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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 5/2023

Tue Jan 31 15:35:52 2023

ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Week 5/2023 31.1. - 6.2.2023


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 5/2023

31.1. - 6.2.2023

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BRIDGES project has a lot going on this spring so keep an eye out for ISYY's event calendar and register for the BRIDGES events before they are sold out! The events themselves are usually free for students, but there are a limited number of places per event.

If you haven't heard about BRIDGES (SILLAT in Finnish) yet, you can head to ISYY's website to learn more. But the basic idea of the project is to increase student's wellbeing and communality. The University of Eastern Finland received a special grant from the Ministry of Education and Culture for the years 2021-2023 to promote the wellbeing of students and prevent exclusion. With this grant, UEF is implementing the BRIDGES project and ISYY is one of the subcontractors.

Kind regards,

Salla / Coordinator of International Affairs in Joensuu (kv.joensuu(at)isyy.fi)



ISYY is giving out grants for international activities!

The grant is for student associations and clubs' promotion of events and projects that further internationalisation in 2023.

We are looking for activities that in addition to promoting internationalisation and international affairs in the campus cities, are repeatable and reproducible, are sustainable long-term, are environmentally friendly, innovative and creative, and take both degree students and exchange students into account. Cooperation with other associations and clubs is also considered an advantage.

Two best applications will receive a grant of 400 €. Application period is from February 1st till March 1st.

  read more  



Language Café selection is now posted on ISYY's website!

ISYY's Language Cafés are starting, so take a look at the selection and join a Language Café(s) of your choice! 

Here are the available Language Cafés in Joensuu during the spring semester: 

  • Chinese (Beginner, ECTS credit available)
  • Finnish (Intermediate level (A1-B1 levels in the European reference framework)
  • Finnish (Beginners)
  • Japanese (Intermediate, ECTS credit available)
  • Japanese

Read more and join the Cafés from the link below! If you want to join a Language Café but you do not have Facebook or Discord, send an email to kv.joensuu(at)isyy.fi and you will be directed to the Language Café teacher. 

  read more  

ISYY Representative Council will hold its next meeting on Thursday 2nd February starting at 5 pm.

The meeting will be held on campus in classrooms M100 (Joensuu) and SN200 (Kuopio) and you can follow it in the classrooms or via ISYY's YouTube channel. In the meeting the Representative Council will, among other things, elect the new Secretary General, have a discussion acquiring a new office space and will decide the compensations for Chair and Vice Chairpersons 2023.

Meeting notice can be read from ISYY website:

  read more  


ISYY organises a training for student associations 7.-8.2.2023

On next weeks Tuesday and Wednesday, ISYY organises an association training for student associations operating at our campuses. During the training we will go through many different themes with the association actives. 

In the training, the association actives will get to know the Student Union and its services for student association. During the training we'll also go through many themes like association law in Finland, working in association board, communications, interest advocacy and also handling bullying and harrassment situations. The training will be organised remotely, but this year we are having an evening programme for the participants, which aim is to further the communality spirit and connections between the association actives. 

The association training is held in Finnish only.



Apply for study points from 2022 positions of trust!

The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) has opened the application period for study points for the positions of trust 2022. According to the accepted education plan of UEF, a student can be given study points for participating in student association or ISYY club work, for acting in the administrative body or working groups of the Student Union, University or in another body of a cooperating organisation or for participating in international association or ISYY club work.

A student can be given no more than 5 study points for participating in student association or ISYY club work and no more than 10 study points for acting in an administrative body or a working group. However, a student can get a maximum of 10 study points (including the international association or club work) altogether from association or club work and administrative bodies or working groups.

Read more about the study points and apply no later than 21st February 2023 at 23.59!

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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. 

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

  sykettä website  

Spring 2023 Sports afternoon (21.2.)

SYKETTÄ Sports Afternoon is held on Tuesday 21st of February 2023 in Joensuu and Kuopio. The UEF, Karelia UAS and Savonia UAS hold a sports afternoon together and the sports afternoon is lecture-free from 12:15pm.

