Student union is a large organization, which consists of members, representative council, board and employees. Here you can read more about each body, our strategy and the representative council’s meetings.
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Members of LTKY
According to Finnish university legislation, all degree students have to be members of a student union. Students will become members of the student union automatically after they have paid the student union membership fee. Post-graduate students may also join the student union but they have different befits. There are approximately 5000 members in LTKY, both under-graduate and post-graduate students.
Symbol of LTKY is the first letter of Hebrew alphabets, Aalef, in red circled by a black gearwheel. As a mathematical symbol Aalef stands for ‘one’ which can be seen as a symbol of unity in LTKY.
Members of LTKY elect the representative council by voting in council elections. Elections are held every other year in November and 27 representatives are elected. All under-graduate and post-graduate students can vote in the elections if they have paid the student union fee. Representative council is the highest decision-making body of the student union and they have meetings approximately once a month. Representative council elects the student union board, nominates student representatives, decides on the membership fee, and ratifies the budget.
The rules that guide the actions of the council can be read under the rules of Student Union. Minutes from council’s meetings can be found here.
The chairman of the Representative Council in 2020 is Eemeli Kettunen (GT), who you can contact via [email protected] The first Vice Chair is Pia Etelävuori (NEON) and Second Vice Chair is Anna Nikitina (PI).
The results from the Representative Council Elections in 2019 and other information can be found here.
Minutes of Representative Council’s meetings (linkki)
Board uses the administrative and executive power given by the representative council. The board’s mission is to direct the daily activities in the student union. A board includes a chairman and six board members with different duties. The board meets weekly but all board members are in a fulltime commitment to Student Union. Board selects the secretariat and can hire project secretaries if needed.
Task of the secretariat is to take care of different duties assigned to it by the Board. Head of secretariat is Secretary General who is responsible of stewardship, office functions and goverment of the secretariat.