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Student feedback

Student feedback

13.12.2019 09:10

HAMK collects feedback from students about modules, theses, learning experiences and the students’ wellbeing in order to improve the overall student experience. In addition, we organise student feedback discussions with HAMK rectors once a year and the heads of degree programmes organise their own feedback discussions at least once every semester.  

The student feedback system is a part of HAMK’s quality assurance policy and we use the feedback for improving university operations.

Module feedback

Please remember to give feedback on the module implementation via HAMK’s feedback system. You can give your feedback three days before the module ends, at the earliest. The system picks the exact end date from the implementation plan in Pakki. The feedback system opens seven days before the module ends and it stays open for a month after the module end date.  

You may give module feedback via browser or via HAMK App (download the app first from App Store or Google Play to your mobile device). If you use HAMK App, you will always receive a push notification (depending on your settings, of course) when a module is ready for feedback.

The module feedback system recognises the modules you have been accepted to in Pakki. Please note that you can give feedback for each module only once and you must fill in the entire feedback form at one go.

With the feedback, we will develop all degree education at HAMK. For further information on module feedback and development measures based on feedback, contact the head of your degree programme or module teachers.

Thesis feedback

When your thesis is ready, remember to give feedback on the thesis process. Please give your feedback with the thesis feedback form.

During autumn 2019, we will start collecting thesis feedback with the HAMK App and another kind of web form. Then, you will be able to give feedback on your thesis once the thesis grade has been added to your student record. 

Student feedback discussions with the rectors

HAMK arranges annual student feedback discussions with the rectors by the end of each autumn semester. Students participating in these feedback sessions collect feedback from their groups according to some predefined themes. The group representatives and rectors will discuss these themes in a meeting. The themes are related to HAMK strategy and development goals defined in the strategy.

Student wellbeing survey

We arrange a student wellbeing survey every other year, at the beginning of the year around January-February. The survey is aimed at all HAMK degree students. With the survey, we collect information about our students’ wellbeing and the results are used for the development of HAMK’s wellbeing services, student counselling, and education arrangements. This biennial survey is also a good source of trend data for following changes in the student wellbeing.

The latest wellbeing survey was organised in the spring 2019. The next one will be at the beginning of the year 2021. 

Feedback discussions in degree programmes

The degree programmes arrange regular feedback discussions with their student group representatives once or twice in an academic year. In these feedback sessions, the students and the head of degree programme discuss issues related to the campus spaces and services and the arrangement of training. The session should lead to an agreement on development measures and their follow-up. 

Student experience survey

HAMK is developing a tool for measuring student experience. We will pilot the tool in spring 2020 and after that student experience data will be collected from all degree students. 

Graduation stage AVOP survey

The AVOP survey collects topical data on the students’ views on teaching and learning, internationalisation, workplace connections, practical training, thesis and general satisfaction. You must answer the questionnaire at the end of your studies, by the time you receive your degree certificate at the latest. AVOP is national survey conducted by the Ministry of Education and Culture. 

Look up instructions for filling in the questionnaire: Students > Studying with us > Graduation.  

Career monitoring survey

Career monitoring survey collects data on the employment status and career development of university graduates, five years after their graduation. The survey was piloted in the beginning of the year 2019 for the graduates of 2013 and in autumn 2019 it was sent to all people who graduated from a university of applied sciences in 2014. The target group of the survey is all graduates of Finnish universities of applied sciences and the survey is sent to them directly. The collected data of the previous surveys was used to create job descriptions and career stories that are published on pages.