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The Hobby Buddy service

The Hobby Buddy service is intended for all students of the University of Eastern Finland who want to make new friends through common hobbies and interests. It can be a matter of continuing an old hobby or starting a new one.

By filling the Hobby Buddy application, we are looking for a suitable buddy for you. Please only fill one application/hobby. If you are willing to find buddies for many hobbies, please fill a new application for another hobby. You can also indicate in the application how many buddies you are looking for.

We are also updating here the list of different hobbies for which students are looking for a friend. You can also get acquainted with existing ISYY clubs or even start your own club. 

Sport Buddy service in Joensuu

If you are a student in Joensuu and looking for a friend for a jog or other sports, please check out the Sports Buddy service from SYKETTÄ Joensuu Sports Services. The link to service is down below. Students in Kuopio can fill sport hobbies in ISYY's Hobby Buddy application.

Link to the application

Google forms, opens in a new window: The Hobby Buddy application

Kuopio's searched buddies

  • Aviation
  • Band 
  • Bicycling
  • Bouldering
  • Casual chilling, talking, events, studying etc. (also remotely)
  • Discussion club of philosophical and social topics
  • Frisbegolf (looking for female buddy)
  • Hiking
  • Italian
  • Poetry and creative writing (also remotely)
  • Salsa dancing
  • Social dancing
  • Sports swimming (looking for female buddy)
  • Volleyball (looking for female buddy)

Joensuu's searched buddies

  • Arts and craft
  • Baking (looking for female buddy)
  • Debates
  • Discussion club of philosophical and social topics
  • Eat out/cooking (looking for female buddy)
  • Exploring/camping
  • Language exchange (English, Finnish, Japanese, French)
  • Photography 
  • Poetry
  • Reading (age 35 and above)
  • Social dancing

Read more:

Sykettä.fi, opens in a new window: Sports Buddy
Isyy.fi, opens in a new window: ISYY Clubs

More information:

Riina Pääkkönen, The BRIDGES Project Coordinator, The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), riina.paakkonen(at)isyy.fi, tel. +358 44 491 6529

Liisa Kainulainen, Organisational Affairs, The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), jarjestoasiantuntija(at)isyy.fi, tel. +358 44 576 8419