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Tampere Summer School: Social programme

Join our social events and get to know your fellow students, the city of Tampere and the Finnish way of life

Tampere Summer School is not only about studying. All Summer School students are invited to join our Social Programme! Some social programme events are free of charge, others have a separate fee.

Enrollment instructions will be sent to admitted students in the summer. Enrolment is required for all activities and events. All Social Programme fees are collected upon enrolment and they are non-refundable.

See some photos from the 2018 programme in our social media channels: Facebook and Instagram.

 

Social Programme 2019

    Thu 1 August Fri 2 August Sat 3 August
   

Campus tours
free of charge

Opening party
free of charge

Bosa´s Finnish Beer´s tasting
cost: 15 euros

Tampere sightseeing walking tours
free of charge

Mon 5 August

Tue 6 August

Wed 7 August

Thu 8 August

Fri 9 August

Forest immersion
cost: 14 euros

 

Movie night & snacks
free of charge

Finnish food evening
cost: 25 euros

Finnish baseball game
cost: 10 euros

Canoeing & campfire
cost: 30 euros

Nocturnal happening 
free of charge

Viikinsaari cruise and sauna evening
cost: 30 euros (incl. boat tickets)
 

Mon 12 August

Tue 13 August

Wed 14 August

Thu 15 August

Fri 16 August

Forest immersion
cost: 14 euros

Canoeing & campfire
cost: 30 euros

Moomin museum
cost: 15 euros
 

Picnic & games
free of charge

Finnish food evening
cost: 25 euros

Unidance dance class
cost: 10 euros

Farewell coffee
free of charge
 

 

 

Bonus: Day Cruise to Tallinn on 17 August! (independent)

Helsinki-Tallinn-Helsinki cruise with Viking Line
cost: 38 euros (incl. buffet breakfast)

 

Additional activities can be found from website of Tampere Summer University.

Activities include: 

Any questions regarding these options please contact directly Tampere Summer University. 

 

Campus tours

Get to know the university and find your classroom on a tour around the Tampere University city centre campus.

  • time: Thursday 1 August, 10:00-11:00 OR 14:00-15:00
  • location: departure from the Summer School info desk (main building)
  • cost: free of charge

Opening party 

Students at Klubi

 

What a better way to spend the first evening of Tampere Summer School than getting to know fellow students in a relaxed atmosphere!

  • time: Thursday 1 August, 18:00-22:00
  • location: Bar Klubi, Tullikamarin aukio 2, 33100 Tampere
  • cost: free of charge (drinks at own cost)

Bosa´s Finnish Beer´s tasting

On Friday 2.8. Bosa (Academic beer society) will arrange an English-spoken tasting at Gastropub Kaleva at 19:00. The theme of the evening is Finnish beers made by small breweries, so this is a great chance to get to know the Finnish brewery culture! During the evening an expert will be telling us about the beers and you can also ask them questions. The cost is 15 euros and includes 4-6 tasting portions of different beers. There is also a big patio at the bar, so you can enjoy the weather outside if it’s warm.

  • time: Friday 2 August, 19:00-
  • location: Gastropub Kaleva, Pellervonkatu 9
  • cost: 15 euros
  • min-max number of participants: 10-100

Tampere sightseeing walking tours

During a walking tour, students get to see all the best sights and hear all the exciting stories of Tampere.  

  • time: Saturday 3 August, 13:00-14:30
  • location: departure from Tampere University city centre campus in front of main building
  • cost: free of charge
  • min–max number of participants: 25–200

Forest immersion 

Join us for a trip to our ancestral home in the woods and learn just how it boosts your well-being.  As we step in the woods we get dwell in our senses through guided body consciousness, mindfulness and relaxation techniques.

  • time: Monday 5 August OR Monday 12 August, 17:30-21:00
  • location: departure from Tampere University city centre campus in front of main building
  • cost: 14 euros (including guided tour)
  • min-max number of participants: 10-25
Students on campfire

Movie night & snacks

Time to relax with a great movie and snacks after lectures.

