The Student Union wants the Student’s voice to the University
In the University of Oulu students are represented by student representatives. They are also called hallopeds (from Finnish ”hallinnon opiskelijaedustaja”, which translates to student representative). A student representative is the voice of students in decision making. There are more than a hundred student representatives in the University of Oulu. They have in the University’s governance ranging from the Board of Directors to Degree Programme Committees.
Now we are looking for students to participate in the strategy work of the University. As a student representative, you will get to comment on both your own Faculty’s and the whole University’s strategy work. The work starts in October and lasts until the end of the year. The working groups meet 5-7 times, and the meetings last 1-2 hours. Student representatives are paid a fee of 41,20 euros per meeting.
The Board of the Student Union of the University of Oulu names the student representatives in September, and the work starts in October. Eligible for the organ are those Student Union members who have left their application within the application period and have enrolled in the University of Oulu by 17 of September.
Strategy renewal is also part of the Faculties regular work of the Faculty Board and Management Groups. Please note if you are already part of those organs.
The chosen representative must be present as a student at the University of Oulu and a member of OYY during their representative term. Previous experience is not necessary. We hope for applications from students from different backgrounds and stages of studies. So you can apply whether you were a first or fifth year student! Finnish language knowledge is not mandatory for participating.
In your application, please tell us your major, the stage of your studies and other experience that may affect the selection. Also describe your personal goals and motivation for the representative role. Applications shall be submitted to this announcement by 17 of October 2023 at 23.59.