The operation and rules of the student union are subject to the Universities Act and the government decree on universities (770/2009).

The Universities Act 558/2009, Section 46, subsection 1: “A student union consists of the students of a university and is self-governing. The student union liaises with and on behalf of its members and promotes their societal, social and intellectual aspirations and those relating to studies and the status of students in society. The student union also participates in the implementation of the educational mission of the university, referred to in section 2, by preparing students for an active, informed and critical citizenship.”

The student union decides on its own rules and other standing orders and terms of reference, which are approved by the Council of Representatives. In addition to these, the student union has various plans and permanent decisions concerning diverse matters.

For the time being, the following steering documents of the student union are in force:


Main Rule (.pdf, 10 Mt)

Terms of Reference for the Council of Representatives (.pdf, 6 Mt)

Terms of Reference for the Executive Board (.pdf, 2 Mt)

Standing Order on the Election of Student Representatives (.pdf, 6 Mt)

Association Standing Order (.pdf, 5 Mt)

The Emblem and Flag Code of the Student Union of Tampere University (.pdf, 4 Mt)


Steering documents

Strategy 2019-2022 (.pdf, 4 Mt)

Communication Strategy (.pdf, 1 Mt)

Policy Paper 2021-2022 (.pdf, 13 Mt)

Description of Ongoing Activities (.pdf, 2 Mt)


Steering documents for 2022

Action plan 2022 (.pdf, 3 Mt)


Other documents

The Equality Plan of the Student Union of Tampere University (.pdf, 8 Mt)

TREY’s principles for safer spaces (.pdf, 691 kt)

The council’s principles for safer spaces (.pdf, 899 kt)

Municipal election platform (.pdf, 2 Mt)

The Environment programme of the Student Union of Tampere University (.pdf, 5 Mt)

Language Principles (.pdf, 2 Mt)


Council election result

The official election result (.pdf, 156 kt)