Apply for Student Representative Positions

Students play a crucial role in influencing matters at the university of applied sciences. Opinions have more impact at decision-making tables than in the hallways of the campuses. In Xamk’s decision-making, students are represented by student representatives. As a student representative, you have the opportunity to influence where decisions are made.

Student representatives are students at the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences and full-fledged members of their respective bodies. They attend meetings and express the opinions of students on matters discussed.

Student representatives ensure that the voice of students is heard on issues concerning them. Anyone can become a student representative – including you!

Available Positions

This fall, we are seeking student representatives for the following positions:

  1. Educational Steering Group
    • 1 member
    • 1 vice-member
    • Term: 2024 (1 year)
  2. RDI Steering Group
    • 1 member
    • 1 vice-member
    • Term: 2024 (1 year)

Application Period

The application period opened on November 13, 2023, and closes on November 28, 2023. Decisions on the appointments will be made during the Representative Council meeting on November 30, 2023.


Apply to be a student representative HERE

Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligible to run for election are all students enrolled in degree programs at the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences and those who have registered as attending. The positions require sufficient proficiency in the Finnish language.
  • A student representative must be eligible for election throughout their term, and individuals known to lose their eligibility during their term should not be consciously selected for the position.
  • Persons employed full-time in a professional capacity at the university of applied sciences are not eligible to become student representatives.
  • The application is submitted using an electronic Webropol form. The application must be completed within the application period.

About the Recruitment and Selection of Student Representatives

The recruitment and selection of student representatives for the university of applied sciences’ administration in Kaakko are specifically regulated in the guidelines for the selection of student representatives. (only in Finnish)

For more information about the positions:

Emmi Matinheikki
President of the Board
Student Union Kaakko
044 540 4547

Jenni Aikio
Executive Director
Student Union Kaakko
044 702 8591