Orientointipäivät: Business Information Technology

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Welcome to start your studies at Haaga-Helia! | Tervetuloa opiskelemaan Haaga-Heliaan!

This is preliminary programme of Orientations Days for students starting their Business Information Technology studies in Haaga-Helia Pasila Campus.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) individual meetings will be held online on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th of January 2021. Please reserve your own time slot by using the E-form. You will receive the username and password to log into the form via email. The reservations will be closed on 4.1.2021 at 12 p.m. Finnish time.


Monday 11 January 2021: Introductions  & studies, room 1001               

9.00 – 10.00 Registration, show your passport (foreign citizens) or ID (Finnish citizens) and Checking of the original certificates: Study Advisor, Linh Nguyen. Tutors: Two (2) Questionnaires:

  1. The new students who need to go to the Register Office asap
  2. Enquiries about RPL cases

10.00 -10.40 Welcome to Haaga-Helia UAS Teemu Kokko, the President CEO (video)

10.40-10.50 Minna Hiillos, the Vice President, Director of Business Programmes (video)

10.50-11.10 Antonius Camara, the Director of the Degree Programme in Business Information Technology (BITE)

11.10-13.10 BITE Tutors: getting to know each other in 1001 & lunch with tutors: Olli Viita, An Nguyen, Ramesh Ghmire, Ella Pirnetkoski, Thibault Fourcade, Valeria Sarkisova, KC Biswas, Olegs Suvorovs (the Head Tutor), Kalle Komulainen, Sami Tecke, Marjaana Mustonen, Veikko Tupakka                                                                                             

13.10-13.25 Information on:

  • the Written Finnish level test for students with previous knowledge of Finnish: Taija Hämäläinen, Senior Lecturer in 1001
  • the Swedish level test for students having completed their earlier studies in Finnish: Maarit Ohinen-Salvén, Senior Lecturer in 1006               

13.30-14.30 Recognition of Learning Workshop, Tutors, PSAs in 1001

  • Student guidance                              
  • Structure and content of the curriculum
  • The student can read the course descriptions       
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Different ways to complete courses at Haaga-Helia (campus online, 3AMK, MOOCS)

14.45-16.15 Written Finnish level test for students with previous knowledge of Finnish in 1001, Taija Hämäläinen

14.45 -> Clubroom activities with the Tutors

Tuesday 12 January 2021 Getting to know the study environment & enrolments to the courses

09.30-10.00  IT support, VDI, Office 365, Adobe Connect,  wireless networks, BYOD. Juho Uski, IT Specialist (video) rooms 4204 & 4206                    

10.00-10.20 HELGA, the Student Union. Helga representative in 4204                     

10.00-10.20  ATKINS, IT Students’ Association. Atkins representative in 4206

10.20- 10.40 HELGA, the student Union. Helga representative in 4206

10.20-10.40 ATKINS, IT Students’ Association. Atkins representative in 4204

10.40- 11.10 Study and Working Skills course – what is it about?  Personal Study Advisors (PSAs): Senior Lecturers Jari Hyrkäs & Markku Ruonavaara in 4204 & 4206

11.15-12.00 Getting to know the Pasila Campus. Tutors

  • nurses, chaplain
  • gym
  • the 6th floor, the cubicles
  • copy machines, IT-services
  • library
  • Helga premises downstairs

12.00-13.00 Lunch with tutors

13.00-16.00 Enrolment for courses; learning to use Moodle. Tutors in 4204 & 4206

  • how to use Peppi & Haaga-Helia’s e-mail;
  • Mynet -> studies;
  • JobTeaser

16.00 -> BITE City Tour with Tutors/Getting to know each other

Wednesday 13 January 2021                                                               

10.00-16.00 Oral Finnish level test for students with previous knowledge of Finnish. Taija Hämäläinen, Senior Lecturer in 6032

10.00-16.00 Do you have questions? Tutors on call in 1K002 & TEAMs

16.00 -> Tutor evening             

Thursday 14 January 2021

8.00-16. 00 Possible RPL discussion with Tutors & PSAs in 6034 & 6204         

Friday 15 January 2021                                                                       

9.00-15.00  Possible RPL discussions with Tutors & PSAs  in 4204 & 4206

17.00-21.00 Hangout pre-party, Clubroom

21.00 ->  HELGA’s ONLINE orientation Party ONLINE


NB: BITEROOM 1K002 available on Tuesday (9-17), Wednesday (9-17) & Thursday (9-17).

Senior Lecturer, Academic Advisor, Work Placement Coordinator, Double Degree Coordinator  Riitta Blomster (on sick leave till the around the 15th of February)