Student Union and Associations


Arcada Student Union – ASK works for the interests of all Arcada students. ASK was founded in 1997, then as a registered association, ASKen r.f. Since August 2005 the student unions in the Universities of Applied Sciences have had an official position and a legislated duty to promote student’s interests.

ASK has over 1 000 members and supervise all Arcada students interest through representing students in decision-making bodies in Arcada, as well as though actively participating in the activities of SAMOK. Through SAMOK ASK is a member of OLL. ASK is also a member of SSI that gives out Studentbladet, the oldest student paper in the Nordics.

ASK is located in the Cor-house, which is the students’ own house. On the second floor you can find ASK’s office, here you can pick up your student card or renew your old. Here you can also find our Board and staff if you feel like dropping by and say hello.

Visit for more information about Arcada’s student union and follow the blog at Inside Arcada.

Student Associations

At Arcada you will find four associations for students:

You’ll find four out of the five Student Associations at the Cor-house, Commedia, HanSe SF, Kult rf and HoSK. TLK is found about 100 meters from the Cor-house at the Corner. The Student Associations are registered associations that collaborate with ASK to make students everyday life in Arcada as pleasant as possible. Student Associations have specialized in the more informal activities such as organizing parties, trips, cabin weekends and other events.

Arcada Entrepreneurship Society (AES)

In 2009 a country wide student driven movement was born. Today, the movement has grown to be the largest, and the most active, student driven entrepreneurship community in Europe. Arcada Entrepreneurship Society (AES) was founded in 2013 to bring this community to Arcada.

Our goal is to build an ecosystem around entrepreneurship at the school and inspire all students to cooperation and entrepreneurship. We want to encourage the students to believe in their dreams and to not be afraid of failure. We want to change the attitude towards entrepreneurship into something that's easily accessible and that everyone could try.

Our events make no demands on the participants; all students are welcome, no matter their subject. As all our events are in English, no one is left behind.

You’ll find more information about us at the here. See also the Arcada ES blog at Inside Arcada and visit our Facebook page.

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