Council of representatives

in a nutshell

The Council of Representatives is the uppermost decision-maker of Laureamko. Members and deputies, who represent the students’ voice, are chosen to the Council at the election. The representatives make decisions on the budget, on the plan of action and on the political lines at its meetings, among other things.

Get to know the candidates for this year’s election

In the election of the Council of Representatives of Laureamko for the year 2021 there are 19 candidates from three different electoral alliances. The introductions of those candidates is published on Wednesday 21st of October. You can read about the electoral alliances (in Finnish) from here: La’SOTE, Opiskelevat Kokoomuslaiset and TASE.

election poster

What is the representatives election about?

The Council of Representatives is the uppermost decision-maker of Laureamko. 15 members and 15 deputies, who represent the students’ voice, are chosen to the Council at the election. The representatives make decisions on the budget, on the plan of action and on the political lines at its meetings, among other things.

The Council of Representatives for 2021 is chosen with an election 28.10.-4.11.2020. The elections are held electronically. All members of the student union, who have paid their membership fees are entitled to vote. You can check the candidates from here.

Download election materials below:

Use your voice!

Do you want to change your student union? Do you care who decides how your membership fee is used? As a member of Laureamko you are entitled to vote in the Council of representatives’ election. By voting for the candidate that agrees with your views, you make sure that your student union does what you want.

All members of Laureamko are entitled to vote in the representatives elections 28.10.-4.11.2020. If you have a valid sticker on your student card or working Slice App in your phone, you are good to go. All members who have paid the membership fee before 16.10.2020 at 12 o’clock (noon) are entitled to vote.

Vote in the representatives elections is electronic. Links for voting will be send to the @student.laurea.fi e-mail addresses when voting starts on 28th of October.

Get elected!

Do you want to decide how Laureamko budgets money? Do you want to change the objectives lobbied by your student union? Get elected to the Council of Representatives and take the power in your own hands!

Becoming a representative is an efficient way to make a difference but also a good learning experience. As a rep you get to know the student union’s budgeting, ways to plan and evaluate operations and strategic leadership. Furthermore as a representative you can get involved in many things according to your own interests. These topic can include developing the education, marketing the membership, improving student union’s services, student well-being or even sport services in higher education. You can even get credits from your activities.

Registering as a candidate has ended. Register as a candidate at the latest on the 30th of September at noon. The candidates can establish electoral alliances. The voices of the electoral alliance benefit everyone belonging to the alliance. Registering as a candidate is electronic and you can do so from the link above.

Campaigning

You can do campaigning in various ways. One persuades all their friends to vote, second tweets, snaps and shares memes in social media and third one will deal their brochures during lunch breaks. The most important thing is to be civilized and also cheer for other candidates.

Laureamko produces the official marketing material in which all the candidates are introduced. The candidates have to follow the campaigning instructions made by the Central Election Committee.

Put to the calendar

31.8.2020 Announcement of elections will be published and the registering of candidates begins

30.9.2020 Registrations of candidates ends at noon

28.10.-4.11.2020 The elections

4.11.2020 Election Night

10.11.2020 The last meeting of the Council 2020. The new reps and all Laureamko’s members are welcome to folow the meeting!

11.11.2020 Training for new representatives

16.11.2020 Council 2021 organisation meeting.

Representative and more

As a member of council you can apply for the following tasks:

• the chairperson
• the vice-chairperson

The chairperson convenes the representatives and leads the meetings. They have the help of the executive director who serves as the secretary of the Council of Representatives. The chairperson and vice-chairperson are also invited to the meetings of the board.

Results of the previous elections