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Application time to the ISYY Executive Board has been continued

The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) has decided to continue the application period for the Executive Board because of the changes in the Representative Councils meeting schedule. Unlike the first application call stated, the ISYY Executive Board will be elected 13th December, since the ISYY Rules state that the Board is elected at the last meeting of the year. This affects also to the orientation, which will be held according to the updated plan on 15.–16.12.2022. The applications delivered by 30.11.2022 will be published on ISYY websites. Please notice, that according to the ISYY Rules, you can present yourself as a candidate to the ISYY Board also at the Representative Council Meeting on 13th December.

Are you ready to spend the best year of your studies? Do you want to gain valuable experience for working life? Are you interested in significant personal growth as you take the role of an employer for one year? What about promoting students’ welfare on a national level? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, apply now!

Duties of the Executive Board

The Board is responsible for the daily activities of the Student Union together with the employees. In addition to the activities of the sectors, the duties of the Executive Board members are e.g., student advocacy and interest advocacy, representing the Student Union, and being responsible for implementing the action plan.

Remuneration is paid for serving on the Board. Board members are expected to actively engage in Board work.

Apply for ISYY Executive Board

n case you are interested in being a part of the Board, please express your willingness of becoming a Board member by sending a free-form motivation letter and their contact info to tiedotus(at)isyy.fi and paasihteeri(at)isyy.fi no later than on 30.11.2022. Also include a short introduction of yourself and your resume. Both will be published on the Student Union’s web pages for the decision makers and other students to view. Please note that you should not write anything in your application and CV that you do not want to be published. By sending an application, you accept that it will be published on Student Union’s website. The applications will be removed from the website on 14.12.2022.

Representative groups may negotiate with each other on the election of the Board, so please also provide your own or possibly your representative's / negotiator's contact information in the application. The applications and possible CVs of those who have applied to the Board by 30 November will be published on ISYY's website. Information about the candidates (in Finnish or in English) can be found on ISYY’s website under the section Make an Impact > Become an Executive Board Member. You can find the videotaped interviews of the candidates on ISYY's website by the end of November.

Student Union’s Executive Board – What Is It?

The Representative Council elects the Board’s Chairperson, Vice Chair and 4-8 members annually. The Board is the executive body of the Student Union. In recent years, the Board has held approximately 40 meetings per year / meetings weekly, excluding holidays, and actively participates in various working groups. Board is mainly active during weekdays and most activities, such as working groups and meetings, take place between 8 am and 5 pm. 

Each member of the Executive Board has a specific area of responsibility and a sector they work with e.g. affairs of social policy, communications, academic affairs or international affairs. As a Board member, you have a chance to influence the activities of the Student Union and determine how the Student Union can evolve. You also have a chance to influence the issues at the university. During the year, the Board members have meetings regularly, travel around Finland cooperating with other Student Unions as well as represent the Student Union in different events, meetings and committees. 

All elected Board members are encouraged to attend the orientation on 15.–16.12.2022. On the second week of January, there will be an orientation week.

Read More:

Isyy.fi, opens in a new tab: Changes in Representative Council meeting schedule

Isyy.fi, opens in a new tab: Become an Executive Board Member (Applicants for the ISYY 2023 Executive Board has been published on this site, also the new applications will be published here)

Isyy.fi, opens in a new tab: Executive Board

Isyy.fi, opens in a new tab: Executive Board Sectors 

More information:

Sami Tanskanen, Chairperson of the ISYY Executive Board, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 576 8400, puheenjohtaja(at)isyy.fi

Hannele Mirola, Substitute Secretary General, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 576 8417, paasihteeri(at)isyy.fi