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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.

All of TREY’s activity is guided by the student union’s core message We students.

We students

promote the interests of students.

act in diverse and versatile associations.

produce services for our members and use them.

are a community.

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 – TREY. 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 here.

In 2019, TREY’s office can be found in the temporary facilities on Hervanta campus in the 3rd floor of the Rakennustalo’s L-wing. The address is Korkeakoulunkatu 5, 33720 Tampere. In addition, the student union has service offices in the old student unions’ office premises in the brick building at the junction of Yliopistonkatu and Kalevantie and in Hervanta, in the 2nd floor of the main building.

Students that have already paid the FSHS fee with one of the student unions’ fees can apply for a refund by the last weekday of September. If you only need a refund for the spring semester fee, you must apply by the last week day of January. You can get the application form from the registrar’s office. You must also provide proof of the paid FSHS fee for both student unions. Apply for the refund from the student union that you paid last, so make note already when paying, that the payments should be done on separate days, so the order of payment can be verified.

The student card is the main reason why Tamy or TTYY originally decided not to use Frank’s student services. In Tampere, many campus services are used with the student card. It functions as a key card and a library card and it can be used for sports services, printing services and charging meals. We would have had to give up on all of these, because other services cannot be linked to a card with a payment feature. If the student unions of Tampere would have joined Frank, the price of the student card would also have increased. Since then, we have tried to build cooperation between Opiskelijan Tampere and Frank, but at least for now we haven’t reached a solution that secures the activity of Opiskelijan Tampere and its benefits for the student union members.