Uutiset @en Henna Määttä

Be the Change – apply for student representative positions!

Call for applications

The Student Union in the University of Oulu is seeking active and motivated student representatives, more commonly known as hallopeds, for the University Collegium, the Education Council, the Education Management Group, the Board of Examiners, the Teacher Training Management Group, the Teaching Development Group of the Oulu Extension School, and for the Faculty Management Groups, the Faculty Boards, and the Faculty Education Committees.

The terms for all positions start on 1/1/2018 and end on 31/12/2019. The application period for these positions ends on November 16th.

The application process will take place on halloped.fi

More detailed calls for applications are listed below 

The University Collegium

All members of the Student Union who have registered for attendance are eligible to apply for the student representative seats in the University Collegium. The tasks of the University Collegium are, for example, to select the members not part of the University Board, and to approve the University’s financial statement and annual report. As a member of the University Collegium you will be able to witness how the University functions as a whole.  The student representatives have also been able to greatly improve their recruitment skills when seeking and interviewing the members not part of the University Board. The Collegium meets about 2 to 3 times a year. The language of the meetings is Finnish.

The Student Council will elect the student representatives for the University Collegium.

Your application should include, at the least, the following information: your major subject and the state of your studies, previous experiences as a student representative in the administration, and your motivation for working in the University Collegium.

Available positions: 7 members and 7 deputy members

The Education Council

The Education Council supports the University Board of Directors and the rector in advancing education, provides initiatives regarding education policy as well as initiatives for developing teaching, and evaluates the quality of University education. The Education Council also observes the progress of education strategy projects and discusses the need to develop teaching and how the strategic money should be targeted.

Courage, desire to influence, and the readiness to familiarize yourself with current educational policy trends  is required of all student representatives. The Board of the Student Union will select the candidates presented to the rector. The candidates will be interviewed at the offices of the Student Union during week 47. The more precise timing of the interviews will be announced to those invited to an interview in the near future. Education Council works almost fully in English, so these positions very suitable for international students as well.

Your application should include, at the least, the following information: your major subject and the state of your studies, possible previous experiences on taking part in education development, and the most important themes you want to bring forward in the Education Council.

Available positions: 2 members

The Research Council

Are you interested in the research conducted in the University of Oulu, questions concerning science policy, and developing scientific research? If the answer is yes, you might be the perfect person for the student representative position in the Research Council.

The Research Council supports the University Board of Directors, the Management Group, and the rector in advancing scientific research at the University. The Council also makes proposals about policies of research and evaluates the quality of research on University level. The Council discusses, for example, new scientific directions, doctoral training, recruitment, ethical principles of research and quality assurance of research. Note that the language of the meetings is Finnish.

Available positions: 1 member

The Education Management Group

The task of the Education Management Group is to support the Vice Rector for Education and the Education Deans in the management and development of education and the implementation of the education strategy.

The Vice Rector for Education appoints the Education Management Group that consists of the Education Deans, the Vice Dean of Graduate School and of other members appointed by the Vice Rector for Education. The Vice Rector for Education appoints at least one student member, whose term is two calendar years at a time.

The Education Management Group thoroughly discusses the educational objectives of the University and education development. The Education Management Group is a straight link to the faculties’ education committees. The Board of the Student Union will select the candidates presented to the Vice Rector for Education. The candidates will be interviewed at the offices of the Student Union during week 47. The more precise timing of the interviews will be announced to those invited to an interview in the near future. Note that the language of the meetings is Finnish.

Your application should include, at the least, the following information: your major subject and the state of your studies, possible previous experiences on taking part in education development and the most important themes you want to bring forward in the Education Management Group.

Available positions: 1 member and 1 deputy member

Board of Examiners

Are you an advocate of student rights, fair, and possess strong argumentation skills? Or do you perhaps want to improve the aforementioned qualities? If that is the case, the Board of Examiners is the right place for you! The Board of Examiners deals with the requests of rectification concerning student admission, study credits and the accreditation of studies taken elsewhere. The Board of Examiners meets when needed, usually once a month.

A seat in the Board of Examiners is one of the most prestigious and the most important ways of influencing in the University. At the least, the following must be listed in your application: your major subject and the state of your studies, previous experiences as a student representative in the administration, and your motivation for working in the Board of Examiners. Note that the language of the meetings is Finnish.

Available positions: 1 member and 1 deputy member


The Teacher Training Management Group

Are you studying to become a subject teacher or a class teacher? Is developing teacher training of all subjects a matter of the heart for you? In that case, the Teacher Training Management Group is the place for you.

The task of the Teacher Training Management Group is to coordinate the implementation and development of teacher training in different units of the University. In order to make decisions concerning teacher training that have an effect on all faculties, the faculties and their education committees must consult the Teacher Training Management Group.

Your application should include, at the least, the following information: your major subject and the state of your studies, previous experiences as a student representative in the administration, and your motivation for developing teacher training. Note that the language of the meetings is Finnish.

