Hey you fuksi! This site is made solely because of/thanks to you and it should contain every piece of information that you need to live trough your first few weeks of studying.
TUT is a vast entirety and gathering all information about it up would be too big a job even for Wikipedia. That’s why we fuksi people have put this "best of"-assortment together. You probably won't find everything you want to know here so feel free to contact Jesse or me (Juho) if there is something on your mind.
I am your fuksi captain and Jesse is your fuksi official for the next year and together we are called fuksi people. Our job is to make sure that you and all other fuksis, Finnish or not, integrate into the teekkari community and assimilate the teekkari culture. In practice that means that we arrange many happenings and things for you to do so you get to know each other and other students easily.
Fuksi?: = (freshman)first year student in an university.
Teekkari??: = A person studying in the field of technology in an university. At Tampere University of Technology fuksis become teekkaris in Wappu(the First of May), after they have been dipped in the refreshing waters of Tammerkoski!
Fuksi-passport?: = A booklet, where you collect stamps when you attend to different events, or when you complete various study-, guild-, or club-related tasks! In order to become a true teekkari in Wappu, you should gather over 300 fuksi points! The task isn’t that difficult, you get the amount of points easily! Just remember to ask stamps from your fuksi people!
Communicating with others?: Skilta has couple of Telegram channels for communication, check out Telegram here.
How do I get informed??: Skilta has its own facebook page, go ahead and like it so you will stay tuned on all the cool events! Also, read your TUT-mail!! You should have the student.tut.fi-mail address and many of you have been added to the mailing lists. If however you don’t get information mails, please send mail to Skilta’s informations officer firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the mailing lists. Remember, we can’t get your addresses automatically!
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 TUT, but for example the semester’s opening sauna, Kiltojen Avajaissauna (Guilds’ Opening Sauna), takes place at Koo-Vee’s sauna in Ylöjärvi (some 50 km from Tampere).
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!
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...
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.
n September Skilta organizes a wine festival at the courtyard of Sähkötalo (one of TUT’s buildings) with other g***ds having rooms in Sähkötalo. Anyone is allowed to prepare their own exotic beverage for others to taste; let the best wine win!
Skilta has an exam archive (both traditional and online) and a bookshelf, which is located next to Skilta’s study corner. You can borrow books and old exams as long as you remember to return them back to where they belong, so that others get to use them too.
During Wappu the courtyard of Sähkötalo is taken over by a huge barbecue party. This event gets together the most magnificent grills and the finest sausages. Also this event is organized in collaboration with other guilds.