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Call for applications to the executive groups of all degree programmes is open!


Are you interested in what kind of teaching is organised in your degree programme? This is your chance to influence matters!

The Student Union of the University of Helsinki is looking for two actual and two vice members for the executive groups of all Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes for the term 1 January 2019–31 December 2020. Applications should be submitted at by noon on Monday 8 October 2018. Further information on positions of student representative open in autumn 2018 is available in the calls for applications.

Each degree programme at the University of Helsinki has an executive group that supports the director of the degree programme and processes the main issues related to the degree programme’s operation. Two actual and two vice members represent students in each executive group.

The preparation of curricula and deciding on the annual teaching schedule are particularly important influencing places for students: executive groups determine the framework for what courses are taught in the schedule, which studies are compulsory to everyone, how much optional studies can be included in degrees, what kind of study material and teaching methods are used on courses and what completion methods each course has. In addition to this, executive groups process issues related to student admissions in the degree programme and the use of teaching and facility resources, for instance.

As a member of the executive group, students will get to influence teaching offered in the degree programme and make students’ voice heard while forming useful networks at the same time. Students can also get credits for acting in the executive group.

If you have any questions on the selection process for student representatives, check out the frequently asked questions first for a quick answer. The selection process is described in more detail here.

Contact persons for questions on the selection process

Silva Loikkanen
Selection Coordinator

Jenna Sorjonen
Specialist for Higher Education Policy (Student representatives, students' legal protection)