Apply as the student representative for the University Board of Directors for the term 2020-2021

Application period is open between September 16th and September 30th, 2019.

Are you interested in affecting the future of the University of Oulu and developing your strategical competence, and can you express yourself clearly and validate your arguments? The Student Union of the University of Oulu seeks two student representatives for the University Board of Directors for the term 2020–2021, and you might be just right for the job.

As a member of the University Board of Directors, you get to decide on our university’s actions and goals for economy, strategy and principles for guidance as well as the number of student admissions. The Board decides on e.g. the annual budget that guides the university’s actions and the principles according to which the money is distributed to the faculties.

What are the requirements for the student representative in the board of directors?

  • Preparing for and participating in the board’s meetings
  • command of meeting techniques
  • experience as a student in the University of Oulu
  • ideas for improving the University of Oulu
  • co-operative and organizational skills
  • show initiative and active attitude
  • argumentation skills
  • contact with other student representatives in the administration as well as with the Student Union.

Note that the language of the meetings is mainly Finnish.

Selection procedure For each term, the Student Council nominates the required number of student representatives in University Board of Directors. The size and relative strength of the Board of Directors are defined by the University Collegium. Student representatives do not have deputy members.

An open interview session is organized for the candidates in the Student Council meeting on October 1, 2019. The interviews are organized in such way that the candidates cannot be present in each other’s interviews. The student representatives are selected in Student Council meeting on October 15, 2019.


A member of the Student Union of Oulu, who has registered as an attending student by September 30, 2019, is eligible for student representative. Application period starts on September 16, 2019. Submit your free-form application by September 30, 2019 at

Applications that are not received by the deadline are not taken into account.

In the application, the applicant should include their field of study, the situation of their studies, their views on the student representative’s most important tasks and their possible goals for the upcoming two-year term. In addition, it is good to explain how the candidate would take care of the co-operation between the Student Union and other student representatives in the university administration.

The Student Union underlines pluralism and equal opportunities in all their actions. We hope to receive applications from people with different genders and backgrounds.

More information on the ff and the application process: Valtteri Törmänen, Specialist in Academic Affairs,, +358 40 525 7821

More information on the current composition of the board of directors, the board’s actions and decision-making process available at

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