Student representatives can be found both in the administration and other bodies. In general, the duties of student representatives are to disclose the opinions of students and represent the students in different events. The nomination and the activities of the student representatives have been decided by the student union’s Council of Representatives as they have decided on the Standing Order on Electing Student Representatives.

The student union representatives

The student union is connected with different associations, foundations and communities. Depending on the place, the student union’s student representative is nominated by either the council or the board.

Tampere Student Housing Foundation rents, builds and maintains student housing in Tampere. TREY has a representative in the board, the delegation and the construction committee of TOAS.



Construction committee

The Finnish Student Health Service FSHS is in charge of healthcare during your university studies in Tampere. FSHS has offices in Hervanta and Kalevantie. TREY has representatives in FSHS’s delegation and in the Tampere-Hämeenlinna health service unit’s board of directors.


Tampere-Hämeenlinna health service unit’s board of directors

Juvenes-Yhtiöt is a student-owned corporation, that produces student and staff restaurant services. TREY has a representative in the board of Juvenes and present in their meetings.


Meeting representative

Opiskelijan Tampere ry is a cooperation project started by the Tampere student bodies and student unions, as well as Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The organisation’s most significant service is its student benefits, which can be found from the Opiskelijan Tampere website and in the Pivo mobile student card.


Tampereen ylioppilastalosäätiö operates in favour of students and its main activity is administering the student union’s building. TREY’s council nominates a delegation, which elects the foundation’s board.


Katariina Kojo (deputy member Nelly Kivinen)

Juha Köykkä (deputy member Lassi Mäkinen)

Panu Kortelainen (deputy member Esko Nieminen)

Joonas Pekkonen (deputy member Aleksi Heininen)

Milka Hanhela (deputy member Julius Haapakoski)

Tamy and TTYY founded the Pertti Liljeroos memorial fund, and its purpose is to support the study ability and well-being of university students of Tampere by distributing grants for different purposes.

TEK’s youth committee has traditionally had a representative for the technical students.

Tampere has about 35,000 university students, who form about the sixth of the whole city’s residents. TREY and Tampere University of Applied Sciences student body Tamko’s representatives work in cooperation in the group doing urban advocacy.

The student representatives are sometimes also called hallopeds. They operate as student representatives in the bodies of our University’s administration. Student representatives operate as independent full members of the body and represent all students of the whole University, faculty or alternatively the degree programme comprehensively. Any student union member enrolled as present can apply to be a student representative with the open application.

The student union nominates student representatives to e.g. the Academic Board, the Education Council and Faculty Councils. In addition to this, guilds, associations and faculty associations nominate student representatives in many working groups on the faculty level. The student representative body’s work is very important, because they ensure that the points of views and voices of students can be seen and heard in the development of education and the University.

You don’t have to be a veteran at student influencing or an expert at meetings to become a student representative. If you are interested in promoting and supervising the interests of all students while you’re studying, you were born to be a student representative. Through the position of a student representative, you can be a part of the wondrous world of student influencing!

The lists of the current student representatives according to the bodies.

More information about the student representative body’s activity: Tiia Virtanen, Academic Affairs Specialist (, +358 40 713 0077)