The inaugural meeting is soon, but who will be elected there? We introduce you, who all will be elected.
The 2022 Council of Representatives, or more commonly Edari, will elect a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among its members. In addition, the Council of Representatives elects a President, a Vice President and at least three members of the Board.
Who can apply?
To apply to the board, you must be a member of HAMKO, and a student at HAMK. You can apply to the board even if you have not applied to the Council of Representatives.
Only those, who have already been elected to the Council of Representatives may apply as the Chairperson or Vice Chairperson of the Council. Those elected to the Council Representatives may apply to the Board, but may not operate in both at the same time.
The official operating language of the Student Union is Finnish. This means that, for example, the minutes of meetings are always made in Finnish. You don’t need to be a native speaker, but you must have basic skills in the Finnish language.
What do you need to know about the positions?
President of the Board
In addition to Board meetings, the President of the Board manages the Board’s operations and is responsible for ensuring that everything runs smoothly. The President leads the work with their work, setting an example, but is also capable to divide tasks. The President is a bridge-builder who knows how to create partnerships and cooperation. A constructive approach to things is a plus. The President of the Board is the most representative, so social skills are important.
Vice President of the Board
The Vice President is the one who takes the lead the President is prevented. The Vice President operates as an important working partner for the President. It is a good thing for the Vice President if they are interested in different responsibilities because they have to be interested in what is going on around them.
Together, the presidency acts as an important link between the staff of the student union and the board members, and their responsibility is to take care of the flow of information.
Members of the Board
The members of the Board work as part of the Board and are responsible for the practical implementation of their responsibilities, but also help each other. The board needs people who know how to take action. A good board member is interested in learning new things.
Both the Presidium and the members of the Board participate in the practical tasks.
Presidium of the Council of the Representatives
At the inaugural meeting, the Council of Representatives, or Edari, elects the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among its members. A person other than those who have already been elected to the Council of Representatives cannot apply to the Presidium of the Council of Representatives.
The Chairperson of the Council chairs the meetings of the Council of Representatives. The Presidium of the Council works together with the Board, monitoring the activities of the Board. The Presidium activities focus on the meetings of the Board and the Council of Representatives. The entire Council of Representatives monitors the activities of the Board through the Presidium, but also in its the meetings, where the Board reports on its activities.
If you have been elected to the Council of Representatives for 2022, you can run for the Presidium of Council of Representatives at the inaugural meeting on Thursday 18 November. at 4.30 pm at Hämeenlinna University Center.
Do I need to know something beforehand?
You will do well if you are cooperative by nature and are eager to learn new things. Not every area of responsibility would be familiar, no harm. The Board will be trained on its work.
The technical skills, which are required, is to be able to use the Office 365 platform used in HAMK. Email is already a familiar way of communication for you, but for instant messaging Student Union uses Teams and WhatsApp. We expect the Presidiums of the Board and the Council to be able to use all of these.
How and where can I apply?
HAMKO’s Board will be elected at the inaugural meeting of the Council of Representatives at Hämeenlinna University Centre on Thursday, November 18, 2021, starting at 4.30 pm. You can apply to the Board at the meeting on-site or send your free-form application in advance by e-mail to email@example.com.
The meeting room is in Hämeenlinna University Center, Building C, room C-146. The visiting address is Vankanlähde 9, 13100 Hämeenlinna.