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 2023
|Representative||Degree programme||Campus||Electoral alliance|
|Sustainable Development||Forssa||Forssan edariliitto|
|Traffic and Transport Management||Riihimäki||Riihimäen insinööriopiskelijat|
|Huuska Risto||Social Services||Hämeenlinna||Independent Candidate|
|Kiuru Elina||Traffic and Transport Management||Riihimäki||Riihimäen insinööriopiskelijat|
|Leijo Noora||Sustainable Development||Forssa||Independent Candidate|
|Leppilampi Kati||Landscape Design and Construction||Lepaa||Independent Candidate|
|Lohvansuu Patrick||Information and Communication Technology, Bio and Circular Economy||Forssa||Independent Candidate|
|Minkkinen Oona||Business Administration||Hämeenlinna||Independent Candidate|
|Mäki Veeti||Construction and Civil Engineering||Hämeenlinna||Independent Candidate|
|Mäkinen Annamari||Information and Communication Technology, Bio and Circular Economy||Forssa||Independent Candidate|
|Mäkitalo Sini||Health Care||Hämeenlinna||Independent Candidate|
|Nissinen Lilja||Landscape Design and Construction||Lepaa||Independent Candidate|
|Olkkola Joonas||Social Services||Hämeenlinna||Independent Candidate|
|Rämö Elina||Traffic and Transport Management||Riihimäki||Riihimäen insinööriopiskelijat|
|Saarikallio Lauri||Electrical and Automation Engineering||Valkeakoski||Vanhat ja Väsyneet|
|Škodová Jarmila||Computer Applications||Hämeenlinna||Independent Candidate|
|Stenvall Linda||Sustainable Development||Forssa||Independent Candidate|
|Telilä Ilona||Landscape Design and Construction||Lepaa||Independent Candidate|
|Tikkala Mari||Health Care||Hämeenlinna||Independent Candidate|
|Toukomaa Jari||Construction Management||Hämeenlinna||Independent Candidate|
|Volanen Veera||Biotechnology and Food Engineering||Hämeenlinna||Vanhat ja Väsyneet|
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 member||Area(s) of responsibility|
|Aino Kouri||Chair of the Board, Partners, Internationality|
|Meeri Järvi||Vice-Chair of the Board, Sports, Student culture|
|Viivi Heinonen||Councelling and Orientation, Harassment officer|
|Antti Linna||Career and employment, Well-being, Harassment officer|
|Maisa Lampinen||Member benefits and services|
|Sami Luntta||Advocacy and Societal influence|
|Silja Lähti||Communication, Student culture|
|Tuomas Torkkeli||Quality and feedback, Communication|
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.
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.