Student representatives can be found both in the administration and in 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 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 and in the delegation and the construction committee of TOAS.


Milka Hanhela, deputy member Laura Kaipia


Antti Altsten, deputy member Emmi Tilvis
Paavo Antikainen, deputy member Julius Haapakoski
Freja Harjunheimo, deputy member Ida-Maaria Tervala
Maria Jussila, deputy member Ellinoora Mäkitalo
Katariina Kojo, deputy member Lauri Koski
Juho Kuusisto, deputy member Aapo Honkakunnas
Max Liikka, deputy member Marikki Heiskanen
Petra Oksa, deputy member Lassi Halminen
Outi Rissa, deputy member Riina Tanskanen
Valtteri Vapola, deputy member Niko Pankka
Eeva Ylimäki, deputy member Tuuli Tomperi
Adam Zeidan, deputy member Jani Patrakka


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. More information can be found on FSHS’s website.


Saara Linden
Joel Kontiainen

Tampere-Hämeenlinna health service unit’s board of directors

Laura Kaipia
Milka Hanhela

Juvenes Oy is a student-owned corporation that produces student and staff restaurant services. TREY has a representative in their annual meetings.

Meeting representative 202o

Annika Nevanpää
Venla Monter

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.


Iiris Taubert
Anriika Kauppi

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


Katariina Kojo, debuty member Nelly Kivinen
Juha Köykkädebuty member Lassi Mäkinen
Panu Kortelainendebuty member Esko Nieminen
Joonas Pekkonendebuty member Aleksi Heininen
Milka Hanheladebuty 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.

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TEK’s council, board and committees have over 50 student representatives, some of whom are technical students from Tampere. The representatives for TEK youth committee and council are chosen by Tampereen teekkarit ry. Other representatives are chosen by the student group of TEK council.

Tiina Mikkonen

Juha-Matti Väisänen, deputy member Lassi Mäkinen

Youth committee
Aleksi Jokela, deputy member Noora Raitanen

Educational committee
Mikko Kauhanen, deputy member Nelli Putkonen
deputy member Mikko Koivula

Technology committee
Deputy member Perttu Linna

Higher education committee
Juha Köykkä

Tampere has about 35,000 university students who make up 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.

TREYs representatives in the group 2020:

  • Noora Tapio
  • Tuomas Kauppinen
  • Laura Kaipia
  • Milka Hanhela
  • Annika Nevanpää

Tamko’s representatives in the group 2020:

  • Jenni Tammenmaa
  • Emmi Lainpelto
  • Hannastiina Ruismäki

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, of a faculty or alternatively of a degree programme. 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 the Academic Board, the Education Council and Faculty Councils, among others. 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 it ensures that the points of views and voices of students can be seen and heard in the development of education and of the university.

You don’t have to be a veteran of student politics 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 are 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 advocacy!

The lists of the current student representatives according to the bodies can be found on its subpage in TREYs website.

More information about the student representative body’s activity: Tiia Virtanen, Academic Affairs Specialist. Her contact information can be found on TREYs contact information page.