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What is a student union?

The student union of Tampere, TREY, is a joint advocate and service provider for all 18,000 Tampere University students. All 18,000 of us form the student union. According to the Universities Act, the student union’s duties are to act as a link between its members and to promote their societal, social and intellectual aspirations. We students promote the interests of students, act in diverse and versatile associations, produce services for our members and use them and are a community. With the student union membership, you receive the student card and other member benefits. Read more about the student union’s membership on its own subpage.

How can I be a part of and affect the student union’s activity?

The student union is not just its employees and the Executive Board: all of us 18,000 university students of Tampere form the student union. The student’s status, well-being and communality are in the centre of all activity. In TREY, everyone has the possibility to influence in various bodies, and you can read more about them in the subpage participate.

Where can I find TREY’s office?

TREY’s office is in the main building of the Hervanta campus in Korkeakoulunkatu 10, 33720 Tampere. In addition, the student union has service offices at the Hervanta campus, in the 2nd floor of the main building, and in the main building of the city centre campus in room E246 (after Alakuppila).

Can I get the annual registration sticker for my student card from another student union’s service office?

You can get the registration sticker from any other student union service office, not including the service office of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY). Collecting the sticker from another office costs five euros. Before collecting the sticker, you have to pay TREY’s membership fee and contact the office staff. TREY’s office requires your name and student number. You can deliver the information via email to

I am a new student, when can I order my student card?

You can order the student card after you have paid the student union membership fee and the information of your right to study has been updated in the university’s student data register. New students’ information in the student data register will be updated within the beginning of the semester (1 August), after which students can order the student card. This is usually possible after a couple of days to the beginning of the semester.

Can another person come pick up the annual registration sticker for me?

Yes, but they must have your student card with them. We do not provide individual, unattached stickers.

I study at the Kauppi campus or at the city centre campus. Why can’t I order the student card even though I have enrolled as attending and I have paid the student union membership fee?

The on-demand system collects the information of students of the city centre and Kauppi campuses from the HAKA system. The information is updated from 1 August, but transferring big data takes time. It is advisable to try to order the student card a couple of days after the semester has begun.