(temp starting from 7.3.2022)
tel. +358 (0) 44 576 8417
The Secretary General is responsible for personnel management, financial administration and overall administration. They also make sure that rules and laws are followed.
Their main tasks include acting as the secretary for the ISYY Representative Council and the Executive Board, preparing and organising meetings as well as general administration. You can contact the Secretary General with questions related to administration, such as grant applications. They are also happy to provide general counsel and support, and give you guidance about who to turn to when you need help.
tel. +358 (0) 44 576 8445
Data Protection Officer
tel. +358 (0) 50 554 0000
The Data Protection Officer operates as a specialist in data protection matters and as a link between ISYY and supervisory authorities.
Responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer are:
Please contact the Data Protection Officer if you notice any malpractice or deficiency related to data security or data protection.
Coordinator of International Affairs
tel. +358 (0) 44 576 8456
The Coordinator of International Affairs (Joensuu campus) is interested in anything and everything to do with international mobility. They are actively involved in providing and improving services aimed at international students studying at UEF. The Coordinator of International Affairs is in charge of English language communications (including the Weekly Feed newsletter in Joensuu), student advocacy, information and arrival services (welcome bags, survival packages, Student Union memberships) and leisure activities. They also work very closely with UEF International Mobility Services, tutoring, other student unions, organisations and clubs that look to bring Finnish and international students closer together.
Please contact the Coordinator of International Affairs, if you have any questions or problems related to your studies (or life in general).
You can find the Coordinator of International Affairs also on Facebook: International Joensuu Isyy.
Specialist for Interest Advocacy, Anti-Harassment Contact Person
tel. +358 (0) 44 576 8465
The Specialist for Interest Advocacy is the Student Union’s expert in social and academic issues. He is involved in writing ISYY’s official statements and comments, and takes care of the process of electing student representatives in the University administration. Please contact the Specialist for Interest Advocacy on issues related to your studies, your legal rights as a student, financial matters, teaching arrangements or student health care.
Everyone is entitled to a safe and pleasant learning environment. The Specialist for Interest Advocacy also acts as the Student Union Anti-Harassment Contact Person, and deals with harassment cases that take place at the University. Please contact the Anti-Harassment Contact Person in case you encounter bullying, discrimination, racism, sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior during your studies. All the information you share is handled with complete confidentiality.
tel. +358 (0) 44 576 8418
Service Planner organises SYKETTÄ Sports Services in Joensuu, executes ISYY's communications and organises events. In addition, the Service Planner is ISYY's contact person in data protection matters and the main user of IT systems.
You can contact the Service Planner in all matters related to SYKETTÄ services, communications, events and data protection.
The Service Planner is also on Facebook: Sykettä Niklas Leinonen
tel. + 358 (0)44 576 8430
The Service Planner is responsible for compiling and publishing ISYY's Finnish language newsletter Wiikko-Ärsyke on both Joensuu and Kuopio campuses. Wiikko-Ärsyke tells about topical issues which students need to know! The newsletter is published once a week on Tuesdays and will be sent directly to email.
Membership Services Specialist
(Substitute for Hannele Mirola till 2.6.)
tel. +358 (0) 44 576 8449
The Membership Services Specialist is located at the customer service desk in the Joensuu office. Please contact the Membership Services Specialist in matters related to Student Union membership, student cards, term stickers and ISYY calendars. SYKETTÄ Sports stickers, ISYY products, overall badges and tickets to various events can also be purchased and collected from the Membership Services Specialist during office opening hours. Also, they will be happy to assist you with venue hire, sports equipment and board game loans or any enquiries you may have. If you are not sure who to ask, you can always turn to the Membership Services Specialist!
Co-ordinator for the Bridges-Project,
tel. +358 44 4916529
The Co-ordinator is responsible for the planned implementation of the project together with the Student Union's employees and Employees’ Representative. The Co-ordinator organizes activities and events related to student well-being, handles the project's communications and finances, and is responsible for final project reporting to the University of Eastern Finland. In addition, the co-ordinator acts as a liaison with subject organizations and coordinates the leisure activities organized by the student tutors.
