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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 45/2022

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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Week 45/2022 8.11. - 14.11.2022


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 45/2022

8.11. - 14.11.2022

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ISYY is taking part in the Sustainable Development Week, co-organised with the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL), from 7th to 13th November. We have shared Sustainability -themed posts in ISYY's social media channels, that are created in cooperation with UEF. From our Sustainability posts you can find information e.g. about how sustainability is taken into account in UEF, how you can live your everyday life more sustainably and also why it is important to also study these themes.

To learn more about sustainability and how to make your life more sustainable, you could visit this website: Eco Friendly Habits. If you're an exchange student and want to make your exchange experience from start to finnish greener, check out the Green Erasmus project.

P.S. Father's Day is celebrated this Sunday 13.11 in Finland, if you want to celebrate it! 

Have a nice week!

Kind regards,

Salla / kv.joensuu@isyy.fi



Answer to the ISYY member survey and take part in a raffle!

How has the service been in the Student Union office? Do you know what you get as you pay the membership fee to ISYY? Are the possibilities to make an impact in our Student Union and University familiar to you? How ISYY could improve its office services or communications? Tell us!

The Student Union of Eastern Finland (ISYY) has launched a member survey, which purpose is to collect information about how familiar our members are with the Student Union and its services, to collect feedback about our services and also ideas how to improve our services and activities. The survey is open until 4.12.2022 and all those who answered can join a raffle where we hand out two prizes for each campus. In Joensuu we are giving out a ticket to the Lunta Ilosaaressa 2023 concert and in Kuopio 4 movie tickets to Finnkino.

You can answer the survey here! 

  read more  



The application time to the ISYY Board ends this week, apply now!

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 Executive Board for the year 2023 is selected at the Student Union Representative Council’s meeting on 24.11.2022.

Information about ISYY Board Work:
Become an Executive Board Member

Information about ISYY Board Sectors:  
ISYY Executive Board Sectors 

  read more  

Will you be taking part in our shared sustainability work?

Small everyday actions can have a big impact when all of us do them together. Right now, during an energy crisis, energy saving measures are even more important than before. So, travel and dine sustainably, conserve energy and remember to recycle! UEF is also taking part in the national Down a degree- campaign and on the campaign website you can find more energy saving tips! 

In ISYY's social media channels we have shared Sustainability themed posts, that are created in cooperation with UEF. From our Sustainability posts you can find information e.g. about how sustainability is taken into account in UEF, how you can live you every day life more sustainably and also why it is important to also study these themes. 


Did you know that UEF offers its students versatile study opportunities in sustainability topics! 

If you’re interested in studying sustainability topics, check these minors that are available for all regardless of your major:

  • Studies for sustainable future
  • Sustainable business and society

The University of Eastern Finland is also a part of different network that offer sustainability-themed courses:

  • Sustainability studies network
    The network offers environment-, sustainability- and responsibility-themed courses multidisciplinarily.
  • Climate University
    The network offers sustainability-related courses that have been made made in multidisciplinary collaboration of several universities in Finland.
  • Unipid
    The network offers a minor in English that focuses on sustainability from the viewpoints of global responsibility and global development.
  • Biodiversity education network
    The network brings together biodiversity specialists in Finland and develops biodiversity education to answer the learning needs in biodiversity issues now and in the future. 

ISYY Representative Council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday 15th November starting at 5 pm.

The meeting will be held on campus in classrooms N100 (Joensuu) and SN201 (Kuopio). You can follow the meeting in the classrooms or via ISYY’s YouTube Channel.

In the meeting the Representative Council will among the other things decide the membership fee for the academic year 2022-2023, discuss about the budget 2023 and elect the central election committee for the Representative Council Elections that will be held in autumn 2023.

Read the meeting notice from the link below: 

  meeting notice  



Call for Applicants: Student deputy members into the UEF Faculty Council and Collegiate

The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland is searching for one student deputy member to the faculty council of the Philosophical Faculty of UEF and also one deputy member to the University collegiate.

These places are not only a good place to make impact, but you will also be paid for representing students in these meetings.

What the Student Representatives do?

Student Representatives in UEF administration are bringing the student's point of view visible in decision-making concerning the students and they are expected to be properly familiarized with the matters being decided on.

