Grumble Weeks

Grumble Weeks 2022

JAMKO’s feedback weeks, more commonly known as Jupinaviikot, were organized from March 28 to April 18, when feedback was collected from students about Jamk’s education, guidance and well-being services. There were a total of 365 respondents. The most students who responded to the feedback were from the social and health sector, with a response rate of 13.

For example, the different passing requirements for the courses, while the number of credits are still the same, as well as the wish for uniformity in the teaching spaces (Moodle) came up as areas for development in the feedback. Students from the fields of natural resources and social and health care were worried about the adequacy of teaching staff and reaching teachers.

JAMKO also received feedback during Grumble Weeks. They hoped, for example, that JAMKO’s activities would also be more widely seen on campuses other than Rajakatu and that versatile events would be organized throughout the year. JAMKO’s board has reacted to the feedback JAMKO has received, and solutions to the issues have been considered together.

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

This year, Hannu Haapamaa was awarded as staff member of the year, and the selection was based entirely on the students’ opinions. The students perceived him as a person who is approachable and warm-hearted. He has also promoted students’ issues with his own personality, expertise and work contribution and acted as a positive example in the development of education and well-being.

Grumble Weeks’ follow up events

At the field-specific Follow up events, we discuss the feedback from the Grumble Weeks and find ways to develop things among the staff and students. Each study field will have its own event from 12 to 23 September, either remotely or in a hybrid form. The events are hosted by JAMKO’s board.

Check the field specific schedule here

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 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: