She admits that the whole process was accompanied by a little fear. “Because I have a lot of friends with special needs or major health problems, it was a fear for myself and for them,” she said, pointing to her own special needs and the fact that one’s own concerns can be powerful levers for making a big difference.
Lembe is a student representative for the second year in a row and thinks that it requires no special skills and knowledge, but rather an open mind, desire to learn and willingness to compromise. “Next to your morning coffee, you’ll see if anyone has sent you an interesting email or written anything in Teams,” she describes the usual day of a student representative. “Sometimes it is necessary to attend meetings and, if necessary, pass information to the students of the institute.” Although Lembe is also the chairperson of her student council, she does not consider this role to be special. “There are two very good people (Otto Palu ja Taivi Mutso) in the FMPH Student Council with me and the title of chairperson is just formal. We do a lot of things together and decide them together. As chairperson, I have just had to pass on information to others or send emails to the student body,” she explains.
Cooperation and harmony are important in the functioning of the student council, she finds. “The members of the student council should be ready to cooperate a lot with other members of the Student Council, the Institute Council as well as with members of UTSU, etc.”
“I’d say to the candidates that it all sounds a lot scarier than it really is. TÜÜE does not bite! During the process of application and representing students, you will learn a lot and gain new experiences, and that is the main thing. In addition, there are many opportunities to make the world (or the university) better, which is certainly important for those suffering from the same syndrome as I – healer of the world.”