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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Weeks 41-42/2022

Tue Oct 11 14:24:58 2022

ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Weeks 41-42/2022 11.10. - 24.10.2022


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Weeks 41-42/2022

11.10. - 24.10.2022

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You can head over to the Carelia lobby today and tommorrow between 10am and 2pm to find out more about Student Associations, ISYY's clubs and Campus Associations - maybe you will find a new hobby for yourself from the Association Days

Weekly Feed won't be published next week because of the autumn holiday. This week's edition covers weeks 41 and 42. Hopefully you have some time to enjoy the sunny autumn weather! 

Have a nice week!

Kind regards,

Salla / kv.joensuu@isyy.fi




Welcome to ISYY Association Days on 11th and 12th of October 2022!

ISYY is organising the traditional Association Days in October, in which Student Associations, ISYY clubs and Campus Associations present their activities and events!  ISYY Association Days are open for everybody and there's no entrance fee.

The event will be held on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th of October from 10 am to 2 pm in Joensuu Carelia lobby. Come and find out what ISYY and associations close to it have to offer.

It’s also possible that you’ll find some new activities or maybe new hobbies from Association Days! 

  read more  

ISYY offices are closed on Autumn Holiday Week 42

ISYY office is closed next week (week 42, 17.- 23.10.2022) because of the Autumn Holiday. Please, visit our office before week 42 if you have some urgent matters.

  contact us  



Students are needed for the UEF audit workspaces!

ISYY is searching for student representatives for the UEF audit, that takes place on 9.-10.11.2022. Audit is an external quality control, where the university's operation is evaluated based on whether it meets the criteria for high-quality operation.

The auditing process involves student auditing workshops, in which students discuss their own experiences with each other, e.g. about studying, teaching, support services or the study environment at UEF based on the assignment given by the audit team.

Participating in the audit workshops offers an excellent opportunity to directly influence the University of Eastern Finland's operations, quality work and student support service, because for the next six years, UEF's operations will be developed based on the audit group's findings and action proposals.

Read more and apply by 17th October 12pm.

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Would you borrow camping gear from ISYY?

If ISYY had camping equipment you could borrow, would you use them? We're doing a very short survey via Google Forms so that we can make sure that students would want to use this kind of service.

Please answer the survey by Sunday 16 October and tell us your opinion!

  google forms  



Representative Council meeting 5/2022 25th October

The Representative Council of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) will hold its fifth meeting of 2022 on Tuesday the 25th of October at 5pm. The rooms and agenda will be published a week before the meeting at ISYY websites (linked below).

On the Agenda 25th October there is e.g. the membership fee of the Student Union for the Academic Year 2023-2024. 

You can follow the meeting in the classrooms or via a stream on ISYY’s YouTube channel. Welcome!

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ISYYs sustainable development week

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.

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Greetings from the BRIDGES coordinator

Hello! In this section you will find information about upcoming events and other activities of the BRIDGES project. I would like to remind you that the application for the BRIDGES team is open until 18.10. I really hope for feedback on this year's Wellbeing Week so that I can develop the event for the future. All wishes regarding the program are more than welcome! In addition, if you have considered starting a new hobby, but haven't found a company for it, then you should read the ad below about Hobby Buddy service.

Have a nice week everyone!




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 Alkukivivi 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!


Give feedback for Wellbeing week

Thank you to everyone who participated in Wellbeing Week 2022! We would like to ask for feedback on this year's Wellbeing Week program and communication. The feedback will be used to develop a theme week for the future. You can also express your wishes, what kind of program the theme week could have in the future. Giving feedback is anonymous. The feedback form can be found behind the link below and it closes on 21.10. Thank you very much in advance, your feedback is valuable!

  feedback form  



The Open call for the BRIDGES team!

Are promoting wellbeing and community spirit important to you? Do you want to be a part of organizing BRIDGES projects’ events? Apply to the BRIDGES team by the 18th of October!

We are searching for 6 new team members for the teams on each campus. You don't have to have previous experience in ISYY – the enthusiasm to work together is enough!

Read more about the open call for the team and fill the application today.

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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 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. Spring 2022 stickers are valid until 31.8.2022. Please follow our hygiene and safety instructions

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

  sykettä website  



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!


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 

Or meet us during YUFE Open Day on 11 Oct



Interested in volunteering work?

Volunteering work is a great opportunity to expand your competencies and acquire useful skills for working life.

In Kuopio you can do volunteering work for refugees and migrants at Kompassi and in Joensuu at Jomoni. In Joensuu you can also do volunteering work for LGBTQ+ issues at Pohjois-Karjalan Seta. If you can’t find anything suitable for you or you have another organization you’d like to volunteer for, you can contact YUFE Volunteering coordinator Marko Pietilä marko.pietilä@uef.fi.



Nyyti Chat

Nyyti’s Chat is a place for sharing thoughts, feelings and experiences. Chats will cover subjects surrounding issues that affect student’s daily lives. This group chat is meant for all students over the age of 18. Chat is also anonymous and free of charge. There will always be Nyyti’s volunteers or employees at the chat with you. Always remember to behave according to the priciples for a safer space.

