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FI/EN HOI FUKSIT! Näe ensimmäinen vilaus uudesta kampuksestasi alla olevalla videolla, jossa Skillan fuksivastaavat...

Julkaissut Skilta Maanantaina 20. heinäkuuta 2020

Hello new fuksis! Welcome to Tampere University to study ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING! This page is meant for you fuksis, first year students. This page contains everything you need to get through your first weeks in UNI. You can find a technology student – English – technology student dictionaryat the end of this page. You will find new vocabulary, which you will surely need in the coming year. On this page we will also publish the orientation week schedule as long as it is confirmed from the university side. However, we can say this from orientation week that it will officially begin on 17 August 2020.

We, fuksi representatives of Skilta (the Guild of Electrical Engineering) Janne (fuksi captain) and Joel (electric shepherd), make sure that your fuksi year will be unforgettable. We will help you get acquainted with technology student culture and studying in university.

We've set up your own Facebook group for you to see via this link. In addition to Facebook, another important communication channel is Telegram, a link to the Telegram group can be found in the Facebook group mentioned above. Telegram is kind of like WhatsApp, but you don’t need a phone number to use it. If you have any questions about starting your studies, etc. you can contact our International Official Ida Sippola via Telegram by username @Idasip. Also you catch us in telegram by usernames @fuksikapu (Janne) and @kaljapaimen (Joel).

If you are interested to know more about your new guild, the Electric guild (Sähkökilta), you should follow us on Instagram “sahkokilta” and like our page Skilta on Facebook.

See you in the fall!

Fuksi Captain
Janne Nousiainen
Joel Tuomisto
International Officer
Lauri Lehtonen


Fuksi: You, a first-year student, are one. On your first year, you get to enjoy all kinds of fun activities, which we recommend you to attend as much as possible!

Teekkari: At the end of the year fuksis will get dipped in Tammerkoski and then you will become a real technology student, teekkari.

Fuksipassi: This little booklet is full of different kinds of events that will give you points. You need 300 points to get dipped into Tammerkoski. The fuksi with the most points will get the honor of being called superfuksi and gets dipped first.

Kilta & Skilta: Guild (kilta) is a student organisation that keeps teekkari culture alive and ongoing. Skilta (Electrical guild) is your own guild. We offer coffee, food, games and company.

Wappu: The main event of the year is Wappu. It is over two weeks of different kinds of happenings and activities. The main event is on the 1st of May when fuksis get dipped.

Teekkarikaste: On the Wappu day (1st of May) fuksis will get dipped into Tammerkoski. During the dipping fuksis die and a teekkaris are born.

Sauna events

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

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!

Study materials

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.

Pimp My Grill

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.