SYKETTÄ Sports Services organises the sports afternoon program, but no SYKETTÄ sticker is required to participate. All classes and turns in SYKETTÄ sports calendar on 21.2. are also included in sports afternoon programme. To participate in classes and turns in sports calendar on sports afternoon, you must be registered as a user and enroll on classes and turns.

The sports afternoon programme is now published and you will find it on SYKETTÄ website! The program will be updated after the publication and changes to the program may be possible. Enrollment times are event-specific and enrollments via SYKETTÄ sports calendar start one week before the event, 14th February.


Sports Afternoon Afterparty (21.2.)

After the day programme of the Sports Afternoon, it is good time to go to the legendary Sports Afternoon After Party! On this time, will have a proper after ski theme that will include:

  • Beer Pong
  • Competitions (Main prizes 2x ski packages Koli slopes incl. travel, rental equipment(skis/snowboard), lift tickets for 3 persons)
  • Best costume competition (winner will be rewarded!)
  • Host
  • Music by Hatarat Muistikuvat

Ticket price 3 € + cloakroom fee. Tickets are available in Kide.app. Pre tickets (limited number!) include a special Sports Afternoon badge. Badges are given in Bepop for those who have bought a pre ticket.

WHAT? Sports Afternoon Afterparty
WHERE? Bepop Joensuu
WHEN? 21.2. at 22:00
PRICE? 3 € + cloakroom fee
HOW TO DRESS? After ski -theme + overalls (not necessary!). Best costume will be rewarded!



Super month of ice hockey peaks at the Winter Classic 2023

The super month's great final is the Winter Classic of ice hockey on Wednesday 8th of February! The match is played between allstar student teams of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and Karelia University of Applied Sciences (Karelia UAS) at the heart of Joensuu at Mehtimäki Ice Hall (Kisapolku 4, Joensuu) in Mehtimäki Sports Park. Which team is going to be the champion of North Karelia!

Different competitions, shows and programs are online during the half-times to raise the atmosphere and the communal spirit of the public. Official limited edition overall patches are sold at the Ice Hall. Welcome to watch, cheer and enjoy the event free of charge. Winter Classic 2023 will be the event which leaves even the NHL second!

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UEF student, please answer the physical acitivity counselling questionnaire form!

We are researching UEF students thought and needs related to physical activity counselling. SYKETTÄ Sports Services has been offering physical activity counselling since 2016 and from the beginning of 2023 we have had full-time physical activity counsellor via BRIDGES project. Physical activity counselling is recognised today as one of the most efficient way to increase individuals physical activity.

Answering takes about 5 minutes, thank you for your time!

Link to questionnaire:  




Greetings from BRIDGES coordinator

Hello again! The first events of spring are now behind us. It's been so nice to get into real action after a long time. In this section you can get information about the upcoming events of the BRIDGES project. In addition at the end, there is an advertisement for Find a Friend service. In the service, you can search for new friend/s for studying, a hobby or sports. Have a nice week!

- Riina



Welcome to Joensuu's "Coffee & Friends" events!

The first “Coffee & Friends” of the spring will be held 7.2. at 4pm-6pm!

“Coffee & Friends” as a meeting place opens up the opportunity to get to know other students in a relaxed atmosphere. This is the students' living room, where you can rest and enjoy coffee and a snack. You can come to “Coffee & Friends” alone or with a friend.

During the spring, the cafe meets every Tuesday 4pm-6pm in Aurora’s AU110 room. There will be a changing program, but above all, fun company. Welcome!

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Valentine’s Day is coming!

In Finland we celebrate friendship on Valentine's Day. That’s why the BRIDGES project is organizing some program during the day:

  • Brunch with Kamrats club in Kuopio at Lukema from 9am-11am
  • Communal walk and coffee in Joensuu from 4pm-6pm, the start is from Carelia Alkukivet

Also there is Valentine’s Day card crafting in Coffee & Friends event. Read more aboutt the events from ISYY’s event calendar, link is below. Welcome!

  read more  



Student, want to make new friends?

