Welcome to Tampere University and the Student Union! On this page you can find the key information to get you going in your student life!
The Student Union
The Student Union of Tampere University (TREY) consists of 18,000 members studying in Tampere University. TREY supervises the students’ intests, assists student associations, provides member services and builds our community. All of us constitute the Student Union. You can find the instructions on becoming a member here. Here you can see which subject association is yours and find new hobbies and clubs to join!
Each new student is named a student tutor in Tampere University. They are usually more experienced students of the same field whose task is to introduce you to your studies, the practicalities of studying in a Finnish university as well as student life and the community here in Tampere. Your tutor will contact you during the summer to introduce themselves and to ask you about your arrival plans. You will meet your tutor when you arrive to Tampere to start your studies on the Welcome Week on 19 August. You will get to know other new students and the university campuses in your tutor group meetings, as well as participating in student-organized events right away!
Student tutoring is organized jointly by the University, the Student Union and subject associations. If you have any questions regarding your tutoring, please contact TREY’s tutoring specialist. The contact info can be found here.
TREY’s office and service desks
TREY’s office is located on the Hervanta campus, in the L-wing of the Rakennustalo building (3rd floor). TREY’s executive board and most of the staff work here.
Student cards and member services are provided through TREY’s service desks. On the city center campus, the new service desk opens on 1 August in room D213 at the Main building. It is open Monday to Friday 9.15-11.00 & 12.00-16.00. The service desk in Hervanta is situated on the 2nd floor of the Main building and it is has the same opening hours as the desk in the city center campus. Any changes to the opening hours can be seen here.
Newsletter & social media
Order TREY’s newsletter here so you’ll stay updated on important news and events! The newsletter is published every Friday around noon.
Follow the Student Union on social media @treytampere!
We students – The freshers’ guide
TREY produces a guidebook for new students every year under the name We students. The guidebooks are given out during Welcome Week, but you can access it electronically here.
The new students’ guide
Tampere University has put together a collection of links and important information to help you with the start of your studies. The checklist includes pre-arrival information, tips to starting your studies here and information on living in Finland. You can find it here.