Executive board

Anttijussi Ripaoja

Chairperson

Advocacy work, Student welfare, Linnanmaa campus, Oulainen campus

anttijussi.ripaoja@osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 317 4937

Emma Salminen

Vice-Chairperson

Advocacy work, Educational affairs, Student events, Event and business cooperation, OSAKO’s Culture Team, Teuvo Pakkala katu campus

emma.salminen(at)osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 563 2068

Juho-Elias Mäkimartti

Board Member

Educational affairs, OSAKO’s Educational Team, Kotkantie campus (technology and natural resources)

juho-elias.makimartti(at)osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 317 4936

Mikko Suonvieri

Board Member

Social affairs, Sports and well-being, Well-being tutoring, OSAKO’s Sports and Welfare Team, Harassment contact persons, Students with children, Kontinkangas campus

mikko.suonvieri(at)osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 563 1614

Emma Hannonen

Board Member

International affairs, OSAKO’s International Team, Municipal affairs, Sustainable development and environment, OSAKO’s Sustainable Development Team, Kotkantie campus (culture)

emma.hannonen(at)osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 317 4938

Sami Tuominen

Board Member

Tutoring, international tutoring, flexible study tutoring, experience tutoring
OSAKO’s Tutoring Team

sami.tuominen(at)osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 563 1888

Employees

Tapio Korhonen

Secretary General

Student cards, Administration, Opportunities for cooperation

tapio.korhonen(at)osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 317 4933

Elli Tervo

Specialist

Communications, International affairs, Friend Family Programme

elli.tervo(at)osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 317 4935

Looking for someone else? Contact information of Body of Representatives, Election Committee and the student representatives in the Oulu UAS administration are listed under About OSAKO.

Service points

There are five student organizations in Oulu UAS. Offices of these student organizations are also OSAKO’s service points. Visit your service point to pick up your new student card or buy tickets to OSAKO’s events.

Offices

OSAKO’s office

Kajaanintie 32 D 61, 90130 Oulu (Välkkylä)

Office hours: Mon-Thu 10:00-16:00, Fri closed

For any exceptions, please check the latest news.

Kotkantie campus

Engineering: OTE‘s shop (main lobby)

Natural resources: Luva‘s office (1st floor, section F)

Media and performing arts: Kultti‘s office (2nd floor, near Galleria O)

Teuvo Pakkalan katu campus

Outo‘s office and Café Càrma (lowermost floor)

Kontinkangas campus

OSASTO‘s office (1st floor lobby)

Business owner! Would you like to work together?

Student Union OSAKO represents the 8500 students of Oulu University of Applied Sciences. There are several options for companies and organizations to reach our students. The prices for ads are listed in OSAKO’s media card (in Finnish). If you’re interested in advertising your services to Oulu UAS students or would like to have more information in English, please contact OSAKO’s Secretary General.

osakoweb.fi

A banner on OSAKO’s website is an effective way to reach the students. The banner serves as a direct link to your company’s website. If your company is interested in offering benefits for OSAKO members, your contact information will be added to the list of benefits on OSAKO’s website. Students find their way to OSAKO’s website also via our Facebook page, which has more than 4000 followers.

Student benefits

Together with local companies, OSAKO offers benefits for its members. All partners are listed in student card benefits. OSAKO informs students about new benefits  in its newsletter, which is sent to all Oulu UAS students every second week. Members of OSAKO can be identified by a student card issued by University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland – SAMOK.

Events

Throughout the year, OSAKO organises several parties and outdoor events which 300-1700 students attend. Sponsors are promoted when marketing the event and/or at the venue.

Give feedback

Is there something wrong with your studies? Would you like to say thank you to OSAKO for the great party last weekend? You’ve come to the right place.+

Here you can say whatever is on your mind. You may withhold your name.

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Anttijussi Ripaoja

Chairperson

anttijussi.ripaoja@osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 317 4937

Hi! My name is Anttijussi. I’m 24 years old journalist student from the city called Kajaani.

I’ve studied three years now in Oulu UAS. This year I am the chair of the board in student union OSAKO.

I’ve had number of hobbies in my past, but nowadays I mainly spend my spare time relaxing and sleeping. I also like to play card games, especially poker. I can play guitar too.

Fun fact: I’ve born in Lapland and the nearest grocery store from my childhood home was 105 kilometers away.

