Student Representatives

Student representatives are ordinary students who have been chosen by student union METKA to represent students’ viewpoints and needs in the decision-making processes at Metropolia UAS. Student representatives are chosen usually for one-year period in open search that takes place in autumn. The supplementary search is opened whenever there are open positions to be filled.

Check the instructions and open positions here!

Notice!  The working language in most of the representative positions is Finnish, so in order to represent, fluent Finnish is usually required.

Current student representatives

Governmental bodies of Metropolia

The Executive Board of Metropolia UAS

The Executive Board of Metropolia UAS is the supreme body making operational decisions for the University of Applied Sciences. It decides the UAS’s strategy, action plans and budget and elects and dismisses the principal. The board consists of representatives of the college’s owners, staff and students.

5/2022 – 5/2023

Tekla Kosonen

Board of Directors

The Leadership Forum consists of members of Metropolia’s management, heads of school, and student and staff representatives. The Forum will discuss and decide on the principles governing the everyday teaching and activities of Metropolia and the organization of education.


Valtteri Siljander, Adel Rizvi, Teemu Kokkonen and Santeri Hietanen

Legal Protection Committee

The Legal Protection Committee handles students’ legal protection and disciplinary matters on a case-by-case basis and makes a closing motion to the principal. The term of office of the Legal Protection Committee is two calendar years.


Member: Chili Laurila

Vice members: Tiia Tuomaala

Expert member: Mari Purhonen

Board of Examiners

The Board of Examiners considers the adjustment requirements related to the evaluation of credit and the identification and recognition of previously acquired competencies. The term of office of the Board of Examiners is two calendar years.


Member: Veera Kaija

Vice members: Lilli-Mari Häyhänen

Expert member: Mari Purhonen

Advisory Councils of study programmes

Each degree in Metropolia has an advisory board. They maintain the connection between work life and the university and act as an expert in teaching in this field. The advisory board covers issues such as curriculum reforms. Only students of the given field may apply to their respective advisory boards.

Most councils operate in Finnish and they do not have an official English name. This is why they are shown here in Finnish.

Ajoneuvotekniikan neuvottelukunta

2022: Kari Leskinen ja Miska Penttinen

Apuvälinetekniikan neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Bio- ja kemiantekniikan neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Bioanalytiikan neuvottelukunta

2022: –

CRASH-tutkintojen neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Elokuvan ja television neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Energia- ja ympäristötekniikan neuvottelukunta

2022: Chili Laurila

Ensihoidon neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Esitys- ja teatteritekniikan neuvottelukunta

2022: Lauri Pitkänen ja Eveliina Pölönen

Fysioterapian neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Jalkaterapian neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Konetekniikan neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Konservoinnin neuvottelukunta

2022: Kristiina Kuisma ja Maria Enqvist

Kulttuurituotannon neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Kuntoutuksen YAMK-tutkinnon neuvottelukunta

2022: Minna Salmipuro

Kätilötyön neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Laboratorioanalytiikan neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Liiketalouden neuvottelukunta

2022: Katja Ahopelto ja Otso Jokinen

Maanmittaustekniikan neuvottelukunta

2022: Janet Kujala ja Maija Ovaska

Muotoilun neuvottelukunta

2022: Henna Salo

Musiikin neuvottelukunta

2022: Mikko Antikainen

Optometrian neuvottelukunta

2022: Elsa Stör

Osteopatian neuvottelukunta

2022: Johanna Perkiö

Radiografian ja sädehoidon neuvottelukunta

2022: Juha Kellman

Rakennusalan työnjohdon neuvottelukunta

2022: Carita Havasto ja Aake Perälä

Rakennusarkkitehtuurin neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Rakennustekniikan neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Sairaanhoitotyön neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Sosiaalialan neuvottelukunta

2022: Roosa Natt

Suun terveydenhuollon neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Sähkö- ja automaatiotekniikan neuvottelukunta

2022: Santeri Hietanen ja Mika Laaksonen

Talotekniikan neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Terveyden osaamisalueen YAMK-tutkintojen neuvottelukunta

2022: Laura Rekimies

Terveydenhoitotyön neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Tieto- ja viestintätekniikan ja tuotantotalouden neuvottelukunta

2022: Lilli-Mari Häyhänen ja Sakari Leinonen

Toimintaterapian ja vanhustyön neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Vaatetusalan neuvottelukunta

2022: Elisabet Valkonen

Vanhustyön YAMK-tutkinnon neuvottelukunta

2022: –

Viestinnän neuvottelukunta

2022: Tia Tast

Other student representatives

Campus groups


Aaro Yli-Öyrä


Valtteri Siljander ja Adel Rizvi


Aiki Oago


Miitta Vahvelainen ja Lari Koskinen


HOAS is the student apartment provider at the metropolitan area. It is managed by students.

Board of directors:

2022: Matti Tujula

Tenants co-operation body:

2022: Miitta Vahvelainen (vice member)

Students' Social Activities at Metropolia courses

Students’ Social Activities at Metropolia -study courses form the so-called a small minor subject. The purpose of the courses is to support students who act as student representatives or in student associations and the student union. One will register to courses annually at OMA.

The courses last one calendar year and include some small written assignments as well as participation in training provided by the student union. The study module is built according to the Learning Track, in which the student progresses from the basics of association activities to more demanding tasks.

You can select parts from the set:

  • Students’ Social Activities at Metropolia 1 (XX00CR15-3001)
    • After completing the course, the student knows the basics of Student Union and Student Association activities in the University of Applied Sciences environment.
  • Students’ Social Activities at Metropolia 2 (XX00CR16-3001)
    • The student is familiar with the Student Union and Student Association environment in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences and is able to apply what they have learned independently in demanding tasks.
  • Students’ Social Activities at Metropolia 3 (XX00CR17-3001)
    • The student knows the activities of the student organization field and knows how the activities of organizations are developed at a strategic level.

More detailed contents and goals are in the study guide. Further information on the courses is provided primarily by the Student Union advocacy specialist.

Further information

Mari Purhonen
Specialist, Advocacy and Communications
050 382 1024

Adel Rizvi
METKA Board’s vice chairperson
050 355 5301

Updated 1.11.2022

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