The student union council election

TUO’s Student Council the highest governing body, the student union council election, the members are chosen by election every autumn and they are occupied for a full calendar year. Here you can find all the info about the student union council election 2021.

Official Election Day: November 3
Early electronic voting: October 18th - October 27th

What is Student Council?

TUO’s Student Council (21 members) acts as the highest governing body of TUO. The members are chosen by election every autumn and they are in office for a full calendar year. Every member of the student union has the right to be a candidate and to vote.

The members decide on the plan of action and the financial evaluation, accept the activity report and the accounts from the previous year, define the amount of the membership fee and decide on possible changes to the rules and regulations. Additional to this the council select the board of TUO and the student representatives of the Turku University of Applied Sciences.

The president and vice-president are chosen at the first meeting of the council. They also act as a president and vice-president of the whole student union. The president and vice-president prepares the meetings of the council together with the executive director and the chairperson of the board. The executive director acts as the council’s secretary.

At the forming meeting other important choices are also made: the chairperson and other members of the board for the following year and student representatives of the central election committee, to name a few. Any student of TUAS can be nominated in the board.

The student union council election is held as a proportional personal list election and there are different lists, in other words groups. Every group chooses the leader of the group.

It is task of the group leader to promote the flow of information between the council’s president & vice-president and its own group. The group leader also can lead his group by arranging group meetings.

In addition to the meetings, the council work in the pre-meetings. In the pre-meetings members will enter into backgrounds of the matters which are decided in the meetings.

Working language of the Student Council is Finnish. However, possibility to participate will be arranged (for example with translator) if non-Finnish speaking candidates are elected to the council.


Official Election Day is November 3th. You can vote at Lemminkäinen, ICT-city, EduCity, Linnankatu and Salo campus from 10am to 2pm. Only the members of student union TUO are able to vote. To be able to vote, membership fee must be paid until October 13th at 4pm 2021. Membership fees paid after this won’t give the right to vote! Remember to take your valid student card with you to polling station.

Early electronic voting is held from Monday 18th at 12 pm of October to 27th of October at 23 pm. All the members will get the voting instructions to their TUAS e-mail. If you know you are able to vote and do not get voting instructions to your e-mail, please contact us:

Candidates 2021


  1. Sini Karjalainen


  1. Kia Kallio
  2. Samuli Mustonen
  3. Mico Lassander

Tekniikan Taitajat

  1. Emilia Jalaja
  2. Eetu Äikäs
  3. Jonna Rahm
  4. Tero Niskanen
  5. Jesse Rantakangas
  6. Jasmin Nuurtila
  7. Katariina Pelto-Pihko
  8. Roni Lindeman
  9. Henna Helin
  10. Santeri Levo
  11. Kristian Suominen
  12. Mikko Puukka
  13. Arttu Mört
  14. Aleksi Mustonen

Keskeiset ja sitoutumattomat

  1. Linda Lähdeniemi
  2. Joanna Penttala
  3. Mikko Vuolle
  4. Viljami Välilehto

Opiskelevat kokoomuslaiset

  1. Maisa Augustin
  2. Akseli Helenius
  3. Matias Sillanmäki