Student union Helga

We renewed our strategy and, concurrently, had the opportunity to examine the role, objectives and direction of the student union in a fundamental way. In the coming years, our focus will be on ensuring that students find their student days as pleasant, straightforward and memorable as possible: we contribute to the development of education and the improvement of students’ daily lives as well as offer a platform for interaction and involvement.

Both the Finnish parliamentary election and the European Parliament election were held during the spring. We were involved in both of them through the national #koulutustaprkl campaign targeting higher education students. We organised events, discussion panels and met candidates. The student union distributed information on the elections and encouraged students to vote. 

Towards the end of the year, we already set our sights to the spring 2021 municipal elections. As part of the World Student Capital community, we published new data on the housing, exercising and involvement of students through the Opiskelijan kaupunki” study.  

The objective of our Year of Wellness campaign in the 2019–2020 academic year is to raise awareness of both the safety net built for students and the various problems and challenges students may face. By doing this, we wanted to create a culture of caring in the UAS community. 

Our opinion on the student discounts on public transportation in Porvoo received extensive coverage in newspapers. A key platform for making a difference was also the union meeting of the SAMOK federation of student unions in Finland that was held on the Pasila campus.