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Search Announcement: Student Members for the Faculty Councils

Open positions | 19.5.2022

TYY seeks members and deputy members to the Faculty Councils for the term ending on 31 Dec 2023. Faculty Councils are a central location for the promotion of student interests and the highest executive organ of the faculties.

The remit of the Faculty Councils includes developing teaching and research in the faculty, drafting proposals for plans of action and financial plans and annual budgets as well as deciding on the guidelines for the distribution of the resources granted to the faculty; approving the curricula; as well as drafting proposal for the amount of students to be admitted annually in the faculty and deciding on the admission criteria. A third of the members consist of students.

One may stand as a candidate for membership in the Faculty Council by filling an electronic form found at TYY website ( by Monday, 30 May 2022 at 23.59. After the application period ends, the Specialist for Academic Affairs will prepare a proposal on the elected to the Board of the Student Union. In addition, a statement on the applicants from the subject-specific or faculty student organisations representing the faculties or departments will be requested. TYY Board will make the decision on student representatives in June after the preparation and circulation of statements.

► Apply to the Faculty Council

In the election of student representatives to the Faculty Councils, attention will be paid, for example, on previous experience from associations, from the administration of higher education institutions and from interest promotion, on motivation and commitment to the task, on statements from the faculty and subject-specific student organisations on filling the positions, on balanced representation of faculties, departments or subjects and balanced gender distribution in the organ.

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. Those with a full-time employment with the university are not eligible, as defined in the election rules of the University of Turku.

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. 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.


The number of student representatives to be elected to the Faculty Councils (members + personal deputy members):

Faculty of Humanities (0 + 1)

Faculty of Education (0 + 1)

Faculty of Medicine (0 + 1)

Faculty of Science (1 + 3)

For more information:

Specialist, Academic Affairs, harassment contact person Joni Kajander, puh. +358 44 796 1064