Services for members
All Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students are members of the Student Union. Exchange students and Doctoral researchers may also join.
Members of OYY may request for guidance and support from our specialists in various study and student life related problems.
The Specialist of Academic Affairs provides assistance, e.g., in cases of delayed course assessment or unsatisfactory quality of teaching. Support is also provided in questions related to study right or extended study right, requesting for rectification and matters related to suspected plagiarism.
Specialist of Academic Affairs
Study attainments, study right, requesting for rectification, plagiarism
The Specialist of Social Affairs provides support for students in matters related to wellbeing. Students may request for guidance, e.g., in questions related to housing or free time. The Specialist of Social Affairs also provides assistance in navigating matters related to livelihood and financial aid, such as considering income limits, what kind of financial aid a student is entitled to, and what to do if your study grant is suspended.
Specialist of Social Affairs
Livelihood, wellbeing, housing
The Community Specialist works in collaboration with student organisations and provides guidance, e.g., in founding of new organisations, revision of regulations, and matters related to data protection. The Community Specialist is also involved in international matters and provides support for international students, e.g., in obtaining university grants and becoming a part of the university community.
International affairs and societies
Members of OYY are entitled to receive legal advice free of charge, funded by the Student Union. You may ask for advice on any legal matter or problem.
From the beginning of 2023, the reception hours are always on the second Wednesday of the month between 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. During reception hours, you may call the number 045 1846 979 or visit without appointment. If you need to receive advice remotely, you may book an appointment by phone or via email. Be prepared to present your student card!
Lakitoimisto Ahola & Seppänen
Pakkahuoneenkatu 15 A 10, 90100 Oulu
045 1846 979
Reception days in spring 2023:
OYY may provide its members small loans for relief in temporary financial problems. The loan amounts to 200 euros, and the repayment period is four months. The loan can be received once per study term. The loan is interest-free, but the repayment amount includes a processing fee of 8,40 euros. To receive the loan, two guarantors are required.
The loan application should be returned to the OYY office during office hours. Normally the lending decision is made immediately upon receiving the application. The loan application form can be picked up from the Student Union office or downloaded via the link below. Note that you are required to fill out the Member loan application and the Guaranty agreement. More information and repayment instructions can be found in the instructions attached to the Member loan application on the Documents page on our website.
During the academic year, OYY sends out a weekly newsletter which can be subscribed to by students and anyone interested in the Student Union’s activities. The newsletter has information about events, services, surveys and possibilities to influence the Student Union and university’s activities and operations.