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2019

May

The meeting material (in Finnish) at https://www.tyy.fi/fi/ylioppilaskunta/edustajisto/edustajiston-poytakirjat-ja-esityslistat.

STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

MAY MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                   15 May 2019 at 6.15 pm

Place:               Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

181

Opening of the meeting

182

Legality and quorum

183

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal:                Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

184

Announcements

185

Approval of the agenda

186

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

187

Proposals to change the Rules

Appendix 1                 Changes to Rules for the second discussion of the Council

                              In its April meeting (issue 178/2019), the Student Union Council discussed for the first time the changes to Rules proposed by the Executive Board. The Student Union Council approved in its first debate all the change proposals of the Executive Board concerning the change of the role of the Chair, distance participation in the meetings of the Student Union Council and the organs under the Student Union Council and the Executive Board, arrangements for economic steering and monitoring of the budget. Furthermore, the Student Union Council approved different changes that specify and update the Rules.

                              In the debate of the Student Union Council, one more addition upon the proposal of the Humanist list was approved: provisions concerning the Chair would be applied to the Vice-Chair when serving as a Chair of a meeting, i.e. the Vice-Chair would not have the right to vote and a deputy member of the electoral alliance would replace the Vice-Chair.

                              The appendix describes the more specific change proposals with justifications.

                              According to Section 107 of TYY Rules, the Student Union Council decides on changing the Rules in two meetings held with at least one week's interval with a 2/3 majority. In the second debate, now new changes can be made in the change proposal, or their debate will be postponed.

                              Student Union Rules Section 107

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the changes in the Election Rules of the Student Union for the second time.

                    

188

Complementing the Financial Board

                              According to Section 84 of the Rules of the Student Union, "The Financial Board of the Student Union Council includes Chair and six (6) ordinary members among the members of the Student Union. [...]The Student Union Council shall elect a new member to replace a resigned or prevented member until the end of the Board’s term."

                              Financial Board Member Teppo Vättö has informed that he will resign. The Student Union Council shall elect a new member to replace him. When electing a member, the election is made as majority election, the procedure of which is described in item 10 of the Rules of the Student Union.

                              Student Union Rules Section 84

Proposal:                 The Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Student Union Council to elect a new member to replace Teppo Vättö in the Financial Board.

189

Electing a substitute for TYY Secretary General

Appendix 2                                                                                             Proposal of the Election Committee for the substitute of the Secretary General (to be submitted after making the proposal)

                              TYY Secretary General Rauli Elenius has been granted a study leave in the Executive Board meeting 7/2019 for the time between 9 Oct 2019 to 8 Oct 2021. The Election Committee of the Student Union Council has been responsible for the preparation of the election of the substitute. In its meeting on 7/2019, the Executive Board opened the search for the post of the substitute of the Secretary General with the call approved by the Election Committee between 14 Mar to 9 Apr 2019. 12 applications arrived and the Election Committee decided to interview five applicants between 23 Apr to 26 Apr 2019. The interviews are videotaped for the members of the Election Committee and the applicants will be interviewed by the Chair of the Election Committee Matias Virta, member of the Election Committee Inari Harjuniemi and Chair of the Executive Board Sini Saarinen.

                              Rules of the Student Union Section Sections 8(1) para 8

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to elect the Secretary General upon the proposal of the Election Committee between 9 Oct 2019 and 8 Oct 2021 and to authorise the Executive Board to negotiate the employment contract of the substitute of the Secretary General.

190

Electing the Chair of the Election Committee

                              The Chair of the Election Committee Matias Virta has announced that he will resign from the post of the Chair. According to para 3 Section 8(1) and Section 38(1) of TYY Rules, it is the task of the Student Union Council to elect the Chair of the Election Committee.

                              Rules of the Student Union Sections 8, 38

Proposal:                 The Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Student Union Council to elect a Chair for the Election Committee.

191

Other business

192

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                              Tuomas Dahlström                                                                     Rauli Elenius

                              Chair of the Student Union Council                                              Secretary General                             

APPENDICES

Appendix 1         Changes to Rules for the second discussion of the Council

Appendix 2         Proposal of the Election Committee for the substitute of the Secretary General (to be submitted after making the proposal)

 

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

Decisions made in the May 2019 meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 15 May 2019, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to approve the changes in the rules of the Student Union for the second time
  • to elect Johanna Malin as a member of the Financial Board
  • to elect Petra Peltonen as the substitute for the Secretary General
  • to elect Inari Harjuniemi as the Chair of the Election Committee

Turku, 16 May 2019

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

April

The agenda and attachments are available (in Finnish) at http://tyy.fi/fi/ylioppilaskunta/edustajisto/edustajiston-poytakirjat-ja-esityslistat.

STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

APRIL MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                17 Apr 2019 at 6.30 pm

                                                                                                                                                                      

Place:               Aino Pohjanoksa hall, Second floor of the library of the Rauma campus of the University of Turku, Seminaarinkatu 1, 26100 Rauma

Meeting agenda

172

Opening of the meeting

173

Legality and quorum

174

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal:                Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

175

Announcements

                     

                              May

                              Wed 15 May at 6.15 pm Meeting of the Student Union Council

176

Approval of the agenda

177

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

178

Changes in the first discussion on the amendments to the Rules of the Student Union

Appendix 1                 Proposals for the amendments of the Rules

                              The Chairs and Vice Chairs of the student Union Council and of the Executive Board as well as the Secretary General have prepared amendments to the Rules, which respond to the changes in the operational environment and update or specify certain sections.

                              The most central proposed amendment package relates to the role of the Chair of the Student Union Council, which is proposed to be changes so that the Chair would be elected from the elected Student Union Council but the Chair would no longer be a Student Union Council member eligible to vote. The Chair and Vice-Chair would be elected for a calendar year. The amendments aim at detaching the Chair more clearly from political decision-making. One-year term would enable circulation, since the Chair and Vice-Chair are often students finishing their studies.

                              Another central amendment proposal would enable limited remote participation in the meetings of the Student Union Council for those studying outside Finland, and would enable more extensive remote participation in the organs appointed by the Student Union Council and by the Executive Board.

                              A third important amendment proposal relates to concluding agreements and use of funds. In the valid rules, the concluding of agreements is very strictly limited only under the authority of the Executive Board, although it is de facto reasonable to conclude small-scale agreements without an Executive Board decision. It is also proposed to include a moderately flexible possibility to exceed the budget for a single allocation with EUR 5,000, but the Executive Board would always have a duty to consult the Financial Board and the Chair of the Student Union Council. Having an additional budget approved by the Student Union Council is not in all cases a temporally realistic or functional manner to approve the exceeding. TYY has annually went under the overall budget with approximately EUR 30,000, which is why the proposal is very moderate in terms of its potential impact.

                              The appendix reveals the more specific amendment suggestions and their justifications.

                              According to Section 107 of TYY Rules, the Student Union Council decides on the amendment of Rules in two meetings held at least one week apart with a two-thirds majority.

Section 107 of the Rules of the Student Union

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the amendments in the Rules of the Student Union.

179

Other business

180

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                              Tuomas Dahlström                                                                                                 Rauli Elenius

                              Chair of the Student Union Council                                                                          Secretary General                             

APPENDICES

Appendix 1                                                                                                                           Proposals for the amendment of the Rules

 

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

Decisions made in the April meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 17 Apr 2019, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to approve the changes in the rules of the Student Union for the first time.

Rauma, 17 Apr 2019

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

 

March

The agenda and attachments are available (in Finnish) at http://tyy.fi/fi/ylioppilaskunta/edustajisto/edustajiston-poytakirjat-ja-esityslistat.

STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

MARCH MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                27 Mar 2019 at 6.15 pm

                                                                                                                                                                    

Place:               Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

158

Opening of the meeting

159

Legality and quorum

160

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal:                Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

161

Announcements

                         

                              Preliminary meeting schedule for the spring:

                              April

                              Mon 8 Apr at 6.15 pm Meeting of group Chairs

                              Mon 15 Apr at 6.15 pm Evening school

                              Wed 17 Apr at 6.15 pm Meeting of the Student Union Council

                              May

                              Wed 15 May at 6.15 pm Meeting of the Student Union Council

162

Approval of the agenda

163

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

164

TYY’s Annual Report from 2018

Appendix 1                                                                                                                          Annual Report from 2018

                              Annual report has been drafted for 2018 activities. Projects of the plan of action and continuous activities have their own parts. There are also separate parts for financial and administrative issues and e.g. for the meetings of the Executive Board and officials. The aim of the annual report is to focus on the most significant or exceptional issues in the activities, which is why not everything that occurred during the year has been described. According to paragraph 15 of Section 48(1) of TYY Rules, the tasks of the Executive Board include: "to provide a report on its activities for the Student Union Council during the period between the meetings of the Student Union Council and an annual report on the activities of the Student Union". According to paragraph 12 of Section 8(1), the Student Union Council shall: "discuss the annual report provided by the Executive Board on the activities of the Student Union, of its independent units and of the properties and decides on the consequential actions"

Rules of the Student Union Sections 8, 48

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve TYY's annual report 2018.

165

TYY’s Financial statement from 2018

Appendix 2                                                                                                                          Financial Statement from 2018

Appendix 3                                                                                                                          Presentation of the realised finances

                             A financial statement for 2018 has been drafted, demonstrating a surplus of approximately EUR 418. Difference with the budget is ca. EUR +30,000. In addition to the financial statement, a short presentation of the realised finances and their deviations from the budget is attached. According to paragraph 5 of Section 48(1) of TYY Rules, the tasks of the Executive Board include: "to approve the plan of action, political agenda, budget and financial statement to be presented for the Student Union Council". According to paragraph 11 of Section 8(1), the Student Union Council "shall decide on the approval of the financial statements of the Student Union, of its independent functional units and of the properties as well as on the discharge from liability for the Executive Board and other accountable people".

Rules of the Student Union Sections 8, 48

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve TYY's Financial Statement 2018.

166

Discharging the 2018 actors from liability

Appendix 2                                                                                                                          Financial Statement from 2018

                              According to Section 9(3) of the Rules of the Student Union, the discharge from liability of the previous term shall be decided at the latest in the April regular meeting of the Student Union Council. With the Financial Statement, the statement from the auditor is provided for the Student Union Council.

Section 8(1) paragraph 11 and Section 9(3) of the Rules of the Student Union

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to decide on the discharge from liability for the accounts of the 2018 Executive Board and other people liable for the finances of the Student Union.

167

Appointment of the Central Election Committee

                              The Student Union Council for the term 2020–2021 is elected in the elections to be held in November 2019. According to Section 5 of TYY Rules, the Student Union Council elects latest in the March of the election year the Central Election Committee for the organisation of the elections, including a Chair, a Vice-Chair and five other members. The Student Union Council shall elect the Chair of the Central Election Committee. The Central Election Committee shall elect a Chair among its members. The election method is stipulated in the same section. The election of both the Chair and the members requires two thirds in favour.

                              The Chair of the Student Union Council and the Secretary General draft a proposal for the composition of the Central Election Committee, which aims at considering the representation of disciplines, experience in TYY and Student Union Council elections and equal gender representation.

Section 5 of the Election Rules

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to appoint the Central Election Committee of the Student Union upon the proposal of the Student Union Council Chair. The Chair of the Student Union Council proposes Sanni Soilampi as the Chair of the Central Election Committee and the following people as its members.

                              Ahlgren, Tero

                              Elenius, Rauli

                              Harjuniemi, Inari

                              Liljenbäck, Lauri

                              Nokelainen, Tiina

                              Ryhtä, Iina

168

Election of the editor-in-chief of Turku Student Newspaper

                              The editor-in-chief of Turku Student Newspaper, Nella Keski-Oja, has resigned from 23 March 2019. The Executive Committee of the newspaper opened a search for the editor-in-chief between 26 Feb and 15 Mar 2019. Nine applications arrived during the application period, and one application arrived late. The Committee invited four applicants for interview. The interviews will be held between 21 and 22 Mar and the Committee makes a proposal on the editor-in-chief to be elected in its meeting on 25 Mar.

Student Union Rules Section 74

Proposal:                The Executive Committee of the Turku Student Newspaper proposes to the Student Union Council to elect the editor-in-chief of Turku Student Newspaper upon the proposal of the Committee.

169

Promoting the aims of non-smoking and university anti-intoxicant programme

                              The Political Agenda of TYY mentions the following: "The university community should encourage healthy lifestyle and avoidance of alcohol and drugs. University should have a separate substance programme with a focus on prevention and supporting the student."

                              The University of Turku has implemented the "Non-smoking Campus" programme for more than a decade. Our Student Union has remained in the background in this issue. TYY Terveeksi considers that TYY can make multiple measures in order to promote non-smoking.

                              TYY's plans of actions since 2010 have not mentioned promoting non-smoking or other issues related to student's well-being in the context of intoxicants. There is only an ambiguous mention of participating in the well-being work of the university in a comprehensive manner. TYY Terveeksi is concerned that TYY has not contributed to actively influence the intoxicant aspect of students' well-being. TYY Terveeksi considered that the plan of actions should include more specific definitions of measures both in order to promote non-smoking and to reduce the harm from alcohol and other intoxicants.

Proposal:                TYY Terveeksi proposes that the Student Union Council decides to obligate the Executive Board to complete more extensive measures in order to promote non-smoking in the campus and in local student culture. TYY communicates on the promotion of non-smoking in an encouraging manner to its members through its communication channels and other possible means. In addition, the Executive Board prepares a statement in the plan of action of the following year, with which TYY aims at promoting non-smoking and at reducing the harm of alcohol and other intoxicants at campuses and in the local student culture in accordance with the anti-intoxicant programme of the university.

170

Other business

171

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

 

                              Henni Hiltunen                                                                       Rauli Elenius

                              Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council                                  Secretary General                             

APPENDICES

Appendix 1                                                                                                                          Annual Report from 2018

Appendix 2                                                                                                                          Financial Statement from 2018

Appendix 3                                                                                                                          Presentation of the realised finances

 

Decisions made in the March meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 27 Mar 2019, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to approve the annual report of 2018
  • to approve TYY’s financial statement from 2018
  • to discharge 2018 Executive Board and other people liable for the finances of the Student Union from liability for the accounts
  • to appoint the Central Election Committee for the 2019 elections:

            Sanni Soilampi, Chair

            Ahlgren, Tero

            Elenius, Rauli

            Harjuniemi, Inari

            Nokelainen, Tiina

            Ryhtä, Iina

            Tiainen, Miika

  • to elect Teemu Perhiö as the Editor-in-Chief of Turku Student Newspaper
  • to approve the proposal of TYY Terveeksi group on promoting non-smoking and decrease of intoxicants

Turku, 28 Mar 2019

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

February

FEBRUARY MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

 

Time:                   27 Feb 2019 at 6.15 pm                                                                                                                                                                   

 

Place:               Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

149

Opening of the meeting

150

Legality and quorum

151

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal:                Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

152

Announcements

                              March

                              Mon 18 Mar at 6.15 pm Meeting of group Chairs

                              Mon 25 Mar at 6.15 pm Evening school

                              Wed 27 Mar at 6.15 pm Meeting of the Student Union Council

                              April

                              Mon 8 Apr at 6.15 pm Meeting of group Chairs

                              Mon 15 Apr at 6.15 pm Evening school

                              Wed 17 Apr at 6.15 pm Meeting of the Student Union Council

153

Approval of the agenda

154

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

155

Revision of the Regulation on Turku Student Newspaper

Appendix 1 Proposal of the Board of Turku Student Newspaper on the newspaper regulation

                              The Board of Turku Student Newspaper has prepared during 2018 some changes in the Regulation on Turku Student Newspaper. Due to discussion on other issues related to the newspaper, there was not time to bring the proposal for decision of the Student Union Council in 2018.

                              The changes concern how readable the regulation is and other small technical and linguistic improvements.

Proposal: The Board of Turku Student Newspaper proposes to the Student Union Council to decide to approve changes in the Regulation on Turku Student Newspaper.

156

Other business

157

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                              Tuomas Dahlström                                                                 Rauli Elenius

                              Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council                                   Secretary General                             

 

APPENDICES

Appendix 1                                                                                             Proposal of the Board of Turku Student Newspaper on the newspaper regulation

 

Decisions made in the February meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 27 Feb 2019, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to approve the changes in the Regulation on Turku Student Newspaper

Turku, 28 Feb 2019

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

January

The meeting material (in Finnish) athttps://www.tyy.fi/fi/ylioppilaskunta/edustajisto/edustajiston-poytakirjat-ja-esityslistat. Please note that appendix 1 will only be released closer to the meeting.

JANUARY MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                   30 Jan 2019 at 6.15 pm

                                                                                                                                                                  

Place:               Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

 

Meeting agenda

140

Opening of the meeting

141

Legality and quorum

142

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal:                Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

143

Announcements

                     

                              February

                              Mon 18 Feb at 6.15 pm Meeting of group Chairs

                              Mon 25 Feb at 6.15 pm Evening school

                              Wed 28 Feb at 6.15 pm Meeting of the Student Union Council

 

                              March

                              Mon 18 Mar at 6.15 pm Meeting of group Chairs

                              Mon 25 Mar at 6.15 pm Evening school

                              Wed 27 Mar at 6.15 pm Meeting of the Student Union Council

 

                              April

                              Mon 15 Apr at 6.15 pm Meeting of group Chairs

                              Mon 22 Apr at 6.15 pm Evening school

                              Wed 24 Apr at 6.15 pm Meeting of the Student Union Council

 

                              Assistant of Turku Mayor, Pasi Ahola, presents the One-hour train project for the Student Union Council.

 

144

Approval of the agenda

145

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

146

Implementation plan of the plan of action 2019

Appendix 1         Implementation plan of the plan of action 2019                      

                              The Executive Board and the staff prepare an implementation plan of the plan of action in order to support the daily work of the office, outlining division of responsibility and preliminary schedule. In addition, it opens up measures in order to reach the objectives in the plan of action approved by the Student Union Council. The document also describes the own plans of the fields of responsibility that are not included in the plan of action. The implementation plan of the plan of action is produced in the joint cottage trip of the office and the Executive Board from 17 to 18 Jan 2019 and will be submitted for the Student Union Council before the meeting.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to record the implementation plan of the 2019 plan of action.

147

Other business

148

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                              Henni Hiltunen                                                                                                    Rauli Elenius

                              Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council                                                                Secretary General                             

APPENDICES

Appendix 1         Implementation plan of the plan of action 2019

 

Decisions made in the January meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 30 Jan 2019, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to record the implementation plan of the plan of action 2019

Turku, 31 Jan 2019

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

2018

December

DECEMBER MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time: 5 Dec 2018 at 6.15 pm

Place: Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

126

Opening of the meeting

127

Legality and quorum

128

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal: Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

129

Announcements

December

Mon 3 Dec Evening school

Progress of actions outlined in the Strategy
University strategy

Wed 5 Dec, Meeting of the Student Union Council

Election of the Executive Committee of Turku Student Newspaper
Election of the Support Committee
Determining the membership fee
Approval of the budget
Election of the auditor

130

Approval of the agenda

131

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

132

Budget 2019

Appendix 1                                                                                                                                                       Budget 2019

Appendix 2                                                                                                                                                       Budget background material 2019

Appendix 3                                                                                                                                                       Short version of budget 2019

In its meeting on 28 Oct 2018, the Student Union Council approved the medium-term economic plan upon the proposal of the Financial Board. The 2019 budget complements the medium-term economic plan for organisation support and otherwise serves as the formal economic framework of the financial period.

According to Section 48(1(5)), the task of the Executive Board is, inter alia, to approve the budget to be proposed for the Student Union Council.

The Financial Secretary, the Secretary General and the Chair of the Executive Board have prepared the budget to correspond to the basic proposal of the Financial Board for medium-term economic plan. If the Student Union Council changes the medium-term economic plan in its meeting on 28 Nov, the Executive Board may change its basic proposal before the December meeting of the Student Union Council.

Student Union Rules Section 48

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve TYY's budget 2019.

133

Determining the membership fee for the term 2019–2020  

Appendix 4 Medium-term economic plan for 2019-2021

According to Section 46(4) of the Universities Act, "Expenses caused by activities suitable to realise the purpose of the Student Union shall be covered with revenue received from the Student Union’s property and activities as well as with membership fees, which the Student Union Council is entitled to determine for the members of the Student Union. The Rector confirms the membership fee and the university monitors its collection."

According to Section 80 of the Rules of the Student Union, "The fee shall be ordered in equal amount to each member of the Student Union who is conducting basic degree and is present during the academic year. The membership fee of the Student Union shall be decided by the Student Union Council and confirmed by the university Rector."

The medium-term economic plan assesses the development of the membership fee for the following years so that the economy would remain balanced in the long term.

Universities Act, Section 46(4).

Rules of the Student Union Sections 8, 80

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to determine the membership fee of the Student Union for 2019-2020.

134

Election of the Executive Committee of Turku Student Newspaper (TYL) for 2019

According to the Rules of Turku Student Newspaper,  “2.1 the Student Union Council appoints a Chair and six regular members among the Student Union members in TYL Executive Committee for one calendar year. The Executive Board shall elect a new member to replace a resigned or prevented member until the end of the Committee’s term.

2.2 The Student Union Council elects the Chair of the Committee. The Committee shall elect a Vice-Chair among its members. A member elected among the Committee shall serve as the Secretary.”

The Chair of the Executive Committee is elected with majority vote. Section 10(3–5) of the Rules provide the following on the majority election procedure:

"If there is one (1) candidate to be elected, the one which received the most votes shall be elected. In majority election, one vote is given for a candidate.

In order to be elected in the first voting, a candidate shall have the majority of the provided votes. If nobody receives the required majority, another voting shall be organised between the two candidates who received the most votes. In this voting, the candidate which received more votes shall be considered elected. If the additional voting results in a tie, a draw shall resolve the vote.

If the first voting does not result in two candidates with the most votes, an additional voting shall be organised among the candidates with the equal number of votes. If the additional voting results in a tie, a draw shall resolve the vote."

The other members of the Executive Committee are elected with proportional personal vote, which is provided for in Section 10(6) of the Rules:

If there are two (2) or more candidates to be elected, the elections shall be held with proportional representation, unless otherwise prescribed in these rules. In proportional representation, the number of candidates in the desired order on the ballot is at the maximum the number of elected candidates. When the result is being counted, the first candidate on the ballot receives one vote, the second candidate receives half (1/2) a vote, the third receives a third (1/3) of a vote, and so on, until each candidate mentioned in the ballot has received votes. The number of votes received by each candidate is called the comparative index. The candidates are elected in the order prescribed by the comparative indexes."

Student Union Rules Section 10

Rules of Turku Student Newspaper, Sections 2(1) and 2(2)

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the Executive Committee of Turku Student Newspaper 2019.

135

Election of the Support Committee

The main task of the Support Committee of the Student Union is to process the activity support applications of organisations and prepare the decisions on support for the Executive Board.

According to Section 8 of the Student Union Regulation on sub-organisations and financial support, "An open search for the Committee shall be organised, on the basis of which the Election Committee shall draft a proposal for the Student Union Council. The Support Committee includes Chair and six to ten (6-10) ordinary members among the members of the Student Union."

The Student Union Council elects the Chair of the Support Committee with majority vote and the members with a proportional personal vote.

Section 10(3–5) of the Rules provide the following on the majority election procedure:

"If there is one (1) candidate to be elected, the one which received the most votes shall be elected. In majority election, one vote is given for a candidate.

In order to be elected in the first voting, a candidate shall have the majority of the provided votes. If nobody receives the required majority, another voting shall be organised between the two candidates who received the most votes. In this voting, the candidate which received more votes shall be considered elected. If the additional voting results in a tie, a draw shall resolve the vote.

If the first voting does not result in two candidates with the most votes, an additional voting shall be organised among the candidates with the equal number of votes. If the additional voting results in a tie, a draw shall resolve the vote."

Section 10(6) of the Rules, provide the following on the proportional personal vote:

If there are two (2) or more candidates to be elected, the elections shall be held with proportional representation, unless otherwise prescribed in these rules. In proportional representation, the number of candidates in the desired order on the ballot is at the maximum the number of elected candidates. When the result is being counted, the first candidate on the ballot receives one vote, the second candidate receives half (1/2) a vote, the third receives a third (1/3) of a vote, and so on, until each candidate mentioned in the ballot has received votes. The number of votes received by each candidate is called the comparative index. The candidates are elected in the order prescribed by the comparative indexes."

Student Union Rules Section 10

Regulation on Organisations and Financial Support Section 8.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to elect the Support Committee of the Student Union for 2019.

136

Election of auditors for 2019

According to Section 81 of the Rules of the Student Union, "An auditor shall be appointed to control the accounts and administration of each budget year, who shall be an auditor approved by the Central Chamber of Commerce (KHT), and a personal deputy auditor with the same requirements or an audit firm approved by the Central Chamber of Commerce. If a KHT audit firm is appointed as the primary auditor, deputy auditor shall not be appointed."

KHT audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is available.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to elect PricewaterhouseCoopers company as the auditor of the Student Union for 2019. The company appoints a responsible auditor among the staff.

137

Complementing the Financial Board

According to Section 84 of the Student Union, "The Financial Board of the Student Union Council includes Chair and six (6) ordinary members among the members of the Student Union. [...] The Student Union Council shall elect a new member to replace a resigned or prevented member until the end of the Board’s term."

Financial Board Member Onni-Pekka Simola has informed that he will resign. The Student Union Council shall elect a new member to replace him.

When electing a member, the election is made as majority election, the procedure of which is described in item 120.

Student Union Rules Section 84

Proposal: The Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Student Union Council to elect a new member to replace Onni-Pekka Simola in the Financial Board.

138

Other business

139

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                              Tuomas Dahlström                                                                                                Rauli Elenius

                              Chair of the Student Union Council                                                                          Secretary General                             

APPENDICES

Appendix 1                                                                                                                                                       Budget 2019

Appendix 2                                                                                                                                                       Budget background material 2019

Appendix 3                                                                                                                                                       Short version of budget 2019

Appendix 4                                                                                                                                                       Medium-term economic plan for 2019-2021

 

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

Decisions made in the December meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 5 Dec 2018, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to approve the Budget of the Student Union for the year 2019.
  • to set the membership fee of the Student Union of the University of Turku for the term 2019-2020: basic degree students 110 €, postgraduate degree students 37 €.
  • to elect the following people in the Turku Student Newspaper Executive Committee for 2019:

            Jussi Väätäinen, Chair

            Saara Gratschev                     

            Katariina Kökkö                     

            Joel Nurmi                               

            Venla Nurminen                   

            Samuli Raikunen                   

            Juho Tuure   

  • to authorise the 2019 Executive Board, after organisation, to elect the Chair of the Support Committee:

            Inari Harjuniemi

            Jenni Jäntti

            Iiris Komulainen

            Katariina Kökkö

            Henna-Riikka Lahtinen

            Niklas Luomala

            Venla Nurminen

            Camilla Saarinen

            Olli Saarinen

            Sauli Seittenranta

  • to elect PricewaterhouseCoopers auditing society as the 2019 auditor of the Student Union, and the company will internally elect a responsible auditor.
  • to elect Juha Sunikka and Olli-Pekka Paasivirta as members of the Financial Board.

