The Student Union of the University of Oulu proposes international business management student Olli Joki to be a member of the Executive Board of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) in 2022. The OYY Student Council elected Joki as a candidate in their meeting on Tuesday 14th of September.
Joki is currently the Chair of the Board in OYY, and his responsibilities include external relations, finances and working as the supervisor of the Secretary General. He has been a member of the Student council since the beginning of his studies in 2017, and has represented students in the Oulu Business School organs. Joki has been an active member in his Student Society, and for example worked as a student contact person in The Finnish Business School Graduates.
“During this year in student politics I have learned a lot about influencing and lobbying. Working for students’ rights and developing the wellbeing of students in the Universities and in the society in general are themes I want to continue working on at the national level. In my opinion, SYL should focus more on influencing the future of working life by cooperating with labor market institutions, decision makers and companies,” says Joki.
“It has been a pleasure to see how Olli has been working as the Chair of the Board this year. He has proven himself to be empathetic, ambitious and hard-working during this year, and I believe that SYL would get an excellent board member for next year,” comments the Chair of the Student Council Teemu Virtanen.
The Board of the National Union of University Students in Finland is elected in the General Assembly 19.–20. of November. SYL is an organization representing students at the national level, and the Student Unions in Finnish Universities are its member organizations. Together the Student Unions have over 132 000 members. All Student Unions send a delegation to the General assembly. The size of the delegation depends on the amount of members the Student Union has.
Kauko Keskisärkkä, Secretary General, 040 523 1822, paasihteeri(at)oyy.fi
Olli Joki, Chair of the Board, 040 523 1821, hpj(at)oyy.fi