Laureamko is looking for a candidate for the 2024 OLL Board! Do you want to promote student well-being through physical activity? Are you interested in influencing higher education institutions, local and national decision makers to increase opportunities for higher education students physical activity and well-being? Do you want to learn about both specialist work and lobbying?

The Board of the Student Sports Federation (OLL) will be elected for the year 2024 at the 2023 General Assembly on 8th-9th November 2023 at Varala Sports Centre in Tampere. Laureamko wants Laurea’s students’ voices to be heard in our umbrella organisation’s board and therefore we are looking for a candidate for the OLL board. The working language of the OLL Board is Finnish, but you can also participate in the discussion in Swedish.

The OLL board consists of a chairperson, 1-2 vice-chairperson, 1-2 board members. In total, 3-5 people will be elected to the board. The term of office of the Board will start on 1.1.2024 and end on 31.12.2024. Training for the position will already take place in December and accommodation for those coming from further away will be paid for by OLL. 

The primary role of the OLL Board, like other associations, is to implement the OLL’s action plan and strategy and to act in accordance with the OLL’s guiding documents. Board work includes lobbying, i.e. meeting and influencing various stakeholders such as MPs, their assistants, political parties, sports and youth representatives for the benefit of UAS students. Board members are expected to familiarise themselves with background materials, follow current discussions and communicate about OLL activities. They will be supported by a total of six OLL staff members. 

The candidate application is open until 8.10.2023 23.59PM and Laureamko will select its candidate for the OLL Board at the Laureamko’s Council of Representatives meeting on 12.10.2023. The student body will brief the selected candidate and will consider supporting the campaign. To read more about running for the OLL board, click here.

We expect the successful candidate to:
  • Studying at Laurea at the time of application
  • Commitment to campaigning before the OLL General Assembly
We hope that the person selected will have:
  • Commitment to Laureamko’s values and political programme
  • An interest in student welfare and sports advocacy
  • Knowledge and experience in advocacy
  • Membership of Laureamko
  • Knowledge of student union activities

If you are interested in becoming a candidate, please submit your application to Janina Saaristo and Krista Alt, the Presidents of the Council of representatives, at [email protected] by 8.10.2023 The Council of representatives will select the candidate at its meeting on 16.10. Applicants will be given time to introduce themselves at the Council of representatives meeting and should be prepared to answer a few questions posed by the Council of representatives.