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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 2022

RepresentativeDegree programElectoral alliance
Räty Milla,
Mechanical and Production EngineeringRiihimäen insinööriopiskelijat
Pantsu Jutta,
Sustainable DevelopmentPienten kampusten liitto
Hartikainen KariMechanical and Production EngineeringIndependent candidate
Henilans DanielsConstruction EngineeringIndependent candidate
Järvi MeeriSocial ServicesIndependent candidate
Kandi VigneshComputer ApplicationsIndependent candidate
Kuisma SusannaSocial ServicesIndependent candidate
Kujansuu KariBiotechnology and Food EngineeringMelkein Insinöörit
Lampinen MaisaPublic Health NursingIndependent candidate
Laukkanen Olli-PekkaElectrical and Automation EngineeringValkeekosken liitto
Leijo NooraSustainable DevelopmentPienten kampusten liitto
Linna AnttiElectrical and Automation Engineering Valkeekosken liitto
Nieminen KaroliinaBiotechnology and Food Engineering Independent candidate
Palo LeeviBusiness Information TechnologyIndependent candidate
Saarikallio LauriElectrical and Automation EngineeringValkeekosken liitto
Satalin AntonComputer ApplicationsIndependent candidate
Stenvall LindaSustainable Development Independent candidate
Suppala VilleTraffic and Transport ManagementIndependent candidate
Volanen VeeraBiotechnology and Food Engineering Melkein Insinöörit
Vuojärvi ValtteriInformation and Communication TechnologyIndependent candidate


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 2022

Board memberArea(s) of responsibility
Aino KouriChair of the Board, Partners, Harassment Officer
Rami PennanenVice-Chair of the Board, Societal influence, Harassment Officer
Mona AchaaoudStudent Culture
Laura KarjalainenQuality and feedback, Career and employment
Tim LopesMember benefits and services, Internationality
Lotta PaloWelfare, Sports
Ilona TeliläCounselling and orientation


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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