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 Aleksi Niemi, Eemeli Lahtinen, Lassi Vuotari, Mirva Pekkola and Katriina Sark.

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

  • Onni Härkönen, deputy Emma Turunen
  • Saija Yli-Rosti, deputy Aino Huujärvi
  • Niina Kosonen, deputy Henni Kiiskinen
  • Selinä Nera, deputy Eetu Niemi

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, deputy Santeri Ulkuniemi
  • Paavo Keski-Orvola, deputy Väinö Nurminen
  • We are looking for the member, deputy Saija Yli-Rosti

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:

  • Aino Salmi, deputy Katriina Sark
  • Artturi Lindeman, deputy Eetu Niemi

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. In the faculty council of Built Enviroment there are only 12 members, four from each community group. 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

  • Valpuri Erkkilä, deputy Niina Kosonen
  • Hanna Eskelinen, deputy Ida Seluska
  • Teemu Juutilainen, deputy Eija Vainio
  • Saskia Simisker, deputy Mika Pajala
  • Kiti Suupohja, deputy Anniina Honkasaari

Management and Business (MAB)

The student representatives in the faculty council are

  • Juho Peltomäki, deputy Reetamari Pesonen
  • Amanda Nurminen, deputy Elina Lehtinen
  • Cecilia Ingman, deputy Johanna Laine
  • Sanni Tyynismaa, deputy Selinä Nera
  • Hanna Vähävuori, deputy Ella Lavaste

Education and Culture (EDU)

The student representatives in the faculty council are

  • Julia Jaakkola, we are looking for deputy member
  • Yasmin Kara, we are looking for deputy member
  • Eemeli Lahtinen, we are looking for deputy member
  • Inna Rokosa, we are looking for deputy member
  • Iiris Taubert, varalla Saija Yli-Rosti

Medicine and Health Technology (MET)

The student representatives in the faculty council are

  • Peetu Hänninen, deputy Ilkka Kemppinen
  • Essi Pietilä, deputy Hilla Mäkinen
  • Sini Saarimaa, deputy Nina Kovanen
  • Emilia Tapio, deputy Saara Huusko
  • Elinä Öljymäki, deputy Tuusa Eriksson

Built environment (BEN)

The student representatives in the faculty council are

  • Laura Heino, we are looking for deputy member
  • Ellinoora Mattila, we are looking for deputy member
  • Annaliisa Tyrväinen, we are looking for deputy member
  • Veera Uusitalo, deputy Aino Huujärvi

Engineering and Natural Sciences (ENS)

The student representatives in the faculty council are

  • Olli-Pekka Louniala, deputy Anna-Maria Kervinen
  • Joonatan Neva, we are looking for deputy member
  • Akseli Ojanen, we are looking for deputy member
  • Onni Päivinen, deputy Tommi Riihinen
  • Mira Säe, deputy Heini Pitkäranta

Social Sciences (SOC)

The student representatives in the faculty council are

  • Onni Härkönen, we are looking for deputy member
  • Jaakko Kemppainen, we are looking for deputy member
  • Rafaella Kanelli, we are looking for deputy member
  • Pauliina Vainionpää, we are looking for deputy member
  • Riku Väisänen, deputy Vilma Heino