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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 43/2022

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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Weeks 43/2022 25.10. - 31.10.2022


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Weeks 43/2022

25.10. - 31.10.2022

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This week's Weekly Feed is published exceptionally on Wednesday. In this newsletter you will find information, for example, about applying for the ISYY Board 2023 and upcoming events!

Happy Halloween! 🎃

Kind regards,
Juho Mutanen
ISYY Service Planner




Are you the next ISYY Board member 2023?

Are you ready to spend the best year of your studies?

Do you want to gain valuable experience for working life? Are you interested in significant personal growth as you take the role of an employer for one year? What about promoting students’ welfare on a national level? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, apply for the Student Union’s Executive Board for the year 2023. The application period is 28.10.–13.11.2022. The Executive Board for the year 2023 is selected at the Student Union Representative Council’s meeting on 24.11.2022. 

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What is ISYY Board?

  • The role of the Executive Board is to work in the field of student advocacy both on a local and national level.
  • Each member of the Executive Board has a specific area of responsibility in order to guarantee that every student, despite their background or interests, gets their voice heard in decision-making processes.
  • The Board members are UEF students, ISYY members, and the board consists both of the students of Joensuu and Kuopio campuses.
  • The ISYY Executive Board is elected annually by the Representative Council. The Board’s term of office runs from January to December.
  • Remuneration is paid for serving on the Board and the members are expected to actively engage in Board work.

ISYYs sustainable development week 7-13.11.

How do companies take the climate, the environment and human rights into consideration in their activities? Do stores offer responsibly produced clothing? How about laptops or phones?

Come and learn more about responsible consumption and get to know other students interested in the subject!

ISYY is taking part in the sustainable development week, co-organised with the National Union of Students in Finland (SYL), from 7th to 13th November (week 45). In the program there will be a workshop held by Eetti ry about corporate responsibility (in Finnish) and online discussion (in English) held by Fairtrade together with students from Åbo Akademi Studentkår ÅAS.

On top of the events organised together with SYL, ISYY’s BRIDGES project will arrange a trip to School for Self Suffeciency in Nurmes. In the academy they hold courses to teach people how to live life completely in a self-sustaining way! During the trip you will learn how the academy operates and how you can live more self-sustaining by yourself. You can attend this trip from both campuses. NB! Lectures during the trip will be available only in Finnish!

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Student representative for The FSHF Eastern region board

The student union of the University of Eastern Finland is looking for one (1) student representative for the board of the eastern region for the term of office 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2024.

Finnish Student Health Foundation operates as a provider of student health care services in accordance with the Law on Student Health Care (659/2019). The purpose of the foundation, according to its rules, is "to take care of the health care of students at universities and colleges, as well as to support and promote scientific research that serves this purpose in one way or another."



Last week to get a Fhreshman Bingo badge!

Freshman Bingo is running for the last week so remember to collect your badge until 31.10.

There is a limited number of badges available, so be quick!




Greetings from the BRIDGES coordinator

Hello! From this section you’ll find the information about the BRIDGES project’s future events and actions. As you can see, the events have decreased from the start of the autumn, but don’t worry - there are upcoming events also for the rest of the year. Just stay tuned for more information.

Have a relaxing week!




A communal walk 27.10.

What could be better than fresh air, moving and great company? The first communal walk of the fall will be held on Thursday 27th of October. The start of the walk takes place in front of Alkukivi at 4 pm and the walk lasts an hour. The walk is open to everyone, and there is no advance registration. In addition, you will receive the BRIDGES project badge as a memory of your participation. Please prepare for the weather with appropriate equipment. You are warmly welcome to come and walk with us!


Join in 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. By filling the Hobby Buddy application, we are looking for a suitable buddy for you!

There are different hobbies - you can search for a buddy for a coffee or movie company. You can read about the searched hobbies from ISYY’s websites and fill out the application.

We’ll get in touch when the right buddy is found. We read applications and combine them together once a week.

