Student Representatives

The student representatives of the administration are equal members of the university and stakeholder organs and act as experts from the student perspective in the administrative bodies.

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Student representatives

HallOpEd’s, ie student representatives of the administration

According to the rules of procedure of Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT and the rules of other stakeholders, each administrative body of the university and stakeholders has a student representative elected by the student union. The Student Union has student representatives of the administration, or HallOpEd, on all three Academic Councils and separate units such as the library and the Language Center advisory board. The Student Union also elects representatives to the administrative bodies of its stakeholders, such as FSHS and LOAS.

HallOpEd activities provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the decision-making of the university and other stakeholders, to influence local issues in the daily lives of students, and to provide invaluable experience in societal activities. For more information on acting as HallOpEd, see the HallOpEd guide.

The student representatives are elected to the decision-making bodies by the Student Union Representative Council, and to the informal bodies by the Student Union Board.

Open HallOpEd places are announced on LTKY’s website and in bulletins. You can also find them on the Open Search page at: halloped.fi/fi/lut. NOTE! The application is also filled in at halloped.fi.

If you have any questions about the activities of the various administrative bodies or are interested in working as HallOpEd yourself, please feel free to contact our advocacy expert.

HallOpEd Guide

[Only in Finnish. To apply for HallOpEd positions, you will need Finnish skills.]

Representative Council decides

The remit of the Collegiate Body is to

  • decide on the number of members on the board and the duration of the term of office of the board and its members
  • elect the members of the board external to the university
  • confirm the election of board members by the university community groups 
  • dismiss board members by proposal of the board
  • select the financial auditors of the university
  • confirm the financial statement and the annual report of the university and discharge board members and rectors from liability
  • decide on the bringing of an action for damages against a board member, rector or financial auditor
  • decide on the dismissal of board members when bringing of an action for damages


In addition to the statutory tasks, the Collegiate Body is responsible for deciding on the criteria for determining the remuneration to be paid to the members of the Board.

Pia Etelävuori (deputy member Jenni Aaltonen)
Kuisma Närhi (deputy member Hannalotta Kataja)
Jenni Lunttila (deputy member Olli Kousa)
Armi Rissanen (deputy member Reetta Määttänen)

The Board is the university’s highest decision-making governing body. Its task is to decide e.g. the main goals, strategy and principles of the university’s operations and finances.

  • Joonas Suikula

The Academic Council e.g. decides on the curricula of the academic unit, makes proposals for the filling of the posts of the unit and issues dissertation permits. The Academic Council meets about once a month during the academic year, so time is spent including preparation for meetings, including 5-10 hours per month, depending on the month. Meetings are promised a meeting fee and valuable experience in, for example, meeting behavior and negotiation.

Eligible for the position are students of energy technology, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and environmental technology who are not employed by the university for more than 50% of the working time of that spesific group of workers.

  • Topias Suikula (in reserve Juho Ukkola)
  • Senni Auvinen (in reserve Otto Salminen)
  • Miika Laurikainen (in reserve Jussi Lähteenmäki)

The Academic Council e.g. decides on the curricula of the academic unit, makes proposals for the filling of the posts of the unit and issues dissertation permits. The Academic Council meets about once a month during the academic year, so time is spent including preparation for meetings, including 5-10 hours per month, depending on the month. Meetings are promised a meeting fee and valuable experience in, for example, meeting behavior and negotiation.

Eligible for the position are students of chemical engineering, computational engineering and analytics, industrial engineering and management and software engineering who are not employed by the university for more than 50% of the working time of that spesific group of workers.

  • Kuisma Närhi (deputy member Hannalotta Kataja)
  • Jenni Lunttila (deputy member Olli Kousa)
  • Armi Rissanen (deputy member Reetta Määttänen)

The Academic Council e.g. decides on the curricula of the academic unit, makes proposals for the filling of the posts of the unit and issues dissertation permits. The Academic Council meets about once a month during the academic year, so time is spent including preparation for meetings, including 5-10 hours per month, depending on the month. Meetings are promised a meeting fee and valuable experience in, for example, meeting behavior and negotiation.

Eligible for the position are business administration students who are not employed by the university for more than 50% of the working time of that spesific group of workers.

  • Jan Saariniemi (in reserve Mira Rossi)
  • Taika Sipponen (in reserve Emma Korhonen)
  • Pia Etelävuori (in reserve Anna Hirsimäki)

Management group of the FSHS Lappeenranta health service unit decides e.g. the draft budget of the unit to the FSHS Board.

The members of the student union are eligible for the position.

  • Ida Mäkelä
  • Ding Ma
  • Noora Rautio

The FSHS delegation is the FSHS’s highest decision-making body, which approves the budget, action plan and financial statements.

The members of the student union are eligible for the position.

  • Pia Etelävuori

LTKY Board decides

The LOAS Board decides on the day-to-day and strategic lines of action within the operational and financial frameworks set by the delegation.

  • Antti Ilmavirta

The Board of Examiners decides on requests for correction of credits.

Eligible for the position are members of the student union who are not employed by the university for more than 20 hours / week.

Decisions on the location are made by the Board of LTKY.

  • Iita Hinkkanen
  • Henna Pekkala

The task of the steering group is to guide and lead the development of the quality management system and the environmental system at the university, decide on the organization of work and other system-related issues, development principles and evaluation, and approve the documentation on the university’s quality management system and environmental system.

  • Iita Hinkkanen
  • Kuisma Närhi

The Lappeenranta Summer University Committee of the South Karelia Summer University meets twice a year. The committee will discuss the supply of the South Karelian Summer University.

  • Tiia Kettunen

The library’s advisory board meets twice a year. Its task is to monitor the activities of the Lappeenranta Academic Library.

  • Iita Hinkkanen
  • Iita Hinkkanen
  • Henna Pekkala