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Search Announcement: Student Representatives to the University of Turku Collegiate Council

Open positions | 25.9.2017

TYY seeks for 10 student representatives and 10 deputy members to the University of Turku Collegiate Council for the term beginning on 1 JAN 2018 and Ending on 31 DEC 2019. The University of Turku Collegiate Council includes 30 members with personal deputy members. 10 of the members represent students.


The remit of the University Collegiate Council includes for example 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.

Search for student representatives will begin on Monday, 25 Sep 2017. One may stand as a candidate by filling an electronic form found at TYY website ( by Monday, 23 Oct 2017 at 23.59. After the application period ends, the Election Committee will prepare a proposal on the elected to the Student Union Council. The election of the new student representatives in the Collegiate Council will be made in the Student Union Council meeting on 22 Nov 2017.

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In the election of student representatives to the University Collegiate Council, attention will be paid, for example, on previous experience of promoting student interests in student organisations and the administration of higher education institutions, motivation and commitment to the task, balanced representation of faculties and balanced gender distribution in the organ.

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. 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 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.

For more information:

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