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Good Behaviour

Good Behaviour

Haaga-Helia's basic rules of good behaviour

  • Remember to greet others.
  • Be polite and friendly towards others.
  • Take off your hat indoors.
  • Greeting others, being polite and leaving your contact info (including your student number) are also important in e-mail messages.
  • Turn off your mobile phone during lessons and company visits.
  • Return coffee mugs and empty bottles to the cafeteria.
  • Place trash where it belongs. There are more waste baskets in the toilets, for example compostable waste for bananas and other fruit peels.
  • Save energy by switching off unnecessary lights, especially on bright days, and by shutting windows after ventilation.
  • For security reasons and prevention of theft, classrooms should be locked after leaving. Ensure that classrooms are left tidy for the next group.
  • After your meals, bring your trays to the designated collection area and sort your litter appropriately.
  • Smoking is permitted only in the designated spot in the yard.

Rules of conduct for computer use

You are responsible for all actions done with your account. This means you are yourself responsible for ensuring that no one else has access to your username and password. Providing false information about one's identity or organisation via e-mail results in the loss of user rights.

Using any other software other than that provided by Haaga-Helia is prohibited in Haaga-Helia’s information system. Use of personal programmes, such as games or chat programmes, is prohibited. Loading programmes onto workstations is similarly prohibited. Illegal copying of programmes or software from the computers or network is prohibited, and considered theft. If Haaga-Helia becomes aware of such activity, this can lead to informing the police. Students and staff of universities of applied sciences have the opportunity to purchase software at good prices, and hence there should be no need for illegal copying.

Spreading of computer viruses, chain letters and similar is prohibited.

The user is liable for any damages that he or she purposefully causes.

Wrongful use of the system leads to an immediate loss of user rights, and possibly further action. The authorities are informed of serious offences. In case of illegal use or malfunction, the system administrators have the right to investigate the files and data traffic of users. Teachers have the right to read the online files of students. Users must also take into account rules and regulations governing computer use (personal identification register, criminal register and copyright legislation), as well as the liability claims resulting from illegal use.


Users of Haaga-Helia’s information network are expected to adhere to general rules of good conduct in their use of e-mail, newsgroup postings, home pages etc.

Citation from sources on the net is governed by the same rules as for printed materials: you must always indicate your source. Presenting a work as your own, even though it is wholly or in part a copy from a source on the net, is a crime. This activity might result in a failing grade or possibly stronger consequences.

Rude language or the spreading or presentation of offensive images can result in a loss of user rights.
E-mail is also not to be used for advertising.

For the sake of clear communication, it is best to use short sentences and paragraphs. Separate paragraphs with a line break.

Don’t SCREAM. Writing with capital letters is screaming. You can, of course, use it to highlight parts of your text, but writing a whole message with capitals is disingenuous. It is also hard to read. Underlining is a better way to emphasise, and sometimes also using bold font. Use only one method at a time. This ensures it has the best impact.