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SYKETTÄ includes sport services for the students and staff members at the University of Eastern Finland and Karelia University of Applied Sciences. You can see the prices for each sticker on the SYKETTÄ website and you can buy your sticker online or from the ISYY office. Remember to create a user account with your uef email before you try to buy a sticker or enroll to classes. Physical stickers are available to purchase at the ISYY office. Please follow our hygiene and safety instructions

Youtube: SYKETTÄ Sports   |   Instagram: @syketta_jns   |   Facebook: Sykettä

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❗Problems with the mobile application❗

We have currently problems with the enrollment via mobile application. Putting the clocks forward is probably the cause of the problems.

If you cannot enroll via the mobile application, please enroll via the website's sports calendar.




Floorball League - Säbäliiga

Floorball is one of the most popular team sports in Finland. The student Floorball League on the Joensuu campus, better known as Säbäliiga, is the biggest student leagues organized by volunteers. The Floorball League moves around 250 students on the Joensuu campus.

Teams will enroll for the series until 26.10.2022, games will start in October. Each player needs either SYKETTÄ ball games or group exercise sticker.

The League will be played in two series, the Challenger and the Competitive series.

Welcome to Säbäliiga!


Enroll now via the link below:




UEF International Week and exchange info sessions

International Mobility Services are organizing International Week on both campuses during
24-27 October 2022
. There will be info sessions on student exchange and International Day on both campuses.

Please see Kamu for more information!


Calls for Application for Outgoing Student Exchange in November!

The first application period for outgoing exchange during ay 2023-24 will open in November! The application period ends on Nov 15th at 3 pm – late applications will not be accepted, so please make sure you submit your application in time!

Read more about placements in the calls for applications on Kamu and fill in the application form on SoleMOVE. For more information, please see the Study Abroad section on Kamu!


Current news from YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe)

Application period for YUFE Student Journey is now open

Are you looking for opportunities beyond your current programme of study? Searching for chances to
upgrade your curriculum to the international level?

Preferably free of charge? Then YUFE is exactly for you! The application period ends on 30 October

Check what benefits you can gain by studying at our European University 



Feeling confused, exhausted, or anxious? Needing a shoulder to lean on? Student2Student peer counsellors are here to support you in all situations.

Starting or returning to your studies can sometimes be overwhelming. If you feel you want to talk to someone, anonymously if you wish, Student2Student is the place to go. The trained peer counsellors can help you find further support or the answer to a question on your mind. Discussions are confidential and free of charge.

You can reach Student2Student from Thursday the 1st of September onwards via telephone (+358 29 445 8580) or via the chat in Kamu. The service is open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You can leave a callback request by calling the line anytime, and a peer counsellor will call you when the service is next open. More info in Kamu: 




What is my Student Association? 

Student Associations are independent, subject-specific associations. Student Associations gather together students who study the same subject, which allows for them to get to know their peers and work together in the field of student advocacy. It's a great way to meet new people and attend a variety of activities and events with people studying the same subject as you! 

Each Student Association has their own overalls colour, they are listed in ISYY's student calendars! You can watch this Youtube video to learn more about the Finnish higher education overall tradition. 

See the list of all Student Associations on ISYY's website to find out your own Student Association: 




Night of Horror -Halloween Party at Ilona 26.10 (Tombolo Ry) 

The creepiest party of this fall is here! On the 26th of October, Ilona will be filled up with the most frightening creatures in Joensuu, when Tombolo ry organizes the traditional, interdisciplinary Halloween Party in Ilona for all students. Take your friends with you and head to Ilona to enjoy the creepiest party of the year!

Pre-tickets 4e, at the door 5e. Tickets will be sold on Wednesday 20th of October at 12 in kide.app! A service fee of € 0.50 per payment transaction will be added to the buyer of the ticket when paying for the ticket. There are a limited number of advance tickets, so be quick! Badges are given from the door for as long as they last.

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ESN Joensuu Halloween 27.10.

Are you ready for the spookiest and most exciting Halloween ever?  ESN Joensuu is giving this “trick or treat” party for all of you!

It is time to put on your scariest costume and get some amazing prizes from us (Remember: Don’t be scared rather scare everyone around you). There will also be fun activities, raffles and party music to dance along with friends!

We are excited to have a Halloween full of screams and shouts with you! See you!  

