The highest decision-making power in the Student Union is held by its 60-member Representative Council. The council also appoints HYY’s Board, which consists of 7–13 members and has parliamentary accountability to the Representative Council. The Representative Council is elected through the Representative Council elections every other year, where all HYY's members have the right to vote and run as a candidate.
The representative council decides on:
Lisäksi edustajisto valitsee:
The Representative Council has meetings around once a month during academic terms, either in HYY’s own premises or in the University’s facilities on different campuses. The meetings begin at 5 pm, with executive Board’s question hour is held before the meeting from 4.30 pm onwards. The meeting agendas are published at least one week before the meeting on HYY’s noticeboard. Due to the coronavirus, meetings are organised using remote connections until further notice.
The Representative Council meetings can be viewed live as either Zoom webinars or Facebook Live broadcasts. Recordings of the meetings can also be found on HYY’s Youtube channel.
There are several different groups which act within the Representative Council and their meetings involve lively political discussion.
HYY’s Representative Council election results can be found here.
Composition of the Representative Council from December 1st 2020 to November 30th 2022:
Osakunnat & Svenska Nationer och Ämnesföreningar (9)
Election results from 2018 in here.
Composition of the Representative Council 2018-2020 (60)
Vanhempiin vaalituloksiin ja edustajiston kokoonpanoihin voit tutustua täällä
Further information on the Representative Council’s operation is available in the guide for Representative Council members (only in Finnish). Members of the council are also provided with orientation to their duties at the beginning of their term.