Apply for the Academic Appeals Board

TYY seeks a deputy members for the Academic Appeals Board of the University of Turku for a term ending 31 Dec 2024.

According to the University Act and the Rules of the University of Turku the university has a Academic Appeals Board. The Board is for the purpose of processing rectification requests in matters regarding study attainments (except licentiate  and doctoral theses). For further detail is provided in the Rules on Studies of the University of Turku.

The Academic Appeals Board has six members, of which four represents the teaching and research staff and two students. All members have personal deputy members. The chair of the Academic Appeals Board is professor Jaakko Ossa. The term of the Board of Appeals is four year, for the student members two years.

Search for student representatives will begin on Wednesday 16 AUG 2023. One may stand as a candidate for membership in the Academic Appeals Board by filling an electronic form found at TYY website ( by Monday 28 AUG 2023 at 23.59. The Specialist in Academic Affairs of the Student Union will draft a proposal for TYY Executive Board on the elected. TYY Executive Board will make the decision on student representatives in their meeting in August-September.

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In the election of student representatives to the Academic Appeals Board, attention will be paid, for example, on motivation shown in the application, interest shown towards student rights, on previous experience from associations, from the administration of higher education institutions and from interest promotion, on balanced representation of faculties, departments or subjects and balanced gender distribution in the organ.

Because the Academic Appeals Board uses public power over individual rights and because the administrative language of the University is Finnish, the University requires excellent skill in Finnish from all members of the Academic Appeals Board.

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.

For more information:

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