Student representatives wanted

On this page, you can find translations of the calls for applications for open positions of student representatives in the administration of the University of the Arts Helsinki. You can find all the calls for applications in Finnish here.

Uniarts Helsinki’s administrative organs normally work in Finnish, and at the moment the University requires also student representatives to be fluent in Finnish. As a result, calls for applications for student representatives are usually published only in Finnish, but whenever it is possible for non-Finnish speaking students to apply, we publish English translations of the calls on this page. The Student Union has stated that international students should have full rights to act as student representatives, and we are working with the University to put this into practice as soon as possible.

If you want to know more about what student representatives do and what acting as a student representative entails, watch the video or read more on the page Student representatives in university administration!

Education Council of the Theatre Academy 

The University of the Arts Student Union is looking for two student members and their personal vice members for the Education Council of the Theatre Academy from 1 August 2021 until the end of the two-year term. The Education Council is an expert body responsible for the development and quality assurance of basic degree education. The tasks of the Council include the development of teaching and artistic-pedagogical activity at the Academy, the preparation of policies concerning them, the approval of the degree requirements of the Academy and plans related to teaching, the acceptance of new undergraduate students, the assessment and approval of master’s theses, the provision of permanent regulations concerning performance activities and the confirmation of the programme of performance activities. The student members receive a meeting fee (at least €25 per meeting) for performing the task. 

The position of student member in the Education Council can be applied for by all registered degree students of the Theatre Academy.  

You can apply by filling in this electronic form form by Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 12noon. For more information on the call for applications and the operation of the council, please contact Secretary General Lauri Grünthal (taiyo-paasihteeri@uniarts.fi, tel. +358 40 710 4296).

Research Council of the Theatre Academy 

The University of the Arts Student Union is looking for two doctoral student members and their personal vice members for the Research Council of the Theatre Academy from 1 August 2021 until the end of the two-year term. The Research Council is responsible for post-graduate education and research development and quality assurance. The tasks of the Council include deciding about degree requirements of the post-graduate education and plans related to teaching, developing the post-graduate education and research and preparing the policies concerning them. The student members receive a meeting fee (at least €25 per meeting) for performing the task. 

The position of student member in the Education Council can be applied for by all registered post-graduate students of the Theatre Academy.  

You can apply by filling in this electronic form by Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 12noon. For more information on the call for applications and the operation of the council, please contact Secretary General Lauri Grünthal (taiyo-paasihteeri@uniarts.fi, tel. +358 40 710 4296). 

Sibelius Academy Faculty Forums, 2-3 student members per Forum

University of the Arts Student Union is looking for a total of five (5) student members for Sibelius Academy’s Faculty Forums. The Sibelius Academy executive group has decided that Faculty Forums will replace the old Faculty Councils. The role of the Faculty Forums is to support the management of the Vice Dean responsible for the Faculty in terms of the Faculty’s goals, activities and organization and also to identify development needs and to support the implementation of different issues.

There are two Faculty Forums in SibA: the Faculty Forum for the faculty of classical music and the Faculty Forum for the faculty of music education, jazz and folk music. ArtSU is looking for two student members for the faculty forum of classical music department and three members for the faculty forum of the music education, jazz and folk music department. The term of the forums is two years, from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2023.

You can apply by filling in this electronic form by Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 12noon. For more information on the call for applications and the operations of the Forums, please contact Secretary General Lauri Grünthal (taiyo-paasihteeri@uniarts.fi, tel. +358 40 710 4296).

Sibelius Academy’s recruitment groups, 2 positions

The University of the Arts Student Union is looking for student members for Sibelius Academy’s recruitment groups processing the recruitment of lecturers of various subjects. The task of the recruitment groups is to prepare the recruitments of the professors and lecturers and to present to the Dean a proposal on the person to be selected. The group members include at least two permanent and two recruitment-specific members and one student member who receives a fee of 300 € per recruitment for performing the task.

The recruitment group positions open for applications are:

  • Music technology lecturer I
  • Music technology lecturer II

The position of student member in the recruitment group can be applied for by all registered degree students of Sibelius Academy, but good knowledge of the field and study programme in question is required.

The positions can be applied for by all registered degree students of the Theatre Academy. You can apply by filling in this electronic form by Tuesday, 11th May2021, 12noon. For more information on the call for applications and the operations of the groups, please contact Secretary General Lauri Grünthal (taiyo-paasihteeri@uniarts.fi, tel. +358 40 710 4296).

SVEN group

The University of the Arts Student Union is looking for one member for the University of the Arts Helsinki’s SVEN group, whose purpose is to develop the teaching and other actions that are offered in Swedish. The group is to be founded soon with the rector’s decision and it’s main tasks will include coordination of the university’s education and cooperation in Swedish, tasks related to the language policy of the university and discussing issues related to the strategic role of strengthening the position of Swedish. The term of the group is three years and starts probably around March / April. The student members receive a meeting fee (at least €25 per meeting) for performing the task.

All degree students of the University of the Arts Helsinki who are registered and who are either Swedish speaking or bi-lingual (other language being Swedish) can apply as a student member of the group.

You can apply by filling in this electronic form by Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 12noon. For more information on the call for applications and the operations of the group, please contact Secretary General Lauri Grünthal (taiyo-paasihteeri@uniarts.fi, tel. +358 40 710 4296).

Appropriate Treatment Working Group of the Academy of Fine Arts

The University of the Arts Student Union is looking for one student member for the Appropriate Treatment Working Group of the Academy of Fine Arts for the mandate period 1.1.2020–31.12.2021. The task of the group is to promote a good work and study atmosphere and to uphold discussion about appropriate and inappropriate treatment. The group will also work to raise awareness of zero tolerance for inappropriate treatment and related guidelines and policies. The group does not deal with individual cases of inappropriate treatment, and the working language of the group is Finnish or English. The student members receive a meeting fee (at least €25 per meeting) for performing the task.

The position of student member in the Appropriate Treatment Working Group can be applied for by all registered degree students of the Academy of Fine Arts. You can apply by filling in this electronic form The position will be filled as soon as there’s a suitable applicant. For more information on the call for applications and the operation of the working group, please contact Secretary General Lauri Grünthal (taiyo-paasihteeri@uniarts.fi, tel. +358 40 710 4296).