Events and a lively student life are possible because of active volunteer work. Enabling this is thus one of the most important tasks of our Student Union. In practice, this means awarding financial operating grants and providing advice and services to our volunteers. Our goal is that every single one of our members would find something meaningful to do besides their studies.
We organise different kinds of events throughout the academic year for all students of the University of Helsinki. At our events, you can meet students from all campuses, get to know organisations across disciplinary boundaries and enjoy communality on the streets and University campuses as well as in parks and nightclubs.
HYY’s committees focus on brainstorming and organising activities for our different sectors. This translates to organising events, supporting organisations, influencing educational policy and developing our University community, for instance.
Organisational activities that are open to everyone accumulate practical experiences and bring together like-minded people. Whether you are interested in subject or faculty organisations, student nations, politics, music, sports or culture, there is something for you among our organisations. And if you cannot find a suitable organisation, you can always establish one yourself!
We provide our organisations with operating grants and separate grants for organisation papers and purchasing furniture. In addition to financial grants, there are facilities and equipment available for committees and organisations as well as the organisation wiki, which provides an introduction to associations.