Clubs are from the students to the students! Clubs create communities and activities to Metropolia students.
Clubs are arranged by students. METKA encourages you to start and join club activities! Clubs operate independently, but you can apply for a grant from us. Find the contact info below.
There club activities can be anything students are interested in! There has been for example, a running club, a wine club a culture club and board gaming club during the years. The current clubs are:
4Towers - Applied eSports
4Towers is a club for Metropolia students who are interested in video games and e-sports. The idea of the club is to serve as a environment where students can play and chat about hardware, games and everyday stuff.
The club has a board and a few committee members that help the board with events and organizing. The club doesn’t have any additional membership and they don’t require students to sign up to the club. The main platform is Discord, where basically all of the activities take place (excluding social media posts on Instagram and Facebook and activity on other platforms such as Twitch).
The club also has an own event called “ALL Nighter”, where they go to a lan center in Helsinki Metropolitan Area, to game through the night.
DEKANT. takes on the honor as being the first striving club collective focusing on electronic music in Metropolia. The club’s fundamental idea is to develop a deep culture of electronic music in the UAS circles and thus creating a unique community within all fields and campuses. In practice, everyone interested are welcome in the events we organize. We always practice principles of a safer space.
Our main information channel is Instagram, feel free to ask us more questions there.
Dungeons & Dragons Club (Metropolia)
The club was created with the intention of gathering people who share a passion for roleplaying games as well as board games in general. However, ALL are welcome to join and try it out, regardless of their prior experience to the hobby. The clubroom is located at Myyrmäki Campus (Leiritie 1, 01600 Vantaa). Club members pay an annual fee of 4€, but everybody can try out a single one-shot session for free.
The club is a wonderful fit for people who have nerdy hobbies, enjoy fantasy or science fiction, possess vivid imagination, like acting and appreciate working in a group to solve either simple or complex problems. The activities are mainly in English.
METKA Gambit is a chess club open to anyone interested in chess. The club acts as a median for chess players and people interested in chess to find someone to play with and expand chess culture to all campuses. The club also acts as a social platform to share the latest gossip from the chess world. Anyone interested in chess is welcome to participate, skill level does not matter.
The club is run by 2 officials, who are elected in yearly meetings. Officials will try to host regular game nights, tournaments and other chess related activities and events.
Any Metropolia UAS student is eligible for club membership. Club membership is not a requirement to participate in club activities. Membership gives the right to host your own chess-related events under the clubs name and the ability to loan any club owned material, eg. Boards, pieces, clocks etc. Those interested in chess that are not students in Metropolia are also welcome to play and join events, but are not eligible for membership. The club membership is free.
- Eero Hemminki – email@example.com, telegram @UrbaaniPotero
- Henri Van De Coevering – firstname.lastname@example.org, telegram @UrbanFoxhole
Metroseksuaalit (literally meaning “metrosexuals”) is the sex positive club of Metropolia. The club’s purpose is to provide open community events to all Metropolia students from the point of sexual plurality and openness.
At it’s core, our clubs activities center around discussions between people and individuals, who wish to make Metropolia an open and accepting University, and those of us who are interested in sex positivity as a value. We want to do our part in making the University community a comfortable and safe space for all, including for gender and sexual minorities. Our aim is to provide information about sexuality, as well as to improve the discourse around these themes. At the same time, we aim to provide a community where like-minded individuals may meet in open and accepting atmosphere.
Majority of our functions center around communal activities, both face to face, as well as online. We are active on Instagram, and club members also talk through WhatsApp and Discord. Our events are open for all, and joining our discussion groups comes with no obligations of participation.
In addition to the overall sex positive work, we have two subgroups, kink-group and LGBTQIA+ group. Both groups are aimed at any individuals who identify as belonging in them. Discussion groups for them can be accessed by messaging the group leaders and admins on the platform, or though our social media profiles and email.
To gain access to our online discussion, message us on social media, or though email, or come to our physical events!
Neulonomit is a crafts club for all Metropolia students. Grab your knitting needles, crochet hooks (or whatever craft tools you prefer, just as long as we leave the place tidy). We are not picky about the preferred craft, just come and join us! You don’t have to have a BA in knitting or be a wizard-level in crocheting – or even know how to do any of that – learn as you go and get tips and ideas from other club members.
Meetings are held at Myllypuro Campus on even week Tuesdays at 5 p.m., possible changes to the schedule will be announced in our WhatsApp group. Every now and then we are planning to visit other campuses too.
We are from all possible study programs and in different stages in our studies. Hanging out and discussing all sorts of topics varying from crafts to studies to current and not so current topics whilst creating our projects is our thing.
Do you want to start your own club?
If you did not find a club for you, you can always start your own!
For starting a club you need:
- At least three students of Metropolia UAS, one of which acts as a responsible person for the club.
- You must held a meeting for the creation of a club. The meeting must be notified to the Student Union.
The Student Union may grant financial support to clubs whose activities are open to all students of Metropolia UAS. Grants are granted from the budget of the Student Union. Financial support is granted for the actual activities or related purposes of the Club.
METKA can also support the clubs by adversing their activities and booking spaces for the clubs use.
You can read more about creating a club from the club statute (PDF, in Finnish) or just ask us!
Board member responsible for the clubs
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