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Recipients of diplomas and roses

News — 19.4.2023

Press release
19 April 2023
For immediate release

The Student Union of ÅAU (ÅAS) traditionally hands out diplomas and roses to those in the staff of ÅAU that the students want to thank for their input, educational skills and for meeting the students with empathy and as individuals.

The students of ÅAU got to nominate staff and attach a short descriptive motivation of why they think the person deserves a rose. The Student Union Board has taken the motivations into consideration while deciding the recipients of a rose.

Empathetic and encouraging guidance and feedback had an important role in the nominations. Taking the mental well-being of students in consideration and the positive effects of the possibility to flexible studies, were some of the reasons why students decided to nominate lecturers. Even educational skills of the staff, and the ability to create a good learning environment, were especially appreciated according to the nominations.

The Student Union Board has decided to hand out 14 roses. This is the 28th year in a row that ÅAS observes ÅAU’s staff by handing out diplomas and roses for good work.

Nicolina Nordman, Pia Ahlback, Katja Sandqvist och Casimir Ruohomaa (Foto: Amanda Byskata)

This year these people were awarded roses

Pia Ahlbäck

Jannika Backholm

Marina Bendtsen

Kim-Erik Berts

Anders Brink

Linda Eriksson

Mikaela Heikkilä

Brita Jung

Mikael Kurula

Jonas Lagerström

Jutta Rosenberg

Katja Sandqvist

Kim Strandberg

Björn Vikström

Questions can be directed to

Nicolina Nordman
Chair of the Board,
The Student Union of ÅAU
+358 50 401 3524

Marina Bendtsen och Lina Sjöberg