Blog: Student, do you want to influence your daily life at school?


You may have heard some people speak the Student Union Representatives’ election. In the fall, students at each UAS choose from among themselves the representatives they want to decide their affairs for next year at their school.

Did you know that you, as a member of the Student Union, can also run for office in this election, and thereby make a difference in your school?

In the Representative Council, you can get involved in deciding how the membership fees you pay will be used. Do you want student exercise opportunities and well-being to be promoted, events to be more innovative, or the education in your field to be developed further? In the Representative Council, you can also influence, for example, the materials that guide the activities of the Student Union.

What do you get out of working in the Representative Council?

In the Representative Council, you will learn skills that are important for working life. You get to form opinions together with other students and present them to the public. You will also learn to better your argumentative skills as well as teamwork skills.

As all areas of the school are usually represented on the Representative Council, you will of course get to know students from these other fields. From them and other school students, and even staff, you will also gather a multidisciplinary network for your future. Working in the Representative Council consists mostly of meetings, so the meeting techniques will also become familiar during the year.

Want to hear what things you could get to influence in your own school? Contact your local association and ask for more!

Roosa Huttunen


045 653 0553

The Finnish Union of Engineering Students IOL

Anna Pentti

Deputy board member, lobbying

045 148 5660

Regional responsibility: Konkurssi, TTO ry, HÄTÄ ry, SULKA ry

Essi Murto


044 033 5291

Regional responsibility: RLO Kilta ry, PORA ry, VATO ry, Trade ry