The student union wouldn’t run without its volunteers. The volunteers belong to different working groups, which have been categorised according to their working principles. This site covers only a part of all the volunteers of the student union. You can find more information about student representatives and the student representative body on their respective sites. If you want to know more about the volunteers in associations within TREY, you can find more precise information on their own sites.


Forums are discussion groups open for everyone. You can discuss, get support from peers, and ask for tips from different actives and people interested in the matter.

Business forum

Business forum gathers the corporate coordination responsibles from subject associations and guilds to discuss the work with businesses. It’s not currently active, but there are plans to restart the group.

Cup of Kopo

Cup of Kopo gathers the organisers from subject associations and guilds, student representatives, and everyone interested in educational affairs to discuss topical issues. The meetings are arranged about once a month and they are open for everyone. 

International forum

International forum is not currently active but there are plans to restart its operations.

TREY Tapahtumatoimijat (TREY event coordinators)

TREY Tapahtumatoimijat is a discussion and peer support group which is especially meant for the event coordinators of associations within TREY and others who are interested in the subject. The group is meant for sharing tips about event organizing and searching for associations to organize events together.

Communications forum

Communications forum is for the associations’ communications organisers, graphic designers and layout editors of associations’ publications within TREY. Working group’s central objectives are sharing good communication practices with associations, training in associations and branding, and peer support. Contact our communications sector if you want to join the communications forum’s Telegram group!


Sections are selected for a fixed period (for example for a calendar year) for which a separate search is organized. Any member of the Student Union can apply to the sections.


Kollektiivi is the student union’s event section, which anyone can apply to. Kollektiivi’s task is to organise the student union’s events throughout the year. These include Tampere-appro, where you get to know Tampere’s cultural offerings, and the student union’s annual celebration. For more information on the student union’s events, see the Student Union’s events page. Kollektiivi’s term of office is one calendar year and the search will be opened towards the end of the year.

Kollektiivi’s job descriptions

Kollektiivi’s composition varies from year to year and the positions are not set in stone. A single position also  does not mean that you would not be able to cooperate with other organisers. The 2020 Kollektiivi has for example the following positions:

Tampere-appro organiser – Brainstorming and booking the Tampere-appro destinations

Wappu event organiser – Planning and realisation of Kollektiivi’s Wappu event

Sitsit organiser – Organising TREY sitsit in spring and autumn

Annual celebration organiser – Responsibility for organising the annual celebration together with the board’s event organiser

Sillis organiser – Organising the “sillis” brunch of the annual celebration

Marketing organiser – Responsible for marketing Kollektiivi’s events


Councils are unifying working groups. They cannot be joined directly. Members are selected on the basis of the positions of trust of the associations.

Tutors’ Hovi

Hovi is a gathering working group for those responsible for subject associations’ tutoring, and it includes those responsible for both national and international tutoring. The purpose of Hovi is to bring those responsible for tutoring together, to act as a peer support platform, and to provide information on matters related to tutoring. Hovi meets about seven times a year. 


 Syndikaatti is a gathering body for the chairs of subject associations and advocacy associations. The purpose of Syndikaatti is to serve as a network and peer support for chairs. Syndikaatti also acts as a fast low-threshold channel between the associations and TREY. There are about seven meetings a year.