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Search Announcement: Student Representatives for the Board of the University

Open positions | 15.9.2021

TYY seeks two student representative to the Board of the University of Turku for the term beginning on 1 Jan 2022 and ending on 31 Dec 2023. The University Board is the highest decision-making organ of the university. The University Collegiate Council decides for each term the number of members in the University Board and the duration of the term of the Board and its members. For the upcoming term of the Board, form 1 Jan 2022 until 31 Dec 2025, the Board includes two student representatives. The term of the Board is divided into two two-year terms for the part of student representatives.

As the highest executive organ of the university, the Board decides on the main goals and strategy of the university, elects the rector, decides on the framework of financial resources of the university and prepares the annual financial statement, adopts the rules and regulations of the university, decides the organisational structure, suggest changes to the educational responsibilities and decides on the number of students to be admitted to the university. (University Act, Section 14, Regulations of the University of Turku, Section 12)

The search for student representatives will begin on Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021 and free form applications with CV should be submitted electronically to the Student Union by filling a form found at TYY website ( by Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 23.59. The Election Committee of the Student Union Council of the University of Turku will convene to consider the applications and some of the applicants will be invited for interviews, that we aim to organise during week 42. The Election Committee will make a proposal for the Executive Board of the Student Union based on applications and interviews, and the Board will elect the new student representatives to the University Board in November.

► Apply to the Board of the University

In the election of student representatives, attention will be paid, for example, on previous experience in the administration of higher education institutions, motivation and commitment to the task, as well as on initiative and performance capabilities and the knowledge of finances of the University of Turku. Attention will also be paid on the balanced gender distribution in the organ. Regular reporting for the Student Union is required from the student representatives.

Good spoken and written skills in Finnish are required from all applicants (native language or level B).

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 degree 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.

For more information:

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