According to Finnish law, there is a student union in every university of applied sciences. The Student Union of Häme University of Applied Sciences, a.k.a HAMKO, is a student-governed and effective force making sure that students’ voice is heard in HAMK.
The Student Union takes a stand and actively works as a supervisor of interests on all HAMK campuses in order to make HAMK an even better place to study. Supervision of students’ interests is carried out in many ways:
- by representing students in HAMK’s internal workgroups,
- by lobbying among the local decision-makers and
- by taking care of the student representation for example in the school administration.
This guarantees a student point of view to matters concerning students.
In addition, the Student Union trains tutors and maintains an active student culture by organizing various events. The sign of student union membership is the official student card, which gives you numerous discounts and benefits.
The highest decision-making body of the Student Union is the Representative Council, which is elected annually from among the members. Activities are managed by the Board elected by the Council in co-operation with the Student Union’s staff.