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Search Announcement: Student Representatives for the Faculty Council of the new Faculty of Technology

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Open positions | 14.9.2020

TYY seeks deputy members to the Faculty Councils of the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Medicine for the term ending on 31 Dec 2021. 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.

Clarifications concerning the eligiblity for application to the Faculty of Technology

The new Faculty of Technology starts in the beginning of the year 2021. All students that now study in the Faculty of Science and Engineering in those departments and subjects that are to move to the new faculty are eligible to apply. The departments of the new faculty are as follows, starting 1 Jan 2021:

  • Department of Biotechnology (currently the Department of Biochemistry)
  • Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (currently major subjects of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering)
  • Department of Information Technology (currently the Department of Future Technologies)

Search for student representatives will begin on Monday, 14 Sep 2020. One may stand as a candidate for membership in the Faculty Council by filling an electronic form found at TYY website ( by Monday, 12 Oct 2020 at 23.59. The Election Comittee of the Student Union will draft a proposal for TYY Executive Board on the elected. In addition, a statement on the applicants from the subject-specific or faculty student organisations representing the faculties or departments will be requested. TYY Executive Board will make the decision on student representatives in October after the preparation and circulation of statements.

► Apply to the Faculty Councils

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. 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.


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

Faculty of Technology (4 + 4)

For more information:

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