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Supplementary application for Helga’s board has been extended until the 27th of April

On the 28th of March, the representative council of Haaga-Helia’s student union Helga decided to continue the supplementary application until the 27th of April. The new member will be selected in the representative council’s meeting on 27th of April .2022 at 5 pm.

You can apply by sending your application beforehand at edustajisto2022 or by running as a candidate in the representative council’s meeting on the 28th  of April.

Please attend the council’s meeting even if you sent your application beforehand. During the  meeting, there will be time for the representative council  to ask some questions to the candidates in order to familiarize themselves with them. Operating on the board does not require previous experience.

Location of the meeting and zoom link will be provided closer to the meeting. 

For more information about the application and tasks contact:

Minna Huurrekorpi
Chairperson  of the representative council 

Diana Murashkina
Chairperson of the student union board

Below is more information about tasks of a board member. 

Anybody can apply

Helga is a learning organization so there are no requirements for previous experience. With us you get to develop your skills in a supportive team. It’s enough that you are interested in the student union’s function and are ready to commit.

The board members work during days and also evenings when needed. The goal is however that meetings and assemblies are held during office hours.


Versatile tasks

Helga’s processes are divided into four categories: Advocacy, Community, Support and Communications. The board members select tasks by preference from different areas.

Tell us in your application which tasks you are interested in. Members of the board do many different tasks so please keep your mind open. Every team is supported by a specialist.

Advocacy team

The Advocacy team represents students in Haaga-Helia’s working committees. The goal is to improve our education’s quality and students’ conditions in the University of Applied Sciences (UAS).

The work is done through meeting the UAS’s management regularly along with different interest groups such as youth and student organizations. Advocacy work is both local and national.

Community team

The Community team plans, executes and develops activities that concern the community. You can apply by one of two ways: by sending your application beforehand or by running as a candidate in the representative council’s meeting on the 28th  of March.These include for example recruiting and training tutors, Helga’s events, club activities, and also international action groups IDS and ESN.

Sports advocacy on both local and national levels are also part of the Community team’s tasks. This advocacy is done with our sports service Zone and the Finnish Student Sports Federation.

Support team

The Support team plans and executes member services and refines management. The team tends to those processes and activities that do not directly concern Advocacy, Community or Communications.

These processes include Helga Point member service points and products sold there, collaboration agreements, product orders, and campus godparenting.

Communications team

The Communication team’s tasks are varied. They include for example the Helga Splash -newsletter, updating websites, communications and brand development, and also communicating about Helga’s activities together with process managers.

The Communications team consists of a specialist, a vice president and a chosen number of board members.


Working on the board

Considering time, working on the board is comparable to a part time job. Sometimes full days may be required.

A compensation is paid so that members of the board wouldn’t need to work alongside their studies and being part of the board. The workload is evaluated at least on a monthly basis and the compensation is scaled in regards to it.

The board’s term is the calendar year of 2022. The new board member’s orientation schedule will be informed later. 


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