Emile ry is a subject association for students studying in the Degree Programme in Education and Adult Education, the Master’s Degree Programme in Guidance, and the Master’s Degree Programme in Educational Sciences (EDUMA) at the University of Jyväskylä (JYU). Emile operates under the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä (JYY). More about JYY and subject associations here

Who is running Emile? The members are at Emile’s heart; their wishes, wants, participation/activity, and ideas keep Emile alive. Emile was founded in 1973 and around 40 new members join annually. Each year Emile’s members elect a board that is responsible for the functioning of the association. The current board is introduced here

So what does Emile do? Emile acts as a link between the students and staff of the Department of Education of JYU. Emile’s main job is to protect and preserve the rights of its members. To balance the official tasks, Emile organizes diverse leisure time activities, such as sports shifts, game nights, work-related events, and sits fests. Additionally, Emile collaborates with other subject associations related to education at JYU and also other student associations all around Finland.


Here is the 2023 freshmen handbook for new members of Emile!