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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 38/2022

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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Week 38/2022 20.9. - 26.9.2022


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 38/2022

20.9. - 26.9.2022

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This week we are starting our Language Café activities so join us for an info session today at 4.15 pm via Google Meet if you didn't attend the info at 9 am!

Language Cafés are a great way to learn basics of a new language and meet other students. The idea of the Cafés is that your fellow students teach you their mother tongue in small groups and in a relaxed environment. UEF students can get ECTS credits (1 ECTS/participant and 2 ECTS/teacher) for participating and completing a few small assignment! Read more about the Language Cafés on ISYY's website here.

Have a nice week!

Kind regards,

Salla / kv.joensuu@isyy.fi




Improve your language skills!

ISYY’s Language Cafés are starting again! Do you want to learn new languages, brush up your old skills and meet new people or teach your native language? We have the perfect opportunity for you!

In a Language Café, your peers and friends are your teachers and at the same time, they can be your students. When participating in Language Café activities, you can also earn ECTS credits by either attending or organising a Language Café (UEF students only) and by submitting a few small assignments to Moodle.



Join the Language Café info session on Tuesday 20 September at 4.15 pm on Google Meet to find out more! You can find the links to the meetings from the 'Read more' section below.

If you are interested in teaching a Language Café, fill in the Google Forms linked here and let us know which languages you would be interested in teaching! You can sign up in Google Forms until Thursday 22nd of September 12 pm (noon).

Leader training is on Thursday 22 September at 4.15pm on Google Meet so see you there! (We will send the link to the leader training via email to those who filled in the Google Forms.) Note that participating in the leader training does not bind you to anything! You can just attend the training and decide after that whether you want to become a leader or not.

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Changes in ISYY office opening hours 

  • Because of the sports afternoon ISYY offices are closed on Wednesday 5th of October 2022
  • ISYY offices are closed from 17th to 21st of October (week 42)



Give us feedback about the Campus Happening and City Orienteering

Thanks to everyone who joined the Campus Happening and City Orienteering last Thursday in Joensuu and Kuopio! We hope that everyones evening was joyful and safe. 

We are now collecting feedback to improve our events in future. By filling the form you can participate in a raffle where we give out UEF canvas bags. 

The form will be closed on Friday 23rd September at 12 pm.

  read more  

See you in October at ISYY Association Days! (11.-12.10)

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 and on Wednesday 12th of October from 10 am to 2 pm in Kuopio Snellmania lobby (1st floor). 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  


Welcome to ISYY’s 12th Anniversary Celebration on 29th October 2022 in Kuopio!

We warmly welcome all ISYY members to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) on Saturday, 29th October 2022 in Kuopio! The Annual Celebration will be held in Hotel IsoValkeinen. 

Registration for the Annual Celebration will begin on Wednesday 14th September 2022 at 12 pm and the registration is open until 30th September 2022. 

  read more  



Freshman Bingo

ISYY organises a ‘fuksibingo’ aka Freshman Bingo to kick-start the academic year for new students. By completing a bingo you will get a unique ISYY Fuksi 2022 overall badge. The Freshman Bingo helps new students to familiarise themselves with student life and to find new communities.

Read the rules for Freshman Bingo and download the bingo sheet from ISYY websites.

The bingo sheet can also be collected from ISYY offices.

  read more  


Greetings from the BRIDGES coordinator

Hello again! It feels like autumn is going really fast now and I've got the feeling that now is the moment to take the foot off the gas pedal, slow down and stop. It's not always easy, but the most important thing is to try. Is it easy for you to stop when you feel that life is too hectic? Luckily, you can practice it and the internet is full of different ways. I personally recommend Nyyti ry’s website, which is full of material for promoting your wellbeing. Have a relaxing new week!



Opening of the Wellbeing Week 3.10.

The Wellbeing Week of ISYY and UEF will be celebrated on October 3rd-7th 2022. This time the theme of the week is brain’s wellbeing.

The week starts with the arrival of the Finnish Kennel Club's care dogs to the campuses, at Alkukivet in Joensuu and in front of Lukema in Kuopio between 12 noon and 2 pm. According to Yle's article, pets reduce stress and relax, even if the pet is not one's own. In addition to petting the dogs, coffee and chocolate are served.


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Movie night 6.10.

The Wellbeing Week’s Thursday evening will be crowned with a movie night, during which we will watch C'mon C'mon (2021), starring Joaquin Phoenix, who won an Oscar from Joker (2019). The theme of the film is a sensitive drama that deals with the wellbeing of the mind and emotional skills. C’mon C’mon makes you laugh and cry and sometimes both at the same time. The movie is in English. Movie night is organized on 6.10. at Restaurant Kerubi from 6 pm forward. The event is open and free to UEF students and staff. Registrate to event from the link down below.

Welcome to have fun (and maybe cry a little)!


Polar night “kaamos” survival lecture 7.10.

At the end of the Wellbeing week, study psychologist Katri Ruth holds a polar night lecture called "Kaamos survival" in English from 2 pm to 3 pm on Zoom. People may be negatively affected by kaamos, and darkness can trigger depression or cause extra tiredness. The effects of polar night time on the body and mind are discussed, and ways to cope with polar night are reviewed. Note! The lecture starts exactly at 2 pm. You can find the link to Zoom from the Wellbeing week’s program, the link is below.

  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  


Sports Afternoon 5.10

Sports Afternoon of the Autumn 2022 is held on Wednesday 5th of August 2022 in Joensuu and Kuopio. The UEF, Karelia UAS and Savonia UAS hold a sports afternoon together and the sports afternoon is lecture-free from 12:15 pm.

