Have an influence and participate

Giving feedback and reporting the flaws of one’s own study field gives every student a chance to make things better for everyone. Voting at the council of representatives elections, being a representative and participating in working groups give an individual the chance to have an influence, and to accumulate valuable experience. Additionally, everyone interested in trusteeship is welcome to be a part of the student union’s trusteeship team, which handles contemporary issues in student trusteeship both at the institutional and the national level.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in JAMKO’s trusteeship functions!



Grumble Weeks

One for all and all for one!

JAMKO’s feedback collection concept Grumble Weeks is an important development tool for education, the students’ common issues, JAMKO and the JAMK UAS. At the Grumble Weeks, organized once a year, students have a chance to give feedback related to studies, instruction, guidance and the functions of the student union. The Grumble Weeks last for two weeks and are a part of the JAMK UAS’s quality assurance system. They were organized for the first time in Spring 2010.

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Student representation in working groups

Making the student voice heard is an important part of JAMKO’s trusteeship. The students have a stable presence in the administrative organs and working groups of the JAMK University of Applied Sciences. Additionally, students have an influence in the board and the delegation of Keski-Suomen opiskelija-asuntosäätiö KOAS. Participating in a working group gives a student valuable experience and enhances the well-being, decision making capabilities and rights of the student body. New representatives to the working groups are chosen annually, when an old term ends and a new begins. An individual can be chosen as a member of a working group even if s/he does not act actively in a study field student association or the JAMKO council of representatives.

More information on the working groups


Student representatives in JAMK UAS working groups in 2020

The representatives can be reached via student email or JAMKO’s email (mentioned separately) 

Restaurant Committee of Rajakatu
Juho Niemelä (juho.niemela(a)jamko.fi), Lotta Jänkävaara (N1360)

Restaurant Committee of Dynamo 
Niklas Sillander (M2180), Sami Virtanen (N3432)

Board of Examiners
Jani Tervo (L5459)

Student representative of JAMK Ltd. Board of Directors
Mikael Rauhansalo (H8839)

Quality management development team
Niki Niemelä (niki.niemela), Antti Paunonen (antti.paunonen(a)jamko.fi)

Working group of Recearch, Development and Innovation (RDI)
Tiina Nykänen (N3237), Antony Smal (antony.smal@jamko.fi)

Ethical committee
Elisa Vikman (L4769), Nea Tiihonen (L3774)

Board of Study Issues
Antti Paunonen (antti.paunonen(a)jamko.fi), Hannu Järvistö (toiminnanjohtaja(a)jamko.fi)

Hype – group (Student well-being group)
Sami Virtanen (N3432), Pekka Mannermaa (pekka.mannermaa(a)jamko.fi), Lotta Jänkävaara (N1360), Elisa Vikman (elisa.vikman(a)jamko.fi), Eeva Vissel (ohjaus(a)jamko.fi)

Indoor air quality group
Tiina Nykänen (N3237), Hannu Järvistö (toiminnanjohtaja(a)jamko.fi)

Cooperation group of Academic Sports
Pekka Mannermaa (pekka.mannermaa(a)jamko.fi), substitute Eeva Vissel (ohjaus(a)jamko.fi)

Student representative for Edufutura Board
Antti Paunonen (antti.paunonen(a)jamko.fi)

Edufutura – committee of learning renewal 2020
Vice representative Antti Paunonen (antti.paunonen(a)jamko.fi)

Edufutura – Subcommittee of learning renewal 2020, curriculum work
Pape Purhonen (M2060), Antti Paunonen (antti.paunonen(a)jamko.fi)

Edufutura – Subcommittee of learning renewal 2020, guidance and pedagogy 
Emma Ahonen (K7443), Antti Paunonen (antti.paunonen@jamko.fi)

Stategy group 2020 
Lassi Halkosaari (pj), Riina Mäenpää, Jarna Väisänen, Mikael Rauhansalo, Kiia Pöyhönen, Antti Paunonen, Stella Palassalo, Hannu Järvistö (secretary) strategiatyoryhma2020(a)jamko.fi

The KOAS board

Keski-Suomen opiskelija-asuntosäätiö (KOAS) builds, rents and maintains apartments for students in Jyväskylä. The foundation is backed by the city of Jyväskylä, the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä (JYY), the The Student Union of JAMK University of Applied Sciences and some smaller student unions. The foundation is governed by a 24-member delegation which meets twice a year, and a board which has 9 members.

The representatives in KOAS’ board

2019-2020 Hannu Järvistö,  hannu.jarvisto(a)jamko.fi
2020-2021 Roni Sorsa,  K1693

Trusteeship team

The trusteeship team is a casual working group of JAMKO, which welcomes all JAMK students interested in trusteeship. In the trusteeship team, the student representatives to JAMK working groups, the trusteeship correspondents of study field student associations and the student union meet. In the meetings contemporary issues related to student trusteeship are handled, and information about trusteeship-related issues at JAMK is conveyed. The team facilitates co-operation between its members, shares and develops good practices and conducts trusteeship through mechanisms such as the Grumble Weeks. The team is led and called together by the social policy correspondent and the educational policy correspondent of the student union.

Information on meetings of the trusteeship team can be found on the event calendar.

Further infromation


JAMKO's snail card

The purpose of the Snail card is to remind the teachers in a tongue-in-cheek way to give the grades as is dictated in the degree regulations, that is, within four weeks of the expiration of the study module.

If a teacher has not graded her/his course within a month (four weeks) from the expiration date of the course, the teacher can be turned in to the student union. JAMKO sends the teacher in question a Snail Card via e-mail. Please specify which study module or course you took and what was its expiration date.

Please remember to check that you have done all your responsibilities, completed and returned all assignments and examinations before sending a Snail Card request.

Requests are sent to JAMKO’s education policy responsible, kopo(a)jamko.fi