Stories about HAMK - Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu
Stories about HAMK
Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu

Stories about HAMK

Is HAMK part of your story?

Follow students’ stories in HAMK Stories Instagram & Snapchat and get more information about our degree programmes!

There are many exciting things happening at HAMK. The best way to get an insight to what it is really like to study at HAMK and in Finland, is to follow our students stories on Instagram and Snapchat.

Each week, one of our over 7000 students takes over our social media accounts and shares their story. You get a real sense of what our students get up to on daily basis from exciting course work to free-time activities.

Our yearly-published HAMK Stories magazine is full of stories about studying at HAMK. You can read alumni stories as well as exchange and double degree stories from our current students and the many exciting projects our students get to take part during their studies.

HAMK Stories International Edition 2020 tells you more about our students’ stories!


Our brand new Bioeconomy Engineering students are enjoying their orientation to studies at HAMK. It is always an exciting time for both the students and the staff members. This is the first intake for Bioeconomy Engineering, which started in January. Bioeconomy Engineering and all our other English taught degree programmes will welcome new students again in the autumn. #hamk #hamkstoriesinternational #bioeconomy #engineering ...

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HAMK Christmas Calendar 22.12. 🎄

Name: Wolfram Tachie-Menson
Nationality: Ghanaian
Degree Programme: Electrical and Automation Engineering
Christmas in Ghana begins on the 20th of December and lasts until the first week of January. On Christmas Eve, there is usually Big concerts by the some famous musicians in Ghana. Families and friends also gather around to feast on rice, chicken, goat, fried plantain and Fufu. Fufu is a staple food found in Ghana and is made from mixing and pounding separate portions of cassava and green plantain.

During the Christmas Day church service, people dress up in colorful traditional clothes. Afterward, young children receive chocolates, cookies or new clothes from Father Christmas before heading home for one more massive festive meal.
#hamk #hamkstoriesinternational #christmas #international

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Name: Ulvis Metra

Degree: International Business
Nationality: Latvian
How do you celebrate Christmas in your country?

It depends on the individual, but personally I love to spend Christmas with my family and loved ones. I think that is what Christmas is all about.
#hamk #hamkstoriesinternational #christmas #international

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I thank you all who have followed my week!
It's last day of school before holidays and I just want to wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 🎅🥳 #hamkstories #hamk #internationalbusiness #studentlife #hamkstoriesinternational #studyinfinland

Posted by: @nallugga

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HAMK Christmas Calendar 19.12. 🎄

Name: Ieva Gudlevska
Nationality: Latvian
Degree Programme: International Business
During Christmas time, me and my family go to the Church and then we celebrate at home. We love this special time not only in my family but in whole country. In every city it’s sort of competition with Christmas lights and trees. It is truly beautiful in Latvia during winter time.
#hamk #hamkstoriesinternational #christmas #international

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HAMK Christmas Calendar 🎄

Name: Akbota Bissengaliyeva
Nationality: Kazakhstan
Degree Programme: Electrical and Automation engineering
A holiday that makes all the people in Kazakhstan unite and celebrate together is the New Year’s Eve. The highlight of this holiday is to have a family dinner with tonnes of delicious food right before the midnight. This sort of gathering is a must and actually a very nice way to greet the New Year with your beloved ones and make lots of wishes. Afterwards we usually go out to enjoy the major fireworks and visit exciting hotspots nearby, like open air concerts, markets and different shows. Overall, it is a night full of joy, laughter and happiness for all Kazakhstani people. Since this tom I am going home on holidays, I am so looking forward to celebrate the New Year 2020 there.
#hamk #hamkstoriesinternational #christmas #international

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HAMK Christmas Calendar is going on! This year we are presenting different ways of celebrating the holidays by our foreign students 🎄

Name: Johan Hepokoski
Nationality: American
Degree Program: Mechanical Engineering

For Christmas my family usually opens presents under a Pine tree that we cut down.

