Behind the scenes: our new advocacy specialist

When I started at Laureamko on Monday, March 23rd, a week had passed since the Government had declared a state of emergency. Restaurants were still open, and people were crossing the Uusimaa border as usual. Arriving at my new place of work, I was aware that after...

New information on student health care reform

The Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS or in Finnish YTHS)  will expand to include students at universities of applied sciences from the beginning of 2021, and the new service network has been published! The service network shows where FSHS services will be offered...

What have I learned working in student advocacy?

In many respects working full time for the student union has been unique opportunity. Protecting student rights has been important to me for years and it has been great to be able to do it as a job. I have learned a lot about student issues from education policy to...

Advocacy achievements of 2019

The year 2019 is nearing the end and now is a good moment to look back to the things we have achieved this year. The advocacy in the student field, or in general, can be describes as slow work. The changes and improvements that you work hard for might only become...