Student organisations are glad that the FSHS expansion is progressing: “Please pass the bill, Parliament!”

Student organisations are glad that the FSHS expansion is progressing: “Please pass the bill, Parliament!”

The University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland (SAMOK) and the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) are glad that the Government wants to improve students’ health and wellbeing. Today the Government submits a bill to Parliament on student health care for higher education students. The bill would ensure the activities of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) and extend the services offered by the FSHS to encompass also students at universities of applied sciences (UAS).

‘We thank the Government – this is a very important bill. Caring about student health care is an important deed for the future and good generational policy,’ says SYL President Miika Tiainen.

‘From the perspective of UAS students, the FSHS expansion is simply the best decision this Government has made! A well-functioning student health care contributes to study progress and also improves future work ability. We hope that the FSHS expansion will be carried out!’ concurs SAMOK President Marko Grönlund.

The student movement’s long-term work on extending student health care services will be completed at the end of 2018 when the bill will be discussed in Parliament. If Parliament passes the bill, it will enter into force at the beginning of 2021.

‘If Parliament passes the bill, it will be the best of the best in advocacy work,’ the national student union presidents state together.

 

For more information, please contact:

Miika Tiainen

President, SYL

miika.tiainen@syl.fi

tel. +358 44 906 5007

 

Marko Grönlund

President, SAMOK

marko.gronlund@samok.fi

tel. +358 50 389 1000

 

Eero Löytömäki

Social Policy Adviser

eero.loytomaki@samok.fi

tel. +358 50 389 1015

 

Sonja Raitamäki

Social Policy Adviser

sonja.raitamaki@syl.fi

tel. +358 40 741 1251