‘I’m active in Prosessiteekkarit, and we’re constantly discussing study-related matters. Lately, we’ve been talking about laboratory courses in chemistry and the number of new students.’
What if you had an idea or wanted to give feedback for the entire university - where would you go? 'I could give feedback to a halloped or contact, for example, members of the AYY Representative Council,' says Palo.
Eveliina Palo encourages the university and schools to keep the students informed about important issues. ‘I’m happy to hear about decision-making, often through hallopeds. And also, when the university is instituting any reforms, I’m happy to give a student view, by answering a survey, for example.’
University management appreciates the thoughts and suggestions of students.
‘We have such wonderful, active students. The university benefits a lot from the fresh perspectives and proposals for solutions they provide for our decision-making and planning. When we work together, communication goes openly both ways and we get a lot done,” explains Petri Suomala, Vice President for Education.
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The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) will audit the quality system of Aalto University in January 2023. The university is currently working on a self-evaluation report for the audit, which will be submitted to FINEEC in November. One of the areas to be audited is education, and the report assesses the methods we use to maintain and develop the quality of operations. Student involvement in decision-making is one example of these practices.