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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 34/2022

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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Week 34/2022 23.8. - 29.8.2022


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 34/2022

23.8 - 29.8.2022

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We just published all the info you need for the Campus Happening and City Orienteering on 8 September! The Campus Happening is free for everyone, but enrollment to the City Orienteering for continuing students starts on 5 September in Kide.app. Hope to see everyone there! Also, continuing students remember to enroll to the university by 15 September! Read more in Kamu.

You are reading Weekly Feed, 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. More info and how to unsubribe if you do not wish to receive Weekly Feed anymore is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Kind regards,

Salla / kv.joensuu@isyy.fi




Campus Happening programme and instructions how to enroll to the City Orienteering is now live!

The Campus Happening will start the academic year of UEF’s students on Thursday 8.9.2022. All students, new and continuing, and UEF staff are welcome to attend the Campus Happening! The event gathers our university community to celebrate the beginning of the academic year with live music and different activities!

The Campus Happening works as a kick-off for the City Orienteering, which begins right after the Campus Happening. In the Orienteering, students will go around their campus city in groups and complete different kinds of tasks given to them at different orienteering points. The students will get to know each other but also the campus city. You will meet e.g. student associations and ISYY Clubs at the orienteering points! The evening will end with an after party.

Check the programme and instructions from ISYY's website:




The Student Calendars have arrived to ISYY offices! 

As an ISYY member you are entitled to pick-up the calendar for free. Welcome to our offices during our opening hours. 

  • Mon 10-15
  • Tue 10-15
  • Wed 12-16
  • Thu 10-15
  • Fri closed
  contact us  

Need funding for an international project?

ISYY is giving out two grants for student associations, campus organisations and clubs for international activities!

The grant is for events and projects organised during autumn semester 2022 that further internationalisation. We prefer to give the grants to projects that focus on long-term goals and promotion of internationalisation among the student body.

The two best applications will receive a grant of 300 €.

Application period is from August 18th to September 18th.

  read more  



It is time to suggest, who deserves an acknowledgement from ISYY for their actions!

ISYY Annual Celebration will be held after two months and as our Symbol Regulation state, the Medals of Honor and Medals of Distinction will be published at the Annual Celebration.

According to ISYY's Symbol Regulations, every member or alumni of ISYY has a right to suggest a person to receive an acknowledgement.

Read more from ISYY websites and tell us, who do you think deserves an acknowledgement:

  read more  


ESN Joensuu - ISYY's international club

ESN Joensuu is a local section of ESN International, also known as the International Club of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY). ESN Joensuu is for anyone and everyone who lives in Joensuu and likes to hang out with people from around the world - both Finnish and international students are very welcome to join us! If you are a member of ISYY, you are automatically also a member of ESN Joensuu. 

The most important task of the ESN Joensuu is to introduce Finnish culture and lifestyle to international students and to give Finnish students an opportunity to gain international experiences in Joensuu by arranging diverse events and activities. In addition, ESN Joensuu is active in promoting intercultural understanding on campus and in Joensuu. We believe in fun, friendship and unity in diversity! Anyone can become active in ESN Joensuu and we really hope you do by either coming along to our events or by joining one of the open meetings.

All events are published on our social media and in the Upcoming Events- section of this newsletter. 

Follow ESN Joensuu on Instagram:
And on Facebook: 
ESN Joensuu



Greetings from the BRIDGES coordinator!

Hello again, I hope your week has gone well! The summer is coming to an end, even if you wouldn't believe it from this heat, and the project's activities have also started after the summer vacation. For example, the bus leaving from Joensuu for Valamo's trip is full, and many applications have been subscribed for Hobby Buddy service. In addition, the BRIDGES teams of City Orienteering are coming, more information is below.  Have a sunny week everyone!

- Riina


Outdoor games afternoon (6.9.)

On Tuesday the 6th of September is an outdoor games afternoon in the yard of Tulliportin normaalikoulu from 4:15pm until 7pm. The games are mölkky, dodgeball, finnish duck called "tervapata" and of course the wishes of the participants. You can come to visit for the whole time or for a while. As a memory, you will receive the BRIDGES project's own overall badge.

We are surveying students' interest in participating in the event, so please fill out the form below so we know to prepare. You can also come to the event without registration. The event has a weather reservation.





BRIDGES teams in City Orienteering (8.9.)

Do you want to participate in The City Orienteering on 8.9. and get to know fellow students? Register for the BRIDGES team, where you can get to know other students over discipline boundaries in the spirit of orienteering! Registration for the teams opens in Kide.app on the 5th of September. There are two teams and one team can accommodate six students.

  read more  

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 hobbies and 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! 

  read more  




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  

SYKETTÄ free trial period 1.9-14.9.2022

At the start of the autumn and spring semesters, you have a chance to try out SYKETTÄ sports services without a valid SYKETTÄ sticker. This autumn, the free trial period is held 1.-14.9.2022.

During the free trial period, you can participate in the classes available on the sports calendar without a valid sports sticker. However, users must enroll on each class beforehand during the free trial period.

New users must register on the SYKETTÄ website before they can use the services. Previously registered users do not need to register again. After the free trial period is over, from 15.9.2022 all users must have a valid sports sticker.

Are you a new user? Getting started with SYKETTÄ sports services is easy! Check out SYKETTÄ ABC where you can find instructions on how to register, buy a sports sticker and enroll on classes. SYKETTÄ ABC can be found on our website! 

  sykettä abc  

SYKETTÄ Appro is coming again!

SYKETTÄ Appro is held in the beginning of the autumn semester on 1.-14.9.2022 as part of the free trial period. The idea of SYKETTÄ Appro is to collect markings on an appro pass by participating in classes held by SYKETTÄ sports services. Each class is rewarded with one marking on the appro pass. SYKETTÄ Appro participants may enroll on all the classes and turns offered by SYKETTÄ sports services, unless otherwise stated. To honor the occasion, we will also hold fantastic special classes.

