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Equality and Diversity CommitteeModified 2021-11-18 11:34


University of Oulu's Equality and Diversity Committee

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3 members, 3 deputies

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2021-10-18 - 2021-11-28


2022-01-01 - 2023-12-31

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The Equality and Diversity Committee is responsible for the equality and diversity work at the University of Oulu. The committee gathers and transmits information about equality and diversity issues and arranges training and events. The committee also prepares the equality and diversity plan of the University of Oulu and superintends that the plan follows through. The committee consists of students as well as staff members. It holds meetings a few times a semester and operates mainly in English.

Three members and three deputy members are selected for the two-year term. OYY’s Specialist in Social Affairs supports the student representatives in their work and participates in the committee with a right to attend and speak in meetings. Participation in the committee is voluntary work and does not award the participants study credits.

The Board of OYY appoints the student representatives in December of 2021, and the representatives’ term begins in January of 2022. Eligible for the position are all students who have submitted their application by the deadline of the application process and are registered as attending by 31 November, 2021. The selected representative must be registered as attending when serving as a representative.

Previous experience of or interest in work in the field of equality and diversity issues is considered a benefit. The Board of OYY aims to select student representatives from a variety of faculties. The selection process is conducted in accordance with the Act on Equality between Women and Men (609/1986).

In your application, please tell us your major, the stage of your studies and other experience that may affect the selection. Also describe your personal goals and motivation for the representative role.

Applications shall be submitted to this announcement by 28th of November. Sign in with your HAKA user account.

For further information contact Sanna Kangasniemi, OYY’s Specialist in Social Affairs, sanna.kangasniemi@oyy.fi