The board of the student union consists of Chairperson of the Board, the Vice Chairperson of the Board and 4 to 11 board members. They are selected by the representatives of JAMKO. The board follows the events of the higher education field, informs, reports, takes stands and organizes different services and events for the students. All board members are JAMK students working in JAMKO as a volunteer.
The Job Description of the Board
The board gathers for weekly meetings and makes decisions relating to the operational work of the Student Union. Board works together with the JAMKO staff. Working in the board includes taking part in the different JAMK working groups, lobbying in the school, in the city government and in the state government, upkeeping Students Jyväskylä –service, negotiating with partners, and cooperating with JAMK's study field student associations, Student Union of Jyväskylä University JYY, other student unions as well as other interest groups.
The board works together with JAMKO staff, and is responsible for the operative work. The Chairperson of the board works daily at the office, guiding the board members and supporting the employees in their work.
Chairperson of the board: pj(a)jamko.fi
Vice Chairperson of the Board: vpj(a)jamko.fi
Chairperson of JAMKO Board 2013, Neea Liinpää
The board has two sectors: Trusteeship and Student Culture
Educational and social policy issues, such as the quality of the education, study grant issues, housing, student health care, equality, accessibility and internationality are an essential part of JAMKO trusteeship's work. Guided by the board chairpersons the board members supervise the practicalities of these benefits in different trusteeship committees.
You can reach the board members responsible of trusteeship from edunvalvonta(a)jamko.fi.
Tutoring as a part of trusteeship
JAMKO's tutor sector is responsible for the tutoring in the whole JAMK University of Applied Sciences. Every new student receives support from a well trained and educated tutor. There are four forms of tutoring:
1. Peer tutoring for Finnish speaking students
2. Degree tutoring for the English degree programme students
3. International tutoring for the exchange students
4. Sport tutoring for all students
JAMKO's Tutor & Sports Secretary is responsible of the tutor trainings together with the board members responsible of tutoring. The board members also run different tutor teams to which all the active tutors take part in.
You will reach the board members responsible of tutoring: tutor(a)jamko.fi & kvtutor(a)jamko.fi.
This sector is divided into five subsectors: International Club (IC), Freetime, Sports, JAMKO Café and JAMKO office. JAMKO International Club produces internationally oriented parties, travels, tours and other activities. Freetime - also called Entertainment and Culture - focuses on big student parties and events and cultural acts. Sports JAMKO organizes sporty activities to higher education students. JAMKO Café serves as a café and students' livingroom. JAMKO office and other member service points help with student card related issues and offer copying, printing and binding the Final Thesises.
You will reach the board members of Student Culture:
ic(a)jamko.fi, vapaa-aika(a)jamko.fi, liikunta(a)jamko.fi
Regarding the JAMKO Café or JAMKO Office please contact:
How to become a board member?
The representatives choose the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and the board members annually in the autumn meeting of the representatives. The best way to join the board is to become a candidate in the representatives' election in the fall and announce the interest in the board work later during the initial meeting of the representatives in November-December.
The JAMKO board organizes different events and sessions where further information is given about the work in the board. These events are your chance to announce the interest in joining the board while at the same time getting to know the current and future JAMKO people.