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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Students' union

this page contains various students' unions experiences.


Many students' unions are run by students for students, independent of the university. The purpose of the organization is to represent students' views within the university and sometimes on local and national issues. It is also responsible for providing a variety of services to students.

Many students' unions are highly politicized bodies, and often serve as a training ground for aspiring politicians. Campaigning and debate is often very vigorous, with the youthful enthusiasm of the various partisans, a student media that is itself often partisan, inexperienced, and under no financial pressure to slant coverage to please a broad readership, and a general lack of serious consequences for decision all encouraging political gamesmanship. Some unions, however, are largely nonpolitical, and instead focus on providing on-campus recreation and retail facilities for students.

in canada:

These non-profit student unions usually provide numerous services not only to their own students, but to the educational institution and community at large. Running things like newspapers, radio stations, various consumer businesses, clubs, societies and cultural groups, concerts, bars, various entertainment, athletic programs, financial support, scholarships, medical and dental plans are quite common throughout Canadian schools. Student unions are also well known for their political involvement. Most student governments are charged by their student body to protect their best interests at the university, municipal, provincial and federal government levels.

In finland:

Every university has a student union . Membership is mandatory by law for all students studying for master's or bachelor's degree. The student unions are based on a parliamentary model, the general assembly (about 50 members) elected every second year using an open list -election. The student union is autonomous, its internal life organized by its by-laws. The student unions are considered a part of Finnish administration, however, and their decisions can be appealed against to the Ministry of Education, although this is extremely rare. In such case, the claimant must prove that the decision has violated the law or by-laws.


  • thanx mido.....good information ....now we can start talking with a general knowledge of the subject
    it will be more clear when we see the result of the local search ....
    to be able to compare

    but we have to know that this is an image (written stuff) can we get to real stuff there .
    is there any sites to talk about it more

    By Blogger nermine, at 1:30 PM  

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