Student union is guardian of your interests

LAB University of applied sciences want to make your student life the best time fo your life. Our mission is to make sure that your studies go as smoothly as possible. We promote the interests of all the students of LAB and the quality of education. One of our most important missions is to make the student’ voice heard in the decisions that concern students. Our student tutors will help you to get a smooth start to your studies. We also organize events and free time activities to counterbalance the busy student life.

As a member of the student union you will get a student card. With the student card, you are entitled to a huge amount of member benefits and discounts in Lahti and Lappeenranta as well as nationally in Finland. As a member of KOE you also get benefits at KOE’s events.

KOE actives

  • 20 member of representatives
  • 12 members of board
  • 6 staff members
  • 200 tutors

The student union consist almost entirely of students. The representatives that are elected each year make the biggest decisions. The board takes care of the practical matters. The staff at KOE’s offices run the daily routines.

The actions of the student union are regulated by the Universities of Applied Sciences Act that defines the function of a student union. KOE is a member of Student unions of Finland SAMOK ry and The Finnish Student Sports Federation OLL. SAMOK is in charge of promoting students interests on a national level. OLL is the national organization promoting student and university physical education.


Become a part of KOE!

Take the most out of your studies and join KOE’s activities. All students at LAB can apply to KOE’s representatives, board or sections. No prior experience is needed; enthusiasm and interest in promoting students interests are enough. There are many ways to participate from being a part of KOE’s board to becoming a tutor.

If you are interested, don’t hesitate to contact our board to join us.