Issues with the Student Card

Due to some technical problems it takes a bit longer than 2-3 business days for the information to transfer to Frank and you can start using a Student Card. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope the problem gets solved as soon as possible! Please note that people picking up stickers to cards they already have are not affected by this!


Frank App and the digital student card

Please note that from autumn this year, the Frank App is still a free application that can be downloaded while the digital student card is a paid card product, like any other student card, and can be purchased in the Frank App. Online offers can still be used for free without buying a student card.

More about the student cards can be found on Franks pages.


Public note on Delegate elections 2018

The Delegate elections of Arcada Student Union – ASK will be arranged through general elections
1.10-7.11.2018, The elections will be organized electronically on 31.10– 6.11.2018 and on 7.11 from
12-16 there will be an election stand in front of the library at Arcada.
The Delegate is the highest decision making body of ASK. The Delegate consists of fifteen (15)
members and a maximum of as many deputies. In case there are exactly fifteen (15) candidates for
the Delegate these will automatically make the Delegate and no elections will be held.
The nominations for the Delegate elections begin on 3.9.2018 and end on 28.9.2018 at 15:00.

Nominations

The nominations have to be handed in on a set form that has to be signed personally by the
candidate. The form can be found at the Cor-house or on ASK’s website.
The election committee has authorized the chairperson of the election committee,
andreas.lohse(a)arcada.fi, the Secretary-General, sebastian(a)asken.fi, and the Communications- and
Memebership-Secretary, maria(a)asken.fi to receive nominations. In case you have any questions you
are welcome to contact them. Nominations can also be handed in through ASK’s mailbox, where only
those authorized have access.

Electoral alliances

Candidates can create electoral alliances with each other or in the name of a registered association
within the set time for nominations. Electoral alliances can consist of up to fifteen (15) candidates. If a
candidate joins an alliance this information has to be on the personal nomination form. All alliances
created need to be announced on set form with a list of all candidates personally signed by all
candidates. If the alliance is created in the name of an association a power of attorney to this effect
has to be attached to the form as well. The form can be found at the Cor-house or on ASK’s website
www.asken.fi/elections.

Electoral circles

Two or more electoral alliances can create an electoral circle; this has to be done within the
nomination period. Electoral circles can consist of up to fifteen (15) candidates. These circles are
created by the electoral alliances’ representatives on a separate form, powers of attorney from each
alliance signed by all candidates within the alliance needs to be handed in with the form. The form
can be found at the Cor-house or on ASK’s website www.asken.fi/elections.

List of voters

The list of voters consists of all ASK-members. The list consists of members who have paid their
membership fee no later than 5.10.2018, 11:59pm. The list of voters is approved by the electoral
committee on 9.10.2018, and it will be published 9.10.2018. Members have a week to ask for
corrections to the list of voters. To check the list of voters please contact ASK’s office.

Helsinki, 8.6.2018
The election committee


Statement: Webshop

Statement
Free release from 25.4.2018

Last year the Student Unions from the capital area started a joint project going by the name Opku6 to develop member services. As part of the project, the Student Unions will move to a shared webshop. The Opku6 Student Unions have chosen to use Treanglo Ltd’s Bailataan.fi-site as the e-commerce platform for the webshop.

Laureamkos executive director Mari Lehtoruusu serves as the projects’ steering group’s chair and believes that a joint membership register will provide opportunities for something new:
– In the early stages of the project we set a common goal that if we create a shared membership register, it should be a type of CRM solution. This changes the thinking model and the procedures for the member register. By utilizing the available data correctly, we can provide added value for students as well as offer a more personalized and tailor-made service. In addition, a shared register could enable views, through the consent of the student, for the service at any of the six Student Unions – regardless of which of these Student Union the student is a member of.

Project consultant Petri Toikkanen is pleased with the solutions that have been made.
– A common online store opens up the possibility for future solutions as well. Developments have been made keeping in mind that the online store can be integrated into mobile applications in the future. In addition, it is possible to include products and services from other organizations and companies into the online store. This provides a great advantage in building a very versatile Student Union membership as a whole.

Treanglo Ltd’s Executive director Kassu La Habana Reyes believes that the collaboration will provide more innovative digital solutions for producing services for students.
– Treanglo Ltd’s mission is to offer the keys to the best student life. We have produced the marketing platform Bailataan.fi for students and student organizations’ events to help both old and new students meet and for them to improve their social life. With the Opku6 project’s webshop and member services this is a natural continuum. It has been a joy to be involved in developing future student services together with the Opku6 consortium. This is just a prologue for the future.

More information:
The project’s steering group chair and Laureamkos executive director Mari Lehtoruusu (mari.lehtoruusu@laureamko.fi or 044 2877 161)
Project consultant Petri Toikkanen (petri.toikkanen@eetanet.fi or 040 839 7841)
Treanglo Ltd’s executive director Kassu La Habana Reyes (kassu@treanglo.com or 045-631 3726)

The Opku6 Student Unions are:
Arcada Student Union – ASK
The Student Union of Diaconia UAS – O’Diako
The Student Union of Haaga-Helia – Helga
The Student Union of Humak University of Applied Sciences HUMAKO
The Student Union of Laurea University of Applied Sciences
The Student Union of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences METKA


Interruption in becoming a member during week 15

Unfortunately it is not possible to become a member or renew your membership during week 15 while we move our member register to a new location. The possibility to become a member or renew your membership will close on Friday 6.4.2018 at 3pm, so please update your membership before then! We apologise for the possible inconvenience. Becoming a member and renewing the membership will be possible again during week 16. Those who are already members do not need to take any action during the register transfer.