This is HHGS
WHO ARE WE?
HHGS is the student union at the School of Business, Economics and Law. We live by the creed that together we shape our future. Being a student union means that what we do is regulated by Swedish law, namely monitoring the education at the school for all its students – members as well as non-members. However, monitoring the education is just one of very many things that the union does. HHGS is the mother-organisation of more than 30 associations, all of which organise several events during the year, ranging from inspirational lunch lectures to a full-blown musical. Furthermore, HHGS has three career-fairs during the year and owns 100% of seven companies that give meaningful work-experience to hundreds of members every year.
Handelshögskolan was established
In 1923 the “Handelshögskolan” was established. The first year the group only consisted of 9 students. The classes that they offered were economics, business, economic geography, jurisprudence, as well as language classes in English, German, French and Russian. In 1925 the students suggested that a Student Union should be formed, and in the same year the school also moved from “Göteborgs Högskola” to “old Handels” at Läroverksgatan 1.
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1926 is a big year in the history of HHGS. On September 21th the first meeting was held, and there was many more to come. The goal was in the beginning to promote good friendship and to seek for solutions for the questions that interested the members. For a long time, HHGS promoted their education and worked with the question about the title of the degree. Slowly the organisation started to grow, committees were created, and the main areas was educational coverage, union evenings and trips to different places.
The board of HHGS exists to make life easier for its members and associations. We handle the daily administration of the associations’ economy and all the situations that arise with their operations. Furthermore we act as a link between the members and the different projects, associations, and companies as well as external partners.
Our reason for being
In 2018 HHGS formed a Value Proposition together with Oddwork. The proposition is based in workshops together with 25 active members within HHGS, and the result can be read below. The next step on this journey is to create concrete activities that matches our values.
With the aim of the Swedish Government’s goal of an equal society, the Universities in Sweden have a very important role to play in integrating gender equality into ordinary decision-making processes in the academic world. This is the cornerstone in HHGS regulatory documents regarding equality and work in the area.
HHGS is committed to creating a more sustainable union, and in turn contributing to a more sustainable society.