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Student Activities

Student Activities

A world of activities

Do you feel there’s something missing from your everyday school routine? Do you feel you have extra energy running through your veins, yet you don’t know where to channel it? We have the answer: become a student active! We offer you many ways to spice up your student life and organize different kinds of happenings and events, ensuring you engage in fun and relaxing extra-curricular life. At the same time, you can gain experience and expertise that will be an invaluable asset after graduation.

Active student life is demanding yet rewarding, and especially beneficial to the entire student body. Being active means getting involved in organizing happenings, establishing contacts with other organizations as well as learning to be creative in handling everyday matters.

Student Union HELGA

HELGA is a statutory part of Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and the student union for all Haaga-Helia students. The student union is led by the students.
The main responsibility of HELGA is promotion of the students’ interests both in local and national level and also providing services for example: distribution of the official student cards, student coveralls and lockers. The most important aspect of the student union is to promote student life and culture and building our community through events, clubs, networks and cultural happenings – and thus creating memories throughout the span of the student life.

Member services and benefits

Anyone studying in a degree programme in Haaga-Helia can become members of the student union. The official national student card is the symbol of the students and a sign of membership in the student union.
Among other services HELGA provides tutoring, sport shifts, well-being services and organizes different free-time and well-being events. HELGA offers also guidance for students facing problems or difficulties during their studying time. You can always contact HELGA about whatever comes up – we are here to help you throughout your studies. The contact information can be found from HELGA websites.

As a member of HELGA you will receive the official national student card in Finland with hundreds and hundreds of benefits. The student card also signifies your HELGA membership through which you get to enjoy numerous student benefits locally, nationally and even abroad. The student card also supersedes many other cards (VR and Matkahuolto -cards, KELA meal card) and works as a very handy prepaid credit card with telepayment feature. More information about student card and discounts can be found from www.frank.fi/en.

HELGA’s Pasila quarters can be found in Pasila campus floor 1K. The quarters include HELGA Lounge – the living room of the students, HELGA Kitchen – for cooking meals and HELGA office where you can find the board members and employees of the student union.

For all your membership service needs, HELGA offers you specific services in the HELGA Point, which you can find in Pasila campus 2nd floor among the other student services. Opening hours can be seen in HELGA’s website. The membership services in other campuses’ are maintained by our awesome local associations and their contact information can be found at the end of the page.

International student union

HELGA International Division is formed of two action groups: ESN HELGA (activities for exchange students) and IDSHH (activities for degree students). HELGA is also working closely together with AIESEC Haaga-Helia which provides international internships for students.

An example of our international services can be found in ESN HELGA, a division of the student union with the purpose of supporting international exchange students in adapting to the Finnish way of life. They organize a variety of events for the exchange students. Student tutors meet the incoming exchange students at the airport, accompany them to their apartments and also help them to prepare their study plans.

HELGA also supports international exchange students in adapting to the Finnish way of life. They organise a variety of events for the exchange students. Student tutors meet the incoming exchange students at the airport, accompany them to their apartments and also help them to prepare their study plans.

• ESN HELGA (Erasmus Student Network)
• IDS HELGA 
• AIESEC Haaga-Helia

Tutoring activities

HELGA trains all the tutors in Haaga-Helia and together with the academic advisors coordinate tutoring for the new students. New students are divided into groups lead by a group-specific tutor, to whom the students can turn to for advice on matters big and small, good or bad. The tutors help the new students to get to a good start in their studies, and know the answers to even the most difficult study-related questions. The tutors have preset consulting hours, but can also be reached just about any time in the student union or at the local unit offices.

HELGA has tutors for practically everything from degree tutoring to sports tutoring, so if you feel like becoming one remember to send in your application. Further information about the tutor application period can be found from HELGA’s website and in Facebook.

Contact information

Student Union HELGA
Ratapihantie 13, 00520 HELSINKI
jasenpalvelu(at)helga.fi
http://www.helga.fi/en/
https://www.facebook.com/OpiskelijakuntaHELGA
Tel. 045 110 8952
Office: Pasila Campus, 1K004
Member services: Pasila campus, 2nd floor, HELGA Point

Degree programme and local student associations

Each Haaga-Helia campus has a local student association’s office from which the student activities are conducted. HELGA services (student card, coveralls etc.) are also available at said offices. These offices also function as a place to relax and as a recreational area for all the students. Without further ado – walk in the door and join the fun!

The local associations provide students with help and advice on all study-related issues from student grants to parties. They offer their members countless activities, e.g. various discounts, events, visits and unforgettable parties. The offices have preset opening hours, but students are encouraged to knock on the door at any time as it’s likely that there's someone always there.

If you’d like to participate in the activities, just get in touch with the degree programme or local associations’ office, or alternatively consult your tutor – they will tell you all you need to know. Welcome!

Contact information for local associations

Haaga campus
Pore ry
Pajuniityntie 11, 00320 HELSINKI
pore.fi/
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Malmi campus
Hattara ry
Hietakummuntie 1 A, 00700 HELSINKI
http://www.hattarary.fi

Porvoo campus
HePo ry
Taidetehtaankatu 1, 06100 PORVOO
http://www.hepory.fi
pj.hepory(at)gmail.com

Vierumäki campus
Tahkon Talli ry
Kaskelantie 10, 19120 VIERUMÄKI
https://tahkontalliry.com/
hello(at)tahkontalli.com

Pasila’s degree associations

Atkins ry (information technology students’ association)
Ratapihantie 13, 00520 HELSINKI
Office: Pasila Campus, 1K004
http://www.atkins.fi
hallitus(a)atkins.fi

HSOY ry (management assistant students’ association)
Ratapihantie 13, 00520 HELSINKI
Office: Pasila Campus, 1K004
http://www.hsoyry.fi
hsoyry(at)gmail.com

Skuuppi ry (journalism students’ association)
Ratapihantie 13, 00520 HELSINKI
Office: Pasila Campus, 1K004
http://www.skuuppi.net
hallitus(at)skuuppi.net

Talko ry (business students’ association)
Ratapihantie 13, 00520 HELSINKI
Office: Pasila Campus, 1K004
http://www.talko.fi
talko.toimisto(at)gmail.com