Results in the Delegate Election 2018

The Election committee has on 7.11.2018 announced the results from the Delegate election 2018 and you can see who have been elected here. A big thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to who got elected!

This year we had again had a very high voting percentage with 30.39% of all ASK members who voted!

“I thank all those who were up for election and everyone who voted. In Arcada there are many active students and I am very pleased that so many are engaged in school politics. The election participation did not really achieve what we hoped for, but ASK has a great delegate for the year 2019.” commented the chairperson of the Election committee Andreas Lohse.


The new digital student card

Arcada Student Union – ASK has terminated its contract with Oy Frank Students Ab, the contract will end on 31.12.2018.

However, the Frank App will continue to act as the ASK’s official student ID until the end of 2018. We will negotiate with Frank about a possible transition period, during which students can still use Frank App, if they wish.

The reasons behind the change include the fact that co-operation hasn’t served our members in the desired way and there have been frequent errors in Frank App. Frank’s decision to start charging for using the app has also supported the decision.

Arcada Student Union – ASK is currently building a new digital student ID, that is free for members, in cooperation with Helga, HUMAKO, Laureamko, O’Diako and TUO. The new member identifier is a Slice mobile application which the FeedCowboy Oy produces. The identifier is brought into use on 1.1.2019. More information about the introduction will be provided in the near future.

“It is more than splendid that Slice now extends to the metropolitan area and to begin this significant cooperation in the beginning of the year. Slice team is enthusiastic and can’t wait to start working on this. We want to offer a genuine advantage and especially work for students,” Slice team comments.

The new identifier opens opportunities for new services and for versatile student benefits. After hard consideration on a digital student card ASK, Helga, HUMAKO, Laureamko, O’Diako and TUO ended up choosing FeedCowboy Oy as a partner.

As the important reason for the choice of the new application was possibility to offer a big selection of local student benefits near the campuses and user friendliness of the app. The change is a part of the wider development work of the digital service channel of the student unions with which we are able to respond to our members’ needs better than before.

Starting from January 2019, ordering a physical student card will no longer be possible, and the student ID will move to a digital format exclusively. ASK will continue to provide stickers for existing student cards.


Honors 2018

It’s time to nominate people for honors!

Honors are given out in gold, silver, bronze and Cor-house medal. Honors can only be handed to persons who have actively contributed to the work of ASK and advanced ASK’s objectives. Only members, graduated members, former members and members of staff in Arcada and ASK can receive these honors. External actors can be handed Pro ASK- och Pro Cor-diplomas.

To nominate someone the nomination has to be signed by five people. Nominations have to be handed in to ASK’s office, the marked mailbox outside ASK’s office (not possible 7.11) or via e-mail to Maria on maria(a)asken.fi. Nominations have to be handed in no later than November 12, 2018 at 16.00.

Honors are announced and handed out during ASK XXI Annual Ball on November 17.


ASK digital student ID is changing from the end of the year

Arcada Student Union – ASK has terminated its contract with Oy Frank Students Ab, the contract will end on 31.12.2018.

However, the Frank App will continue to act as the ASK’s official student ID until the end of 2018. We will negotiate with Frank about a possible transition period, during which students can still use Frank App, if they wish.

The reasons behind the change include the fact that co-operation hasn’t served our members in the desired way and there have been frequent errors in Frank App. Frank’s decision to start charging for using the app has also supported the decision.

The Student Union is currently building a new digital student ID, that is free for members, in cooperation with its partners. Our new student ID will be launched by 1.1.2019. Further information about this digital ID will be provided in the near future. The new student ID will provide improved member services and opportunities for further benefits.

Starting from January 2019, ordering a physical student card will no longer be possible, and the student ID will move to a digital format exclusively. ASK will continue to provide stickers for existing student cards.

This change is a part of the broader, continuing development of the Student Union’s digital service platform, which will allow us to better serve the needs of our members.


Changes to the Board

Atte Kola has resigned from the board to focus on internship and his thesis. From now on, Miku handles all things regarding events, he can be reached at mikael(a)asken.fi or at 045 663 3423.