Grumble Weeks

Grumble Weeks 2022

Fill the Grumble survey here!

Grumble weeks ponders the perks of remote studying and matters of sustainable devopment

Student Union JAMKO’s feedback concept Grumble Weeks are held from 28 March to 18 April, during which students can give feedback through an electronic questionnaire on education, teaching quality, guidance and student well-being. Bringing up matters that should be changed or maintained is the most effective way to develop student issues.

What’s new?

This year students are asked e.g. about their experiences during remote studying and what practices should be kept. In addition, we are curious about how sustainability and responsibility is visible in the studies. 

The Grumble Weeks Tour will come on every campus during Grumble Weeks. Come and earn the official Grumble Weeks overall badge, have a cup of coffee and have a chat with JAMKO and Study Field Associations about what is going on with you and your study field!

Come to say hi!

  • Rajakatu Tue 29.3. and Thu 7.4.
  • Music Wed 30.3.
  • Dynamo Thu 31.3. ja Tue 5.4
  • Tarvaala Wed 6.4.

By leaving your contact info to the stand, you participate in a raffle where you might win a gift card of 25€!

Unlike in previous years, the study field specific Follow up events are not held straight after the Grumble Weeks. The Follow ups will be held on all campuses during September, so that the UAS has the chance to process the feedback.

Pass on positivity to the staff

During Grumble Weeks we will once again highlight staff members who deserve special thanks for their contributions to student affairs. The aim is to highlight good practices and, above all, give positive feedback on good work. The person with the most nominations will be rewarded after Grumble Weeks, and the thanks will also be passed on to those who received them.

The online questionaire will be published on 28th of March at JAMKO’s website and social media.

More info:

Nilla Selänniemi, Member of the Board, Social policy, sopo (a) jamko.fi

Mirko Räty, Member of the Board, Educational policy, kopo (a) jamko.fi

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.

The grumble reports

JAMKO reads and processes all feedback provided by students after Grumble Weeks. The grumbles are compiled into field-specific reports, which are read by the management of the university of applied sciences. A separate feedback report is prepared for each study field, the names and other identifying information of the persons have been removed. Reports with all feedback uncensored are sent to unit management and unit quality officers and quality teams.

JAMKO publishes public reports without identifying information. This ensures that feedback can be given anonymously and without worry.

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: