This year, it is time to celebrate our 90th anniversary. The Student Union celebrates anniversaries only every five years with an academic anniversary party, and in other years with less formal birthday parties. Thus, this might be a unique chance to participate during your studies. Welcome to join the celebrations!
Do you feel like international students just hang out with each other and don’t find their way into your association’s awesome events? Do you sometimes wonder where all the international students are at? Sign your association up for the International Orientation Week, and wonder no more!
A demonstration against the Finnish government’s planned budget cuts to education will be held at the Kansalaistori Square in Helsinki on 15 June, starting at 4 p.m. Tamy is organizing a bus trip to the demonstration, and there are 50 seats available.
The goal of the Grand Opening Party, which Tamy and the University are organizing together, is to bring the university community together, to introduce the new students into the university happenings and to inject a bit of enthusiasm into the upcoming academic year. In the Grand Opening Party, the different bands and groups from the University will be able to perform for all party people.
During the Grand Opening Party, many different groups and organizations which operate within Tamy and the Univeristy will be entertaining us both during the day at the University, and in the after party at Klubi and Pakkahuone during the evening. To get an early start, take a look at the bands and groups which will be entertaining the Party people, such as the main performer of the event, the Teflon Brothers (we will be complementing the list as the summer progresses):
At the main lobby of the main building of the University, we will be entertained by…
We are both active hobbyists of music. We found each other over the spring, and decided to start making music together. We play light jazz with piano and vocals. Our singer is Saara Kontiainen, whose deep alto-sound is accompanied by Laura Aspelin’s light jazz. We have chosen known classics and our own favourites into our programme. We are aspiring to provide our listeners with a pleasant sound and jazzy atmosphere. Rolanduo will be perming at around 1.15 p.m.
UtaDance is a dance sports club, which is part of UtaSport of the University of Tampere. We do jazz, street, show, and ballet. You can apply to join our happy and multidisciplinary dance group in the autumn.
In addition to dance practices, we organize other rehearsals, different get-togethers and events to our members, and we also organize courses for all who are interested in dance.
In the Grand Opening Party we will perform the choreography “Radioactive”.
https://www.facebook.com/utadance UtaDance will be perming at around 1.45 p.m.
Tukkateatteri theatre group Tukkateatteri theatre group will perform and give you a taste of its upcoming Varjoelämää (Shadow Life) play, which will premiere on 24 October 2015! tukkateatteri.fi/ Tukkateatteri will be perming at around 2 p.m.
Tampere University Singers (Tampereen yliopiston laulajat, a.k.a. TYL)
Tampere University Singers – a 50-year-old, lively and youthful mixed choir – is looking for new singers (with an eye for a long term relationships) to join our Tuesday evening rehearsals. You should be able to sing and be willing to commit – we’re not that picky about anything else. We, on the other hand, can provide good company and a hobby which offers opportunities for personal development. Our programme is diverse and covers everything from contemporary composers to the classics of choir music. We are conducted by the Master of Music Päivi Liimola. Stop by our table to say hi and find out more about our activities or the auditions we will hold in September!
Danceteam Tampere DanceTeam Tampere is a street and hip-hop dance group which holds its rehearsals in TAMK and consisting of members from TAMK, UTA and TUT. We welcome everyone with any level of dance experience who wish to join for the love for dance, or just to have a fun workout. You can find us on Facebook! Danceteam Tampere will be perming at around 2.30 p.m.
Radical Ninja These tough dudes have been fighting in the streets of their native Tampere for quite some time already. And now they have instruments! When they don’t fight on the streets, this tough gang plays the most intense manse-cool-street-total-action-hero-rock than anyone anywhere ever. They are fast, they are strong, they are the Most Dangerous Band in Tampere – RADICAL NINJA! youtu.be/4uNizF8FhR4 soundcloud.com/radicalninja Radical Ninja will be entertaining the BBQ-people from about 3 p.m.onwards.
At the Klubi night club, we will be entertained by…
Maida Vale Maida Vale is a mostly acoustic band which hails from Tampere. The band started as a trio and combined of vocals, cello, and a half-acoustic guitar. Today, the ensemble also includes acoustic bass and light drums. This provides varied rhythm without forgetting that light touch and simplicity which distinguishes Maida Vale from other bands. “Light on the surface, deep on the inside” has been Maida Vale’s brand for a while.
