The student union organises many traditional events.
The student Wappu in Tampere brings together students from different fields for a few weeks of Wappu hullabaloo! During Wappu, there will be hundreds of events organised by different associations all over the city, so there’s something for everyone to see and experience!
Everyone is welcome at the sitsis of the student union! The sitsis will be held semiannually: in the spring and in the fall.
The sledding hill event is the student union’s collective sledding event. The purpose is to sled with basic sleds bought from shops, or to build a whole new sledding device!
An event held for tutors and international tutors at the beginning of fall. The main objective is to introduce the tutors to each other. The program consists of both informative workshops and informal hanging out.
The opening day, true to its name, opens the new academic year for the University community and it’s usually held on the first week of September. The Opening day is organised in cooperation with the University and events and activities are offered all-day long, starting from the University’s opening ceremony and ending with the evening party. The purpose is to bring the whole University crowd together and to welcome the new students.
The Newcomers’ orienteering is the student union’s grand 1,500-person event for freshers! The freshers are set off in teams from four different starting points and they go around different control points organised by associations operating within TREY, where they complete different tasks and collect points. The teams with the biggest point total are rewarded at the night’s closing party at Tullikamari!
On Independence Day, the graduates of Tampere organise a torchlight procession in honor of independence. The route leaves from the main building of the city centre campus and ends at Keskustori. On the way there, a wreath will be laid in the Kaleva cemetery.
The well-being week is a week full of events organised in cooperation with the students’ union TAMKO, and associations. The program of the week consists of various low-threshold well-being theme events. In earlier years, the program has included going for collective runs, well-being fairs, couples’ massages, photography trips and much more.
The international week gathers international events from many different sources. The events have been organised by, for instance, the student union’s international section, student associations, friend groups and the University. There are a wide range of events: in the 2018 international week, you could attend the guilds’ exchange info, get to know the student culture of different countries, and participate in sitsis and beer tasting.
A collective training and networking event for association and club operators organised at the beginning of the year, which brings new and old association operators together. During the day, there are versatile workshops for different operators and the networking continues in the evening in a more informal way.
The semiannually held Conference for Educational Affairs brings together people interested in educational affairs from Tampere University and the Tampere University of Applied Sciences for one conference day. The event has traditionally had interesting speakers and workshops, where the focus is on educational affairs advocacy, how to become opinion-leaders or other current educational affairs subjects. The event culminates in the evening program, where you can get to know other local people interested in educational affairs in a relaxed setting.
The monthly A Cup of Kopo brings together educational affairs operators and people interested in the topic to discuss and catch up on current matters about studies and faculties, all while enjoying some nibbles. The agendas of the faculty councils are also gone through if needed. The meeting is directed towards the educational affairs organisers and study organisers, chairs and student representatives, but anyone interested in the subject is welcome.