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”Ristipaineessa – research on employment, work experience and labour organisation of the students of the University of Helsinki”

26.04.2011

Invitation to a publishing event

Time: Tuesday, 26 April, 11am

Place: Faculty Hall of the Old Student House, 2nd floor, Mannerheimintie 3, Helsinki

Welcome to listen and discuss students' employment and work experiences.

Approximately 70 per cent of the students of the University of Helsinki were in paid work during

the autumn term of 2010. Essential income is the most common reason for work during studies. Also, the gaining of work experience is a very common motive for work. Approximately 90 per cent of students believe that previous work experience, knowledge and contacts are important factors for the success in the labour market.

Students' experiences about work itself are mainly positive. Team spirit in work communities and the flexibility and meaningfulness of work, in particular, were regarded as positive experiences.

The study conducted by Teemu Kemppainen, a researcher from Student Research Foundation Otus, on employment, work experiences and labour organisation of the students of the University of Helsinki will be published in the event. The research was conducted as a cooperation of Service Union United PAM and the Student Union of the University of Helsinki HYY. HyPa, the students of the University of Helsinki in the service field, made the initiative for the cooperation.

Event schedule:

11.00 First Vice Chair of Service Union United Jaana Ylitalo

11.05 Chair of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki Board Leena Pihlajamäki

11.10 Research presentation, Teemu Kemppainen, Student Research Foundation OTUS

11.30 Comment, FT, Adjunct Professor Anna-Maija Lehto, Statistics Finland

11.45 Time for questions and discussion

12.00 The event ends

The researcher and working students can be interviewed immediately after the event.

Further information:

Antti Veirto, Research and Labour Secretary, PAM, tel. 050 465 7501

Katja Långvik, Secretary for Social Affairs, HYY, tel. 050 543 9608

The study will be available online after the publication at

http://hyy.helsinki.fi/tiedostot/PAM%20Opiskelijatutkimus%20LR.pdf