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Student Union

What is HUMAKO

What is HUMAKO?


HUMAKO is the Student Union of Humak University of Applied Sciences. It is run by students and the purpose is to promote student interests regarding studies, wellbeing and living. HUMAKO is also the link between the students and Humak University. We co-operate with Humak in order to improve students' conditions during their studies and influence education and social policy. Besides that we seek to influence students affairs nationwide.


How does HUMAKO operate?


The members of the representative council

The students are responsible for both the operative work as well as the decision making in HUMAKO.  The members of the representative council are elected by the members of HUMAKO. The council is responsible for choosing the committee of the student union and making the big decisions in HUMAKO like deciding yearly budgets.


The central election commission

The central election commission is formed of the chairman and four members. The commission is responsible for organizing the election for the representative council.


The board

The board is responsible for the operative tasks such as promoting student interests in social and educational affairs, training tutors, supporting campus trustees, marketing, communications and developing HUMAKO's operations. The board is divided into teams with different responsibilities.

Student representatives

Working groups are usually formed in order to focus on a specific issue or a cause. In Humak there are different working groups and boards that focus for example on the development of the different educational programs, student welfare issues and study attainment procedures. HUMAKO has student representatives in almost all the working groups in order to make sure that the student rights are fulfilled. The most important and direct way to get the students' message to the deciding parties of Humak, is by attending working groups meetings. The different working groups´ meeting times vary from once a year to once a month. The working groups discuss, develop and decide how things are done, both in the education programs as well as in the regional centers. HUMAKO´s board chooses the student representatives for the different working groups.

The Teams (a.k.a TRE and PKS)



The Humak is launching its own campus in Tampere in the fall of 2024. The first students in Cultural Management and Community Education will start their studies there in August-September. Would you like to be involved in building Humak in Tampere and welcoming the new students to the city? Apply to join the TRE-Team!


The TRE-Team is a new local group, and its activities will evolve based on members' preferences in the upcoming years. Any HUMAKO’s member can apply. Involvement requires being physically present in Tampere during new student onboarding and as agreed by the team. Residence in or around Tampere is helpful. HUMAKO supports activities during initiation and beyond.


The Greater Helsinki Region Team is an accessible form of local activity for any interested HUMAKO’s member. Team members support the HUMAKO board and the Metropolitan Area local division in organizing events throughout 2024, with a flexible time commitment. There's no specific application deadline, and all applications are processed within two weeks.


Team members can engage in various activities like checkpoints at events, kitchen assistance at sits, event planning, and organizing info sessions for new students. Benefits include an insider's view of HUMAKO's activities, enjoyable memories, and opportunities for personal and team development.


The local division (a.k.a jaosto)

The local divisions represent HUMAKO in the different campuses of Humak. The local divisions process and forward feedback from the students to the committee in order to promote change. Feedback can be about study facilities, inaccuracy in grading or dissatisfaction in teaching. The division is also responsible for organizing events and other activities.

Local divisions Instagram:


The tutors (a.k.a tutorit)

HUMAKO is funded to provide a student tutoring service. The tutors are the support people for new and existing students. They give peer support for the other students and help students to get settled into student life. Tutors organize events and activities that promote community and well-being (eg sports sessions, get-to-togethers, online study groups). Some of the socializing events are arranged together with the local divisions.

Spring 2024

Application period to become active: 11.-22.3.2024


APPLICATION FORMS FOR Local Divisions and Teams!

Interviews: 25.-28.3.

Publishing the selections: 2.4.

for training: 2.-4.4.

Training 5.4. 10 AM to 15 PM



Contact the tutor!

You can contact tutors and other students:

Through forums you can send a questions for tutors

Become a tutor!

Tutor - Peer support and safeguard of student life

As a HUMAKO tutor, you can be present and help students with problems about studying and spare time. As a student yourself, you can give others valuable peer support and help in their student lives. 