The band released an English language EP a couple of years ago, but the language of the vocals has changed into Finnish. Through a change of language, the lyrics and the stories have been made more approachable for a wider Finnish language audience. And stories, do we have those! In her texts, Sisko Pikkumäki doesn’t just content herself to sing about lost love: even the names of the songs contain a promise of something better – or how do names such as Whale, A Proper Beating, A Couple of Shoes, or Who Am I to Say Anything sound like to you? myspace.com/maida_vale Maida Vale will be performing at around 6 p.m.
Jannen Hengentuotteet (Products of Janne’s Mind) According to the artist himself, Jannen Hengentuotteet is like a cauldron filled with different ingredients: it draws mainly from the pop and rock of the 60’s and 70’s, from psychedelia and progressive rock. They are stirred together, and the nuanced mixture simmers and bubbles constantly, and it has its own voice. It is a playful, gentle, forceful and unequivocally churning lava; it merges together, then wears smooth, and finally petrifies into a musical monolith… but only for a moment, just to fall apart again and to be born anew. soundcloud.com/jannen-hengentuotteet Jannen Hengentuotteet will be performing at around 7 p.m.
Dance Theatre Liikeri
ArtyParty is the dance piece which has been composed by two dancers and a DJ, and it is based on the nightclub dance moves of the ordinary bar folk. The dance piece which is made for the bar milieu is energetic and fun to watch!
Radical Ninja These tough dudes have been fighting in the streets of their native Tampere for quite some time already. And now they have instruments! When they don’t fight on the streets, this tough gang plays the most intense manse-cool-street-total-action-hero-rock than anyone anywhere ever. They are fast, they are strong, they are the Most Dangerous Band in Tampere – RADICAL NINJA! youtu.be/4uNizF8FhR4 soundcloud.com/radicalninja Radical Ninja will be performing at around 8 p.m.
The goal of the Grand Opening Party, which Tamy and the University are organizing together, is to bring the university community together, to introduce the new students into the university happenings and to inject a bit of enthusiasm into the upcoming academic year. In the Grand Opening Party, associations, organizations and other groups will be presenting their activities through performances and by keeping stands.
The student and hobby groups and other organizations which operate within Tamy and the University will be operating stands to show you what they do and what they are about. The stands are located in the lobbies throughout the main building, and they will operate from 1 to 3 p.m. The associations and organizations who have a stand include:
Akateemiset pelaajat ry Akateemiset pelaajat ry (Academic Gamers ry) is an organization devoted to games, whether it’s playing them, discussing about them, or organizing game-related events. The things that connect our members are our love for games and our academic nature. Being academic does not take an education, just the right mind-set. If you think games are something that can be taken and discussed seriously, we might be the right peer group for you. If you are interested, you can join our Facebook group "Akateemiset pelaajat" and/or come to our weekly gatherings to see what we are up to. You can find more information on our web page: akateemisetpelaajat.com/
BioMediTech BioMediTech is a jointed institute of University of Tampere (UTA) and Tampere University of Technology (TUT), which was founded in the autumn of 2011. The research it conducts covers fields such as cell and molecular biology, genetics, biomaterials, biosensors, computational biology, biotechnology, medical technology, as well as cell and tissue technology. Together, in their combined programme, UTA and TYT are training multidisciplinary experts who have a broad understanding of both technology and the biological sciences, and who are thus able to meet the future challenges of the working life. The students will apply and their studies will be administered through either university.
Cortex ry is the student association of the students of psychology at the University of Tampere. We are a small but active group, where the atmosphere is relaxed and fun. We also organize diverse recreational activities.
Camera and Photography Association Vastavalo – Reverse Light
Vastavalo is a photography association for everyone – from amateurs to professional photographers and starting artists. We organize a variety of courses, events, photography contests, and lots of other activities. Come over to talk to us and our members to find out more about the events we’re planning for the autumn over a cup of coffee.
Culture Association Keri ry Keri ry is the collective culture association of the different educational institutions of Tampere, and it also welcomes non-students as its members. Of all its members, a bit over a half are members of Tamy. Keri organizes dance courses, trips to theatres, museums and concerts, nature trips, board game nights, bowling, floorball, Ultimate Frisbee, mini golf, and other nice activities. For over 40 years our motto has been: Let’s do what we want!
