Application period for the Chairs of the Sections is now open!

We are looking for Chairs for the Advocacy Section, International Section, Kontinkangas Section and Sustainable Development Section. Apply before 28.2.!

The Student Union is looking for active students, who are interested in advocating for the interests of students and influencing the University community, to be the Chairs and Vice Chairs for the sections.The sections operate in Finnish and / or English as required. As the Chair or Vice Chair of a section, you will have an opportunity to learn about the subject area of ​​your own section, to promote students’ awareness of current issues and to influence the activities of the Student Union. Sections may organise events, visits or discussions about their own subject area. The sections are for all members of the Student Union. According to their own activity, the sections meet two to six times a year, so it is a well-suited task for a full-time student.

The purpose of the Advocacy Section is to increase students’ knowledge of current issues and advocacy affecting University students, and to serve as a low-threshold platform for influencing the activities of the Student Union.

The purpose of the International Section is to lower the threshold for international students to participate in the activities of the University community and to discuss, come up with ideas and implement activities aimed especially for international students, as well as those interested in international topics.

The Sustainable Development Section has been established to support OYY’s new strategy, in which sustainable development is part of our values. The purpose of the Section is to promote sustainable development in the University community.

The Kontinkangas Section deals especially with the affairs of the Kontinkangas campus and those studying there. As in other Sections, the topics are selected according to the interests and needs of the section members. The section meets on the Kontinkangas campus.

The Chairs of the Sections are paid a meeting fee.

Any member of the Student Union may apply for the Chair or Vice Chair of a Section. Send your application and CV to on 28th of February at 11:59 p.m. at the latest. You can also add a link to an online CV if you have one. The OYY Board will elect the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Sections.


More information:

Secretary General Kauko Keskisärkkä,, 040 523 1822

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