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As a volunteer, you can organize events, develop the campus or act in student advocacy. You become part of a diverse community, where you can have fun, make lifelong friendships, and develop many skills useful in the working life.
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The Representative Council is AYY’s highest decision-making body. You may consider the Representative Council being like AYY’s parliament. The Representative Council consists of AYY members, and the 45 members of the Representative Council are elected in elections every two years. The next election year will be in 2023 and the new elected Representative Council will be organized at the end of 2023.
Two vice-chairs of the Representative Council are elected and the roles are always shaped according to the actors of each year. The vice chairs of the Representative Council will be elected at the meeting of the RepCo on December 5. from 5 p.m. and you can nominate yourself until the meeting.
Please send your application to rekrytointi(at)ayy.fi. Received applications will be forwarded to the representative office for information and published here.
The application is open from 6.11.2023 to 6.12.2023. Please reserve time in your calendar for interviews between 7.12.-11.12.
Get to know AYY's sections here.
Application open 6.11.2023 - 13.12.2023. Book time for interviews between 14.12.2023 - 20.12.2023.
Get to know the committees here.
Application period is 6.11. - 27.12. Interviews will be held in the beginning of 2024.
Edujory is AYY's advocacy section consisting of persons in charge of student representatives at different schools and the Chair of the Study Council.
Each school has its own person in charge of student representatives, who brings together their school’s student representatives in administration regularly, as well as coordinates the flow of information and the advocacy goals of the school. Edujory is AYY's section responsible for coordinating the student representative activities as well as ensuring their continuity and the development of activities. The section consists of persons in charge of student representatives at different schools and the Chair of the Study Council. Edujory is chaired by a member of the AYY Board and the policy specialist responsible for academic affairs acts as its secretary.
The tasks of Edujory include:
- Coordinating the mutual operations, flow of information and advocacy goals of student representatives.
- Organising the study affairs sitsit in the spring for Aalto staff and all student representatives.
- Acting as a link between AYY’s advocacy team, the student representatives and the persons in charge of studies.
- Bringing a student perspective to current topics and the statements received by AYY’s advocacy team.
- Towards the end of the year, participates in the selection of new student representatives.
The Study Council (OPN) is AYY's committee consisting of persons in charge of studies in student associations. OPN convenes to discuss current issues around once a month.
The Finance Board is responsible for the management and administration of the Student Union property. The Chair and 7-9 members of the Board meet approximately once a month to discuss current issues typically related to the next decisions of the Representative Council or the Student Union’s resource planning. Last year, for example, the Finance Board discussed funding options for a potential student centre project, options for selling and renting low-priority student housing, launch of new construction projects and the Student Union’s budget. The Finance Board works not only in meetings but also in two sections: the real estate section reviews and prepares matters related to real estate projects and the investment section meets with treasurers and discusses options in competitive bidding. In practice, the Finance Board provides recommendations to the Board and the Representative Council based on its meetings and the work of the sections, as well as supports AYY’s Finance Director and the real estate sector in preparing decisions.
Half of the Board members are students and half are expert members representing professional backgrounds in financial management, real estate and economic activities. The Representative Council elects the student members based on the proposal of the AYY Board (2 representatives) and the residents (2 representatives). The term of office is two years, therefore one representative of AYY and one representative of residents are elected annually.
The Finance Board provides student members with an interesting two-year post in the Student Union’s decision-making and important preparatory work. As a member of the Board, you can represent the student’s voice in decision-making but also gain personal expertise in demanding decision-making.
Application period is open 6.11.-26.11.! Send your application and CV by email to rekrytointi(at)ayy.fi. Please mention the year you have started your studies, your study programme at Aalto and the AYY housing unit where you live, if you're applying to become the housing representative.
Further information: Monika Kivimäki, AYY's Financial Director ([email protected])
The Fund for the Promotion of Teekkari Operations (TTE Fund) awards grants to AYY’s entire membership (business, arts and engineering students) as well as associations and communities operating in its vicinity. The purpose of the Fund is to generate and maintain active interest in technological, scientific, financial, artistic and societal issues and cultural activities.
