Representative Council

Twenty permanent members and twenty deputy members are elected to the Representative Council in an election. The term of office is one calendar year. The election of the members for the following year takes place in November.

Duties of the Representative Council

Membership fees and budget, plan of action, financial statements, Student Union Board selection etc.

The Representative Council decides on large-scale matters in the student union, such as the membership fee and the approval of the budget, financial statements and annual report. In addition, the Representative Council elects the Board of the student union. The Representative Council usually has three to six meetings during the year. All members of Student Union Kaakko may attend these meetings, but only the members of the Representative Council have the right to vote.

Any member of Student Union Kaakko may apply to become a member of the Representative Council. The work to promote and support student life is important and interesting – if you would like to join, keep your eyes and ears open in the autumn so that you will not miss the application process.

The operative language of Representative Council is Finnish.

Meetings of the Representative Council 2023 

Representative Council meeting: 12.10.2023, 5.00 p.m.

 Representative Council 2023

In this picture is Emmi Hartama

President of the Representative Council

Emmi Hartama (Kouvolan koalitio)

In this picture is Taneli Arosara

Vice Chair of the Representative Council

Taneli Arosara (Vihreät)

Council members:

Esa Hämäläinen, Savonlinna (Tradenöörit)
Katriina Janhunen, Mikkeli (Vihreät)
Tanja Järnstedt, Kotka (Kotkan opiskelijat)
Tapio Hakola, Kotka (Sitoutumattomat)
Aino Nurmi, Mikkeli (Sitoutumattomat)
Minni Takala, Kotka (Kokoomus)
Ella Räty, Mikkeli (Tradenöörit)
Sara Elosuo, Kotka (Kotkan opiskelijat)
Janne Otava, Mikkeli (Tradenöörit)
Jasmin Salmi, Mikkeli (Sitoutumattomat)
Kati Kananen, Kouvola (Kouvolan koalitio)
Veijo Tikka, Kouvola (Kokoomus)
Lauri Pasonen, Kotka (Kotkan opiskelijat)
Katja Ääpälä, Kouvola (Vihreät)
Eetu Laakso, Kouvola (Kouvolan koalitio)
Martti Tyrväinen, Mikkeli (Tradenöörit)
Claudia Barros, Kotka (Xamk International Alliance)
Julia Laakso, Mikkeli (Vihreät)

Council vice members:

Joona Räty, Kouvola (Kouvolan koalitio)
Pauli Vilkko, Savonlinna (Sitoutumattomat)
Jihan Azzan, Mikkeli (Sitoutumattomat)
Tatjana Veselova, Kotka (Kotkan opiskelijat)
Tuukka Seppälä, Mikkeli (Sitoutumattomat)
Janina Sihvonen, Kouvola (Kouvolan koalitio)
Niclas Valpola, Kotka (Kotkan opiskelijat)
Joona Karjalainen, Kotka (Kotkan opiskelijat)
Jimi Merilampi, Kotka (Sitoutumattomat)
Samreen Muzaffar, Kouvola (Sitoutumattomat)
Henrik Haaja, Kotka (Sitoutumattomat)
Jarno Pystynen, Mikkeli (Sitoutumattomat)
Niklas Petrow, Mikkeli (Sitoutumattomat)