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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 4000 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.

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
Pia Etelävuori
040 5819828

Higher Education Politics
Vilma Mäkitalo
044 2933952

Member services,
Well-being and Sports
Noora Rautio
044 9706266

Social Politics and
International Affairs
Patricia Virsinger
040 6638658

Vice Chairman, Academic Affairs and Communication
Topias Suikula
040 0942368

Culture and Tutoring
Eemeli Kettunen
044 2938817

Offsite campuses,
Corporate Relations
and Worklife
Anna Hirsimäki
050 4631208

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
044 293 88 18

Roman Hyvönen
+358 504038822

Office secretary
Virpi Partti
045 261 2670

Advocacy Expert Tiia Kettunen
Advocacy policies, HallOpEd -processes, Black and Grey lists, Exam archive, Harassment contact person activity
044 293 8825

Secretary of member services Saku Tuominen
Associations, member services, spaces, communication
+358 442 938 819

Informant Reetta Määttänen
044 293 8823

Marketing Secretary Kerttu-Liina Oksanen
Marketing, Harassment contact person activity
045 859 1599

Event Coordinator Mira Rossi
+358 456 505 406

Anniversary celebration secretary Anniina Pokki
Anniversary celebration organization
+358 400 491 411

Anniversary celebration secretary Tara Haikonen
Anniversary celebration organization
+358 504 951 969

Student Union of Lappeenranta University of Technology
Laserkatu 10
53850 Lappeenranta

Business ID: 0225936-6
Bank: Nordea 109130-310351
IBAN: FI9410913000310351 SWIFT/BIC: NDEAFIHH

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