TYY seeks two members and two deputy members for the Board of Appeals of the University of Turku for the term 1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2022.
According to the University Act and the Rules of the University of Turku the university has a Board of Appeals. The Board is for the purpose of processing rectification requests in matters regarding study attainments (except licentiate and doctoral theses). For further detail is provided in the Rules on Studies of the University of Turku.
The Board of Appeals has six members, of which four represents the teaching and research staff and two students. All members have personal deputy members. The chair of the Board of Appeals is professor Jaakko Ossa. The term of the Board of Appeals is four year, for the student members two years.
Search for student representatives will begin on Monday, 16 Nov 2020. One may stand as a candidate for membership in the Board of Appeals by filling an electronic form found at TYY website (www.tyy.fi) by Monday, 30 Nov 2020 at 23.59. The Election Committee of the Student Union will draft a proposal for TYY Executive Board on the elected. TYY Executive Board will make the decision on student representatives in their meeting on 11 Dec 2020.
In the election of student representatives to the Board of Appeals, attention will be paid, for example, on motivation shown in the application, interest shown towards student rights, on previous experience from associations, from the administration of higher education institutions and from interest promotion, on balanced representation of faculties, departments or subjects and balanced gender distribution in the organ.
Because the Board of Appeals uses public power over individual rights and because the administrative language of the University is Finnish, the University requires excellent skill in Finnish from all members of the Board of Appeals.
According to TYY’s regulation, people with the right to complete a lower university degree, higher university degree, licentiate or doctoral degree, specialist degree in medicine or in dental science in the University of Turku are eligible for application. The eligible applicants must also be registered as present in the university. People who have a full-time employment of at least twelve months at the university are not eligible to apply. The limit of full-time employment is considered to be 30 hours per week.
According to TYY's Regulation on the election of student representatives, the number of posts of student representatives in the administration is limited to three posts per person. The limitation does not apply to internal working groups of faculties or departments. This entry is intended to ensure balanced distribution of the posts of student representatives in the administration.
TYY emphasises transparency and equality in its activities. We hope to receive applications from many people with different backgrounds.