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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 6/2023

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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Week 6/2023 7.2.2023. - 13.2.2023


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 6/2023

7.2. - 13.2.2023

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Next week's Tuesday is Valentine’s Day! Compared to other countries, Finnish Valentine’s Day is usually meant to be spent with friends instead of with a significant other - Valentine’s Day is called ‘ystävänpäivä’ in Finnish, which translates as Friend’s Day. Finns might give a Valentine’s card to their closest friends as a thank you for being a great friend. You can craft Valentine's Day cards in Carelia lobby on Monday 13.2 with ESN Joensuu! 

It is common for Finnish friends to gather together on Valentine's Day and have, for example, a movie night with snacks or go to a café. On Valentine's Day, BRIDGES organises Coffee & Friends event between 4-6pm, and a communal walk starting at 4pm, so you can choose how to spend the day! 

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.

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What did we decide? 

The Representative Council of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) held its first meeting of the year on Thursday 2nd February. 

At the meeting the Representative Council elected Helena Kansanen as the new Secretary General of ISYY. Kansanen will begin in their position on Monday 13th February. 

Read about the decisions made in the meeting from ISYY website:

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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.

Registration for a part of the Sports Afternoon activities are already open!

Have you noticed that you can already sign up for some of the courses of Sports Afternoon? For the activities that requires registrations via SYKETTÄ Sports Calendar, the registration begins on next Tuesday 14th February. 

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

Buy the pre-tickets and get the overall badge!

The Sports Afternoon will be held on 21.2.2023 in the University of Eastern Finland and Karelia University of Applied Sciences. On the same date ISYY organises the Sports Afternoon After Party at Bepop! 

Those who bought the pre-tickets via Kide.app will be receive the overall badge (limited number). 

Get your tickets early! Ticket price 3 € + cloakroom fee. Tickets are available in Kide.app. 

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 

The super mont's great final is the Winter Classic of ice hockey on Wednesday 8th 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 Kaleria? 

Different competitions, shows and programs are online during the half-times to raise the atmosphere and the communal sporit of the public. Official limited edition overall badges 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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Greetings from BRIDGES coordinator

Hello again! In this section you can get information about the upcoming events of the BRIDGES project. Hope we see you there - have a nice week!

- Riina



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

The next  “Coffee & Friends” on 14.2. at 4pm-6pm we celebrate friendship! Come along to make some crafts and meet other students.

“Coffee & Friends” 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 on Tuesdays at 4pm-6pm in Aurora’s AU110 room (except 21.2. AU208!). Welcome!

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Communal walk 14.2.

Is there anything better than fresh air, activity and great company?

Next communal walk is on Tuesday 14th of February at 4 pm. The departure starts from Alkukivet statue in front of Carelia. The walk lasts about one hour, after which the group heads for a warm cup of coffee or tea. 

Please prepare for the weather with appropriate equipment. The walk is open to everyone and does not require an advance registration. 

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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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Struggling with your goals? Feeling pressured? Lacking motivation? Study Wellbeing Group in Joensuu starts in February!


What to expect?

  • support from your fellow peers and share your experiences 
  • guidance towards better understanding of yourself in environment conducive to self-reflection in the context your study/ research process
  • support in discovering your study skills and tapping into them  
  • effective work techniques and develop flexibility to find the optimal ways to study that suit your needs and capacities 
  • stress regulation protocols that support resilience in challenging situations 

For whom?

Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level students

By whom?

The group is hosted by peer counsellors who are themselves students and researchers but also psychology students. Their role is to guide the participants towards improved study well-being by providing knowledge, encouraging self-reflection, and supporting development of study- and stress-resilience skills. The peer counsellors’ work is supervised by the UEF’s study psychologist.



Always 12 noon to 2 p.m. on the following dates on campus in Joensuu:

  • Monday Feb 20th
  • Monday Feb 27th
  • Monday March 13th
  • Monday March 20th
  • Tuesday March 28th
  • Monday April 3rd

How to join?

Apply by filling this form and a peer counsellor will then give you a telephone call to discuss your current situation and your wishes for the group.

For more information, please contact peer counsellors via e-mail at student2student@uef.fi

More information 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: 

  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 19 February!

UEF's application period for tutors has been extended until 19 Feb. 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:




ESN Joensuu "Will You be my Valentine?" (13.2)

"Roses are red, violets are blue, 
In Carelia's cafeteria, I think of you.
With markers and paper, we'll make a card,
Expressing our love, for each other's heart" 

This Valentine's Day, let's take a moment to show appreciation for those in our lives who bring us joy and happiness. On February 13th, join us in the Carelia lobby between 12 (noon) - 2pm for a day filled with love and laughter as we create sweet and meaningful Valentine's Day cards for our friends, family, loved ones and even strangers!

February 13th, we invite you to spread love and kindness, a hand in one hand, a pen in the other. Let's make this Valentine's Day one to remember! 




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

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Räkäposkella skiing event is one of the most traditional and craziest multidisciplinary student events arranged in Joensuu. The Competition is attended in teams with a size of 1-12 persons. The Teams have 12 hours to collect rounds by skiing around an approximately 1,6 km long loop called “crazy circle”. A team with the most rounds is rewarded. Other reward categories are the fastest round, the slowest round, the best costumes, and the best team spirit.

When? 1.3 from 7am - 7pm
Where? Mehtimäki "crazy circle" (the start area is behind Natura building, Yliopistokatu 7)

Registration starts on 8.2. on Kide.app and is open until 26.2! 



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.

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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. 

  • 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
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Event calendar

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)

Week 7

Mon 13.2. MtG Guild meeting at 3pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Mon 13.2 ESN Joensuu "Will you be my valentine" valentine's card crafting at 12-2pm in Carelia lobby
Tue 14.2. ESN Joensuu weekly meeting at 4pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Tue 14.2 BRIDGES Coffee & Friends 4pm-6pm in AU110 
Tue 14.2 BRIDGES Communal Walk 4pm from Alkukivet 
Tue 14.2. Luomio club meeting at 6pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Wed 15.2. JOOJAKU meeting at 4pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Wed 15.2. International House Joensuu Integration Adviser between 10am-12 at Luotsi (Kauppakatu 29)
Thu 16.2. Joensuu Board Gamers meeting at 3pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Fri 17.2. 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.

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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.


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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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