Would you like a new friend for studying, hobby or exercise?

ISYY, Student2Student and SYKETTÄ's service gives you the opportunity to find a friend/friends for active study, hobbies or exercise. The service brings together three different areas (study buddy, hobby buddy and sports buddy), each of which has its own application. You can choose one area to fill out the application according to your own needs, or if you wish, you can fill out and search for friends from all areas.

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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: 

  isyy website  

Calls for Application for Outgoing Student Exchange in February!

The application period for student exchange during spring semester 2023 is open in February! The application period is open from Feb 1 to Feb 15 at 3 pm – 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!


You can apply as a tutor until the end of this week!

UEF's application period for tutors is open unitil 5th February 2023. If you study in a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree programme at UEF and you are interested in helping the new students, you can apply as a student tutor.

The student tutor helps the new students to have a smooth start for their studies. All the new students have a student tutor. And each tutor has a group of tutees.

Tutoring offers many opportunities to learn, for exeample to develop your communication
and coordinating skills.

The tutors will be trained for the job and they will receive credits and a certificate on tutoring.

Interested? Read more from the link below:




Student, come to a photo shoot with your friends!

We will organise a pop-up photo studio in the lobby of Carelia and Snellmania on Thursday 2 February at 11:00–13:00.

Do you want to send photo greetings to your friends and family? Would you like to get photos of your fellow students and yourself to store in a box of memories? Come to our free photo shoot!

The university’s Communications and Media Relations will set up a pop-up photo studio in the lobby of Carelia on the Joensuu campus and in the lobby of Snellmania on the Kuopio campus on Thursday 2 February 2023 at 11:00-13:00. You can have a photo taken of you and your friends for free against a video backdrop. The photo will be sent to you by e-mail.

If you wish, you can also allow university's Communications and Media Relations to share friend photos on the university’s social media channels on Valentine's Day (14 February 2023).

Welcome to a friend photo shoot! We will photograph groups in the order of arrival, so no advance registration is required.




English speaking LGBTQIA+ hangouts (6.2)

Open LGBTQIA+ hangout nights organized by North Karelia Seta. Coffee, tea and snacks provided.

Every other Monday:

  • 6.2. 5pm-7pm
  • 20.2. 5pm-7pm
  • 6.3. 5pm-7pm

Free of charge. Doors are open all evening!

Rantakatu 23 A, Helmi meeting space, at the basement floor
80100 Joensuu

More information: anna@pohjoiskarjalanseta.fi and 040 870 41 53.

We follow the guidelines on safer spaces. 

Check out also our game nights, follow Instagram: 
@peliperjantai @pohjoiskarjalanseta 


AEGEE Joensuu - Join our board!

At AEGEE Joensuu, we are the only non-partisan political student association at UEF. If you are interested in advocacy, developing your soft skills, engaging in intercultural exchange, or strengthening your CV, come join us! 
We have one position open on our board:

Ordinary board member   

  • Supports the board where needed
  • Opportunity to propose events / actions, actively engage in event management, and see your own ideas come to life 
  • This is a flexible role, so you can put your own stamp on it!

If you are interested in joining our board, come along to our weekly meeting where our new board member will be elected. 

If you can't make it to the meeting, but would like to run for this position, please send an email to contact-joensuu@aegee.eu, introducing yourself and explaining what makes you suited to that position.

Where? AU205 (Aurora building)
When? Wed 1 Feb @ 16.30 

For more info, find us on 
Instagram @aegee_contact_joensuu
Facebook AEGEE Joensuu
Email contact-joensuu@aegee.eu




TalentMatch recruitment event for international talents at Luotsi on February 8

Joensuu employment services will organize the TalentMatch recruitment event on February 8, with the goal of connecting international talents in the Joensuu area with local employers. Participating in the event are local businesses that are interested in recruiting international talent. No Finnish language skills required!  

