The application for METKA’s board of 2023 will begin on Tuesday, November 1st, and ends by the meeting of the representative council on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 4 pm. Get involved in building a student union, influencing student issues, and developing our Metropolia student community in an even better direction!

Duties of the Board

The Board manages the daily activities of the student union together with the employees on all of Metropolia’s campuses. The board of the student union is a full time working board and a remuneration is paid for it.

When applying, it is worth noting that completing studies at the same time as working in the board of METKA is challenging in terms of schedules and workload. It is proposed that the board of directors be paid a remuneration for working on the board. The amount of the remuneration and the number of payment months are decided at the annual meeting of the representative council.

In addition to managing the day-to-day work and responsibilities of the responsibility sectors, the board carries out long-term student advocacy, represents the student union members, organisations and is responsible for implementing the action plan for the year. The Board meets approximately once a week during the semesters at the student union office or possibly remotely. In addition, the board attends weekly meetings with staff. Board work is generally done during office hours on weekdays.

Composition of the Board

The board consists of the chairperson, the vice chairperson and the members of the board. The representative council determines the size of the board annually in connection with its election. At the same time, the representative council, which is METKA’s highest decision-making body, decides on the amount of the board’s remuneration and the number of remuneration months to be paid.

The student union has sectors of activity from tutoring to education policy and communication through international affairs to social policy. Each board member has one or more sectors for which they are responsible. The members of the Board have experts to support their work. Despite the responsibility sectors, much of the board’s work is done together!

All applicants are required to have good speaking and written proficiency in Finnish (mother tongue or B level). We also benefit from the speaking and written skills of English!

Applying to the board

You can apply to the board by filling in this form by Tuesday 22.11. by 4 pm. After that at 5 pm a meeting of the representative council will begin, in which the candidates are expected to participate in. A panel discussion for applicants will also be held at the meeting. We encourage each applicant to prepare for a panel that identifies each applicant’s motivation, skills, and interest in that position. A invite to the board meeting will be sent to all applicants by e-mail.

Persons elected to the Board of Directors must participate in the orientation days, which will be held in December on 7-9. 2022. Orientation days are organised overnight at a remote location.

You can ask for more information by e-mail at

Documents guiding the activities of the board

Contact information:

Valtteri Siljander
Chairperson of the board | METKA
puh. 050 355 5300


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