Grumble Weeks

Grumble Weeks 2020

Grumble weeks feedback has been processed!

Student Union JAMKO’s feedback concept Grumble Weeks were held from 9 to 26 March, during which students could give feedback through an electronic questionnaire on education, teaching quality, guidance and student well-being. Selected theme “Kuulutko?” (Do you belong? Are You heard?) challenged students to raise their voice for things that are meaningful to themselves, but also to reflect on their sense of community and their own experience of inclusion and accessibility within our university community. This was also taken into consideration in the questions.

A total of 376 JAMK students responded to the survey. The students of tourism and service business were most active in relation to their headcount, about 10% of the students gave feedback. There were varied respondents from every field, both contact and multiform studying as well as bachelor and masters – degrees.

This year, there was a lot of feedback on the quality of teaching and the state of digital learning environments. Many students would like more consistency in these as well as current content. Students have also become concerned about the adequacy of resources for study psychologists. As a positive side several students also feel that they receive sufficient support for their studies.

Petra Blinnikka, a lecturer from tourism and service business, received the most nominations for “the staff member of the year“. She was nominated also last year.

Grumble weeks’ Follow up events were held by field from March 31 to April 2. In the follow-up, JAMKO members presented summaries of the answers in each field. For the first time, the events were held remotely via Zoom. It got a lot of positive feedback and more participants than usual.

The feedback has been compiled into field specific reports and the public one’s have been published on JAMKO’s website in Finnish. The directors of departments and JAMK UAS’ quality teams will receive their own reports that contain all the open feedback.

The public reports from 2020 are published on JAMKO’s website in Finnish

More info:

Member of the Board, Educational policy, sopo (a) jamko.fi
Member of the Board, Social policy, kopo (a) jamko.fi

Grumble Reports 2019

Grumble Weeks were held Feb 18th – 31st 2019. The total amount of answers was 487

Biggest things that came up in the feedback were declining amount of contact classes and growing amount of group work. Both have been a discussion topics of trusteeship before. Also, the parking spaces on our campuses are too small. Optima and Asio are seen as too old fashioned and not functional.

The public reports are published on JAMKO’s website in Finnish

You are welcome to ask details in English also. Contact: kopo(a)jamko.fi or sopo(a)jamko.fi

 

Grumble reports 2018

Grumble weeks were organized 12th till 25th of March 2018 and they reached 396 respondents in JAMK UAS. The survey focused on the quality of the education, teaching and coaching, and also students well-being. After the survey was closed, JAMKO organized Follow up – events during 16th of April till 18th of April, where the reports and their main themes and questions were gone through with the students and staff of JAMK.

The public reports are published on JAMKO’s website in Finnish but JAMKO’s actives answer the feedback targeted to JAMKO here. 

Grumble reports 2017

Grumble weeks were organized 20th of March till 2nd of April 2017 and they reached 548 respondents in JAMK UAS. The survey focused on the quality of the education, teaching and coaching, and also students well-being. Survey was also significantly shorter than the previous year. After the survey was closed, JAMKO organized Follow up – events during 25th of April till 27th of April, where the reports and their main themes and questions were gone through with the students and staff of JAMK.

Public reports that contain only the summaries of the feedback, are published in Finnish on JAMKO’s webpage.

Grumble reports 2016

In the year 2016 Grumble weeks were held between 14th – 25th of March. Grumble Weeks gathered 296 individualized feedback surveys.

JAMKO has published the public reports of each study field on the student union website in Finnish. JAMKO compiled the most general feedback to JAMKO and answered them in English. Also the feedback concerning JAMKO’s communication has been answered in both languages.

Read the replies:

Grumble reports 2015

In the year 2015 Grumble weeks were held between 16th – 27th of March. Grumble Weeks gathered 390 individualized feedback surveys.

JAMKO has published the public reports of each study field on the student union website in Finnish. JAMKO compiled the most general feedback to JAMKO and answered them in English. Also the feedback concerning JAMKO’s communication has been answered in both languages.

Read the replies:

What are Grumble weeks?

JAMKO’s feedback 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 with an electronic survey and in follow-up events.

The Grumble weeks survey itself is made in cooperation with JAMK, and the feedback survey that has been previously directed to second year degree students is combined to the Grumble weeks’ feedback concept. This way the feedback can be given more thoroughly and sufficiently to the UAS Quality teams. The length of the survey is kept as short as possible and it contains both open and scaled questions. The questions address the quality of education, student well-being and trusteeship matters.

Annual Grumble Weeks last for two weeks and are a part of the JAMK UAS’ quality assurance system. They were organized for the first time in Spring 2010.