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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 44/2022

Tue Nov 01 13:04:49 2022

ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 44/2022


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 44/2022


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Summer time is officially over as clocks were changed back by one hour to standard time last Sunday. Most Halloween celebrations are aready behind us but Finns also celebrate All Saints' Day during this time of the year. All Saints' Day is always celebrated on a Saturday between 31.10 - 6.11, which means that this year it lands on 5th November. All Saints’ Day is most commonly celebrated by remembering our loved ones who have been deceased by lighting candles.

November is already here so remember to attach lights to your bicycle if you haven't yet since the evenings are getting dark very quickly. 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. If you're walking, you can increase your visibility in the dark by wearing a reflector or a reflector vest. Read more about using reflectors on Finnish Road Safety Council's website here.

Have a nice week!

Kind regards,




Get to know ISYY Clubs in our social media!

During the next weeks we are representing ISYY's clubs in our social media channels. ISYY Clubs are open for all of our members on their main purpose is to create free or fairly priced free-time activities to UEF students. The clubs are also collecting people with the same interests to the same place over the study fields.

Follow ISYY's Instagram or Facebook and get to know our clubs. ISYY's specialist for organisational affairs is more than happy to give you tips about ISYY clubs and also about creating a new club. 

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Apply to the ISYY Board 2023

Are you the next ISYY Board member 2023? Are you ready to spend the best year of your studies?

The application period to the ISYY Board is open!  Read more from ISYY website and send your application by 13 November.

But let's go through the basics! What is ISYY Executive Board? 

  • The role of the Executive Board is to work in the field of student advocacy both on a local and national level.

  • Each member of the Executive Board has a specific area of responsibility in order to guarantee that every student, despite their background or interests, gets their voice heard in decision-making process.

  • The Board members are UEF students, ISYY members, and the Board consists of both the students of Joensuu and Kuopio campuses.
  • The ISYY Executive Board is elected annually by the Representative Council. The Board’s term of office runs from January to December.

  • Remuneration is paid for serving on the Board and the members are expected to actively engage in Board work.

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ISYY is looking for deputy student representatives

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 an impact, but you will also be paid for representing students in these meetings.

What do the Representatives actually do?

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

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

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Student Representative for the FSHS Eastern Region Board

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

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



ISYYs Sustainable Development Week

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 (week 45).

In the programme, 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 The Student Union of the University of Åbo (ÅAS).

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Greetings from the Coordinator

Hello! As you can see, the events have decreased from the start of the autumn, but don’t worry - there are upcoming events also for the rest of the year. For example, soon there will start remote study sessions called Tomato Mondays, which aim at helping you to concentrate more on your assignments by using the pomodoro study technique. Just stay tuned for more information. Have a relaxing week!



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.

Read more about the service and fill out an application today!

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SYKETTÄ Kuopio news

Get to know classes Tuesday 1.11.

Get a SYKETTÄ one-month sticker for November!

One-month sticker is valid for one calendar month and includes all the SYKETTÄ services, eg. group classes, gyms and ball sport shifts. Buy your one-month sticker easily from our webshop!

Thu 3.11. Halloween delicacies in a healthier way -cooking class

Halloween delicacies in a healthier way cooking evening on Thursday 3.11. at 4-8 pm. During the evening we'll be cooking different sweet and savory dishes with a Halloween theme in a bit healthier way. The evening will be held mostly in Finnish, however instructions and recipes can be translated into English as well. Course will be held by SYKETTÄ nutrition specialist Janica Taskinen. Costs 6€ per person. More information, menu and enrolling in the sports calendar!

Free physical activity counselling for students

SYKETTÄ Kuopio University Sports Services’ new physical activity counselling service offers free and low-threshold individual counselling and support for students who do not exercise enough for their health and well-being, or who need advice on how to become more active in their everyday lives, or support in starting physical activity. Physical activity counselling consists of a maximum of five meetings with a physical activity counsellor. The content of the meetings is planned according to the client's wishes and objectives. The aim of the counselling is to help the client to find a way of moving that they like and to increase their well-being in everyday life. The service is intended for students of UEF and does not require a SYKETTÄ sticker.

Contact physical activity counsellor Saija: 044 7856832 or saija.pohjanvirta@edu.savonia.fi. Read more about this service here. You can find the data protection records here.

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Friend café on campus every Tuesday!

Every Tuesday in November there is Kaverikahvila, "Friend cafe", at Kuopio campus. The meetings have some coffee, tea and snacks for the participants. You can come to the cafe as you are. Come alone or take your friends with you!

  • Place: Chapel in the second floor of the Studentia building
  • Time: 16.00 -18.00

Themes for the meetings:

  •  1.11. Darkness survival
  •  8.11. Board games
  •  15.11. Balancing between studies and leisure
  •  22.11. Crafts: christmas cards and gingerbread decorations
  •  29.11. Crafts: christmas cards and christmas carols sing-along


Student2Student councelling

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.

