Apply to become HYY’s candidate for SYL’s or OLL’s board for 2022!


What is the National Union of University Students in Finland?

The National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) is a student organisation representing around 132,000 basic degree and postgraduate students.

SYL looks after students’ interests at both national and EU level in matters concerning students. The main areas of the Union’s advocacy work are educational policy, social policy and international activities. In addition to this, the Union tends to issues concerning student cards and student discounts through ownership steering as well as provides guidance and training for its member organisations.

What is the Finnish Student Sport Federation?

The Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL) is a national advocacy and service organisation for student and higher education sports. OLL represents students of both universities and universities of applied sciences. OLL influences, serves, trains, studies and acts on behalf of student sports in both national and international arenas.

How do I become HYY’s candidate?

HYY will decide on the potential nomination of candidates for SYL’s and OLL’s boards in the Representative Council’s meeting on 21 September 2021.

A proposal on the nomination will be prepared by a working group established by the Board and consisting of representatives of the Representative Council groups. The working group is requesting all interested members of HYY to deliver a free-form motivation letter (including a CV) with a maximum length of two pages to hallinto@hyy.fi by 3 pm on 27 August. We hope that the applicants are familiar with the Union’s/Federation’s field of operation and have experience with the student movement and the Student Union. If you wish, you can also express any wishes you may have about your role in the Board of the Union/Federation as well as your views on developing the operation of the Union/Federation.

The working group will interview those interested in becoming a candidate during on Friday afternoon 3 September. The preparation process will adhere to the steering memorandum on national unions approved by the Representative Council. The memorandum also features guidelines on the method of selecting HYY’s candidates for the boards of SYL and OLL.

Further information:

Elina Tyynelä
HYYn I vice chair, chair of the working group