At the moment, almost 40 hobby associations operate within Tamy. These associations are formed around a hobby or a conviction and their members are mostly but not exclusively students at the University of Tampere. You can take part in the activities of hobby associations regardless your field of study.
You can for example:
- make the world a better place
- explore the world of beers and wines
- act in Tamy's Council of Representatives
- sing in a choir, play in an orchestra or perform on a theatre stage
- take part in and organize various cultural activities from literature to dance
- become more international, go to sauna, debate, hike, play boardgames and sports, network and much more!
If the list below doesn't have an association that represents your interests, you can always set up your own association and apply Tamy's registration for it right now! For more information about founding a new association, please contact the Secretary for Organizational Affairs.
Please note that some of these associations currently operate (mainly) in Finnish, but this doesn't mean you wouldn't be welcome to join them. If there's an association you find interesting, please don't hesitate to contact them!
Boomstock. Interested in investments, the financial sector or stock exchange companies? Boomstock is the investment club of the students in the Tampere University School of Management. We organize regular investment meetings and expert lectures on current issues as well as visits to stock exchange and financial sector companies in Tampere and the Helsinki metropolitan area. Welcome!
BOSA – Boomi's Beer Association. Interdisciplinary beer! BOSA is the nicest of Tamy's affiliated associations. Come and brew your own beer or just drink it! Our regular beer nights in Gastropub Tuulensuu and other happenings introduce you to the world of beers. The best way to contact us is through Facebook. A lifetime membership in BOSA will only cost you €5, which also entitles you to the finest overalls badge in town!
FreezeBees. Did you know there's more than one way to throw a frisbee? Or that the fast-paced team sport played with a frisbee is called ultimate and that you can play it at our university? Well, now you do, so join our ultimate team FreezeBees!
Hyppy – Students of Social and Administrative Sciences in the Pirkanmaa Region. Hyppy wants to offer students meaningful and interesting activities! It functions as a cooperation organization between the students of Social Sciences and Administration, establishes links between students and working life and organizes working-life oriented events. Hyppy is a local organization of SVOL (Students of Political Science in Finland).
Vastavalo Photography Club. Vastavalo is your route to the world of photography. Whether you occasionally snap a picture or devote yourself passionately to the values of aesthetics, we have a lot to offer!
Nääs-Partio. Nääs-Partio is a student scout troop. Our energetic activities include everything from hiking to sauna bathing and from sledging to cultural experiences. We welcome everyone interested in outdoor activities and scouting whether you have any prior experience or not!
Sekava. A group for all LGBT students in the Tampere region that offers a wide range of activities, including meetings on every other Wednesday, cultural events, parties and board game nights. And although we have our new members’ meetings every autumn and spring, you are welcome to join us at any time.
Supsa – Finnish Sauna Club. Supsa is an active sauna club for students. We have tried peat, smoke, mobile, ice bath, raft and infra red saunas, to mention but a few, and every autumn we enjoy a bath in a polar night sauna. During the winter 2011, Supsa even built a tent sauna. Come and join our energetic and egalitarian club. Third of our members are women, including our Chair!
TaKoRu – Reserve Officers of Higher Education Institutions in Tampere. TaKoRu offers various fast-paced reservist activities regardless of your gender or rank. In addition to excellent company, you will get activities such as military training, shooting and paint ball and more relaxed action in the form of excursions, sauna nights and movie nights.
TYPO – The Ostrobothnian Student Nation in Tampere. Want to try kropsu or go out to rimpsa? TYPO gathers together people from and interested in Ostrobothnia. Come to our new members’ night in autumn and meet the new and old members of TYPO!
TYR – Role-players in the University of Tampere. We play, talk and move. Visit our website or contact (aki.loponen[at]uta.fi) for more information about us. For the sake of us all: Go bravely with TYR! You can also subscribe to the email list of Spektre to find other people interested in fantasy, science fiction and horror.
Uta Debate Society. Develop your skills in argumentation, public speaking, persuasion and communication. Open to all Finnish and international students. Come join us in our weekly debates and other fun activities! No previous experience needed!
ELKI – Association for the Enlivenment of Literature. Off the shelves! ELKI enlivens the culture of letters and tries to create alternatives to the commercialization and productization of literature. ELKI is persistent, innovative and shaped by its members. Join us to create living literature and to breathe new life into the literary life!
Keri. Keri is a joint culture association for educational institutions in Tampere. It organizes its members all sorts of happenings: inexpensive visits to theatres and concerts, nature trips, board game evenings, bowling, floor ball, ultimate, miniature golf and other fun stuff. Our motto is: We do what we feel like doing! Join our international group and you won't be alone!