Tutoring is supporting studying, like:

  • Student guiding

  • Advise

  • Grouping

  • Giving peer support

  • Lifting community spirit and promote wellbeing

  • Supporting students everyday activity


Tutoring can be done among students in different environments, like at campuses in certain times and online.


Tutor gets:

  • Experience from grouping, guiding and online facilitating

  • To know different people from different classes and study fields

  • Networking possibilities

  • Important working life skills and chance to improve their professionalism 

  • Utilize their strengths and special skills

  • Own tutor group

  • Fun things to do

  • Chance to separate from studies and performance 

  • Develop tutoring

  • 3 to 10 credits and a certificate


Tutoring is coordinated by HUMAKO and every tutor is a member of HUMAKO. Planning, ideation and assessment are part of tutoring as reflecting on your own learning. 


Tutoring is directed and supported by the HUMAKO board and Humak tutor lecturer. You won’t work alone as a tutor! If you have anything in your mind about tutors, you can HUMAKO board

HUMAKO's tutor.
Three students holding a mobile phone.
Why join HUMAKO?

Why join HUMAKO?


HUMAKO takes care of you

Your membership allows the Student Union to work for your enjoyable student life and qualified education. HUMAKO constantly makes sure that the student's voice is heard and influences both within the university and in national networks. HUMAKO coordinates tutoring and local divions which support your studies and well-being at the grassroots level.

Member is part of the student community

As a member of your Student Union you can influence decision-making concerning students. Members can vote and set oneself as a candidate in the representative council elections as well as apply for the board. Members have the possibility to become a tutor or work in local division and as student representatives in the Humak’s organs.

Amazing benefits and discounts

As a member of your Student Union HUMAKO you are entitled to several discounts. You are able to use these discounts and prove your student status through HUMAKO’s mobile membership card Slice and As a degree student you are also entitled for the student benefits of local region trafic, VR, Matkahuolto and Kela.

Slice benefits 

With HUMAKO’s mobile membership card Slice you will get access to multiple local and national student benefits and discounts. These discounts can be related to eating, drinking, sports, well-being, courses and other essential products for students. Browse and use the benefits through Slice-application.

Even - 50 % of events and products

As a member of your Student Union, you will receive the products and events of our and the other Student Unions ASK, Helga, Laureamko, METKA, O’Diako and TUO for the member price. So at best, it's up to half price! Discounts are available both online and at the customer service points. You can buy products and event tickets from our web store.

Yogobe - online yoga lessons

Yogobe video training is at your disposal! Yogobe offers a wide range of products including;  yoga, pilates, meditation, mobility exercises and weight training. Practice whenever and wherever you want!


It's easy to start using Yogobe’s services:

1. Contact the customer service by sending e-mail info(a)

2. Create your account according to the instructions you receive

Get Up Desk -standing worktop (-19%) ja Gymba-active board (-25%)
Get your study ergonomics right! As a member, you can improve the conditions at your desk with the Get Up Desk standing worktop and Gymba-active board. Read more about the equipment and how to claim the benefit.

Vimeo - online training
Our online training platform offers many different online trainings! Do you want to learn how to boost your applications when searching for a job or  how to develop your working life skills? If you said yes, then this is the place to be! Learn useful skills from wherever you are! Currently all videos are in Finnish, but we will add videos in other languages in the future.


Do the following in order to gain access to online training platform:

  1. Create a Vimeo profile at from the Join button.

  2. Go to the Settings of your profile.

  3. On top of the setting menu on the left you will find your profile details. Copy your User ID number and it to this application form.

digital student card
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Ad of Yogobe.
Get up desk -standing worktop and Gymba-active board
Vimeon logo.

