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Heikki Isotalo appointed as HYY’s new specialist in educational policy


The Student Union of the University of Helsinki has appointed Master of Social Sciences Heikki Isotalo as its new specialist in educational policy. Isotalo starts in the position on in the beginning of 2017.

The specialist in educational policy is in charge of issues such as the development of teaching at the University of Helsinki, observing new trends related to teaching, and the working life connections of studies. In addition to this, the specialist is in charge of communication about issues in their sector both within the office and externally in, for instance, social media.

Isotalo has experience of both the student movement and tasks related to communications. He has acted as the Vice Chair and the Chair of the Student Union of the University of Turku in 2012 and 2013. He has improved his communication skills working as a journalist in the Turun ylioppilaslehti student magazine and the Lauttakylä local paper as well as an intern at Kaskas Media and the Finnish League for Human Rights. Isotalo has also held numerous positions of trust.