Contact us

OYY’s office

At our office you can take care of your mambership and student card issues, as well as ask advice if something in the student life is troubling you. The OYY office is located at the heart of the Linnanmaa campus area, on the corridor that begins at the 2T entrance and near the green coat racks.

Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 1, 2T-door,
1. krs 90570 Oulu PL 250,
90014 Oulun yliopisto

+358 40 525 5562

How to reach us

Our office is open from Monday to Thursday 10 am to 2 pm (closed during lunch break 11-11:30)


Membership and student card


Studying, freetime and financial aid

The Board

The Board of the Student Union is chosen annually, and their task is to use the executive power of the Student Union and implement the decisions and action plan made by the Student Council. 

The Board, led by the Chair of the Board, represents the Student Union, and it is responsible for the day-to-day work and advocating for students together with the specialists.

Suvi-Anna Salminen

Chair of the Board

Stakeholders, ownership steering, finances

Tel. 040 523 1821

Mikko Hakoniemi

1. Vice Chair of the Board

Academic Affairs

Tel. 0408643363

Katri Holmi

2. Vice Chair of the Board

Social Affairs

Tel. 0503621249

Elli Reinola

Member of the Board

Communications and sustainable development

Tel. 0504078224

Aku Forsman

Member of the Board


Tel. 0504078431

Aapomikko Matti

Member of the Board


Tel. 0504079489

Anton Kostiainen

Member of the Board


Tel. 0405230091

Daria Zaikovskaia

Member of the Board

International Affairs

Tel. 0504078451

The Staff

OYY’s staff manages the day-to-day life of the Student Union, advocates for students’ rights and supports OYY’s Board in their work. Students and student organisations alike can turn to our specialists with different problems and questions they face.

You can contact our staff directly via the contact information below, or send a message to, and your message will be directed to the right person.

Kauko Keskisärkkä

Secretary General

Administration, finances, stakeholders, planning

Tel. 0405231822

Nina Vuorenmaa

Office Secretary

Membership, student cards

Tel. 0405255562

Jere Tapio

Specialist of Academic Affairs

Study attainments, study right, requesting for rectification, plagiarism

Tel. 0405257821

Essi Leinonen

Specialist of Social Affairs

Livelihood, wellbeing, housing

Tel. 0405265821

Liisa Komminaho

Communications Specialist


Tel. 0400381321

Viljami Viinikka

Community Specialist

International affairs and societies

Tel. 0405200557

Timi Kärki

Project coordinator,

Wellbeing tutoring

Tel. 040 520 1761

Tuuli Heikura

Editor-in-Chief of the Oulu Student Magazine

Tel. 0405267821

Katri Jämsä

Event producer


Tel. 0504078452

The Student Council

The Student Council consists of 37 members, elected in the Council elections every other year. The Council elects the Chair and Vice Chair of the Council yearly.

Leea Putula

Chair of the Student Council

Karoliina Kokko-Tollola

Vice Chair of the Student Council

Harassment contact persons

OYY has harassment contact persons, who support students who face bullying or harassment. The conversations are always confidential. You can contact the harassment contact persons via, or use the personal contact information below.

Essi Leinonen

Specialist of Social Affairs

Tel. 0405265821

Kauko Keskisärkkä

Secretary General

Tel. 0405231822