It is great that you chose Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and a warm welcome! Haaga-Helia has compiled a new student section on its own website, where you will find all the necessary information as a new student. You can get to the page here!
However, don’t forget us! Here you will find all the information you need to make your studying time memorable!
What is a Student Union?
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences has its own student union – Student Union Helga. Helga supports students and student life on all five of Haaga-Helia’s campuses – in Haaga, Malmi, Pasila, Porvoo and Vierumäki. All students belonging to the student union are welcome to participate in the activities of the student union. If you want to make an impact on a student’s daily life, apply to student union’s positions in the late fall. The student union will help and support you throughout your studies. The student union has four employees, but it is entirely managed by the students.
Participating in student union activities is easy and fun. There are a wide variety of participation options, so there is sure to be something for everyone. Here are some options:
1. The statutory purpose of the student union is to act as a liaison between its members and to promote their social and spiritual aspirations, as well as their aspirations for study and the student’s position in society. Helga accomplishes this by selecting student representatives for university working groups.
2. Helga organizes all of Haaga-Helia’s tutoring activities. Tutoring is one of the most popular opportunities for student participation.
3. Helga organizes a few major student parties during the year. Great examples of these: Freshers’ day, Orientation Week’s climax and Kaiwarin Wappu.
4. Helga organizes club activities. In the clubs you can play theater, learn coding, watch movies with a group or play board games. You can also set up your very own club if you have a good idea.
5. There are also two action groups under Helga. IDS and ESN Helga. IDS Helga (International Degree Students) is our action group focused on our international students. ESN Helga (Erasmus Student Network), on the other hand, focuses on our exchange students. Both action groups organize events, monitor student interests, and promote student culture.
How can I become a member?
When you join the student union, you will receive a digital student card that entitles you to numerous student discounts. The card is available in Slice.fi. or pivo.fi.
You can buy student union membership from our online store or from the application called Kide.app.
1. Enter Helga in the search field and scroll down until you find “Helga’s membership”
2. You can choose the option of memberships that suits you. We recommend that you take a membership that matches estimated graduation year.
3. Fill in your information and follow the instructions (Kide.app also asks for a haka authentication, which you can do with your UAS ID)
4. Your membership will henceforth be found in the “Memberships” section of Kideapp
Once you have purchased your student union membership, you can download a digital student card, which is your official identifier for student status. You can choose from 2 options. Slice.fi or Pivo. You can find istructions on how to get Slice and Pivo working from here!
Becoming a student union member gives you other benefits as well:
- Zonesports services (gym, group exercise classes and ball lessons)
- The right to vote in parliamentary elections
- -50% on event tickets and products (including overalls)
- You can serve as Helga’s tutor, on the Board of Representatives, on the Board, and in the numerous other pests provided by the student body.
Remember that we are here for you, so if you have any questions feel free to contact us on our website, social media or come visit the office in the basement of the Pasila campus!