Hey! My name is Alexandra, I am a second-year master degree student at International Business Law programme. I run my own Lostinlaw blog (https://blogs.helsinki.fi/lostinlaw/). Today I am going to tell you how not to get “lost in law” actually in Finland. I base my observations on my common sense, a couple of years of experience of working in legal/related field and my experience of being an international student myself.
First, a couple of general advice. You shall remember that it is impossible to know EVERYTHING about the risks you may possibly meet when renting your first apartment in Finland, signing your first work contract in Finland or opening a bank account. But you should always ask yourself following questions:
Student ambassadors are student volunteers who love to share their experiences and introduce new students to the community. The ambassadors work in co-operation with the Admissions Services to help convince prospective students why the University of Helsinki is the perfect match for them.
Write blog posts
Answer questions from potential new students (mainly Facebook and e-mail)
Post on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat
Represent UH at student fairs and other events (Welcome Fair, Coffee with the ambassadors, Q&A etc.)
Make videos about student life
Take part in student recruitment photo shoots and interviews when needed
Give feedback on marketing material (brochures etc.) when needed
Generate new ideas for peer-to-peer marketing
This is an exciting opportunity to be an active participant of the university world and a great way to enhance your university experience! You will also get a diploma for being an ambassador.
We kindly ask you to send your free-form application with
– a short info on who you are and what experience you have especially operating in social media
– what you are studying
– why you want to become a student ambassador
to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30, 2016. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us.
What made Finland stand out as your study destination? Why is the University of Helsinki so special?
The education system of Finland is so famous all over the world! A lot of countries try to learn from this system. This is one of the main reasons that drew me to Finland. Apart from that, the emphasis on nature and the contrasting seasons was sort of exotic for me. All this, and no tuition fees made it a very attractive destination.
“After living in the Netherlands for twenty years, I felt it was time for a change and applied to universities abroad, and got accepted to the University of Helsinki.”
Hello Marjolein! What made Finland stand out as your study destination?
I have always been very interested in the Nordic countries. There is a nice and friendly atmosphere, beautiful nature, and high quality of living. When searching for a suitable master program, I started looking for universities there. I heard many positive stories about living and studying in Finland. This is the reason why I applied for the University of Helsinki.
So University of Helsinki is quite special place? There is a lot of freedom for students at the University of Helsinki. You can give a lot of input, and there are many different courses to choose from. Besides this there are many resources for students, plenty of study spaces, beautiful libraries, sport facilities, etc. This all helps to make the study process very smooth. Continue reading “Meet our students! “The next step for me would be to pursuit a PhD””
I can never forget the excitement that kept me up all night when I received the admission letter from University of Helsinki on 1st May, 2012. How I pictured what my student life would be, what my classmates and teachers would look like, how I could survive the Finnish winter, where I would be living… Now two and a half years have passed within a blink; I graduated from my master’s programme last December, and then moved away from Finland this January to start my new career in the UK. Being away from Finland makes me reflect on my time there. Constantly I am considering what were the most meaningful experiences I had at the University of Helsinki, and how differently I would perform if given a second chance to live my student life. I have summarized my thoughts below, hopefully it will give you some insights into planning your own student life, especially at this beginning moment when you are equally excited and lost. Continue reading “Be active, active and more active!”
Name: Saara Saturo
Study field: Religious Roots of Europe Master’s Programme
Graduation year: 2013
Employer and position: Danceteam International (Formerly COO nowadays Head of Finance) and Head of Danceteam Africa as well as dancer and dance instructor
How did you end up studying in the Religious Roots of Europe Master’s programme?
I was born in Finland and studied there my whole life. I was studying my bachelor in the faculty of theology in Helsinki University when I heard of the programme. I had been looking for something international that would expand my field of study away from purely theological fields. RRE seemed like a good option and i decided to apply.
RRE interested me mainly due to the comparative aspect of three Semitic religions and how they have influenced each other and the modern western culture. Also the international aspect of the programme with 24 students in different countries was appealing. The study method of distant studies in own home universities with intensive seminars was also perfect for me at that time.
How did you end up in Finland and studying in the programme?
I came to Finland from South Korea, where I had been living for a couple years after finishing my undergraduate degree in history in the US. I wanted to continue my education, but I wasn’t yet ready to return to the US or to enroll in a very narrowly defined program. I decided on the RRE program in Helsinki because of the wide breadth of coverage offered by the program, the chance to travel in Europe, and the obvious benefit of Finland’s universal free education policy. Continue reading “Meet our Alumnus! “I would generally describe my studies in the RRE program as rewarding””