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!
Are you interested in making studies run smoother or having a say in the University’s major policies? Would you like to act as the voice of your fellow students in the University’s decision-making as well as influence matters behind the curtain? If you answered yes to even one of the above questions, you have what it takes to become a student representative! All students completing a degree at the University of Helsinki who have registered for attendance may apply to become a student representative. Further information on open positions for student representatives is available in the calls for applications published in the autumn.
The idea is to always improve both which common issues are advanced and how.
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.
Did you miss a training event? No worries! You can find the materials from HYY’s training and information events aimed at student representatives, study advisors and others interested in study affairs right here. We've also collected some of our useful guides here to help you. 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!