The Hobby Buddy

The Hobby Buddy 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. 

Note Joensuu students! If you are looking for a friend for a jog or other sports, please check out the Sports Buddy service from SYKETTÄ Joensuu Sports Services. 

Link to the Hobby Buddy application

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

The list of the seacrhed hobby buddies right now (the list is updating):


  • Golf
  • Board games
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • TV series
  • Hiking
  • Watching anime, reading manga
  • Literature
  • Theater
  • Live music
  • Bird watching
  • Dance (Kpop)
  • Pen and paper roleplaying (Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Larps


  • Dance (Kpop)
  • Fitness boxing
  • Skiing
  • Figure skating
  • Badminton
  • Gym
  • Pair dance
  • Solo dance
  • Roller skating
  • Basketball
  • Bench sports (Real Madrid, Formula 1)
  • Playing the violin and guitar
  • Cooking
  • Eating (gastronomy)
  • Traveling
  • Religion (especially the Roman Catholic Church)
  • Self-knowledge
  • Jogging
  • Ball games
  • Hiking
  • Theater

Read more:

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

More information:

Riina Pääkkönen, The Co-ordinator for the Bridges-Project, The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), riina.paakkonen(at), tel. +358 44 4916529

Ada Hyytiäinen, Organisational Affairs, The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), jarjestoasiantuntija(at), tel. +358 44 576 8419