In order for the university community to be as democratic and as close to the student as possible, it needs active students. More specifically, it needs students who actively participate at the University and who interact with the University's administrative body. Remember: students' viewpoint is not taken into account in the planning of studies or in the workings of the University unless students themselves contribute to making and drafting decisions!
At the moment students have quite a bit of influence at the University – all we need is more active students! Take part and make our university a better place to study!
The easiest and most social way to take part is to participate in the activities of your student association or some hobby association, or to join one of Tamy's committees. Also: don't forget to use your power and vote at the representative elections in November!
How to join
Organizations operating within Tamy
In addition to student associations, several hobby associations act in cooperation with Tamy. These often have members not only from the University of Tampere but from other institutions of higher education as well. By joining hobby associations, you can e.g. help make the world a better place, take part in cultural and artistic activities, become more international, go to sauna, debate, hike, play games and sports, network and more!
Tamy's committees (formerly known as sections) are an easy and interesting way to join Tamy's activities. The committees arrange various activities in connection with their sector, engage in conversation about actual topics and draft and put into action different projects. Applications for the new committees open in the beginning of the autumn term 2011.
Council of Representatives
The 40-member Council of Representatives is the highest decision-making organ in Tamy. Its members are chosen through a general election every two years. The next representative elections are held on 1—2 November 2011. If you are interested in deciding on the guidelines for the Student Union's activities and financial matters, join one of the council groups! You can meet the groups face to face at the Aatemarkkinat Idea Fair in the lobby of the Main Building on 21 September 2011.
Did you know that you can influence what your exam books are or who your new professor is going to be? This is possible because the most important decisions at the University are made at administrative bodies that each have student representatives called hallopeds. You too can come and make a change! New student representatives are nominated every few years, and there are also supplemental applications throughout the year. If you are a freshman, the easiest way to meet student representatives is to take part in your student association's meetings.