The highest authority in the Student Union of JAMK University of Applied Sciences JAMKO is in the JAMKO representatives, consisting of 25 members and 25 vice members. The representatives supervise the interests of the JAMK students by making the big decisions and guidelines in the student union.
The Job Description of the Representatives
The representative term is one calendar year long. The initial meeting is held before the term starts in between November and December. Representatives' gather to meetings a few times per semester to make decisions on matters prepared by the JAMKO board. Representatives' gather for “evening classes” to deal with the topics of the meetings about one week before the actual meetings. The official language used is Finnish.
The representatives select the Chairman, the Vice Chairman and the other members of the JAMKO board that implements the operative work of JAMKO alongside with the JAMKO personnel. The representatives' job is to supervise the board’s actions and make sure that the JAMKO strategy and action plan are followed in the process.
The representatives is directed by the Chairperson of the Representatives, elected among the representatives by the representatives. In the initial meeting the representatives choose among themselves the student representatives for the various task groups of JAMK University of Applied Sciences. These are for example the Study Grants Board, Ethical Board, Data Administration Development Group, Library Development Group and the Board of Examiners. The chosen student representatives take part in the work of the groups that gather around once per month and report the relevant matters to the JAMKO board. In addition the representatives take an active part in JAMKOs own trusteeship groups and the work of the different JAMKO teams.
You will reach the chairperson of the representatives via epj(a)jamko.fi.
Join the Representatives?
The members of the representatives are chosen annually in an election held in November. In this election any member of JAMKO can vote and stand as a candidate. The election announcement is traditionally given in the JAMKO Study Seasons Opening Picnic in early September, after which the nominations for candidacy will be gathered by the central committee of the election. Nomination for candidacy is followed by election days. The voting takes place conveniently online. The results of the election are published in the election night event that is also the start of the JAMKO Pre X-mas Party.
Find a coalition that suites you, or form a coalition of your own and be a candidate in the next election! You will reach the election committee via keskusvaalilautakunta(at)jamko.fi