SportUni became cooperation member to OLL

SportUni was accepted as a member on February 9th. SportUni provides sport services for students and personnel of Tampere Universities. Welcome aboard!

In addition to SportUni there are four cooperation members to OLL: CampusSport (Turku), Academic Sports of Jyväskylä uMove, Sports services of the University of Eastern Finland SYKETTÄ (Kuopio, Joensuu, Iisalmi & Varkaus) and UniSport (Helsinki region). They have a vote to use at the annual OLL General Assembly and they will participate in OLL’s national advocacy work.

Other members of OLL are student unions of Finnish universities.

Read more about cooperation membership at our site!

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