Hobby Buddy

The Hobby Buddy service is on a break from 21.12.2023 forward. During the break we are not receiving, reading or matching the applications together. We communicate, when the break ends.

The Hobby Buddy service is for all students of the University of Eastern Finland who want to make new friends through common hobbies and interests. It can be an old hobby or starting a new one. By filling out the hobby buddy application, we will find a matching friend for you. Please fill out only one application/hobby. If you are looking for friends for several hobbies, fill out a new application. You can also indicate in the application how many firends you are looking for and the age of the friend you would like. Please note that in this service you cannot search for friends for exercise and sports. If you are looking for a friend to exercise, please check out the Sport Buddy service of SYKETTÄ.

Below, we update a campus-specific list of different hobbies for which students are currently looking for a company. You can also get to know ISYY's already existing clubs or gather a group of people interested in the same hobby and start your own club around the hobby.

We read the applications and share the contact information of matching applications once a week. We hope that the students who have registered for the activity will contact the suggested hobby buddy after sharing their contact information. Please be kind and respond to the proposed buddy's contact.

Application form

Docs.google.com/forms, opens in a new tab: The Hobby Buddy service

Kuopio's wanted buddies (updated 21.12.2023)

  • Fine Arts
  • Handicrafts
  • Hanging out (talking, taking walks, cooking etc.)
  • Playing music and band activities
  • Playing guitar (applicant wants to learn)
  • Talking about feminism, activism, discussing social justice issues
  • Singing (light/classic)
  • Social media content creating

Joensuu's wanted buddies (updated 21.12.2023)

  • Band activities (applicant plays an electric guitar)
  • Creating content to socia media
  • Discussing about system design and analytic, current advancement in sci, tech & eng (no math), and finding or contributing to elegantly designed systems or open source tech alternatives in existence (amateur level, also remotely)
  • Drawing and painting
  • Knitting
  • Language exchange café/tea English, Swedish, German, Eesti (applicant can teach Finnish)
  • Tobogganing
  • Tobogganing (a female buddy wanted)

Read more:

Isyy.fi, opens in a new tab: ISYY's Clubs

More information:

Liisa Kainulainen, Student Organization Expert, jarjestoasiantuntija(at)isyy.fi, tel. +358 44 576 8419