The Sections of OYY are the easiest way to get into the Student Union action. You will have an opportunity to learn about the subject area of your own section, to promote students’ awareness of current issues and to influence the activities of the Student Union. Sections may organise events, visits or discussions about their own subject area. The sections are for all members of the Student Union. According to their own activity, the sections meet two to six times a year.
The purpose of the Advocacy Section is to increase students’ knowledge of current issues and advocacy affecting University students, and to serve as a low-threshold platform for influencing the activities of the Student Union.
The purpose of the International Section is to lower the threshold for international students to participate in the activities of the University community and to discuss, come up with ideas and implement activities aimed especially for international students, as well as those interested in international topics.
The Sustainable Development Section has been established to support OYY’s new strategy, in which sustainable development is part of our values. The purpose of the Section is to promote sustainable development in the University community.
The Kontinkangas Section deals especially with the affairs of the Kontinkangas campus and those studying there. As in other Sections, the topics are selected according to the interests and needs of the section members. The section meets on the Kontinkangas campus.