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Tampere University participates in the Children’s Day at Work on 24 November

Published on 20.11.2023
Tampere University
A smiling adult and two smiling children are doing electrical work at the table.
Photo: Jonne Renvall / Tampereen yliopisto.
Many children may not know what adults do for a living, where they work, and what kinds of professions exist. The national Children’s Day at Work takes place again on 24 November 2023 and Tampere University participates in the campaign. The day is part of the national Children’s Rights Week.

During the day, children and their adults working at Tampere University have a chance to familiarise themselves with the everyday work at the University. In addition to free-form familiarisation, various activities are organised on the campuses, including e.g. science, games, constructing, drawing, and joyful movement.

On the Hervanta campus, for example, Juniversity, Tampere University’s college for children and young people, organises a workshop in the science classroom, and in the VR room of the Library, children can try playing using VR goggles. In the Tampere Universities’ joint research and presentation space Paidia on Nokia Arena, there are drawing, constructing with Lego and game activities related to spatial planning. Student Ambassadors organise two guided tours of the Hervanta and city centre campuses, and SportUni’s exercising activities are available on all three campuses.

“It is great that after a few years of COVID-19 pandemic, we get to join the event again. University is a really exciting and diverse workplace, and during the day children get to know it with their own parent or a close adult. It will be interesting for the staff, too, to have a chance to pop in Juniversity’s science class on the Hervanta campus, among other things, and see what kind of science education work we do at the University,” President Keijo Hämäläinen says.

Children’s Day at Work campaign