Monroe Film Society. Monroe Film Society has been operating since 1968 and is open to all. Our purpose is to bring together people who are interested in films and to cherish the film culture in Tampere.
TYRMÄYS – Friends of Heavy Metal in the University of Tampere. Hi there! Do all your friends listen to nothing but hideous music? Is it hard to find someone to debate with on Iron Maiden's singers? Don't worry, TYRMÄYS will save you! From Angra to Azaghal, Raven to Rammstein or vinyl to flac? Tyrmäys is the association for You! Join our activities that come in the forms of sauna evenings, gigs and excursions!
Egea Tampere. We offer students an opportunity to form international connections in an easy and inspiring way. Our activities cover the whole Europe and include congresses, exchanges, weekend recreations and other events. In addition to becoming familiar with different cultures, we strive to widen our multidisciplinary horizon – and to have fun!
ESN FINT (Erasmus Student Network in Tampere). ESN FINT is a visionary student organization, functioning within the universities in Tampere. We bring new colour to the student life by bringing the Finnish and international students together. Our trips to Lapland and Russia and the parties we throw in Tampere are just bursting with multicultural joy. Joy is also cherished in our movie nights, board game nights and the language courses organized by our members, albeit in a somewhat calmer fashion. We are the international Tampere!
NESU-Boomi. NESU-Boomi is dedicated to maintaining connections between business students in the Nordic countries. It is a non-profit and politically independent organization that welcomes all business and economics students in the University.
Pobeda – The Finnish-Russian Society for Students. Mainly made up of students, Pobeda is a branch of the Finnish-Russian Society in Tampere.
TEN – Young European Federalists Finland. TEN is a local group of the Young European Federalists, actively debating EU and European affairs. We are a politically and religiously independent group and do not shun even the more critical opinions. We organize cultural evenings, seminars, field trips and reading groups and arrange new members’ meetings every autumn.
TaPNU. TaPNU is a local branch of the Youth League of the Finnish Norden Association. We organize theme nights connected with Nordic affairs, go on trips near and far and invite young people from the Nordic countries to Tampere.
NB: Council groups can be found here.
Changemaker Tampere. Do you find there’s something wrong with the world? Changemaker aims to rectify the situation by intervening in the structural causes behind global poverty and inequity. Our campaigns focus on the developing countries’ unjustifiable debts and removing the agricultural export refunds. If development issues, study group activities and discussions on the world situation are close to your heart, join us!
Eetti – Pro Fair Trade, Tampere local group. Eetti works to promote and support fairer world trade, environmentally sound methods of production and responsible consumerism. Our activities include organizing various campaigns, workshops, seminars, visits to schools, movie nights and everything else that fits the theme and interests you!
Global Social Work Finland. We support and promote social equity and cooperation in the field of social work. We organize student exchanges for example to Tanzania, Mozambique and Russia, take part in the social debate in Finland, organize study groups and contribute to several charity and development cooperation projects. Join us!
TAYK – The UN Association of Tampere. Interested in international relations, human rights or for example desertification and the peaceful utilization of space? We are as well! We want to learn more about the UN and then spread the word. We organize field trips, rallies, book clubs and campaigns. Our meetings are held every other week, and you are welcome!
Pilke. Pilke is a Christian student association, functioning at the heart of campus in the Campus Chapel (Pinni B, 5th floor). We organize evening meetings for students on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m., weekly prayers and other meaningful pastimes. Whether you're a first-year student or further in your studies, you are most welcome to join in!
Tampere Academic Symphony Orchestra TASO. TASO was founded in 2003 with the aim of offering students and other people interested in music a chance to play in a high-grade orchestra, performing some of the greatest musical pieces ever written. Our musicians don't need to have formal degrees in music, but we expect at least adequate playing skills, commitment to our orchestra and active practising.
TYL – Tampere University Singers. Want to spend your Tuesday nights singing? Have a yen for the folk music classics? TYL wants you! We are a mixed choir dedicated to preserving the academic singing tradition and won't shy away from trying any music style or period. Auditions are held in September and January.
Tampereen ylioppilasteatteri. This half-a-decade old student theatre is one of the most prominent amateur theatres in the Pirkanmaa region. We currently have around 70 active young members and we hold auditions every year. For more information about auditions, visit our website.
Torvikopla. Torvikopla is a student big band whose players come mainly from the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology.
Tukkateatteri. Tukkateatteri is a theatre group with a production-based approach to theatre and initiating its new members. We aim to look beyond the obvious and to discover new perspectives in our performances. Mostly we work on new, self-written of self-dramatized texts, but occasionally take on Finnish and international classics, too.