After this we read the Bible about the birth of Christ.
Then we have a big dinner featuring ham and many other sides.
#hamkstoriesinternational #hamk #christmas #international

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HAMK Christmas Calendar 🎄

Name: John Steedman
Nationality: Scottish
Degree Programme: Electrical and Automation Engineering
Christmas day is one of the best days as a child in Scotland: hanging up the Christmas stocking beside the fireplace, waking up (very) early to see what presents Santa Claus has left, gorging on a Christmas dinner of turkey, roast potatoes, bread sauce and Brussels sprouts... For many Scots, the most important time of the holidays is New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as it's called in Scotland. As it gets closer to the bells (midnight), neighbours and family bring in the new year together by going first footing (visiting), many carrying traditional Hogmanay gifts such as shortbread, black bun and whisky. The night then continues with the singing of Auld Lang Syne and perhaps some Scottish country dancing.
#hamkstoriesinternational #hamk #christmas #international

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HAMK Christmas Calendar 🎄

Name: Saida Essadiki
Nationality: Moroccan
Degree Programme: Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology
In Morocco, we have many celebrations in the year, but I have chosen Eid Al fitr because it’s the most joyful one. This day comes directly after Ramadan. In this Eid we prepare sweets and buy new clothes.
It’s an occasion for families and friends to reunite and exchange blessings and presents.
And I’m a bit sad, I'm not taking part of this fabulous celebration with my beloved ones this year.
#hamkstoriesinternational #hamk #christmas #international

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HAMK Christmas Calendar 🎄

Name: Anton De Houwer
Nationality: Belgian
Degree Programme: Business Information Technology

Celebrating Christmas with my family at a nice warm hearth.
#hamkstoriesinternational #hamk #christmas #international

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School time! I’m working about the environmental impacts of traveling for a school project. I found it very interesting, the numbers and percentages shows a huge list of consequences. But even if people traveled less, this doesn’t stop. This is a matter where business and costumers are involved.

#hamk #hamkstories #internationalbusiness #hamkstoriesinternational #studyinfinland #studentlife

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Going to the cruise and having a lot of fun with my classmates! 😁
#kumivene19 #hamk #hamkstories #internationalbusiness #hamkstoriesinternational #studyinfinland

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After a good day in the school, a little bit of quality time with my roommate who is also my classmate😂 what a match!. But it’s always good to relax for a while, it helps you to focus more after a free time. Nothing better than a board game in winter ❄️ and whit good company. Tomorrow we’re gonna continue our school week 🤭 since, as a 2nd year students, this year is very intensive. Have you all a good day!🤗 #hamkstories #internationalbusiness #hamk #hamkstoriesinternational #studyinfinland ...

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Hello everyone! 🙋🏻‍♀️ My name is Anoush Salazar and i'm doing the International Business career as a full time student at Valkeakoski campus. I’ll be sharing with you a bit about my routine and experiences as a student during this week. 🤗

#hamkstories #hamk #internationalbusiness #studentlife #hamkstoriesinternational #studyinfinland

Posted by: @anoush0209

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Today we went to Ikaalinen schools to promote HAMK's degree programmes, as a part of our Marketing Rings campaign. In the photo, Toni is telling about his pride - the overall full of patches 💯
Tänään mentiin Ikaalisen kouluihin esittämään HAMKia. Kuvassa Toni kertoi haalaristaan, joka on ylpeytensä.
Posted by @quocbaotr
#hamk #hamkstories #valkeakoski #ikaalinen #marketingrings #studentlife #hamkstoriesinternational

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Hello everyone. My name is Bao Tran and I major in Electrical and Automation Engineering at HAMK Valkeakoski. This week, I'm taking over #hamkstories account and showing you guys how the last week of my study at HAMK is like 😆. Moro kaikkille. Minun nimi on Bao Tran ja opiskelen sähkö- ja automaatioinsinööriksi. Näytän teille mitä mä teen minun koulutuksen viime viikolla opiskelijana HAMKissa.
#hamk #automationengineering #electricalengineering #valkeakoski #finland #studentlife #hamkstoriesinternational

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