  • Participants who return their appro pass will be rewarded with an overall badge based on the number of markings. In addition, return your appro pass to participate in a lottery with fabulous prizes!
  • You can pick up the free appro pass from ISYY and POKA offices starting from 23.8.2022. There are a limited number of appro passes!
  • After the SYKETTÄ Appro you can return your appro pass to a campus office until 30.9.2022 during the opening hours.

Detailed participation instructions of SYKETTÄ Appro can be found on our website: 

  sykettä appro  


UEF Students, get to know your campus!

Do you know where to find the ISYY office or the Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk? Are you feeling lost strolling around the campus?

Now you have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with your campus in advance! With the help of the Campus Orienteering mobile game, you get to navigate around the campus using an informative map. You can find the campus’ buildings, services, restaurants and many other places of interest marked on the map as checkpoints. By visiting a checkpoint, you can access a brief introduction and info test about the location on the map. You can play the Campus Orienteering game by yourself or as a group with your friends. The game is available to play until 30 September.

So grab your phone, head over to your campus and get to know more about your surroundings through playing the Campus Orienteering game! You can find the game and its instructions in Moodle.

Enjoy the Campus Orienteering!

  uef kamu  

Opening ceremony of the Academic Year 2022-2023 (8.9.)

The Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2022–2023 will be held on Kuopio campus on Thursday, 8 September 2022, at 1.15 p.m. in the Great Lecture Hall, Snellmania building. Welcome!

You can also follow the opening ceremony online, links and the programme can be found from the link below: 

  read more  



Register to Language Centre courses!

If the course starts before 11.9.2022, registration ends two workdays before the course starts. If the course begins on 12.9.2022 or later in the first period, registration ends on Thu 8 September. For courses in the second period, registration ends 10 days before the course starts.

  • For degree students (Bachelor, Master and PhD), we offer degree courses in English and in Finnish as well as optional courses.
  • For exchange students, we offer the courses Finnish 1A and Chinese 1. Exchange students can join other Finnish courses if there is room in the group. 
  • If you are new to Finnish language, start with our beginner’s course, Finnish 1A. Finnish 1A is a self-study module. Registration is open throughout the academic year, and you can start this course as soon as you register in Peppi.

Students register for degree courses in Peppi through their personal study plan (PSP). Students may also register for courses that are not included in their PSP by searching these courses in Peppi.

NB! In case you have started your studies before Autumn 2022 and the new curriculum 2022–2025, please remember to add the new equivalent courses to your personal study plan (PSP).

For further information, see Language Center Study Community. For course catalogue and registration, see Peppi



Degree student - remember to pay the FSHS fee!

You can use FSHS (Finnish Student Health Service) services in the spring semester if you are studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and you have registered as an attending student at the UEF.

Degree students pay the university student's health care fee to Kela. Note that Kela won't send you an invoice! The amount for the autumn semester is 35.80 €

NB! If you are a degree student and you have social security coverage in another EU/EEA country, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, you do not have to pay the healthcare fee to Kela and you can still use the FSHS services. However, if you do not notify Kela that you pay social security coverage in your country before the due date, Kela can send you a reminder of the payment. Therefore, you should send Kela a copy of your valid European Health Insurance Card or other document showing that you have social security coverage in your home country. You can find more information about this change from Kela’s website.

  read more  

Nyyti’s Chat: How to find friends at the beginning of studies? (30.8 at 6 pm)

You may be moving to a new location and looking for new friends? How to manage in Finnish student culture? How can I find my place in my student community at campus or online?

Let’s chat about it on 30 August from 4 pm till 6 pm and share our thoughts!

  read more  



False start to the academic year -party (31.8 at 11pm)

False start! The new academic year is looming already and Joensuu's students party marathon will be start by annual freshman weeks.

From this false start, no one will be disqualify, so whether you are a new student or an old student, now is the time for freshmen to explore Kerubi's basement or older students wear their dusted overalls because this is Joensuu's first interdisciplinary party in this autumn. In the basement, music is played by Kerubi's DJ.

The party is organised by Legio Ostiensis ry. More information: tiedotus.legio@uef.fi

All are welcome! 

Tickets are 4e, you can purchase them on Kide.app from the link below: 




Joensuu City Orchestra concert in Ilosaari (25.8)

Joensuu City Orchestra performs in Ilosaari on Thursday 25.8, led by conductor Marjo Riihimäki. Come and enjoy some live classical and film music outdoors from 5pm to 7pm. Free entry!

Address: Ilosaari (Siltakatu 1)

In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the large hall in Joensuu Conservatory of Music. 

See the programme from the link below: 

  read more  

Maakuntapäivä concert on Joensuu marketplace main stage (28.8)

RytmiHäiriköt organises a free concert in Joensuu Marketplace on Sunday 28.8 between 12 - 4 pm. 


12:00 RytmiHäiriköt
1:30 pm  Pate Friman & Orient Express
3:00 pm Regina Launivuo




Event Calendar

Week 34
Thu 25.8.2022 Joensuu Board Gamers club meeting at 3 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7) 
Thu 25.8.2022 Joensuu City orchestra concert between 5 pm - 7 pm in Ilosaari (Siltakatu 1) 
Sun 28.8.2022 Maakuntapäivä concert between 12 - 4 pm in Joensuu Marketplace

Week 35
Tue 30.8.2022 Nyyti's chat: "How to find friends at the beginning of studies?" between 6pm - 8pm
Wed 31.8.2022 False Start to the Academic year -party at 11 pm in Kerubi




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
  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

Welcome to develop 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 (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.



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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