For the first time this year, Tampere Summer School will be organised as Tampere3 co-operation on 6–17 August, 2018. The summer school was arranged in 2015 and 2016 under the name of UTA Summer School, whereas last year it was already called Tampere Summer School.
The implementation is much wider in scope than last year. The Summer School offers thirty-four courses in various fields including game research, engineering, architecture, languages, statistics, social sciences, and business studies.
The interesting courses include e.g. two courses on architecture and urban planning held on-site outside Tampere, a course on health and the environment that is partly organised in a forest, and the Social Circus Pedagogy course that is organised in co-operation with Sorin Sirkus.
Of the participants in the summer school last year, nearly half were degree students of the University of Tampere, 25 percent were incoming exchange students and 27 percent external students. The courses are free of charge for all Tampere3 degree students and exchange students who arrive in the autumn, others pay 100 euros per credit.
“In addition to studying, the summer school organises social programme. There will be e.g. some canoeing, a sauna evening on the Viikinsaari Island and a visit to the Moomin Museum,” says Jenni Viitala, co-ordinator of Tampere Summer School.
Last year, Erika Läärä, a student of journalism and media research, participated in the Constructive Talk at Work course offered by the summer school.
“Most of the students in our group were not Finns, which made internationality a significant part of the experience. I think that was a very nice thing because in addition to the contents of the course itself, I also learned a lot about intercultural communication and communicating in English. The course was quite intense, but it did not seem too tough,” Läärä says.
“I would recommend the summer school to anyone who has the opportunity to attend courses in the summer. It was a good way to do a course that I had not yet completed for my degree. Studying with such a nice group was an added bonus,” she continues.
Application to Tampere Summer School is open until 15 May. Further information and application: http://www.uta.fi/admissions/summer-school
Text: Ida Vahtera
Photo: Jonne Renvall