Funny to think that 2020 is almost over. Feels like yesterday, when I got to start my own year on the board of Helga and were in the position to consider what processes would interest me myself.
One of my hopes was to be able to continue working on the FSHS reform and fortunately it happened. University students (like myself as I am studying multiple degrees simultaneously) have had this service in place in the past, providing quality health care according to the needs of the students.
The expansion of the Student Health Care Foundation for all degree students at Finnish universities is a victory for the equality of students. This year, I have been able to monitor how the reform exported to really practice.
Why is FSHS a matter of the heart for me?
- Provides one step to the equality of degree students
- Enables targeted healthcare for students also on our University of Applied Sciences side
- Students really have the opportunity to influence FSHS and student unions have the opportunity to appoint their representatives to the council
Although the reform will take place in weeks to come, we must remember that the work to promote the well-being of students is not over. Doing new things is challenging for all of us, and especially during such a wide-ranging change, it is important to stay proactive and address any emerging lobbying issues that arise. For example, how would it be possible to return exchange students to FSHS services?
Written by Kaisa Manner
member of the board of Helga 2020
P.S. Do you have questions about the FSHS reform? On the 1st of December 2020 the fourth Eetvartti will appear on Helga’s Instagram Story, where you can find answers to questions and find more information about the reform! You can ask us your questions in advance here: https://forms.gle/A6XgaNTUyqzpwrpq6