Turku, 5 Dec 2018

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

 

November

NOVEMBER MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time: 28 Nov 2018 at 6.15 pm

                                                                                                                                                                      

Place: Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

110

Opening of the meeting

111

Legality and quorum

112

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal: Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

113

Announcements

December

Mon 3 Dec Evening school

Progress of actions outlined in the Strategy
University strategy

Wed 5 Dec, Meeting of the Student Union Council

Election of the Executive Committee of Turku Student Newspaper
Election of the Support Committee
Determining the membership fee
Approval of the budget
Election of the auditor

114

Approval of the agenda

115

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

116

Electing the Vice-Chair of the Election Committee

The Vice-Chair of the Election Committee, Heli Luukkonen (Group Lex) has announced that she will resign from the committee due to graduation. According to Section 38(6) of the Rules of the Student Union, the Election Committee has a Vice-Chair, but the Rules do not prescribe on the election of the Vice-Chair. For example, the Vice-Chairs of the Executive Board, the Financial Board and Turku Student Newspaper are elected among each organ and these election procedures are prescribed in the Rules of the Student Union and of Turku Student Newspaper. The organisation meeting of the current Student Union Council appointed a Chair in accordance with rules and a decision was also made on the Vice-Chair. The deficiency of rules is due to a change where the Chair of the Election Committee was detached from the Chair of the Student Union Council. For consistency, it would be appropriate to appoint the Vice-Chair in a meeting of the Student Union Council and to draft a provision on the election of the Vice-Chair in the following amendment of the Rules. At that time, it can also be decided that the Election Committee would elect a Vive-Chair among its members.

Student Union Rules Section 38

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Council to elect a Vice-Chair for the Election Committee among its members.

117

Plan of Action and Target Programme 2019-2021

Appendix 1 TYY's Plan of Action and Target Programme for 2019-2021

The Executive Board and the staff have prepared a Plan of Action and a Target Programme 2019–2021 for the Student Union. The aim of the document is to guide the activities of TYY's following years. The Student Union Council held a preliminary debate on the plan of action in its October meeting. The Executive Board and staff have made changes in the document on the basis of the preliminary debate. According to Section 8(1) of the Rules of the Student Union, the aim of the Student Union Council is, among other issues, to annually approve the Plan of Action.

Student Union Rules Section 8

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to approve TYY’s Plan of Action and Target Programme for 2019-2021.

118

Medium-term economic plan for 2019-2021

Appendix 2 Medium-term economic plan for 2019-2021

The Financial Board has prepared for the Student Union Council a preliminary plan for TYY’s medium-term economic plan for 2019-2021. The Student Union Council has held a preliminary debate on the plan in its October meeting on 24 Oct 2018.

The Financial Board has used in its preparatory work the help of Specialist staff and Executive Board members and other members in positions of trust. In addition, cooperation has been conducted with the CEO of Universtas Oy and the Executive Board in matters related to them.

As the most important budgeting principle, the Financial Board has used the principle of caution. The medium-term economic plan has been drafted to support the most important documents impacting activities, such as the financial strategy and the plan of action and target programme draft 2019–2021 of the Executive Board.

As an addition to previous years, the documents includes short explanations to support its usability and continuity of activities. In addition, due to the restructuring of the investment property approved in the last meeting, investment activities have been budgeted in the medium-term economic plan.

In its preparation, the Financial Board has taken into account the scenarios related to the funding share of Turku Student Newspaper brought up by the Student Union Council groups.  The Board of Turku Student Newspaper has commented seprately their contents.

The Budget for 2019 will be approved in the December meeting of the Student Union Council upon the proposal of the Executive Board.

Proposal: The Financial Board proposes to the Student Union to approve TYY’s medium-term economic plan for 2019-2021.

119

Proposal on changing the strategy of Turku Student Newspaper

Appendix 3 Turku Student Newspaper strategy 26.10.2016

Group Lex wants to develop Turku Student Newspaper  (Tylkkäri) into more electronic, digital and ecological direction in accordance with the spirit of the time. Group Lex proposes that the Board of Tylkkäri prepared by early spring the change of the strategy by adding the aim of making Tylkkäri completely electronic. The transition period should not be longer than a year. Group Lex proposes that the number of paper newspaper is reduced during the transition period. In such a case, there will be more time to develop high-quality and diversified electronic contents. The people recruited in the autumn should be considered in terms of their knowledge in producing electronic newspaper and the election should be made with this in mind. Group Lex proposes that  when recruiting an intern to work with the transition, an alternative is to use the internship support of faculties.

Proposal: Group Lex proposes to the Student Union Council to decide that the Board of Turku Student Newspaper to prepare by early spring 2019 to change the strategy of Turku Student Newspaper with the aim to make the paper completely electronic.

120

Election of the Chair of the Executive Board for 2019

According to Section 46(6) of the Universities Act, "The decision-making power of the Student Union is used by the Executive Board and the Student Union Council. The Executive Board has the executive and administrative power."

According to Section 8(1(2)) of the Rules of the Student Union, the aim of the Student Union Council is to elect the Executive Board and Chair of the Student Union.

According to Section 45 of the Rules:

"Student Union Executive Board includes Chair and five to seven (5–7) Executive Board members, who shall all be eligible members of the Student Union.

                              [...]The term of office of the Executive Board shall end at the end of a calendar year, in case the Executive Board requests a resignation or in case it receives a vote of no confidence.

                              Individual members of the Executive Board shall have the confidence of the Student Union Council. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Student Union and the employees of the Student Union cannot serve as members of the Executive Board."

                              According to Section 46 of TYY Rules, the Chair of the Executive Board shall be separately elected before the rest of the Executive Board.

                              Section 10(3–5) of the Rules provide the following on the majority election procedure:

                              "If there is one (1) candidate to be elected, the one which received the most votes shall be elected. In majority election, one vote is given for a candidate.

                              In order to be elected in the first voting, a candidate shall have the majority of the provided votes. If nobody receives the required majority, another voting shall be organised between the two candidates who received the most votes. In this voting, the candidate which received more votes shall be considered elected. If the additional voting results in a tie, a draw shall resolve the vote.

                              If the first voting does not result in two candidates with the most votes, an additional voting shall be organised among the candidates with the equal number of votes. If the additional voting results in a tie, a draw shall resolve the vote."

                              Introduction to the task of the Chair is organised by the previous Chair and TYY Office usually in December 2018. The preliminary introduction schedule is informed at TYY's website.

Universities Act Section 46

Rules of the Student Union Sections 8, 10, 45, 46

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to elect the Chair of the Executive Board for 2019.

121

Decision on the size of the Executive Board for 2019

                              According to Section 45 of the Rules:

                              "Student Union Executive Board includes Chair and five to seven (5–7) Executive Board members, who shall all be eligible members of the Student Union.

Student Union Rules Section 45

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to elect the size of the Executive Board for 2019.

122

Election of the members of the Executive Board

                              According to Section 46(6) of the Universities Act, "The decision-making power of the Student Union is used by the Executive Board and the Student Union Council. The Executive Board has the executive and administrative power."

                              According to Section 8(1(2)) of the Rules of the Student Union, the aim of the Student Union Council is to elect the Executive Board and Chair of the Student Union.

                              According to Section 45 of the Rules:

                              "Student Union Executive Board includes Chair and five to seven (5–7) Executive Board members, who shall all be eligible members of the Student Union.

                              [...]The term of office of the Executive Board shall end at the end of a calendar year, in case the Executive Board requests a resignation or in case it receives a vote of no confidence.

                              Individual members of the Executive Board shall have the confidence of the Student Union Council. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Student Union and the employees of the Student Union cannot serve as members of the Executive Board."

                              The Student Union Council decides on the number of Executive Board members in item 121.

                              Section 46(2-3) of the Rules provide the following on the election of the Executive Board:

                              "In case of no unanimity, the election of the members of the Executive Board shall be held with closed ballot. Lists will be set for the voting, which each include the people proposed as the members of the Executive Board. The lists shall always be presented as complete and the presenter of the list shall ensure that the equitable proportion rule is realised among the candidates. The same person may serve as a candidate on several lists, but the presenter of the list shall have the consent of the person in question. If a list receives over half of the provided votes, the people presented in the list shall be considered elected. If there are more than two lists in the first voting, and none of them receives half of the provided votes, another vote shall be held, in which two lists which received the most votes in the first vote shall compete. If the votes result in a tie in the final voting, a draw shall resolve the vote.

                              If the first voting does not result in two lists with the most votes, an additional voting shall be organised between the lists with the equal number of votes. If the additional voting results in a tie, a draw shall resolve the vote."

Universities Act Section 46

Rules of the Student Union Sections 8, 45, 46

                              Introduction to the tasks is organised by the previous Executive Board and TYY Office usually in December 2018. The preliminary introduction schedule is informed at TYY's website.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to elect the Executive Board for 2019.

123

Complementing the Financial Board

                              According to Section 84 of the Student Union, "The Financial Board of the Student Union Council includes Chair and six (6) ordinary members among the members of the Student Union. [...]The Student Union Council shall elect a new member to replace a resigned or prevented member until the end of the Board’s term."

                              Financial Board Member Kalle Kuusisto has informed that he will resign. The Student Union Council shall elect a new member to replace him.

                              When electing a member, the election is made as majority election, the procedure of which is described in item 120.

Student Union Rules Section 84

Proposal: The Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Student Union Council to elect a new member to replace Kalle Kuusisto in the Financial Board.

124

Other business

125

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                              Tuomas Dahlström                                                                    Rauli Elenius

                              Chair of the Student Union Council                                             Secretary General                             

 

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

Decisions made in the November meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 28 Nov 2018, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to elect Essi Lehto as the Vice-Chair of the Election Committee
  • to approve the Plan of Action and Target Programme for 2019-2021
  • to approve the medium-term economic plan for 2019-2021
  • that the Board of Turku Student Newspaper starts planning on the development of digital contents
  • to elect Sini Saarinen as the Chair of the Executive Board 2019
  • that the Executive Board in 2019 includes six members in addition to the Chair
  • to elect the following persons as members of the 2019 Executive Board:

Otto Elomäki

Sofia Engblom

Risto Jokinen

Ville Keränen

Jeremi Nyyssönen

Johanna Pohjonen

  • to elect Aleksi Nikkanen in the Financial Board

Turku, 29 Nov 2018

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

 

Celebration Meeting

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

CELEBRATION MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                   9 Nov 2018 at 6.15 pm

Place:               The meeting event starts at 5.00 pm with a procession in front of the Student House A to the statue of H. G. Porthan (Porthan park, Vanha suurtori) and continues at 6.15 pm as a celebration meeting at the Council Hall of the City Hall of Turku (Aurakatu 2, 20100 Turku).

Procession to the statue of Porthan

Smart clothes according to the weather

At the celebration meeting

Black tie or everyday suit

Academic marks of honour

Meeting agenda

100

Opening of the meeting

101

Legality and quorum

102

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal:                Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

103

Announcements

Union meeting of the National Union of University Students in Finland 16– -17 Nov

Mon 19 Nov Meeting of group chairs

Mon 26 Nov Evening school

Wed 28 Nov, Meeting of the Student Union Council

Plan of Action and Target Programme 2019-2021
Medium-term economic plan for 2019-2021
Election of the Chair of the Executive Board
Decision on the size of the Executive Board
Election of the members of the Executive Board

December

Mon 3 Dec Evening school

Progress of actions outlined in the Strategy

Wed 5 Dec, Meeting of the Student Union Council

Election of the Executive Committee of Turku Student Newspaper
Election of the Support Committee
Determining the membership fee
Approval of the budget
Election of the auditor

104

Approval of the agenda

105

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

106

Greeting from the Rector of the University of Turku, Kalervo Väänänen

107

Distribution of marks of honour

On its anniversary, the Student Union distributes marks of honour under the bases provided in Chapter IX of the Rules. The Honour Committee distributes the marks of honour.

108

Other business

109

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                              Tuomas Dahlström                                                                                                Rauli Elenius

                              Chair of the Student Union Council                                                                         Secretary General                             

 

Decisions made at the 2018 celebration meeting of the Student Union Council

In the celebration meeting on 9 Nov 2018, no ordinary decisions were discussed. The Honour Committee had decided on the marks of honour of the Student Union as follows:

Ribbon of honour

Kalervo Väänänen

 

Merit ribbons

Lauri Liljenbäck

Kukka-Maaria Wessman

 

Badges of merit

Inari Harjuniemi

Saana Kallio   

Ville Laakso   

Jyri Lähdemaa

Paula Peltomaa

Pekka Rantala

Sanni Salmenoja

Miika Tiainen

 

Union badges

Kristian Dorra

Lauri Heinonen

Inka Helaniemi

Asser Junnila

Jenni Jäntti

Miretta Kujamäki

Katariina Kulha

Tanja Laimi

Jesper Lempiäinen

Nelli Mäkitalo

Otso Norblad

Otto Rouhiainen

Heidi Saarinen

Tapani Strander

Noora Wilen

Jukka Väisänen

 

Table standards

Hely Lahtinen

Night Club Marilyn

OP-pankki

 

Executive Board badges

Henni Hiltunen

Nella Keski-Oja

Olli-Pekka Paasivirta

Paavo Palanterä

Iina Ryhtä

Sini Saarinen

Emmi Simonen

Noel Snygg

 

Union ribbons

Jenni Laine

Terhikki Saari

Erkki Sutinen

Olli    Aarnio

Leo    Alho

Oskari    Anttila

Mari    van den Berg

Julia    Fesiuk

Kati    Haapala

Moona    Haapala

Tuuli    Halonen

Milla     Hautaoja

Krista    Heikkilä

Antti    Heinonen

Eino    Herhi

Ville    Hiltunen

Atte    Huhtala

Henry    Huovari

Sanni    Hyvönen

Suvi    Hyvönen

Emmi    Hämäläinen

Ida    Ijäs

Pinja    Immonen

Heidi    Isohanni

Oona    Jalonen

Anniina    Jokela

Sisu    Juhanoja

Lauri    Jussinmäki

Joona    Juusti

Maija    Kaapo

Auriina    Kaarento

Miia    Kaartinen

Noora    Kainulainen

Lauri    Kakko

Kiira    Kalke

Matias    Kari

Veli-Matti    Karjalainen

Arttu-Ville    Karppinen

Valtteri    Karttunen

Anniina    Kauppinen

Ilmari    Kautiala

Enni    Keskisaari

Aaro    Ketokulta

Jouko    Kiesiläinen

Mikko    Kiippa

Maria    Kjellman

Venla    Kokkomäki

Aleksi    Korpua

Emilia    Kortelainen

Jenni    Koskinen

Sanni    Koskinen

Olli    Kurtti

Vilppu    Kuusipalo

Santeri    Kärjä

Idamaria    Laine

Jenni    Laine

Laura    Lattu

Elina    Lehmikangas

Vilhelmiina    Lehti

Lauri    Lehtinen

Aulis    Lehto

Mirva    Leinonen

Jenna    Lind

Sanna    Lindgren

Mari    Linna

Nina    Liski

Janita    Louhelainen

Viola    Luokkala

Juho    Lähde

Johanna    Lähteelä

Johanna    Malin

Aleksei     Myller

Joonatan    Mäkelä

Atte    Mäkinen

Oona    Mäkinen

Saana    Naskali

Matti    Nikama

Markus    Nokkala

Niklas    Nurminen

Axel    Ojala

Veera    Paananen

Jani    Paasivirta

Eero    Pietilä

Jarno    Piltonen

Veera-Kristiina    Pirilä

Johanna    Pohjonen

Tuisku    Polvinen

Vili    Pouta

Kalle    Päivärinne

Aino    Rantanen

Teppo    Reinikainen

Laura     Rinnevuori

Kiia    Rouhelo

Venla     Rousku

Oona    Rouvinen

Eea    Saarela

Karoliina    Saastamoinen

Anniina    Salminen

Sanni    Salomaa

Sandra    Saranpää

Victor    Sarker

Anna    Savo

Peetu    Seilonen

Veera    Semi

Sara    Seppälä

Rume    Siemuri

Roni    Sirjonen

Tuukka    Sivonen

Carl    Sjövall

Martha    Snäll

Sara    Soikkeli

Silja-Maija    Spets

Juha    Sunikka

Timo    Suomi

Maria    Syväniemi

Maija     Talja

Vilho    Talvela

Emma    Talvitie

Matti    Tapani

Hanni    Tihilä

Sheri    Toivomäki

Roosa    Toivonen

Ira    Tulla

Marjaana    Tuominen

Anja    Turpeinen

Minna    Tuukkanen

Juho    Törhönen

Sofia    Utriainen

Joona    Uusitalo

Jasmin    Vahtera

Jussi    Wallin

Sanna    Varjonen

Hannele    Vilén

Karoliina    Virkkunen

Jussi    Väätäinen

Hanna    Yli-Paunu

Tero    Yrjölä

Henri    Zhang

 

Turku, 12 Nov 2018

                           Rauli Elenius

                           Secretary General

 

October

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

OCTOBER MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                   24 Oct 2018 at 6.15 pm

Place:               Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

86

Opening of the meeting

87

Legality and quorum

88

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal:                Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

89

Announcements

Preliminary meeting schedule for the autumn:

November

Fri 9 Nov Celebration meeting of the Student Union Council

Speech of celebration
Marks of honour

Union meeting of the National Union of University Students in Finland 16– -17 Nov

Mon 19 Nov Meeting of group chairs

Mon 26 Nov Evening school

Wed 28 Nov, Meeting of the Student Union Council

Plan of Action and Target Programme 2019-2021
Medium-term economic plan for 2019-2021
Election of the Chair of the Executive Board
Decision on the size of the Executive Board
Election of the members of the Executive Board

December

Mon 3 Dec Evening school

Progress of actions outlined in the Strategy

Wed 5 Dec Meeting of the Student Union Council

Election of the Executive Committee of Turku Student Newspaper
Election of the Support Committee
Determining the membership fee
Approval of the budget
Election of the auditor

90

Approval of the agenda

91

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

92

Preliminary debate on the Plan of Action and Target Programme

Appendix 1 Executive Board proposal for Plan of Action and Target Programme 2019–2021

The Executive Board and the staff have prepared a Plan of Action and a Target Programme 2019–2021 for the Student Union. The purpose of the Plan of Action and the Target Programme is to guide the activities of the Student Union in a short and medium term and to increase the long-range planning of influence work. The implementation of the targets in the Target Programme are annually monitored in connection with the update of the programme.                                                               

The majority of the projects are continuation from this year's projects in the Plan of Action. This year's Plan of Action can be read at  https://www.tyy.fi/sites/tyy.fi/files/toimintasuunnitelma_ja_tavoiteohjelma_2018-2020_eng.pdf.

The Student Union Council has been asked for ideas on projects for the Plan of Action in the evening school held on 24 Sep, in Slack and in the current preliminary debate. Based on the preliminary debate, the Executive Board prepares the changes in the Plan of Action and Target Programme. The Plan of Action and the Target Programme are approved in the November meeting of the Student Union Council.

Proposal: The Executive Board decides to propose to the Student Union Council to hold a preliminary debate on the Target Programme of the Plan of Action 2019–2021

93

Preliminary debate on the medium-term economic plan

Appendix 2 Medium-term economic plan for 2019-2021

The Financial Board has prepared a preliminary plan for TYY’s medium-term economic plan for 2019-2021. (Appendix 2)

Proposal: The Financial Board proposes to the Student Union to record the preliminary debate on TYY’s medium-term economic plan for 2019-2021.

94

Approval of the changes in the Election Rules

Appendix 3                                    Election Rules

The Elections of the Student Union Council are held every two years. The next elections will be in autumn 2019. The elections are organised according to the Election Rules of the Student Union, with regulations also on the Central Election Committee responsible for the organisation of the elections.

                              According to Section 5 of the valid Election Rules, the Central Election Committee is elected as follows:

                              "The Central Election Committee comprises of one competent person from each incumbent Student Union Council group at the time of the appointment of the Central Election Committee. The Student Union Council appoints the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Central Election Committee, and they shall be members mentioned in this paragraph. All members, including the Chair and the Vice-Chair, shall have personal deputy members."

                              The members of the Central Election Committee have in practice been tightly involved in the activities of the Student Union Council and typically stood as candidates themselves. Some problems have been seen in this, since the Central Election Committee is also the organ that supervises the organisation of the elections and the compliance with ethical rules. In addition, in the 2017 elections in the Student Union of the University of Tampere, one candidate was excluded from the elections. The candidate appealed to the Administrative Court, which stated in its decision that the exclusion of the candidate was incorrect, since people who themselves stood as candidates were making the decision. For these reasons, it is necessary to change the composition of TYY's Central Election Committee in order to prevent bias.

                              According to the proposal, changes would be made in Sections 5 and 8 in the Election Rules, excluding candidates in the elections and representatives of electoral coalitions form the Central Election Committee. At the same time, the number of members in the committee would be reduced to seven. In order to prevent that a small majority could appoint the committee, the election of the Chair and members would require 2/3 majority of the votes cast. Otherwise, the election method is similar to the election of the Executive Board.

                              According to paragraph 14 of Section 8(1) of the Rules of the Student Union, it is the task of the Student Union Council to approve the Election Rules of the Student Union.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the following changes in the Election Rules:

                              Section 5 would be amended as follows:

                              "Section 5 the Student Union Council elects latest in the March of the election year the Central Election Committee for the organisation of the elections, including a Chair, a Vice-Chair and five other members. The Student Union Council shall elect the Chair of the Central Election Committee. The Central Election Committee shall elect a Chair among its members.

                              If there are more than one candidate, the Chair shall receive two thirds of the votes cast. If nobody received the required majority in the first ballot, another ballot shall be organised between the two candidates with the most votes, applying the same majority rule.

                              In case of no unanimity, the election of the members of the Central Election Committee shall be held with closed ballot. Lists will be set for the voting, which each include the people proposed as the members of the Central Election Committee. The list shall always be presented complete. The same person may serve as a candidate on several lists, but the presenter of the list shall have the consent of the person in question. In order to be elected, the list must receive two thirds of the votes cast. If there are more than two lists in the first voting, and none of them receives more than two thirds of the provided votes, another vote shall be held, in which two lists which received the most votes in the first vote shall compete.

                              The members of the Central Election Committee cannot stand as candidates in the elections or serve as a representative of an electoral coalition.

                              The Secretary General or an employee appointed by the Secretary General shall serve as the Secretary of the Central Election Committee.

                              The Central Election Committee shall constitute a quorum when the Chair or the Vice-Chair and at least half of the other committee members or deputy members are present."

                              The following statement would be deleted from Section 8(2): "A member of the Central Election Committee may not serve as a representative of an electoral coalition."

95

Granting loan to Universtas Oy

                              The Student Union Council has received surplus and funds from sold investments, which are currently in a bank account. The funds were left as buffer in 2014, whilst the majority of the investment property of the Student Union were used to capitalise Universtas Oy. It is functional to invest the buffer funds safely but aspiring for a small profit, if possible. Both of these aims would be achieved by loaning the funds for the business of Universtas Oy. A suitable loan interest could be 3 percentage points. This would yield stable and predictable cash flow to the Student Union and simultaneously enable increasing the business of Universtas in accordance with the financial strategy.

                              According to the financial strategy:

                              "Investment property can be used to grant loans or capitalise business of the Student Union, if it is considered optimal. The Student Union Council makes the decision on the capitalisation or loan-granting."

                              According to the instructions for the investment activities:

                              "The management of the investment activities is outsourced to a more expert party. Currently, Universtas Oy manages the investments."

                              "TYY invests the significant surpluses of the organisational finances and the accrued property in Universtas, where the investment property is centralised. Aided by the Financial Secretary and Secretary General, the Financial Board shall assess the financial prospects of the near future and drafts a proposal to the Student Union Council on necessary new investments to Universtas."

Proposal:                The Financial Board proposes to the Student Union Council to decide to grant a loan to Universtas Oy, worth a maximum of EUR 200,000 on a fixed interest of three (3) percentage points, as well as to authorise the Chair and the Secretary General to sign the promissory note.

96

Appointing TYY representatives in the Delegation of Turku Student Village Foundation

Appendix 4                                    The proposal of the Election Committee for Delegation members and Vice-Chair

                              In accordance with the rules, Turku Student Village Foundation has requested the Student Union Council to appoint six members in the Delegation of 46 members, one of which also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Delegation.

                              According to Section 8 of the Rules of the Student Union, one of the tasks of the Student Union Council is to elect members in the Delegation of Turku Student Village Foundation.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to appoint six members in the Delegation of Turku Student Village Foundation, among which one as the Vice-Chair of the Delegation upon the proposal by the Election Committee

97

Approval of the changes in the Rules of Film Activities

Appendix 5                                    Rules of Film Activities

                             The activities of Film Board Kinokopla is regulated in the Rules of the Film Activities of the Student Union. The Film Board has requested that the Rules would enable increasing the size of the Board in order to facilitate the organisation of film events and the relaunch of the film magazine Zoom. They have proposed that the number of members of the new Board, including the Chair, would be 9–13 instead of the current 7–9. A formal proposal has not been made. Therefore, the Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council has made the proposal.

                              According to paragraph 14 of Section 8(1) of the Rules of the Student Union, it is the task of the Student Union Council to approve Rules of the Student Union.

Proposal:                 The Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the change of the first sentence in Section 2(1) of the Rules of Film Activities as follows:

                              The Executive Board members appoints in the Film Board of the Student Union 9–13 members of the Student Union upon the proposal of the present Film Board.

98

Other business

99

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                              Henni Hiltunen                                                                       Rauli Elenius

                              Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council                                   Secretary General    

APPENDICES

Appendix 1                                                                 Executive Board proposal for Plan of Action and Target Programme 2019–2021

Appendix 2                                                                 Medium-term economic plan for 2019-2021

Appendix 3                                                                 Election Rules

Appendix 4                                                                 The proposal of the Election Committee for Delegation members and Vice-Chair

Appendix 5                                                                 Rules of Film Activities                 

 

Decisions made in the October meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 24 Oct 2018, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to record the preliminary debate on the Plan of Action and Target Programme 2019–2021
  • to record the preliminary debate on the middle-term Financial Plan 2019-2021
  • to approve the changes regarding the composition of the Central Election Committee in the Election Rules
  • to provide a maximum of EUR 200 000 loan to Universtas Oy
  • to appoint the following people as the representatives of TYY in the Delegation of Turku Village Foundation:

                    Laura Aaltonen

                    Anna-Liisa Hautajärvi

                    Mikael Dahlström

                    Anni Mylläri

                    Iina Ryhtä

                    Olli-Pekka Paasivirta

                    and that Laura Aaltonen is appointed as the Vice-Chair of the Delegation.

  • to approve the changes in the Rules on the Film Board that increase the number of members in the Film Board.

