Student representatives

Students of Vaasa university of applied sciences have representation in nearly all decision making working groups and committees within VAMK. VAMOK names the students to these roles. The working groups and committees deal with subjects about study programmes and university guidelines.


VAMOK also has representation in the delegation and board of the student housing foundation in Vaasa.


The representative is named first and the deputy representative is named in brackets.

Well-being working group

VAMOK’s representative: Hilda Norrback


Student affairs meetings

Student affairs produced services include international, admissions and schedule planning.


VAMOK’s representative: Jenni Lähteenmäki


Study program meetings

Study program meetings deal with current affairs in each program and are thus the closest to students’ everyday life. The staff of a study program along with a student representative takes part in a study program meeting. Meetings are held roughly once a month and when needed, more often. Study program meeting reports can be found on each individual program’s own page.


Student representatives (2022):


  • Business – Sonja Jaatinen
  • International Business – Thomas Parviainen
  • Health care – Merja Hemminki
  • Social services – Anni Palo
  • Business information technology – Jasmin Paalijärvi
  • Information technology (in Finnish) –
  • Energy and environmental engineering – Olli Syrjälä (Niko Yli-Kuivila)
  • Electrical engineering –
  • Machine engineering – Joel Tisza
  • Information Technology (in English) –



VAMK’s Examination board

Student representative: Laura Latvala (Antti Kaskiluoto)


Vaasa university of applied sciences (VAMK) limited company’s board

Representative of students: Niko Yli-Kuivila


VAMK’s executive team

VAMOK’s representative: Antti Kaskiluoto (Jenni Lähteenmäki)


Vaasa Student Housing Foundation VOAS’ board

VOAS rules (In finnish)


VAMOK’s representative: 

Jenna Kivijärvi