TTE Fund Directorate meets approximately 5-6 times a year to address larger grants. In addition, the Directorate addresses project applications received throughout the year as they become available.
You can apply for the TTE Fund Directorate once a year, usually in November-December. The call for applications will be announced separately. The Directorate is appointed by AYY’s Representative Council. The Directorate consists of four persons nominated by AYY and three persons nominated by PTK ry (previously TTEY ry). The term of office of the directorate member is two years. All Aalto students can apply for the Directorate.
“When I was a member of TTE Fund Directorate, I had a front row seat to see what happens in our community. It has been a pleasure to follow diverse projects and to get a sense of how I have helped to make some great things happen. I have the experience that our community is alive. In addition, I have learned so much about financial management and document-specific issues, and met great people from different generations. My term in the Directorate has been very rewarding and diverse.”
Henry Sanmark, Member of TTE Fund Directorate 2017-2018 (Representative of AYY)
Application period is open 6.11.-26.11.! Send your application and CV by email to rekrytointi(at)ayy.fi. Please mention in your application the year you started your studies at Aalto and your study programme.
The Continuity Committee is the sparring partner of the Student Union Board. The Continuity Committee has the same number of members than the Board, consisting of people from various periods and sectors who have previously acted in the Student Union. According to the regulations, the Continuity Committee is responsible for preserving and developing the Student Union’s intellectual and ideological capital, supporting the active members of the Student Union and promoting continuity, as well as supporting the development of the organisation and good governance.
Each board member is matched with a member of the Continuity Committee. The pairs meet approximately once a month during the year. The purpose of the meetings is to share experiences and support the challenges faced by the board members in the role of a mentor in a mutually agreed manner. In addition, the Continuity Committee and the Board meet a few times a year and the Continuity Committee meets independently a little more frequently.
“The Continuity Committee is a great vantage point for the current student union activities and a way to develop your own sparring skills at the same time. The role of the Continuity Committee is to support the Board and provide perspectives. The best thing about the job is getting to know the current actors and their ideas, getting a close-up on constant development of activities and helping the Board to find the right solutions to their challenges.”
- Jenni Haavisto, Member of Continuity Committee since 2017
You can apply for the Continuity Committee once a year, usually in November-December. The call for applications will be announced separately. The members of the Continuity Committee are appointed by the Board. Each member’s term of office is two years and half of the members resign each year from the Continuity Committee.
Application period for committee members is open 6.11.-27.12. and for chair 6.11.-6.12.! Send your application and CV by email to rekrytointi(at)ayy.fi. Please mention the year when you started your studies at Aalto and your study programme.
Further information: AYY's Executive Director Antti Ilmavirta ([email protected]), 050 329 1165.
According to AYY’s acknowledgement regulation: “The Student Union Board decides on the allocation of badges of merit and honour based on the proposal of the Acknowledgement Working Group. The Board appoints the members of the Acknowledgement Working Group.” (In 2020, the Acknowledgement Working Group is called Acknowledgement Committee, HuomTMK)
The primary task of the Acknowledgement Committee is therefore to prepare a proposal for the Student Union Board on the acknowledgements to be awarded in accordance with the regulation. At first, the committee members become acquainted with AYY’s acknowledgement practices and traditions. The main task of the committee is to review and evaluate suggestions received from the members and to draft a presentable proposal for the Board. In addition, the Committee may support the Board and employees in communications, development and other deliberation related to the acknowledgements.
The Committee is suitable for persons who have studied for a longer period of time and want to promote AYY’s rewarding culture. Most of the committee work takes place in February-March.
The committee members should have competence in various areas of the community and awareness of active community members within AYY.
Application period for committee members is open 6.11.-27.12. and for chair 6.11.-6.12.! Send your application and CV by email to rekrytointi(at)ayy.fi. Please mention the year you started your studies at Aalto and your study programme.
Further information: Matias Saikku ([email protected])
Make your voice heard and apply to become a student representative for 2024!
As a student representative, you can ensure that students are heard in the decision-making of Aalto University or your degree programme. All attending bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students of Aalto are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted until 30 Nov.