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.

Representative Council

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)

Edustajistovaalien äänestys


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.

Chair of the Board
Anna Hirsimäki
[email protected]
050 4631208

Vice Chairman, Social Politics, Well-being and Sports
Henna Pekkala
[email protected]

Higher Education Politics
Iita Hinkkanen
[email protected]
050 5222063

Culture and Tutoring
Kuisma Närhi
[email protected]
050 3838657

Municipal Affairs, Offsite campuses Lahti & FITech, International Affairs
Anniina Pokki
[email protected]
040 0491411

Associations and Events
Vili Seppälä
[email protected]
040 4183323

Communications, Worklife and Corporate Relations
Meerimaria Ketokulta
[email protected]
045 2622868


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.

Secretary General
Antti Ilmavirta
[email protected]
044 293 8818

Office secretary
Virpi Partti
Office servicers, invoicing
[email protected]
045 261 2670

Advocacy Expert
Tiia Kettunen
Advocacy policies, HallOpEd -processes, Feedbacks, Exam archive, Harassment contact person activity
[email protected]
044 293 8825

Secretary of member services
Kiia Kaljunen
Associations, member services, spaces, communication
[email protected]
044 293 8819

Oona Tuomisto
Informing, publishing, communications
[email protected]
044 293 8823

Roman Hyvönen
IT services
[email protected]

Event coordinator
Mira Rossi
[email protected]
045 650 5406