For more information, see the link below! You can also check Linkedin and Facebook

  read more  


Meet International House Joensuu’s Integration Adviser at Luotsi! 

We are there on Wednesdays, starting on the 11th of January 2023, from 10:00-12:00. (18th of January unfortunately is canceled.) 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 book an appointment to our office at Malmikatu 5b, 4th floor.

  facebook event  

Museum Day 1.2

You can visit museums for free on the first Wednesday of each month between 4pm and 7pm. February's museum day is Wednesday 1.2.

Joensuu Art Museum Onni
Kirkkokatu 23
80100 Joensuu

North Karelian Museum Hilma 
Carelicum, Koskikatu 5

Remember that you can always access all the exhibitions in Art Center Ahjo for free! 




KAVI movies in spring 2023

National Audiovisual Institute of Finland (KAVI) has screenings of some movie classics and rare gems. KAVI movies are shown in Tapio movie theater on Mondays at 4:30pm. Tickets 6e, you can get them from Savon Kinot. 

  • 6.2. Alfred Hitchcock: The 39 Steps, GB 1935, Finnish/swedish subtitles
  • Extra! 10.2. 6pm: Shinya Tsukamoto: Tetsuo, Japan 1989, Finnish/swedish subtitles. At Kino Sihis (Kulttuuritehdas Siihtala, Nurmeksentie 4)
  • 13.2. Michael Haneke: La Pianiste, France/Austria/USA 2001, Finnish/Swedish subtitles
  • 20.2. Louis Malle: My Dinner with André, USA 1981, Finnish/swedish subtitles
  • 27.2. Mel Brooks: Silent Movie/Med buller och bång, USA 1976, Finnish/swedish subtitles
  • 13.3. Howard Hawks: The Big Sleep, USA 1946, Finnish/swedish subtitles
  • 20.3. Agnès Varda: Une chante, l’autre pas, L’, France/Belgium 1976, Finnish/swedish subtitles
  • 27.3. John Milius: Conan the Barbarian, USA 1982, Finnish/swedish subtitles
  • 3.4. Shôhei Imamura: Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari/Vengeance Is Mine, Japan 1979, Finnish/swedish subtitles
  • 17.4. Clint Eastwood: The Bridges of Madison County, USA 1995, Finnish/swedish subtitles
  facebook event  

Event calendar

Week 5

Mon 30.1. MtG Guild meeting at 3pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Tue 31.1. ESN Joensuu weekly meeting at 4pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Tue 31.1. Luomio club meeting at 6pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Tue 31.1. Nyyti's Chat: Challenges in studying – what would help? from 6pm to 8pm 
Wed 1.2. JOOJAKU meeting at 4pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Wed 1.2. International House Joensuu Integration Adviser between 10am-12 at Luotsi (Kauppakatu 29)
Wed 1.2 Museum Day 
Thu 2.2. Joensuu Board Gamers meeting at 3pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Thu 2.2. Pop-up photo studio for friend photos between 11am-1pm in Carelia lobby 
Fri 3.2. Chess club meeting at 4pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)

Week 6

Mon 6.2. MtG Guild meeting at 3pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Mon 6.2. English Speaking LGBTQIA+ hangouts between 5pm-7pm in Rantakatu 23 A, Helmi meeting space, at the basement floor
Tue 7.2. ESN Joensuu weekly meeting at 4pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Tue 7.2. Luomio club meeting at 6pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Tue 7.2 BRIDGES Coffee&Friends 4pm - 6pm in AU110
Wed 8.2. JOOJAKU meeting at 4pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Wed 8.2. International House Joensuu Integration Adviser between 10am-12 at Luotsi (Kauppakatu 29)
Wed 8.2. TalentMatch recruitment event 
Thu 9.2. Joensuu Board Gamers meeting at 3pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Fri 10.2. Chess club meeting at 4pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)




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  


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.



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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