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.