Specialist, Academic and Social Affairs, Anti-Harassment Contact Person
tel. +358 (0) 44 576 8414
The Academic and Social Affairs Specialist is the Student Union’s expert in social and academic issues. They are involved in writing ISYY’s official statements and comments, and take care of the process of electing student representatives in the University administration. Please contact the Academic and Social Affairs Specialist on issues related to your studies, your legal rights as a student, financial matters, teaching arrangements or student health care.
Everyone is entitled to a safe and pleasant learning environment. The Secretary for Interest Advocacy also acts as the Student Union Anti-Harassment Contact Person, and deals with harassment cases that take place at the University. Please contact the Anti-Harassment Contact Person in case you encounter bullying, discrimination, racism, sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior during your studies. All the information you share is handled with complete confidentiality.
Specialist, Organisational Affairs
(Substitute for Liisa Kainulainen till 7.8.2022)
Oskari Jalkanen is working as a Specialist for Organisational Affairs until 16.6.2022
tel. +358 (0) 44 576 8419
The Organisational Affairs Specialist is located at the customer service desk in the Kuopio office. Please contact them in matters related to Student Union membership, student cards, term stickers and SYKETTÄ sports stickers. Also various ISYY and ESN KISA products, overall badges and tickets to various events can also be purchased and collected from the Organisational Affairs Specialist during office opening hours.
The Organisational Affairs Specialist is the contact person for Student Organisations, Campus Organisations and ISYY Clubs in Kuopio. In addition, they are in charge of looking after the band rehearsal space at Studentia Building. If you are not sure who to ask, you can always turn to the Organisational Affairs Specialist!
The Organisational Affairs Specialist is also on Facebook: Järjestöasiantuntija Isyy Kuopio
tel. +358 (0) 44 576 8423
The Accountant takes care of the Student Union’s bookkeeping, accounts and payroll. Please contact the Accountant if you are an ISYY Club active and need help with managing the club finances.
tel. +358 (0) 44 576 8426
The Communications Planner is the Student Union’s communications professional. They are in charge of ISYY communication channels (such as the website, newsletters, Facebook and Instagram) and inform both the students and media of any study-related news or issues. They work continually to improve ISYY communication channels together with the rest of the Communications Team, and give help and advice in questions related to communications.
Please contact the Communications Planner if:
The Communications Planner is also on Facebook: Tiedotussihteeri Isyy
Coordinator of International Affairs and Administration
tel. +358 (0) 44 576 8413
Coordinator for International Affairs and Administration is in charge of administrational duties and international affairs at the Kuopio campus.
Administrational duties include writing the shortened minutes from the Executive Board meetings as well as organising events and training sessions. She is also responsible for archiving the minutes of the meetings for the sections in Kuopio.
International affairs include communications in English (Weekly Feed newsletter), advocacy and services for international students (such as tutoring and survival packages), and working closely with ESN KISA. You can contact the coordinator if you have any questions regarding international mobility, tutoring, or you want to connect Finnish and international or exchange students. Please contact the coordinator also if you want to get the word out about an event you are organising.
You can also find the Coordinator of International Affairs and Administration on Facebook: International-Kuopio Isyy.
University Sports Coordinator
Office Manager, Kuopio Campus
tel. +358 (0) 44 576 8446
The University Sports Coordinator is in charge of the SYKETTÄ services in Kuopio. They coordinate, execute and develop the SYKETTÄ Sports Services that are available to students and staff of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and Savonia University of Applied Sciences.
They are responsible for the finances of the SYKETTÄ Sports Services from budgeting to securing funding. In addition, they coordinate partnerships with other sports service providers in Kuopio and act as the manager of the SYKETTÄ sports instructors.
The University Sports Coordinator is also Facebook: Sirpa Risto (Liikuntasuunnittelija Paristo)
tel. 044 576 8429
The Event Manager is responsible for the planning and implementation of the ISYY events, as well as their communication and marketing.
Please contact the Event Manager if you have questions related to the program of events, communication and marketing.