WHAT? ESN Joensuu "Halloween Party"
WHEN? Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 PM onwards
WHERE? BePop ,Siltakatu 8, 80100, Joensuu
PRICE? Free for all ESN/ISYY members

P.S. No registration is needed to join the party. As for the costume competition, only first 50 people can be accommodated. So, BE AN EARLY BAT 




Susiraja Metal Club Halloween (29.10)

Susiraja Metal Club Halloween party 29th October! Price for the best Halloween costume!
Doors open 22:00 at Restaurant La Barre, Torikatu 21

Joensuu’s burgeoning metal scene includes numerous venues and grass-roots events; Susiraja Metal Club is a great example of a club that’s keeping it real. Susiraja Metal Club ry (SMC) is a non-profit organization  consisting of people loving metal music, with an aim to bring metalheads together and strengthen the local metal scene in North Karelia by organizing metal music events, hangouts and various activities. You can join us (to the darkside) as a volunteer and/or club member by signing up on our website or at one of our events.

Membership fee is 10 euros/year. With the membership you get a discount on tickets in our live music events and once a year a free pass to our event. Also all our other activities, besides live music events, are free of charge to our members.

If you want more information about our club and/or events, please email us susirajametalclub@gmail.com

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Treasure Hunt 30.10. (AEGEE Joensuu)

Do you like finding clues, being outside and meeting new people? 

We have just the thing for you then: 

Join us this Sunday for an exciting Treasure Hunt through Joensuu! 💰🏴‍☠️

No AEGEE membership is required, just fill out this form and you're good to go!

But be quick, as we can only accept 30 registrations! 💨

As a reward we will host a barbeque at the end🍖 -the last clue will lead you to the place 😉

⏰ 30th of October, 3 pm 
📍Start: in front of Aura Restaurant on campus 
🏃‍♂️🚴‍♂️ Come by bike or foot


The Think Drink 31.10. (AEGEE Joensuu)

Fitting the income of the spooky season 🎃🕯, this month we are also hosting our legendary Think Drink!

Come meet us on Monday the 31st November to hear and discuss about "The roots of Halloween" 👻🎃.

Join for drinks and good talks! 

⏰ 31st October, 8 pm 
📍 Bar Play, Tori




ESN Joensuu Got Talent (7.11)

HEY THERE! ESN Joensuu is waiting for you and your hidden talents! We are looking for performers! 

Can you do Magic show? Comedy? Circus tricks?
How about dancing? Singing? Playing instruments? Theater ?
To be done by an individual or by group?

Well! This is your time to show your amazing talent! You also have the chance to win amazing prizes too!  Register now as a PERFORMER! 

To participate, kindly fill out the form.

WHAT? ESN Joensuu Got Talent
WHEN? Monday, November 7th at 6:00 PM onwards
WHERE? Educa E200, UEF Joensuu
PRICE? Free for all ESN/ISYY members



Non-Stop Finnish courses 

Come learn Finnish by listening, speaking, and interacting! The courses are free, and there’s no need for a textbook. 

The courses take place at Malmikatu 5 B 80100 Joensuu 4TH floor.

  • Choose NON-STOP SUOMI– ALKEISRYHMÄ (beginners), if you know little to no Finnish. 
  • Choose NON-STOP SUOMI– KESKITASON RYHMÄ (intermediate), if you have participated in the beginner course and have mastered the basics of Finnish. 
  • Choose NON-STOP SUOMI– EDISTYNEIDEN RYHMÄ (advanced), if you can already have day-today conversations in Finnish. 

Schedule 24.10.–16.12.2022: 

  • BEGINNERS ON MONDAYS at 10am-11:30am - Starts on 24.10.2022 
  • BEGINNERS ON TUESDAYS at 5pm-6:30pm - Starts on 25.10.2022 (Tuesday 6.12 is Independence Day, lesson instead on 20.12) 
  • INTERMEDIATE ON WEDNESDAYS at 5pm-6:30pm - Starts on 26.10.2022 
  • ADVANCED ON THURSDAYS at 5pm-6:30pm - Starts on 27.10.2022 

Upon registering, you commit to participating in the course weekly. You can register for only one course. As you register, say which course you want to participate in. Your class will gather once a week for eight weeks.

WhatsApp 050 471 3215 
email internationalhouse@joensuu.fi


KAVI Joensuu Autumn 2022

National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI) presents film classics and curiosities Mondays at 4:30 pm in Tapio movie theater. Tickets are 6e, you can purchase them from savonkinot.fi website or from Tapio movie theater.   