Read the call from ISYY websites and apply by 16th November at 12 noon.

  read more  


IBU World Cup in Kontiolahti 29.11.–4.12.2022

Welcome to experience exciting Biathlon! Student tickets only 10€/day.
The price includes free shuttle busses, read more about transportation HERE

Student day on Wednesday 30.11.2022

  • Women individual competition 15km. 
  • First 300 enrollers gets free tickets in Kide.app!
  • Others 10€/person.
  • First 1000 students will receive overall patch, drink ticket and free shuttle bus rides. 
  • Ticket sale starts via kide.app on Wednesday 16.11. at 10am.

Link to Kide.app event: 




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

  sykettä website  


Greetings from the BRIDGES coordinator

Hello! In this section you can get information about the upcoming events of the BRIDGES project. I'm slowly starting to plan next year's events, which is why the events are decreasing. Hope to see you in upcoming events before the holidays. I wish you a nice week!




Glögi in Kuhasalo 29.11.

Save the date!

Welcome to fish hut Kuhamaja in Kuhasalo on Tuesday 29.11. from 4pm-7pm to play games, enjoy good company and traditional Finnish Christmas drink called glögi (mulled wine, alcohol-free). The departure takes place from Ylisoutajansilta at 3:30 pm. You can join full time or for a while. More information is coming soon, so stay tuned!



Calls for Application for Outgoing Student Exchange – one week left!

The application period for student exchange during ay 2023-24 is open! 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!

We recommend that you start your application well before the deadline!

Read 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!


Student2Student peer counsellors are here for you

UEF wants to take care of its students’ well-being and is offering its students the opportunity to have counselling with a trained peer counsellor. If you are an international degree student or an exchange student, you will receive an SMS from UEF during the month of November. The messages will be sent out gradually over the course of the month. If you respond to the message, a peer counsellor will contact you by telephone. You can discuss anything related to your studies and well-being. If you are not in a convenient place to talk when the peer counsellor phones you, you can also schedule another appointment to be held at a better time. In your response to the SMS, you can include the dates and hours when you would like to be called. Responding to the SMS is toll-free.

You can also reach UEF’s Student2Student peer counsellors by calling +358 29 445 8580 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 2pm and 5pm. The online livechat in Kamu is open during those hours too. You can also leave a callback request at any time, and a peer counsellor will call you when the service is open. 



Peer counsellors?

Peer counsellors at UEF are master’s degree students in social sciences and psychology, who have been selected and trained for their job. They work under the supervision of UEF’s study psychologists and campus pastors. The aim of peer counselling is to provide high-quality but easy-access counselling for students. The foundation of peer counselling is in offering non-judgmental, compassionate, and open-minded support and a way forward in your unique situation. Discussions with peer counsellors are voluntary, confidential, and free of charge. When you call, your phone number is visible to the peer counsellor, but the chat offers the option of full anonymity. When necessary, peer counsellors can help you find further support for your situation or the answer to a question on your mind. No concern is too small or too big to be shared with a peer counsellor.


What kind of help do peer counsellors offer?

  • Support and tips for study techniques and study routine
  • Tools for stress management
  • Support for loneliness
  • Support for anxiety
  • Information about services provided by the university and campus cities
  • Helping you find suitable freetime activities in your city
  • Supporting you when you feel home-sick or are struggling to adapt to a new culture
  • Support for relationship issues

For further information please contact: student2student@uef.fi




AEGEE Contact Antenna Joensuu Polar Bear Sauna (14.11)

With the days getting shorter and winter just around the corner, we've got just the thing to shake those winter blues away: come join your local AEGEE Contact Antenna for a relaxing evening at Polar Bear Sauna!

When?  Monday 14.11.22 @ 20.00
Where? Joensuun Jääkarhut ry
Entry:  7€ for non-members / free for Joensuun Jääkarhu members

For more info, find us on:
Instagram: @aegee_contact_joensuu
Facebook: AEGEE Contact Joensuu
Email: contact-joensuu@aegee.eu
or join our weekly meeting, every Wednesday at 16.30 in AU205.


Kekrifest and November market at the Joensuu marketplace (11.11-12.11)

Kekri is a traditional Finnish celebration related to the autumn season and harvesting the crop. Kekrifest brings some performances and activities to Joensuu marketplace on Friday 11.11 between 11 am and 5:30 pm and on Saturday 12.11 between 11 am and 3:30 pm.