Turku, 24 Oct 2018

 

September

SEPTEMBER MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                   26 Sep 2018 at 6.15 pm

                                                                                                                                       

Place:              Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

73

Opening of the meeting

74

Legality and quorum

75

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal: Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

76

Announcements

Preliminary meeting schedule for the autumn:

October

Mon 15 Oct Meeting of the Group Chairs

Mon 22 Oct Evening school

Wed, 24 Oct Meeting of the Student Union Council (NB! Date)

Election of TYY representatives in TYS Delegation 2019–2021
Preliminary debate: Medium-term economic plan 2019-2021
Preliminary debate: Plan of Action and Target Programme 2019-2021
Election rules

November

Fri, 9 Nov Celebration meeting of the Student Union Council

Speech of celebration
Marks of honour

Union meeting of the National Union of University Students in Finland 16– -17 Nov

Mon 19 Nov Meeting of group chairs

Mon 26 Nov Evening school

Wed 28 Nov, Meeting of the Student Union Council

Plan of Action and Target Programme 2019-2021
Medium-term economic plan for 2019-2021
Election of the Chair of the Executive Board
Decision on the size of the Executive Board
Election of the members of the Executive Board

December

Mon 3 Dec Evening school

Progress of actions outlined in the Strategy

Wed 5 Dec, Meeting of the Student Union Council

Election of the Executive Committee of Turku Student Newspaper
Election of the Support Committee
Determining the membership fee
Approval of the budget
Election of the auditor

77

Approval of the agenda

78

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

79

Mid-year review

Appendix 1                                                                                                                           Mid-year review

The Executive Board and the staff have prepared a mid-year review, which aims at describing the activities of the first half of the year and to serve as the basis for the plan of action to be drafted in December. The mid-year review has been presented orally to the Student Union Council in May meeting. It has been agreed with the Chair of the Student Union Council that a written review shall be submitted for the Student Union Council only in the first meeting of the autumn, because the preparation of the Agenda took resources of the staff, the Student Union Council and the Executive Board in the spring.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to record the mid-year review.

80

Deciding on TYY’s candidates for the Board of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL)

The Union meeting of the National Union of University Students in Finland will be held in Espoo Otaniemi on 16-17 Nov. The Union meeting also elects a Board for 2019, and TYY has the possibility to set a candidate/s for Executive Board Chair and/or member/s.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to decide on TYY’s candidate/s to SYL Board.

81

On deciding TYY candidates in the Board of the Students' Sports Federation (OLL)

The Union meeting of the Finnish Student Sports Federation will be organised from 8 to 9 Nov in Lahti. The Union meeting also elects a Board for 2019, and TYY has the possibility to set a candidate/s for Executive Board Chair and/or member/s.

Proposal:The Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Student Union Council to decide on TYY’s candidate/s to OLL Board.

82

Appointment of representatives in SYL Union meeting

SYL Union meeting will be held on 16-17 November in Otaniemi, Espoo.  Each Student Union that is a member of the Union is entitled to send one representative per each incipient thousand students, according to the number of members in November in the previous year. In addition, a personal deputy representative for the representatives or a general deputy representative for the entire delegation can also be elected. The number of TYY’s regular Union meeting representatives is 15. In 2017, the participation fees for the Union meeting where 125€ for a regular representative, 150€ for a deputy member and 210€ for observers.

                    

If there are changes before the meeting in the Union meeting representatives elected by the Student Union Council, the Student Union Executive Board may complement the representatives to the Union meeting.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to elect fifteen (15) representatives for the Union meeting and if needed, their personal deputy representatives, eventual observes, and to decide that the Executive Board may complement the union meeting representatives if needed.

83

Appointing the Honour Committee

                            In accordance with Chapter IX of the Rules of the Student Union, TYY distributes ribbons and badges for distinguished actors. According to the Rules:

                            “Section 87 Honour Committee

The Honour Committee of the Student Union decides on the distribution of ribbons and badges. The Student Union Council annually appoints the Chair and five members of the Honour Committee. The person elected in the Honour Committee shall have a ribbon of praise of the Student Union. In addition, the Chair of the Student Union Council serves as a member of the committee. The Secretary General of the Student Union shall serve as the secretary of the Honour committee."

The following persons are entitled to work in the Honour Committee (since 1991): Jarmo Linden, Jorma Jäntti, Kimmo Ketonen, Lea Saarikivi, Markku Hannula, Kari Karjalainen, Sirpa Kuronen, Juhani Soini, Petri Lempinen, Merja Kulonen, Maarit Saviranta, Erja Sallinen, Tiina Laiho, Mikko Sedig, Petteri Orpo, Sirpa Hartojoki, Matti Laihonen, Jarkko Kotamäki, Kirsi Vuorinen, Taina Kölhi, Sami Nieminen, Elias Aarnio, Teemu Hankamäki, Olli Järvelä, Mats Kommonen, Susanna Kärki, Tommi Laukka, Lasse Miettinen, Johanna Kärki, Sami Koivula, Olli Välke (ent. Raimo), Laura Keihäs, Markus Vähä-Piikkiö, Mika Peltola, Samuli Lintula, Niko Kyynäräinen, Eric Carver, Katja Sauvola, Tytti Sokura, Markus Yli-Jokipii, Lauri Luoto, Aki Halonen, Mikko Soukkanen, Niklas Mannfolk, Topi Artukka, Toni Eklund, Laura Heinonen, Tuomo Liljenbäck, Haron Walliander, J. Tuomas Harviainen, Tomi Nyström, Jukka Vornanen, Anna Mäkipää, Rauli Elenius, Elias Laitinen, Matti Lajunen, Sini Terävä, Juha Isotalo, Lotta Aarikka Tero Ahlgren, Joel Holmén, Essi Karvonen, Aku-Mathias Kähkönen, Matti Vähä-Heikkilä, Juha Laurila and Minttu Naarminen.

The person elected in the Honour Committee shall have consented to work as in the Honour Committee. The previously mentioned persons have been requested of their consent for the task. Student Union Council Chair and the Secretary General prepare the issue for the Student Union Council.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to appoint the Honour Committee of the Student Union upon the proposal of the Student Union Council Chair:

Lotta Aarikka, Chair

Topi Artukka

Laura Heinonen

Essi Karvonen

Mats Kommonen

Aku-Mathias Kähkönen

84

Other business

85

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

 

                           Henni Hiltunen                                                                      Rauli Elenius

                           Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council                                  Secretary General   

APPENDICES

Appendix 1                                                                                                                           Mid-year review

 

Decisions made in the September meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 26 Sep 2018, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to record the mid-year report.
  • not to propose anyone to SYL Board.
  • not to propose anyone to OLL Board.
  • to send the following persons as TYY's representatives in the SYL union meeting:

Regular member                             Deputy member

Matias Heikola                               Juuso Makkonen

Kristian Raitio                                Meeri Hannula

Otto Elomäki                                 Noel Snygg

Eemil Säynäslahti                          Sandra Saranpää

Olli Haapala                                   Henni Hiltunen

Tapani Strander                              Sauli Seittenranta

Risto Jokinen                                  Matias Virta

Paavo Palanterä                              Lauri Heinonen

Emmi Simonen                               Laura-Maria Poikela

Heli Luukkonen                               Camilla Saarinen

Sini Saarinen                                  Saana Kallio

Inari Harjuniemi                              Janne Salakka

Arttu Minkkinen                              Siiri Tikkanen

Olli-Pekka Paasivirta                      Katariina Kulha

Roope Ruohonen                           Anni Mylläri

and observer Rauli Elenius

  • that the Executive Board may complement the list of Union meeting representatives, if needed.
  • to appoint the following persons in the Honour Committee of the Student Union:

Lotta Aarikka, Chair

Topi Artukka

Laura Heinonen

Essi Karvonen

Mats Kommonen

Aku-Mathias Kähkönen

Tuomas Dahlström, Chair of the Student Union Council

Rauli Elenius, Secretary General, Secretary

 

Turku, 27 Sep 2018

 

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

May

STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

MAY MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

 

Time:                    16 May 2018 at 6.15 pm

Place:               Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

63

Opening of the meeting

64

Legality and quorum

65

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal:                 Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

66

Announcements

                        

                                Preliminary meeting schedule for the spring:

Mon 7 May       Meeting of the Group Chairs

Mon 14 May      evening school

Wed, 16 May    Meeting of the Student Union Council: Political agenda

67

Approval of the agenda

68

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

69

TYY's resignation from Students' Sports Federation (OLL)

                                Group Lex considers student sports as part of well-being and we deem well-being as a crucial part of student life. Our group wants that TYY makes in the future more effective promotion of students' sports interests in each campus town. The main emphasis in the promotion of students' sports interests should be at remote campuses currently, because compared to the main campus, sports have been organised in a more expensive manner there and the sports possibilities are not so versatile as in the main campus. Hence, progress at remote campuses requires more interest promotion and development.

                                In Finland, there are several actors who promote sports interests that also benefit students of higher education institutions. Research activities related to sports will certainly be funded and several different organisations conduct research currently in Finland. Hence, Group Lex does not consider national interest promotion organisation in sports for higher education institution students necessary, at least in the current form of Students' Sports Federation.

                                Our Group finds that OLL activities have recently emphasised too many issues that TYY does not benefit as much as it could if sports interest were promoted with further resources at the local level. For several years, TYY has requested OLL to develop its communication and activities into more interest promotion, but despite of active participation and development suggestions, change into our proposed direction has not occurred over the years. Group Lex suggests that TYY resigns from OLL.

                                Group Lex considers that for the future and continuity of the promotion of sports interests of TYY members, it would be good if the money saved from OLL membership fee would be used in the coming years for the fee of one (additional/new) Member of the Executive Board. The field of operation/sector of responsibility of the new member could be e.g. the review of the interest needs of remote campuses and the promotion of sports services in cooperation with the new Satakunta higher education sports and in close cooperation with the active members of Pori and Rauma subject-specific organisations. In addition, as company cooperation has been maid the main sector and volunteers have been added at the responsibility of one member, the workload of the Executive Board has been further increased, which would favour adding one additional member.  It would be necessary to discuss this new member in late this year when deciding the size of the Executive Board.

Proposal:                 Group Lex proposes to the Student Union Council to decide that TYY resign from Students' Sports Federation (OLL) and that the money saved from the 2019 membership fee be specifically guided to promotion of sports interests at remote campuses.

70

Political agenda

Appendix 1         Executive Board proposal for TYY’s Political Agenda

                                In its April 18th meeting, the Student Union Council held a preliminary debate on the revision of the Political Agenda. On the basis of the wishes presented in the debate and of the previously assessed revision needs, the Executive Board has made textual revisions in the agenda, while maintaining a relatively light process. A document will be delivered to the Student Union Council that includes the changes made on the basis of the preliminary debate. Changes have sought to be justified with comments and include the group which made the change suggestion.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the revised Political Agenda.

71

Other business

72

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                                Tuomas Dahlström                                                                     Rauli Elenius

                                Chair of the Student Union Council                                              Secretary General   

APPENDICES

Appendix 1         Executive Board proposal for TYY’s Political Agenda

 

Decisions made in the May 2018 meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 16 May 2018, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku decided:

  • to reject the proposal to resign from Students' Sports Federation.
  • to approve the changes in the Political Agenda.

Turku, 18 May 2018

April

 

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

 

APRIL MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                    18 Apr 2018 at 6.15 pm

Place:               Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

52

Opening of the meeting

53

Legality and quorum

54

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal:                 Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

55

Announcements

                          

                                Preliminary meeting schedule for the spring:

Mon 9 Apr       Meeting of the Group Chairs

Mon 16 Apr     Evening school, topic Strategy

Wed, 18 Apr    Meeting of the Student Union Council: Preliminary debate on the political agenda

Mon 7 May      Meeting of the Group Chairs

Mon 14 May    Evening school

Wed, 16 May   Meeting of the Student Union Council: Political agenda

56

Approval of the agenda

57

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

58

Preliminary debate on revising the Political Agenda

Appendix 1      Draft of the Political Agenda for preliminary debate of the Student Union Council

                                The central political lines of TYY are defined in the Political Agenda. The Student Union Council revises the Agenda once per term. The Agenda was last revised in 2016. A preliminary debate should be held on the Political Agenda before it is approved in May 2018 meeting.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to record a preliminary debate on TYY's Political Agenda.

59

Supplementary budget for Turku Student Newspaper

                                In its meeting on 28 March, the Student Union Council decided to elect the person completing the review of Turku Student Newspaper. With the decision, the costs of the review were raised by approximately EUR 10,000.  

Decision:               The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to approve Turku Student Newspaper supplementary budget worth €10,000.

60

Member proposal: Commitment of TYY to the aims of the campaign "Fossil free"

Appendix 2      Justification memo of the member proposal

Appendix 3      From risks to possibilities. Investor's guide to control climate risks (WWF & Mandatum Life)

Appendix 4       The Carbon Underground 200 -list

Appendix 5        Appeal for Fossil Free campaign

                                Fossil Free Turku campaign proposes to the Student Union Council to decide whether TYY (Universtas Oy) should publicly remove its investments from the companies listed in Carbon Underground 200, as required in the Student Union Council proposal (Appendix 2).

                                With the proposal material, a list on persons who have signed the appeal on the matter is submitted. The list includes students, alumni, University staff and persons who have not informed their relationship with the Student Union.

Proposal:                 Members of the Student Union Mikko Harteela, Valtteri Moilanen, Sonja Perkiö, Ukri-Pekka Puruskainen, Kaisa Seppänen and Liisa Sydänmetsä propose to the Student Union Council that it decide whether TYY (Universtas Oy) should publicly remove its investments from the companies producing fossil fuels:

                                I. By freezing all new investments in the companies producing fossil fuels listed in Carbon Underground 200 list of Fossil Free indexes.

                                II. By reviewing all current investments in companies producing fossil fuels listed in Carbon Underground 200. (In a similar vein, TYY's investments can be transferred to funds that do not include currently or in the future companies in Carbon Underground 200 list).

                                III. By dismissing direct ownership within five years of the shares of these companies as well as other investments instruments such as funds that invest resources in the shares of these companies or bonds, and by transferring its investments in investment targets more sustainable for the society and environment, in line with the values, tasks and mission of the University, and by reporting on the progress in achieving the above-mentioned targets in its annual report.

                                IV. By making a divestment decision publicly as part of the global Fossil Free campaign.

61

Other business

62

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                                Tuomas Dahlström                                                                                               Rauli Elenius

                                Chair of the Student Union Council                                                                         Secretary General   

APPENDICES

Appendix 1      Draft of the Political Agenda for preliminary debate of the Student Union Council

Appendix 2      Justification memo of the member proposal

Appendix 3      From risks to possibilities. Investor's guide to control climate risks (WWF & Mandatum Life)

Appendix 4      The Carbon Underground 200 -list

Appendix 5      Appeal for Fossil Free campaign

In its meeting on 18 Apr 2018, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to approve the member initiative on refraining from investing in securities based on fossil fuels.
  • to record a preliminary debate on TYY’s political agenda.
  • to approve the supplementary budget of EUR 10,000 for Turku Student Newspaper.

Turku, 18 Apr 2018

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

March

MARCH MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                    28 Mar 2018 at 6.15 pm

Place:               Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

40

Opening of the meeting

41

Legality and quorum

42

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal:                 Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

43

Announcements

                            

                                Preliminary meeting schedule for the spring:

Mon 19 Mar      Meeting of the Group Chairs

Mon 26 Mar      Evening school, topic finances

Wed, 28 Mar    Meeting of the Student Union Council

Mon 9 Apr       Meeting of the Group Chairs

Mon 16 Apr      Evening school, topic Strategy

Wed, 18 Apr    Meeting of the Student Union Council: Preliminary debate on the political agenda

Mon 7 May         Meeting of the Group Chairs

Mon 14 May      Evening school, topics recruiting, communication and mid-year review

Wed, 16 May        Meeting of the Student Union Council: Political agenda

44

Approval of the agenda

45

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

46

TYY’s Annual Report from 2017

Appendix 1                                                                                                                           Annual Report and Financial Statement 2017

                                Annual report has been drafted for 2017 activities. Projects of the plan of action and continuous activities have their own parts. There are also separate parts for financial and administrative issues and e.g. for the meetings of the Executive Board and officials.

Section 8(1) paragraph 12 and Section 9(3) of the Rules of the Student Union

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve TYY's annual report 2017.

47

TYY’s Financial statement from 2017

Appendix 1                                                                                                                           Annual Report and Financial Statement 2017

                                A financial statement for 2017 has been drafted, demonstrating a surplus of approximately EUR 24,700.

Section 8(1) paragraph 11 and Section 9(3) of the Rules of the Student Union

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve TYY's Financial Statement 2017.

48

Decision on the discharge from liability of the Executive Board and other liable persons

Appendix 1                                                                                                                           Annual Report and Financial Statement 2017

                                According to the Rules of the Student Union, the discharge from liability of the previous term shall be decided at the latest in the April regular meeting of the Student Union Council. With the Financial Statement, the statement from the auditor is provided for the Student Union Council.

Section 8(1) paragraph 11 and Section 9(3) of the Rules of the Student Union

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to decide on the discharge from liability for the accounts of the 2017 Executive Board and other people liable for the finances of the Student Union.

49

Deciding on the person reviewing the format of Turku Student Newspaper

                           

Appendices 2–5                           Offers for the format review

                                The Board of Turku Student Newspaper received four offers related to format review in due time. Three offers were not covered by the budgeted amount and we did not feel able to make the decision on the fourth offer, since the following is stated in the decision of the Student Union Council concerning the format review:

                                "An external expert has to be used in the review to make sure the independence of the review."

                                I started discussion in the Group Chair meeting on 21 Feb on what the Student Union Council means with an "external expert" and by yesterday, 3/4 of the commented groups felt that a party included in the Student Union does not fulfil the criteria for an external expert. We feel that discussion on the definition of the "external expert" is not finished, since the groups disagree on what it means, and we therefore were not able to make a decision on the matter. The Board was unanimous in the matter.

Proposal:                 The Board of Turku Student Newspaper proposes to the Student Union Council to decide on the measures related to the offers to the tender on the format review of Turku Student Newspaper and if necessary, authorises TYY Executive Board to conclude an agreement with the expert decided.

50

Other business

51

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                                Tuomas Dahlström                                                                     Rauli Elenius

                                Chair of the Student Union Council                                              Secretary General   

APPENDICES

Appendix 1                                                                                             Annual Report and Financial Statement 2017

Appendices 2–5                                                                                     Offers for the format review

 

Decisions made in the March meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 28 Mar 2018, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to approve TYY’s annual report from 2017.
  • to approve TYY’s financial statement from 2017.
  • To discharge 2017 Executive Board and other people liable for the finances of the Student Union from liability for the accounts.
  • to elect the format reviewer of Turku Student Newspaper:

Turku, 28 Mar 2018

February

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

FEBRUARY MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                 26 Feb 2018 at 6.15 pm

Place:               Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

29

Opening of the meeting

30

Legality and quorum

31

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal:                 Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

32

Announcements

Preliminary meeting schedule for the spring:

Mon 19 Feb      Meeting of the Group Chairs

Wed, 21 Feb    Evening school, topics promotion of students interests and equality

Fri, 23 Feb       Merge anniversary, evening among Student Union Councils of 2016–2017 and 2018–2019.

Mon 26 Feb     Meeting of the Student Union Council: Project plans of the Executive Board

Mon 19 Mar     Meeting of the Group Chairs

Mon 26 Mar     Evening school, topic finances

Wed, 28 Mar    Meeting of the Student Union Council: Annual report, financial statement, discharge from liability

Mon 9 Apr        Meeting of the Group Chairs

Mon 16 Apr      Evening school, topic Strategy

Wed, 18 Apr    Meeting of the Student Union Council (possibly in Rauma): Preliminary debate on the political agenda

Mon 7 May      Meeting of the Group Chairs

Mon 14 May    Evening school, topics recruiting, communication and mid-year review

Wed, 16 May   Meeting of the Student Union Council: Political agenda

33

Approval of the agenda

34

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

35

Implementation plan of the plan of action

Appendix 1         Implementation plan of the plan of action 2018

The Executive Board and the staff have prepared an implementation plan of the plan of action in order to support the daily work of the office, outlining division of responsibility and preliminary schedule. In addition, it opens up measures in order to reach the objectives in the plan of action approved by the Student Union Council. The document also describes the own plans of the fields of responsibility that are not included in the plan of action.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to record the implementation plan of the 2018 plan of action.

36

Joint development cooperation project of SYL and TYY

Appendix 2                  TYY-SYL cooperation

Appendix 3                  Project presentation

Appendix 4                  SYL's email on the issue

SYL is planning a new development cooperation project in Guatemala with its long-term partner organisation AMEU (organisation of Maya university students). The aim of the project is to improve the political, citizenship and management skills of Maya students. SYL has requested the Student Unions to inform their interest to participate in the project by February 2018 so that the Student Unions participating in the project can be part of the planning of the project.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to decide that SYL participates in the joint project of SYL and possibly other Student Unions for 2019–2021 with the maximum annual share of EUR 5,000.

37

Organising the April meeting of the Student Union Council in Rauma

During the term 2016–2017, the Student Union Council convened once in Rauma and once in Pori. Eduxi proposes that this is repeated also during the term 2018–2019. Convening at all campuses of the university during the Student Union Council term would be important also for the representatives from Rauma and Pori. In addition, it would be good that the Student Union Council would get to know the remote campuses of the university.

Proposal:                 Eduxi proposes that the April meeting of the Student Union Council is organised in Rauma.

38

Other business

39

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                                Tuomas Dahlström                                                                                             Rauli Elenius

                                Chair of the Student Union Council                                                                       Secretary General   

APPENDICES

Appendix 1         Implementation plan of the plan of action 2018

Appendix 2        TYY-SYL cooperation

Appendix 3         Project presentation

Appendix 4         SYL's email on the issue

 

Decisions made in the February meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 26 Feb 2017, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to record the implementation plan of the 2018 plan of action.
  • that TYY participates in the joint Guatemala project of SYL and possibly other Student Unions for 2019–2021 with the maximum annual share of EUR 5,000.
  • to visit and have a meeting at a remote campus (Pori or Rauma) to be decided later, during the Student Union Council term 2018–2019.

Turku, 26 Feb 2018

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

January

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

JANUARY MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                    30 Jan 2018 at 6.15 pm

Place:               Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

19

Opening of the meeting

20

Legality and quorum

21

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

Proposal:                 Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes, who also serve as vote tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited as a vote teller.

22

Announcements

                        

                                The meeting schedule of the spring will be specified, and it is not announced on the agenda yet.

23

Approval of the agenda

24

Electing the Support Committee

                                According to the Regulation on Organisations and Financial Support:

                                "Section 8 Members

                            

                                An open search for the Committee shall be organised, on the basis of which the Election Committee shall draft a proposal for the Student Union Council. The Support Committee includes Chair and six to ten (6-10) ordinary members among the members of the Student Union. A Member of the Executive Board of the Student Union shall serve as the Chair of the Committee. The Committee shall elect a Vice-Chair among its members. The Chairs of the Student Union Council and the Executive Board as well as the Secretary General and the Specialist for Student Organisations shall have a right of attendance and right to speak at the Committee meetings. The Board shall constitute a quorum when the Chair or a Vice-Chair and at least half of the members if the Committee are present. The Executive Board shall elect a new member to replace a resigned or prevented member until the end of the Committee's term. The term of the Committee lasts one calendar year. The Student Union Council elects the Committee during November-December." The regulation entered into force in the beginning of the year. Therefore, the Committee will be exceptionally elected only in January.

Regulation on Organisations and Financial Support Section 8.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to elect a Support Committee on the proposal of the Election Committee and to appoint a Member of the Executive Board, Emmi Simonen, as its chair.

25

Travel allowances for the meetings of the Student Union and its sub-committees

                                According to Section 8(2) paragraph 16 of the Rules of the Student Union, it is the task of the Student Union Council to decide on the travel allowances to the meetings of the Student Union Council and its sub-organs

                                During the term 2016-2017, the travel allowances were paid as follows: "[T]hat travel expenses to the members and deputy members of the Student Union and the organs elected by it will be calculated primarily as the cost of the most affordable public transport or as actual direct costs to the Student Union Council meetings, evening classes and other official events of the organs elected by the Student Union Council in Finland from the permanent place of study or, if required by studies, from another city to Turku. The decision will be applied retrospectively to the training events, evening classes and meetings of the Student Union Council.

Student Union Rules Section 8

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to decide on travel allowances to the meetings of the Student Union and its sub-organs.

26

Other business

27

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                                Tuomas Dahlström                                                                     Rauli Elenius

                                Chair of the Student Union Council                                              Secretary General   

 

In its meeting on 30 Jan 2018, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to elect the following people in the Support Committee

Emmi Simonen, Chair

Ville Forsström

Henna-Riikka Lahtinen

Niklas Luomala

Juuso Marttila

Sanni Salmenoja

Sauli Seittenranta

Carl Sjövall

Juho Taskinen

Teppo Vättö

Jussi Väätäinen

  • on the travel allowances of the Student Union Council and members of its elected committees.

Turku, 30 Jan 2018

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

2017

Organisational Meeting of the Student Union Council

ORGANISATIONAL MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL  

Time:                    28 Nov 2017 at 6.15 pm  

Place:                Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku  

Meeting agenda  

1

Opening of the meeting   

Before the start of its term, between November 20 and December 10, the Student Union Council convenes in an organisational meeting, where the Executive Board and the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council, Financial Board and Election Committee (Section 9, TYY Rules) 

2

Legality and quorum  

The invitation to the Student Union Council meeting has to be electronically sent, or in writing upon the request of the Council members, to all Council members and the meeting must be noted at the official bulletin board of the Student Union at least seven (7) days before the meeting. The invitation must state all the items to be discussed. With two-thirds (2/3) majority, the Student Union Council may discuss an item that was not mentioned in the invitation.

The Student Union Council constitutes a quorum when at least twenty (20) members and the Chair or Vice-Chair are present (Section 9, TYY Rules).

3

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers  

In the beginning of a meeting of the Student Union Council, the Chair calls two members of the Council to serve as scrutinisers of the decision minutes (Section 21, TYY Rules).    

An eventual election is held, and the votes are counted by three tellers, who must be Council members, invited by the Chair in the beginning of the meeting (Section 10, TYY Rules).

Proposal: Chair invites two scrutinisers of the minutes who also serve as tellers. In addition to them, one person is invited to serve as a teller.

4

Announcements   

22 Nov       Panel discussion of the Executive Board candidates

28 Nov       The second training event for the Student Union Council at 4 p.m. in Granö hall (Natura) before the organisational meeting.