  • 31.10. James Cameron: ALIENS (USA 1986)
  • 7.11. Michel Gondry: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (USA 2004) 
  • 14.11. Lina Wertmuller: Pasqualino Settebellezze (Italy 1976) 
  • 21.11. Rob Reiner: Stand by Me (USA 1986) 
  • 28.11. Martin Scorsese: The King of Comedy (USA 1982)
  • 5.12. Roman Polanski: The Ninth Gate (France/Spain 1999) 
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Finnish language café at Joensuu Library

Learn Finnish by speaking and listening! Free entry.
Every Tuesday at 17.30 (5:30 p.m.)
First meeting on 20.9.2022
Joensuu Main Library, Art Square (2nd floor)
Koskikatu 25, Joensuu



International House Joensuu goes Luotsi! 

Meet International House Joensuu’s Integration Adviser at Luotsi! We are there on Wednesdays (starting at 14.9.2022), from 10:00-12:00. You don’t need an appointment. We can help you, if you have moved to Joensuu from abroad and you have questions related to:

  • general information and guidance on day-to-day life in Joensuu
  • you need information about the services in Joensuu
  • residence permits and applying for Finnish citizenship

If necessary, we can also book an appointment to our office at Malmikatu 5b, 4th floor.
See you at Luotsi: Plaza Centrum, Kauppakatu 29!

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Global Friday (Joensuun Setlementti)

Our popular Global Friday -multicultural meeting place continues this September on every other Friday from September 9th onwards at 5 pm to 9 pm.

The location is our Tupa-space located at Siltakatu 10 A 13 (5th floor).

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Event Calendar

Week 43
Wed 26.10.
Night of Horror -Halloween Party at Ilona
Wed 26.10. JOOJAKU club meeting at 4 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Wed 26.10. Meet IHJ's Intergration Adviser at Luotsi between 10am -12(noon) (Luotsi, Kauppakatu 29)
Thu 27.10. Joensuu Board Gamers club meeting at 3 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Thu 27.10. Communal walk at 4pm, front of Alkukivi
Thu 27.10 ESN Joensuu Halloween Party at 6.30 pm in Bepop
Sat 29.10. Susiraja Metal Club Halloween 10pm, Restaurant La Barre
Sun 30.10. Treasure Hunt at 3pm, front of Aura Restaurant

Week 44
Mon 31.10. MtG-Guild club meeting between 3 pm - 8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Mon 31.10. The Think Drink, at 8pm in Bar Play 
Tue 1.11. ESN Joensuu weekly meeting between 3:30pm - 5pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Tue 1.11. Luomio club meeting between 6 pm -8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Tue 1.11. Finnish Language Cafe at 5:30 pm in Joensuu main library, art square 2nd floor (Koskikatu 25)
Wed 2.11. JOOJAKU club meeting at 4 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Wed 2.11. Meet IHJ's Intergration Adviser at Luotsi between 10am -12(noon) (Luotsi, Kauppakatu 29)
Thu 3.11. Joensuu Board Gamers club meeting at 3 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)

Week 45
Mon 7.11. ESN Joensuu Got Talent at 6pm in Educa E200




Three-month program in the San Fransisco Bay Area

We are excited to announce that the application period for the SILTA S23 batch has officially started! The S23 program will take place next Spring between February 19 and May 13, 2023 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The three-month program in the Bay Area is a perfect opportunity to build your company in the epicenter of entrepreneurship, while connecting with brilliant founders and other relevant networks for your venture. Up to six early-stage founders from Finland will be chosen to participate in the program to take their startup to the next level, and raise the odds of building globally successful companies.

Read more about the program through the link in the comments and apply by December 4, 2022! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about the program.

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New courses in career & job seeking skills

The UEF Career Services offers courses on career planning and job seeking. They are open to all bachelor’s and master’s degree students. Starting from spring 2023, each 1-ECTS course will be available in English twice a year. This academic year, they will belaunched as follows:

Autumn 2022

  • Basics of Finnish Working Life – self-study course

Spring 2023

  • Career-planning – self-study course
  • Job seeking – self-study course
  • Career planning – practical exercises
  • Job seeking – practical exercises

    Descriptions and registering: Peppi
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UEF students, develop your study and working-life skills in online trainings!

