Communications Regarding Studies

The University provides you with an email address, which is in the format firstname.lastname.x@student.uta.fi. This is your official email address in relation to your studies – use it!

Bachelor’s, master’s and licentiate of medicine degree students and exchange students

Student’s Desktop

Information on current study-related matters is provided in the Student bulletins section of the Student’s Desktop. This communication channel is used by your faculty and degree programme, the Library, the Language Centre, the Centre for International Education and the Registrar’s Office, among others.

Students of the Licentiate of Medicine degree programme are notified through the Student’s Desktop according to their year of studies. Licentiate of Medicine students must personally ensure that they have subscribed to the notifications for their respective year under the Student bulletins section.

The majority of the communications through the Student’s Desktop are delivered automatically based on your registration as a student at the University of Tampere. The Student’s Desktop notifications can also be sent to your student.uta.fi email address. In addition to this, you can use the Desktop to subscribe to notifications for the degree programme you are attending as your minor subject.

Intranet

Students should also familiarise themselves with the University’s Intranet, which consolidates internal information and topical messages into one easily accessible location. The Intranet is used by students registered as present, lecturers, researchers and the administrative staff. A basic user account is required to access the University Intranet.

Moodle

Individual courses have their own Moodle sections for publishing weekly schedules as well as learning and communication materials related to completing individual courses. Notifications on any changes to a course’s weekly schedule will be posted in the course's Moodle section.

Mailing lists

The University currently has some active mailing lists for study-related communications, but the aim is to handle communications primarily through the Student’s Desktop.

Other

In addition to the communication channels of your faculty and the University, you should familiarise yourself with those of the Student Union of the University of Tampere (TAMY) and the student organisations most important to your studies.

Doctoral students

Student’s Desktop

Information on current study-related matters is provided in the Student bulletins section of the Student’s Desktop. This communication channel is used by the Doctoral School, the Library, the Language Centre, the Centre for International Education and the Registrar’s Office, among others.

The majority of the communications through the Student’s Desktop are delivered automatically based on your registration as a student at the University of Tampere. The Student’s Desktop notifications are also sent to your student.uta.fi email address.

Intranet

Students should also familiarise themselves with the University’s Intranet, which consolidates internal information and topical messages into one easily accessible location. The Intranet is used by students registered as present, lecturers, researchers and the administrative staff. A basic user account is required to access the University Intranet.

Moodle

Individual courses have their own Moodle sections for publishing weekly schedules as well as learning and communication materials related to completing individual courses. Notifications on any changes to a course’s weekly schedule will be posted in the course's Moodle section. Some doctoral programmes also use Moodle groups. Instructions on how to join these groups can be found below in 'Mailing lists'.

Mailing lists

Doctoral studies in particular still use mailing lists for communication purposes. Faculties and some doctoral programmes have their own mailing lists – you will be added to some automatically, while others require subscription.

Faculty of Communication Sciences

The Faculty's doctoral students and supervisors have a joint mailing list: coms-tohtorikoulutus@uta.fi. All new doctoral students are added to the list automatically.

In addition, some doctoral programmes have their own mailing lists especially for seminar-related news. All new doctoral students are added to these lists automatically as well.

Joint lists:

  • Doctoral Programmes in Language Studies and Literary Studies: ltl-jatko@uta.fi
  • Doctoral Programme in Literary Studies mailing list: kir-jatko@uta.fi
  • Doctoral Programme in Communication, Media and Theatre mailing list: jatko-opiskelijat.cmt@uta.fi

The Doctoral Programme in Language Studies has a Moodle group "Kielten jatko-opiskelijat" at groups.uta.fi. To join the group, you need the password: emu3wolf.

Faculty of Education

There is a mailing list for all Faculty of Education doctoral students: kasvjatko@uta.fi. All doctoral students can join the list. If you wish to join the list, please let us know by sending an email to: edu.info@uta.fi. By joining the mailing list, you will receive information on the Faculty's events for doctoral students and other matters related to doctoral studies.

Faculty of Management

There is a mailing list for all Faculty of Management doctoral students. All doctoral students can join the list. If you wish to join the list, please let us know by sending an email to: mirja.bjork@uta.fi. By joining the mailing list, you will receive information on the Faculty's events for doctoral student and other matters related to doctoral studies. Only @uta.fi email addresses can be added.

Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences

The Faculty's doctoral students and supervisors have a joint mailing list: med_doctoralstudents@uta.fi. All new doctoral students are added to the list automatically.

Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Faculty's doctoral students and supervisors have a joint mailing list: luo-tohtorikoulutus@uta.fi. All new doctoral students are added to the list automatically.

Faculty of Social Sciences

Mailing lists will be added soon.

Doctoral Programme in History

The Moodle section of the Doctoral Programme in History serves as the communication forum for doctoral students of History at the University of Tampere.
 

Joining the Moodle section of the Doctoral Programme in History

A Moodle section has been established for the Doctoral Programme in History.
This section is used to distribute and store seminar documents. For the distribution of seminar documentation, this Moodle section is a replacement for the histjatkot mailing list. Correspondingly, the seminar schedules are updated in the forum. General communications can also be conveyed through the Moodle section’s News forum. The advantage of this system is that messages and seminar documents are not lost in the recipients’ inboxes.

The Moodle section can be accessed directly at the address:

https://groups.uta.fi/course/view.php?id=479
 

  • You are first prompted to log in to Moodle
  • Click the button “Single Sign-On with UTA Account” and log in with your basic user account.
  • Next, you are requested to enter your enrolment key.
  • In this case, the key is “histjatkot”.


Once in the Moodle section for the Doctoral Programme in History, you will see the boxes and forum for three separate research seminars.

  • Subscribe to the forum of your choice to receive the messages in your email.
  • Click the name of the forum.
  • Once in the forum, click “Subscribe to this forum” in the “Administration” menu.

Open University students

The study planners of each faculty send information on general study-related matters to Open University students at the beginning of their studies. You do not need to join a mailing list to receive these messages. Instead, you will receive communications based on having been admitted to the Open University.

Unfortunately, the Student’s Desktop is currently not available to Open University students.