What is LYY?
Our top two tasks are the following:
- supervise and help forward students' interests
- provide services (events, rent a sauna, offerguidance)
LYY (Student Union of the University of Lapland) is a student union that takes care of the students’ rights and interest. According to the Universities Act, the purpose of the student union is to act as a link between its members and to promote their societal, social and intellectual aspirations. LYY makes sure that the students’ voice is heard everywhere at the university and in the surrounding society. LYY has its representation in the administration of the university and through cooperation with the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL), LYY also represents students in both the local and the national level of decision-making.
LYY was established in 1979 when the University of Lapland was established in Rovaniemi. Alldegree students, bachelor and masters, are members of LYY when they pay the student union fee. For the degree students, the membership is mandatory but the exchange students have the possibility to choose whether they want to become members of LYY or not.The student union arranges a variety of events and activities, offers services and negotiates student discounts for its members. Being a member you can get really good discounts for example from University restaurants and transportation.
LYY office is located in Ahkiomaantie 23B, next to the University. General Secretary, Advisor of Educational and Social Affairs, and Organization and Communication Specialist work at the office full-time. You can also meet members of the student magazine and the executive board at the office from time to time. People at the office help students with their challenges and both plan and organize events of LYY and other activities.