A student representative is the voice of students in decision making. There are student reps in the University’s governance ranging from the Board of Directors to Degree Programme Committees.
The Education Committee is the highest education focused organ in the faculty. It is tasked with preparing the education action plan, curriculums and evaluating the quality of education. The Education Committee can also have other tasks given by the Faculty Board or dean, such as the tasks of Degree Programme Committees, if that organ is not named. The Education Committee develops educational actions based on student feedback. Students’ opinions are highly valued in the organ.
The Teaching Development Group of the Oulu Extension School
The Oulu Extension School (TOPIK) organises language and communications studies for the University’s degree students. The unit also organises adult education as professional updating education and co-ordinates the University’s alumni actions. It also supports faculties and degree programmes with work-related studies. The Teaching Development Group of the Oulu Extension School discusses, for example, the feedback system of language and communications studies, course updates and professional education quality and functionality.