Explore and experience Tampere!
As the center of the Pirkanmaa region, Tampere is a lively city with numerous opportunities for free time activities. It is a student city with many different student clubs and student events. Nature is never far away for the casual photographer or active jogger.
Concerts and festivals brighten up the city
Tampere has an active music scene with gigs and concerts organised almost every day. Upcoming events can be found on several sites on internet.
Many festivals are organised in Tampere throughout the year which create the yearly flow of cultural life in the city.
The city brightens up every autumn during Tampere Illuminations, an event that lits up the streets in the city centre at the darkest time of the year.
Student clubs help you make new friends
The Student Union of TUT has various suborganizations and student clubs that focus on a certain activity. For example, there are student clubs for fishing, DJing and wine-tasting. As the student clubs are popular among both native and international students, they are a great way to get to know other students and make friends - friends who can later form the core of your professional network.
For international students and internationally-minded Finnish students there are also a couple of international student clubs . The largest one is ESN INTO that brings Finnish and international students together by organising different kinds of events, excursions and parties. Almost all exchange students at TUT join the club and it is also popular among international degree students.
Doing sports is easy
The campus offers excellent sports opportunities. TUT's Sports Services maintain the sports hall Tamppi Areena with a gym and an indoor sports field, suitable for playing, for example, badminton and volleyball. All students can use the hall and gym by paying a small annual sports fee. With the Unipoli sport fee students can use the diverse sports services of TUT, Tampere University and Tampere university of Applied Sciences. In addition, there are popular student sports clubs that are a good way to meet like-minded students. New clubs are established whenever there are enough students involved in a new type of sport.
Some of the international students of TUT have joined sports clubs outside the campus. These include a rugby club, cricket club and multiple basketball teams. The indoor swimming halls around the city are also quite popular, especially in the morning hours when you get a discount on the entrance fee.
Nature is close by almost everywhere in the city. During spring, summer and autumn there are good, well kept and safe pathways in the forests for walking, jogging or mountain biking. When the snow falls the pathways are turned into cross-country skiing tracks. In the Hervanta district alone there are three lakes with public beaches. During the summer the lakes are warm enough for a longer swim. When the winter comes you can try out the ultimate Finnish experience - swimming in an icy lake .
In short, no one should worry about not being able to continue their hobby or taking up a new one while living in Tampere.