The Board of the Students’ Union consists of Jamk students, elected annually by the Students’ Council. The Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and 4 to 11 members of the Board are responsible for the day-to-day, operational activities of the Student Union. Each member of the board volunteers to serve in a position of trust, for which they also receive credits and a small fee.

The Board

  • takes decisions at its meetings on internal and external activities, procurement and cooperation projects, among other things.
  • participates in various working groups at Jamk, working to influence the school, the city and the state
  • negotiates with partners and cooperates with Jamk’s study field associations, the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä (JYY), student unions of various universities of applied sciences and other stakeholders.
  • follows events in the field of higher education, informs, reports and takes a stand on topical issues.
  • organises various student services and events and negotiates student benefits for its members.

The Chairperson works in the office on a daily basis in cooperation with the paid staff and directing the activities of the Board members. The Board’s activities are divided into different sectors, which are run by the Board’s Chairs.

Find out more about this year’s Board, their job descriptions and contact details.

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How can I be a member of the board?

The council of representatives chooses the chairperson, the vice chairperson and 4-11 members of the board in its annual organizational meeting. The best way to get chosen as a board member is to sign up as a candidate in the election of representatives during Autumn. The decisions are made in organizational meeting of the newly elected council of representatives in late November. It is beneficial to attend the meeting if you are interested. The Board organizes evenings for prospective future members of the board during the fall semester. It is recommended to be present at these events to announce your interest to be a future member of the Board and to get to know the work of the Board and JAMKO.

Interested in a position in JAMKO Board? Ask anything or tell about your interest: puheenjohtaja(a) or toiminnanjohtaja(a)