Language Centre The goal of the University is to make its students into multilingual people who aspire to change the world! In the University, it’s the Language Centre that provides the students with the opportunity to improve their language skills. The Language Centre organizes all compulsory language courses which are part of the different degree programmes. In addition, the Centre provides a wide variety of other language courses and courses on intercultural communications. Students can participate on the courses or study independently through the Language Centre’s Self Access Centre (SAC).
The Self Access Centre offers a selection of over twenty languages which the student can study independently. The SAC is open to all students and members of the University staff. From the SAC, you can find various different materials to help you study, as well as an instructor who will help you get started.
The Self Access Centre is located in the Language Centre, in the fifth floor of the Pinni B building.
The Language Centre also offers copy editing services in Finnish and English. The service is provided primary for the University of Tampere and its researchers, but it is also at the disposal of the academic world at large, and the copyediting services of the Language Centre are also available to businesses and communities. In addition to academic texts, we will also copyedit texts such as financing applications, administrative documents, webpages and marketing texts. Contact us through kielipalvelut [at] uta.fi http://www.uta.fi/kielikeskus/en/index.html
Lexica represents the students who study foreign languages at the University of Tampere. This includes the students who study English language, literature and translation, Scandinavian languages, French language, German language, literature and translation, and Russian language, literature and translation.
The core mission of the association is to supervise the interests of its members, which is done in the schools themselves and through other means as well. In addition, we organize a variety of leisure activities and different events. You can find out more about Lexica from http://jarjestot.uta.fi/lexica/english.html, from Twitter (@lexica_ry), and from Facebook (Lexica ry).
OKA ry – Class teacher students
The oldest student organization at the University of Tampere – the OKA ry – has been looking after its members’ interests and organizing diverse activities in addition to its duties regarding the Student Union from the year 1919 onwards.
Opiskelijan Tampere ry (Student's Tampere) Opiskelijan Tampere is an organization whose goal is to serve all the students of Tampere. Its goal is to acquire benefits and discounts for the students from Tampere, to offer housing services, and to provide the students with information on Tampere. At this moment, OT ry’s services cover over 70,000 students! Stop by our stand to say hi and get your very own, newer than new Student’s SuperBooklet, the new and improved student overall patch, and take part in an amazing competition where you can win all kinds of cool prizes!
Radio Moreeni Radio Moreeni is the very own radio station of the University of Tampere. From your station, you will be able to listen to the current events and news from the University and Tampere and the best special music programmes. You can also participate in making a programme or a broadcast. Stop by our stand in the Alakuppila café lobby to ask questions and to see for yourself how a radio broadcast is born. You can listen to Finland’s only university radio in the Tampere region on the frequency 98.4 MHz, and you can listen to us from anywhere online: radio.uta.fi.
The Christian Parish Student Outreach
The student congregation is looking for answers to the life’s biggest questions together in a relaxed atmosphere. Whether you’re a seeker, an atheist, a believer, or something else, you’re most welcome to come and find out what we do and what we’re about!
SYY-Tampere You are the future power player of the society! SYY-Tampere offers interesting activities which emphasize working life. The association promotes the cooperation between the students of social sciences and administrative sciences, and advances the relationship between the students and the working life. SYY-Tampere is the local branch of Suomen Yhteiskunta-alan Ylioppilaat ry (the Association of Sociological Science Students of Finland). You are welcome to join our Freshmen’s Evening to see what kind of activities we arrange. You can find out more about us from our blog (in Finnish): syytamperery.wordpress.com/
JEF Finland Tampere (Tampereen Eurooppanuoret ry) Are you interested in discussing topics concerning Europe in good company, enjoying wine and baguette? How about seminars and expert meetings? Come to join JEF’s events! In the autumn, we will be organizing events such as freshmen’s evening, among others. For more information, visit our Facebook page and the JEF Finland’s website:
The Tampere Youth Division of the Pohjola-Norden Association (Tampereen Pohjola-Nordenin nuoret ry, a.k.a. Tapnu)
Tampere United Nations Association – TAYK ry
Tampere United Nations Association – a.k.a. the Tayk ry – is a politically non-aligned and non-profit organization whose goal is to promote the principles and values of the UN in the Tampere area. We organize speaker events and discussion evenings on current societal topics, do excursions around Finland, and spend time together. Our events are open to everybody, so feel free to join!
