Our committees focus on brainstorming and developing activities for our Student Union’s different sectors. This translates to organising events, supporting organisations, conducting advocacy work related to educational policy and developing our University community, for instance. The committees are open to all our members, and you can join their activities at any point during the year.
The Student Organisations Committee participates in supporting the organisations that operate under us and developing their activities. During the year, it organises many training events for organisational actors as well as allocates Alina Hall reservations in the autumn and spring. Every autumn, the Student Organisations Committee also rewards distinguished organisation heroes and names the overall badge of the year among other contests included in its organisation contests that are open to everyone.
Do you want to promote the Swedish language at the University, in the Student Union or in the FSHS, for instance? In the Bilingualism Committee, you will get to both conduct advocacy work and create events. The most important event of the committee’s year is the Finnish Swedish Heritage Day in November.
Tomatoes on the City Centre campus or pumpkins in Kumpula? The Campus Farming Committee coordinates urban farming on different campuses and organises events for everyone interested in its activities. Farming connects students and the University’s staff members on the summery campuses.
Do you want to make the world a better place? Are global responsibility and equality important to you? Join the Development Cooperation Committee! The committee is in charge of HYY’s development cooperation projects and organises global education events. The Mozambique project this year focuses on the equality of young people.
Are you interested in study affairs? The Studies Committee is a place for all students interested in study affairs and educational policy to get information, form networks and discuss study affairs. The committee is a network for student representatives and the study advisors of organisations in particular: it can provide you with help, advice and peer support for your tasks.
Add some sparkles to student life! The Events Committee is the perfect place for members of the Student Union who are interested in event organisation. You will get to take part in brainstorming and realising the Student Union’s events and creating the committee’s own activities according to your own preferences. We work together with the Student Union’s producer and the member of the Board in charge of cultural affairs in the Board – on a low threshold, of course.
Do you want to be part of making our Student Union more equal, inclusive and open? Have you noticed defects that you wish you could work on? Let’s make HYY an even better community and student union than before – for all of us! Join the Community Development Committee, or Code for short, to promote participation, communality, equality and equal opportunities to participate and influence matters.
Are environmental issues close to your heart? Join the club! In the Environmental Committee, we learn about, discuss and, above all, get inspiration from themes related to the environment. Besides various nature trips and documentary nights, our activities also include larger campaigns ranging from events for exchanging clothes to dinners made using surplus food – and all this in good company. Are you interested? More information about our activities is available on the Environmental Committee’s Facebook page and blog.