6 Dec        Independence Day Torch Procession

 

STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

Decisions made in the October meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 28 Nov 2017, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to elect Tuomas Dahlström as the Chair of the Student Union Council
  • to elect Henni Hiltunen as the Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council
  • to elect Inari Harjuniemi as the Chair of the Executive Board
  • to elect six persons in the Executive Board, the members of which include:

Paavo Palanterä

Olli-Pekka Paasivirta

Iina Ryhtä

Sini Saarinen

Emmi Simonen

Noel Snygg

  • to elect the following persons in the Election Committee:

Eemil Säynäslahti, Chair

  • Otto Elomäki               
  • Helmer Haapala        
  • Katariina Kulha          
  • Kalle Kuusisto            
  • Onni-Pekka Simola  
  • Teppo Vättö

 

  • to elect the following persons in the Board of Turku Student Newspaper:

Saana Kallio, Chair

Leo Alho

Saara Gratschev

Sara Koiranen

Miikka Koski

Nina Liski                     

Simo Nuuttila

  • to appoint the following persons in the Election Committee:

                                       Regular member                 Deputy member/s

Hybridiaani                       Matias Virta, Chair              Maria Nieminen and Tiina Nokelainen

TYY Terveeksi                   Simo Nuuttila                     Tapani Strander and Carl Sjövall

Green list                         Susanna Lemström            Venla Nurminen

Humanistilista                  Otso Norblad                     Crista Sinisalo

Green Left                       Arttu Minkkinen                  Pekka Rantala

Torchbearers                   Eetu Niemi                         Sanni Soilampi

Oikeat                           Sami Löfman                       Roope Ruohonen and Ville Ruuskanen

Eduxi                             Emma Bowles                    Kari Hemanus and Ilmari Immonen

TSE-lista                        Oula Huttunen                    Henri Zhang

Group Lex                     Heli Luukkonen, Vice-Chair   Anna Correa de Mora and Essi Lehto

  • that each Student Union Council group may change the members in the Election Committee by announcing it in a meeting of the Student Union Council.
  • to continue the term of the centenary history during the term of the Student Union Council 2018-2019 and to appoint Tuomas Dahlström as a member of the committee in replacement of Lassi Laine
  • to elect PricewaterhouseCoopers as the auditors for 2018
  • to set last Wednesday of each month at 8.15 p.m. as the regular meeting time of the Student Union Council

 

Turku, 28 Oct 2017

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

November

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

OCTOBER MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL 

The Agenda and appendices (in Finnish) at https://www.tyy.fi/fi/ylioppilaskunta/edustajisto/edustajiston-poytakirjat-ja-esityslistat  

Time:                    22 Nov 2017 at 6.15 pm 

Place:                Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku 

Meeting agenda 

249

Opening of the meeting  

250

Legality and quorum 

251

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers 

252

Announcements 

 Autumn schedule:                                  

13 Nov            November Chair meeting                               

20 Nov            November evening school

22 Nov           November meeting (student representatives of the University Board and Collegiate Council,

approval of the plan of action and budget, approval of the regulation on organisations)

Tue, 28 Nov       organisation meeting of the new Student Union Council (election of the Chairs, Executive

Board, Financial Board, Board of Turku Student Newspaper, Chair of the Election Committee and scrutinisers of the minutes, continuation of the term of the 100th anniversary history committee, regular meeting time) 

253

Approval of the agenda 

254

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board 

255

Election of student representatives in the University Board for the term 1 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2019

Appendix 1                  Proposal on the student representatives to be elected in the University Board and the

election method

Appendix 2                  Applications and CVs of Jyri Lähdemaa, Riina Lumme and Paula Peltomaa (will be delivered

according to the list of participants in accordance with the invitation to the meeting)

The Board is the highest decision-making organ of the university. The tasks of the Board include deciding on the central aims and strategy of the university, to elect the Rector, to decide on the university budget and to draft a financial statement, approve the regulations of the university, decide on the operational structure of the university, make a proposal on changing the educational responsibility to the Ministry of Culture and Education as well as to decide on the number of students admitted to the university (Section 14 of the Universities Act, Section 12 of the Regulation of the University of Turku)

 

The Board of the University of Turku includes ten members: two representatives from each internal group, including students, and four external members decided By the University Collegiate Council. The term of the Board is four years. The term of the student representatives has been divided into two terms of two years, and we are now electing the student representatives for 2018 and 2019.

According to TYY Regulation guiding the election of student representatives in the university administration, the Student Union Council elects the student representatives upon a proposal of the Election Committee. According to the Universities Act, the University Collegiate Council confirms the election of the Student Union Council they confirm the entire Board.

TYY Executive Board has declared the posts of student representatives open from 25 Sep to 31 Oct 2017. Five applications were received in due time. The Election Committee interviewed all the applicants.

On the basis of the applications and the interviews, the Election Committee made a proposal to the Student Union Council on the persons to be elected in the Board. The Election Committee proposes that the student representatives be elected in two phases. This will ensure the possibility of the Student Union Council to take a stance on both individual applicants and the entirety of the applicants. The justifications for the proposal have been delivered in appendix. The applications of all five applicants are visible in the meeting.

In the search for student representatives in the Board and the election proposal considered, inter alia: previous experience in university administration, motivation and commitment to the task, visions on reforming the university, initiative and presentation skills as well as knowledge of the finances of the University of Turku. The proposal took into account the equal gender distribution in the organ. All applicants were required to have good oral and written skills in Finnish (mother tongue or level B). The student representatives are required to regularly report to the Student Union.

Proposal:                 The Election Committee proposes to the Student Union Council to conduct the election of student representatives in two phases:

                                They propose that in the first phase, one female and one male will be elected as student representatives.

                           

                               They propose that in the second phase, the male student in the University Board is elected Jyri Lähdemaa and an election will be held between the female representatives, Paula Peltomaa and Riina Lumme.

256

Election of student representatives in the University Collegiate Council for the term 1 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2019

Appendix 3                  The proposal of the Election Committee for the University Collegiate Council

University Collegiate Council is the highest organ representing the university community at large. The tasks of the University Collegiate Council include deciding on the number of members in the University Board and the length of the term of the Board and its members as well as the fee of the Chair and members in the Board, electing other members of the University Board besides those representing the staff and students, confirming the election of the Board members elected By the university community groups, electing auditors of the university, confirming the financial statement and annual report of the university as well as deciding on the discharge from liability of the Board members and Rector. In addition to this, in accordance with the task added in Spring 2015, the University Collegiate Council of the University of Turku convenes to discuss significant issues concerning the entire university. 

In accordance with the Regulation of the university, the University Collegiate Council includes 30 members and their personal deputy members. Ten members represent students. The term of the Collegiate Council is four terms, but the term has been divided into two two-year terms for student representatives. TYY Executive Board has declared the search for student representatives open from 25 Sep to 31 Oct 2017. The search was prolonged until 3 Nov for the Collegiate Council. Within due time, 23 applications were submitted. One application arrived late after the end of the search period.

In the election of the student representatives in the University Collegiate Council and in the election proposal, attention was paid to, inter alia: previous promotion of student interests in student organisations and university administration, motivation and commitment to the task, equal representation of the faculties and the equal gender distribution of student representatives in the organ. All applications were required good oral and written skills in Finnish (mother tongue or level B).

According to TYY Regulation instructing the election of student representatives in university administration, the Student Union Council decides the student representatives in the University Collegiate Council upon the proposal of the Election Committee. Justified proposal has been appended.

Proposal:                 The Election Committee proposes to the Student Union Council to elect the student representatives in the University Collegiate Council for the term 1 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2019 as follows:

regular member                personal deputy member

Henri Viitanen                     Miika Tiainen

Matias Virta                        Moona Haapala

Tapani Strander                   Simo Nuuttila

Tuomas Dahlström               Ilari Sarja

Tira Kivilähde                      Saana Kallio

Crista Sinisalo                    Joni Järvinen

Inari Harjuniemi                  Petriina Lemettinen

Iiro Salomäki                     Lotta Lintunen

Petri Nyström                    Jenni Kilpi

Tuulia Kuusinen                 Tero Ohrankämmen

257

Determining the membership fee

Appendix 4                  Budget 2018

                                The costs incurred from the activities suitable for the purpose of the Student Union will be covered from the income from the property and activities of the Student Union as well as from the membership fees that the Student Union Council is entitled to set for the Student Union members.

                                The Student Union members have to pay the fee every term or for a special reason every half-term. The Student Union Council decides on the collection method and time of the membership fees. The fee must be set equal for every member of the Student Union completing a Basic degree in the university, who is present during the term. Furthermore, the Student Union Council may set a voluntary membership fee for students completing postgraduate degree.  

                                The Rector confirms the membership fee and the university monitors the collection thereof.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to set the membership fee of the Student Union of the University of Turku for the term 1 Aug 2018 to 31 Jul 2019 as EUR 107 for Basic degree students and EUR 37 for graduate students.

258

Approval of the Budget

Appendix 4                  Budget 2018

                                The Student Union Council approved the middle-term financial plan of TYY in its October meeting on 18 Oct. The Budget specifies the plan with regard to organisation support.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to approve the Budget 2018.

259

Plan of action and target programme 2018–2020

Appendix 5                  Plan of action and target programme 2018–2020

                                The Executive Board and the staff have prepared TYY plan of action for 2018 and the targets related to the themes of the plan for 2019-2022. The Student Union Council has held a preliminary debate on the plan and programme in its October meeting. Several changes are proposed to the plan on the basis of the debate.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the plan of action and target programme 2018-2020.

260

Approval of the Regulation on organisations and financial support

Appendix 6                  Regulation on organisations and financial support

                                Several changes are proposed to the regulation, including granting of organisational status and distribution of separate support. When preparing the proposed changes, the Support Committee and Chairs of the organisations under TYY have been consulted. The changes in the regulation were in a preliminary debate in the October meeting of the Student Union Council. On the basis of the debate, the change proposals in the regulation were amended in two parts: entries regarding the application for additional time in organisation support as well as publication of points criteria.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the changes in the regulation on organisations and financial support

261

Other business 

262

Closing of the meeting 

Welcome to the meeting, 

 Pekka Rantala                                                                                       Rauli Elenius                               

 Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council                                                   Secretary General  

 

APPENDICES 

Appendix 1                  Proposal on the student representatives to be elected in the University Board and the

election method

Appendix 2                  Applications and CVs of Jyri Lähdemaa, Riina Lumme and Paula Peltomaa (will be delivered

according to the list of participants in accordance with the invitation to the meeting)

Appendix 3                  The proposal of the Election Committee for the University Collegiate Council

Appendix 4                  Budget 2018

Appendix 5                  Plan of action and target programme 2018–2020

Appendix 6                  Regulation on organisations and financial support

 

Decisions made in the November meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 22 Nov 2017, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to elect Jyri Lähdemaa and Paula Peltomaa as student representatives in the Board of the University of Turku
  • to elect the student representatives in the University Collegiate Council for the term 1 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2019 as follows:

regular member                         personal deputy member

Henri Viitanen                             Miika Tiainen

Matias Virta                                Moona Haapala

Tapani Strander                           Simo Nuuttila

Tuomas Dahlström                      Ilari Sarja

Tira Kivilähde                              Saana Kallio

Crista Sinisalo                            Joni Järvinen

Inari Harjuniemi                           Petriina Lemettinen

Iiro Salomäki                              Lotta Lintunen

Petri Nyström                             Jenni Kilpi

Tuulia Kuusinen                          Tero Ohrankämmen

  • to set the membership fee of the Student Union of the University of Turku during the term 1 Aug 2018 to 31 Jul 2019 as EUR 107 for basic degree students and EUR 37 for doctoral students.
  • to approve TYY's Budget 2018.
  • to approve the Plan of Action and Target Programme 2018-2020.
  • to approve the Regulation on Organisations, Financial Support and Support Committee.

Turku, 23 Nov 2017

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

Celebration Meeting of the Student Union Council

ANNIVERSARY OF THE STUDENT UNION

CELEBRATION MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL 

Time:                  9 Nov 2017 at 5 pm 

Place:                The meeting starts at 5 p.m. with a procession from in front of Student House A to H. G. Porthan's statue (Porthan's park, Old Market Square) and continues at about 6.15 pm. as a celebration meeting in the Council Room of Turku City Hall (Aurakatu 2, 20100 Turku).

In the procession towards Porthan's statue

Neat clothes according to weather

In celebration meeting

Dark or casual suit

Academic badges of honour

Meeting agenda 

240

Opening of the meeting  

241

Legality and quorum 

242

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers 

243

Announcements 

Autumn schedule:                               

9 Nov                Porthan Day and Celebration meeting of the Student Union Council                               

11 Nov             95th anniversary of TYY                               

13 Nov             November Chair meeting                               

20 Nov             November evening school

22 Nov             November meeting (student representatives of the University Board and Collegiate Council, approval of the plan of action and budget, approval of the regulation on organisations)

Tue, 28 Nov organisation meeting of the new Student Union Council (election of the Chairs, Executive Board, Financial Board, Board of Turku Student Newspaper, Chair of the Election Committee and scrutinisers of the minutes, continuation of the term of the 100th anniversary history committee, regular meeting time) 

244

Approval of the agenda 

245

Greeting from the City of Turku

The Chair of Turku City Council Elina Rantanen provides the greeting of the City.

246

Distribution of marks of honour

The Student Union distributes badges and marks of honour on its anniversary according to the grounds set in Chapter IX of the Rules. The Honour Committee distributes the marks of honour.

247

Other business 

248

Closing of the meeting 

Welcome to the meeting, 

      Pekka Rantala                                                                                           Rauli Elenius                               

      Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council                                                       Secretary General  

 

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

Decisions made at the celebration meeting of the Student Union Council

No decision issues were discussed at the meeting of the Student Union of the University of Turku on 9 Nov 2017. The Honour Committee distributed the marks of honour as follows:

 

Union ribbons:

Janne Airaksinen

Riina Bhatia

Katri Blomqvist

Anna Correa de Mora

Kristian Dahlström

Sara Dahlström

Kadir Demir

Alina Ek

Laura Ekberg

Aleksi Elovaara

Laura Forsman

Minna Goyal

Essi Grén

Meeri Hannula

Kira Heikelä

Inka Helaniemi

Kalle Henriksson

Santtu Hietamäki

Joni Hjelt

Jerkko Holmi

Maiju-Emilia Huppunen

Suvi Hurttila

Kerttu Ilola

Janne Iltanen

Juha Jaaksi

Nora Kahanpää

Santeri Kangas

Elise Kauppila

Tiina Kemppainen

Salla Kettunen

Ella Koivuniemi

Minna Korhonen

Karoliina Korhonen

Janne Koskenoja

Antti Kosonen

Elli Kostiainen

Henna Kruuti

Jenny Kuusikorpi

Tuulia Kuusinen

Kalle Kuusisto

Valma Kuuslampi

Vilma Kuvaja

Riina Laakso

Laura Lagerblom

Miika Laihonen

Ilkka Laustola

Aleksi Leino

Petriina Lemettinen

Susanna Lemström

Nestori Liminka

Teppo Lindberg

Jenni Lumme

Niklas Luomala

Camilla Lähteenmäki

Tiina Malinen

Juho Malka

Tuike Mannermo

Eveliina Mauno

Ivan Maurin

Senja Meronen

Varpu Mikkonen

Sari Mustonen

Nelli Mäkelä

Noora Mäkelä

Laura Mäntylä

Mike Nelson

Jyri Niemi

Sami Nieminen

Siiri Niittynen

Tiina Nokelainen

Anna Nukarinen

Jeremi Nyyssönen

Onni Oikari

Krista Olander

Pyry Pajunpää

Jaakko Palmén

Antti Pekkanen

Nina Pekkarinen

Mia Peltoniemi

Jenni Peuhkurinen

Lassi Raivonen

Roope Rantanen

Niina Ratilainen

Annina Ruokonen

Aleksi Saarela

Samuli Salo

Mikko Sjöblom

Matias Suksi

Eveliina Suuniitty

Karri Suvila

Liisa Sydänmetsä

Nea Särkikoski,

Eva-Maria Talvitie

Katariina Tasala

Maria Tyynelä

Erika Uusitupa

Linda Vahtera

Eemil Vainio

Edvina Walstén

Pyry Vanamo

Sannimari Veini

Henri Viitanen

Iida Virtanen

Ville-Veikko Virtanen

Danila Vochev

Minna Vuorio-Lehti,

Valerie Wårvik

 

Union badges:

Ida Andersson

Emmi Hiivola

Henni Hiltunen

Onni Kaarle

Minna Kaunisto

Aapo Knuutila

Sade Kondelin

Ville Laakso

Henna-Riikka Lahtinen

Tuula Musakka

Paula Peltomaa

Crista Sinisalo

Aleksi Tupasela

Antti-Jussi Vesa

Eerika Vuorinen

Saara Vuorinen

 

Executive Board badges:

Ali Benkherouf

Inari Harjuniemi

Saana Kallio

Frida Pessi

Laura-Maria Poikela

Pekka Rantala

Emmi Saari

Janne Salakka

Matias Virta

Noora Wilén                                  

 

Badges of merit:

Laura Aaltonen

Antti Ainola

Tuomas Dahlström

Joni Kajander

Lauri Lahoniitty

Lassi Laine

Ann-Sofie Leimu

Janika Takatalo

 

Merit ribbons:

Aku-Mathias Kähkönen

Juha Laurila

Minttu Naarminen

Matti Vähä-Heikkilä

 

Table standards:

CampusSport

Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus

Oikeusaputoimikunta

Outi Hakkarainen

Three Beers

 

Honour ribbons:

Johanna Kärki

Petri Sjöblom

 

Turussa 10.11.2017

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

 

October

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

OCTOBER MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

The Agenda and appendices (in Finnish) at https://www.tyy.fi/fi/ylioppilaskunta/edustajisto/edustajiston-poytakirjat-ja-esityslistat

Time:                    18 Oct 2017 at 6.15 pm

Place:                    Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

226

Opening of the meeting 

227

Legality and quorum

228

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

229

Announcements

                                Autumn schedule:

                                9 Oct                October Chair meeting

                                16 Oct             October evening school

                                18 Oct             October meeting

                                1 to 8 November Student Union Council elections

                                9 Nov                Porthan Day and Celebration meeting of the Student Union Council

                                11 Nov             95th anniversary of TYY

                                13 Nov             November Chair meeting

                                20 Nov             November evening school

22 Nov           November meeting (student representatives of the University Board and Collegiate Council, approval of the plan of action and budget, approval of the regulation on organisations)

Tue, 28 Nov       organisation meeting of the new Student Union Council (election of the Chairs, Executive Board, Financial Board, Board of Turku Student Newspaper, Chair of the Election Committee and scrutinisers of the minutes, continuation of the term of the 100th anniversary history committee, regular meeting time)

230

Approval of the agenda

231

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

232

Reducing the size of the Financial Board (2nd debate on the amendment of Student Union Rules)

                                According to Section 84 of the Student Union Rules, The Financial Board includes Chair and six members. After all investment activities were in practice transferred to Universtas Oy, the tasks of the Financial Board have been reduced in the last years. It has also been difficult to achieve a quorum in meetings. For these reasons, the size of the Financial Board could be reduced in order to create a closer and more flexible board. Chair and four members would be a functional uneven number in terms of voting and large enough for the board to include members with different backgrounds.

                                Under Section 107 of the Rules, "the Student Union Council shall decide on changing the rules. The changing decision shall be made through a majority of two thirds (2/3) in two meetings of the Student Union which shall have at least a period of one week in between. The changing decision shall be valid after the Rector of the University of Turku has confirmed the change." The Student Union Council approved the changes for the first time in its September meeting on 20 Sep 2017.

Proposal:                 The Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the changes in Section 84(1) of the Student Union Rules as follows:

                                "Financial Board includes Chair and four (4) six (6) ordinary members among the members of the Student Union. The Board shall elect a Vice-Chair among its members. The Financial Secretary of the Student Union shall serve as the secretary of the Board. The Chairs of the Student Union Council and the Executive Board as well as the Secretary General shall have a right of attendance and right to speak at the Board meetings. The Board constitutes a quorum when at least two (2) three (3) members and the Chair or the Vice-Chair are present. The Student Union Council shall elect a new member to replace a resigned or prevented member until the end of the Board’s term."

                                so that the changes enter into force during Student Union Council term 2018–2019.

233

Approval of the Strategy of the Student Union

Appendix 1         Proposal of the Strategy Committee for the Strategy of the Student Union 2018-2022

                                In its February meeting, the Student Union Council appointed a Strategy Committee to prepare a new strategy for the Student Union. The following people have been in the committee:

Lassi Laine, Chair of the Student Union Council, Chair

Noora Wilén, Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council, Vice-Chair (until 23 Aug)

Rauli Elenius, Secretary General, Secretary

Miika Tiainen, Chair of the Executive Board

Inari Harjuniemi, Vice-Chair of the Executive Board

Jesse Huovinen, Chair of the Financial Board

Frida Pessi, representative of the staff

Essi Karvonen, TYY alumna

Miikka Korventausta, Member of the Student Union Council

Linda Lindholm, ÅAS Secretary General

Pekka Rantala, Member of the Student Union Council (Vice-Chair from 23 Aug)

                                The committee has convened nine times, out of which seven were official meetings. Questionnaire conducted in the spring as well as the discussion in the April meeting of the Student Union Council have been exploited in drafting the strategy. In addition, a consultant specialised in strategy work helped the committee in one meeting.

The Student Union Council held a preliminary debate on the first draft of the Strategy in its September meeting on 20 Sep 2017. Thereafter, the Strategy Committee has convened twice and amended the proposal.

Proposal:                 The Strategy Committee proposes to the Student Union to approve TYY’s Strategy 2018-2022.

234

Medium-term economic plan for 2018-2020

Appendix 2                                                                 Medium-term economic plan for 2018-2020

                                The Financial Board has prepared for the Student Union Council a preliminary plan for TYY’s medium-term economic plan for 2018-2020.

                                The Budget for 2018 will be approved in the November meeting of the Student Union Council upon the proposal of the Executive Board.

Proposal:                 The Financial Board proposes to the Student Union to approve TYY’s medium-term economic plan for 2018-2020.

235

Preliminary debate on the Plan of Action and Target Programme for 2018–2020

Appendix 3                                                                 TYY's Plan of Action and Target Programme for 2018–2020 for preliminary debate

                                As a result of the strategy work of the Student Union, the executive functions and its documentation was decided to change. At the strategic level, the activities of the Student Union have been so far guided by the three-year plan and the annual Plan of Action, in addition to the actual Strategy. The purpose of the three-year plan has been to describe the influence targets and objectives in the medium term. The Plan of Action, in turn, has dealt with the influence targets and measures of the following year.

                                In the Plan of Action proposed now, the objectives and measures of the following year have been combined in one document with the three-year targets. The new Strategy also includes measures for the following five years. The purpose is to unify the document hierarchy with more coherence and systematisation.

                                The Executive Board and TYY Specialists have prepared the debate on the subsequent plan by assessing the aims and development lines of the current plans and by adding proposals on new ones.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to record the preliminary debate on TYY’s Plan of Action and Target Programme for 2018-2020.

236

Preliminary debate on the changes in the Regulation on Organisations, Financial Support and Support Committee.

Appendix 4                                    Regulation on Organisations, Financial Support and Support Committee for preliminary debate

                                Several changes are proposed in the regulation, such as granting organisation status and the distribution of project and separate support. Support Committee and Chairs of the organisations operating under TYY have been consulted while preparing the proposed changes.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes that the Student Union approve the revisions in the Regulation on Organisations, Financial Support and Support Committee.

237

Appointment of representatives in the Union meeting of the Students' Sports Federation

                                The Union meeting of the Students' Sports Federation will be organised from 9 to 10 Nov 2017 in Vierumäki. Each member of the Federation has one vote for each commencing 2,000 human members. TYY has eight (8) votes in the Union meeting and one representative can use up to three (3) votes. TYY's votes can be distributed for at least three persons. The membership fee of the Union meeting was 140€/person/double or 165€/person/single room in 2016. Without accommodation, the participation fee was 90€/person. The membership fee for observers was 160€/person/double or 185€/person/single room.

Proposal:                 The Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Student Union Council to decide on TYY representatives in the Union meeting of the Students' Sports Federation and on the votes each representative can use.

238

Other business

239

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                                Pekka Rantala                                                                      Rauli Elenius

                                Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council                                 Secretary General

APPENDICES

Appendix 1 Proposal of the Strategy Committee for the Strategy of the Student Union 2018-2022

Appendix 2 Medium-term economic plan for 2018-2020

Appendix 3 TYY's Plan of Action and Target Programme for 2018–2020 for preliminary debate

Appendix 4 Regulation on Organisations, Financial Support and Support Committee for preliminary debate

 

Decisions made in the October meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 18 Oct 2017, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • not to approve the rule amendment related to reducing the number of members in the Financial Board.
  • to approve TYY’s Strategy for 2018-2022.
  • to approve the medium-term economic plan for 2018-2020.
  • to record the preliminary debate on the Plan of Action and Target Programme 2018-2020.
  • to record the preliminary debate on amendments in the Regulation on Organisations, Financial Support and Support Committee.
  • to send the following people as TYY's representatives in the Students' Sports Federation meeting: Tuomas Dahlström (2 votes), Laura-Maria Poikela (3 votes) and Lauri Havia (3 votes).

Turku, 18 Oct 2017

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

 

 

September

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                    20 Sep 2017 at 6.15 pm

Place:               Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

212

Opening of the meeting 

213

Legality and quorum

214

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

215

Announcements

216

Approval of the agenda

217

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

218

Deciding on TYY’s candidates for the Board of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL)

The Union meeting of the National Union of University Students in Finland will be held in Tampere on 17-18 Nov. The Union meeting also elects a Board for 2018, and TYY has the possibility to set a candidate/s for Executive Board Chair and/or member/s.

                    

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to decide on TYY’s candidate/s to SYL Board.

219

Appointment of representatives in SYL Union meeting

SYL Union meeting will be held on 17-18 November 2017 in Tampere.  Each Student Union that is a member of the Union is entitled to send one representative per each incipient thousand students, according to the number of members in November in the previous year. In addition, a personal deputy representative for the representatives or a general deputy representative for the entire delegation can also be elected. The number of TYY’s regular Union meeting representatives is 15. In 2016, the participation fees for the Union meeting where 125€ for a regular representative, 150€ for a deputy member and 210€ for observers. EUR 6,000 have been reserved for SYL and OLL Union meeting expenses in the background material of the budget. In 2016, the real costs were EUR 6,149.

If there are changes before the meeting in the Union meeting representatives elected by the Student Union Council, the Student Union Executive Board may complement the representatives to the Union meeting.

Proposal:The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to elect fifteen (15) representatives for the Union meeting and if needed, their personal deputy representatives, eventual observes, and to decide that the Executive Board may complement the union meeting representatives if needed.

220

Preliminary debate on the strategy of the Student Union

Appendix 1 TYY Strategy for preliminary debate

In its February meeting, the Student Union Council appointed a Strategy Committee to prepare a new strategy for the Student Union. The following people have been in the committee:

Lassi Laine, Chair of the Student Union Council, Chair

Noora Wilén, Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council, Vice-Chair (until 23 Aug)

Rauli Elenius, Secretary General, Secretary

Miika Tiainen, Chair of the Executive Board

Inari Harjuniemi, Vice-Chair of the Executive Board

Jesse Huovinen, Chair of the Financial Board

Frida Pessi, representative of the staff

Essi Karvonen, TYY alumna

Miikka Korventausta, Member of the Student Union Council

Linda Lindholm, ÅAS Secretary General

Pekka Rantala, Member of the Student Union Council (Vice-Chair from 23 Aug)

The committee has convened seven times, out of which five were official meetings. The questionnaire conducted in the spring as well as the discussion in the April meeting of the Student Union Council have been exploited in drafting the strategy. In addition, a consultant specialised in strategy work helped the committee in one meeting.

In working with the strategy, the aim has been to include concrete measures to be implemented during the strategy term 2018–2022. One of the wider complexes to be solved is the organisation of the voluntary work of the Student Union, and the Student Union Council members are requested to pay special attention to this.

