We are looking for new student representatives of administration!

We are looking for student representatives in the University, faculties and UniOGS. Apply before the 10th of October!

In the University of Oulu students are represented by student representatives. They are also called hallopeds (from Finnish ”hallinnon opiskelijaedustaja”, which translates to student representative). A student representative is the voice of students in decision making. There are more than a hundred student representatives in the University of Oulu. They have in the University’s governance ranging from the Board of Directors to Degree Programme Committees.


During this round we have multiple vacancies in the university, faculties and UniOGS.

  • University of Oulu
    • Equality and Diversity Working Group of Technology and Science 0+1
  • UniOGS Doctoral Programme Committees:
    • Doctoral Programme Committee of Health and Biosciences DPC HBS:  1+0
    • Doctoral Programme Committee of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering DPC ITEE 1+0
  • Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine: 
    • Education committeee: 0+1  
    • Faculty Board 0+2
  • Faculty of Science:
    • Faculty Board: 0+3
    • Education Comimttee 0+2
  • Faculty of Education and Psychology
    • Education Committee 0+1
  • Faculty of Medicine:
    • Faculty Board 0+1

The working groups meet approx. 2-5 times in a semester, and the meetings last 1-2 hours. Students are eligible to gain ETCS from participating. Student representatives in faculty boards, management groups and education committees as well as doctoral programme committees are paid a fee of 41,20 euros per meeting.


The Board of the Student Union of the University of Oulu names the student representatives in October, and the work starts immediately. Eligible for the organ are those Student Union members who have left their application within the application period and have enrolled in the University of Oulu by 10th of October.


The chosen representative must be present as a student at the University of Oulu and a member of OYY during their representative term. In faculty level positions the applicant also has to have their primary study rights in said faculty. Previous experience is not necessary. We hope for applications from students from different backgrounds and stages of studies. So you can apply whether you were a first or fifth year student!


In your application, please tell us your major, the stage of your studies and other experience that may affect the selection. Also describe your personal goals and motivation for the representative role. Applications shall be submitted to this call by 10th of October 2023 at 23.59. 

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