OYY member benefits

Our specialist on your service

Our advocady specialist can give you personal guidance. You can contact all them by sending email help@nulloyy.fi.

Legal guidance

The members of OYY can get legal guidance free of charge. The advice service is provided by a solicitor’s office called
Asianajotoimisto Marja-Riitta Immonen.
Address: Pakkahuoneenkatu 5 A 1, 90100 Oulu.

The dates for the spring 2019 are the following:
Tuesday 15th of January
Tuesday 5th of February
Tuesday 19th of March
Tuesday 9th of April
Tuesday 7th of May

On these days you can walk straight into the office between 14.30 and 16.00. You don’t need to book an appointment. But do bring your student ID card with you. Unfortunately the office does not provide legal guidance over the phone. For more information on the legal advice service contact the Specialist in social affairs at the Student Union or visit the web page of the solicitor’s office (the pages are only in Finnish).

Loan service

Do you have a sudden shortage of money? Don’t worry! The Student Union grants loans to its members who are grappling with temporary financial difficulties. You can get a loan of up to 200 € and the repayment period is four months. Students are eligible to one loan during a term, and they will need two guarantors for the loan. The loans granted by the OYY are zero-interest loans but the applicant must pay for the processing cost of 8,40 € from the loan amount. The applicant must have a Finnish social security number.

You can apply for a loan by filling in the loan application and returning it to the Student Union’s office during the opening hours. Usually, the student will get a decision on the loan directly after handing in the application. You can get the application from the OYY’s office or from the member loan application and member loan surety obligation links. Do note that you’ll need to fill in both the loan application and the surety obligation. You’ll find instructions on the loan repayment and other related information in the instructions for applying a loan.

Happenings and Events

OYY organises annually different events and the biggest of them is Vulcanalia – the opening seremony of the academic year for students in the University of Oulu.

Student Magazine and Event Calendar

If you want to know what is happening at the University of Oulu, read the Student Magazine. Student Magazine is published online on oulunylioppilaslehti.fi.  There is also the Event Calendar where is all the student events on one calendar.

Diary (no 2018–2019)

OYY won’t publish its traditional student calendar for the academic year 2018–2019. The long-term calendar provider of the Student Union has finished publishing calendars. The Student Union investigated other possible calendar providers and got an offer which would have resulted in a negative profit. Previously the Student Union has made a positive profit with the calendar.

The Student Council debated on the issue in its meeting on 22nd of March and decided that the Student Union won’t publish a student calendar for the academic year 2018-2019. The decisions concerning the calendar for academic year 2019-2020 will be made later.