Proposal: The Strategy Committee proposes to the Student Union to record a preliminary debate on TYY's Strategy.

221

Medium-term economic plan for 2018-2020

Appendix 2 Medium-term economic plan for 2018-2020

The Financial Board has prepared a medium-term economic plan for the Student Union to discuss in a preliminary debate.

Proposal: The Financial Board proposes to the Student Union to record the preliminary debate on TYY’s medium-term economic plan for 2018-2020.

222

Reducing the size of the Financial Board (1st debate on the amendment of Student Union Rules)

According to Section 84 of the Student Union Rules, The Financial Board includes Chair and six members. After all investment activities were in practice transferred to Universtas Oy, the tasks of the Financial Board have been reduced in the last years. It has also been difficult to achieve a quorum in meetings. For these reasons, the size of the Financial Board could be reduced in order to create a closer and more flexible board. Chair and four members would be a functional uneven number in terms of voting and large enough for the board to include members with different backgrounds.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the changes in Section 84(1) of the Student Union Rules as follows:

"Financial Board includes Chair and four (4) six (6) ordinary members among the members of the Student Union. The Board shall elect a Vice-Chair among its members. The Financial Secretary of the Student Union shall serve as the secretary of the Board. The Chairs of the Student Union Council and the Executive Board as well as the Secretary General shall have a right of attendance and right to speak at the Board meetings. The Board constitutes a quorum when at least two (2) three (3) members and the Chair or the Vice-Chair are present. The Student Union Council shall elect a new member to replace a resigned or prevented member until the end of the Board’s term."

so that the changes enter into force during Student Union Council term 2018–2019.

223

Appointing the Honour Committee

In accordance with Chapter IX of the Rules of the Student Union, TYY distributes ribbons and badges for distinguished actors. According to the Rules:

“Section 87 Honour Committee

The Honour Committee of the Student Union decides on the distribution of ribbons and badges. The Student Union Council annually appoints the Chair and five members of the Honour Committee. The person elected in the Honour Committee shall have a ribbon of praise of the Student Union. In addition, the Chair of the Student Union Council serves as a member of the committee. The Secretary General of the Student Union shall serve as the secretary of the Honour committee.”

The following persons are entitled to work in the Honour Committee (since 1991): Jarmo Linden, Jorma Jäntti, Kimmo Ketonen, Lea Saarikivi, Markku Hannula, Kari Karjalainen, Sirpa Kuronen, Juhani Soini, Petri Lempinen, Merja Kulonen, Maarit Saviranta, Erja Sallinen, Tiina Laiho, Mikko Sedig, Petteri Orpo, Sirpa Hartojoki, Matti Laihonen, Jarkko Kotamäki, Kirsi Vuorinen, Taina Kölhi, Sami Nieminen, Elias Aarnio, Teemu Hankamäki, Olli Järvelä, Mats Kommonen, Susanna Kärki, Tommi Laukka, Lasse Miettinen, Johanna Kärki, Sami Koivula, Olli Välke (ent. Raimo), Laura Keihäs, Markus Vähä-Piikkiö, Mika Peltola, Samuli Lintula, Niko Kyynäräinen, Eric Carver, Katja Sauvola, Tytti Sokura, Markus Yli-Jokipii, Lauri Luoto, Aki Halonen, Mikko Soukkanen, Niklas Mannfolk, Topi Artukka, Toni Eklund, Laura Heinonen, Tuomo Liljenbäck, Haron Walliander, J. Tuomas Harviainen, Tomi Nyström, Jukka Vornanen, Anna Mäkipää, Rauli Elenius, Elias Laitinen, Matti Lajunen, Sini Terävä, Juha Isotalo, Lotta Aarikka Tero Ahlgren, Joel Holmén ja Essi Karvonen.

The person elected in the Honour Committee shall have consented to work as in the Honour Committee. The previously mentioned persons have been requested of their consent for the task. Student Union Council Chair and the Secretary General prepare the issue for the Student Union Council.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to appoint the Honour Committee of the Student Union upon the proposal of the Student Union Council Chair.

224

Other business

225

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                                Pekka Rantala                                                                               Rauli Elenius

                                Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council                                 Secretary General

APPENDICES

 

Appendix 1                                                                 TYY Strategy for preliminary debate

Appendix 2                                                              Medium-term economic plan for 2018-2020

 

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

Decisions made in the September meeting of the Student Union Council

 

In its meeting on 20 Sep 2017, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to appoint Miika Tiainen as TYY's candidate for the President of SYL
  • to send the following persons as TYY's representatives in the SYL union meeting:

Representative                                         Personal deputy

Emmi Saari                                         Anni Mylläri

Arttu Minkkinen                                  Annika Eerikäinen

Riku Manninen                                    Pekka Rantala

Wille Jäntti                                         Jukka Väisänen

Laura-Maria Poikela                            Mikko Mononen

Antti-Jussi Vesa                                 Tuomas Dahlström

Juuso Makkonen                                Kristian Raitio

Paula Peltomaa                                  Aku Kähkönen

Tuulia Kuusinen                                  Miika Tiainen

Simo Nuuttila                                      Juuso Marttila

Onni-Pekka Simola                            Tommi Aho

Matias Virta                                      Inari Harjuniemi

Jesper Lempiäinen                            Johanna Ojama

Eetu Niemi                                       Sara Seppälä

Janne Salakka                                  Sanni Soilampi

Observer Rauli Elenius,

and that the Executive Board may complement the list of representatives, if needed.

  • to record the preliminary discussion on the Strategy of the Student Union.
  • to record the preliminary debate on the middle-term Financial Plan 2018-2020.
  • to approve the changes on reducing the size of the Financial Board in TYY Rules for the second time.
  • to elect the following people in the TYY honour committee of 2017:

Lotta Aarikka, Chair

Anna Mäkipää

Essi Karvonen

Elias Laitinen

Mats Kommonen

Joel Holmén

 

Turku, 20 Sep 2017

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

 

August

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

The agenda and attachments are available (in Finnish) at http://tyy.fi/fi/ylioppilaskunta/edustajisto/edustajiston-poytakirjat-ja-esityslistat

AUGUST MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                    23 Aug 2017 at 8.15 pm

Place:               Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

199

Opening of the meeting 

200

Legality and quorum

201

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

202

Announcements

                          

203

Approval of the agenda

 

204

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

 

205

Granting a resignation for the Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council

 

Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council, Noora Wilén, has requested a resignation from the task due to exchange period. At the same time, she should be granted a resignation from the Vice-Chairmanship of the Strategy Committee and to also appoint the elected Vice-Chair in this task.

 

Proposal:                 The Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Council to grant Noora Wilén a resignation from the Vice-Chair posts of the Student Union Council and the Strategy Committee.

 

206

Electing the Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council and complementing the Strategy Committee

 

According to Section 8 of the Student Union Rules, the task of the Student Union Council is to elect a Vice-Chair among its members.

 

"If there is one (1) candidate to be elected, the one which received the most votes shall be elected. In majority election, one vote is given for a candidate." (Student Union Rules Section 10)

The election will be conducted according to Section 22 of the Rules.

Proposal:                 The Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Council to elect a Vice-Chair among its members and to appoint the elected person as the Vice-Chair of the Strategy Committee of the Student Union.

207

Decision on the size of the Executive Board for the end of 2017

Member of the Executive Board Ali Benkherouf has graduated and is no longer a member of the Student Union. He therefore cannot act as a member of the Executive Board.

“Student Union Executive Board includes Chair and five to seven (5–7) Executive Board members, who shall all be eligible members of the Student Union.” (Section 45 of Student Union Rules) In December 2016 meeting, the Student Union Council decided the Executive Board 2017 to consist of a Chair and six members.

The Student Union Council should decide whether the Executive Board continues the rest of its term in a smaller size or whether the Executive Board is complemented.

Proposal:                 The Chair of the Student Union proposes that the Student Union Council decides the size of the Executive Board.

208

Complementing the Executive Board

If the Executive Board decides in item 207 on the size of the Executive Board that it includes six or seven members in addition to the Chair, the Executive Board should be complemented. If the decision is five members in addition to the Chair, the Executive Board is not complemented.

Proposal:              The Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Council to decide on complementing the Executive Board based on the decision in item 207 and to elect eventual new members in the Executive Board.

209

Electing the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Election Committee

Chair of the Election Committee, Juha Laurila, has resigned from the task. According to Section 8 of the Student Union Rules, the task of the Student Union Council is to elect a Chair for the Election Committee. According to Section 28 of the Rules, the Chair should be elected among the members of the committee. The committee has not had a Vice-Chair this term, but there will be plenty of meetings in the autumn and a Vice-Chair should be elected in order to guarantee the quorum of the meetings.

Proposal:                 The Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Council to elect a Chair and a Vice-Chair for the Election Committee among its members.

210

Other business

211

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                                Lassi Laine                                                Rauli Elenius

                                Chair of the Student Union Council              Secretary General

 

Decisions made in the August meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 23 Aug 2017, the Student Union Council of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to grant Noora Wilén a resignation of the Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council and of the Strategy Committee.
  • to elect Pekka Rantala as the Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council and the Strategy Committee
  • that for the rest of the term, the Executive Board includes six members in addition to the Chair.
  • to elect Emmi Saari as an Executive Board Member.
  • to elect Katariina Kulha as the Chair of the Election Committee and Pyry Kantanen as the Vice-Chair.

Turku, 23 Aug 2017.

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

April

APRIL MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                   26 Apr 2017 at 6.15 pm

Place:                  Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

188

Opening of the meeting

189

Legality and quorum

190

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

191

Announcements

192

Approval of the agenda

193

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

194

Preliminary debate on the strategy of the Student Union

Appendix 1       List of the value alternatives for the strategy and description of the current documents

The Student Union Council appointed a Strategy Committee in its February meeting. The Committee has convened twice and outlined the update process of the strategy. Views from the Student Union Council are requested in the early phases in order for the preparation to take optimally into account different perspectives and the will of the Student Union Council.

The Committee hopes for statements for the following questions in the preliminary debate:

What sort of values should TYY have? Alternatives are presented in Appendix X. What sort of a union TYY will be in five years? What about in twenty years? Where are we going to?

How do we get there?

What form the strategy should have?

Appendix X describes the documents currently steering TYY's activities.

Proposal:           The Strategy Committee proposes to the Student Union Council to record a preliminary debate on the revision of the Strategy.

195

Renting the real estate of the old youth club in Kuuvuori (Nummen puistokatu 2)

Appendix 2       Background material of the new Student House

Appendix 3       Receipts and expenditure assessment of the new Student House

Turku Student Village Foundation (TYS) has obtained a real estate from the City of Turku at Nummen puistokatu 2 (Appendix X: background material of Kuuvuori premises).

TYS renovates the premises according to the requirements set by TYY's New Student House review group and rents it out to TYY at price 6€/m^2/month (renovation costs are included in the rent). Annual total rent costs amount to 37,800 EUR. The rent includes the costs incurred from water, heating, electricity and real estate. In addition to this, costs are incurred for TYY from e.g. real estate supervision, waste management and recruiting an employee (Appendix Y: Receipts and expenditure assessment).

According to Section 8 of the Rules of the Student Union, deciding on the renting of the real estate is the task of the Student Union.

Proposal:           The New Student House review group proposes that the Student Union Council authorises the Executive Board to commit a lease on the Kuuvuori youth club with TYS.

196

Budget of the preliminary costs of Kuuvuori youth club

Appendix 4       Budget of the preliminary costs of the new Student House

Establishing new premises requires furniture and material acquisitions. In its discussions, the review group has compiled the required investments. In the future, the premises would be developed according to the wishes of the users. The planned fund-raising activities cover the preliminary investments almost completely.

Proposal:           The New Student House review group proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the budget for the preliminary costs of Kuuvuori youth club.

197

Other business

198

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

Lassi Laine                                                                                                                                                                 Rauli Elenius

Chair of the Student Union Council                                                                                                                               Secretary General

APPENDICES

Appendix 1       Background document for the Strategy

Appendix 2       Background material of the new Student House

Appendix 3       Receipts and expenditure assessment of the new Student House

Appendix 4       Budget of the preliminary costs of the new Student House

 

Decisions made in the April meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 26 Apr 2017, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • To record the preliminary discussion on updating the Strategy of the Student Union
  • To authorise the Executive Board to conclude a tenancy agreement of Kuuvuori youth club with TYS
  • To approve the budget of the preliminary costs of Kuuvuori youth club

Turku, 27 Apr 2017

Juha Laurila

Secretary of the meeting

March

MARCH MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

 

Time: 29 Mar 2017 at 5.15 pm

Place: LK 334 and 336, Pori University Centre, Pohjoisranta 11 A, 28100 Pori

Meeting agenda

171

Opening of the meeting 

172

Legality and quorum

173

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

174

Announcements

                           

                                Preliminary meeting schedule for the spring:

 

                                27 Mar                March evening school

                                29 Mar                March meeting (NB! in Pori)

                                17 Apr                April Group Chair meeting

                                24 Apr                April evening school

                                26 Apr                April meeting

175

Approval of the agenda

176

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

177

Revision of the Rules of the Student Union (second discussion)

Appendix 1 Rules approved by the Student Union Council on 22 Feb

 

                                The Student Union Council discussed the rules for the first time in its February meeting. In addition to technical changes, a few larger revisions were made upon the proposal of the Executive Board:

                                1. Prolonging the time stretch of the organisation meeting of the Student Union Council

                                2. In connection with the future repeal of the staff regulation, some of the provisions should be transferred to the Rules

                                3. Updating the section concerning appeals in accordance with the revision in the University Act

                                The valid rules stipulate that the date of the organisation meeting of the Student Union Council is between December 1 and 10. In election years, the Executive Board has thus been elected exceptionally late in TYY compared with other Student Unions, and the same practice has applied to years between elections. The date of the organisation meeting could be advanced, if needed, in order for the elected Executive Board to be better prepared for its term.

                               TYY staff regulation has stipulated before 2013 on the structure, recruitment and working conditions of the Student Union staff. In 2013, a collective agreement entered into force, along with which the major part of the staff regulation was repealed. In order to facilitate staff planning and to utilise the different knowledge of the employees, the staff regulation should be repealed. The repeal would take place in the March meeting, when changes in the Rules are made for the second time.

                                In the future, the Executive Board would be responsible for staff planning together with the Secretary General, which would enable reacting to changes in the operational environment and different knowledge needs in a more flexible manner than currently. The first staff plan is intended to be planned by summer 2017. The details of the recruitment will be entered into to process description, which uniforms the miscellaneous practices and makes them more systematic.

                                In 2016, a change was made in the University Act, enabling the possibility to appeal a decision made by a Student Union. With the other revisions of the Rules, this should also be entered.

                                According to the rules, “[t]he changing decision shall be made through a majority of two thirds (2/3) in two meetings of the Student Union which shall have at least a period of one week in between.” 

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the second-time changes in TYY Rules.

178

Repealing the staff regulation

Appendix 2                                                                                        Staff regulation

                                In connection with the revision of the Rules of the Student Union, the aim has been to transfer some of the provision of the Staff regulation to rules and to repeal the Staff regulation. Staff planning would be at the responsibility of the Executive Board and the Secretary General from now on.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to repeal the staff regulation.

179

TYY’s Annual Report from 2016

Appendix 3                                                                                        Annual Report and Financial Statement 2016

                                An annual report has been drafted on TYY's activities in 2016, and the report is divided into sections of the Executive Board activity sectors and sections of individual activity units. There are separate sections for financial activities and TYY administration and representatives in different organs.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to approve TYY's Annual Report 2016.

180

Financial Statement 2016 of the Student Union of the University of Turku

Appendix 3                                                                                        Annual Report and Financial Statement 2016                

                                The 2016 Financial Statement of the Student Union of the University of Turku is appended to the Annual Report.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to approve TYY's Financial Statement 2016.

181

Decision on the discharge from liability of the Executive Board and other liable persons

Appendix 4                                                                                        Auditors’ report

                                According to the Rules of the Student Union, the discharge from liability of the previous term shall be decided at the latest in the April regular meeting of the Student Union Council.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to decide on the discharge from liability for the accounts of the 2016 Executive Board and other people liable for the finances of the Student Union.

182

Election of the person to write the history of the Student Union

In its March meeting in 2016, the Student Union Council appointed a History Committee to support the writing of the 100th anniversary history of the Student Union. The committee has discussed the contents-related emphases of the book and searched an author. In the end, the search was open in autumn 2016 and six offerors participated. The committee interviewed three of these.

Proposal:                 The History Committee proposes to the Student Union Council to elect Topi Artukka, Liisa Lalu, Otto Latva and Panu Savolainen as the history authors of the Student Union and to authorise the Executive Board to conclude the necessary agreements within the budget of the project.

183

Budget of the 100th anniversary history

Appendix 5                                                                                                              Budget of the 100th anniversary history

                             The expenses and income of the history book are distributed for several years, but it is reasonable to decide on the budget as a whole.

Proposal:              The History Committee proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the budget of the 100th history and to reserve the eventual costs from tradition funds.

184

Election of the Central Election Committee

                                According to the Election Rules of the Student Union, forty-one (41) members shall be elected in the elections of the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku, as prescribed in the election rules. The elections of the Student Union Council shall be held every two years in November, on four election days set by the Central Election Committee. (Section 1)

                                According to Section 5 of the Election Rules, “At the latest in the March of an election year, the Student Union Council shall establish, for the purpose of holding the elections, a Central Election Committee among those members of the Student Union who are entitled to vote.

                                The Central Election Committee comprises of one competent person from each incumbent Student Union Council group at the time of the appointment of the Central Election Committee. The Student Union Council appoints the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Central Election Committee, and they shall be members mentioned in this paragraph. All members, including the Chair and the Vice-Chair, shall have personal deputy members.

                                After the nomination of candidates, a representative of each coalition shall also be invited by the Central Election Committee as observers with the right to speak and right of attendance, if the concerned coalition does not have a regular member in the Central Election Committee.

                                The Secretary General or an employee appointed by the Secretary General shall serve as the Secretary of the Central Election Committee.”

          

                                The task of the Central Election Committee is to be responsible for the conduct of the Student Union Council Elections in November this year.

Proposal:                 The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to elect one member in the Central Election Committee and their personal deputies from each Student Union Council group and to appoint a Chair and a Vice-Chair among the members.

185

Review on the digitalisation of Turku Student Newspaper

                                Turku Student Newspaper is a crucial membership service of the Student Union of the University of Turku and it is strongly reliant on the printed form. The publication frequency has been systematically reduced lately, because the newspaper first came out twice a month, 16 times in 2013, 10 times in 2014, 9 times in 2015 and 2016, and the newspaper will be published eight times this year.  Printed newspapers are inevitably concrete and visible, but is time about to pass printed media? Our group thinks that in light of the recent development, now would be an appropriate time to review the issue.

In the stated manner, Turku Student Newspaper currently puts an effort in both printed and electronic media. Our group deems that the 80,000 EUR spent in Turku Student Newspaper could be invested in a better, more environmentally-friendly and innovative manner, e.g. by putting the resources in the electronic format. This would require that instead of the printed media, we would shift our main emphasis strongly on electronic media.

In 2016, the publication revenue received from the printed newspaper did not cover the printing costs, distribution costs, transport costs and provision for the advertisement seller, but the publication costs of the printed newspaper were more than the publication revenue from the printed newspaper. As long as the newspaper and the Student Union are financially sound, it would be optimal time to review what it would mean to digitalise Turku Student Newspaper and what sort of possibilities it would open.

The comparative review should cover a SWOT analysis of both the printed newspaper and an electronic format. The review should cover the preferences and media consumption habits of previous, current and potential future readers. The review should also take into account the financial perspectives of the formats as well as costs, accessibility and contents enabled by the formats. In addition, one should review the role and significance of the newspaper in regional and topic-related media sphere, niches of the local media environment, eventual service providers and technical solutions related to them. The review should also analyse the reach of the articles of the current e-journal, reading time and commitment. The aim of the review work is to gather information in order to create a more requested, better, useful and innovative membership service. The review should be ready by the beginning of September.

Our view is that the fact that Turku Student Newspaper is published as a facsimile does not make it electronic. However, electronic contents have been added to the website of Turku Student Newspaper as the publication frequency has been decreased.  It is challenging for the Student Union to simultaneously provide both electronic and printed media with high quality, and we have to make a decision between them eventually. We can already see a careful shift towards electronic emphasis, but a mid-level solution cannot reach the full potential of either format.

Turku Student Newspaper is distributed in the Student Village, where not all residents are not Student Union members or speak Finnish and therefore cannot read the newspaper fully. In an electronic newspaper, international students could better find and utilise the English-language contents of Turku Student Newspaper. In addition, electronic media better reaches students living in other locations than TYS’s, filial students and students on an exchange period.

If it is cost-effective to shift to electronic newspaper according to the review, Group Lex is ready to increase TYY’s funding throughout the transfer period for Turku Student Newspaper, if the reduction in advertisement sales is first bigger than the share of savings when transferring to electronic media.  We see the transfer towards an electronic platform as a central factor for the future of Turku Student Newspaper. By putting an effort in the electronic format, we can create something that the students truly miss. The Student Union of the University of Turku is a pioneer in several issues. Turku Student Newspaper should not be an exception, but it should be one of the pioneers and take a step towards digitalisation. Therefore, Group Lex encourages the Student Union Council to be open to new possibilities and to the better future of TYY.

Proposal:                 Group Lex proposes to the Student Union Council to approve a 3,000 EUR additional budget for Turku Student Newspaper, which enables to recruit an external reviewer to conduct a comparative review which covers a SWOT analysis on both the paper newspaper and the electronic format. The review should cover the preferences and media consumption habits of previous, current and potential future readers. The review should also take into account the financial perspectives of the formats as well as costs, accessibility and contents enabled by the formats. In addition, one should review the role and significance of the newspaper in regional and topic-related media sphere, niches of the local media environment, eventual service providers and technical solutions related to them. The review should also analyse the reach of the articles of the current e-journal, reading time and commitment. The aim of the review work is to gather information in order to create a more requested, better, useful and innovative membership service. The review should be ready by the beginning of September.

186

Other business

187

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                                Lassi Laine                                                         Rauli Elenius

                                Chair of the Student Union Council                       Secretary General

 

APPENDICES

Appendix 1                                                                                        Student Union Rules for second discussion

Appendix 2                                                                                        Staff regulation

Appendix 3                                                                                        Annual Report and Financial Statement 2016

Appendix 4                                                                                        Auditors’ report

Appendix 5                                                                                        Budget of the 100th anniversary history

 

Decisions made in the March meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 29 Mar 2017, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • To approve the changes in TYY Rules for the second time.
  • To repeal the staff regulation.
  • To approve the plan of action of 2016.
  • To approve the financial statement from the year 2016.
  • To discharge 2016 Executive Board and other people liable for the finances of the Student Union from liability for the accounts.
  • To elect Topi Artukka, Liisa Lalu, Otto Latva and Panu Savolainen as the history authors of the Student Union and to authorise the Executive Board to conclude the necessary agreements within the budget of the project.
  • To approve the budget for the 100th anniversary book and to reserve the eventual costs from tradition funds.
  • To elect the following people in the Central Election Committee:

Student Union Council group, member, deputy

Torch bearers: Sara Seppälä, Juuso Marttila

Green Left: Emmi Hiivola, Arttu Minkkinen

Group Lex: Tuomas Dahlström (Chair), Kristiina Arpiainen

TYY Terveeksi: Onni-Pekka Simola, Eemil Yli-Pietilä

Green List: Annika Eerikäinen (Vice-Chair), Tuula Musakka

Oikeat: Laura Sukula, Ilona Syrjälä

Humanist List: Saara Vuorinen, Noora Hännikkälä

TuKY List: Juuso Makkonen, Ann-Sofie Leimu

Hybridiaani: Risto Jokinen, Liina-Lotta Erkko

Social Democrat Students: Artturi Jyrkkänen, Pyry Kantanen

Eduxi: Sanni Salmenoja, Johanna Puntanen

  • To approve the proposal of Group Lex and Green Left, according to which the Executive Board and the Board of Turku Student Newspaper prepare a project on a review on the publication format of Turku Student Newspaper to the plan of action of the following year, taking into account what was proposed in this item and the responses from Turku Student Newspaper reader questionnaire to be realised in the autumn. The project of the plan of action should be planned together with the employees of Turku Student Newspaper. An external expert has to be used in the review to make sure the independence of the review. A sufficient amount of funds for the fee of the external expert needs to be reserved in the budget of 2018. The review needs to be completed by August 2018 and its results shall be presented to the Student Union Council in the first meeting of autumn 2018.

Turku, 30 Mar 2017

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

 

February

FEBRUARY MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                    22 Feb 2017 at 6.15 pm

Place:               Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

159

Opening of the meeting 

160

Legality and quorum

161

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

162

Announcements

                           

Preliminary meeting schedule for the spring:

20 Feb                February evening school

22 Feb                February meeting

20 Mar                March Group Chair meeting

27 Mar                March evening school

29 Mar                March meeting (NB! in Pori)

17 Apr                April Group Chair meeting

24 Apr                April evening school

26 Apr                April meeting

163

Approval of the agenda

164

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

165

Project plans for 2017

Appendix 1                                                                                                              Project plans for 2017

To support the daily work of the Office, the Executive Board and staff have prepared project plans, which outline the central objectives of the Student Union for 2017 as well as measures to reach them. The document describes projects included in the plan of action approved by the Student Union Council as well as plans related to projects that are not included in the plan of action but fall under the areas of responsibility.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to record project plans for 2017.

166

Appointing a strategy committee

Appendix 2                  TYY’s valid strategy

TYY’s current strategy was approved in 2012. After that, there have been significant changes in the Student Union and its operational environment. The strategy should be revised to better serve the current activities and their development. The valid strategy has been reduced to describe the high objectives of the activities. Its usability as a tool to guide activities is weak, since it does not outline intermediate objectives to reach the ideal status.

The schedule target is that the Student Union Council holds a preliminary debate on preparation of the strategy in April and on a strategy draft in September. The strategy would be approved in the autumn, e.g. in the November meeting.

Proposal:The Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Student Union to appoint a strategy committee for the end of the term to prepare a new Student Union strategy to be approved by the Student Union Council.

167

Changes in the rules of the Student Union

Appendix 3   Executive Board proposal for changes in Student Union Rules 2017

Several sections of the Student Union Rules should be changed at once:

                                1. Prolonging the time stretch of the organisation meeting of the Student Union Council

                                2. In connection with the future repeal of the staff regulation, some of the provisions should be transferred to the Rules

                                3. Updating the section concerning appeals in accordance with the revision in the University Act

                                4. Technical changes, such as changing the word sub-organisation into the current word “organisation” as well as clarification of the election of the Chair of the Election Committee.

The valid rules stipulate that the date of the organisation meeting of the Student Union Council is between December 1 and 10. In election years, the Executive Board has thus been elected exceptionally late in TYY compared with other Student Unions, and the same practice has applied to years between elections. The date of the organisation meeting could be advanced, if needed, in order for the elected Executive Board to be better prepared for its term.

