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A total of 212 students applied to the executive groups of bachelor’s and master’s programmes!


The Student Union will soon select new student representatives for the 93 executive groups of degree programmes for their next two-year term, 1 January 2019–31 December 2020. Two actual and two vice members will be representing students in each executive group.

The open call for applications to become a student representative in the executive groups of degree programmes ended at noon on Monday 8 October 2018. A total of 212 bachelor’s and master’s students applied to become a member in an executive group. The applicants will be personally informed on the progress of the selection process. 

The Student Union’s Central Selection Committee has processed how we move forward with the selections on 10 October. For those executive groups (listed here) for which we have not received at least as many applicants as there are open positions of actual student representative, the application period has been extended until Wednesday 17 October at noon (12pm). All applications recieved within the original period for applications will be automatically considered in the selections. The faculty-specific selection committees will process the applications during October and then make their proposal to HYY’s Board on the persons to be selected to the executive groups. HYY’s Board will make its decision during November, and the student members of the executive groups of degree programmes will be confirmed by the dean of each faculty. The term of the new student representatives begins in January.

Each bachelor’s and master’s programme at the University of Helsinki has an executive group that consists of the director of the degree programme, six other staff members and two actual student members along with their two personal vice members. The preparation of curricula and deciding on the annual teaching schedule are particularly important influencing places in the executive groups: the 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 methods to complete courses each course has. In addition to this, the executive groups process issues related to student admissions in the degree programme and the use of teaching and facility resources, for instance.

For further information, please contact:

Silva Loikkanen
Selection coordinator

Jenna Sorjonen
Specialist in educational policy