Well-being and benefit of students is at the core of everything the student union does. OSAKO represents students in educational and welfare matters, and fosters active and vibrant student life by organizing parties, trips and other events. OSAKO also negotiates new discounts and benefits for students.
Advocacy work is in the heart of OSAKO’s work. The interests of Oamk students are being promoted in several ways. We participate in the working groups of Oamk, lobby local politicians and other decision-makers and appoint student representatives to Oamk administration and degree programme teams.
Through the student union students can influence and participate in looking after common interests. One can, for example, join OSAKO’s teams or become a tutor or a student representative in a degree programme team. All OSAKO members have a right to vote and run as a candidate in the Election of Student Representatives.
The highest decision-making power in OSAKO lies in the hands of 25 representatives. Members of the body of representatives (sometimes called representative council) are elected by the students each year. All members of OSAKO have both the right to vote and to run for a seat.
The representatives meet when needed – in practice about ten times a year. They decide on the guidelines guiding the student union’s work, coordinate the work of the board and employees, and appoint student representatives to the Oamk administration.List of representatives
TRADENOMIEN JA INSINÖÖRIEN VAALILIITTO / BUSINESS AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS, 11 SEATS
TOUHUTEKNIIKAN VAALILIITTO / ENGINEERING STUDENTS, 5 SEATS
SOTEN VAALILIITTO / SOCIAL AND HEALTH CARE STUDENTS, 4 SEATS
KULTTUURIN VAALILIITTO / MEDIA AND PERFORMING ARTS STUDENTS, 3 SEATS
LUVAN VAALILIITTO / NATURAL RESOURCES STUDENTS, 2 SEATS