FSHS Act passed

We are happy to share the good news!
On 1.3.2019 the Finnish Parliament approved a change to the law which makes students of Universities of Applied Sciences a part of FSHS’s health care system.

This is something the student movement has been working on for over 20 years and finally the goal has been reached! Many thanks to our umbrella organization SAMOK, all the actives who have worked for this over the years and all the politicians who have been part of this decision! The change increases the equality of students of Universities of Applied Sciences, makes the law regarding student health care more clear and improves the quality of health care services. A big hooray from ASK!

You can read more about the new FSHS Act on The Finnish Student Health Service webpage.

Paid internship: Join us and make the best SportAppro there has ever been!

Do you want to create a completely new kind of student culture? Are you are an organizer who knows they can perform well under pressure? Are you the king/queen of social media? And most of all, are you interested in joining us to organize the most amazing health and wellness event for students?

If you answered yes to these question you might be the person we are looking for. Zone- UAS sports organisation and the Helsinki Metropolitan area universities of applied sciences student unions are searching for two interns for the production team of the first metropolitan area SportAppro that will be held on the 4th of May. The event will be held in Helsinki, Arabia area at the campuses of Arcada, Diak and Metropolia and their surroundings.

What we are searching for:
● One intern to be an event coordinator and be in charge of developing/producing the contents of the event and other practical arrangements. But don´t worry, you won´t be doing it alone! The organizing and planning of the event has already been started – you just need to finish the work in an organized manner under the supervision of the project team and appro managers.The event coordinator internship is full-time job and it takes place on 29.3.-9.5. With the intern salary of 1200 € per month, the final salary amount will be 1431 € for the intern period.
● One intern to be our social media and marketing guru, who will together with the student unions spread information about the event to students in the metropolitan area. You will be in charge of executing the communication following the marketing plan and also recruiting the volunteers for the event and coordinating them under the supervision of the project team and the appro managers. The social media and marketing guru internship has been planned like the following: During the time of 13.-31.3 you will work within 80% work hours (fridays off) and 1.4-9.5 within 100% work hours. With the intern salary of 1200 € per month, the final salary amount will be 2169 € for the intern period.

We value good organizational and pressure resistance skills and experience in organizing events. Experience in making marketing materials (e.g. Photoshop, Canva, etc.) is extremely useful. Self-initiative and familiarity with student culture and apprentices, as well as experience with student associations are considered useful. You are are the intern we are looking for if your Finnish and English language skills are good. Also knowing Swedish is seen as an advantage.

The student union sports representatives work as your bosses / contact persons, so the working atmosphere is very relaxed. You can work flexibly at many different campuses in the metropolitan are and, if necessary, you can also work remotely.

Send a short application and your CV to joonas.kinnunen@zonesports.fi by 28.2.2019. In the application you should tell which internship you are applying for (you can also apply for both). We will call you to an interview already during the application period – so act fast!

Appro manager: Pinja Hyttinen, event coordinator l (pinja@asken.fi, tel. 040 54 64 844)
Appro manager: Alina Martikka, marketing coordinator (alina.martikka@helga.fi, tel. 040 51 82 936)

TUO and JAMKO joins our membership register

Arcada Student Union – ASK started during 2018 using a shared membership register with the other Student Unions from the Metropolitan area, HUMAKO, Helga, Laureamko, Metka and O’Diako. Now we are also happy to announce that the Student Union TUO and the Student Union JAMKO will join the cooperation and the membership register. TUO is the Student Union of Turku University of Applied Sciences and JAMKO the Student Union of JAMK University of Applied Sciences.

The purpose of the shared membership register is the improvement of the services of the Student Union and meeting the demands of the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU. ASK members can also do business at the offices of the Student Unions mentioned above and get the same service as from their own Student Union.

In the shared membership register, the data of the members can be seen by all student unions mentioned above as this is required for the joint service. In the future, the service can also be given in Turko at office of TUO and Jyväskylä at the office of JAMKO. Special attention will be paid to the privacy of the members: The users of the systems are trained for their tasks and they have signed an agreement of data privacy. Furthermore, the wider personal data of the members can only be seen by a restricted amount of users that mainly consist of the staff of the student unions. The data will not be given to any other parties than the mentioned Student Unions. The member information will be removed automatically 13 months after the latest membership has expired.

You have the right to forbid processing your data in the membership register. In that case, your membership will end and your digital student card the Slice will stop to operate. The plastic student card can be used until the validity of the sticker has expired, but new stickers will not be given if the member information is not in the membership register. If you want to forbid processing your data in the membership register, contact the e-mail address below.

Additional information:
Sebastian Oey

Our online store Bailataan.fi is now Kide.app

Our partner and the service provider of our online store Bailataan.fi has changed their name and concept to Kide.app. The service has been updated, but tickets, events, products and memberships can still be found as easily as before under the new brand. Old Bailataan accounts are valid and you’re able to log in with them. Tickets, products and memberships bought before are still in their old spots.

Teacher of the year 2018


Teacher of the year 2018 is Maria Bäck!

“We want to nominate Maria Bäck because she is always there for us cultural producer students. Maria keeps excellent track on both the classroom and the field, and she is also personal, human and understanding. She shows interest and is always there when we need her.”

“Maria is an extremely objective and pedagogical lecturer who you at the same time can approach with an open mind. She knows when as a lecturer you can be a friend and when to be an educator. In addition, she is understanding on a personal level.”

“She is super motivating and takes the needs of others into consideration. In addition, Maria is always available and tries to ease both school life and personal life as much as she can, she has an understanding of almost everything. Really a wonderful person I think would deserve this.”