The board of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) has elected Roope Tukia (B.Soc.Sc.) as its new Secretary General.
‘It’s great to have an experienced person with a long history in the student movement as our Secretary-General. I’m looking forward to planning SYL and the student movement’s approach to the upcoming parliamentary elections with Roope’, says SYL’s President Konstantin Kouzmitchev.
Tukia is currently serving as the Secretary General of the Student Union of Tampere University, and also served as a member of SYL’s Board in 2019.
‘As a long-time member of the student movement, becoming SYL’s Secretary-General is a remarkable step for me. It is an honour to be offered the chance to lead the student movement’s campaigning leading up to the 2023 parliamentary elections and our other operations in the coming years, as well as to be able to work with the most influential alumni network in the country. The coming years will be crucial in terms of advocating for students’ interests. As a team, we can secure a better tomorrow for all students’, says the new Secretary General, Tukia.
Tukia’s orientation will begin in November. The term in office of the outgoing Secretary General, Sonja Raitamäki, ends at the end of the year.
President, National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL)
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