizing activities for similar-minded people in TAMK, e.g. whisky club TAWIS, pub culture club Bubiklubi, theater club Ääriraja and frisbee club Tamkon Letut. Idea of these clubs is that people can gather and enjoy their favorite activities together. Tamko offers assistance in founding and running student clubs and associations. The Students’ Union offers email addresses, information regarding administration, and general information on how to run the club and maintain activity. Learning groups and classes may also form clubs if they wish to. Students can also start their own projects to fund different kind of study-related trips, publications, events and such. Project needs to have a clear goal, ending point, and a project plan or a budget. Culture & Clubs representative firstname.lastname@example.org
Disturbance Contacts Tamko disturbance contact support and give advice to students who have experienced disturbance or harassment in any form. Disturbance contact does not document names and he has full professional confidentiality. Feel free to contact Tamkoâ€™s disturbance contact in any matter you wish to have advice for. Ms. Essi Ihalainen email@example.com Mr. Jarkko Veikkola firstname.lastname@example.org You can send email to both disturbance contact persons via email@example.com
Rental Spaces Tamko has sauna and conference facilities which are primarily rented to the members. The space is big enough to hold a meeting with around 35 people. The facilities consist of sauna, conference room with audio equipment, projector for laptop and a kitchen with kitchenware. The rent does not include towels or cleaning, so bring your own towels and please clean the places before leaving. Sauna Solu has good sauna facilities and big sauna room can quite easily hold up to 10 people at the same time. Remember: to avoid uncomfortable situations remember to bring your own towels! The meeting room can be used for free by members of the student union on weekdays at 9 - 15.30 unless the room is reserved. Sauna is not part of freely used premises, it needs to be rented separately. Price list • Members: Sun - Thu 130 € / Fri - Sat 170 € • Other TAMK community: Sun - Thu 155 € / Fri - Sat 195 € • Others: Sun - Thu 240 € / Fri - Sat 280 € Check our online calendar for sauna reservations Reservations and further information firstname.lastname@example.org
TAMK - Briefing To Student Services Periods 1. period 2. period 3. period 4. period
Study Services You can turn to Study Services in almost all study-related matters. Students can turn to any student services office regardless of their degree programme or campus.
1.8. – 23.10.2016 24.10. – 31.12.2016 1.1. – 5.3.2017 6.3. – 31.7.2017
Summer studies from May to acccording to a separate timetable.
Library Services TAMK library operates at all TAMK campuses. Opening hours, contact information and search services can be found on
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TAMK Library Study Guide The study guide is a manual on study-related issues. Guide includes all degree programme courses and other important material. Study Guide PAKKI, Student's Desktop PAKKI provides you with online access to the details of your study achievements. PAKKI
Student’s Alphabets Academic year sticker = Academic year sticker validates the student card. The sticker is valid either for the whole academic year or only for the autumn or spring term.
sexist behaviour, unwelcome sexual or hostile messages, phone calls, or emails. Our contacts do not document names and they have full professional confidentiality.
Alkumetri = Tamko’s party for launching the starting academic year in September
Degree tutors = Degree tutors help students during their first year of studies. Degree tutors familiarize students with TAMK procedures and degree programmes, Finland, and Finnish culture and student life.
Campusravita Oy = Restaurant company maintains the student restaurant, cafeteria, and bookshop at Kuntokatu campus. Tamko’s members have an additional student lunch discount when paying their lunch with the student card.
ECTS = European credit transfer system. Finnish universities of applied sciences use the European ECTS system. One credit requires about 27,5 hours of studying
CLINT = Club International Tampere is a sub-organization of Tamko (Student Union of Tampere University of Applied Sciences). The main mission of CLINT is to enhance the co-operation between Finnish students and exchange students who come to study at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, and that way facilitate their adaptation to the Finnish culture.
Financial aid = Student financial aid is intended to provide an income to students whose parents are not under the obligation to finance their studies and who are not eligible for aid under some other provisions. Mediapolis = Campus for media students Jobstep.net = Jobstep.net is the employment service of Finnish universities of applied sciences.
Council = The council has the highest power to make decisions related to the Students’ Union. It consists of 21 representatives, and its term lasts for one calendar year. A new council is elected yearly in November. Disturbance contact = Tamko disturbance contacts support and give advice to students who have experienced disturbance of any form. Harassment can be for example flirting that is going too far, racist, homophobic or
Kuntokatu = TAMK’s main campus is located on both sides of Kuntokatu. Health care students can be found at Kuntokatu 4, engineering, tourism, catering, domestic services, social services and business administration students at Kuntokatu 3.
Student’s Alphabets International tutor = Student who guides and helps foreign exchange students at TAMK.
SAMOK = The Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences – SAMOK. SAMOK is a national, politically independent organisation for students at universities of applied sciences (UAS). The organisation is led by students and works to promote students’ interests.
Master’s degree = The Master’s degree awarded by a university of applied sciences is 60-90 credits in scope, and requires 1 - 2 years of part-time study. The prerequisites for applying to a Master’s degree programme in a university of applied sciences are a Bachelor’s degree and three years of work experience.
Solu = Tamko’s office which is located at Kuntokatu 3, L-building. Besides Tamko, Solu is inhabited by TIRO’s, SOPU’s and TTO’s board members.
Meal subsidy = By presenting a valid Tamko’s SAMOK student card or a meal subsidy card issued by Kela, you can have a student discount in subsidized student restaurants.
Student card = All Tamko members receive a national SAMOK student card that provides them with hundreds of student benefits and Kela’s subsidized lunch. The student card also works as a useful library card, printing card, and payment card at Campusravita’s restaurants and shop at Kuntokatu.
Opiskelijan Tampere = Tampere for Students gathers all student benefits, apartments, events, sports, marketplace, and city information on a website. Check all the services at www.opiskelijantampere.fi.
Student health care = Tampere City Student Health Care provides health services for students studying for more than four months in Tampere. The student health care in Tampere is located at Tullinkulma, Hammareninkatu 7, 4th floor.
PISTOT = Monthly organized student parties by TTO, TIRO and PIRATE. Project = Students can create projects under Tamko and apply for funding. This kind of fundable projects can be for example single excursions, publications, and events that are directly related to studies. 1/2 Q = ½Q (= puolikuu = half-moon) is a part of Campusravita’s restaurant at Kuntokatu campus. It was named after its shape.
Student union = According to law every university of applied sciences must have its own student union. Tamko is the student union for TAMK students. The basic task of Tamko is to represent the students within TAMK administration and to develop their studies as well as social conditions.
Student’s Alphabets Subject association = Students of different degree programmes have established subject associations which organize activities for their members. The most important subject associations for TAMK’s English speaking students are TIRO (engineering students), PIRATE (health care students), TTO (business administration students), SOPU (social services students) and TARINA (media students). Tamko = Tamko is the students’ union of Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Tamko Topics = A weekly bulletin which is sent via email to all Tamko members on Mondays. TOAS = TOAS provides affordable and student-friendly homes for the entire period of study. TOAS homes are located in the city centre close to the educational institutions. The TOAS delegation has student representatives chosen by Tamko. Tursajaiset = A must-see ritual-like event for all new TAMK students held every Autumn.
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Students' Union Tamko's guide for new students.