TYY staff regulation has stipulated before 2013 on the structure, recruitment and working conditions of the Student Union staff. In 2013, a collective agreement entered into force, along with which the major part of the staff regulation was repealed. In order to facilitate staff planning and to utilise the different knowledge of the employees, the staff regulation should be repealed. The repeal would take place in the March meeting, when changes in the Rules are made for the second time.

In the future, the Executive Board would be responsible for staff planning together with the Secretary General, which would enable reacting to changes in the operational environment and different knowledge needs in a more flexible manner than currently. The first staff plan is intended to be drafted by summer 2017. The details of the recruitment will be entered into process description, which uniforms the miscellaneous practices and makes them more systematic.

In 2016, a change was made in the University Act, enabling the possibility to appeal a decision made by a Student Union. With the other revisions of the Rules, this should also be entered.

ccording to the rules, “[t]he changing decision shall be made through a majority of two thirds (2/3) in two meetings of the Student Union which shall have at least a period of one week in between.”  The second discussion will be in the March meeting of the Student Union on 29 March.

Proposal:The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve first time changes in TYY Rules.

168

Changes in the Elections Order

Appendix 4   Executive Board proposal for changes in Elections Order

TYY’s Elections Order should be updated ahead of Student Union Council elections in autumn 2017. A few sections have been outdated, and the Student Union Council should decide whether separate absentee voting is necessary, although there is no longer any ballot voting.

Proposal:The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the changes in the Election Rules of the Student Union.

169

Other business

170

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                                Lassi Laine                                                         Rauli Elenius

                                Chair of the Student Union Council                        Secretary General

 

APPENDICES

Appendix 1                     Project plans for 2017

Appendix 2                     TYY’s valid strategy

Appendix 3                     Executive Board proposal for changes in Student Union Rules 2017

Appendix 4                     Executive Board proposal for changes in Elections Order

 

Decisions made in the February meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 22 Feb 2017, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • To record the 2017 project plans of the Executive Board.
  • To appoint in the Strategy Committee of the Student Union for the rest of his term:

Lassi Laine, Chair of the Student Union Council, Chair           

Noora Wilén, Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council, Vice-Chair

Rauli Elenius, Secretary General, Secretary

Miika Tiainen, Chair of the Executive Board

Inari Harjuniemi, Vice-Chair of the Executive Board

Jesse Huovinen, Chair of the Financial Board

Frida Pessi, representing the employees

Essi Karvonen

Miikka Korventausta

Linda Lindholm

Pekka Rantala

  • To approve changes in the Student Union Rules for the first time.
  • To approve changes in the Elections Order of the Student Union.

 

Turku, 22 Feb 2017

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

 

January

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

Agenda and list of participants are found at http://www.tyy.fi/en/student-union/student-union-council/council-decisions

JANUARY MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                    25 Jan 2017 at 6.15 pm

Place:              Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

150

Opening of the meeting 

151

Legality and quorum

152

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

153

Announcements

                             

                                Preliminary meeting schedule for spring 2017:

16 Jan                January Group Chair meeting

23 Jan                January evening school

25 Jan                January meeting

13 Feb                February Group Chair meeting

20 Feb                February evening school

22 Feb                February meeting

20 Mar                March meeting

27 Mar                March evening school

29 Mar                March meeting

17 Apr                April Group Chair meeting

24 Apr                April evening school

26 Apr                April meeting

154

Approval of the agenda

155

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

156

Electing the Support Committee

                                According to the Regulation on sub-organisations, financial support and Support Committee:

                                "Section 8 Members

                                The Financial Board includes Chair and six to ten (6-10) ordinary members among the members of the Student Union. A Member of the Executive Board of the Student Union shall serve as the Chair of the Board. The Board shall elect a Vice-Chair among its members. The Chairs of the Student Union Council and the Executive Board as well as the Secretary General and the Specialist for Student Organisations shall have a right of attendance and right to speak at the Board meetings. The Board shall constitute a quorum when the Chair or a Vice-Chair and at least half of the members if the Election Committee are present. The Executive Board shall elect a new member to replace a resigned or prevented member until the end of the Board’s term. The term of the Board lasts one calendar year. The Board shall be elected in the January meeting of the Student Union Council. An open search for the Board shall be organised, on the basis of which the Election Committee shall draft a proposal for the Student Union Council."

Proposal:                 The Executive Board decides to propose to the Student Union Council to elect a Support Committee on the proposal of the Election Committee and to appoint a Member of the Executive Board, Matias Virta, as its chair.

157

Other business

158

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

 

                                Lassi Laine                                                         Rauli Elenius

                               Chair of the Student Union Council                        Secretary General

 

APPENDICES

 

Decisions made in the January meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 25 Jan 2017, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • To elect the following people as Members of the Support Committee of the Student Union for 2017:

Matias Virta, Chair

Laura Aaltonen

Tuomas Dahlström

Annika Eerikäinen

Lauri Havia

Henna-Riikka Lahtinen

Idamaria Laine

Anni Mylläri

Tommi Piranen

Hanna Rintala

Teppo Vättö

 

Turku, 26 Jan 2017

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

 

                               

 

2016

December 2016

STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU DECEMBER MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time: 7 Dec at 6.15 pm

Place: Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Agenda

134

Opening of the meeting 

135

Legality and quorum

136

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

137

Announcements

Preliminary meeting schedule for spring 2017:

16 Jan                January Group Chair meeting

23 Jan                January evening school

25 Jan                January meeting

13 Feb                February Group Chair meeting

20 Feb                February evening class

22 Feb                February meeting

20 Mar                March meeting

27 Mar                March evening class

29 Mar                March meeting

17 Apr                April Group Chair meeting

24 Apr                April evening class

26 Apr                April meeting

138

Approval of the agenda

139

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

140

Election of the Chair of the Executive Board for 2017

“Student Union Executive Board includes Chair and five to seven (5–7) Executive Board members, who shall all be eligible members of the Student Union.” (TYY Rules Section 45)

According to Section 46 of TYY Rules, the Chair of the Executive Board shall be separately elected before electing the rest of the Executive Board. The Chair of the Executive Board and individual members of the Executive Board shall have the confidence of the Student Union Council. The Chair or Vice-Chair of the Student Union and the Secretariat of the Student Union may not serve as members of the Executive Board. Executive Board members may not serve as Student Union Council representatives.

Introduction to the task is mainly organised already in December 2016. The Chair of the Executive Board is expected to participate in SYL’s Chair-Secretary General meeting on 12 Dec, at the Christmas party of TYY Office on 16 Dec, at Rector’s lunch on 19 Dec and in planning the introduction to the Executive Board to be elected.

Proposal: Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Student Union Council to elect the Chair of the Executive Board for 2017.

141

Decision on the size of the Executive Board for 2017

“Student Union Executive Board includes Chair and five to seven (5–7) Executive Board members, who shall all be eligible members of the Student Union.” (TYY Rules Section 45)

Proposal: The Chair of the Student Union proposes that the Student Union Council decides the size of the Executive Board.

142

Election of  the Executive Board for 2017

According to TYY Rules, the Executive Board of the Student Union shall be elected annually in December. “In case of no unanimity, the election of the members of the Executive Board shall be held with closed ballot. Lists will be set for the voting, which each include the people proposed as the members of the Executive Board. The lists shall always be presented as complete and the presenter of the list shall ensure that the equitable proportion rule is realised among the candidates. The same person may serve as a candidate on several lists, but the presenter of the list shall have the consent of the person in question. If a list receives over half of the provided votes, the people presented in the list shall be considered elected. If there are more than two lists in the first voting, and none of them receives half of the provided votes, another vote shall be held, in which two lists which received the most votes in the first vote shall compete. If the votes result in a tie in the final voting, a draw shall resolve the vote.

If the first voting does not result in two lists with the most votes, an additional voting shall be organised between the lists with the equal number of votes. If the additional voting results in a tie, a draw shall resolve the vote.” (TYY Rules Section 46)

TYY Office staff introduce the new Executive Board to their tasks mainly already in December, beginning from 9 Dec. In addition to the introduction, the Members of the Executive Board are expected to participate at the Christmas party of TYY Office on 16 Dec as well as at Rector’s lunch on 19 Dec.

Proposal: Chair of the Student Union Council proposes to the Student Union Council to elect the Executive Board for 2017.

143

Granting resignation to the Vice-Chair of the Student Union Council and election of new Vice-Chair

A statutory task of the Student Union Council (Section 8 of TYY Rules) is to elect a Vice-Chair among its members. 

The election method is majority election. “Majority election: If there is one (1) candidate to be elected, the one which received the most votes shall be elected. In majority election, one vote is given for a candidate.

In order to be elected in the first voting, a candidate shall have the majority of the provided votes. If nobody receives the required majority, another voting shall be organised between the two candidates who received the most votes. In this voting, the candidate which received more votes shall be considered elected. If the additional voting results in a tie, a draw shall resolve the vote. If the first voting does not result in two candidates with the most votes, an additional voting shall be organised among the candidates with the equal number of votes. If the additional voting results in a tie, a draw shall resolve the vote.

If the first voting does not result in two candidates with the most votes, an additional voting shall be organised among the candidates with the equal number of votes. If the additional voting results in a tie, a draw shall resolve the vote.” (TYY Rules Section 10)

Proposal: Chair of the Student Union Council proposes the Student Union Council to grant a resignation to the Vice-Chair of the Student Union, Sami-Petteri Seppä, and to elect a Vice-Chair among its members.

144

Election of the Executive Committee of Turku Student Newspaper (TYL) for 2017

2.1 the Student Union Council appoints a Chair and six regular members among the Student Union members in TYL Executive Committee for one calendar year. The Executive Board shall elect a new member to replace a resigned or prevented member until the end of the Committee’s term.

2.2 The Student Union Council elects the Chair of the Committee. The Committee shall elect a Vice-Chair among its members. A member elected among the Committee shall serve as the Secretary.” (Regulation on Turku Student Newspaper)

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to elect the Chair and six members in the TYL Board for 2017.

145

Determining the membership fee

Appendix 1                                                                                                              Budget 2017

Expenses incurred by activities suitable to realise the purpose of the Student Union shall be covered with revenue received from the Student Union’s property and activities as well as from membership fees, which the Student Union Council is entitled to determine for the members of the Student Union.

The members of the Student Union shall pay the fee each academic year or, for a special reason, each term. The Student Union Council shall decide on the collection method and time of the fees paid by the members. The fee shall be ordered in equal amount to each member of the Student Union who is conducting basic degree and is present during the academic year. Furthermore, the Student Union Council may determine a voluntary membership fee for those completing a postgraduate degree.

The Rector confirms the membership fee and the university monitors its collection.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to set the membership fee of the Student Union of the University of Turku for the term from 1 Aug 2017 to 31 Jul 2018.

146

Approval of the budget

Appendix 1 Budget 2017

The Student Union Council will approve the medium-term economic plan in its November meeting on 29 Nov. The budget specifies the plan for some parts.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve TYY's budget 2017.

147

Election of auditors for 2017

According to Section 76 of the Rules of the Student Union “An auditor shall be appointed to control the accounts and administration of each budget year; the person shall be an auditor approved by the Central Chamber of Commerce (KHT), and a personal deputy auditor shall be appointed with the same requirements, or alternatively an audit firm approved by the Central Chamber of Commerce.

If a KHT audit firm is appointed as the primary auditor, deputy auditor shall not be appointed.”

KHT audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is available.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to elect PricewaterhouseCoopers company as the auditor of the Student Union. The company appoints a responsible auditor among the staff.

148

Other business

149

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                                Lassi Laine                                                      Rauli Elenius

                                Chair of the Student Union Council                    Secretary General

APPENDICES

Appendix 1                                                                                                              Budget 2017

Decisions made in the December meeting of the Student Union Council

 

In its meeting on 7 Dec 2016, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • To elect Miika Tiainen as the Chair of the Executive Board for 2017.
  • To elect the following people as Members of the Executive Board for 2017

Ali Benkherouf

Inari Harjuniemi

Saana Kallio

Laura-Maria Poikela

Janne Salakka

Matias Virta.

  • To grant Sami-Petteri Seppä a resignation from the Vice-Chairmanship of the Student Union Council and to elect Noora Wilén as the new Vice-Chair.
  • To elect the following people in the Board of Turku Student Newspaper for 2017:

Sade Kondelin, Chair

Sara Koiranen

Emma Lappalainen

Lauri Liljenbäck

Sannimari Veini

Kristiina Karikko

Simo Nuuttila.

  • To set the membership fee of the Student Union of the University of Turku for the term 2017-2018: basic degree students 107 €, postgraduate degree students 37 €.
  • To approve the budget for 2017.
  • To elect PricewaterhouseCoopers auditing society as the auditor of the Student Union, and the company will internally elect a responsible auditor.

Turku, 8 Dec 2016

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

 

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November 2016

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

NOVEMBER MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                 29 Nov 2016 at 6.15 pm

Place:               Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

123

Opening of the meeting 

124

Legality and quorum

125

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

126

Announcements

                      

The Chair of TYY’s Executive Board, Riina Lumme, has been elected as the Chair of the National Union of University Students in Finland, and member of the Executive Board, Jyri Lähdemaa, has been elected as a member of SYL Board.

                       Meeting schedule for the rest of the year:           

28 Nov             November evening school

29 Nov             November regular meeting

7 Dec              December meeting

127

Approval of the agenda

128

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

129

Approval of TYY's Plan of Action for 2017

Appendix 1 TYY Plan of Action 2017

The Executive Board has prepared TYY's Plan of Action 2017 for the approval of the Student Union Council. The Plan of Action describes project entities planned for next year which are influential and not part of regular activities. The 2017 Plan of Action pays more strong attention to cross-sectorality. The Student Union Council has held a preliminary debate on the Plan of Action in its October meeting on 26 Oct 2016.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve TYY's plan of action 2017.

130

Becoming a member of Service Sector Employers

TYY is currently a non-union employer, which is why, for example, legal counselling in employment matters cannot be received as a members’ benefit. In collective bargaining, TYY neither has formal say to the views of the employers’ side. TYY would be more influential in labour market issues, if it became a member of the collective bargaining party of the Student Unions. In addition, as a member of the Service Sector Employers (Palta), we would receive legal counselling and training, if needed.

Palta’s membership fee is based on the payroll of the employer. TYY’s membership fee would be approximately 800€ per year.

Proposal: The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to decide TYY’s joining as a member of Service Sector Employers.

131

Approval of the medium-term economic plan

Appendix 2 Medium-term economic plan

The Student Union Council held a preliminary debate on the medium-term economic plan pf the Student Union in its October meeting.

Proposal: The Financial Board proposes to the Student Union to approve TYY’s medium-term economic plan for 2017-2019.

132

Other business

133

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

Lassi Laine                                                       Rauli Elenius

Chair of the Student Union Council                      Secretary General

 

APPENDICES

Appendix 1 TYY Plan of Action 2017

Appendix 2 Medium-term economic plan

 

Decisions made in the November meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 29 Nov 2016, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • To approve the Plan of Action of the Student Union for the year 2017.
  • That TYY immediately applies for membership in Service Sector Employers (Palta).
  • To approve the medium-term economic plan for 2017–2019.

Turku, 30 Nov 2016

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

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Celebration Meeting of the Student Union Council

THE STUDENT UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TURKU

Agenda and list of participants are found at http://www.tyy.fi/en/student-union/student-union-council/council-decisions

 

ANNIVERSARY OF THE STUDENT UNION

CELEBRATION MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                    Wednesday, 9 Nov at 5.00 pm

Place:               The meeting event starts at 5.00 pm with a procession in front of the Student House A to the statue of H. G. Porthan (Porthan park, Vanha suurtori) and continues at 6.15 pm as a celebration meeting at Unica’s Galilei cafeteria in the Natura Building of the University of Turku.

Procession to the statue of Porthan

Smart clothes suitable for the weather

At the celebration meeting

Black tie or everyday suit

Academic marks of honour

 

Meeting agenda

114

Opening of the meeting 

115

Legality and quorum

116

Appointment of the scrutinisers of the minutes

117

Announcements

                           

                                Preliminary meeting schedule for the autumn:       

 

9 Nov               Porthan’s Day: celebration meeting, restaurant Galilei, Natura building of the university

28 Nov             November evening school

29 Nov             November regular meeting

7 Dec              December meeting

118

Approval of the agenda

119

Unica’s greeting

120

Distribution of marks of honour

On its anniversary, the Student Union distributes marks of honour under the bases provided in Chapter IX of the Rules. The Honour Committee distributes the marks of honour.

121

Other business

122

Closing of the meeting

 

Welcome to the meeting,

 

                                Lassi Laine                                   Rauli Elenius

                                Chair of the Student Union             Council Secretary General

 

Decisions made at the celebration meeting of the Student Union Council:

No decision issues were discussed at the meeting of the Student Union of the University of Turku on 9 Nov 2016. The Honour Committee distributed the marks of honour as follows:

Union ribbons

Alisa Salmivalli

Ama Aittoniemi

Anette Säkö

Annastiina Pirttilä

Anni Kirkkala

Arttu Laitinen

Arttu Punkkinen

Asser Junnila

Eero Suvanto

Elina Lemponen

Elina Niskanen

Ella-Maria Vesilahti

Emmi Kykkänen

Emmi Vilkanen

Enni Mannila

Eveliina Miettunen

Hanna Parviainen

Heidi Saarinen

Henna-Riikka Lahtinen

Ida Andersson

Iida Salonen

Ilari Sarja

Ilkka Hemmilä

Janne Aakko

Janne Aakko

Jenni Lahtinen

Joel Karhula

Johanna Puntanen

Joni Järvinen

Joni Keto-Tokoi

Joonas Majuri

Juho Mustakoski

Juho Mäki-Lohiluoma

Kaisa Luhta

Kaisla Kivistö

Karoliina Lehtola

Konsta Sinisalo

Lauri Vornanen

Leo Lehto

Liisa Suorsa

Maaria Lilja

Maiju Tiiri

Marcus Teräs

Maria Nieminen

Marja Rautajoki

Mervi de Heer

Miia Hurskainen

Miika Länsi-Seppänen

Mikael Dahlström

Mikko Sipilä

Nelli Mäkitalo

Niilo Liuhto

Noora Hyvönen

Noora Moilanen

Nora Logrén

Osmo Laaksoharju

Pekka Toivonen

Petri Nyström

Piia Aidantausta

Reija Tolvanen

Saara Kuusinen

Salli Keinänen

Sampsa Vuorela

Samuli Ihamäki

Sanna-Maaria Mäkelä

Sara Koiranen

Sara Valli

Siina Alaranta

Siiri Pyykkönen

Silja Pitkänen

Sinituuli Suominen

Suvi Koskinen

Tatu Heinonen

Tero Ohrankämmen

Tira Kivilähde

Tomi Koivunen

Toni Kangasoja

Tuukka Särkelä

Tuuli Vanhanen

Vaula Vaajasaari

Veijo Vaakanainen

Wille Jäntti         

 

Union badges

Antti Ainola

Antti Friman

Noora Hännikkälä

Pyry Kantanen

Ilkka Ketolainen

Petteri Kiviniemi

Miikka Korventausta

Olli Niemi

Paavo Palanterä

Laura Perämäki

Sini Saarinen

Janne Salakka

Jussi Sjöblom

Ina Tetri

Jael Tuominen

Laura Vähäsaari

 

Executive Board badges

Lassi Laine

Laura Aaltonen

Tuomas Dahlström

Katariina Kulha

Jyri Lähdemaa

Miika Tiainen

Teppo Vättö      

Satu Nurmi

 

Badges of merit

Henna Henriksson

Klaus Kurki

Lauri Liljenbäck

Julia Litokorpi

Riina Lumme

Jussi Nieminen

Petri Teräspuro

 

Merit ribbons

Lotta Aarikka

Tero Ahlgren

Joel Holmén

Essi Karvonen

 

Table standards

Laura Kajala

Mia Pusa

Porin ylioppilasyhdistys Pointer ry

 

Turku 10.11.2016

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

October 2016

OCTOBER MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:               26 Oct 2016 at 6.15 pm

Place:              Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

98

Opening of the meeting

99

Legality and quorum

100

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

101

Announcements

Preliminary meeting schedule for the autumn:

9 Nov          Porthan’s Day: Celebration meeting, restaurant Galilei, Natura building of the university

28 Nov        November evening school

29 Nov        November regular meeting

7 Dec         December meeting

102

Approval of the agenda

103

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

104

Strategy of Turku Student Newspaper

Appendix 1     Executive Committee proposal for the Strategy of Turku Student Newspaper

Proposal:         The Executive Committee of Turku Student Newspaper proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the Strategy of Turku Student Newspaper for.

105

Approval of the Equality Plan

In its March meeting, the Student Union Council held a preliminary debate on new Equality Plan on the basis of the previous plan. The previous plan was also reviewed with TYY Office staff and the accessibility working group. On the basis of the above-mentioned,

A draft version was written, which was discussed in an open Finnish workshop in September. After the workshop, a Finnish draft programme was sent for comments to organisation chairs and an English version separately for international organisations.  Filial organisations were also consulted on the draft programme, and equality was discussed in the meeting of students with children. On the basis of all the received comments, a final version was worked on the programme.

Appendix 2     Executive Board proposal for Equality Plan 2017-2020

Proposal:         The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to approve TYY’s equality programme for 2017-2020.

106

Approval of the three-year plan

In its September meeting, the Student Union Council held a preliminary debate on revising the three-year plan.  In the draft version, the Executive Board added a proposal of an additional column and put development cooperation and organisational matters as new rows in the plan. Changes according to the debate have been done in the draft plan.

Appendix 3     Executive Board proposal for a three-year plan 2017-2019

Proposal:         The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to approve TYY’s three-year plan for 2017-2019.

107

Medium-term economic plan

The Financial Board has prepared a preliminary plan for TYY’s medium-term economic plan for 2017–2019. Preparation will be continued on the basis of the preliminary debate at the Student Union Council, and the plan will be approved in the November meeting.

Appendix 4     Financial Board proposal for medium-term economic plan for a preliminary debate

Proposal:         The Financial Board proposes to the Student Union Council to record a preliminary debate on the medium-term economic plan.

108

Preliminary debate on the Plan of Action

The prepared draft plan includes less projects and projects are formulated in larger, cross-sectoral manner. The Student Union Council may make proposals to their contents and focus.   The draft describes the projects at title level, and more specific descriptions will be written after the preliminary debate.

Appendix 5     Executive Board proposal for the Plan of Action 2017

Proposal:         The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to record a preliminary debate on the Plan of Action 2017.

109

Appointment of representatives in SYL Union meeting

SYL Union meeting will be held on 18–19 November in Korpilampi, Espoo. Each Student Union that is a member of the Union is entitled to send one representative per each incipient thousand students, according to the number of members in November in the previous year.     In addition, a personal deputy representative for the representatives or a general deputy representative for the entire delegation can also be elected.  The number of TYY’s regular Union meeting representatives is 15. Participation fees for a regular member are 125 € (105 € in 2015), 140 € fora deputy member (140 €) and 210 € for an observer (200 €). EUR 5,500 have been reserved for SYL and OLL Union meeting expenses in the background material of the budget.   The expenses of OLL Union meeting, travel expenses for Union meetings and other expenses were approximately EUR 1,100 in 2015. If there are changes before the meeting in the Union meeting representatives elected by the Student Union Council, the Student Union Executive Board may complement the representatives to the Union meeting.

Proposal:         The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to elect fifteen (15) representatives for the Union meeting and their personal deputy representatives, eventual observes, and to decide that the Executive Board may complement the union meeting representatives if needed.

110

New Student House – complementing the review group

Ossi Tursas, member of the New Student House review group has asked for resignation from membership. Originally, he was appointed in the group as the Chair of the Financial Board.

Proposal:         The New Student House review group proposes to the Student Union Council to grant resignation for Ossi Tursas from the working group and to complement the working group with the person appointed by the Financial Board.

111

Preliminary debate on the organisational and celebration premise issue

A discussion has been held with Turku Student Village Foundation and representatives of the City of Turku on cooperation where the Student Union could rent a premises for organisational and celebration use next to the Student Village. The Student Union Council should hold a debate and guide the continuation of the preparation.

Appendix 6     Floor plan of the premises

Appendix 7     Estimate of the costs of the premises and necessary revenue

Proposal:         The review group proposes to the Student Union Council to record a preliminary debate on renting Kuuvuori premises for the use of the Student Union and to authorise the New Student House review group to continue negotiations with the City of Turku and TYS.

112

Other business

113

Closing of the meeting
Welcome to the meeting,

Lassi Laine                                                                                  Rauli Elenius

Chair of the Student Union Council Secretary General

 

APPENDICES

Appendix 1     Executive Committee proposal for the Strategy of Turku Student Newspaper

Appendix 2     Executive Board proposal for Equality Plan 2017–2020

Appendix 3     Executive Board proposal for a three-year plan 2017-2019

Appendix 4     Financial Board proposal for medium-term economic plan for a preliminary debate

Appendix 5     Executive Board proposal for the Plan of Action 2017 for preliminary debate

Appendix 6     Floor plan of the premises

Appendix 7     Estimate of the costs of the premises and necessary revenue

Decisions made in the October meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 26 Oct 2016, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to approve the Strategy of Turku Student Newspaper.
  • to approve TYY’s Equality Programme 2017–2020.
  • to approve the three-year plan 2017–2019.
  • to record a preliminary debate on the mid-term financial plan 2017–2019
  • to record a preliminary debate on the Plan of Action 2017
  • to send the following persons in SYL Union meeting:

Regular member       Personal deputy member

Tuomas Dahlström   Sami-Petteri Seppä

Mikko Mononen         Tomi Paavola                         

Ann-Sofie Leimu        Juuso Makkonen                  

Miika Tiainen             Aku-Mathias Kähkönen  

Paula Peltomaa         Oula Huttunen                      

Henni Hiltunen           Jyri Lähdemaa                       

Eemil Yli-Pietilä         Miikka Koski                           

Pekka Rantala           Iiro Suomalainen                 

Iiro Salomäki             Julia Litokorpi                        

Katariina Kulha          Emmi Saari 

Saara Vuorinen          Juuso Marttila                        

Jaakko Klemettilä      Tytti Wallenius                      

Inari Harjuniemi         Janne Salakka                         

Laura Aaltonen          Riina Lumme                         

Teppo Vättö              Matti Vähä-Heikkilä     

 

Lassi Laine (observer)

Rauli Elenius (observer)

Essi Karvonen (observer)

  • to grant Ossi Tursas a resignation from the membership in the working group and to complement the working group with a person specifically appointed by the Financial Board.
  • to record a held preliminary debate on renting the Kuuvuori premises for the use of the Student Union and to authorise the New Student House review group to continue negotiations with the City of Turku and TYS
  • to approve the petitionary motion of TuKY list: “By approving this motion, the Student Union Council requests that TYY Executive Board drafts a review on the annual use of money of Turku Student Theatre from recent years, and on its investment plans. The review should include the specified public support received from the Student Union and other actors. In addition, we hope for a review on the number of visitors at the theatre and the share of TYY members in the visitors and actors in the organisation. We also hope that one person from the Board of Turku Student Theatre could present the activities of the organisation in the following evening school.”

