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Student Representatives

We students have our own positions in the University’s arenas of power – from the executive groups of degree programmes to the University’s highest decision-making bodies. The student representatives in these positions ensure that students’ interests are not trampled upon when making decisions that concern studies and student life. They voice students’ opinions in meetings, advance and defend issues that are important to students and, in cooperation with the staff, develop the University to look increasingly like its students. Anyone can become a voice for students – including you!

You could be a student representative!

Current news for student representatives

Support for advocacy work

We support students’ opportunities to influence matters at the University by collecting useful sources of information for student advocates as well as the materials from training events organised by HYY into one place. The guide to student representatives’ work aimed at international students is a useful info package for representatives working in Finnish and Swedish too, as well as for those aiming to become one!

Frequently asked questions

Are you interested in becoming a student representative but unsure how to apply? Feeling uncertain about what is required of student representatives or what positions you can apply for? Do not let the uncertainty put you down – check out our frequently asked questions that just might contain a quick answer to your question. You can always also ask for advice from our specialist in charge of student representatives.