Turku is a large city in Finland and the student life is lively and full of traditions. The maritime programmes are situated in Auriga Business Center, which is located at Turku harbour. The other degree programmes are situated in the city center, near the Cathedral.In the city of Turku students have a lot of choices regarding leisure activities. In addition to programs organized by student associations, students can for example take part in courses at Arbis (Swedish Adult Education Center of Åbo). Novium is an independent service and support organisation for all the students at Novia UAS. Its status is regulated by law. Members of the student union annualy elect representatives to the Union Council. The decisions of the council are implemented by the Executive Board, which is supported by a secreteriat. The student union is represented in the Board of Novia University of Applied Sciences and in other decision making bodies within Novia UAS and therefore has good possibilities to voice students' interests in all decision making. Novium is also a member of the national union of students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences, SAMOK, which promotes the students' interests on a national level.