Joining the Student Union activities is easy: just look up the next meeting in the event calendar and come along!
The easiest way to influence the Student Union’s policies and action is to participate in section activities. In the sections, you get to hear the up-to-date information from the student world, to discuss about things, and to do nice things for the students’ better life. In addition, the sectors support the Board in formulating the Student Union’s position, so they are one of the most direct ways to influence the Student Union’s actions, among the Student Council meetings.
In the Advocacy Section, every student is the expert on education and student life. The Section discusses the current issues related to student life as well as influences the supervision of interest on the university level and on national level. Things are discussed with their real names, stripped of jargon.
The Section comes up with ideas to improve students’ well-being and everyday life including flexible ways of studying and developing the study environments in campuses.
The Section thinks of ways to make students heard in the university, in the city of Oulu, and on national level; learns about the student health, living, degree structures, and importance of stress calculations; and thinks about how the decisions of the Parliament affect the student life. The section is the best place to learn what steps affecting your study life are taken in the university and society in the near future. Discussions in the section are a valuable part of the Student Union’s advocacy work.
The section also organises events, stunts, briefings, and seminars. The working languages are Finnish and English.
While waiting for the monthly meetings, you can join our Facebook group OYY Advocacy.
Culture Section revolves around the core of student experience by organizing funny and stimulating events and by seeking exposure for student culture in Oulu.
Is there a small eco activist living inside you? The Environmental Section discusses and takes a stand on a more ecological community and life. It prepares, innovates, discusses, and influences the environmental matters in the Student Union, the university and Oulu region. The Environmental Section innovates campaigns and activities related to our environment and its future.
The meaning of this section is to be the base for improving the position of doctoral students as well as for social relations. More information on the section in the doctoralstudents mailing list.