What is TYY

The Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY) is a public corporation completely independent of the University of Turku. The role of TYY is to represent its members, to advance the position of students in society and provide them with services ranging from consultations with lawyers to parties and sports opportunities. In addition to the local student unions, there is a National Union of University Students in Finland (Suomen ylioppilaskuntien liitto, SYL).

TYY has a hierarchical decision making structure that is similar to e.g. cities or municipalities. The highest decision making authority is the Student Union Council. It's 41 members are chosen among the eligible members of the student union by council elections, which are held every two years. The council meets once a month.

The Student Union council chooses the executive board of the Student Union. The board, along with hired employees, take care of the day-to-day affairs of the Student Union.

TYY has its offices in the Student Houses on Rehtorinpellonkatu. Our service desk and office is located on the first floor in Student House A.