VYY leima

Contact information

The Student Union office, the executive board, the chair of the representative council and Student Union staff

Contact information

Yliopistonranta 5,
65200 Vaasa

044 324 8980 (mon-fri 9-16.00)

The Domus Bothnica building

The Student Union staff office as well as the student organization mail boxes are located in the Domus Bothnica building. Domus Bothnica is open on weekdays between 9-15.


Invoicing Information

We hope that all invoices are delivered as e-invoice.

Vaasan yliopiston ylioppilaskunta
Y-id: 0183704-8
E-invoice address: 003701837048
Operator: Maventa (003721291126)
Operator ID when sending through bank network: DABAFIHH*
*Use this operator ID, if invoices cannot be directly sent to the Maventa operator ID from the e-invoicing system in use.

Receiving invoices by email to the scanning service

Please only send invoices to this address. The invoices are sent to the service as PDF attachments of the email and they must be in the same file as the invoice itself.
Email invoice address:

Service office

The VYY Service office is located in the Domus Bothnica building. Staff of the Student Union is responsible of the service office. From service office you can get the academic year stickers, keys to facilities and general advice. Also you can buy Student Union merchandise.


Service office opening hours

Mon closed
Tue-Thu 10-14
Fri 10-13

Exceptions to the opening hours

The service office is open by appointment only from 9.5. onwards. You can book an appointment by email ( or through the booking calendar below. Start by selecting the location as "Palvelutoimisto".





Student Union's office

Student Union office is closed and staff is on a holiday during following times:

  • 18.-19.5.2023
Map of the University of Vaasa's campus

Executive board and representative council

Elmo Paloniemi

Chair of the Executive Board

Elmo Paloniemi

044 324 8965 (Phone calls only)


Elmo is part of the Elmo is involved in the Opiskelijan Vaasa - Vaasa Studerande cooperation network.

Tiina Saukko

Vice-Chair of the Executive Board, Tutoring

Tiina Saukko

044 324 8960 (Phone calls only)

Laura Koivisto

Social Affairs, Sustainability

Laura Koivisto

044 324 8966 (Phone calls only)

Sara Güven

Campus and Municipal Affairs, Communications

Sara Güven

044 324 8977 (Phone calls only)

Laura Karppinen

Educational Affairs

Laura Karppinen

044 324 8962 (Phone calls only)


Laura is the Chair of the Committee of Student Interests.

Emma Lehtonen

Organizational Affairs, Internationality

Emma Lehtonen

044 324 8963

Lauri Hasa

Culture & Events, Communications

Lauri Hasa

044 324 8967 (Phone calls only)

Niklas Gummerus

Business Relations and Member Services, Tutoring

Niklas Gummerus

044 324 8968 (Phone calls only)

Elmo Nikula

Chair of the Representative Council

Elmo Nikula


Vaasa University Student Union employs salaried staff. The staff serve the Student Union members and work in close cooperation with the University.

The Secretary General acts as a supervisor for the VYY staff. Staff assignments are described in the job descriptions (available in Finnish). VYY Staff can be reached at the Student Union office in the Domus Bothnica building.

Lauri Tuohiniemi

Secretary General

Lauri Tuohiniemi

044 324 8964

Telegram: @VYYpaasihteeri


The Secretary General is responsible for the administrative and financial matters of the Student Union. They are the chief of staff.

They are also a harassment contact person at the Student Union.

Elli Uusi-Kokko

Specialist in Students Interests

Elli Uusi-Kokko

044 324 8961

Telegram: @VYYedunvalvonta


Specialist in Student Interests is a specialist in social and education policy, as well as in related international affairs. They are also a harassment contact person at the Student Union.


Specialist in Accounting


044 324 8970

Telegram: @VYYtalous


Specialist in accounting is responsible for Student Union’s billing and financial management. She also attends to service office and replies to questions regarding student cards and academic year stickers.


Maria Mellanen

Communications Specialist

Maria Mellanen

044 324 8978

Telegram: @VYYviestinta


Communications specialist is responsible for communication matters of the Student Union.

Aapo Virtanen

Member services assistant

Aapo Virtanen

044 324 8969


Member services assistant assists students at the student union service office. 

Kristian Hassi

Tutor Coordinator 2023

Kristian Hassi or


Tutor coordinator is responsible for the tutoring of new Finnish-speaking degree students.

Ville Niemimaa

International Tutor Coordinator 2023

Ville Niemimaa or


International tutor coordinator is responsible for the tutoring of new students in the international degree programs.


Rina Nahari

Anniversary Celebration Coordinator 2023

Rina Nahari  or

Linda Alho

Appro Coordinator 2023

Linda Alho or

Miika Vakkilainen

Fair Coordinator 2023

Miika Vakkilainen or

Tiina Salmi

VYY Holding Oy Chair of the Board

Tiina Salmi

Make reservation to Leipis sauna

The sauna and conference facilities are located in the center of Vaasa in Hietasaarenkatu 14