Tampere University Singers – a 50-year-old, lively and youthful mixed choir – is looking for new singers (with an eye for a long term relationships) to join the Tuesday evening rehearsals. You should be able to sing and be willing to commit – we’re not that picky about anything else. We, on the other hand, can provide fun company and a hobby which offers possibilities for personal development. Our programme is diverse and covers everything from contemporary composers to the classics of choir music. We are conducted by the Master of Music Päivi Liimola. Stop by our table to say hi and find out more about our activities or the auditions we will hold in September!
TYPO – The Ostrobothnian Association of the University of Tampere
Want to enjoy the traditional Ostrobothnian pancake in honest and relaxed company? The Ostrobothnian Association of the University of Tampere is meant for all Ostrobothnians and those with Ostrobothnian spirit. We organize events such as coffee hours, game nights and sittnings. In the freshmen’s night we will hold in September you can find out about our activities and meet new friends! You’re welcome to join – and come by to our table to say hello! jarjestot.uta.fi/typo (in Finnish)
The Heavy Music Enthusiasts of the University of Tampere a.k.a. the KNOCKOUT ry (Tampereen yliopiston raskaan musiikin ystävät, a.k.a. TYRMÄYS ry)
Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri (Tampere University Theatre) The Tampere University Theatre is an amateur theatre which was founded in 1960. In addition to theatre productions, its diverse programme includes improv, stand-up, and music events. Our colourful members are united by their attitude and passion for making theatre and the joy of working together as a group. TaYT is looking for new performers each year around the beginning of September. To participate, you must be of age and to be able to commit yourself to making theatre.
Tampiiri promotes the visibility and availability of organic and locally sourced food. Through our association, you can order organic and locally sourced food easily and inexpensively, and have it delivered straight to the University. We also organize courses, where you can learn new skills, and trips, were you can find out more about the local food production. You are most welcome to join us!
TIPSY (Tampere International Peace Students' Yawl)
Tyko ry Free debates, reformist spirit and activities. Tyko ry is the voice of the students who are members of Kokoomus – the National Coalition Party – in the University of Tampere. We organize many kind of events, debate nights, training events and excursions. At times, we also get together to talk discuss the politics du jour over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Join us to see what we’re about – and bring your friends, too! On Facebook: Tampereen Kokoomusopiskelijat Tyko ry; on Twitter: @tykory; our website (in Finnish): kokoomusopiskelijat.fi/tyko
Unipoli Sport Unipoli Sport offers inexpensive and high-quality university sports services for the students and staff of UTA, TTYY, and TAMK. You will be able to participate in a variety of sports activities in all three campuses throughout the year.
UtaSport Utasport ry is a fitness organization for the students and staff of the University of Tampere that aims to improve and increase the available opportunities to exercise in versatile fitness, competitive or professional sports and to support low threshold exercise. “Basically, we are the sports hobby association.” We have a group of sports tutors, who organize various courses, sport introductions and exercise events. In addition, UtaSport has several sports clubs you can join. If you can’t find a club for your favourite sport, you can contact us and find your own sports club! As a member of the UtaSport ry, you will be able to participate in a sport that interests you with likeminded people in a multidisciplinary environment.
Vihreä lista – the Green List We are a green, politically non-partisan group of students. We believe that education should always be free, that subsistence should be provided through basic income, and that the city should be both student and environmentally friendly. Come and join us if you want to promote equality, environmental friendliness, openness and transparency, democracy and student well-being! tamynvihrealista.wordpress.com
The Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) (Yhteiskuntatieteellinen tietoarkisto) The Finnish Social Science Data Archive is a national resource centre for teaching and research. The archive archives electronic research data for long-term and provides access to it for subsequent use, mainly for learning, teaching and research purposes. The foundation of our services is providing quick, balanced, and free expert services. Archived data can be viewed, searched, and downloaded for use through the new services portal Aila. The data can be downloaded once the user has signed in using his or her basic user account, which is provided by the University. In the Grand Opening Party, you can try out Aila on our stand and try out our playful archiving game.
The Wappu weeks are approaching once again! From 20 April to 1 May 2015
The glorious, legendary, wonderful, unforgettable Wappu – a.k.a. May Day – is again fast approaching. Even the very last exams will soon be over and the summer is just around the corner, so now is the time to celebrate!
Tamy Women Culture Days 2015: 50 Shades of Feminism
What does “feminism” mean? How does it work, and what is it needed for? What does a feminist look like? What can they look like? How is feminism done? Is the fight for equality finished? Can a straight person be queer? Which changing room can I use? Can an animal be a feminist? What about men?