Apply to the Collegiate Council for years 2024-2025

The University of Turku Collegiate Council includes 30 members with personal deputy members. 10 of the members represent students.

The Collegiate Council is the largest representative body in the University. Its foremost mission is to discuss current issues that are important to the whole community and act as the community's voice. The remit of the University Collegiate Council includes determining the number of members in the University Board, the term of the board and its members and the fees of the chair and members of the board; electing those members that do not represent the university staff and students in the University Board; to confirm the election of representatives of the university staff and students to the board of the university; electing university auditors; confirming the financial statement and annual report of the university and deciding on the discharge of liability to the board members and the rector.

The application period for the student member positions begins on Monday, 18 September 2023. You can stand as a candidate for membership by filling in an electronic form found on the TYY website ( by Tuesday, 17 October 2023 at 23:59. The Student Union's Election Committee will prepare a proposal to the Student Union Council on who is to be elected. The Student Union Council will make the decision on the student representatives in November.

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When selecting the student members for the Faculty Councils, attention is paid to factors such as previous experience on organisations, university administration and advocacy work, motivation and commitment to the task, balanced representation of faculties, and a balanced gender distribution for student representatives on the Council.

According to TYY's regulation on the election of student representatives, eligibility is limited to individuals with the right to complete a bachelor's degree, master's degree, licentiate degree, or doctoral degree, or a specialist degree in medicine or in dentistry at the University of Turku.  In addition, a prerequisite for eligibility is that the student has registered as attending. However, persons who are full-time employees of the university as defined by the University Regulation on Elections are not eligible.

According to the aforementioned TYY regulation, the number of student representative posts in the university's administration is limited to three posts per person. This entry is intended to ensure a balanced distribution of the posts.

TYY emphasises transparency and equality in its activities. We hope to receive applications from many people with different backgrounds.


For more information, please contact:
Specialist in Academic Affairs, Joni Kajander,, tel. +358 44 796 1064