It is election time! KY’s and AYY’s elections for representative councils - the highest decision making organs - will be held in the autumn. Representative councils make decisions which affect all of us, especially now that KY and business students have come closer to the Aalto community. This said, it is more important than ever that business students vote and run for the candidates next autumn. Let us make sure that our voices will be heard also in the coming years!
The Representative Council (RepCo, edustajisto or “edari” in Finnish) is the highest decision-making body of KY. Its purpose is to make sure that KY is acting in the best interest of its members.
The Representative Council consists of KY members who are eager to have an influence on the actions of KY and the future of our community. The Council determines what KY is, what it stands for and what KY actually does today and in the years to come. The Council operates at the very heart of KY, which makes it a great viewpoint to all that’s happening in our community!
Every member of KY is eligible to vote and stand for the elections. The working language of the Council is English so Finnish skills are not required. The Representative Council operates through meetings in Espoo, which are held approximately once a month, excluding summer.
The duties of the Representative Council include choosing the Board of KY as well as the Executive Director, approving the yearly action plan and budget, as well as making numerous one-off decisions based on the agenda of the council.
In the term 2020-2021, the Representative Council has been for example discussing and making decisions regarding the Student Center, if KY Association should focus on more responsible investment and what KY’s next five-year strategy should look like.
The Representative Council of AYY has the highest decision-making power in the student union. It consists of 45 members and it decides on AYY's major directions, strategic goals, guidelines and opinions. These include the Student Union’s strategy, values, rules, policy papers and the up to 17-million-euro budget.
Every member of AYY is eligible to vote and stand for the elections. The working language of the Council is Finnish but meetings and materials are also translated into Swedish and English. The Representative Council operates through meetings in Espoo, which are held approximately once a month, excluding summer.
AYY’s Representative Council consists of electoral alliances that are formed based on the members' study background in different schools in Aalto or their political views. As the representative council should reflect all AYY’s members, it is important that all aspects of the community are represented. This means that as a representative, you are not required to be actively involved in activities outside of KY to do your job well.
Just like at KY’s Representative Council, the duties include choosing the Board of AYY as well as the Executive Director, approving the yearly action plan and budget, not forgetting the numerous one-off decisions based on the agenda of the council. In the term 2020-2021, the Representative Council has been for example discussing and making decisions regarding the Student Center, what kind of volunteer opportunities are offered at AYY through the community structures project and whether AYY should publish a student media.
The Representative Councils, both KY’s and AYY’s, are elected every two years. The next Representative Council elections will be held in 28.10.-3.11.2021.
The terms of the Representative Councils elected in 2021 starts in November 2021 and ends in December 2023.
If you have any questions regarding the elections, you can contact the election team on email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nomination of candidates has ended. Thank you to everyone who applied.
The candidate numbers will be raffled on 5.10.2021 and the candidate list will be published on this page on 6.10.2021.
Kylterirengas is an electoral alliance that represents business students in the Aalto community. We come from different backgrounds, but we share a passion for the student community.
Our mission is to bring the business students’ viewpoints to the matters that concern the whole Aalto community, such as campus, housing and student activities provided by the student union. We want AYY’s services and activities to be easily accessible for all of its members and that AYY’s resources are used in a sustainable manner.
Many business students are active in associations within the Aalto community, and we are also voicing the opinions about how the student activities should be supported and what kind of volunteer opportunities are offered at AYY.
If you are a candidate both in KY's and AYY's Elections, follow these rules.
The Election advertising for candidates is permitted from 30.9.2021 onwards.
On the candidate page you can find all the candidates for KY Representative Council and Kylterirengas candidates for AYY Representative Council. The candidates are in alphabetical order.
Every member of KY is eligible to vote and stand for the elections. Respectively, AYY’s members can vote and stand for its elections. Finnish skills are not required. One can put themselves forward in the autumn and the dates will be announced later.
The elections are held fully electronically on 28.10-3.11.2021. Information about the voting system will be released later.