Licence of Voimalajiliitto
This license allows you to take part in all competitions maintained by Voimalajiliitto for as long as the license is valid.
Read more about the sports and how to benefit from the advantages of the Voimalajiliitto


Holiday Club -hotels -15 %

Go on an active holiday at the Holiday Club or rent your own holiday home. As a member of HUMAKO, you get - 15% discount on several hotels and holiday homes, where you can relax in addition to your studies. Read more about the destinations and how to book them

Helsinki City Running Day
Helsinki City Running Day (HCRD), Finland's largest running event, gathers more than 10 000 runners each year. As a member, you get a discount on participation fees:

  • Helsinki City Marathon - 20%

  • Other trips - 10%


Read the instructions on how to claim the benefit and register for the event

How to become a member?

How to become a member?

  1. Purchase or renew your membership from our online store

  2. Sign in by creating a new account or use your Facebook account.

  3. Select membership period. Membership can be bought for one semester, one or several academic years. Membership for one semester is valid till the end of autumn or spring semester. Membership for one academic year is valid through the whole academic year.

  4. Select the wanted membership period and fill out the application form.

  5. After filling out the application form you can go and purchase the membership that you have selected. Before the payment you can also continue shopping in the online store and get other products such as coveralls, coverall patches or tickets to the next student event at the same time.​​

Price and duration of membership

  • Calendar Year 2024 (1.1.2024 - 31.1.2025): 45 €

  • Spring semester 2023 (1.1.2024 - 30.9.2024): 27 € 

  • 2 academic years (01/2024-01/2026): 75 €

  • 3 academic years (01/2024-01/2027): 105 €

  • 3,5 academic years (01/2024-08/2027): 120 €

  • 4 academic years (01/2024-01/2028): 135 €

Student ID

After joining  your student union you are entitled to get a student ID. You can download a digital student card to your smartphone. With student ID you can get all student discounts such as cheaper student lunches, public transport and discounts from hundreds of companies in Finland.

Activating your digital student ID application Slice

  1. Buy membership (link opens in a new tab) and wait 1 hour

  2. Go to (link opens in a new tab)

  3. Select Humak

  4. Fill the form to receive the activation code (your information needs to match the information you’ve given in the form to join HUMAKO, which you can check from HUMAKO´s web store in the “Memberships” -section of your profile)

  5. Download the Slice app from Google Play or App Store

  6. Check your phone’s settings to give the app permission to give notifications on important bulletins

  7. Give the app the permission to use your phone’s gallery (needed for to show student card in the app)

  8. Open the Slice app and log in

  9. Enter the username and password you received via email (activation code)

  10. Accept the terms, the app can’t be used before that

  11. You’re up to date!

Activating your digital student ID application

  1. ​To activate your student card, go to the "Student card" tab in Wallet.

  2. Log in as a student with your Haka ID.

  3. Get the required membership.

  4. Add a photo and complete any missing information.

  5. Done - your card will be available to you right away! The student card can still be found in Wallet under the "Student Card" tab. logo
HUMAKO loves discord
HUMAKO's Discord

HUMAKO's Discord


Welcome aboard the Humak-student Discord server!

On the server you’ll find conversation and activity centering around studies - like our online study group and field of study-specific chat channels. You’ll also find leisure free time activities in the form of communal game nights and morning coffee sessions! For detailed schedules check the channel “tiedotteet” on the server. 

On Discord you’ll also get to effortlessly make connections and network with other Humak-students no matter where they’re located! Through the server you can also easily contact both tutors and members of the local divisions or give feedback and development ideas! 

We want to create a web environment that is a student friendly, safe and approachable platform. On the server we organise fun activities for all students online! When joining, please remember to follow good online etiquette, use your real name and read the server rules and guidelines!

Downloading Discord

  • PC/MAC users: Go to and download the Discord desktop application. You can also use Discord on your browser.

  • Mobile devices: Download the Discord app from your appstore.

Creating a Discord account

  • Open the application and choose “register” or go to

  • Fill out your information as requested by the process.

  • Verify your email address and account by opening the link sent to your e-mail.

Joining the server


How can you give feedback?

HUMAKO has feedback form, which you can use to thank Humak’s staff, remind a lecturer or a teacher for courses grades that are late, or give a proposal for better activities. We want to serve all Humak’s students the best way possible with education-related things, and with feedback you can send greetings to lecturers and other HUMAK staff.