Marrasmarkkinat (November market) brings some local vendors to the Joensuu marketplace, where they sell food, handcrafted items and other goods. November market is open on Friday 11.11 between 7 am and 6 pm, and on Saturday 12.11 between 7 am and 4 pm. 




Welcome to the Friend cafe in Joensuu 24.11.!

Friend cafe (Kaverikahvila) arrives to Joensuu! Friend cafe is a meeting place like student's living room where you can chill and enjoy snacks. The concept includes possibility to hang out with other students and find new friends.

WHAT? Friend cafe
WHERE? Aurora's fireplace room, AU110
WHEN? Thu 24.11.2022 16:00 - 18:00
WHY? The great opportunity to hang out with other students. We offer a sandwich buffet and Christmas snacks. Fun and activities, stay tuned!


Visual Festival 24.11-27.11 @ Botania 

)))((( Visual Festival is an international festival of visual arts based in the Botania outdoor gardens. Enjoy the significance of visual culture, carpe diem-like moments and experiences that are more than meets the eye. The Visual Festival Project started in 2018 with the aim of raising awareness of visual culture, possibilities and international cooperation. Unique possibilities to combine Botanical Gardens with visual art gave the possibility of a new festival. Visual festival is aiming to be one inspiring meeting point for people to be surrounded by visual art, to get connected and to have a small break from normal reality. It’s also a great platform for artists to do experimental projects and get connected with nature and other artists.

)))((( Visual Festival will be held from 24.-27.11.2022. More information and tickets can be found at www.visualfestival.fi. Make sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest updates!

Once again, international Artists will change Botania’s outdoor garden into a surrealistic and immersive world. Jump into a magical wonderland and buy your tickets now! 



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.    

  • 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) 
  facebook event  



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!

  facebook event  


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).

  facebook page  

Event Calendar

Week 45

Mon 7.11. ESN Joensuu Got Talent at 6pm in Educa E200
Mon 7.11. MtG-Guild club meeting between 3 pm - 8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7) 
Tue 8.11. ESN Joensuu weekly meeting between 3:30pm - 5pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Tue 8.11. Luomio club meeting between 6 pm -8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Wed 9.11. JOOJAKU club meeting at 4 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Wed 9.11. Meet IHJ's Intergration Adviser at Luotsi between 10am -12(noon) (Luotsi, Kauppakatu 29)
Thu 10.11. Joensuu Board Gamers club meeting at 3 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Fri 11.11 - Sat 12.11 Kekrifest and November Market on Joensuu Marketplace 

Week 46
Mon 14.11. MtG-Guild club meeting between 3 pm - 8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7) 
Mon 14.11 AEGEE Contact Joensuu Polar Bear sauna 
Tue 15.11. ESN Joensuu weekly meeting between 3:30pm - 5pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Tue 15.11. Luomio club meeting between 6 pm -8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Wed 16.11. JOOJAKU club meeting at 4 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Wed 16.11. Meet IHJ's Intergration Adviser at Luotsi between 10am -12(noon) (Luotsi, Kauppakatu 29)
Thu 17.11. Joensuu Board Gamers club meeting at 3 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Fri 18.11. Global Friday between 5pm- 9pm in Joensuun Setlementti Tupa-space (Siltakatu 10 A 13, 5th floor).



Get Hired to North Karelia

Looking for a new career balanced with Work, Life and Nature? Join the International Talent Recruitment Event on 16th of November 2022 and start your career journey in North Karelia in Finland!

  • International Talent Recruitment Event
  • Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 9.00-18.00 (UTC +2)
  • Place: Online


read more





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.

  read more  


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 (LinkedIn, English)



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.




LWebinar: Beyond Abroad - Study in Latin America and Europe!

The spring semester is over, and it is time to prepare for your studies abroad in 2023! Therefore, Asia Exchange holds its Autumn Webinars to inform students and support their study abroad plans.  

We invite you and your students to our webinar "Beyond Abroad - Study In Latin America And Europe" on Wednesday, 16 November 2022, at 17:00 CET! The webinar is for study abroad professionals as well as students who want to study abroad in Europe or Latin America in spring 2023. Join our interactive webinar to hear which study abroad programs and destinations you can chose from, why you should you study abroad with Beyond Abroad and how can you apply! Read more HERE and register from the link below: 




Remember to attach lights to your bicycle!

As the evenings are getting dark, 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.

  read more  

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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