Student Union of the University of Lapland, LYY, is the association that takes care of the student benefits and services for the students of Uni. Lapland. LYY has 3800 members, who are studying for the undergraduate or the postgraduate degree.
Read more about the LYY crew by clicking a sector of your choosing in the organizational chart.
LYY’s work began in the year 1979, when the University of Lapland was established in Rovaniemi. Nowadays all of the students become members of LYY once they have paid for the membership. The most essential aim for the Student Union of the University of Lapland is to protect the interests of the students in the campus area and in Rovaniemi.
LYY has 3800 members, who all are studying for the undergraduate of the postgraduate degree. Additionally, doctoral students and exchange students can become members of LYY. To join LYY, one should pay the membership fee either for a semester or for the whole study year.
LYY is a part of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL). Because LYY is a member of SYL, the students of Uni. Lapland can also enjoy national student benefits and the protection of their interests on a national level.
2.1.1 The Council of Representatives
The highest decision making body in the student community is the Council of Representatives (”edari”). The 20 representatives for the council and their deputies are elected every other year. The council assembles once a month except for the summer. The Council of Representatives makes annual decisions e.g. about LYY’s plan of action, the budget and for the membership fee. They also elect LYY’s Executive Board and make the final decision of the recruitment of the Secretary General.
The assemblies are open for all members of LYY. The time and the place of each assembly is announced in LYY’s web page. The next election for the Council of Representatives will be in the autumn of 2019. The current Chair of the Council is Janette Peltokorpi (email@example.com)
The election of Edari is on it’s way!
The Council of Representatives, better known as Edari, is the highest decision making body in the student union. It annually determines the direction for the student union and settles on the most valuable decisions regarding student life in the University of Lapland. All the member’s of LYY are qualified to run for a position in the council. In Edari it’s truly possible to have an effect on the work of LYY and learn the processes of decision-making among many other useful skills that will come in handy along your future career path. The election day in the year 2019 will be November 6th. The election is held in electronic format so voting should be easy from a distance, too.
Read more: www.lyy.fi/edarivaalit
The Chair of the Council of Representatives
Janette Peltokorpi (Linkki yhteystiedot –osioon Janetteen)
1. Vice Chairperson
2. Vice Chairperson
The Executive Board
The Executive Board of LYY takes care of the implementation of the decisions made by the Council of Representatives. The board members are chosen by the Council of Representatives around every November or December. The Board includes the Chief of the Board and 4-8 members of the board. The Executive Board works in close cooperation with the crew of LYY in order to protect the interests of the students and to keep up the active student life of the University of Lapland. The board membership is a position of responsibility. The members decide for the roles of each member in the board every year. You can contact the Chief of the Board by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The members of the board can be reached by sending email to email@example.com.
Get to know the members of the board from here.
LYY’s office is located in Ahkiomaantie 23 B, which is in the ground floor of an aparment house really close to the campus area. In rush hour, LYY also has a service desk in the F-wing of the university. The Secretary General, the Adviser of Educational and Social Affairs and the Adviser of Organizations and Communications work full-time at the office. You can often meet some members of the Executive Board and the editorial staff of the student magazine at the office aswell. The office of LYY is the place where students can get guidance for their problems and where the events and activities of LYY are planned.
Get to know the crew in here.
The National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) is an association for national student benefits and services but also an NGO. Its main focus is to improve the position of university students in the society and to enhance the prospects of studying everywhere in the country. All the student unions in Finland are members of SYL. LYY cooperates with SYL in different sectors of work such as educational an social affairs, communication and culture. The cooperation happens in sector assemblies held by SYL where members of several different student unions gather in. The office of SYL is located in Helsinki, where the board and the staff of SYL works. The highest decision-making body of SYL is the general assembly, which assembles every November. The people who attend the general assembly are students chosen by each student union. The aim of the general assembly is to settle on the work and the budget of SYL and to appoint the next board of SYL.
Visit the website of SYL: (linkki: www.syl.fi)