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The Representative Council

The highest decision-making body in the Student Union is the Representative Council. The Council is elected annually among and by the members of the Student Union. There are 21 representatives in the Representative Council. The Representative Council is in charge of defining policies and it confirms, for example, the plan of work and the budget for the Student Union.

All members of the Student Union can stand for the election of the Representative Council. Each member also has a vote in the election. Remember to use these rights! In addition, all members of the Student Union can attend Council’s meetings.

By working in the Council it is possible to gain credits, read more about optional studies.

The Representative Council 2024

RepresentativeDegree programmeCampusElectoral alliance
Pantsu Jutta,
Sustainable DevelopmentForssaVorssan upea liitto
Suppala Ville,
Traffic and Transport ManagementRiihimäkiIndependent Candidate
Jukka ViitanenBusiness Information TechnologyHämeenlinnaTradenöörit
Jari ToukomaaConstruction ManagementHämeenlinnaTradenöörit
Silja LähtiSustainable DevelopmentForssaVorssan upea liitto
Juuso TuomaalaElectrical and Automation EngineeringValkeakoskiIndependent Candidate
Toni LeivaaraConstruction and Civil EngineeringHämeenlinnaTradenöörit
Mikael LaitinenBusiness AdministrationHämeenlinnaIndependent Candidate
Maisa LampinenHealth CareHämeenlinnaIndependent Candidate
Riina KinnunenSocial ServicesHämeenlinnaIndependent Candidate
Satu HonkaInformation and Communication Technology, Bio and Circular EconomyForssaVorssan upea liitto
Beverly NjeriComputer ApplicationsHämeenlinnaIndependent Candidate
Leevi MeriläinenMechanical and Production EngineeringRiihimäkiIndependent Candidate
Helena SalmelainenSustainable DevelopmentForssaVorssan upea liitto
Mari TikkalaHealth CareHämeenlinnaIndependent Candidate
Tuomas TorkkeliInformation and Communication Technology, Bio and Circular EconomyForssaIndependent Candidate
Heli KultalahtiBusiness AdministrationHämeenlinnaIndependent Candidate
Anton SatamoBusiness Information TechnologyHämeenlinnaIndependent Candidate
Kaisa HakalaForestryEvoIndependent Candidate
Heini Heikkilä-NikkanenConstruction and Civil EngineeringHämeenlinnaIndependent Candidate
Arttu RepoConstruction and Civil EngineeringHämeenlinnaIndependent Candidate

The Board 2024

The Board, elected by the Representative Council, holds the administrative and executive power in the Student Union.

Board’s tasks are to represent the Student Union locally and nationally, lead the operations and inform students and other interest groups about issues concerning them. It is also in charge of the Student Union’s administration.

The term of office of the Board is the calendar year. The Board consists of a Chair, a Vice-Chair, and at least three (3) and at most eight (8) members.

By working in the Board, it is possible to gain up to 5 credits, depending on the position. Read more about optional studies

Board 2023

Board memberArea(s) of responsibility
Aino KouriChair of the Board, Internationality and Partner associations
Meeri JärviVice-Chair of the Board, Sustainable Student Union and Partner associations
Kristiina HartikainenEvents
Sini MäkitaloSports, Welfare
Juno OlkkolaAdvocacy, Societal Influence, Quality and feedback
Wilhelmiina PajulaEvents, Communication
Pipsa RemesCouncelling and Orientation
Kia VasarainenCommunications
Essi VestuMember Benefits and Services, Career and Employment


The Student Union has four employees who, together with the board, are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Student Union. Employees support Board and Council members in their respective areas of responsibility. They also bring perseverance and experience to the Student Union.

Executive director

The job description of the Executive director includes planning and coordinating the activities and finances of the Student Union. The Executive director is also responsible for the administration and services of the Student Union and negotiates Student Union cooperation agreements. The Executive director acts as the supervisor of other staff members.

Adviser, member services and communications

The member services and communications adviser serves students at the Student Union service point in matters related to the student card and membership. Adviser is also responsible for the planning and development of Student Unions communications.

Adviser, counselling and student welfare

The counselling and student welfare adviser plans and develops the tutoring activities carried out by the Student Union, organizes events and produces material to support the tutoring activities. Adviser is also responsible for promoting well-being and ability to study.

Adviser, student community and careers

The student community and career adviser helps to plan, create and produce community activities at all HAMK campuses. The expert develops career services for students in cooperation with the university of applied sciences.

You find all contact information from this link.

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