Student culture

Student culture is much more than just studying. It includes e.g. spare time activities that give great counterbalance to studying for exams.

VAMOK’s representative body, board and student representatives

The student union VAMOK gives you the possibility to have an impact on things that matter to you. If you are interested in affecting your studies and things happening at school you can stand for the representative body election or you can apply for VAMOK’s board in the autumn. You can also be active and affect student issues in different work groups. VAMOK’s representative body and board members choose these persons on grounds of received applications.

Student overalls

In the late 1980’s student overall culture spread to Finland. The overalls are a symbol of your student status. You can wear your overall in nearly all student events.

Student events

It is important to create contacts and make new friends during your studies. Sometimes it is also important to clear your head from all the pressures of studying. You can do all these things by taking part in student events!

Anniversary party

Anniversary parties give a great chance to dress up. These parties are usually arranged by student unions such as VAMOK or by different student organizations. The dress code for anniversary parties is always specified in the invitation. Every member of the student union can participate in the anniversary parties.


In these parties one has to act accordance to the etiquette, but this does not exclude having a great time. The anniversary party program usually consists of speeches given by the members of different student union representatives coming from all across Finland. The party usually includes a festive dinner and different songs are sung, usually followed by a schnapps.

Sitz parties

Sitz are an academic table party. The parties are smaller and much less formal than anniversary parties. In the sitz party, the quests sit in a long table eating, drinking and singing. These parties usually have a special theme and they include program that everyone can participate. The sitz traditions vary between different student unions.