The SYL Board for 2021 has been elected

Press release 13 November 2020

The General Assembly of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL), representing all of Finland’s close to 130,000 university students, has elected SYL’s 2020 Board. The meeting also decided on next year’s plan of work as well as SYL’s finances.

On the first day of the General Assembly, 26-year-old Annika Nevanpää, Student Union of Tampere University was elected to be SYL President.

On the second day of the meeting, the General Assembly also elected six board members:

Ville Jäppinen, TREY 

Konstantin Kouzmitchev, Kokoomusopiskelijat

Akseli Rouvari, HYY

Camilla Saarinen, TYY

Aleksi Sandroos, VYY

Saara Tenhovuori, ISYY 


“With this line-up, 2021 is bound to be unforgettable! 2020 has been an exceptional year for the entire university student movement. The work will continue to secure the students’ well-being, sense of community, livelihood and quality of education during the corona times. However, next year we will also have the chance to celebrate the accomplishments of the student movement, in the form of SYL’s 100-year celebrations,” says Annika Nevanpää, the new President.


SYL’s General Assembly was held remotely on 12–13 November. Read the General Assembly statement in its entirety on SYL’s website:

Find updates on social media ( and under the hashtags #SYLliittari and #studentsoffinland.

For more information, contact:

Secretary General Sonja Raitamäki, tel. 040 741 1251

SYL President 2021 Annika Nevanpää, tel. 0400 476054


SYL Board 2021:

Ville Jäppinen, +358 44 0935139

Konstantin Kouzmitchev, +358 50 4039529

Akseli Rouvari, +358 44 3444063

Camilla Saarinen, +358 40 7260889

Aleksi Sandroos, +358 400826363

Saara Tenhovuori, +358 40 779 3351

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