University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland – SAMOK

SAMOK is a national, politically independent nonprofit organisation for students at  universities of applied sciences (UAS). The organisation is led by students and works to promote students’ interests. SAMOK also offers services to our member student unions and ensures that the students’ voices are heard by the state administration and other relevant stakeholders. We also arrange for services and discounts for students. A total of approximately 65 500 students are members of the student unions that are members of SAMOK, however, SAMOK speaks for close to 140 000 UAS students all in all.

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SAMOK, SYL and Väestöliitto: A provider supplement would help student families cope

Press releases // 13.3.2017

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"The cuts in student financial aid that will come into effect in August will weaken the finances of especially student families. By legislating a 100 euro provider supplement to the student financial aid, the Government could compensate student families for the negative effects of the cuts to the student financial aid”, comments SAMOK President Anni Koivisto.

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Position as International Coordinator at SAMOK

Press releases // 8.3.2017

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SAMOK is looking for a part time International Coordinator to join our advocacy team. Please send us your application and CV under with subject heading “kv-koordinaattori” to rekrytointi@samok.fi before 8:00 am Monday 20 March.

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SAMOK and SYL: Mental health of higher education students crumbling, burnouts on the rise – alarming numbers a wake-up call

Statements // 13.2.2017

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Alarming rise in student mental health problems shows new Higher Education Student Health Survey. As many as one in three students struggle with mental health problems. Financial difficulties and study stress are significant factors in this. SAMOK and SYL demand extensive and significant measures to increase student support services.

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Greetings from Sukma Bangsa Indonesia! Case example of education export project

Blog // 29.11.2016

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"Education export might not only be exporting Finnish know-how, but perhaps also one way to create something truly international that can bring something new and valuable not only for locals in the project location, but also for actors at home!"

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Anni Koivisto elected SAMOK President 2017

Press releases // 18.11.2016

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Anni Koivisto, age 25, from the Student Union of Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMOK), has been elected President for SAMOK for the year 2017. SAMOK is the national union for students at universities of applied sciences (UAS) in Finland. Koivisto studies Social Services and has acted as chairperson of the VAMOK this year.

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70 years of Nordic collaboration

Blog // 11.11.2016

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"When NOM called, there were people out there who were willing to sacrifice their free weekend, to come and talk about international collaboration past their mandate, no travel costs covered. And that tells you about the community that we have."

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