Briefly in English

About us

Statsvetenskapliga klubben vid Åbo Akademi r.f. (SF-klubben for short) is the faculty association for Social Science students at Åbo Akademi University. It was founded in 1925, and is as such the oldest Social Science student association in the Nordic region.

The activities of the association are aimed at all Social Science students at Åbo Akademi University in Turku. From the very beginning, the purpose of the association has been to awaken and increase the interest for societal issues among our members, as well as to safeguard the interests of the members in questions regarding their studies, job opportunities and free time. Therefore, the diverse and versatile activities consist of both traditional and contemporary events. The association organises domestic and foreign excursions, sittings and parties, evening sessions, monthly member meetings, debates, sporting events, company visits, coffee hours and such. The events are primarily held in Swedish, as it is the official language of the association, with the occasional event held in both Swedish and either Finnish or English.

Moreover, SF-klubben also has its own Club House and publishes two magazines: the more formal Politicus, and the more informal Allwar&Oförskämt. The association is one of the largest and most active student associations at Åbo Akademi University.

 

Office

SF-klubben has its own office on the third floor of the A2-part of the ASA-house, room A304. Office hours are Monday – Thursday at 11.30 – 13.00. During office hours you can become a member/ pay your membership fee (10€/ year), order and pick up student overalls, buy overall patches, the association’s songbook, and history book, talk and discuss all matters of studying and life or, by far the most popular, just hang out and drink coffee. Welcome!

 

The Board

The day-to-day operations and business of SF-klubben is led and organised by the Board. The Board consists of the Chairperson, the Head of Educational Advocacy, the Head of Domestic and Foreign Affairs, the Secretary, the Head of Finance, the Head of Culture and Exercise, the Head of Facility Operations and the Host/ Hostess. The board is responsible for all of the association’s events, for preparing the matters up for discussion at the monthly meetings, executing the decisions made at the meetings and for negotiating cooperation agreements with companies and business partners etc. Our contact information can be found below:

 

Chairperson

Name: Amanda Byskata

Phone number: 045 270 4344

Email: amanda.byskata@abo.fi

 

Secretary

Name: Rebecca Adolfsson

Phone number: 040 845 7471

Email: rebecca.adolfsson@abo.fi

 

Head of Finance

Name: Frida Hellman

Phone number: 050 367 0075

Email: frida.hellman@abo.fi

 

Head of Educational Advocacy

Name: Demitra Ahlskog

Phone number: 045 695 7890

Email: demitra.ahlskog@abo.fi

 

Head of Domestic and Foreign Affairs

Name: Wilhelm Nummela

Phone number: 044 325 4336

Email: wilhelm.nummela@abo.fi

 

Head of Culture and Exercise

Name: Rickard Lindholm

Phone number: 044 012 1599

Email: rickard.lindholm@abo.fi

 

Head of Facility Operations

Name: Malin Nyberg

Phone number: 050 449 1212

Email: malin.nyberg@abo.fi

 

Hostess

Name: Lotta Selänniemi

Phone number: 044 314 0758

Email: lotta.selanniemi@abo.fi

 

Declaration of Equality

SF-klubben has written and adopted a Declaration of Equality to ensure that all members can feel safe, welcome and respected. The full declaration can be found under “Länkar” and “Declaration of Equality”. The Declaration applies to all events organised by SF-klubben. In short, we do not tolerate bullying, racism, discrimination, harassment, or offensive behaviour. Nobody should be treated poorly due to their opinions, ethnic background, sexual orientation, language, gender, sex, religion, disability or any other personal reason.

We commit to counteracting all of the above-mentioned forms of harassment and we commit to continuing reviewing and developing our operations from an equality perspective and to work for a more equal and inclusive student culture throughout Åbo Akademi University. The functionaries of SF-klubben supervise that everyone follows the Declaration, and they are encouraged to report any behaviour contrary to it. Behaviour contrary to the Declaration leads to disciplinary actions.

 

Contact

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! You can contact anyone of the board members or send an email to sf@abo.fi and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

 

SF-klubben

Fänriksgatan 3 A

20500 Turku

 

sf@abo.fi

Monday – Thursday 11.30 – 13.00

Room A304

Third floor of the A2-house of the ASA-house