New student - Fuksi

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Hello there new fuksis! Welcome to study electrical engineering at Tampere University. This page is for new ”fuksis” = freshmen. This page contains useful information for the first week of your studies and a short encylopedia of Electrical Engineering.

We fuksi officials, Eemil and Lauri, and amazing tutors will ensure your first year of studies will be unforgettable. Our goal is to show you the sercrets of university studies and the ways of ”teekkari” culture. If you have anything on your mind, feel free to contact us via Telegram (Eemil) @fuksikapu and (Lauri) @fuksipaimen.

A day before the official orientation week, we have an event called ”Headstart”. This amazing get together is held on Sunday 21st of August. At the event new students from different fields gather around the Hervanta campus frontyard. In this event you get to meet your fellow fuksis and get to know your tutors in a nice casual way.

This year, international student tutoring is arranged together with Tietoteekkarikilta which is the guild of computer science at Tampere University. All international tutors from our field are from TiTe. You should definitely check out TiTe’s fuksipage for additional information on orientation and such. You can also contact Eemil and Lauri if you have any questions! You can visit TiTe's fuksi page here.

Our campus also has its own International Teekkari Guild of Tampere University aka INTO. Be sure to have a look at their activities aswell. You can find INTO's website here.

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Eemil Soisalo

Fuksi Captain

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Lauri Heinonen

Fuksi Official

Fuksi's checklist

Activate your TUNI account

Register for the academic year

Familiarize yourself with your degree programme at tuni.fi

Join important Telegram channels: Sähkökilta ry, Skillan tiedotus

Read your @tuni.fi E-mail actively

Pay the healthcare fee to Kela

Apply for a study grant from Kela

Arrive at the orientation week

Orientation week schedule - This is where it all begins!

Sunday

21st August 2022

Headstart

18:00
Etunurtsi

Monday

22nd August 2022

First get together

12:00
In front of the main building

Degree programme lecture and getting to know the campus

12:30 17:00
TB104

Crêpe party

17:00
Etunurtsi

Tuesday

23rd August 2022

TEK-info

10:00 14:00
TEK-lounge

Getting to know the campus

10:00
Hervanta campus

The Ekat Bileet

TBA

Wednesday

24th August 2022

Fuksi-info

11:00 13:00
SA207 (S4), Sähkötalo

Waarallinen tehtävä Herwanta

18:00
Starts from the front lawn of Hervanta campus

Thursday

25th August 2022

Getting to know the campus

12:00
Hervanta campus

Beach hangout

17:00
Suolijärvi

Friday

26th August 2022

Morning run

10:00
Starts from the front lawn of Hervanta campus

Do you still have questions? Please contact the fuksi responsibles!

Eemil Soisalo
Fuksi Captain
Official
Lauri Heinonen
Fuksi Official
Official

Electrical engineering fuksi's short encyclopedia

Keskiasteen välitutkinto

Event

Keski­asteen Väl­i­tutk­into is a dif­fer­ent sort of de­gree, in or­der to com­plete which you need to visit a few Her­vant-ean pubs. The event is or­gan­ized right in the be­gin­ning of the semester, and the new fresh­men (fuk­sis) will get to com­plete a de­gree of their own: the Fuksi De­gree (Fuk­s­i­tutk­into). This is one of the best ways to get to know Her­vanta!

Excursions

Business visit

Ex­cur­sions, a.k.a. XQs, are or­gan­ized a couple of times a year. Usu­ally it is about vis­it­ing com­pan­ies in the area of elec­trical tech­no­logy. "Rankka" is an ex­cur­sion, which takes a few days longer.

KumipelausISO

Outdoor game

Dur­ing Wappu Skilta or­gan­izes a sport-ish event called Ku­mi­pelaus­ISO. In this game the in­ner tube of a wheel­bar­row acts the "ball". Usu­ally it is played at a beach, though some­times the game has taken a trip into the wa­ter too...

Sauna nights

Event

A couple of times in a year we are hav­ing events at a sauna (you know sauna; the Finnish sub­sti­tute for su­per­food, since we don’t have sea­weed). There we sing, have fun to­gether, and of course go to sauna. These events are usu­ally or­gan­ized at Teekkarisauna called Mör­rimöykky near Hervanta campus.

Sitsis

Event

Sitsis, or academic dinner parties, are dinners where you sing, eat and drink. Sitsis often have a theme, so people either dress up or wear overalls. The anniversary parties of various associations are also similar, but they are more official and you should dress better there. You can get familiar with sitsi culture by attending the annual fuksisitsis. There you can learn what sitsis are all about and learn the most common sitsi songs.

Mikontalo

Student residence

Mikontalo is a legendary student residence owned by Tampereen opiskelija-asuntosäätiö (TOAS) and located in Hervanta. Mikontalo is particularly recognisable for its eye-catching architecture and impressive size.

Mörrimöykky

Building

Mörrimöykky, also known as teekkarisauna, is a sauna building particularly important to teekkaris. It's located on Tekniikankatu and various events are arranged there throughout the year.

Academic quarter

Term

An academic quarter means, for example, that a lesson starts 15 minutes later than what is told on your schedule. Academic quarter is widely used in all university teaching and teachers usually mention explicitly if it is not used.

Tupsufuksi

Term

A second year student.

Bommari

Location

Bommari is a bomb shelter located in the basement of the University of Tampere's Hervanta campus. In Bommari you can spend your free time with activities such as floorball and skateboarding. Sitsis are also often organised in Bommari.

Front lawn

Location

Front lawn is a grass area in the center of the Hervanta campus of Tampere University where various events are often organised.

Obelisk

Monument

Obelisk is a mirror-coated structure in the middle of the front lawn. It's often used a starting point for various events or as a general meetup place.

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