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Contents Tamko - Your Students’ Union

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Solu & Contact Information

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Student Card

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Student Council

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Student Board

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Educational Affairs

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Social Affairs

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Tutoring

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Sports

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Unipoli Sport

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International Affairs

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CLINT - Club International Tampere

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Survival Kit

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Each One Teach One

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Living In Tampere

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Public Transportation In Tampere

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Student Health Care

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Student Restaurants In Tampere

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Cultural Activities And Clubs

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Disturbance Contacts

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Rental Spaces

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TAMK - Briefing To Student Services

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Student’s Alphabets

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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 – there’s more than 6500 of us already!

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Solu & Contact Information Solu is the name of Tamko’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 socialize with fellow students. Member services include for example renting sports equipment, buying tickets to various student events, meetings with board and council members. At Tamko’s office students can pick up their new student card, validate the semester sticker on the card and pay the Unipoli Sport gym membership fee. Feel free to come and say hello, we are happy to help! Address & Contact information: Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulun opiskelijakunta (Tamko) Kuntokatu 3, L-building TAMK FI-33520 TAMPERE Finland

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Student Card As a member of Students’ Union Tamko you get a 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 only available with Tamko’s own student card and not 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 a student card with a valid academic year sticker: - 2017–2018 sticker is valid until 30th of September 2018 (09/2018) - autumn 2017 sticker is valid until 31st of January 2018 (01/2018) 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.

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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 the recent years council has been active in municipal policies, forming restaurant committee and giving instructions and advice to the board of Tamko. Council forwards students’ ideas and suggestions.

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 such a 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.

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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 assure 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 representation duties, part of educational affairs is solving various problems students may have. Students can ask for Tamko’s help if things don’t 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 kopo@tamko.fi

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Social Affairs Promotion of social affairs consists of improving housing, living, health care, leisure activities, equality and general well-being of students´. To promote students’ social conditions the Student Union takes part in social policy debate and operates for example in different working groups. It also organizes events easily accessible, free-of-charge and open for everyone in our school. The Students’ Union is also in contact with the city administration and members of the parliament alongside with the members of the students’ unions of other Universities of Tampere. Social Affairs representative sopo@tamko.fi

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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 tuutorointi@tamko.fi

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Tutoring Degree tutoring Tutors take care that every new student gets along at Tampere University of Applied Sciences starting from the very first day. Degree tutors are an important factor in making foreign degree students feel comfortable and start their studies at TAMK. Degree tutors familiarize students with TAMK procedures and degree programmes, Finland, 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. Application period for degree tutoring starts in October and trainings are organized in spring semester. 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 offers new experiences and improves your language skills. International tutors can also affect exchange students’ view of Finland. International tutor trainings are organized twice a year. Both Finnish and foreign degree students are welcomed to be international tutors. Tutoring representative tuutorointi@tamko.fi

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Sports Sports and sport-related activities are important to students’ health and well-being while studying. Students’ 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. From Kuntokatu main campus you can find various sports facilities including gyms, a sports hall, table tennis and sauna/shower facilities. Student Services representative opiskelijapalvelut@tamko.fi

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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 Tampere region. The use of Unipoli Sports facilities and services requires paying 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.

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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 international@tamko.fi

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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, in cooperation with Tamko, rents Survival Kits to exchange students. Survival Kit, described in detail next page, includes basic items such as kitchen utensils and bed linen for the exchange period. Find CLINT on Facebook International Affairs representative international@tamko.fi

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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 purpose of the Kit is to support exchange students 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 includes also new bed sheet, blanket, blanket cover, pillow and pillow case. Price 75 € for members 80 € for others The price includes a deposit of 55€. The deposit will be refunded after the Survival Kit with unbroken and clean contents is returned back to the Students’ Union office. If something is missing, broken or dirty when returning the Kit, the deposit won’t 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 international@tamko.fi

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Living In Tampere Living in Tampere is fun. Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and also rewarded 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 its 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 need to have a finnish social security number from the Local Register Office, in order to have the discount. 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 Local traffic Trip Planner gives you advice on the best public transport connection to your destination.

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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, 2nd and 4th floor 33100 Tampere Opening hours: Mon-Thu 8 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., Fri 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. NURSE’S AND DOCTOR’S SERVICES BY APPOINTMENT Three teams are in charge of student healthcare in Tullinkulma. Please visit our websites to find which team you belong to or ask for more information during our opening hours. Doctor’s appointments are subject to a charge to healthcare customers over the age of 18. Nurse’s appointments are free of charge. APPOINTMENTS AND INFORMATION Mon-Thu 8.15 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fri 8.15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every team has their own team phone which you´ll find on the websites. Please notice that they do not answer any questions sent to the team phone by SMS.

