TREY employs several experts of student life, led by the Secretary General. The specialists of the student union work actively to influence matters at the university and in the city of Tampere as well as on the national level. Furthermore, they give counselling to students in their fields of expertise and organise trainings and events for the volunteers and associations of the student union. The specialists also draft matters for the Executive Board and work to support them in the decision-making.

The Secretary General is the head of the student union and presents matters and acts as a secretary in the meetings of the Executive Board, Council of Representatives and committees of the student union. The Secretary General develops the work of the student union, leads the advocacy, represents the student union and liaises with interest groups. The Financial and Administrative Manager manages the finances and administration of the student union and acts as the superior of the office staff. The Financial Secretary manages the day-to-day finances and accounting of the student union.

The office staff provides services for members and runs the day-to-day operations of the office. The office staff manage things such as the membership fees, the issuing of student cards, the lending of items and the booking of facilities.

The educational affairs sector helps you in matters related to studies, careers and the university.

The social affairs sector helps you in matters related to income, housing, health, general well-being, equality, sports, urban politics and the environment.

The Specialist in International Affairs and Advocacy helps you in matters related to internationality and international students. Furthermore, the specialist coordinates the advocacy work of the student union.

The student union also has specialists who work with the associations, communications, the brand of the student union, tutoring and event production.

Pictures by TT-kamerat // Patrik Parviainen, Antton Oksanen, Milla Tyyskä, Amanda Lukkarinen

The Secretary General and finances

Adam Zeidan: Secretary General


Oke Rouhe: Financial manager


Lea Kontoniemi: Financial secretary

+358 44 361 0212

Samuli Aerikkala: Sales and marketing coordinator


The office staff

Joni Pelkonen: Member services assistant (city centre campus)

+358 44 361 0210

Helky Kouri: Specialist in Member Services (Hervanta campus)

+358 40 713 0073

The educational affairs sector

Jenna Rantanen: Specialist in Educational Affairs and International Affairs (international affairs, national educational affairs, counselling, pedagogics, development of education and teaching)

+358 50 361 2849
Telegram: @treyjenna

Tiia Virtanen: Specialist in Educational Affairs (student representatives, student associations' educational affairs, training, counselling, university administration)

+358 40 713 0077
Telegram: @treytiia

The social affairs sector

Ilona Taubert: Specialist in Social Affairs (housing, income, municipal politics, elections, environment)

+358 50 361 2846
Telegram: @treyilona

Laura Kaipia: Specialist in Social Affairs (well-being, equality, health, sports)

+358 40 713 0074
Telegram: @treylaura

Communications and advocacy

Saana Hytönen: Specialist in Communications and Advocacy (communications, brand, advocacy)

+358 50 361 2454
Telegram: @treysaana


Markus Salonen: Specialist in Association Affairs

Telegram: @treymake

Yeti Kakko: Specialist in Association Affairs (on parental leave until 6/2024)

Teemu Juutilainen: Specialist in Tutoring

Telegram: @treyteemu

Jussi Kekki: Event producer

Telegram: @treykekki

Emma Brown: Wappu director

Siiri Vähäsöyrinki: Wappu director

Sisu Suominen: Wappu director

Student union magazine Visiiri

Maria Muilu: Editor-in-Chief

Telegram: @visiirimaria

Pauliina Lindell: Art Director

Telegram: @visiiripauliina