Available positions: 3 members

 

The Teaching Development Group of the Oulu Extension School

Are you interested in developing language and communication training? Do you have experiences of language and communication studies that may or may not have been very successful? This is the best place to influence the development and functionality of language and communication studies in our university.

The Oulu Extension School (TOPIK) is responsible for organizing language and communication training to the degree students in the University. It is also responsible for carrying out adult education as vocational supplementary training. The unit coordinates the alumni programs at the University. Additionally, the unit supports the faculties and departments by providing skills needed in working life. As a part of the University, the Extension School promotes the achievement of the University’s core tasks, strategy and efficiency.

in the Oulu Extension School, the skills of teaching language and communication skills and developing them is combined with the skills of adult education and project management.

As a student representative in the Teaching Development Group you will get to discuss many things concerning language and communication training, such as the feedback system, course changes, and matters concerning adult education and supplementary education from the perspective of quality and functionality.

Note that the language of the meetings is Finnish.

Your application should include, at the least, the following information: your major subject and the state of your studies, previous experiences as a student representative in the administration, and your motivation for developing language and communication education.

Available positions: 1 member and 1 deputy member

Faculty Management Groups

The management group of your faculty is an ideal place for getting to know and taking part in the development and strategic leadership of your own faculty. As a student representative in the faculty management group, you will act as a specialist of the students’ views and get to work with not only the administrators of the faculty, but with the leaders of the research groups as well. The management groups are responsible for supporting the dean in leading and developing the faculty and carrying out its strategies.

Note that the language of the meetings, depending on faculty, is Finnish.

Your application should include, at the least, the following information: your major subject and the state of your studies, your own objectives for working in the faculty management group, your motivations and what, according to you, are the most important tasks of the student representatives. In order to be eligible for applying for the faculty management team, you must have the primary study right in the faculty in question.

Available positions:

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine: 1 member and 1 deputy member

Faculty of Humanities: 1 member and 1 deputy member

Faculty of Education: 1 member and 1 deputy member

Faculty of Science: 1 member and 1 deputy member

Faculty of Medicine: 1 member and 1 deputy member

Oulu Business School: 1 member and 1 deputy member

Faculty of Technology: 1 member and 1 deputy member

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering: 1 member and 1 deputy member

 

The Faculty Boards

Are you interested in strategic leadership or on how the finances of your faculty are guided and attended to? Do you see room for improvement in the personnel policy or the communication of your faculty? The Faculty Board is a great place to influence these matters!

The Faculty Board supports the faculty leaders by carrying out and attending to its policy program, preparing and attending to its finance, operations and staffing plans, and communicating with the faculty staff and their students.

Note that the language of the meetings, depending on faculty,  is mainly Finnish.

Your application should include, at the least, the following information: your major subject and the state of your studies, your own objectives for working in the Faculty Board, your motivations and what, according to you, are the most important tasks of the student representatives. In order to be eligible for applying for the Faculty Board, you must have the primary study right in the faculty in question. When appointing the student representatives, the Faculty Boards aim to have equal representation from as many departments as possible.

Available positions:

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine: 2 members and 2 deputy members

Faculty of Humanities: 2 members and 2 deputy members

Faculty of Education: 2 members and 2 deputy members

Faculty of Science: 3 members and 3 deputy members

Faculty of Medicine:  2 members and 2 deputy members

Oulu Business School:  1 member and 1 deputy member

Faculty of Technology:  3 members and 3 deputy members

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering:  2 members and 2 deputy members

 

The Faculty Education Committees

At least two student representatives are appointed to each Education Committee, so no one hast to be left to attend their matters alone. The tasks of the Faculty Education Committees include the guidance and assessment of education leading to a degree, and the collection and processing of student feedback. Due to the aforementioned task, the Education Committees play a big role in ensuring the effectiveness of student feedback.

Note that the language of the meetings, depending on faculty, is Finnish.

Your application should include, at the least, the following information: your major subject and the state of your studies, your own objectives for working in the Faculty Education Committee, your motivations and what, according to you, are the most important tasks of the student representatives. In order to be eligible for applying for the Faculty Education Committee, you must have the primary study right in the faculty in question. When appointing the student representatives, the Faculty Education Committees aim to have equal representation from as many departments as possible.

Available positions:

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine: 2 members and 2 deputy members

Faculty of Humanities: 2 members and 2 deputy members

Faculty of Education: 2 members and 2 deputy members

Faculty of Science: 2 members and 2 deputy members

Faculty of Medicine:  2 members and 2 deputy members

Oulu Business School: 2 members and 2 deputy members

Faculty of Technology:  3 members and 3 deputy members

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering:  3 members and 3 deputy members

If additional information is required, please contact academic affairs specialist Henna Määttä,
kopoasiantuntija@nulloyy.fi, 040 525 7821