Arcada Student Union – ASK is looking for board members for the board of 2021!

We are looking for both people for the students’ interest team and the service team. The person is expected to be interested in ASK and its development and willing to help out with things that come up during the year, but most importantly have fun and enjoy student life!

The students’ interests team focuses on all things regarding students’ interest, that includes wellbeing, student politics, social politics and international affairs. The students’ interests team is led by the Chairperson of the Board. The service team works with tutoring, events and communication and is led by the vice chairperson of the Board.

If this seems like something for you, send an open letter where you tell a little about yourself and why you would fit in with ASK’s board to apply@asken.fi no later than 1.8.2021, the chairperson of the board Ida is in contact with you!

No prior knowledge is required and you can be fresher or in the final stages of your studies, everyone is welcome. The mandate for the Board of 2021 ends on 31.12.2021.


Arcada student tandem

One of Arcada Student Union – ASK’s missions is to make students at Arcada feel welcome and included in our University and especially during those times when gatherings and in person meetings are challenging, ASK decided to launch a language tandem for all Arcada students.

This language tandem is meant for students at Arcada who feel that an extra support to the language classes offered by Arcada could be beneficial, be it to get help with homework, practice speaking and understanding, or prepare for the exams. The pace and content are defined by the learner and the tandem partner is there to support and guide you in this path.

We will support the tandem program between the 13th of April until the 15th of May, but participants are welcome to also decide for themselves if they want to prolong it further.

You can read more about the tandem on here or sign up through Kide.app.
The tandem is free of charge!


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 25.3.2021 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!