Student Union



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All members of HYY can participate in the student union activities in committees and influence the students' affairs. Committee activities may include just about anything, ranging from the organising of cultural events to education policy debates. Most of the committees meet every couple of weeks.

You can join committees throughout the year. Meetings are open to all members of HYY.

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Student Organisations Committee

The Committee for Organisational Affairs participates in the development of the operating conditions for organisations within HYY in cooperation with the specialist and the board member in charge. The committee organises and produces content for organisation training sessions by organising two chairperson seminars, for example. The committee distributes user hours for Alina Hall and participates in the development of the operating grant allocation for organisations, as well as organises contests for organisations.

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Studies Committee

The Committee for Academic Affairs aims to develop the university teaching and study administration, so that all students' would have the opportunity to progress in their studies as well as possible. The committee has influence on the university's education policy on the department, faculty and university level. The committee aims at sharing good practices and promoting the implementation of objectives chosen together in different units. The committee operates with study advisors and student representatives in administration as a cooperative network. In recent years, the committee activities have focused on the improvement of study guidance, development of digital teaching methods (such as the exam aquarium), and the effects of the national student admission reform at the University of Helsinki.

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Events Committee

Add some sparkles to student life! The Events Committee is the place to be for members of the Student Union interested in event organisation. You can take part in brainstorming and implementing the Student Union’s events as well as in creating the committee’s own activities that reflect yourself. The work is done in cooperation with the Student Union’s producer and the person in charge of cultural affairs in the Board –and with a low barrier, of course!

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Environmental Committee

Are environmental issues close to your heart? Join the company of likeminded people! In the Environmental Committee, we learn about, discuss and, above all, get inspiration from themes related to the environment. Besides various nature trips and documentary nights, our activities also include larger campaigns ranging from events for exchanging clothes to dinners made using surplus food – and all this in good company. Are you interested? More information about our activities is available on the Environmental Committee’s Facebook page and blog.

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Campus Farming Committee

The purpose of the campus farming committee is to organise common urban farming of the student union and the university.
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Development Cooperation Committee

Do you want to make the world a better place? Do you consider global responsibility and equality important issues? Would you like to get some experience of development cooperation? If you answered yes even once or if you wondered what on earth the questions mean, join us in the Development Cooperation Committee! The Committee manages HYY’s development cooperation projects and organises global education events. You can join us at any time by contacting the Chair or by attending the Committee’s events. You can learn about the Committee’s events by following our Facebook page, and further information is available on the Committee’s website.

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Finno-Ugric Committee

The Finno-Ugric Committee provides a place for everyone at the University interested in the affairs of peoples who speak Finno-Ugric languages. The Committee coordinates the channelling of funds acquired through the Finno-Ugric nations collection into the Finno-Ugric nations’ various cultural projects as well as organises events with a Finno-Ugric theme – such as tastings of traditional dishes and movie nights – for interested people. If you believe that minority cultures have the right to exist, join the committee’s activities.

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Bilingualism Committee

More information coming soon in English!

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Community Development Committee

Do you want to be part of making HYY more equal, inclusive and open? Have you noticed defects that you wish you could work on or change and by doing so make HYY an even better community and student union for everyone than it currently is? Join HYY’s Community Development Committee, or Code for short! The purpose of the committee is to promote participation, equality and equal opportunities to participate and influence matters in the Student Union and increase the sense of community within HYY.

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