All About VAMK

Secure learning environment

Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu VAMK, University of Applied Sciences looks after the wellbeing of its students by ensuring that the study environment is safe both mentally and physically.

Security organisation

A Security Manager shared with the University of Vaasa is in charge of the security at VAMK. Our caretakers are acquainted with practical security issues, and safety awareness is promoted with regular training for both staff and students. The tutors of the student union take part in separate safety training, and VAMK also has a crisis team.

A HÄKÄ alarm system is in operation at VAMK. With the help of the alarm system, information in a crisis situation can be sent to the mobile phones of both staff and students as well as between workstations.

Support for the wellbeing of students

VAMK is an equal and safe community. Open and positive interaction is at the centre stage of promoting the wellbeing of students. VAMK supports and promotes student health by offering all students the services of a public health nurse and psychologist. With questions relating to studying and life in general, the students can turn to the student pastor in confidentiality.

VAMK has a welfare working group which develops student health care and psychosocial services. It is also responsible for planning and organising support for students who have met special challenges in completing their studies. The working group also organises, for example, early interventions to deal with drug and game addictions.