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404021A Contributing to the University Community, 1-10 ECTS cr 
Code 404021A  Validity 01.08.2014 -
Name Contributing to the University Community  Abbreviation Contributing to 
Scope1-10 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Education 

ECTS Credits 

1-10 ECTS cr

Language of instruction 

Finnish/ English


During academic studies

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to

  • apply the skills needed in academic positions of trust (interaction skills, meeting techniques, working in a group, cooperation skills, leadership skills)
  • evaluate critically the issues to be decided, take a stand on them and justify his or her viewpoint
  • attend to the functions related to his or her position of trust in a responsible manner

The course can include functions in a number of positions of trust as follows:

- Student Union Board, 1 year, 4-5 credits
- Student Union representatives, 2 years, 2 credits
- University Board of Directors, 1 year, 2 credits
- University Collegium, 2 years, 2 credits
- Education Council, 1 year, 2 credits
- Faculty Board, 2 years, 2 credits
- Board of a subject organisation, 1 year, 1-3 credits
- National student organisation such as SYL, SOOL or Specia, 1 year, 1-5 credits
- Other important functions in the field of education policy and/or development of teaching, 1-3 credits

The number of credits to be awarded to a student is determined by the programme coordinator based on available documentation following the principles mentioned above.

Mode of delivery 

Independent work

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Independent report

Target group 

All the students in the Faculty of Education

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 


Assessment methods and criteria 

The student shall keep a learning diary of the position(s) of trust that (s)he has been managing, discussing the following issues among others:

  1. Which organisation has the student been working in, how long and how actively has s/he been taking part in its activities?
  2. What does the student think s/he has learnt from the position of trust? (With special consideration of these working life skills: communication skills, social skills, technical skills, international competence, commercial and financial competence, development of self-knowledge)
  3. How can the student make use of his or her experience in the future?
  4. In the student’s mind, how should the preparation of matters be developed?

The learning diary and proof of having been in charge of a position of trust are returned to the student’s programme coordinator, who will determine the number of credits to be awarded. The length of the learning diary


Pass/ fail

Person responsible 

Programme Academic Officer

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

The maximum number of credits for the above activities is 10 credits in one to two parts.


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