SYL’s 2018 Board members’ areas of responsibility

The 2018 Board of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) has held its constitutive meeting and divided areas of responsibilities among the board members.

The board also decided on the respective sponsored student unions (Fi. “kummi”). Each board member is appointed sponsored member unions, for whom they serve as a sort of godparent. This makes it easier for officers of the student unions to contact their sponsor on the SYL board with questions and comments.

Areas of responsibility and sponsored student unions:


Miika Tiainen: President, tel. +358 44 906 5007

Petra Laiti: Vice President, communications, development cooperation, language affairs (LYY, SHS, ÅAS)

Petteri Heliste:  international affairs and education policy (ESU, EU) (AYY, TYY)

Joel Lindqvist: social policy (student finances, housing, equality affairs) (ArtSU, VYY)

Ada Saarinen: social policy (student health care, wellbeing), environmental affairs,generational policy (HYY, ISYY)

Jenny Vaara: education policy (educational content, study ability), working life (LTKY, OYY, SKY)

Teemu Vasama: education policy (education system, student admission), international affairs (international students), associations (JYY, Tamy, TTYY)

Additional information: President Miika Tiainen, +358 44 906 5007

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