  • time: Tuesday 6 August, 17:30-20:00 
  • location: Tampere University city centre campus, Pinni B1096
  • cost: free of charge

Finnish food evening

Have you ever tried Karelian pastries, the Finnish savory delicacy with rice pudding inside a rye dough? Nothing is better than home-made Karelian pastries fresh from the oven! During the Finnish food evening, you learn how to make these pastries yourself. The menu also includes a tasty soup and a dessert.

  • time: Wednesday 7 August OR Thursday 15 August, 17:30-21:30
  • location: Sasky Tampere College of Services, Koulukatu 18, 33200 Tampere
  • cost: 25 euros
  • min-max number of participants: 10-25

Finnish baseball game

Explore the excitement of the local baseball game. 

  • time: Wednesday 7 August, 17:15-21:00
  • location: Kauppi, Kuntokatu 5, 33520 Tampere
  • cost: 10 euros
  • min-max number of participants: 10-60

Canoeing & campfire

Canoeing

 

Enjoy great company and amazing landscapes while canoeing on Lake Näsijärvi! Students paddle in a big canoe (6-8 people) and are taken care of by the instructors of Hiking Travel Hit. The journey takes you to Tapatora island, where you will be enjoying coffee and some food around a campfire before paddling back.

  • time: Thursday 8 August OR Tuesday 13 August, 18:00-21:00
  • location: Kaupinoja, Lake Näsijärvi
  • cost: 30 euros (including campfire food)
  • min–max number of participants: 4–30

Nocturnal happening 

The lively carnival-like event presents a wide range of shows, exhibitions and other adventures produced by various organizations, associations and performers. The total of over 170 events are spread across the city, the first ones beginning early in the morning and the festivities continue late into the night. Most of the events have free entry. 

  • time: Thursday 8 August
  • location: the city of Tampere 
  • cost: most of the events have free entry 

Viikinsaari cruise & sauna evening

Viikinsaari

 

Interested in trying out the traditional Finnish sauna and taking a dip in a beautiful Finnish lake? This is for you! Students get to spend the evening at Viikinsaari Island in, a verdant summer haven, located only 20 minutes away from Tampere city centre. Bring your own towel and bathing suit! More information on the island: Viikinsaari.

  • time: Friday 9 August, 18:00-22:00
  • location: Viikinsaari Island
  • cost: 30 euros (including boat tickets)
  • min – max number of participants: 15 – 35

Visit to Moomin museum

The only Moomin museum in the world opened in Tampere Hall in June 2017. Tove Jansson's original Moomin illustrations are a key part of the museum’s atmosphere. They tell where it all began and what Moomins were like when they were brought into this world by Tove Jansson’s pen. 

  • time: Tuesday 13 August, 16:00-17:00
  • location: Tampere Hall, Yliopistonkatu 55, 33100 Tampere
  • cost: 15 euros (including entrance and guided tour)
  • min – max number of participants: 15 – 30

Picnic & games

People playing games during picnic

Spend some time with your fellow students in a relaxed atmosphere! Some snacks are offered by the university, but you can also bring your own.

  • time: Wednesday 14 August, 17:00-19:00
  • location: University inner yard
  • cost: free of charge

UniDance dance class

This open-level street dance lesson is suitable for anyone who wants to try dancing, do a bit of exercise or just have fun! It's also a great opportunity to introduce yourself to some Finnish music. The lesson consists of a warm-up, dance technique, and a choreography. You will need to bring comfortable clothes suitable for sports, a water bottle and preferably gym shoes (outdoor trainers not allowed!). The lesson is held by UniDance Tampere which is the dance group of Tampere universities' students." 

  • time: Thursday 15 August, 19:00-20:30
  • location: City Centre Atalpa, Ratapihankatu 55, 33100 Tampere
  • cost: 10 euros 
  • min-max number of participants: 5-30

Farewell coffee

Let’s gather together one more time before saying farewell.

  • time: Friday 16 August, 15:00-16:00
  • location: central campus, Pinni B building (enter through Pinni B main doors)
  • cost: free of charge

Bonus: Viking Line- cruise to Helsinki-Tallinn (independent)

Helsinki-Tallinn-Helsinki cruise with Viking Line. 

  • time: Saturday 17 August
  • location: Helsinki-Tallinn-Helsinki
  • cost: 38 euros (incl. buffet breakfast)