OYY member benefits


New technology has not yet replaced a daily planner made of paper, and so the Student Union gives a pocket size diary to the members at the beginning of every new academic year. The diary has information on the Student Union and on the city of Oulu. You can also find information on some of the benefits offered by the OYY’s partners and their adverts in the diary. The diary is free of charge to the members of the Student Union. New students can get the diary when they pick up their student ID card from the OYY office. Older students can collect their diaries either from the OYY office or from the points where the academic year stickers are handed out on Linnanmaa and Kontinkangas campuses.

Legal guidance

The members of OYY can get legal guidance free of charge. The advice service is provided by a solicitor’s office called
Asianajotoimisto Marja-Riitta Immonen.
Address: Pakkahuoneenkatu 5 A 1, 90100 Oulu.

The office has student advice days during the Spring term 2018 on the following dates:

Tue 23.1.
Tue 20.2.

Tue 20.3. 
Tue 24.4.
Tue 15.5.

On these days you can walk straight into the office between 14.30 and 16.00. You don’t need to book an appointment. But do bring your student ID card with you. Unfortunately the office does not provide legal guidance over the phone. For more information on the legal advice service contact the Specialist in social affairs at the Student Union or visit the web page of the solicitor’s office (the pages are only in Finnish).

Loan service

Do you have a sudden shortage of money? Don’t worry! The Student Union grants loans to its members who are grappling with temporary financial difficulties. You can get a loan of up to 200 € and the repayment period is four months. Students are eligible to one loan during a term, and they will need two guarantors for the loan. The loans granted by the OYY are zero-interest loans but the applicant must pay for the processing cost of 8,40 € from the loan amount. The applicant must have a Finnish social security number.

You can apply for a loan by filling in the loan application and returning it to the Student Union’s office during the opening hours. Usually, the student will get a decision on the loan directly after handing in the application. You can get the application from the OYY’s office or from the member loan application and member loan surety obligation links. Do note that you’ll need to fill in both the loan application and the surety obligation. You’ll find instructions on the loan repayment and other related information in the instructions for applying a loan.