Please note that all events of spring 2021 are organised online (links will be added to event descriptions latest the day before the event).
Student life 2.0 is a series of events organised for international and exchange students every academic year. The purpose of the series is to promote a balanced student life by introducing students to the Finnish culture, the University of Helsinki and its academic practises, and by helping them feel more at home in Finland. The series consists of Q&A sessions, panel discussions, interactive workshops and presentations prepared by the University’s staff.
The events start 14 o'clock sharp (no academic quarter).
Spring 2021 topics:
Mingling event - 29.1. 14:00-15:00
Are you wondering how to get to know other students, whether you have just arrived in Finland or you have been here for a longer time? If yes, you're more than welcome to join our informal online get-together where you will have the possibility to talk to your fellow students and get to know new people! We will also briefly brainstorm some ideas on how to make friends (even online) and a representative from the Student Union (HYY) will tell more about the activities offered by HYY and e.g. how to find student organisations. In addition, you'll have a chance to ask the University staff any questions you might have related to getting settled and starting your studies.
Events you shouldn't miss! 8.2. 14:00-15:00
Do you want to know more about traditional Finnish students events and other national celebrations that take place in the spring term? Then you are in luck, as in the first thematic Student Life 2.0 session we will go through some fun events Finland has to offer before the summer. Come hear more about Laskiainen (Shrove Tuesday), Vappu (May day) and other interesting going-ons of Helsinki.
How to structure your day – the division between work and play - 1.3. 14:00-15:30
Do you feel like some days it is hard to set a schedule for the day and you keep putting things off and then have to cram a lot of studying in a few hours? Or maybe you are finding it hard to separate your work and free time, especially now that you might be working from home? Whatever your problem might be, you are welcome to join this interactive SL 2.0 session, where you get to share and hear tips from other students. The University staff will also offer some practical tools and suggestions for devising a schedule that you will be able to stick to.
Stress management and mindfulness - 29.3. 14:00-15:00
Stress is an unavoidable part of life. Stress can even be good for our performance, but continuously high levels of stress are detrimental to our health. That is why it is very important to find ways to relax and "re-boot" the brain every now and then. In this workshop we will be discussing the stressors students encounter and how to deal with them. We will also try a few different mindfulness practices. Come share your experiences and take a deserved break from studying!
Summer Special – Finnish events and traditions - 3.5. 14:00-15:00
Are you waiting for summer with its (hopefully) warmer days and white nights? Do you already have some plans or are you still wondering what summer in Helsinki/Finland is all about? Come join our thematic SL 2.0 summer special session, where we'll tell more about Finnish summer traditions (such as Juhannus aka Midsummer) and give you some ideas for events and activities to do in summery Finland.