Quality services

The quality system of Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu, University of Applied Sciences, has passed the auditing by FINHEEC, the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council. Students have their representation in all organs valid for them. The student representatives are nominated and familiarized for the positions in cooperation with the student union VAMOK. Feedback on studies, implementation and content of education is collected from the students. The feedback summaries are handled both in development meetings with teachers and in sessions of departments.

Study module feedback

Students are requested to give feed back of the quality of teaching and content of the course by an electronic form which available here: and also in Moodle base. The feedback form is open as long as the course is available for the students in Moodle (the upper corner in Moodle).

The teacher's link to the feedback is here .

In particular, students are asked to provide feedback at the end of the study unit, and to evaluate the study unit as a whole. Your feedback helps the teacher to develop the course even better!

The questions are following:
1.         My own level of skills and knowledge with regard to the learning outcomes after the study unit:
2.        The work load I put in in hours during the study unit:
3.        The learning methods used during the study unit and learning environment:  
4.        The positive matters on the study unit:
5.        The matters to be developed:
6.        Other things you would like to say to the teacher?

When answering the questions, students are asked to consider the following:

- Did the study meet correspond to its description
- The work load required to attain the learning outcome requirements(1 cr = 27 hours of the student’s work)
- Was the level of skills and knowledge assessed in a successful way with regard to the learning outcome
- The implementation of the study unit and quality of the learning assignments.

Feedback given is directed to the teacher and to the Head of the Program. All the feedback is dealt in teachers developing discussion yearly.

Student Radar

The Student Radar is carried out every year to all students of VAMK. There is a separate questionnaire depending on the years you have studied. In the questionnaire we want to find out especially your experiences and views on orientation period to the studies. The results of the Student Radar are compiled to a survey report which is discussed in the quality group and management group. The report will be also handed out to the study programmes and study services. Actions for improving the quality of teaching and services are decided based on the results of the Radar. The management group invites the students to a teach-in to discuss and make a plan of action based on the results of the Radar.

Follow-up survey

Once a year the students are asked to give feedback on all matters related to their studies. The survey consists of four questionaires corresponding to the study phases.


Both students and personnel can give general feedback concerning the activities of Vaasa UAS electronically at:

Graduand Feedback Questionnaire (AVOP)

The students who are in the final stages in their studies are requested to fill in a national Graduant Feedback Questionnaire (AVOP).

Gathered feedback is an important part in the development of the study contents, study processes, theses, working life connections and work placement and serves as a basis for the development work.  The questionnaire is a result of co-operation between the Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences Arene ry, The Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences  SAMOK, the research foundation for education and studying OTUS and the Ministry of Education and Culture. The purpose of the questionnaire is to survey the experiences from the duration of studies at UAS.  

The graduands are sent a link to the questionnaire by email.