TTYY and Tamy memberships for the academic year 2018–2019 will be automatically updated to TREY memberships when the student unions merge on 1 January 2019.
The members of TREY include all students who are studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at Tampere University, as well as those doctoral and exchange students at Tampere University who have chosen to join the Student Union. Degree students automatically become members of the Student Union when they enrol as present at the University.
The most important benefit of the membership is the student card and all the discounts it brings. The student card also works as an access card in the University facilities. TREY also provides a variety of services to its members and associations including events, free legal counselling, guidance, trainings and much more. Every student also has the opportunity to become involved in TREY’s activities.
Membership is voluntary for exchange students. However, as a member you are entitled to the same services as the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students. These services include the student card and the benefits and discounts it gives you, for example reduced student prices in long-distance trains and buses, as well as the health care offered by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). As an international student you can also get a starting kit, a basic set of kitchenware, for a refund of €20.
Membership is voluntary for doctoral students. Doctoral students are not entitled to health care provided by FSHS and therefore their membership fee is considerably smaller as it does not include the FSHS fee.The student union also advocates for doctoral students. Doctoral students who are members of TREY are entitled to the same student union services as Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students, and the doctoral student’s membership card entitles you to student benefits negotiated by the student union and Opiskelijan Tampere. Doctoral students are not entitled to VR or Matkahuolto travel discounts or Kela’s student meal discounts. However, the student-owned restaurant chain Juvenes offers doctoral students lunches at a reduced price.