About Student Union TUO


What Student Union TUO actually is? How can student affect in TUAS? Who to contact if I have problems in my studies?


Student trusteeship

The student union of the Turku University of Applied Sciences – TUO is the student’s home in TUAS, the one organization that takes care of your interest as a student. TUO has altogether around 4700 members. TUO is religiously and politically neutral and independent from trade unions.

Who to contact?

You can always turn to the educational and social affairs adviser if you have any questions or problems concerning your studies. The adviser can for example be involved in solving conflict situations, improving the quality of education in a degree program or work as a messenger between the students and faculty.

If you have a question or problem, please contact:

Marko Grönlund Adviser - Promotion of interests, educational development & membership service +358 45 881 4050

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TUO’s Student Council

TUO’s Student Council consist of 21 members acts as the highest governing body of TUO. The council 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 council members decide on the plan of action and the financial evaluation, accepts the activity report and the accounts from the previous year, defines the amount of the membership fee and decides 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.

TUO's Board

TUO’s board leads and fulfills the activities of TUO along guidelines set by the representatives. By regulation the board consists of four to eight members, and this board acts for one calendar year. Each member of the board has their own area of responsibility. These responsibilities are handled internally within the Turku University of Applied Sciences, locally and nationally.

TUO's Active members

Being a TUO’s active member you can help with organizing events for the students together with TUO’s board. TUO has a few traditional, set events around the year, but new and fresh ideas are always welcome! TUO team is the place to be if you want to organize student activities for example culture / sport -related events for students. Hop in TUO-yhteisö in Facebook or ask more: tuo@opiskelijakunta.net

TUO's Tutors

TUO’s tutors help new students to start their studies and continue to support them for their entire first year!

TUO trains the new tutors each year and sets up meetings with the tutors a few times during the school year. The application period for the new tutors is open from 13th of December 2017 to 11th of January 2018. If you’re interested don’t hesitate to apply; tutoring is fun and rewarding!

Read more: Call for tutors

Student representatives


Student representatives of the faculties (johtoryhmävastaavat)

Student representatives act as a link between the students and the management team of each faculty.

Engineering and Business

Degree programme in International Business: TBA
Degree programme in Information and Communications Technology: TBA
Business, Turku: Anniina Witka
Business, Salo: Mikael Uusitalo
Sales and Purchases: Oskari Sahlman
Business Logistics: TBA
Business Information Technology: Juho Sandbacka
Information and Communications Technology: Viljami Heikkilä
Automotive and Transportation Engineering: TBA
Environmental, Energy and Chemical Engineering: Milla Virtanen
Mechanical Engineering: Matias Sillanmäki
Chemical Engineering: Antti Pohjonen
Civil and Community Engineering: TBA
Construction Management: Linda Selin
Industrial Management and Engineering: TBA

Health and Well-being

Dental hygiene and technology: TBA
Biomedical Laboratory Science, Radiography and Radiotherapy: Riina Suomi
Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy: Ronja Rantanen
Social Services: Sipi Sirviö
Nursing (Turku & Salo): Taru Ikonen & Nhi Pham
Public Health Nursing / Midwifery / Emergency Care: Santtu Soupas
Master School: Niina Piippo (varalla Päivi Mustonen)

Arts Academy

Fine Arts: TBA
Film and Media: Alina Heywood
Performing Arts: Antti Ainola

Board of Turku University of Applied Sciences Ltd

Pyry-Petteri Lahtinen Student representative, Board of Turku University of Applied Sciences Ltd +358 50 409 7679

Other organs

Board of Examiners
Kristian Suominen
Alternate: Anna Pentti

Board of Student Affairs
Juulia Santanen
Alternate: Veera Nyfors

Regional Council of Southwest Finland (Maakunnan yhteistyöryhmä MYR)*
Student representative named by The Student Union of the University of Turku, TYY
Alternate: Tero Rinne, TUO

* TUO chooses the student representative every two years.

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