The Student Union is looking for two student members and two deputy members for the Board of Examiners of University of Turku for the term ending 31 Dec 2018.
According to the University Law and the University of Turku Rules of Procedure there is a Board of Examiners in a university. The Board of Examiners' responsibility is to manage appeals for rectification of the grades of completed courses and studies or of decisions to compensate for competence proved in some other way. The Board also handles decisions concerning such appeals. The composition of the Board is laid down in the University of Turku Rules of Procedure. The Board of Examiners handles matters specified in Section 19.
There are six members in the Board of Examiners, of which four represent the university's teaching and research staff and two the students. Each member has a personal deputy member. The chair of the Board is professor Jaakko Ossa. The term of office of the Board of Examiners is four years, with the exception of the student members whose term of office is two years.
Search for student representatives begins on Thursday, 17 Nov 2016. One may stand as a candidate for membership in the Faculty Council by filling an electronic form found at TYY website (www.tyy.fi) by Sunday, 11 Dec 2016 at 23.59. The Election Committee of the Student Union Council will draft a proposal for TYY Executive Board on the elected.
The following criteria will be observed in the election of student representatives to the Board of Examiners: motivation shown in the application to succeed in the tasks of the organ, interest shown towards due process in student affairs, previous experience in promoting student interests in TYY organisations and university administration, balanced representation of different faculties and balanced gender distribution of student representatives 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 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.