HYY Influences

Influencing at University

Open positions

Are you interested in what kind of teaching is organised in your degree programme? Here's your chance to influence!

Each degree programme at the University of Helsinki has an executive group that supports the director of the degree programme and processes the main issues related to the degree programme’s operation. Two actual and two vice members will be selected this fall to represent students in each executive group for the mandate period 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020. The call for applications for the executive groups of the degree programmes will be published on this page in September. The application period for the executive groups of degree programmes is from 12 September to 8 October 2018.

The preparation of curricula and deciding on the annual teaching schedule are particularly important influencing places for students: executive groups determine the framework for what courses are taught in the schedule, which studies are compulsory to everyone, how much optional studies can be included in degrees, what kind of study material and teaching methods are used on courses and what methods to complete courses each course has. In addition to this, executive groups process issues related to student admissions in the degree programme and the use of teaching and facility resources, for instance.

For further information, please contact Specialist Jenna Sorjonen (educational policy), tel. 050 3255202, email jenna.sorjonen(at)hyy.fi.

Apply to your degree programme's executive group!

As a member of the executive group, you will get to influence teaching offered in the degree programme and make students’ voice heard while forming useful networks at the same time. You can also get credits for acting in the executive group.

The application period has been extended until Wednesday 24 October at noon (12pm) for those executive groups to which we have not received at least as many applicants as there are open positions of student representative (original call for applications 12 September-8 October). The calls for applications for each Bachelor's and Master's programme still open for applications are listed under the responsible faculty below (NB: in the case on joint programmes between several faculties the programme is listed under the faculty that has the main responsibility over the programme):

Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
Master's Programme in Food Economics and Consumption
Master's Programme in Human Nutrition and Food-Related Behaviour
Master's Programme in Forest Sciences

Faculty of Arts
Bachelor's Programme in Art Studies (only in Finnish/Swedish)
Bachelor's Programme in Finno-ugric and Nordic Languages and Literatures (only in Finnish/Swedish)
Bachelor's Programme in Philosophy (only in Finnish/Swedish)
Master's Programme in Art Studies (only in Finnish/Swedish)
Master's Programme in Finnish and Finno-Ugric Languages and Cultures (only in Finnish/Swedish)
Master's Programme in Gender Studies (only in Finnish/Swedish)
Master's Programme in History (only in Finnish/Swedish)
Master's Programme in Intercultural Encounters
Master's Programme in Languages (only in Finnish/Swedish)
Master's Programme in Nordic Languages and Literatures (only in Finnish/Swedish)
Master's Programme in Regional and Cultural Studies (only in Finnish/Swedish)
Master's Programme in Translation and Interpreting (only in Finnish/Swedish)

Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Master's Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences
Master's Programme in Plant Biology

Faculty of Science
Bachelor's Programme in Science
Master's Programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences
Master's Programme in Geography
Master's Programme in Life Science Informatics
Master's Programme in Materials Research
Master's Programme in Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty of Social Sciences
Master's Programme Magisterprogrammet i Statsvetenskapliga Samhällsvetenskaper (only in Swedish)