The University of the Arts Student Union (ArtSU) is the community and interest and service organisation for students at Uniarts Helsinki. The student union is a self-governing community subject to public law, and all bachelor’s and master’s degree students at Uniarts Helsinki are automatically its members. Doctoral students, exchange students and students completing non-degree pedagogical studies for teachers are also welcome to join the student union, and the total number of members in ArtSU is about 1,800.
The purpose of the student union is to promote the fellowship between its members and their sense of community, foster their social, intellectual and artistic activities and promote the interests and rights of students at Uniarts Helsinki as well as in society. The Student Union also offers its members different kinds of services and benefits that facilitate their everyday life and organizes all kinds of events and activities together with other student organizations that work within the student union.
The University of the Arts Student Union was established on 1 January 2013 when the student unions of the Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy and Theatre Academy merged together. ArtSU is a member of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL), which is the cooperation organization of all student unions in Finland. Through SYL, ArtSU exerts its influence on educational and social politics concerning students in Finland. We welcome all Uniarts Helsinki students to join the student union activities!