Credits awarded to students for participation in student activities

How to get credits from student activities? Read and find out!

Student Union Helga organizes a study module of 5 – 15 ECTS in Haaga-Helia as studification of the competences from student union, student organisation activity or acting as a student representative.

The University of Applied Sciences Act (932/2014) states that the student union shall contribute to preparing students for an active, cognizant and critical citizenship. The study module fulfills this mission.

Via the study module Haaga-Helia has also committed to The Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development.

Upcoming lectures:

Current topics in student politics, Anniina Sippola (SAMOK)
Wednesday 30.1.2019 at 16:00
Pasila 2201


The study module consists of four different paths. Every path has lectures once a month. Please note that the lectures are mainly being held in Finnish for now. The path in English is under planning at the moment.

Paths can be combined and are as follows:

One is for beginners.

Two  is for more advanced.

Chairperson is for chairpersons.

Career in organisations is for interested.

Credits can be earned from lectures, Eetvartti events, Megaevakko and by practical experience.


One does not have to enroll in the study module apart from the Career in organisations -path. Paths One, Two and Chairperson are per se meant for boards of the student union and student organisations, members of the Representative Council and student representatives. The Career in Organisations -path is open for every student interested in Haaga-Helia.

You may enroll anytime.


Credits earned from the study module vary between 5, 10 and 15 ECTS depending on student’s workload and activity. There is no time limit for passing the study module, however you do need to be registered as an attending student in Haaga-Helia. The maximum amount of credits that can be earned from the study module is 15.

When you want credits from the study module, please contact In your email please describe what have been your responsibilities in the student union, student organisation or as a student representative. Instructions for passing the module will be sent to you in response.


The study module doesn’t include credits from tutoring, as they are earned separately. Please read more about tutoring here.

More information

Helga’s specialist of advocacy and influencing
Nelli Pihlasviita