The Student Union of University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) is presenting Sara Salonen as a Board member for the National Union of University Students of Finland (SYL). The Representative Council of ISYY decided to support her candidature on the 27th September, 2018.
Sara Salonen is studying Western Theology in Joensuu campus in the University of Eastern Finland. This year she has been a member of the Executive Board of ISYY with academic affairs as her sector. This year she has, for example, compiled ISYY’s goals for the upcoming Finnish Parliamentary Election.
I feel very honoured with the trust I’ve been given, Salonen says.
Having the best education system in the world requires resources. Universities need sufficient funding in order to produce quality education that meets the needs of the working life in this time of change. Funding is also crucial when it comes to competitiveness in the international level. Sufficient funding alone, however, is not enough. The students must be guaranteed sufficient income during their studies, without a massive debt burden. A safe income adds to the students’ well-being and supports fluent progression of studies as the students are able to focus on their studies instead of worrying about their finances. This creates a positive circle. In 2019 the quality of education will receive special attention as both the Finnish Parliamentary Elections and the European Parliamentary Elections are held. Education must be in the centre of discussion in both elections. These are the themes I will persistently and relentlessly be working with if I will get elected, Salonen promises.
SYL General assembly will be arranged in Espoo on 16th – 17th November 2018. The General Assembly will make decisions about SYL next year’s action plan, guidelines of actions and choose the board for the term 2019. The Board consists of a chairperson and six board members.
Sara Salonen, Board Member of the Student Union of University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 576 8401, sara.salonen(at)isyy.fi
Anna-Kristiina Mikkonen, Secretary General of the Student Union of University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 576 8417, paasihteeri(at)isyy.fi
Juuso Sikiö, Chairperson of the Executive Board of the Student Union of University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 576 8427, puheenjohtaja(at)isyy.fi