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Call for applicants: Executive Board of the Student Union of University of Eastern Finland

Are you interested in gaining memorable experiences? Would you like to gain significant personal growth only within one year? Are you interested in building better university? What about influencing in the society? Apply for the Student Union’s Executive board for the year 2014!

The Executive Board for the year 2014 is selected at the Student Representative’s Board meeting on 7.12.2013. Those interested in applying for the board can forward their contact details to Student Union (paasihteeri@isyy.fi).

So in case you are interested in being part of the board, please express your willingness of becoming a board member by sending a short introduction of yourself (Resume) as well as a motivation letter. Both of them will be published at the Student Union’s election page for the decision makers and other students to view. Please, forward the documents to paasihteeri@isyy.fi and tiedotus@isyy.fi.

Information of the interested candidates so far (in Finnish or in English)

Student Union’s Executive Board- what it actually is?

§46 of the Universities Act states the following about the purpose of a student union:

“The purpose of the student union is to act as a link between its members and to promote their societal, social and intellectual aspirations and their aspirations regarding studies and students’ status in society. The student union shall participate in the performance of the educational mission of the university referred to in Section 2 by preparing students for an active, cognizant and critical citizenship.”

The Board of the Student Union provides a gateway to the core of student policy. The Board is the essence of the Student Union.

The Representative Council elects the Board’s 6- 10 members annually, and the Board is run by the chairman. The Board is the executive body of the Student Union. It implements the decisions of the Representative Council, represents the Student Union and monitors the economy of the Student Union together with the Secretary General and the Committee for Economic Affairs.

The Board works in close cooperation with the committees and sections. The members of the Student Union can influence the Board’s statements and comments, and have their opinions heard in the Board through the committees and sections. During the year the Board members have meetings regularly, the board members travel around the Finland cooperating with the other Student Unions, represent the Student Union in different events, meetings and Committees. The Board members also receive a compensation for their commission of trust.

The Council of Representative elects the Board for a one-year term at the end of each year.

All eligible members of the Student Union can stand as candidates for the Board.


More information:

For more information, please contact Secretary General, Janne Mertanen, 044 576 8417, paasihteeri@isyy.fi.


Published on 26.11.2013