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Peer councellors

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

Student discount tickets only 4 euros!

Music gives wings to the mind. Enjoy Kuopio Symphony Orchestra’s Season concerts for a student discount price of ONLY 4 EUROS at the Kuopio Music Centre Concert Hall! Unwind after a stressful day listening to timeless music and get to know our orchestra’s musicians who represent over 10 different nationalities.

On Thursday 3 November at 7 pm the ᴉVIVA GUITARRA! concert you can enjoy, for example, the king of the guitar concertos, the Mexican Manuel Ponce’s Concierto del Sur, interpreted by Ismo Eskelinen. Meet the Artists at the Hall of Light at 6.30 – free entrance.



4€ student discount tickets for the following concerts:
3.11. ¡Viva Guitarra!
17.11. Mesmerized by the Winds
24.11. Our own star
8.12. Celebration of Finnish Music
15.12. The Nutcracker

More information: The 4€ discount tickets can be purchased at the Kuopio Music Centre Ticket sales only on the day of the concert (open Mon-Fri 3-5 pm or until the beginning of the performance and on weekend 1 hour before the performance, open hours valid for the time being). The discount price is only valid if there are still tickets left. To access the discount price a valid student card chould be presented when purchasing the ticket.

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The 4th PCU International University Chess Cup

The 4th PCU International University Chess Cup is organized from 25 to 27 November 2022 at the University of Antwerp (BELGIUM). Participation in the PCU International University Chess Cup is free of charge and ensures a free sports and events program for universities and university colleges worldwide. Teams/players book their own accommodation and pay directly to the hotel or hostel of their choice.

The main objective is to offer students a platform where sport is considered as a valuable instrument to develop international interaction and experience, with emphasis on the International Olympic Committee recognized Panathlon values of Fair Play and Universal Friendship.

In addition, for those students unable to travel, on 23 November, an online Blitz Chess Tournament (PCU Chess@Home) will be organized.

For more information about the 4th PCU International University Chess Cup, please visit the official website.

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Wanna cross a visit to Lapland off your bucket list?

Join ESN Kuopio and ISYY as we are going far beyond the Arctic Circle to experience the real Finnish winter in the northernmost ski resort of Europe in Saariselkä, the place which has ski slopes open sometimes even in June! The trip is organised from Thu 24.11.2022 till Tue 29.11.2022.

Visit the real Santa in the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, take selfies with the reindeers at a farm hosted by Sami people, enjoy the beautiful Arctic landscape and if you are lucky, the mesmerizing Northern lights! There is also a wide range of winter sports you can try – everything from adventurous snowshoeing and skiing to husky sledding, and even swimming in the Arctic Ocean. The group will be accommodated in atmospheric cottages on the slope of the Kaunispää-mountain, which is a perfect place for spotting the Aurora Borealis!

Where can you sign up?

The sign up will begin on Thursday 1 September at 12 pm on Timetravels' website! Find more information and sign up via the link in the blue box below.

The price of the trip starts from 339 €. What is included in the price:

  • A round trip by bus to Rovaniemi & Saariselkä
  • Accommodation in 3-14 person cabins with sauna for 4 nights
  • Visit of the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi
  • Kemi SnowCastle visit
  • Tour guide services in the destination

For questions and other information contact Timetravels Customer service for assistance via Helpdesk or customerservice@timetravels.fi or via phone +358 10 421 8990, during office hours Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00. Cost of the phone call is 0,09 €/call + 0,17 €/min + international call charge (for calls outside Finland).

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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.

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The shortest way to work - Pondi

Pondi is a new Savilahti talent pond implemented by KPY and Osuma Henkilöstöpalvelut, where the growing Savilahti area is at the heart with thousands of students and jobs. Pondi connects talents and jobs easily, interestingly and flexibly.

Talent, get to know the employers in the area extensively before you go after your dream job. Pondi enables employments of different lengths so that you can get to know different employers or work tasks already during your studies. You will get good employer contacts and diverse working life skills even before you are ready to commit to a longer-term employment relationship.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



Kielibuusti project

Kielibuusti (Language Boost ) project is developing an online platform to provide information, tips and links related to Finnish and Swedish language learning and integration. We are looking for potential users, e.g. international students, of the future platform to respond to a short online questionnaire and share their views.

As a potential user of the platform you are the best expert to know what the platform should contain. You can access the questionnaire via this link. Please answer the questionnaire by November 4th the latest and forward it to your network. Answering takes about 5 to 10 minutes and the answers are collected anonymously.

Thank you very much for your help! If you would like to know more about Kielibuusti or the questionnaire, please send an email to kielibuusti-info@aalto.fi.


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 description of the event/activity in English to either kv.kuopio@isyy.fi (Kuopio events) or kv.joensuu@isyy.fi (Joensuu events).

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


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 Kuopio 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 (Weekly Feed) and data protection on ISYY's website.



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