 

Turku, 27 Oct 2016

         Rauli Elenius

         Secretary General

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September 2016

MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:                   Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016 at 6.15 pm

Place:                  Turku Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 A, 20500 Turku

The meeting starts with an introduction to TYY’s renovated office at 5.45 pm.

Meeting agenda 

83

Opening of the meeting 

84

Legality and quorum

85

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

86

Announcements                            

                      Preliminary meeting schedule for the autumn:        

17 Oct            October Group Chair meeting

24 Oct            October evening school

26 Oct            October meeting

9 Nov             Celebration meeting

28 Nov          November evening school

29 Nov          November regular meeting

7 Dec              December meeting

 

87

Approval of the agenda

88

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

89

Deciding on TYY’s candidates for the Board of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL).

                                The Union meeting of the National Union of University Students in Finland will be held in Korpilampi Congress Centre on 18-19 Nov. The Union meeting also elects a Board for 2017, and TYY has the possibility to set a candidate/s for Executive Board Chair and/or member/s.

                                The Student Union Council decided in its April meeting that the Executive Board informs the members of the Student Union on the possibility to apply to SYL Board. A bulletin on the approaching Board search was published at TYY’s website in the beginning of June, and it was also shared in other TYY’s communication channels. A separate email was sent about the issue to the Student Union Council mailing list. In addition, a reminder was sent in the beginning of September.

Proposal:          The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to decide on TYY’s candidate/s to SYL Board.

 

90

Preliminary debate on the three-year plan 

Appendix 1      Executive Board proposal for a three-year plan 2017–2019 under preliminary debate                              

TYY’s three-year plan is a document intended to describe the mid-term influence targets and aims. The document approved by the Student Union Council is updated annually by adding a new column for each year. The Executive Board and TYY Specialists have prepared the debate on the subsequent plan by assessing the new aims and development lines and by adding proposals on new ones.

Proposal:          The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to hold a preliminary debate on TYY’s three-year plan.

 

91

Approval of the Political Agenda

Appendix 2      Executive Board proposal for TYY’s Political Agenda

In its April 2016 meeting, the Student Union Council held a preliminary debate on the revision of the Political Agenda. On the basis of the wishes presented in the debate and of the previously assessed revision needs, the Executive Board has made textual revisions in the agenda, while maintaining a light process. A complete document is submitted to the Student Union Council, and the revised items have been marked and justified with a comment, if necessary.

Proposal:          The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the revised Political Agenda.

 

92

Approval of the Environmental Agenda

Appendix 3      Executive Board proposal for an Environmental Agenda

The Student Union Council held a preliminary debate on revising the Environmental Programme in autumn 2015. TYY’s Environmental Wing has revised the Environmental Agenda during 2016 with the help of TYY Office, and the Executive Board has made its own revisions.

Proposal:          The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the revised Environmental Agenda.

 

93

Reform of the election method for TYY Executive Board

                                In its April meeting, the Student Union Council held a preliminary debate on the reform of the election method for the Executive Board and authorised the Election Committee to prepare the issue.

Proposal:          The Election Committee proposes to the Student Union Council that the Council organises this year a pre-election panel and an individual interview for the candidates.

 

94

Appointing the Honour Committee

                                In accordance with Chapter IX of the Rules of the Student Union, TYY distributes ribbons and badges for distinguished actors. According to the Rules:

                                “Section 87 Honour Committee

                                The Honour Committee of the Student Union decides on the distribution of ribbons and badges. The Student Union Council annually appoints the Chair and five members of the Honour Committee. The person elected in the Honour Committee shall have a ribbon of praise of the Student Union. In addition, the Chair of the Student Union Council serves as a member of the committee. The Secretary General of the Student Union shall serve as the secretary of the Honour committee.”

                                “Section 95 Ribbons of honour and praise

                                As a recognition for former or current member or otherwise specially distinguished person, the Student Union provides ribbons of honour and praise for the work done for the Student Union and its objectives.”

                                The following persons are entitled to work in the Honour Committee (since 1991): Jarmo Linden, Jorma Jäntti, Kimmo Ketonen, Lea Saarikivi, Markku Hannula, Kari Karjalainen, Sirpa Kuronen, Juhani Soini, Petri Lempinen, Merja Kulonen, Maarit Saviranta, Erja Sallinen, Tiina Laiho, Mikko Sedig, Petteri Orpo, Sirpa Hartojoki, Matti Laihonen, Jarkko Kotamäki, Kirsi Vuorinen, Taina Kölhi, Sami Nieminen, Elias Aarnio, Teemu Hankamäki, Olli Järvelä, Mats Kommonen, Susanna Kärki, Tommi Laukka, Lasse Miettinen, Johanna Kärki, Sami Koivula, Olli Välke (ent. Raimo), Laura Toubale (ent. Keihäs), Markus Vähä-Piikkiö, Mika Peltola, Samuli Lintula, Niko Kyynäräinen, Eric Carver, Katja Sauvola, Tytti Sokura, Markus Yli-Jokipii, Lauri Luoto, Aki Halonen, Mikko Soukkanen, Niklas Mannfolk, Topi Artukka, Toni Eklund, Laura Heinonen, Tuomo Liljenbäck, Haron Walliander, J. Tuomas Harviainen, Tomi Nyström, Jukka Vornanen, Anna Mäkipää, Rauli Elenius, Elias Laitinen, Matti Lajunen, Sini Terävä ja Juha Isotalo. The person elected in the Honour Committee shall have consented to work as in the Honour Committee.

                                The previously mentioned persons have been requested of their consent for the task. Student Union Council Chair and the Secretary General prepare the issue for the Student Union Council.

Proposal:          The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to appoint the Honour Committee of the Student Union upon the proposal of the Student Union Council Chair.

                                The Chair of the Student Union Council proposes that the following persons be elected in the Honour Committee:

Topi Artukka, Chair

Johanna Kärki

Elias Laitinen

Anna Mäkipää

Olli Välke

Haron Walliander

 

95

Complementing the 95th anniversary committee

                                Salla Mistola has requested a resignation from the 95th anniversary committee due to moving from Turku. Vappu Nieminen-Pihala has expressed her interest in joining the committee.

Proposal:          The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to grant Salla Mistola a resignation from the 95th anniversary committee and to elect Vappu Nieminen-Pihala as a member of the committee.

 

96

Other business

 

97

Closing of the meeting

 

Welcome to the meeting,

                                Lassi Laine                                                          Rauli Elenius

                                Chair of the Student Union Council                        Secretary General

 

APPENDICES

Appendix 1      Executive Board proposal for a three-year plan 2017–2019

Appendix 2      Executive Board proposal for TYY’s Political Agenda

Appendix 3      Executive Board proposal for an Environmental Agenda 

 

Decisions made in the September meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 28 Sep 2016, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to appoint Riina Lumme as TYY’s candidate for the Chair of the National Union of University Students in Finland and Jyri Lähdemaa as TYY’s candidate for the Board of the National Union of University Students in Finland
  • to record the held preliminary debate on the three-year plan 2017-2019
  • to approve TYY’s political agenda
  • to approve TYY’s Environmental Programme
  • to organise this year a panel and an individual interview for candidates before the election of the Executive Board.
  • to appoint the following persons in the Honour Committee of the Student Union:

Topi Artukka, Chair
Johanna Kärki
Elias Laitinen
Anna Mäkipää
Olli Välke
Haron Walliander

  • to grant Salla Mistola a resignation from the 95th anniversary committee and to elect Vappu Nieminen-Pihala as a member of the committee.

Turku, 29 Sep 2016

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

 

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August extraordinary meeting 2016

EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL IN AUGUST

Time:                Wednesday, 31 Aug at 6.15 pm

Place:              Student Nations Hall, Rehtorinpellonkatu 4 B, 20500 Turku

Meeting agenda

73

Opening of the meeting

74

Legality and quorum

75

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

76

Announcements

                      

                             Preliminary meeting schedule for the autumn:

19 Sep                  September Group Chair meeting

26 Sep                  September evening school

28 Sep                  September meeting

17 Oct                 October Group Chair meeting

24 Oct                 October evening school

26 Oct                 October meeting

9 Nov                   Celebration meeting of the Student Union Council

21 Nov                 November Group Chair meeting

28 Nov                 November evening school

29 Nov                 November meeting (NB! Tuesday)

77

Approval of the agenda

78

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

79

Election of the editor-in-chief of Turku Student Newspaper

                             The editor-in-chief of Turku Student Newspaper, Lauri Hannus, has resigned after receiving a new job. According to Section 2.3 of TYY's personnel regulation, the Student Union Council fills the post of the editor-in-chief. According to section 2.6 of the regulation of the Student Newspaper, a special task of the paper's Executive Committee is to make a proposal for the Student Union Council on the editor-in-chief.

                             The Executive Committee opened search for the editor-in-chief in its meeting on 11 Aug. The search ends at 24 Aug. The Executive Committee interviews the best applicants 28 to 30 Aug.

                             The new editor-in-chief starts on a separately specified date in the beginning of August.

Proposal:               The Executive Committee of the Turku Student Newspaper proposes to the Student Union Council to elect the editor-in-chief of Turku Student Newspaper upon the proposal of the Committee.

80

Complementing the Financial Board

                             Sointu Kouki and Ossi Tursas from the Financial Board have asked to resign. According to Section 79 of the Student Union, "The Financial Board of the Student Union Council includes Chair and six (6) ordinary members among the members of the Student Union." New members shall be elected to replace the resigned.

Proposal:                The Chair of the Student Union Council proposes that the Student Union Council grants Sointu Kouki and Ossi Tursas resignation from the Financial Board and complements the Financial Board.

81

Other business

82

Closing of the meeting

 

Welcome to the meeting,

 

                             Lassi Laine                                    Rauli Elenius

                             Chair of the Student Union Council Secretary General     

 

Decisions made in August meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 31 Aug 2016, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to elect Nella Keski-Oja as the Editor-in-Chief of Turku Student Newspaper.
  • to grant a resignation for Sointu Kouki and Ossi Tursas from the Financial Board and to elect Tiina Mänty and Olli Isoaho to replace them.

Turku, 31 Aug 2016

         Rauli Elenius

         Secretary General

April 2016

APRIL MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:             Wednesday, 20 Apr at 7.00 pm

Place:            Aino Pohjanoksa hall, Seminaarinkatu 1, 26100 Rauma

Meeting agenda

59

Opening of the meeting

60

Legality and quorum

61

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

62

Announcements

                   

                        Preliminary meeting schedule for the spring:

 

                        11 Apr          Meeting of the group chairs

                        18 Apr         April evening school

                        20 Apr         April meeting (in Rauma)

                     

During the summer, May–August, no regular meetings are organised, but the Student Union Council may convene, if necessary. Regular meetings continue in September.

63

Approval of the agenda

64

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

65

Reform of the election method for SYL candidate

In March, the Student Union Council held a preliminary debate on how the election method for SYL candidate could be made more open. The Election Committee convened on 4 Apr and drafted a solution proposal.

The Election Committee encourages the Student Union Council groups to take initiatives in proposing SYL candidates and reminds the groups that this is a prerequisite for renewing the operational culture. The Election Committee deems that the Student Union Council groups should primarily propose SYL candidates. Nevertheless, the Executive Board retains the right to proposal. The Student Union Council decides how many candidates are elected, and elects the candidate/s.

The Election Committee does not deem it necessary to have a role in electing SYL candidate. The Election Committee shall be available, if needed, in the practical arrangements related to the election, such as preparing questions for an eventual panel.

Proposal:        The Election Committee proposes to the Student Union Council to obligate the Executive Board to communicate the election of SYL candidate, while opening the application process already during the spring.

66

The costs of the renovation of TYY Office and new furniture

L1 In autumn 2015, the Student Union Council stated that money could be spent on the basis of the discretion of the Financial Board for the renovation of TYY Office and the old library, including renewed furniture, and that the costs will be brought separately for the decision of the Student Union Council. The opinion of the Financial Board was that if total costs surpass €100,000, the desired alterations should be critically assessed. The Financial Board considered the absolute limit for costs covered by TYY to be the approximately €200,000 left as a buffer for organisational finances.

The library has been divided with partition walls into organisational premises. The Student Union Council approved €15,000 supplementary budget concerning the matter in the January meeting. It has been agreed with TYS that the renovation will be so realised that TYY's share of the costs of the office renovation will not be more than €50,000.

In connection to renovation and move to the new premises, there is a good opportunity to revise office furniture and decor. Desks could be upgraded to electric height adjustable desks to improve occupational ergonomics. Simultaneously, a unified look would be attained in the common area. Common area should have partitioning screens for acoustics, and other basic furniture in the office will be renewed. Audio-visual equipment will also be purchased in the negotiation premises.

The costs of furniture purchases will be budgeted to the balance and removed in ten years. The cost of premise design shall not be activated. Totals costs, including renovation and furniture, will be €100,000. The costs would be constituted as follows:

TYY's share of office renovation        €50,000

New furniture and equipment            €35,000

Total                                              85,000 €

Library renovation          €15,000 (already decided)

10 % i.e. €8,500 of the renovation of the office and costs of new furniture will be allocated for the year 2016. €3,000 would be reserved for the designer's fee, which will not be divided but targeted entirely for the year 2016. Therefore, the total cost for this year would be €11,500.

Proposal:        The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the estimate of the costs of TYY Office renovation and to approve the 2016 supplementary budget with €8,500 increment in write-off and €3,000 increment in organisational expenses.

67

Rents of the organisational premises

The previous library premise has been turned into organisational premises. Interested tenants include Kanta and Kritiikki, ELSA Turku and OPKO as well as Politiikan tutkimuksen klubi.

It is justified to collect the same amount of rent for the premises as for the premises in the ground floor of Student House B. The original rent was 8€/square meter available for the organisation. An index increment in accordance with TYS agreement has been made to this, and it is proposed to be taken into account also in the first floor rent.

Proposal:        The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to decide to collect 8.06€/m2 for renting the library premises.

68

Preliminary debate on the reform of the election method for the Executive Board

The Student Union Council expressed a wish in 2015 that the election of the Executive Board of the Student Union would be made more open. The Student Union Council should have a preliminary debate on the measures and authorise the Election Committee to prepare the practical reform.

Proposal:        The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to record the preliminary debate on the reform of the election method for the Executive Board and to authorise the Election Committee to prepare the practical reform.

69

Preliminary debate on revising the Political Agenda

L2                    TYY's political lines are defined in an agenda approved by the Student Union Council once per term. Latest Political Agenda was approved in April 2015, but the purpose is to correct the revision cycle more reasonable for the Student Union Council term. Revised Political Agenda will be approved in the Student Union Council September meeting.

Proposal:      The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to record a preliminary debate on TYY's Political Agenda.

70

Resignation from the Support Committee

A member of the Support Committee, Kari Silvola, has requested a resignation from the committee.

Proposal:        The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to grant Kari Silvola a resignation from the Support Committee.

71

Other business

72

Closing of the meeting

 

Welcome to the meeting,

 

                        Lassi Laine                                          Rauli Elenius

                        Chair of the Student Union Council    Secretary General            

 

APPENDICES

Appendix 1   Supplementary budget 2016

Appendix 2   Political Agenda for a preliminary debate

 

Decisions made in the April meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 20 Apr 2016, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to obligate the Executive Board to communicate the election of TYY's SYL candidate, while making the entire application period more open, during the spring.
  • to approve the budget for TYY Office renovation and the related supplementary budget.
  • that in the tenancy agreements of library premises concluded during 2016, the starting rent will correspond to the rents collected per square meter in the ground floor of Student House B.
  • to record the preliminary debate on the reform of the election method for the Executive Board and to authorise the Election Committee to prepare the practical reform.
  • to record a preliminary debate on TYY’s political agenda.
  • to grant Kari Silvola, upon request, a resignation from the membership of the Support Committee.
  • to approve Group Lex's resolution, which obligates the Executive Board to review in an appropriate manner for the Student Union Council the actions that the Student Union has so far done in order to prepare for removing automatic membership, as well as to review the future of automatic membership.

Rauma, 20 Apr 2016

         Rauli Elenius

         Secretary General

 

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March 2016

MARCH MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time:             Wednesday, 30 Mar 2016 at 6.15 pm

Place:            Turku hall, Student House A, 1st floor

Meeting agenda

43

Opening of the meeting

44

Legality and quorum

45

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

46

Announcements

                   

                        Preliminary meeting schedule for the spring:

 

                        21 Mar        Meeting of the group chairs

                        29 Mar        (NB! Tuesday) March evening school

                        30 Mar        March meeting

                        11 Apr          Meeting of the group chairs

                        18 Apr         April evening school

                        20 Apr         April meeting (in Rauma)

                  

47

Approval of the agenda

48

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

49

Annual Report 2015 of the Student Union of the University of Turku

L1                    The Annual Report has been drafted on TYY's activities in 2015, and the report is divided into sections of the Executive Board activity sectors and sections of individual activity units. There are separate sections for financial activities and TYY representatives in different organs. 

Proposal:        The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to approve TYY's Annual Report 2015.

50

Financial Statement 2015 of the Student Union of the University of Turku

L1                    The Financial Statement of the Student Union of the University of Turku is appended to the Annual Report.

Proposal:        The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to approve TYY's Financial Statement 2015.

51

Decision on the discharge from liability of the Executive Board and other liable persons

L1                    According to the Rules of the Student Union, the discharge from liability of the previous term shall be decided at the latest in the April regular meeting of the Student Union Council.

Proposal:        The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to decide on the discharge from liability for the accounts of the 2015 Executive Board and other people liable for the finances of the Student Union.

52

Appointing a history committee

In accordance with the Plan of Action, a history committee will be established and it will support the work of the writer of the book planned for the 100th anniversary of the Student Union. TYY's honorary member, Rector emeritus Keijo Virtanen, has been asked to serve as the Chair of the committee. The following persons have provided their preliminary consent for membership:

  • Mats Kommonen, Chief Information Security Officer, member of the 75th anniversary committee
  • Johanna Kärki, last Secretary General of TuKY
  • Veikko Laakso, Lector emeritus in Finnish History
  • Riitta Monto, Editor-in-Chief
  • Riitta Pyykkö, Vice-Rector, Chair of the history book committee of the University of Turku
  • Hannu Salmi, Professor in Cultural History
  • Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen, Professor in Finnish History
  • Vesa Vares, Professor in Contemporary History, author of the 100-year history review of the university
  • Lassi Laine, Chair of the Student Union Council
  • Rauli Elenius, Secretary General

Proposal:        The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to appoint a history committee to support the writing of the 100-year history review of the Student Union. The committee may make proposals related to its task to the Student Union Council. The committee members include:

  • Keijo Virtanen, Chair
  • Mats Kommonen
  • Johanna Kärki
  • Veikko Laakso
  • Riitta Monto
  • Riitta Pyykkö
  • Hannu Salmi
  • Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen
  • Vesa Vares
  • Lassi Laine, Chair of the Student Union Council
  • Rauli Elenius, Secretary General, secretary

The term of the committee is from 31 Mar 2016 to 31 Dec 2017, after which the term can be extended.

53

95th anniversary committee

TYY turns 95 years in 2017. During the anniversary year, different types of celebratory weeks and an impressive annual celebration will be organised in order to increase visibility. Anniversary committee will be responsible for the planning of the celebratory weeks, and TYY organisations are also involved in the work. The programme is planned to be diversified and accessible for all members. There was an open search for the 95th anniversary committee from 11 Feb to 13 Mar, in addition to which old Student Union actors and active members were recruited by contacting them personally.

Proposal:        The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to appoint the 2017 Executive Board Member for Student Culture and the following persons in the 95th anniversary committee:

  • Laura Aaltonen
  • Iris Henttonen
  • Saana Kallio
  • Jukka Koivisto
  • Karoliina Korhonen
  • Juha Laurila
  • Riina Lumme
  • Salla Mistola
  • Jussi Nieminen
  • Wilhelmiina Palonen
  • Sini Saarinen

54

Preliminary debate on standing as a SYL candidate

In autumn 2015, the Student Union Council hoped that standing as both TYY's SYL candidate and as a member of TYY Executive Board would be clarified and made more open. The Election Committee will prepare a proposal for the April or May meeting on the basis of the preliminary debate concerning the reform of the election method for SYL candidature. The adjustment of the Executive Board search would be decided in the autumn.

Proposal:        The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to record a preliminary debate on the election method of TYY's SYL candidate.

55

Preliminary debate on updating the Equality Programme

L2                  2016 Plan of Action project "Students' comprehensive well-being" states the following: "The Equality Programme of the Student Union will be updated in 2016". The valid Equality Programme covers 2013–2016.

Group speeches are requested for the March Student Union Council meeting to evaluate how the current Equality Programme should be adjusted in terms of contents, structure and form. A preliminary debate will be held on the basis of the group speeches, after which the new Equality Programme will be processed with different interest groups. The ready programme will be approved in a Student Union Council meeting in the autumn.

Proposal:      The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to record a preliminary debate on the revision of TYY Equality Programme.

56

Resignation from the Finnish Student Sports Federation membership

Group Lex proposes to the Student Union Council that TYY resigns from the Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL). In 2016, OLL membership costs approximately €8,000 and its serves a relatively small share of the members of the Student Union. OLL Union meeting approved a mid-term Financial Plan in 2015, where the membership fee is planned to be increased in the following years with 50 % from the 2015 level, and the Union simultaneously abolishes the post of the second Vice-Chair. Therefore, the OLL membership fee costs incurred for TYY members will be significantly increased without concretely benefiting the members of the Student Union.

The National Union of University Students in Finland resigned from OLL in the beginning of 2015, after which the Student Unions could decide whether they wanted to be members of the Finnish Student Sports Federation. Currently, 11 Student Union are members, but e.g. the Student Unions of Åbo Akademi University, Oulu University and Lappeenranta University of Technology did not become members.

TYY's situation can largely be compared to that of the Student Union of Åbo Akademi University. The responsible organiser of Student Sports is the University of Turku, and TYY does not involve significant sports activities. Sport is an important part in the promotion of students' well-being, but is now actively managed mainly with FSHS, SYL and directly with the University Sports. Interest promotion services provided by OLL are targeted at the sports organiser parties, which is why TYY membership does not provide significant benefit for the Student Union. University Sports is very likely to continue as OLL's cooperation member, and the interest promotion benefit will remain in its current status at the university level.

Compared to costs, OLL is not able to provide the Student Union or its members with necessary services, and therefore Group Lex deems that it is time to resign from the membership and target the saved funds in a more member-benefiting manner.

Proposal:        Group Lex proposes to the Student Union to decide on TYY resignation from Finnish Student Sports Federation from the beginning of 2017.

57

Other business

58

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

                        Lassi Laine                                          Rauli Elenius

                        Chair of the Student Union Council Secretary General               

APPENDICES

Appendix 1   Annual Report and Financial Statement 2015 (in Finnish only)

Appendix 2   Equality Programme of the Student Union of the University of Turku 2013–2016

 

Decisions made in the March meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 30 Mar 2016, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to approve the annual report of the Student Union from the year 2015.
  • to approve the financial statement of the Student Union from the year 2015.
  • to discharge 2015 Executive Board and other people liable for the finances of the Student Union from liability for the accounts.
  • to reject Group Lex's initiative for resigning from the Finnish Student Sport Federation.
  • to appoint a history committee for the duration of the Council's term and to appoint members:

-Keijo Virtanen, Chair

-Mats Kommonen

-Johanna Kärki

-Veikko Laakso

-Riitta Monto

-Riitta Pyykkö

-Hannu Salmi

-Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen

-Vesa Vares

-Tomi M. Virtanen

-Lassi Laine, Chair of the Student Union Council

-Rauli Elenius, Secretary General, secretary.

  • to appoint the following people in the 95th anniversary committee:
  • the Executive Board Member responsible for Student Culture in 2017

-Laura Aaltonen

-Iris Henttonen

-Saana Kallio

-Jukka Koivisto

-Karoliina Korhonen

-Juha Laurila

-Riina Lumme

-Salla Mistola

-Jussi Nieminen

-Wilhelmiina Palonen

-Sini Saarinen.

  • to record the preliminary debate on standing as TYY's candidate in SYL.
  • to record the preliminary discussion on updating the Equality Programme.
  • to approve the resolution of Group Lex, according to which the Executive Board shall think of alternative manners to use the funds spent in OLL membership, organising the OLL membership services themselves and more effective influence as an OLL member.

Turku, 31 Mar 2016

         Rauli Elenius

         Secretary General

 

 

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February 2016

FEBRUARY MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL

Time: Wednesday, 24 Feb at 6.15 pm

Place: Turku hall, Student House A, 1st floor

Meeting agenda

31

Opening of the meeting

32

Legality and quorum

33

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

34

Announcements

                    

                        Preliminary meeting schedule for the spring:

 

                        17 Feb         Meeting of the group chairs

                        22 Feb         February evening school

                        24 Feb        February meeting

                        21 Mar        Meeting of the group chairs

                        29 Mar        (NB! Tuesday) March evening school

                        30 Mar        March meeting

                        11 Apr          Meeting of the group chairs

                        18 Apr         April evening school

                       20 Apr         April meeting

                   

35

Approval of the agenda

36

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

37

Implementation plan of the plan of action

L1                    The Executive Board has prepared an implementation plan specifying the plan of action, which also describes the projects outside the plan of action.

Proposal:        The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to record the implementation plan of the plan of action.

38

Supplementary budget for translation expenses

The budget of 2016 is based on a calculation whereby €6,805 would be spent in translation of activities into English. According to the specified line of translation, approximately €12,000 will be spent in translations this year. Translation are part of the budget section "Organisational activities".

Proposal:        The Executive Board decides to propose to the Student Union Council to approve the €5,2000 supplementary budget in the Organisational activities section and to reduce €2,000 from sector funds.

39

Developing the collection and utilisation of student feedback 

Issue: The methods of collecting and utilising student feedback vary widely inside the university. The response percentage for feedback questionnaires submitted for students in the observed courses in the university pilot project was 15–82 %, which implies significant differences between faculties, sections and courses. There are practices tested to be good, and distributing those at the university would benefit both students and sections. Students should also be heard in other manners in addition to the obligatory Bachelor feedback.  

Student feedback division at the university, for example, would surely be happy to have instructions on collecting student-based feedback. Response feedback can also be included in the instructions and methods to decrease feedback fatigue can be presented. There is much to develop in the questions and feedback forms, but this has been already acknowledged at the university and the pilot II project was launched in the beginning of February.

Proposal:        TYY Terveeksi proposes that the Executive Board creates student-based practical instructions on collecting feedback. Instructions should also include requirement on response feedback and bringing it forth to students. The instructions and material used to drat the instructions shall be utilised in future influence work and distributed inside university for relevant organs.

40

Internship for International students

By now we all know the issue of unemployment of international students and international graduates. Every year the university admits a good number of international students from all over the world. The students that come to Finland are highly skilled and motivated also due to the admission criteria of the University.

However, there is a serious flaw in how the University deals with international students. Without the help of the University it is nearly impossible during the studies or after graduation for an international student to get an internship position not to mention a full employment. Every year there are two or three career fairs at the campus but international students hardly ever benefit from these. Truth is many of the international students and graduates end up to working in positions that are way under their academic background and degrees, or to the decision to leave Finland. In cases like these Finland loses. Comparing to the fact how much Finland spends money providing free education for international students, it is incomprehensible how there’s still no system to integrate these highly skilled professionals into the Finnish professional working life. International students do not get equal opportunity to work in Finland no matter how skilled they are. The whole situation frustrates the international students when they are on the verge of graduation only to become poorly employed.

