We influence matters and work for a better student life
Welcome to the student community, fresher 2023!
One of the best things about the University of Helsinki is its diverse student community – and as a new student, you are a part of it. We are the largest and oldest student union in Finland, and we want to welcome you as our member!Read more
HYY influences matters and works for a better student life
The Student Union of the University of Helsinki advocates students’ interests. We organise services, benefits and events so that you can focus on the most important part: studying and student life. You can take your own path, assured of the fact that we will be smoothing the road ahead and advising you when needed.
Our voice can be heard at the University, the city and in events. We believe that happy students build a fairer world. For this reason, it is especially important to look after students. That is our job. That is our responsibility.
If academic freedom leaves you puzzled, you can find help from our survival guide for students. The guide provides answers to questions you may have on subsistence, housing, public transport, health and wellbeing.
Our Student Union’s decisions are made by the Representative Council, which consists of 60 students and is elected every two years. The Council appoints HYY’s Board, which has 12 members this year. The Board is supported in its daily activities by HYY’s personnel and several committees.
Facilities and reservations
We provide the organisations operating under us with different facilities they can use. The New Student House and Domma both have facilities for organising meetings, parties, academic dinner parties and sauna evenings. Some of the facilities can be reserved when needed, whereas for others, reservations are allocated during specific reservation rounds.
Equipment and reservations
We rent various devices and equipment to the organisations operating under us. This guide includes a list of all the equipment we are renting as well as more detailed instructions on renting and using them.