The executive board meets mainly on Thursday morning during terms.
The council meets about once a month during terms. The next meetings will tentatively be on the 27th of March, the 24th of April and the 15th of May.
The right to submit an initiative
The members of the Student Union and associations as defined in the Association Standing Order have a right to submit initiatives to the Council of Representatives and the Executive Board of the Student Union. The initiative must be submitted in writing to the Secretary General of the Student Union or the Chair of the Executive Board, and it must be identified as an initiative. The Council must respond to the initiative no later than two months and the Board no later than one month from the date the initiative was submitted. Initiatives submitted between 1 April and 31 July shall be processed by 30 September.
Claim for a revised decision
According to the Universities Act (558/2009), a claim for the revision of a decision of the Student Union concerning an administrative matter may be lodged according to the provisions laid out in the Administrative Procedure Act (434/2003). The request may lodged by a party whom the decision concerns or whose rights, duties or entitlements the decision immediately affects. The party shall be deemed to have received service of the decision when the decision is posted on the Student Union’s official notice board for public inspection or when the party has received service of the decision in person where necessary. The claim for a revised decision must be lodged within 30 days of receiving service of the decision to the authority who issued the decision. An appeal against the decision made on the claim for a revised decision may be lodged to an administrative court as provided in the Administrative Judicial Procedure Act (586/1996). Furthermore, a member of the Student Union has a right to appeal against a decision made by a Student Union organ on the grounds that the procedure that led to the decision was in violation of the law, the rules or other provisions applying to the Student Union or that the decision is otherwise in breach of the law or the provisions applying to the Student Union. However, a decision which only concerns the drafting or execution of a certain matter may not be appealed against. The appeal shall be lodged to the Hämeenlinna Administrative Court as provided in the Administrative Judicial Procedure Act (586/1996). The administrative court ruling may not be appealed against.