Are you the TYY board member 2024?

In TYY Executive Board you make the University of Turku a better place to study. TYY Executive Board is a student’s voice. In the Executive Board, you can influence the learning environment of the University of Turku and build our common student culture and community. In the Board, you work regularly with the university's administration and other key stakeholders to make the University of Turku a better place to study.

The Board is responsible for implementing the Plan of Action, representing the Student Union externally, and exercising general executive authority within the limits and regulations of the Student Union Council. Board members are also responsible for different sectors. These sectors include i.e. academic affairs, social affairs, international affairs, organisational affairs, student culture, sports, corporate collaboration, development cooperation, environment, communication and municipality affairs.

Board work consists flexibly of day and evening activities, but it’s mainly daywork. Board members are paid a monthly remuneration, which is intended to enable the members to concentrate fully on board work.

Are you interested in working in TYY's Board?

Student Union Council will elect the Executive Board 2024 at its meeting on Wednesday, 29 November, 2023. Proposals for the composition of the Board come from the Council Groups. So get in touch with your Council Group and tell them about your interest in working for a better Student Union and the university community.

The work of the Board will last for one year, and the new Board will take office on January 2024. However, the Board's orientation will start already in 2023.

What next?

Contact your preferred representative group and tell them about your interest in the TYYs Executive Board. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the Student Union’s important documentaries. Important documents include, but are not limited to, the Student Union Strategy, Action Plan, Policy Paper, and Budget.

Application process

The application process includes the following steps: writing an application, interviews and panel.

To the application, attach the following items:

Basic information:
• Your own photo
• Name
• Email (not published)
• Phone number (not published)
• Performing Council Group

Text (character limit 2500 characters incl. spaces):
• Who are you?
• Why are you applying to the TYYs Executive Board?
• What types of positions or sectors are you interested in?

• Functions of trust important to the task

The list is not counted against the number of characters in the text part, but is its own separate item. Therefore, don’t count the list according to the limit of 2500 characters.

Advance applications must be submitted by email to Siiri Turunen, Chair of the Council, at no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday 12 November 2023. TYY will publish the information and images of candidates nominated by the groups. If there are content in your description or catalogue that you do not wish to be published on the TYY website, please submit a version of your text to Siiri Turunen. The applicants' contact details, i.e. telephone number and email address, are not published on the website but are required for communication between the TYY and the candidates.

Video presentation:

Those applying to the board prepare a video presentation of themselves. Video presentations are only intended for use by members of the representative council and will be deleted after the application process. More detailed instructions for the video presentations will be sent on the application deadline. 


The panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, November 22. at 16:30-18:00 at the University premises in Turku.

For more information:

Siiri Turunen
Chair of Council

Riina Lumme
General Secretary