Boardmembers greetings

Here you can find greetings from the student boardmembers. Our theme this year is Hundred Acre Woods and we will tell which characters we would be. Don't be afraid to contact us if you have any questions!

The Chairman Katariina:

Hi! I’m Katariina and I’m the chairman for Varkaat this year. I’m 24 years old and I’m studying early childhood education for a third year. On my free time I like to paint or hang out with my friends. If I was a character in Hundred Acre Wood i’d be the rabbit. You can message me any time with questions. Hopefully I’ll get to meet you in events and at the university☺️

The Vice-chair and the Development Co-operation Mikke:

Hi, I'm Mikke and I'm the vice-chair and development co-operation. I was social affair coordinator last year so I know a lot about interest supervision and I like working on it. If I was a character in Hundred Acre Wood, I would be the rabbit. Responsible and sometimes I snarl.

Event planner Roosa:

Hi! I'm Roosa, and this year I'm the event planner for Varkaat ry. I'm 19 years old and I'm a first year student studying the Early childhood education. On my free time I like to spend time outdoors, knitting and hanging out with friends. I'd be a Piglet in the Hundred Acre Wood; I'm a bit shy but even friendlier 🤗Hope to see you at future events! 🫶🏻

Event planner and Sports manager Saara:

Hi there! I'm Saara, and I'm the sport and event coordinator this year in Varkaat ry. I'm 19 years old and in my first year of university studying Early childhoo education. If I were a character in the Hundred acre woods, I'd be a Tiger because I'm very sociable and get excited about everything 😄. My free time usually revolves around spending time with friends. Hopefully, we'll see each other at the events! ☺️

Event planner and Cultural attending Elviira:

Helloou! I'm Elviira, and this term I'm one of the event coordinators as well as the cultural coordinator at Varkaat ry. I'm 24 years old and currently in my third year of Early childhood education studies. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and my partner, and also traveling. In the Hundred Acre Woods, I'd probably be Christopher Robin because I'm always ready for new adventures, yet quite a dreamer at the same time! Hopefully we’ll meet around campus and at upcoming events🤩

Educational policy coordinator Elias:

Hi, my name is Elias, and I'm serving as the KOPO  representative and student advocate for this season. I'm 29 years old and used to work as a daycare nurse in my past life. Currently, I'm in my second year of studies in VAKA. In my free time, you'll find me either at the gym, on the computer, or running Dungeons & Dragons campaigns 🤓. If you ever want to chat, whether it's about something on your mind or just for a pleasant conversation, feel free to reach out 😊.

Social affair coordinator Maisa:

Hello! I'm Maisa and I’m the social affair coordinator for Varkaat🙌🏼 I'm a 21-year-old first-year student and you can find me at student events or at lähde where I might be studying (or playing Hay Day)🤠 In Hundred Acre Wood, I'd be Kanga, because according to my friends I'm a mother figure who takes care of others:)🦘You can always pull me by the sleeve, no matter what!

Media coordinator Helmi:

Hi! I'm Helmi, and I'll continue as media coordinator for this season.👩‍💻 I'm 21 years old and currently in my third year. In my free time, you can find me at student events, with friends, and maybe even at the library. If I were a character of the Hundred Acre Wood, I would definitely be Lumpy💜 (specifically the Heffalump from the Winnie the Pooh & Heffalump movie). Lumpy is quite playful, silly, energetic, and tends to live a lot based on emotions. I suspect I've shaped my personality a bit based on that movie.😅 If you see me somewhere, feel free to say hi; I usually walk with my head in the clouds and might not notice you myself.🩷

Media coordinator Ilona:

Hey! I'm Ilona and it’s my first year studying in early childhood education. I have 22 years of awkwardness and pranks behind me 🤪 I'm from Tampere (Pirkkala🙈). I spend my free time with friends or at student events, I'm rarely seen alone anywhere🪩 From the half-hectare forest I’m the Tiger and you'll definitely notice that if you bump into me🐯 You can always send me a message or come chat!!

Financial manager Eliisa:

Hii!😇 I'm Eliisa and I'm the financial manager of Varkaat this season. I'm 25-years-old, on the second year of my studies in the KiMo-line. On my freetime I do yoga, and hang out with my friends. I also try to finish my unfinished knitting projects🧶 Out of the characters from the Hundred Acre Wood I would be Tigger, since I'm always jolly with a lot of energy for joking and going around! Pull me by the sleeve if you have anything to ask, or if you don't really have! See you around at the campus and events💕

Business manager Vilma:

Hey! I’m Vilma and this year I’m the business manager for Varkaat ry. I’m 24 years old and currently in my second year of early childhood education studies. In my free time I like to hang out with my friends and go to group fitness classes. If I were a character in the Hundred Acre Woods I’d probably be Roo or Winnie the Pooh because I consider myself to be a pretty enthusiastic and energetic person but at the same time I’m also friendly. If you have any ideas for new collaborators or you have anything else you want to talk about feel free to message me ☺️ Hopefully we’ll meet at the campus and upcoming events 💕

Enviromental coordinator and Merchandiser Kaneli:

Howdy! I'm Kaneli, a first-year student and 21 years old. I am our enviromental coordinator and merchandiser🌏 I like doing sudoku and cooking🧑🏽‍🍳 Among the characters in hundred acre woods, I'd be the Rabbit, because I like to be alone and I want things to be in order🐰 I enjoy the library and student events, so see you there!🪩  Remember to make enviromentally friendly decicions🫵🏽

Freshman and tutor coordinator Rebecca:

Hello! I'm Rebecca, a 22-year-old second-year student, and I'm the freshman and tutor coordinator for this term! Most of my free time revolves around playing finnish baseball ☺️ If I were to represent one of the characters from the Hundred Acre Wood, it would be Piglet!

The international attending and master- and alumni coordinator Jarno:

Hello, I'm Jarno, the international and master and alumni coordinator for this season. I'm a second-year student, and I'm either 32 or perhaps already 33... I spend my free time jogging, drawing, hitting the gym or gaming. In the world of Hundred Acre Wood, I identify as Rabbit - stressing about things just like everyone else. If you have any questions about international matters or going on an exchange, feel free to reach out. You'll find me at Teerenpeli's hangout nights every month.

SOOL-coordinator and Secretary Henna:

Hi, I am Henna and this term i will be working as secretary and SOOL-manager. In my free time i do gymnastics in Liikkunnan Riemu Pantterit. 🐆 If I was a character in Hundred acre wood, I would definetly be Tigger!