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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 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

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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. TAMK EVENTS Culture & Clubs representative TAMK Events is a mobile application showcasing all events kulttuuri@tamko.fi held by Tamko or other student organizations and clubs. Download the free app from app store. TAMK Events is available for Android and iOS.

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Disturbance Contacts Tamko disturbance contact support and give advice to students who have experienced disturbance or harassment in any form. Disturbance contacts do not document names and they have full professional confidentiality. Feel free to contact Tamko’s disturbance contact in any matter you wish to have advice for. Ms. Tiia Mauri hairinta.tiia@tamko.fi Mr. Antero Keski-Petäjä hairinta.antero@tamko.fi You can send email to both disturbance contact persons via hairintayhdyshenkilo@tamko.fi

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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 130,00€ / Fri - Sat 170,00€ • Other TAMK community: Sun - Thu 155,00€ / Fri - Sat 195,00€ • Others: Sun - Thu 240,00€ / Fri - Sat 280,00€ Check our online calendar for sauna reservations Reservations and further information sauna@tamko.fi

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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. - 22.10.2017 23.10. - 31.12.2017 1.1. - 4.3.2018 5.3. - 31.7.2018

Summer studies from May to acccording to a separate timetable.

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Study Services

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 Tuudo Tuudo, the modern mobile app for your student life is available for all TAMK students. It offers you the most important information and services related to your studies such as PAKKI – and all in one place. Download the app from app store and log in with your TAMK username and password. Tuudo is available for Android and iOS.

PAKKI, Student's Desktop PAKKI provides you with online access to the details of your study achievements.

You can send feedback through the feedback form in Tuudo, or in your app store, where you can also rate the Tuudo app.

PAKKI Study Guide The study guide is a manual on study-related issues. Guide includes all degree programme courses and other important material.

Tuudo is updated about every two weeks. Make sure that you have automatic updates turned on, so that you'll get access to new features and services.

Study Guide

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Student’s Alphabets messages, phone calls or emails. Our contacts do not document names and they have full professional confidentiality.

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.

Degree tutors = Degree tutors help students during their first year of studies. Degree tutors familiarize students with TAMK procedures and degree programmes, Finland, Finnish culture and student life.

Alkumetri = Tamko’s party in September for launching the start of academic year 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 with the stored value of student card.

ECTS = European credit transfer system. Finnish universities of applied sciences use the European ECTS system. One credit requires approximately 27,5 hours of studying. 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.

CLINT = Club International Tampere is a sub-organization of Tamko. The main mission of CLINT is to enhance the cooperation between Finnish students and exchange students who come to study at TAMK, and that way facilitate their adaptation to the Finnish culture.

International tutor = Student who guides and helps foreign exchange students at TAMK.

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 annually 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 sexist behavior, unwelcome sexual or hostile

Jobstep.net = Jobstep.net is the employment service of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences. Kuntokatu = TAMK’s main campus is located on both sides of Kuntokatu street. Health care students can be found from Kuntokatu 4 whereas engineering, tourism, catering, domestic services, social services and business administration students at Kuntokatu 3.

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Student’s Alphabets 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.

fundable projects can be for example single excursions, publications, and events that are directly related to studies.

Mediapolis = Campus for media students

SAMOK = University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland – SAMOK. SAMOK is a national, politically independent organization for students at universities of applied sciences (UAS). The organization is led by students and works to promote students’ interests.

½Q (= puolikuu = half-moon) is a part of Campusravita’s restaurant at Kuntokatu campus. It was named after its shape.

Meal subsidy = By presenting a valid Tamko student card or a meal subsidy card issued by Kela, you can have a student discount in subsidized student restaurants. 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

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. Student card = When you apply for membership in Tamko, you receive a student card that provides hundreds of student benefits nationally and Kela’s subsidized lunch. The student card also works as a library card, printing card, and payment card at Campusravita’s restaurants.

PISTOT = Monthly organized student parties by TTO, TIRO and PIRATE. POAS = Pirkan Opiskelija-asunnot Oy is a limited company that is owned by the City of Tampere. At the present time, the company has 30 building entities in different parts of the city. The apartments are intended for students in post-comprehensive level education in Tampere (and area of Pirkanmaa), as well as young employed people under the age of 30. Project = Students can create projects under Tamko and apply for funding. This kind of

Student health care = Tampere City Student Health Care provides health services for students studying in Tampere for more than four months. The student health care in Tampere is located at Tullinkulma, Hammareninkatu 7, 2nd and 4th floor.

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Student’s Alphabets 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 duties of Tamko is to represent the students within TAMK administration and develop their studies as well as social conditions.

Tursajaiset = A must-see ritual-like event for all new TAMK students held every autumn. Tuudo = mobile application for TAMK students’ information and services

Subject association = Students of different degree programmes have established subject associations which organize activities for their members. For example 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 center close to the educational institutions. The TOAS delegation has student representatives chosen by Tamko.

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Tamko's Student's Guide 2017 - 2018