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Contest: Develop the campus starts


Are you having trouble finding suitable places for studying? Is the campus too dark and dreary? Do you feel like an outsider? Do you dislike going to lectures? Is nothing working out? No worries – now you can change all of this! Come up with a solution to make your campus more comfortable, and it may just become true, allowing you to happily continue with your studies.

Develop a feasible idea for making your campus more functional alone or together with someone else. Best ideas will be implemented when it’s possible.

Send a plan of implementation and a budget for your idea to crista.hamalainen(at) by 15 April. Use the title the campus contest and share your idea in social media with the hashtag #studentscampus. The plan must include your project’s goal, means of realising them and schedule.

You may also come and present your plan to the evaluation panel on 20 April. The decision on which ideas will be implemented will be published on 22 April. The evaluation panel will include representatives from HYY’s Board, the Board of the Centre for Facilities and Properties of the University of Helsinki, and HYY’s Representative Council.

The idea should not include renovating buildings or blocking exits with furniture. Furthermore, you should not propose anything that is against the rules of the university’s activities or use of premises, such as handing out keys, opening hours, taking coffee to lecture halls, etc. The budget for the idea is 500 euros, and the money has to benefit the entire campus as a community. The Centre for Facilities and Properties of the University of Helsinki supports exceptionally good ideas.

We strive to implement the best ideas, but reserve the right to further develop the ideas as well as to hand out honorary mentions to ideas that cannot be implemented as of yet.

Three ideas will be rewarded with a sauna evening at attic sauna Kekkonen.

WHAT? Contest: Develop the campus
WHERE? University of Helsinki, in social media #studentscampus, in Facebook
WHEN? Send your idea by 15 April to crista.hamalainen(at)