When the Chat is open, a “Welcome to Nyyti’s Chat”- pop up window appears at this page. Just enter yourself a nickname, click the “Start chat” button and join the conversation! Check the schedules for chats in English below.

  • Tue 25.10. Feeling tired all the time?
  • Tue 22.11. Living with roomies?
  • Tue 13.12. Racism and mental health

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: 




ESN Joensuu International Dinner (21.10)!

ESN JOENSUU's legendary international dinner is back!!! Mark your calendars on October 21st of 2022 @ 6 pm onwards! International Dinner is a special event where you can enjoy tasty food and good company of other ESNers!! 

In order to take part in the International dinner, you’ll need to prepare a dish that preferably represents the food that is typical/common in your home country. All the food will be shared among the participants in a buffet-style feast! This is an amazing opportunity for you to both offer your fellow students a little taste of your own culture and also to try out some exotic new flavours yourself! Please prepare a (cardboard) sign with the name of the dish and the name of the country where it's from. Also write a list with all the ingredients used in the dish in case of allergies. There will also be a fun quiz and some music to dance along with!

There are only a limited number of spots available for this dinner party and the registration is compulsory.

WHAT? ESN Joensuu "International Dinner"
WHEN? Friday, October 21st at 6pm onwards
WHERE? Educa Building , E200 CLASS University of Eastern Finland Joensuu
PRICE? Free for all ESN/ISYY members

Please click below link for the registration:



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.

  facebook event  


Jokicon Board Game Convention

Jokicon 2022 is a Board Game Convention at the University of Eastern Finland's Aurora building's A-side (Yliopistokatu 2) from Saturday 22.10. to Sunday 23.10.! The event is organized by ISYY's Board Game Club: Joensuu Board Gamers (ISYY is the student union of the University of Eastern Finland). Jokicon is an alcohol-free event.

The event consists mostly of casual board gaming. The clubs board game library will be there for everyone to play, but you can also bring your own favorite board games! The event is held at the Aurora and its lecture rooms, which are perfect for playing board games, partly thanks to the large table space. Opening hours:

  • Saturday 11:00-22:00
  • Sunday 10:00-19:00.

It is not possible to cook food or stay at Aurora overnight. There are restaurants and shops within walking distance. Entrance fee: 3€/day or 5€/2days. (You can upgrade your one-day ticket to a two-day ticket by paying the difference.) It is recommended to have some indoor shoes/slippers with you.


  facebook event  

Apply for Junction 2022!

Junction 2022 is Europe’s leading hackathon, and once again it’s completely live in Espoo, Finland! It will gather 1300 experienced coders, developers, and tech enthusiasts as well as young visual and business professionals together to solve the challenges of our partners, such as Binance, Reaktor and Huawei. At the event, you’ll team up with other enthusiastic problem solvers, and show what you are really made of.

Oh and, did we already mention the main prize? The winning team receives an award of 10 000 €. Everyone will also receive a participation certificate, for which universities are usually willing to shill one or more credits :)

So...clear your calendar for 04.-06.11. and start planning your trip! The event will offer you the most epic hackathon experience as well as valuable recruitment possibilities and great learning experiences, plus we are bringing Terminal back!

Apply before October 15 HERE!  

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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.  

  • 17.10. Autumn holiday - no movie! 
  • 24.10. John Huston: The African Queen (GB/USA 1951) 
  • 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) 
  facebook event  


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!

  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 41
Mon 10.10. MtG-Guild club meeting between 3 pm - 8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7) 
Tue 11.10. ESN Joensuu weekly meeting between 3:30pm - 5pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Tue 11.10 -Wed 12.10. Association Days from 10am - 2pm in Carelia lobby
Tue 11.10 Luomio club meeting between 6 pm -8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Tue 11.10 Finnish Language Cafe at 5:30 pm in Joensuu main library, art square 2nd floor (Koskikatu 25)
Tue 11.10. BRIDGES Hang out evening between 5pm and 7 pm in Suvas 
Wed 12.10. JOOJAKU club meeting at 4 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Wed 12.10. Meet IHJ's Intergration Adviser at Luotsi between 10am -12(noon) (Luotsi, Kauppakatu 29)
Thu 13.10. Joensuu Board Gamers club meeting at 3 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)

Week 42
Mon 17.10. MtG-Guild club meeting between 3 pm - 8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7) 
Tue 18.10. ESN Joensuu weekly meeting between 3:30pm - 5pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Tue 18.10 Luomio club meeting between 6 pm -8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Tue 18.10 Finnish Language Cafe at 5:30 pm in Joensuu main library, art square 2nd floor (Koskikatu 25)
Wed 19.10. JOOJAKU club meeting at 4 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Wed 19.10. Meet IHJ's Intergration Adviser at Luotsi between 10am -12(noon) (Luotsi, Kauppakatu 29)
Thu 20.10. Joensuu Board Gamers club meeting at 3 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Fri 21.10. ESN Joensuu International Dinner at 6pm in Educa E200 
Sat 22.10. - Sun 23.10. Jokicon boardgame event in Aurora building 




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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