The social affairs sector of TREY handles matters outside of studies that affect study ability, such as housing, income, sports and health care services.
In TREY, social affairs are handled by the student union’s two Specialists in Social Affairs, as well as a varied number of organisers. The social affairs sector aims to provide the students with as good conditions and preconditions as possible to focus on the student’s main job, studying.
In the social affairs sector, almost all the advocacy work is carried out in cooperation with others. Regular cooperation is done with, for instance, the university, FSHS, Juvenes, TOAS and the City of Tampere. In addition, important cooperation partners are Students’ Union of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Tamko) and the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL).
The social affairs sector of the student union is divided into the following fields:
- Urban advocacy
- Health care
The social affairs sector also coordinates actions against harassment, discrimination and bullying and organises theme days such as the Wellness Week.