Archive: January 2019
Background: The Student Council proposed in its meeting 3.12.2018 that the Board of the Student Union should reopen the application period for the Board of the Student Union, because additional members are needed in the Board. The Board decided to reopen the application period in its meeting on the 21st of January.
As a member of the Executive Board of the Student Union you have a unique opportunity to develop yourself as a student influencer, make new friends, and learn a wide range of work-life skills. You get to influence how OYY is made visible to the student body and to create a Student Union that is better than ever before. Your work for a better student life begins when you are elected to the Executive Board of the Student Union for the year 2019.
Working in the Board offers a unique opportunity to manage and develop the Student Union’s daily activities according to the Student Council’s policy. You do not have to be superhuman to apply for the Executive Board: all you need is motivation and eagerness to learn and develop yourself during your year of working towards making a better life of students. As a member of the board you act as a bond between students, and as an OYY-kummi you get to communicate closely with different fields and disciplines. You get to expand your abilities in project management, leadership and organizing, to improve your social skills, to network, and to develop numerous other abilities needed during and after your studies. A year on the Executive Board will get you amazing new friends from all over Finland and the opportunity to advocate for over 11,000 students on the university, city, and nationwide levels.
Your position in the Executive Board is a position of trust, in which you get to, for example, select the student representatives for multiple different decision-making bodies, arrange events and campaigns, be responsible for the Student Union’s finances, and to advocate for the students’ interests. Members of the Executive Board work in all kinds of varying positions, which means that you will have a chance to utilize your own skillset. You might want to contact previous board members to ask them about the work they did!
Working in the Executive Board requires commitment and attendance in weekly activities such as board meetings and discussions, project development, and political influencing, all which usually take place during office hours. Working in the board is not a full-time job, so flexible studying while working is possible. In order to ensure the livelihood of board members, they receive a monthly paycheck of 500 euros.
After a year in the board you have received:
- a large network of contacts and new friends all over Finland
- confidence and courage to overcome even the most difficult situations
- unique academic capital and new perspectives for life
- experience in a wide range of working skills, such as teamwork, project management and conference skills
How to apply:
All members of the Student Union are eligible for the Executive Board of the Student Union. Please send your application along with your CV in PDF-form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 pm on the 22nd of January. The Student Council will elect the board member(s) in its meeting the 3rd of December.
The call is open for student representatives for various administrative organs of the University and UniOGS for 2019. The following positions are available:
Doctoral Training Committee of Technology and Natural Sciences, 1 deputy
Doctoral Training Committee of Human Sciences, 1 deputy
Doctoral Training Committee of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, 1 member
The positions offer an excellent opportunity to participate in University decision-making and the development and quality assurance of doctoral training. The positions demand responsibility, good interaction skills and motivation towards advocating doctoral students’ interests in University decision making. Student representatives also collaborate closely with the Doctoral Students’ Section by, for example, discussing topical issues of the administrative organs of the University in the Section’s meeting. The Doctoral Students’ Section seeks to influence the development of doctoral training and promote equal rights and well-being of doctoral students. The Section meetings are held approximately once in 1-2 months.
The applicant must be a student of UniOGS and enrolled as active for the up-coming semester. Finnish skills are considered an advantage but are not obligatory. The Student Union offers training for the task.
More information about the open positions is available on the halloped.fi-pages: https://www.halloped.fi/en/oulu/calls. Submit your application on the halloped.fi-pages latest on Feb 4th. For submitting your application, log in to the system with your University credentials. You can apply for several positions. If you are applying for a Doctoral Training Committee, choose the committee of your field of studies.
In your application, please explain in your own words what is the role of the Doctoral Students’ Section at the University of Oulu, why you should be selected for the position and what you would especially like to develop in doctoral training, the position of doctoral students and the activities of the Doctoral Students’ Section. Also mention what is your major in your studies and the stage of your doctoral studies.
The applications will be discussed in the meeting of the Doctoral Students’ Section on February. The meetings are open for all doctoral students and applicants are also welcome to join.
Valtteri Törmänen, Academic Affairs Specialist of the Student Union, email@example.com 040 525 7821
The Student Union (OYY) organises training sessions on the 29th, 30th and 31st of January for those who are active in student guilds. Trainings are held at Linnanmaa Campus at different locations. You can sign up as many trainings as you like, but don’t sign up for two trainings that are held at the same time.
Info about the trainings and the schedule: https://www.oyy.fi/en/tapahtumat/active-club-2019-oyys-trainings-for-student-societies-29-31-1-2019-2/
Sign-up by the 25th of January (before 22nd if you need interpretation): https://goo.gl/forms/TBIELrk20OpYy9Jy2
FB event of Active Club trainings: https://www.facebook.com/events/336150850332776/
More info about the Active Club: firstname.lastname@example.org