HAO in English

Student association for subject teacher trainees in the University of Helsinki

Would you like to take part in planning and developing the teacher training program? Or do you have a flair for organizing social events for fellow teacher trainees? HAO is the student association for all teacher trainees and everyone interested in teaching and education. Join HAO to meet other student teachers and to keep in touch with interesting events in the field of education. New members are always welcome! HAO collaborates with SOOL (Teacher Student Union of Finland) and the teacher training institute of Helsinki.

All teacher trainees, regardless of their major or faculty, are welcome to join HAO. We co-operate with the teacher training insitute of Helsinki and have a chance to participate in developing teacher training. It’s part of our job to make sure that students’ voices are heard in the teacher training institute. We also organise various recreational activities from culture and sports excursions to evening gatherings. It’s easy to join us, and we warmly welcome new members! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions concerning teacher training or if you have suggestions for improving our activities!

Being a member of HAO entitles you to various benefits. Once a member, you have the right to join SOOL (Teacher Student Union of Finland), which provides you with numerous member’s benefits, such as the weekly magazine, Opettaja, free travel and accident insurance and a possibility to join the union’s unemployment fund. HAO also connects new and advanced students and enables you to create new contacts. As a member, you’ll also get to participate in all events and excursions organized by our association.

We’re also on Facebook.