ASK is looking for: Student Representatives

Arcada Student Union – ASK is looking for student representatives for the following councils and bodies at Arcada:

Arcada’s Quality Council

Arcada’s Quality Council monitors the interests of the entire UAS and the council consists of a broad group with varying insight into the UAS. We are looking for two regular members and two deputies to represent the student’s vote in the council.

  • The council consists of 10-12 people.
  • The departments, study service, external members and students are represented.
  • Meets about once a month.
  • Works to develop the UAS’s quality system.
  • Mandate period 1.8.2021-31.7.2023.
Arcada’s Department Councils

The Department Councils at Arcada work to support and follow up the development and quality of education within the departments. An ordinary member and a deputy are sought for each council.

  • The head of the department acts as chairman.
  • The members consist of various other representatives with varying backgrounds.
  • Meets at least twice per academic year.
  • There is one council per department.
  • Mandate period 1.8.2021-31.7.2023.
Board of Review

Arcada’s Board of Review deals with cases concerning reconsideration of admission decisions, decisions on loss of study rights and assessment of study performance and crediting of studies or knowledge. We are looking for a regular member and a deputy.

  • The Review Board consists of a chairman, three other staff members and a student member.
  • Each member has a personal deputy.
  • Mandate period 1.8.2021-31.7.2023.
The Board of Arcada University of Applied Sciences Ltd.

The Board of Arcada University of Applied Sciences Ltd. ensures that the university’s administration and that the activities are appropriately organized. It is responsible for ensuring that the supervision of the university’s accounting is properly arranged. The board is responsible for and supervises the university’s asset management.

You can read more about the Board position here (only in Swedish).


Apply to become a Student Representative through the here!

Applications for student representatives are open until 22.3.2021 at 12:00 and the representatives to the councils are elected by the ASK Delegate at their meeting during week 12.


ASK Board & Delegate presidium 2021

Arcada Student Union – ASK Delegate 2021 held a Constitutive meeting on 2.12.2020.

Isa Antas (Commedia rf.)  was elected Chairperson of the Delegate 2021.
First vice chairperson is Darya Karilahti (HoSK r.f.) and second vice chairperson is Atte Kola (Commedia rf.).

Ida Flemmich was elected Chairperson of the Board 2021.
Other members of the Board 2021 are
Heidi Grönroos
Jessica Hellqvist
Erika Lemberg
Kim Lindstöm
Heidi Rif
Johan “Joe” Sebbak

The board will hold its Constitutive meeting and divide responsibilities within the Board in December 2020.

More information:
Ida Flemmich, Chairperson of the Board 2021, ida@asken.fi, 045 327 4231
Darya Karilahti, Chairperson of the Board 2020, darya@asken.fi, 050 469 7406


Teacher of the year 2020

Do you know a teacher you would like to thank for a job well done? A teacher who always goes the extra mile to see and hear their students? Maybe a teacher who has done something extra to facilitate distance studying or who you especially want to thank even though it is not possible to meet in person!

Arcada Student Union – ASK chooses the Teacher of the Year annually, and every student in Arcada can nominate their favourite! Nominations can be done by separate students or student groups.

Nominations can be handed in until 6.12.2020. Nominations with no motivations will not be regarded! You can submit your nomination here!


Student Health Care services 2021

From 2021, FSHS will provide student health care also for students in Universities of Applied Sciences. Students will see these changes in the form of new service channels and a wider range of remote and digital services.

Services will include, for example

  • primary health care
  • oral and dental health care
  • mental health services (see Q&A page for more details)
  • treatment requiring the expertise of a specialist or specialist dentist
  • physiotherapy

Below you can check more precisely what services will be included!
As of spring 2021, students pay a health care fee entitling FSHS to Kela every semester. It costs nothing to book time for FSHS services, but if you do not use your booked time, a cancellation fee will be charged. Any questions? Read answers to commonly asked questions on the expansion here! You can also leave your own question.

Study environment and study community activities

  • Regular collaboration with interest groups, particularly with educational institutions and student associations
  • Expert services
  • Health-promoting communications
  • Study environment inspections every 3 years and yearly monitoring

Healthcare services
Individual monitoring and promotion of health and welfare and ability to study

  • Individual and group-based health guidance
  • Periodic health check-ups:
    1) public health nurse and general practitioner
    2) oral health examination and treatment plan
  • Preventive oral health measures
  • Prevention of infectious diseases: health check-ups, vaccinations (national vaccination programme)
  • Family planning
  • Study-related health examinations, certificates and statements required by the Infectious Diseases Act and other legislation
  • Travel health advice, including student exchange (students purchase the required vaccines themselves, although they can be given as part of student healthcare)
  • Basic psychological examinations

Medical care services

  • Primary medical care and oral health services
  • Assessing the need for treatment
  • Non-urgent treatment, including treatment to be given within 1 to 7 days
  • Treatment requiring a medical or dental specialist if the patient does not qualify for specialized care
  • Laboratory and imaging services in primary care related to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Speech therapy specific to field of study (initial investigation of voice disorders for those studying for a profession requiring verbal communication)

Read more about FSHS 2021 here!


Arcada Student Union – ASK presents Sebastian Tolvanen for the SAMOK Board of 2021

Arcada Student Union – ASK is proud and happy to present the driven and committed Sebastian Tolvanen to the Board of the Finnish Student Union Association – SAMOK for 2021!

The Board of SAMOK is chosen by all Finnish Student Unions of UAS at their General Assembly 29-30.10.2020.

Good luck Sebastian!