Join us in making a good life for students!

There are several active sections in the Student Union. They discuss and take a stand on current issues affecting student life, prepare proposals for the Board and organise events.

In the sections you can learn how the Student Union works to improve student life. At the same time, you can show your skills and develop your expertise further in a good company.

KuJa – Cultural Affairs Section

The Cultural Affairs Section (KuJa) works in the core of the student experience by organising activities and events, looking for new ways to promote the student culture and participating in the arrangements for the Student Union’s events, such as Vulcanalia and Amazing Oulu. You are welcome to join the section at any time! For more information, check out the section’s Facebook group Kulttuuri- ja tapahtumajaosto OYY and subscribe to the mailing list

Section for Supervision of Interests

opelleomppu2012Every student in the Section for Supervision of Interests is an expert on student life. We discuss the current educational and social issues and student life at the university and in the country. We speak bluntly about things without avoiding even the sore subjects.

The Section for Supervision of Interests thinks up new ways of adding flexibility to the studies and how to improve the study environment of the campus and develops ways to make the student voice heard at the University, in the City of Oulu and in national level.  The section also reflects on what kind of impact the decisions the Finnish parliament makes on academic affairs have on the student life and studies.

The purpose of the Section for Supervision of Interests of the Student Union of the University Oulu is to raise awareness among university students concerning present-day issues and interests related to them. In addition, the Section for Supervision of Interests acts as an easily engageable means of attending the operations of the Student Union. The Section for Supervision of Interests organizes events, campaigns, visits, and discussions related to present-day topics and issues

Meetings are  bilingual (in Finnish and In English).

Section for Environmental Affairs

Is there an environmental activist in you? The Section for Environmental Affairs discusses and promotes a more ecological way of life. The section influences the environmental affairs in the Student Union, at the University and in the city of Oulu. The section creates campaigns and activities related to the environment and its future. In the section you can also discuss issues related to development cooperation. Subscribe to the mailing list (ymppajaosto(at) and pop in to our meetings. It’s time to do a service to the environment! The Section for Environmental Affairs can also be found on Facebook.

Committee for Economic Affairs

The Committee for Economic Affairs is an expert body with the main task of planning the future economy of the Student Union and keeping it stable. In the committee you will become familiar with the overall picture of the Student Union’s economy, and you’ll learn to prepare motions on issues relating to the economy of the Student Union to the Board and the Student Council. The committee prepares the budget and the medium-term plan, discusses the current holdings and plans the future action regarding the Student Union’s property.

In the Committee for Economic Affairs you’ll learn long-term planning, how to be responsible and how the economy of a public corporation is managed. The Student Union is financed by membership fees, and so all the decisions have a direct effect on the students’ pockets. The committee monitors the OYY’s economy together with the Secretary General and the Board. The committee is comprised of six members and the chairman of the Board. The secretary of the committee is the Secretary General of the Student Union. The Committee for Economic Affairs differs from the other committees in that its term lasts for two years, and every other year half of the members resign. If you wish to be part of the economic committee, keep an eye on the recruitment ads at the end of the year.

Doctoral Students’ Section

The new section for postgraduate students began its activities in the autumn 2013. The section aims to work both as a platform for socializing and for promoting the interests of doctoral students at the University of Oulu and at the student union. Welcome! We will notify of any events via the doctoralstudents-list.