Representative Council

What does the Council do?

  • Elects the members of the executive board of Helga
  • Guides and supervises the acts of the executive board
  • Confirms the previous years’ annual report and financial statements
  • Elects the student representatives to various positions
  • Determines the amount of the membership fee
  • Confirms the next years plan of operation and budget
  • Decides over on the strategy and other guidelines of the student union

The Council

The Representative Council uses the highest authority in the Student Union. The council consists of 20 members and 20 vice-members, who are all elected by the members of the Student Union. The working language is Finnish.


1. Mikko Kolho, Haaga-Helia United
2. Jere Liitiäinen, PROTalko
3. Alex Palm, Haaga-Helia United
4. Katri Penttilä, Atkinsin Lista
5. Josefiina Lähdekorpi, PROTalko (VPJ)
6. Tiina Turunen, Haaga-Helia United
7. Eeli Pakkala, HSO-lista
8. Katariina Koistinen, Haaga-Helia United
9. Ella Vilkkavaara, PROTalko
10. Severi Schroderus, Atkinsin lista
11. Iida Tervo, Helgan Kokoomuslaiset (PJ)
12. Destin Nunes, Haaga-Helia United
13. Viivi Koski, JOURA-lista
14. Pauli Kankaanpää, Haaga-Helia United
15. Saara Turja, PROTalko
16. Aleksi Lehto, Vivahde
17. Annika Kovamäki, Sturen lista
18. Alfred Eboreime, Haaga-Helia United
19. Charlotta Jaatinen, Haaga-Helia United
20. Mona Ylönen, Haaga-Helia United


Deputy members:

21. Timo Typpö, PROTalko
22. Elia Routio, PROTalko
23. Sami Boström, Atkinsin lista
24. Julia Tuuri, Helgan Kokoomuslaiset
25. Emilia Latvalehto, Haaga-Helia United
26. Olli Ahola, PROTalko
27. Tia Jaakonsaari, Haaga-Helia United
28. Mari Rautanen, Haaga-Helia United
29. Hanna Miettinen, Atkinsin lista
30. Riina Hämäläinen, Sturen lista
31. Tanja Hämäläinen, Vivahde
32. Ziggy Simola, Haaga-Helia United
33. Jonatan Tolvanen, Tolvanen


Who may attend the meetings?

All members of the Student Union have the right to attend and speak in the meetings of the Representative Council. The Representative Council may, however, decide to limit these rights during the meeting, if necessary.

Usually there is also a live-stream of the meetings on Helga’s Facebook page.

I want to apply! How do I join the Representative Council?

All members of the Representative Council are elected by the members of Helga. To be able to participate in the decision-making process and the work of the council, you need to understand and be able to communicate in Finnish.

My question wasn’t answered here!
Who can I send my question to?

You may send any question you have about the operations of the Student Union by contacting the council’s chairperson.

Iida Tervo

Iida Tervo

Chairperson of the Representative Council

Josefiina Lähdekorpi

Josefiina Lähdekorpi

Vice-chairperson of the Representative Council