TIPSY (Tampere International Global Society Students) is a student association at Tampere University which represents the students of the Global Society Framework (GSF): Peace, Mediation, and Conflict Research; Global and Transnational Sociology; Public Choice; Comparative Social Policy; and Gender Studies.
As the student association for the GSF Master’s Degree students, it represents the academic interests of the students while working with the staff of the GSF degree programmes. Its board members convey students’ interests and issues to the university staff through steering committee meetings and program feedback sessions. It aims to be influential in these committees by discussing ideas for new courses and furthering the development of the program.
Additionally, it organizes social events that bring together students of the GSF programmes as well as students from other programmes at Tampere University. Its events are open to all students interested.
TIPSY holds regular meetings to update all members on the ongoing activities of the TIPSY board regarding academic affairs and social events. For students who wish to join TIPSY, the membership requirement is a one time fee of 10€.
TIPSY also organizes the annual student conference Peace Perspectives, which can be found here.