Additional call for student representative positions!

Apply before 11th of December

Additional call for the student representative positions for the term 2020-2021

The Student Union of the University of Oulu is seeking active and motivated student representatives, more commonly known as hallopeds, to following organs in the University of Oulu administration

University Collegium
Teaching Development Group of the Oulu Extension School

Faculty Management Groups
Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Technology
Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

The Faculty Boards
Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Medicine
Oulu Business School
Faculty of Technology
Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

The Faculty Education Committees
Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Medicine

FSHS Health Working Group
The Ethics Working Group of University of Oulu
Students’ Well-being Working Group

The terms for all positions start on January 1, 2020 and end on December 31, 2021. The exception is the FSHS Health Working Group, whose term is from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

The application period for these positions ends on 11th of December, 2019, except for the University Collegium where the call ends 5th of December.

 

The University Collegium

Every member of the Student Union who has registered as an attending student is eligible to apply for student representative in the University Collegium. The tasks of the University Collegium are, for example, to select the external members of the University Board, and to approve the University’s financial statements 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 external members of the University Board. The Collegium meets about 2 to 3 times a year. The meetings are held in Finnish.

The Student Council will elect the student representatives for the University Collegium in their meeting on November 21, 2019.

Your application should include at 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 Teaching Development Group of the Oulu Extension School

Are you interested in developing language and communication training? Do you have good or less good experiences of language and communication studies? 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 also carries 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 get to be involved in 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.

The meetings are held in Finnish.

Your application should include at 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 you to get to know and take 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 on 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.

The meetings are mostly held in Finnish, but the language depends on the faculty.

Your application should include at 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 Management Group of Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine: 1 member, 1 deputy
Faculty Management Group of Faculty of Medicine: 1 deputy
Faculty Management Group of Faculty of Technology: 1 deputy
Faculty Management Group of Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering: 1 deputy

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.

The meetings are mostly held in Finnish, but the language depends on the faculty.

Your application should include at 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:
The Faculty Board of Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine: 1 member, 2 deputy
The Faculty Board of Faculty of Humanities: 2 deputy
The Faculty Board of Faculty of Education: 1 member, 2 deputy
The Faculty Board of Faculty of Science: 3 member, 3 deputy
The Faculty Board of Faculty of Medicine: 2 deputy
The Faculty Board of Oulu Business School: 1 member, 1 deputy
The Faculty Board of Faculty of Technology: 2 deputy
The Faculty Board of Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering: 1 member, 2 deputy

The Faculty Education Committees

At least two student representatives are appointed to each Education Committee, so no one is left alone with this position of trust. 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.

The meetings are mostly held in Finnish, but the language depends on the faculty.

Your application should include at 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:
The Faculty Education Committee of Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine: 1 member, 2 deputy
The Faculty Education Committee of Faculty of Humanities: 1 deputy
The Faculty Education Committee of Education: 2 deputy
The Faculty Education Committee of Faculty of Science: 1 member, 2 deputy
The Faculty Education Committee of Faculty of Medicine: 2 deputy

FSHS Health Working Group

FSHS’s local Health Working Group coordinates and implements health promotion actions. It is a collaboration group between the health centre, Student Union, University, and other interest groups.

The Working Group plans, coordinates, and implements health promotion actions, keeps actively in touch with different actors, takes care of health consciousness locally, and trains FSHS’s staff for health promotion by increasing staff’s knowledge on student life and university life. As a concrete example the Health Working Group organises a wellbeing week for the university community every autumn.

The Student Union’s Executive Board selects the student representatives for FSHS’s Health Working Group.

Your application should include at 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 FSHS’s Health Working Group.

Available positions:
2 member

The Ethics Working Group of University of Oulu

Tasks of the Ethics Working Group are (Decree of the Board of the University of Oulu, December 17, 1997) 1. To stimulate and continue the debate on the University’s values ​​and ethical issues. 2. Consider ways to make all values ​​visible in university work: in research, teaching, studying and administration, and in their exploitation. 3. Participate in discussions on the organization of ethics teaching at the various faculties of the University. 4. Support faculties in establishing ethics committees and in their subsequent work. 5. Organizing ethics-related meetings and events at the university and participating in similar projects at national and international level.

Between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2021, special duties include:

Promotion of ethical and research ethical education and training at the University of Oulu and ethical issues related to open science and research.

The Student Union’s Executive Board selects the student representatives for the Ethics Working Group.

Your application should include at 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 Ethics Working Group.

Available positions:
1 deputy

Students’ Well-being Working Group

The tasks of the Students’ Well-being Working Group are to promote students’ well-being and study ability as well as to take students into account as members of the university community. The Working Group discusses broadly about things related to students’ well-being and study abilities, such as livelihood, living, and communality as well as study guidance and fluency of the studies. In addition, the Working Group’s role includes to work as a bond and coordinator for different bodies that support students’ well-being. In this multi-professional group are representatives from the student union, different actors of the university, FSHS, and Oulu Parish Union.s

The Student Union’s Executive Board selects the student representatives for the Students’ Well-being Working Group.

Your application should include at 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 Students’ Well-being Working Group.

Available positions:
2 member, 2 deputy

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