Arkisto: English

The equality of Finnish education is an illusion

(Finnish original published 19 July 2018) We Finns have long been proud of our free education. However, the often held idea that education costs nothing in Finland is far from true. The campaign #maksuton2aste (#freesecondaryeducation), which got national media attention, has brought up problems with student economic equality in upper secondary schools and in vocational […]

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Join Tamy, your student union!

Your student union, Tamy, offers you a great deal of benefits and services varying from student health care services and the multi-purpose student card to generous discounts in public transport. You can join the Student Union by paying the membership fee by the deadline 30 September 2018 – be sure not to miss it! The […]

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Development cooperation in the sun

The heat wave that hit last week has lifted the spirits of Tamy’s board members. How wonderful to spend a break eating ice cream in the park instead of having coffee at the office! You should make hay while the sun shines so the hard work at the office doesn’t cease during a hot spell. […]

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A diffusion of departments

This year I’ve been working in tutoring, international affairs and development cooperation. These are quite distinguished from one another, so I’ve done event organizing, position papers on educational politics, recruitment, association cooperation and all kinds of shenanigans on the side. Cooperation with university administration has been a big part of my job as well. The […]

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Finland, by all means, is being associated with its cold winters, eternal darkness and silence, moments of which locals often experience. It reflects on Finnish culture, rhythm of life and business style. Nevertheless, Finland has proven to be a perfect career kick-start for any young person, both local and foreign, student and unemployed, artist and […]

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Did you know there will be only one university in Tampere? — Neither did we!

For your information, A steering group formed by principals and chairs of the Tampere area universities has, by itself and without dialogue with university executive boards or student unions, published  the below announcement, which gives the impression that a new joint university is being built to Tampere. It was still this morning that principal Kaija […]

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