Past events

Campus Lunch
March 21st, Viikki Campus

Spring Meeting
The spring meeting of the association was organised on March 19th, starting at 18:00 in meeting room “Kabinetti”, Mechelininkatu 3 D.

Pub Night
After the spring meeting, a Pub Night, starting at 19:00, was held in bar Favela (Mechelininkatu 13).

Campus Lunch
Feb 20th, Meilahti Campus

Advocacy workshop
HYVÄT’s workshop on advocacy on Monday 11 February at 6-8 pm. The theme for the workshop was advocacy, and we discussed current matters in doctoral education that HYVÄT and the PhD representatives should be bringing up in discussions with the university.

Pub Night
Monday 11 February Dubliner starting from 8pm.

Pub Night
29th January at 6pm in Hilpeä Hauki in Kallio.


Pub Night,
December 13th, Kaisla, City Center

Campus Lunch
December 12th, City Center Campus

HYVÄT Christmas Party
December 4th, Kattosauna Sivistys

Autumn meeting
December 4th at 6 pm at Kattosauna Sivistys (Leppäsuonkatu 11)

A relaxed meet-and-greet type of event, but also the moment when the association’s next year’s board is elected.

Pub Night
November 15th, Kaski bistro & baari, Viikki

PhD Kick Off
Monday 5th November, University Main Building.
In november all new PhD students are invited to a PhD Kick Off event – an opportunity to meet and mingle with other newcomers and also find out what kind of services the university has to offer us PhD students.

Campus Lunch
October 26th, Viikki

Pub Night
October 10th, Olutravintola Oljenkorsi, Kumpula

Pub Night
September 26th, Viisi Penniä, Töölö

Campus Lunch
September 20th, Kumpula

Sitsit – Swedish Night
Friday 7th September at Kattosauna Sivistys (Leppäsuonkatu 11).

An academic dinner party to kick off the academic year. Now organised for the second time, with the theme of “A Swedish Night” the dinner party took the form of crayfish party. This is a tradition of the Swedish speaking minority in Finland that today has spread also to Finnish speaking circles. As usual, the dinner included a three course dinner, drinking, and lots of singing.

Pub Night
June 12th, Cafe Mascot (Neljäs Linja 2)

PhD Summerfest
June 7th at University Main Building

Grand sitsit
May 24th at Senate Square

Pub Night
May 16 (City Center)

Wellbeing workshop
May 9th at 14-17 in Language Center, room 115 (Fabianinkatu 26)

Pub Night
April 17th in Kaski (Viikki)

Super Tuesday
March 13th: Spring meeting, Survey results publishing & Pub Night

 Pub Night

Feb 15th in Oljenkorsi (Kumpula)

 Pub Night

On Jan 16th, the Introductory Seminar continues in a Pub Night in Dubliner.

An introductory seminar for the newly elected PhD representatives.
The seminar takes place the 16 January at 17:00–20:00 in meeting room Wilhelmsson (New Student House, Mannerheimintie 5A, 5th floor).

See the presentation and the summary of the seminar here.


Pub Night
Wednesday 13 December all members and their friends are welcome to the last pub night of the year. This time we meet in bar Musta kissa in Kallio, Toinen linja, 15.

Christmas party
Wednesday 29th November all members and their friends are welcome to join HYVÄT for our annual Christmas party!

Place: room Rydman at Kaivokatu 10 A, 9th floor.
Time: Wednesday
November 29th at 6 pm

In order to wish everyone happy holidays, we also invite you to participate in our Secret Santa event at the party and to bring a small gift (5e max) with you. (This is of course volontary) If you are not familiar with the concept, the idea is that everyone who brings a small gift will also get one in return.

Later, from 10 pm onwards, we are having an after party in pub Kitty’s located at Keskuskatu 6. Join us there if you can’t make it to the party itself. Tis the Season!

Autumn meeting

All members are welcome the Autumn meeting on Wednesday 8 November at 18.00 in the meeting room Seppele at Leppäsuonkatu 11, 1st floor.

Come to meet and socialize on the autumn meeting where next year’s board is elected and next year’s action plan, budget and membership fees are decided. It is an excellent opportunity to influence the associations future and meet people. If you are not a member yet but want to come, sign up quickly!

Happy faces on our spring meeting 2017

Pub Night
Thursday 2nd November at 6pm all members and their friends are welcome to meet up for a relaxed evening at pub Thirsty Scholar, Fabianinkatu 37.

HYVÄT’s chair Julia presenting the association for new PhD students

PhD Kick-Off
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 4-7pm at the City Hall in Helsinki, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13.

This is a brand new event organised for the first time: orientation and networking for newly arrived doctoral candidates in the UH. It is an excellent opportunity to find out about living, studying, and working in Helsinki and in the University of Helsinki. You can visit the information booths on immigration, finances, housing, healthcare, free time and all sorts. In addition, you will meet your fellow doctoral candidates, mingle and make friends, and get familiar with different societies that bring doctoral candidates together, work for their well-being, or support their carreer networks.

The event is organized in collaboration with the City of Helsinki, the University of Helsinki, and the Association of University of Helsinki PhD Students (HYVÄT).

Read more and register on the event’s home page!

Pub Night
Thursday 5 October 2017 in pub Oljenkorsi near Kumpula campus, Intiankatu 18.

All members (and their friends!) are welcome to enjoy a drink and relax with fellow doctoral students. This time we meet near the Kumpula campus.

The table is set for sitsit!

HYVÄT goes sitsit – A Finnish Night
Friday 8 September 2017 at Kattosauna Sivistys (Sauna2 Kamppi, Leppäsuonkatu 11).

Sitsit, or an “academic dinner party” is a Finnish student tradition which includes a three-course dinner, eating, drinking and lots of singing. The dress code is smart casual. After the dinner, there is an option for sauna (remember to bring your own towels and swimming suits). There are places for the 40 first registrants. The participation fee for sitsit is 5 euros and the event is open all members who have paid this year’s HYVÄT membership fee. The sauna afterparty is open for everyone and free of charge.

Spring get-together – 20 May 2017 at 18.00-21.00. All members are welcome to spend a relaxed evening with their fellow PhD students, enjoy snacks and refreshments and get a chance to hear about whats going on in the association. After 9pm we continue the evening with an afterparty in pub Thristy Scholar at Fabianinkatu 37. First drink is on the house!

Writing Boot Camp – Thursday 11 May 2017. Come and join us for a day of intensive writing and spend the day rigiously working to meet your writing goals. We will provide the place and space (and coffee!) for writing, just bring your writing materials. This event is open to all interested students but space is limited, so please let us know if plan on attending. We look forward to seeing you there!

Spring social 2017. “Meetings” can be great fun if they include Iranian food and wine!

Spring Social
Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 17.30-22.00 in the Seppele meeting room, 1st floor of Domus Gaudium, Leppäsuonkatu 11.

Spring meeting and socialising combined: meet the board and other PhD students at our Spring Social! We’ll provide some delicious Iranian food, drinks, music, and as always, good company. The board members will brief you on what the association was up to last year and give you an overview of our aims for year 2017. Last year’s board will offically be relieved of any responsibility.

Pub Night – Tuesday 7 March 2017 at 18.00 in pub/ravintola Mullikka, near the Meilahti campus, Mannerheimintie 130.

Pub Night – Wednesday 8 February 2017 at 18.00 in pub Oljenkorsi near the Kumpula campus, Intiankatu 18.

Pub Night – Thursday 19 January 2017 at 18.00 in pub Thirsty Scholar, Fabianinkatu 37.