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Emma Salminen

Vice-Chairperson

emma.salminen(at)osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 563 2068

Hi! My name is Emma, and originally I’m from Helsinki. I have been living in Oulu since the fall of 2016. I’m studying business in Teuvo Pakkalan katu campus, which is more commonly known as “Tepa” with finnish speaking students. In my free time, I may watch a little too much Netflix, especially light-minded series.

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Juho-Elias Mäkimartti

Board Member

juho-elias.makimartti(at)osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 317 4936

Well hello there! I’m Juho-Elias and I’m studying energy technology at OUAS. In OSAKO my responsibilites are around study and academic affairs. I come from Lapland from a town called Keminmaa. In my free time I like all sorts of technical thingys and I keep myself cheery and in a good mood by doing sports every now and then.

I couldn’t think of a funny fact about myself, so here’s a funny quote: “Only self-educated are actually educated, others have been studying.”

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Mikko Suonvieri

Board Member

mikko.suonvieri(at)osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 563 1614

Hi! My name is Mikko. I’m from Rauma, a town in southern Finland, and from Hailuoto, an island in front of Oulu.

I’m studying automation engineering at OUAS. You can spot me regularly at OTE ry’s office in Kotkantie campus, since there are a lot of friends of mine. I have been in the board of OTE ry and also OIO ry, the local association of a national union of engineering students.

When I have free time, I like to travel, listen to music, watch movies, play board and video games, read books, try cooking new foods or run with my dogs. I also have a pretty bad taste in humour. Sometimes I get stuck up with talking to people, since nobody taught me to keep my mouth shut.

Fun fact? I spend hours in the mornings doing my hair. And if you ask me, pineapples do belong to pizza.

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Emma Hannonen

Board Member

emma.hannonen(at)osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 317 4938

Hi! I’m Emma Hannonen, fourth year student in music pedagogy. I’m from town called Riihimäki from southern Finland. Things that are close to my heart? Classical singing, cats, student advocacy work and international affairs. My favourite hobbies are coffee, cooking, yoga and Finnish compound words. I’d like to try cat agility with my one year old cat Papu (it means bean in Finnish).

Fun fact: my German skills are better than my English, and my Italian is better than my Swedish.

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Sami Tuominen

Board Member

sami.tuominen(at)osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 563 1888

Hi! My name is Sami and I’m studying vehicle and transportation engineering in Oulu UAS. I’m from town called Pudasjärvi, ca 100 kilometers northeast from Oulu.

During my studying time I have been an active member of the student community in Oulu UAS. For example, I have been  in OTE’s board (engineering students in OUAS), member of OSAKO’s representatives, member of OSAKO’s election committee and now I’m in OSAKO’s board. I have also been a tutor.

In the board of OSAKO my responsibilities include helping out other board members in their duty besides my own duty, tutoring. I’m also the technical guru of our office, doing everything related to that field.

In my free time I play ultimate at Oulu Disquitos. My newest hobby is 3D-printing, which takes surprisingly lot of time. If that is considered as a hobby, I also hang out a lot at our office (and OTE’s office). My morning routine at OSAKO’s office? We discuss deep matters about the day’s Fingerpori-comic with our secretary general and chair of the board every morning.

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Tapio Korhonen

Secretary General

tapio.korhonen(at)osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 317 4933

I’m here to make sure that ordered student cards reach their owners and OSAKO’s systems are working properly. It’s my job to maintain the best opportunities for board members and others to work at OSAKO: I keep all the files in order and take care of office and its daily routines.

I have done my studies at OUAS and been working at the student union for over ten years. Even though sometimes I feel a bit old in this field, the best part of my job is to work with young people. In my free time I try to keep up after my daughter and after she has gone to bed, I may play a little guitar.

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Elli Tervo

Specialist

elli.tervo(at)osakoweb.fi
p. +35850 317 4935

Ciao! My name is Elli, and I’m working as a specialist in communication and international affairs at OSAKO. I’m from Kajaani, a city nearly 200 kilometers east from Oulu. I ended up in Oulu after few years spent in Vaasa, where I studied my degree.

In my free time I like to have all sorts of projects. My last project was my master’s thesis, which is finally coming to its end: it only needs to be printed and then I can finally graduate in December. My next project – I don’t have a clue what is gonna be. I know that is gonna be something, because I always have to have some project going on.

Fun fact: I consider my self as a professional mover: five years that I spent in Vaasa, I moved nine times.

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