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“Impressive and charming – that’s Tampere to me”

Deepika Sundresh
Student Ambassador Deepika Sundresh has just arrived in Tampere and is hopes to join volunteer opportunities in town.

How long have you been in Tampere and what brought you here originally?

I've been in Tampere since August 2018 and I moved here for my studies!

What subject do you study and how did you choose it?

I'm currently doing my Master's degree in Data Engineering and Machine Learning. I chose this because A) it's cool (haha) and B) I've been interested in it for a long time now, and felt this was the right time to pursue it, now that I'm in Finland, where education is of superb quality.

What do you most like about Tampere and Finland?

I come from a big city back in India, so being in Tampere was a pleasant surprise because, big as it is, Tampere still has the "small town" feel to it, which I love!

What about your hobbies in Tampere or in Finland?

When I'm not shuffling my school schedule, I read books, catch up with friends, read news or go for a nice long walk to take in the greenery of the city :) I also volunteer for causes I believe in. I was in Turku 2 years before I moved to Tampere, and I was involved in a number of volunteer activities. Hoping that Tampere opens up similar opportunities to me here!

What would you say to someone deciding whether Tampere is the right place to come to study and live?

I would say, "look no further". It's convenient enough that the city impresses you with what you read online, but when you arrive here, it will still charm you and you would know u chose well. It's student-friendly, fun, happening, and cozy!