“Keys to Well-being – 5 Steps towards Future Work Skills” online trainings are designed to improve self-management skills, which are increasingly important in the changing world of work and study. Transformation of work requires new skills and competences: time and self-management skills, resilience and adaptability, collaboration skills, new ways of thinking, taking care of well-being and finding meaning in our work.

The online trainings consist of short videos as well as in-depth trainings. The trainings can be accessed flexibly at any time that suits you. They are free of charge to UEF staff and students, and they are available until January 31, 2023. The trainings can be accessed by logging into Moodle with your UEF-account: Keys to Wellbeing – 5 Steps towards Future Work Skills

Welcome to develop future work skills!

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Working Life Day's streams of the Spring 2022 on ISYY's Youtube channel

ISYY organised two Work Life Events during the Spring 2022 and the lectures were streamed via ISYY Youtube channel. All of the lectures are saved to the Youtube channel and can be watched afterwards. If you missed the work life events, you can listen the lectures for example during the summer!

ISYY Working Life Event lectures on Youtube:

Work Life Event 23.2.2022 (Finnish lectures)

Work Life Event 23.2.2022 (English lectures)

Work Life Event 10.5.2022 (Unemployment benefit, FIN)

Work Life Event 10.5.2022 (LinkedIn, ENG)



TalentHub Joensuu

TalentHub Joensuu brings together international talents and companies in the Joensuu region.

As a part of the employment services of Joensuu city, TalentHub Joensuu aims to promote the integration of international talent into the Joensuu area, offer and develop personalized employment services for international professionals and work together with educational institutions and local companies to attract and keep international talents in the Joensuu region.

As an international talent, you can create your Talent Profile to introduce yourself to potential employers. As a company, you can look for the international skills your company needs with the Talent Profile search tool or by posting your own job ad.


JobTeaser job portal

New job and traineeship offers for university students and graduates are advertised in the JobTeaser job portal. In the JobTeaser service, it is possible to sort job advertisements with numerous parameters.

Read more »


Jobs in Finland

Welcome to explore open job opportunities in Finland. On our website, you can find jobs targeted at English speaking professionals. You don't have to be able to speak Finnish or Swedish.

Read more»



An employment service website covering North Karelia and North Savo regions. The service is created and maintained by the Student’s Eastern-Finland association.

Students can leave their profiles anonymously for employers to find and also seek employers’ job advertisements.

Read more »


Available grants for students of UEF and UEF's Open positions

There is a listing of grants availbale for students of the University of Eastern Finland at UEF's webpage.

You'll find a list of Open Positions at UEF HERE.





Remember to attach lights to your bicycle!

As the evenings are getting darker quicker, remember to wear reflectors and start using lights on your bicycle. When riding at dusk or in the dark, the Finnish law requires that a bicycle has a white or light yellow headlight and a red rear light. If you don't have these, you can be fined by the police. You can increase your visibility in the dark by wearing a reflector tag or a reflector vest.

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Information about Weekly Feed

This is an issue of Weekly Feed at Joensuu campus. Weekly Feed is the English language newsletter of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY). You are receiving this letter on your email because you are a member of ISYY and are studying at Joensuu campus or because you have joined the mailing list yourself. 

Weekly Feed provides you with current information on matters related to the Student Union, UEF or other organisations close to students, such as FSHS. In addition, the newsletter provides you with information on events taking place at campus or the campus city.

Weekly Feed is published on Tuesdays during the academic year, with the exception of holidays and a few other days. If you do not want to receive the newsletter anymore, you can unsubscribe the letter via the link (Click here to unsubscribe) located on the bottom of the letter. 

You will find more information on ISYY's newsletters  and privacy protection on ISYY's website.


Advertise your event in ISYY's newsletter Weekly Feed

If you would like to have something featured in the Weekly Feed, please send a short (max. 500 characters including spaces), informative advertisement of the event/activity in English to kv.joensuu@isyy.fi.

Please include at least the following information: date, time, place, admission fee and the event website/facebook page and a short description of the event. If you want to include pictures, the optimal size is 270 x 270 px.



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