The student representatives are sometimes also called hallopeds. They operate as student representatives in the bodies of our university’s administration. The student union nominates student representatives to the Academic Board, the Education Council and Faculty Councils, among others. 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 do not 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!

More information about the student representative body’s activity is given by the Educational Affairs Specialist Tiia Virtanen, whose contact information can be found on the Contact-page.

The Academic Board

The Academic Board is the multimembered body of the foundation university, referred to in the Universities Act. The Academic Board has 19 members: 8 professor members, 6 representatives of other teaching and research staff and of other staff and 5 student members. According to the regulations, the Academic Board elects the chair and th vice chair from among the professor members.

The duties of the Academic Board include nominating the board members of the foundation university, observing and developing the unity, effectiveness and quality of the university’s research, education and societal interaction, to decide the degree regulations and other general regulations concerning education and research as well as to set necessary committees and other bodies that process matters concerning degrees, evaluation and correction. You can find more information about the Academic Board from university’s Intranet

Student representatives

The student representatives of the Academic Board are Annika Nevanpää, Ella Meriläinen, Katariina Kojo, Mikko Kauhanen and Ville Jäppinen

Education Council

The Education Council supports the university’s preconditions to promote scientific and artistic education and to provide education based on high-quality and ethically sustainable research and promotes the continuous learning of the know-how concerning social influence. The council acts as a tool for the multisectoral and multidisciplinary development of the university.

The Education Council’s duties include the support of the drafting of the university’s education strategy and the observation of its implementation, the preparation of the degree education (basic education and further education), education administration, curriculum design and the development of education, support of the well-being and student experience of students, as well as the development of the pedagogy and the study environment and the support of the administration in educational matters that concern the whole community. Permanent expert members include the student union’s Specialists in Academic Affairs. You can find more information about the Education Council from the university’s Intranet.

The student representatives of the Education Council are

  • Eemeli Lahtinen, we are looking for deputy member
  • Heta Lindgren, we are looking for deputy member
  • Suvi Parhankangas, deputy Lassi Vuotari
  • We are looking for member and deputy member

Council of Societal Impact

The Council of Societal Impact supports the university’s ability to interact with the rest of the society and to promote the societal impact of research results and artistic activity. The council acts as a tool for the multisectoral and multidisciplinary development of the university. The council consists of three representatives from Tampere University and one from Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

The duties of the Council of Societal Impact include preparing matters concerning societal impact, making motions related to societal impact and supporting the drafting of the plan of action of societal impact. You can find more information about the  Societal Interaction Council from university’s Intranet. 

The student representatives of the Council of Societal Impact are:

  • Artturi Lindeman, we are looking for deputy member
  • Lassi Vuotari, we are looking for deputy member
  • We are looking for member and deputy member

Appeals Board

A student dissatisfied with a decision given to a petition of correction concerning the evaluation and credit transfer of studies or know-how of some other completed course than the licentiate thesis, doctoral dissertation or a final thesis belonging to advanced studies, can petition for a correction from the Appeals Board. The duty of the Appeals Board is to solve the claims of correction.

The Appeals Board consists of three professors, three representatives of other teaching or research staff and three student representatives (one of which is a postgraduate student). Personal deputy members are also nominated for each member. Student representatives are nominated for two years at a time. You can find more information about the Appeals Committee from university’s Intranet.

The student representatives of the Appeals Board are:

  • Iiris Taubert, we are looking for deputy member
  • Julius Haapakoski, we are looking for deputy member

Faculty Councils

According to the regulations of Tampere University, each faculty has a Faculty Council. The term of office of the Faculty Council’s student representatives is two years. The Faculty Council consists of no more than 15 members: 5 professor members, 5 other teaching and research staff and other staff representatives and 5 student members. A personal deputy member is nominated for each of them.

The duties of the Faculty Council are to observe and evaluate the realisation of the faculty’s plan of action and budget, to make proposals to found and disband degree programmes to the Academic Board, to accept the curricula for the Academic Board to validate and to decide on the evaluation criteria of theses and the postgraduate degree theses.

Each of the seven faculties has their own Faculty Council. The student representatives of the Faculty Councils are listed below.

All Faculty Councils can be found on the University’s Intra.

Information Technology and Communication Sciences (ITC)

The student representatives in the faculty council are

  • Esko Nieminen, deputy Arttu Timonen
  • Emmi Juolahti, deputy Kaisa Rantamäki
  • Anniina Honkasaari, deputy Petri Kemppinen
  • Aleksi Mattila, deputy Janita Karra
  • Juulia Kärki, deputy Veeti Ahvonen

Management and Business (MAB)

The student representatives in the faculty council are

  • Aleksi Niemi, deputy Tuukka-Ilari Lappi
  • Iina Vahteri, deputy Matias Mena
  • Hanna Vähävuori, deputy Sanni Tyynismaa
  • Amanda Nurminen, deputy Anniina Tolonen
  • Anssi Flink, deputy Sami Lahtinen

Education and Culture (EDU)

The student representatives in the faculty council are

  • Laura Laine, deputy Helenä Räisänen
  • Marika Nuuttila, deputy Joona Moberg
  • Tuomas Kauppinen, deputy Viola Lepikko
  • Iiris Taubert, deputy Heidi Riikonen
  • Saija Yli-Rosti, deputy Sara Myllyoja

Medicine and Health Technology (MET)

The student representatives in the faculty council are

  • Lauri Ryyppö, deputy Lauri Seppälä
  • Julius Haapakoski, deputy Vappu Tainio
  • Anna Alexanova, deputy Elina Öljymäki
  • Sofia Sarmala, deputy Markus Hautamäki
  • Ida Heinänen, deputy Maria Karhu

Built environment (BEN)

The student representatives in the faculty council are

  • Aku Puskala, we are looking for deputy member
  • Aleksi Heininen, we are looking for deputy member
  • Markus Suuronen, we are looking for deputy member
  • Markus Lehtonen, deputy Viivi Larri
  • Otto Haarala, we are looking for deputy member

Engineering and Natural Sciences (ENS)

The student representatives in the faculty council are

  • Jaakko Karppinen, deputy Juho Martikainen
  • Miika Virpinen, deputy Katariina Kajonen
  • Ida Suontausta, we are looking for deputy member
  • Petra Oksa, we are looking for deputy member
  • Sanna Törmänen, we are looking for deputy member

Social Sciences (SOC)

The student representatives in the faculty council are

  • Fanny Kaivonen, we are looking for deputy member
  • Noora Tapio, we are looking for deputy member
  • Tiina Koivula, deputy Kaisa Lankoski
  • Robert Kinanen, we are looking for deputy member
  • We are looking for member and deputy member