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Helsingin yliopiston ylioppilaskunta | Studenkåren vid Helsingfors Universitet | Student Union of the University of Helsinki

30.8.2021

Apply to become a member in selection committee!

NEWS

We are looking for at least three members for selection committees representing each faculty in the University to prepare the selection of student representatives in autumn 2021.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The selection committees read the applications for the positions of their faculty’s student representatives in the faculty council and the University Collegium as well as make justified proposals to the Student Union’s Board and Representative Council on the individuals to be selected. To perform this task, the selection committees meet during weeks 43–45 (exact schedule below). Final decisions on the selections are made by the Board of the Student Union in the case of faculty councils and by HYY’s Representative Council in the case of the University Collegium. In the selection committees, you will get to influence your faculty’s student representation and ensure that the most motivated applicants are selected to look after students’ interests.

WHO CAN APPLY TO THIS POSITION?

The requirement for acting in the selection committees is being a student registered for attendance in the faculty your selection committee represents and being able to attend the meetings of the committee according to the schedule below. Please note that you cannot act in the selection committee if you intend to apply to become your faculty’s student representative in the faculty council or the University Collegium.

The selection committees must have a chair, a vice chair and at least one other member. However, you should not be scared of the chairs’ positions: the secretary is there to provide constant support and prepare the materials. Either HYY’s selection coordinator or HYY’s specialist in educational policy serves as the secretary. The chairs’ duties consist mainly of chairing the meetings. This allows members of the selection committee to focus on the main task: processing the applications and preparing the selection proposals. This is a great opportunity to learn about administration and meeting practices as well as make decisions that affect the student community without making a commitment of several years! You can act in the selection committees in Finnish, Swedish or English. Please inform us if your working langauge is english or swedish in oder that we can prepare to translate the materials.

HOW DO I APPLY TO THE SELECTION COMMITTEE?

Applications should be submitted at https://beta.halloped.fi/ by 11.59 pm on Sunday 19 September 2021.

Your application should clearly indicate your experience as relevant to the position, your motivation, your current major and/or degree programme and study orientation, and your student number. (The student number is only used to verify your attendance status. The information will be deleted after this has been verified.) In your application, please also let us know whether you are available for the position of chair and/or vice chair of the selection committee. Your application need not be long. Motivation and previous experience as a student representative in administration, as a study advisor or in some other position related to student advocacy work are considered as advantages.

The Student Union hopes to receive applications from representatives of different genders and people from different stages of their studies from diverse backgrounds. At least three members will be appointed to the selection committee, and we will strive to take into account the representation of different disciplines in the faculty when making the selections.

For further information on acting in the selection committee and on the application process, please contact:

Selection Coordinator Timo Kalliokoski, 050 570 2295, timo.kalliokoski@hyy.fi

Specialist in Educational Policy Marianna Suokas, 050 325 5202, marianna.suokas@hyy.fi

Further information on serving as a student representative and on the selection of student representatives is available at https://hyy.fi/en/apply-to-become-a-student-representative.

MEETING SCHEDULES OF THE SELECTION COMMMITTEES

The meeting schedules of the selection committees are listed below according to the faculty they represent. The first meeting is meant for going through the applications and possibly making the selections or deciding to hold interviews. The second meeting date is meant for possible interviews and further processing, which means that a meeting is held on the second date only if needed.

Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences: 25 October and 1 November

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: 28 October and 4 November

Faculty of Pharmacy: 29 October and 8 November

Faculty of Arts: 2 November and 9 November

Faculty of Educational Sciences: 4 November and 10 November

Faculty of Medicine: 29 October and 9 November

Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry: 26 October and 3 November

Faculty of Science: 28 October and 3 November

Faculty of Law: 25 October and 8 November

Swedish School of Social Science: 26 October and 1 November

Faculty of Theology: 27 October and 10 November

Faculty of Social Sciences: 27 October and 2 November