Communications 

This page contains the most important communication-related matters for Humak students. 

Hoodle is Humak’s learning environment, where you can find course materials and course-related communication.

In the Student’s Guide you will find guidance and materials for students.

Teams replaces Peppi’s General Desktop. It will be used as the main interaction, communication, and information channel for all students from 1 August 2021 onward. You can find the Teams guidelines and Humak’s recommendations for the student teams to monitor, their channels and notification settings in Digiavain.

Tuudo is a mobile app where you can find your student ID, Hoodle news and return date, the schedule of classes, and job and internship opportunities for Humak students. See more information here.

The main social media channels for Humak’s communications are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Follow us on social media and share your Humak experiences with us. Humak’s communication team gives away surprise prizes for stories tagged with #vainhumakelämää and #humak.

The Humak website is Humak’s main news channel. There you can read what is happening at your University of Applied Sciences. The website publishes lots of topical news about our fields, our regions and studying at Humak, as well as publications and expert blogs.

We welcome tips on internships, projects or study experiences. Please send your story to viestinta@humak.fi.

You can also find blogs written by students. You can read blog posts in English on the Humak Adventure and Outdoor Education blog.

In Finnish, you can find blog posts on the following blog pages:

Writing a blog can sometimes also be part of your coursework. Video blogs are also welcome. Discuss these with your PSP coach.

STUDENT BLOG WRITING INSTRUCTIONS (communication MS 9/2021)

The following should be kept in mind when writing the text, but exceptions can be made if necessary:

  1. Title well and specifically, yet essential. You can also use the name of the education and the name of the student in the title (e.g. interpreter student Sini found their professional self in training, Climbing raised adventure educators in Norway, Cultural producer finds out the mess even in the rain….)
  2. Write the ingress, who you are, what you study, how the blog relates to your studies (e.g. course work), the ingress is in bold
  3. The main text comes after the ingress, a few sentences to introduce the issue and then the first sub title.
  4. Use subheadings.
  5. Write short sentences and clear entities, entice the reader in your text to continue reading, whatever happens next.
  6. Use short paragraphs of one to three sentences.
  7. Use images in which you make captions and alt text (a description of what is in the image for a visually impaired reader) (see instructions for adding images below).
  8. Put information about the author and the photographers in the text, e.g. ‘Text’ and ‘images’
  9. The length of about 250 to 300 words is sufficient, long texts of e.g. 1000 words cannot be read online, no matter how well done. So summarize and tell the essential, even if you have to give up part of your text.

Adding images

  • Process images up to a maximum width of about 1000 pixels.
  • The image should be of the best possible quality (resolution, exposure, etc.).
  • A horizontal image works best
  • At least one image is needed for the Opiskelijan Silmin -blog, but it would be good to have two or three images, from which the communication can also choose the appropriate ones (subject, in proportion to the amount of text). Images are sent as a separate file, not attached inside the text.
  • If the text can be utilized as news, the text intended for the blog can be published as news. In this case, at least two images are needed, one vertically and one horizontally.
  • Save the image to your computer with a name that tells about the content, for example: “study trip German Humak Community Pedagogy.jpg”.
  • You can tell in parentheses in the text if you want an image at a specific point in the text (image x here and caption, graph name).
  • When uploading an image, write a caption, an alternative text (even if “on a study trip to Germany”) and a description text (a description text in which you tell the content of the image creatively so that even the blind can understand it).
  • Note! The use of the images must be authorized by the persons in the photo and the photographer, please tell us in the transmission message that these things are in order. The caption mentions who is in the image and in what order, Blue Expert (left), etc.

Posting a blog

  • The student agrees to make a blog with the lecturer. The lecturer instructs in the making of the blog.
  • The lecturer checks the content of the text.
  • Text and images are sent to viestinta@humak.fi.
  • The communication checks and, if necessary, stylizes the text and publishes it on the humak.fi website and distributes it on Humak’s channels. Communication may comment on the text, give tips for editing.
  • Send text in word format, not pdf, and no other locked text format.

Further information: viestinta@humak.fi

Check out Humak’s graphic guidelines here (in Finnish only). In the guidelines you will find, among other things, colors, fonts, and instructions on how to use the logo. If you have any problems, please contact viestinta@humak.fi.

You can download the Humak PowerPoint template here.

A logo type suitable for e.g. websites and Office documents:

Logos for printed products (magazines, brochures, posters, books, etc.):

Administrator of the page: Viestintä,
Last modified: October 7, 2021