The student union is more than just the staff or the Executive Board of the organisation: all of us 18,000 university students in Tampere form TREY. The status, well-being and sense of community of students are in the centre of all that we do. Everyone can influence TREY through various organs that are presented below.

The Executive Board

All members of the student union can apply to become members of the Executive Board. The Executive Board implements the decisions made by the Council of Representatives and manages daily operations of the student union, such as advocacy work and the creation of community. More information about the Executive Board’s subpage.

The Council

The highest decision-making body of the student union, the Council of Representatives, is elected every two years in elections where all members of the student union are eligible to vote. By voting in the elections, you will influence what the student union does. More information about what the council does here.

The Committees

The council elects the Administrative Committee, the Committee for Financial Affairs and the Honorary Committee yearly. The duties of the committees are to act as advisory bodies and to gather experts with different profiles together.

The Administrative Committee

The Administrative Committee consists of full members of the council. Each council group appoints one representative in the Administrative Committee. In practice, the number of full members in the committee equals the number of council groups represented in the council.

The Committee for Financial Affairs

The Committee for Financial Affairs consists of council members and experts from outside the student union, usually student union alumni, who give a strategic perspective on the use of finances in the student union.

The Honorary Committee

The Honorary Committee includes members and alumni of the student union, and it decides on matters such as all acknowledgements that the student union grants.

Working groups

The student union has various working groups that support the work of the Council and the Executive Board. More information about the working groups will be given once the work to define them begins in 2019.

Student representatives

The student union has several representatives in various working groups of the university and the interest groups. Student representatives in the university administration are known as hallopeds. New student representatives are selected through open calls on a yearly basis.


The student union offers many opportunities to benefit the community through your work. In addition to our permanent employees, we hire several project workers each year, making it easy to work during your studies. More information about TREYs open vacancies here.


The student union needs help in organising our events. You can make sure that our students have amazing experiences in our events. Take part as a volunteer or apply to our event section, Kollektiivi, which arranges events throughout the year.