What is Index and what does it do?

Index ry is the student organization of Information Studies students in the University of Oulu. Among other things, Index promotes student interests by taking part in the decision-making of the department of Information Studies. It also strives for taking care of the rights of Information Studies students in the university world. In contrast to its official duties, Index also arranges parties, excursions, theatre nights and other events for students.

How can I get in?

All those studying Information Studies as a major in the University of Oulu are welcome to join Index. We also warmly welcome all exchange students to take part in our events and activities, even if they are not officially members of Index. If you are interested, feel free to look up photos of our past events under the heading “Kuvia”.

Important terminology:

Kiltahuone, kiltis: Guild Room. Every student organization has its own Guild Room somewhere in the university and Index is no exception. The Index Guild Room is located in the 3rd floor of the Department of Humanities in room HU380, on the same hallway as the computer classrooms. The Guild Room is open Monday through Friday from 8 am. to 4 pm.

Kiltiskahvit: Guild Room Coffee Break. Usually about once every two months Index arranges a coffee break in the Guild Room, lasting a couple of hours at a time. Free coffee, tea and snacks are abundant! Since many Index members pay a visit to the Guild Room sometime during the Coffee Break it is also a very good way to meet other students.

Hallitus: The Board. Chosen every year from among the students, these are the people who make all the Big Decisions regarding the official and unofficial tasks that Index has. Year 2015, the board consists of the following people:

President: Jenni Kemppinen [Jenni.Kemppinen@…]
Vice president & Sports manager: Olli Salmi [Olli.Salmi@…]
Secretary: Sonja Mantila [Sonja.Mantila@…]
Treasurer: Silja Lahdenperä [Silja.Lahdenpera@…]
Manager of publicity, Webmaster, Educational policy manager: Marjut Perälä [Marjut.Perala@…]
Social policy manager & Project manager: Mikko Rantanen [Mikko.Rantanen@…]
Chief of Cultural Affairs: Mari Laiho [Mari.Laiho@…]

Editors of Relevanssi: Marleena Maliniemi [Marleena.Maliniemi@…] and Eetu Karjalainen [Eetu.Karjalainen@…]
Party and events managers: Mari Laiho [Mari.Laiho@…] and Marleena Maliniemi [Marleena.Maliniemi@…]
Host & Chief of International Affairs: Lauri Roine [Lauri-Pekka.Roine@…]

If you wish to contact the board members, you can do it by using the e-mail addresses written in the brackets. The ending for each e-mail address is student.oulu.fi.

Relevanssi: The very own magazine of Index, made by Index members for Index members. Relevanssi is released four times a year, and any member of Index is entitled to write in it. Relevanssi is written mainly in Finnish, but every now and then some articles in English are published as well.

Index online:

Index has a Facebook page which you can like and follow (link on the right). There’s also a Facebook group and an IRCnet channel (#index-all). You are welcome to join us on the internet!