Helsingin Työväenopiston Opistolaisyhdistys ry, or in less formal terms, the Student Union, organises cultural and recreational activities for its members and develops cooperation between students and staff. During the academic year, the Student Union organises member meetings to inform members about its activities and current issues.
Oppiskahvio (Student café)
The Student Union runs the Oppiskahvio student café on the second floor of the Opistotalo main building on Helsinginkatu 26. The café serves sweet and savoury products prepared in its in-house kitchen, as well as soup and side salads at lunchtime.
The Oppiskahvio café is open Mon–Thu at 9.30–20.00 and on Friday 9.30–16.00.
Lunch is served Mon–Thu at 11–15 and on Friday at 10–14.
Zachris Castren Foundation
The foundation supports and promotes civic education by awarding grants to students of Helsinki’s Finnish-language Adult Education Centre for continuing studies, hobbies and cultural activities outside the Centre.
Grants are awarded within the scope of the foundation’s budget for studies conducted during the year of the grant application.
The call for applications is in April. You can find the application forms and instructions on the website www.zcsaatio.fi and at the Adult Education Centre’s offices.