By giving feedback through Parrot Card, Snail Card, or Yellow Card, you earn a badge for your overalls. At the end of the form, you have to choose which badge you want. There's no badge from feedback given through Electric feedback (Äänitorvi).

Feedbacks are anonymous by default. If you want us to contact you concerning your feedback, please leave your contact information.

Parrot card
Snail Card

Give a positive note for a lecturer or other Humak's staff.

Remind your lecturer about a missing grade if you don't get them in 4 weeks after finishing the course.

Yellow Card

Bring up issues in ways of act or other things. Give chance to change.

Electric feedback

Give feedback to HUMAKO or Humak. Feedback can be about anything.

Sport services for students


Check out your local sport service for students here:

Helsinki - Metropolitan area:

Zonesports (link opens in a new tab)


CampusSport (link opens in a new tab)


SYKETTÄ (link opens in a new tab)


uMove (link opens in a new tab)

Sport servics
Campus Sport's logo
Zone's logo
Sykettä logo
uMove's logo
Harassment contact persons

Harassment contact persons


Harassment can be experienced from fellow students as well as lecturers. Harassment is a form of discrimination and it includes sexual harassment. No one may be discriminated against on the basis of age, origin, nationality, language, religion, belief, opinion, political activity, trade union activity, family relationships, state of health, disability, sexual orientation or other personal characteristics. (Non-discrimination act, 1325/2014) (link opens in a new tab). Discrimination might happen for example by creating a degrading, embarrassing or threatening atmosphere, undesirable actions or inappropriate or insulting language. These are not a part of a student union nor any other part of life. The harassment contact persons of our student union support and advise the students that have experienced harassment.


Harassment contact persons are not professionals, but they do offer support for students that have experienced harassment and help with cases of harassment, if needed. Harassment contact persons have been trained by the student union. Nevertheless, the harassment contact persons will not take the cases further without the consent of the conserned. When facing harassment, it’s important not to be alone. The harassment contact persons are there for you.


Who should I contact?

If you feel like you have been harassed, please contact the harassment contact persons. They are completely bound to secrecy, and no action will be taken without the consent of the conserned. Our student union has three harassment contact persons and all of them can be contacted via email.

Aleksi Nerola (he/him)

aleksi.nerola (a)

Ninni Makkonen (she/they)

ninni.makkonen (a)

Miisa Mäki (she/they/he)

miisa.maki (a)




Ilkantie 4, 00400 Helsinki

+358 44 257 8884

humako (a)


Opening hours

Our office is open when needed. If you want to visit us or pick up your order, please make an appointment via

Our customer service works online. You can contact us via the Facebook chat on this page or send an email to info(a) Our online store is running normally, but the delivery time for products may be up to 2 weeks. For urgent delivery, we ask for a message to customer service channels.

Exception to opening hours


Executive Director

Suvi Torikka

suvi.torikka (a)

+358 44 257 8884

Specialist - membership, tutors and local divisions

Kaisa Manner

kaisa.manner (a)

+358 45 182 0404



Chairperson of the board, Educational politics

Elina Liekkinen

elina.liekkinen (a)

+358 45 122 5030

Vice Chairperson of the board, Services and Events

Aleksi Nerola

aleksi.nerola (a)

+358 45 134 5634

Janita Dahlström

Local action team, Sections

janita.dahlsrom (a)

Niina Makkonen

Local action team, Tutors

niina.makkonen (a)

Maya Lehtinen

Advocacy team, Social Politics

maya.lehtinen (a)

Kaisa Manner

Services and Events team, Events

kaisa.manner (a)

Essi Rikkola 

Services and Events team, Member Services

essi.rikkola (a)

Laura Laakso

Services and Events team, Communications

laura.laakso (a)

Representatives council

President of the Student Union

Christian Karau

christian.karau (a)

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