#48 Ilkka Särkiö

“When I began my studies in Otaniemi, I did not know anyone here. Now, I'm friends with pretty much everyone in my degree programme, and when I walk through the campus I always meet numerous acquaintances I can stop to chat with. The student community here is wonderful, and I have already participated in volunteer work through the student union and guild for the good of this community. I was recently appointed to the AYY board, so in 2016 I will take a year off from my studies so that I can participate full-time in developing the activities of the student union. We want every student to feel welcome on campus from the first day of their studies.”

Ilkka Särkiö, Aalto University Student Union (AYY)