To solve this issue Finnish companies have to be more willing to employ international graduates. How can this be done? The Student Union in conjunction with the University of Turku should negotiate with multiple local companies in Turku to employ international students as interns regularly to introduce these students into the Finnish working life. Once an international student is hired it is up to the student to work hard to prove oneself to the employer for an extension in the company. This is a win-win situation for all and the Student Union should take a special interest in this issue. This could be the beginning of the integration of international students into the Finnish working life and a step forward to the employment issues concerning international students and graduates.

Proposal: TuKY-lista proposes that the Student Union Council obligates the Executive Board to create a campaign where they challenge local companies to hire international students for internships regularly. TYY should also get the University involved to this campaign.

41

Other business

42

Closing of the meeting

 

Welcome to the meeting,

 

                        Lassi Laine                                          Rauli Elenius

                        Chair of the Student Union Council    Secretary General            

 

APPENDICES

Appendix 1 Implementation plan of the plan of action 2016

 

Decisions made in the February meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 24 Feb 2016, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to record the implementation plan of the plan of action 2016.
  • to approve the supplementary budget of €5,200 for translation expenses and to decrease €2,000 from sector funds.
  • to approve the proposal of the group TYY terveeksi on obligating the Executive Board to create student-friendly practical instructions on collecting feedback.
  • to approve the proposal of TuKY list: 

1. on organising company and organisation visits for international students

2. to obligate the Executive Board to communicate on the results of the employment projects of international students

3. to add a section on the employment of international students in the international questionnaire of the spring

4. on strengthening cooperation with the University Employment Services and on encouragement of internship agreements

  • to approve the resolution of the Green List on organising training for the Student Union Council. The topic of the training is making proposals and the power of decision of the Student Union Council.

Turku, 25 Feb 2016

         Rauli Elenius

         Secretary General

 

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January 2016

JANUARY MEETING OF THE STUDENT UNION COUNCIL Time: Wednesday, 27 Jan at 6.15 pm

Place: Turku hall, Student House A, 1st floor

Meeting agenda

18

Opening of the meeting

19

Legality and quorum

20

Invitation of the scrutinisers of the minutes and tellers

21

Announcements

Preliminary meeting schedule for the spring:

15 Feb            Meeting of the group chairs

17 Feb            February evening class

24 Feb           February meeting

21 Mar           Meeting of the group chairs

23 Mar          March evening class

30 Mar          March meeting

18 Apr            Meeting of the group chairs

20 Apr           April evening class

27 Apr            April meeting

22

Approval of the agenda

23

Question hour of the Executive Board and the Financial Board

24

New Student House - Continuation of the review group's term

In its October 2015 meeting, the Student Union Council decided to appoint "New Student House" review group, including the following people:

Matti Vähä-Heikkilä, Chair (Hybridiaani) Tiina Mänty (TuKY List)

Elina Hirvonen (Lex ry) Inari Harjuniemi (Fobia ry) Tuula Musakka (Tritonus ry)

Rauli Elenius (Secretary General)

Ossi Tursas (a member appointed among the Financial Board) Petri Teräspuro (Student Nations)

Topi Artukka.

The background for the establishment of the review group was a decision made in September:  "TYY establishes a working group to review the acquisition of a new Student House or equivalent premises for the use of Student Union or in the possession of Student Union. The objective of the review group is to map the specific need for the premises and start examining eventual solution models on the basis of the review. Issues to be taken into account include the renovation of Student House A and the long-term solutions to the need for space enabled in the framework of the University of Turku Premises Programme. The working group will present the results for the Student Union Council. The review group will utilise old reports and results as well as find new solutions.  The review has to be such that the premises solution can be realised in an economically sustainable manner: the returns received from the premises cover the incurring running expenses."

The review group convened twice before the end of the year and Chair Vähä-Heikkilä has also made review work on his own. The original idea for realising the objective of the group was that the term of the group would be continued. All members of the group have informed being available to work in the group for the present.

Proposal:          The Chair of the Student Union proposes that the Student Union Council decide

to continue the term of the New Student House review group until the end of 2017.

25

Regulation on Sub-Organisations, Financial Support and Support Committee

L1                          The Executive Board proposes that the Student Union approve the revised Regulation on Sub-Organisations, Financial Support and Support Committee. The objective of the amendments is to make the criteria for activity support more informative and the deadlines for the organisational announcement and the granting of the sub-organisation status to better correspond to the practices of the Office. The basis of the proposal consists of development recommendations to the regulation made by the 2015 organisational sector and the Support Committee.

Proposal:              The Executive Board proposes that the Student Union approve the revisions in the Regulation on Sub-Organisations, Financial Support and Support Committee.

26

Electing the Support Committee

According of the Regulation on Sub-Organisations, Financial Support and Support Committee:

"Section 8 Members

The Support Committee includes Chair and six to ten (6-10) ordinary members

among the members of the Student Union. A Member of the Executive Board of the Student Union shall serve as the Chair of the Board. The Board shall elect a Vice-Chair among its members. The Chairs of the Student Union Council and the Executive Board as well as the Secretary General and the Specialist for Student Organisations shall have a right of attendance and right to speak at the Board meetings. The Board shall constitute a quorum when the Chair or a Vice-Chair and at least half of the members if the Election Committee are present. The Executive Board shall elect a new member to replace a resigned or prevented member until the end of the Board’s term.  The term of the Board lasts one calendar year. The Board shall be elected in the January meeting of the Student Union Council. An open search for the Board shall be organised, on the basis of which the Election Committee shall draft a proposal for the Student Union Council."

The search ended on 17 Jan at 23.59, when nine applications had arrived. The Election Committee shall review the applications in its meeting on 18 Jan.

Proposal:              The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to elect a Support Committee on the proposal of the Election Committee and to appoint a Member of the Executive Board, Laura Aaltonen, as its Chair.

27

Travel allowances to the meetings of the Student Union and its sub-committees

According to Section 8(2) paragraph 16 of the Rules of the Student Union, the Student Union Council is responsible for deciding on travel allowances to the meetings of the Student Union and its sub-committees.

During the term 2014–2015, the travel allowances were paid as follows: "[T]hat travel expenses to the members and deputy members of the Student Union and the organs elected by it will be calculated primarily as the cost of the most affordable public transport or as actual direct costs to the Student Union Council meetings, evening classes and other official events of the organs elected by the Student Union Council in Finland from the permanent place of study or, if required by studies, from another city to Turku. The decision will be applied retrospectively to the training events, evening classes and meetings of the Student Union Council."

Proposal:              The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union to decide on travel allowances to the meetings of the Student Union and its sub-organs.

28

Supplementary budget: changing the library into organisational premises

In autumn 2015, the Student Union Council stated that money could be spent on the basis of the discretion of the Financial Board for the renovation of TYY Office and the old library, including renewed furniture, and that the costs will be separately subject to the decision of the Student Union Council. The opinion of the Financial Board was that the cost of €70,000 could be directly approved, and in case of total costs of over €100,000, the desired renovation work should be critically assessed. The Financial Board considered the absolute limit for costs covered by TYY to be the approximately €200,000, reserved as a buffer for organisational finances.

The intention is that the library is divided with partition walls into organisational premises. TYS has requested an offer of the job, according to which the implementation of partition walls costs approximately €8,500 (VAT 24 %). In addition to this, electric work will incur some costs, which will be specified in the following weeks.

The revised library premises will also serve as temporary locations for the Office during the fundamental improvement from the end of March to the beginning of September.

The costs will be budgeted to the balance and removed in ten years. The annual result impact will be, depending on the price of the electric job, €1,000–1,500. With a cost of €1,5000, the 2016 Budget is €4,525 in deficit.   When the cost of the improvement work of the Office premises is known, the Executive Board will present a new supplementary budget for the Student Union Council.

Proposal:          The Executive Board proposes to the Student Union Council to approve the 2016 supplementary budget of €1,500 increase in the write-off.

29

Other business

30

Closing of the meeting

Welcome to the meeting,

Lassi Laine                                                       Rauli Elenius

Chair of the Student Union Council    Secretary General

APPENDICES

Appendix 1 Executive Board proposal for the Regulation on Sub-Organisations, Financial Support and Support Commit

 

Decisions made in the January meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 27 Jan 2016, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to continue the term of the "New Student House" review group until the end of the year 2017.
  • to approve the changes in the Regulation on Sub-Organisations, Financial Support and Support Committee.
  • to elect the following persons in the Support Committee:

-Laura Aaltonen, Chair

-Henna Kruuti

-Annika Eerikäinen

-Matias Virta

-Anni Mylläri

-Lauri Havia

-Kari O. Silvo

-Lauri Liljenbäck

-Liina-Lotta Erkko

-Paavo Palanterä

  • that travel expenses of the members and deputy members of the Student Union and the organs elected by it will be calculated primarily as the cost of the most affordable public transport or as actual direct costs to the Student Union Council meetings, evening classes and other official events of the organs elected by the Student Union Council in Finland from the permanent place of study or, if required by studies, from another city to Turku. The decision will be applied retrospectively with regard to the training events, evening classes and meetings of the Student Union Council.
  • to approve a supplementary budget of €1,500 in the write-off in order to change the library into organisational premises.

Turku, 28 Jan 2016

         Rauli Elenius

         Secretary General

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Organisational meeting 2016–2017

Decisions made at the organisational meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 3 Dec 2015, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to elect Lassi Laine as the Chair of the 2016–2017 Student Union Council
  • to elect Sami-Petteri Seppä as the Vice-Chair of the 2016–2017 Student Union Council
  • to elect Riina Lumme as the Chair of the 2016 Executive Board.
  • that the Executive Board in 2016 includes six members in addition to the Chair.
  • to elect the following persons as members of the 2016 Executive Board:

Jyri Lähdemaa
Miika Tiainen
Tuomas Dahlström
Laura Aaltonen
Teppo Vättö
Katariina Kulha

  • to elect the Financial Board for 2016–2017:

Jesse Huovinen, puheenjohtaja
Sointu Kouki         
Elina Lemponen   
Julius Rajala         
Eemil Yli-Pietilä   
Ossi Tursas           
Ville Forsström

  • to elect the 2016 Executive Committee of Turku Student Newspaper:

Klaus Kurki, puheenjohtaja
Sade Kondelin                            
Jeremias Kontio                         
Henna Kainulainen                                         
Saana Kallio                               
Markus Niinistö   
Juho Mäki-Lohiluoma

  • to elect Juha Laurila as the Chair of the 2016–2017 Election Committee.
  • to elect PricewaterhouseCoopers auditing society as the auditor of the Student Union, and the company will internally elect a responsible auditor.
  • to elect the last Wednesday of the month at 18.15 as the regular meeting time of the Student Union Council.

Turku, 6 Dec 2015

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

2015

November

Decisions made in the November meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 25 Nov 2015, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to approve the amendments in the "lines of company cooperation" document.
  • to approve the plan of action for 2016.
  • to set the membership fee of the Student Union of the University of Turku for the term 2016–2017: basic degree students 106.50 €, postgraduate degree students 36.50 €.
  • to approve the mid-term financial plan.
  • to approve the budget for 2016.
  • to elect Lotta Aarikka and Jesse Huovinen as student representatives in the Board of the University of Turku.
  • to elect the following persons as members in the University Collegiate Council: 

Julia Litokorpi (ordinary member), Artturi Jyrkkänen (personal deputy member)

Sanna Tuominen (ordinary member), Riku Hietarinta (personal deputy member)

Mirva Matikka (ordinary member), Laura Perämäki (personal deputy member)

Laura Aaltonen (ordinary member), Konsta Sinisalo (personal deputy member)

Tuomas Dahlström (ordinary member), Elina Hirvonen (personal deputy member)

Henri Viitanen (ordinary member), Timo Kovala (personal deputy member)

Joni Kajander (ordinary member), Janika Takatalo (personal deputy member)

Noora Hännikkälä (ordinary member), Iiro Salomäki (personal deputy member)

Ville Laakso (ordinary member), Juho Mustakoski (personal deputy member)

Jyri Lähdemaa (ordinary member), Emma Honkanen (personal deputy member)

                

  • to record the preliminary discussion on updating the Environmental Programme

 

Turku, 26 Nov 2015

         Rauli Elenius

         Secretary General

October

Decisions made in the October meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 28 Oct 2015, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to grant the Student Village Foundation of Turku the permission for the acquisition of the wing of the Student House A.
  • to record a discussion on the amount of money to be spent in the renovation of TYY Office.
  • to grant the Executive Board the authority to conclude a new lease of TYY Office with TYS.
  • to establish "New Student House" reporting working group from 28 Oct to 31 Dec 2015:

Matti Vähä-Heikkilä, Chair (Hybridiaani)

Tiina Mänty (Tuky list)

Elina Hirvonen (Lex)

Inari Harjuniemi (Fobia)

Tuula Musakka (Tritonus)

Rauli Elenius (Secretary General)

A person appointed among the members of the Financial Board

Petri Teräspuro (Student Nations)

Topi Artukka.

  • to send the following persons as TYY's representatives in the SYL union meeting:  

Lauri Liljenbäck, TuKY list (Regular representative)

Laura Vähäsaari, TuKY list (Deputy representative)

Jesse Huovinen, TuKY list (Regular representative)

Ann-Sofie Leimu, TuKY list (Deputy representative)

Ossi Tursas, TuKY list (Regular representative)

Paula Peltomaa, TuKY list (Deputy representative)

Sofi Laiho, TuKY list (Regular representative)

Aku Kähkönen, TuKY list (Deputy representative)

Lassi Laine, TYY Terveeksi (Regular representative)

Henri Salo, TYY Terveeksi (Deputy representative)

Mirva Matikka, TYY Terveeksi (Regular representative)

Aksel Vuornos, TYY Terveeksi (Deputy representative)

Laura Aaltonen, Hybridiaani (Regular representative)

Jukka Koivisto, Hybridiaani (Deputy representative)

Tuomas Dahlström, Group Lex (Regular representative)

Matti Vähä-Heikkilä, Hybridiaani (Deputy representative)

Sami-Petteri Seppä, Group Lex (Regular representative)

Mikko Mononen, Group Lex (Deputy representative)

Lyydia Mäkinen, Eduxi (Regular representative)

Emmi Hallikainen, Eduxi (Deputy representative)

Riina Lumme, Torchbearers (Regular representative)

Max Talvinko, Torchbearers (Deputy representative)

Iiro Salomäki, Green Left (Regular representative)

Elena Rintamäki, Green Left (Deputy representative)

Klaus Kurki, Social Democratic Students – TOSY (Regular representative)

Artturi Jyrkkänen, Social Democratic Students – TOSY (Deputy representative)

Julia Litokorpi, Green List (Regular representative)

Iida Salonen, Green List (Deputy representative)

Sini Saarinen, Humanistilista (Regular representative)

Janika Takatalo, Oikeat (Deputy representative)

Ville Laakso, observer

Rauli Elenius, observer

  • to approve the three-year plan for 2016–2018.
  • to record the preliminary debate on the Plan of Action for 2016.
  • to record the preliminary debate on the mid-term Financial Plan 2016–2018.
  • to appoint the following persons in the Delegation of the Student Village Foundation of Turku:

Lauri Liljenbäck

Sami-Petteri Seppä

Jukka Väisänen

Larissa Päivärinta

Tuomas Dahlström

 

The Chair of the Student Union Council of the term 2016–2017

Turku, 29 Oct 2015

 

         Rauli Elenius

         Secretary General

September

Decisions made in the September meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 30 Sep 2015, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to appoint Mikko Mononen as TYY's candidate for the President of SYL
  • to complement the Central Election Committee. The new composition is as follows:

Green Left

  • Annaliina Vatula (Regular Member)
  • Arttu Minkkinen (Deputy Member)

TuKY List

  • Otto Rouhiainen (Deputy Chair, Regular Member)
  • Aku Kähkönen (Deputy Member)

Group Lex

  • Miina Rantala (Regular Member)
  • Ville Laakso (Deputy Member)

Eduxi

  • Miikka Korventausta (Regular Member)
  • Lyydia Mäkinen (Deputy Member)

Oikeat

  • Ville Virtanen (Regular Member)
  • Sami Kontola (Deputy Member)

Torchbearers

  • Juuso Marttila (Regular Member)
  • Janne Salakka (Deputy Member)

TYY Terveeksi

  • Lassi Laine (Regular Member)
  • Emily Pan (Deputy Member)

Green List

  • Mikko Rintamäki (Regular Member)
  • Kukka-Maaria Wessman (Deputy Member)

Hybridiaani

  • Matti Vähä-Heikkilä (Chair, Regular Member)
  • Laura Aaltonen (Deputy Member)

Social Democratic Students

  • Annemari Hannula (Regular Member)
  • Artturi Jyrkkänen (Deputy Member)

Humanistilista

  • Sini Saarinen (Regular Member)
  • Onni Kaarle (Deputy Member)

 

  • to approve the proposal of Eduxi, Humanistilista, Hybridiaani and Torchbearers to establish a working group to review the acquisition of a new Student House or equivalent premises for the use of Student Union or in the possession of Student Union. The retuns of the project should cover the running expenses.
  • to record a discussion on the lines of company cooperation.
  • to record a discussion on three-year plan 2016–2018.
  • to elect the following people in the TYY honour committee of 2015:

Topi Artukka, Chair
Laura Heinonen
Johanna Kärki
Olli Välke
Anna Mäkipää
Markus Vähä-Piikkiö

 

  • to update the Regulation on Film Activities.

 

Turku, 1 Oct 2015

         Rauli Elenius

        Secretary General

May

Decisions made in the May meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 20 May 2015, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to discuss the matter as urgent and to appoint Eduxi’s representative Miika Korventausta and Lyydia Mäkinen as his deputy in the Central Election Committee.
  • to elect Sampo Rouhiainen as the deputy of the Editor-in-Chief of Turku Student Newspaper.
  • that TYY will stop using the term ‘sub-organisation’ and replace it with ‘organisation’.
  • to approve the Political Agenda.
  • to approve the changes in the Regulation on the Election of Student Representatives in the University Administration.

Turku, 22 May 2015

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

April

Decisions made in the April meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 22 Apr, 2015, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to approve the changes in the Election Rules and to authorise the Secretary General to make the due technical changes in the Regulation on Sub-Organisations, Financial Support and Financial Support Committee.
  • to grant resignation for Jukka Kujala and Antti Friman from the Financial Board and to elect Tiina Mänty and Heidi Sanevuori to replace them.
  • to hold a preliminary debate on TYY’s Political Agenda and to record the stated debate.

Turku, 22 Apr 2015

Rauli Elenius

Secretary General

March

 

Decisions made in the March meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 25 March 2015, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to process the appointment of the renovation influence steering group of TYY as urgent, and appoint Teemu Auressalmi (Chair), Saana Kallio, Essi Karvonen and Arttu Salonen in the group.
  • to record the discussion on the renovation objectives of the Student Union and to authorise the Executive Board and the Secretary General to continue negotiations with TYS.
  • to approve the Financial Strategy.
  • to approve the 2015 Annual Report and Financial Statement.
  • to discharge the 2014 Executive Board and other people liable for the finances of the Student Union from liability for the accounts.
  • to approve the proposal made by the Green List concerning the extension of the opening hours of TYY Office during the busy time of the early autumn, closing the point at the University Hill, and to approve the proposal made by the TuKY list concerning the distribution of stickers at Educarium.
  • to approve the proposal made by TYY terveeksi concerning the regularise the sticker distribution point at Medisiina during the first weeks of August.
  • to approve the petitionary resolution made by the Group Lex and the Torchbearers, which obligates the Executive Board to take actions in order to improve the availability of student premises in Turku. In connection to the report, obtaining new premises for the Student Union shall be reviewed. Sub-organisations shall still be treated equally with regard to searching and providing premises. However, especially the organisations in the A House should be assisted during this year in searching for longer-term, organisation-specific office premises, since TYY has not been able to sufficiently communicate the voice of the sub-organisations in planning the renovation of the A House. Subvention of the rents of the organisational premises of Student Houses will be continued. The Executive Board and the Office will review the premises near the campus that would suit for the office purposes of the sub-organisations and will compile a comprehensive report of this review for the sub-organisations.

Turku, 26 Mar 2015

Rauli Elenius
Secretary General

February

 

Decisions made in the February meeting of the Student Union Council

  • In its meeting on 25 February 2015, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:
  • to record the realisation plan of the 2015 plan of action of the Executive Board.
  • to elect the following people in the Central Election Committee:

Green Left: Virva Viljanen (Chair), Annaliina Vatula (Deputy)

TuKY list: Otto Rouhiainen, Aku Kähkönen (Deputy)

Group Lex: Miina Rantala, Ville Laakso (Deputy)

Eduxi: Miikka Korventausta, Joni Ervasti (Deputy)

Oikeat: Mirka Könnö, Ville Virtanen (Deputy)

Torchbearers: Juuso Marttila, Wilhelmiina Palonen (Deputy)

TYY Terveeksi: Lassi Laine, Emily Pan (Deputy)

Green List: Kukka-Maaria Wessman, Konsta Weber (Deputy)

Hybridiaani: Matti Vähä-Heikkilä (Vice-Chair), Laura Aaltonen (Deputy)

Social Democratic Students: Annemari Hannula, Artturi Jyrkkänen (Deputy)

Humanistilista: Sini Saarinen, Onni Kaarle (Deputy)

  • to record the discussion on the political agenda.
  • to support the parent organisation of the student organisations in Rauma, Opekas ry, in its rent.
  • to approve the proposal made by the TuKY list, which obligates the Executive Board to prepare and publish a statement demanding the City of Turku, companies and higher education institutions in South-Western Finland to take direct actions for guaranteeing better internship and summer work opportunities for students.
  • to approve the proposal by the TuKY list, which obligates the Executive Board to prepare different options for the Student Union Council concerning the measures with which TYY should take a stance to the education export employed by the Finnish universities.
  • to approve the resolution made by the Green Left, which obligates the Executive Board to call the significant alumni network of TYY, 'TYY-tytöt' (TYY Girls), to a meeting during the year 2015 and to raise feminism as a question in the election panel for the candidates of the parliamentary elections.
  • to approve the resolution made by Humanistilista, which obligates the Executive Board to internally break down and conduct the necessary development discussions concerning the stir caused by the parliamentary elections campaign of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL), and to provide a comprehensive report for the Student Union Council regarding the process, the causes and the prepared further plan.
  • to reject the resolution made by the Green List, which hoped that TYY would comment the so-called "Ben Zyskowicz's cut list" on the basis of TYY stances on study subsidies.

Turku, 26 Feb 2015

Rauli Elenius
Secretary General

January

 

Decisions made in the January meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 28 January 2015, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to approve the changes to the staff statute.
  • to elect the following persons in the Financial Aid Board:

Timo Kovala
Matti Vähä-Heikkilä
Laura Aaltonen
Mirva Matikka
Saana Kallio
Miikka Koski
Eveliina Suuniitty
Emmi Vilkanen

  • to elect Juuso Mykkänen and Iiro Salomäki in the Financial Board.
  • to approve the statement "Anonymous evaluation guarantees equality"

Turku, 29 Jan 2015

2014

March 2014

Decisions made in the March meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 26 Mar 2014, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to shelve the abolition of TYY library services and the post of librarian.
  • to record the drafted report on the impacts of the financial model of the University of Turku.
  • to record the received presentation and the conducted preliminary debate on the Rules of the Student Union.
  • to approve TYY’s Annual Report from 2013.
  • to approve TYY’s Financial Statement from 2013.
  • to discharge 2013 Executive Board and other people liable for the finances of the Student Union from liability for the accounts.
  • to increase TYY’s translation costs section to EUR 7,200 for 2014. As a result, TYY’s budget deficit for 2014 will be increased by EUR 1,700.
  • to grant Otto Sulin a resignation by request from the post of a member in the Financial Board and to elect Jukka Kujala in the Financial Board until 31 Dec 2015.

Turku, 27 Mar 2014

February 2014

Decisions made in the February meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 26 Feb 2014, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to record the realisation plan of the 2014 plan of action of the Executive Board.
  • the following concerning the languages used by the Student Union and the documents to be translated:
  1. In addition to the previously translated documents, the following documents will be translated during 2014: Financial Strategy, Medium-Term Financial Plan, Rules of Procedure of the Student Union Council, 2014 Plan of Action, 2014 Budget, Three-year Plan, Revisions in the Equality Programme, Description of the operation of the wings, and the Environmental Programme.
  2. In addition, simultaneous interpreting conducted by student will be employed in the meetings of the Student Union Council.
  • to record the preliminary debate on the impacts and covering of the costs of the language issue.
  • to approve the instructions for TYY's investment activities and to authorise the Executive Board to make decisions on the dissolution of TYY's investment portfolio so that TYY will have €200,000 investment funds and the rest of the investment funds will be transferred to the equity of Universtas Oy.
  • to approve the instructions for the owner guidance for Universtas Oy.
  • to obligate the Executive Board of the Student Union to draft a report, in accordance with its statement, by the March meeting of the Student Union Council, concerning e.g. how the new financing model would influence the distribution of the internal funding of the University, if the 2 % limitations would not be employed. The report should include a sufficient description on how a certain faculty or the School of Economics brings money in accordance with the national model and how much the unit concerned received money in accordance with the internal distribution model.

Turku, 27 Feb 2014

January 2014

Decisions made in the January meeting of the Student Union Council

In its meeting on 29 Jan 2014, the Student Union Council of the Student Union of the University of Turku has decided:

  • to record the discussion on the languages used by the Student Union and on the documents to be translated and to authorise the Executive Board to prepare the issue for decision-making for the February meeting of the Student Union Council.
  • that travel expenses to the members and deputy members of the Student Union and the organs elected by it will be calculated primarily as the cost of the most affordable public transport or as actual direct costs to the Student Union Council meetings, evening classes and other official events of the organs elected by the Student Union Council in Finland from the permanent place of study or, if required by studies, from another city to Turku. The decision will be applied retrospectively to the training events, evening classes and meetings of the Student Union Council.
  • to terminate TYY’s Student Loan Fund
  • to elect the following people in the TYY Film Board for 2014:

Janne Salakka, Chair
Anni Honkalampi
Lauri Kinnunen
Emil Kusnetsoff
Emmi Kykkänen
Anni Leppänen
Katja Mikkola
Karoliina Rajala
Ville Sirkiä

  • to elect the following people in the TYY Financial Aid Board for 2014:

Otto Huttunen        
Leena Leppänen
Lauri Liljenbäck
Eija Lindroos
Julia Litokorpi
Krista Maria Mamia
Simo Ristolainen
Sami-Petteri Seppä
Olli Tehikari
Juho Wilska

  • to record the preliminary debate on the instructions for TYY's investment activities and Universtas Oy's owner guidance
  • to approve the resolution of the Green Left, according to which “While approving this resolution, the Student Union Council obligates the Executive Board to prepare an alternative manner to support the disadvantaged members of TYY, instead of the Student Loan Fund.”

Turku, 30 Jan 2