SYKETTÄ Sports Services organizes the sports afternoon program, but no SYKETTÄ sticker is required to participate. It is still required to register to SYKETTÄ websites (Joensuu or Kuopio) to be able to enroll to the classes and turns. The sports afternoon program also includes all the classes on the SYKETTÄ sports calendar that day!

During the sports afternoon, a wide variety of different exercise options are available both indoors and outdoors, and arranged by external partners. Some of them are free of charge, while others include a separate fee.

The sports afternoon programme is now published! Campus specific sports afternoon programs and enrollment schedules can be found on the websites below.



Welcome to respond to the survey!

The aim of the survey is to obtain diverse information on students’ experiences and views on learning and studying in higher education. We hope that every higher education student will respond to the survey based on their own experiences of studying. Everyone’s answer is important.

The deadline for responding is 7.10.2022. Responding takes around 20-25 minutes. Answer to the survey here

The survey is part of the Evaluation of the state and reform of higher education pedagogy, which is implemented by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC). Some of the answers may be used in the Evaluation of Government’s key projects for higher education 2017–2022. Once the evaluation has been completed, the responses will be archived, and they can be handed over for research use. The answers that will be archived will be anonymised. The results of the survey will be reported in a way that makes it impossible to identify individual respondents.

For more information on the evaluation, visit the project website. I am happy to provide more information about the evaluation and the implementation of survey.

Thank you for participating in the evaluation!


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: 




Nyyti's chat: Studying with Learning Disabilities (27.9)

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.

Nyyti's Chat: Tue 27.9. Studying with Learning Disabilities from 6 pm to 8 pm

How can I join the chat?

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! 


International student, register for Finnish courses now!

If you are new to Finnish language, start with our beginner’s course, Finnish 1A. Finnish 1A is a MOOC-style self-study course and open for all international UEF students. Registration is open throughout the academic year, and you can start this course as soon as you register in Peppi. If you have studied Finnish before, check out our Finnish 1B – Finnish 4 courses to find a course suitable for your skill level!

  • KK00CK91 Suomi 1A / Finnish 1A: Introduction to the Finnish language, 2 ECTS
  • KK00CK92 Suomi 1B / Finnish 1B, 2 ECTS
  • KK00CK93 Suomi 2A / Finnish 2A, 2 ECTS
  • KK00CK94 Suomi 2B / Finnish 2 B, 2 ECTS
  • KK00CK95 Suomi 3 / Finnish 3, 4 ECTS (Autumn term 2022)
  • KK00CK96 Suomi 4 / Finnish 4, 4 ECTS (Spring term 2023)

For all course schedules and detailed descriptions, please see your PSP or study guide 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! Continuing students, please remember to update your PSP! 

If you have any questions, please contact Finnish teacher Katri Niemi. Don't hesitate to ask!  Read more about our Finnish courses: Suomi toisena kielenä / Finnish language. Learn more about other courses Language Centre offers for international degree and exchange students in Language Centre Study community! 



Travel card lottery for new students

Take part in lottery, where you can win a personal JOJO Waltti travel card and one season ticket (30 days). You can participate if you study in Joensuu at the University of Eastern Finland or at Karelia University of Applied Sciences. The period of the lottery is 5.9. – 25.9.2022.

The lottery terms:

  • You can participate by filling this internet form (only once): Waltti-arvonta
  • You study for the first year
  • You are a full-time student (minimum of 25 hours a week) and studying towards a degree. The length of the academic year must be the minimum of 8 months (for foreign exchange and degree students minimum of 3 months).
  • You must claim your prize at the latest 30.11.2022. You must certificate you studying by your student certificate. The prize is personal, you cannot transfer it forward.

The winners will receive an email and further information how to claim the prize in the beginning of October. This lottery is organized by the city of Joensuu.


Useful websites and social media

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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: 




Pirates of the Baltic Sea -cruise (14.11-16.11)

AHOY ye landlubberrr!

Time to step aboard and find your place amongst the seadogs!

We are happy to welcome you onboard the Pirates of the Baltic Sea! The biggest and baddest cruise on the Baltic Sea is calling you to hoist the masts and sail from Helsinki to Stockholm! Experience two nights full of fun and partying with fellow international students in the beautiful archipelago and one day of visiting Stockholm. International students from all over the world are joining the cruise!

Ticket sales open on 13.9 at 11 am!

Read more from Facebook & get your tickets from Timetravels website: 


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. 

  • 26.9. James Cameron: TITANIC (USA 1997)
  • 3.10. Pier Paolo Pasolini: Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma  (Italy/France 1975)
  • 10.10. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger: The Red Shoes (GB 1948) 
  • 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  



Juttuklubi Joensuu (21.9)

Juttuklubi Joensuu - a warm and friendly event for everyone who wants to meet Finnish employers, expand their network, and talk in Finnish about working life. Book the dates in your calendars and join Juttuklubi Joensuu events! 

When and What:  
21.9.2022 at 17:00: Volunteering – is it a mean to find a job? 

Luotsi Joensuu, Kauppakatu 29



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 38
Mon 19.9. MtG-Guild club meeting between 3 pm - 8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7) 
Tue 20.9 Language Café info session at 9 am and at 4:15 pm
Tue 20.9 Finnish Language Cafe at 5:30 pm in Joensuu main library, art square 2nd floor (Koskikatu 25)
Wed 21.9 ESN Joensuu weekly meeting at 5pm in Bar Play (upstairs)
Wed 21.9 JOOJAKU club meeting at 4 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Wed 21.9 Meet IHJ's Intergration Adviser at Luotsi between 10am -12(noon) (Luotsi, Kauppakatu 29)
Wed 21.9 Juttuklubi Joensuu at 5 pm in Luotsi Joensuu (Kauppakatu 29)
Thu 22.9 Language Café Leader Training at 4:15 pm (fill in this Google Forms by 22.9 12(noon) and you will get a link to the meeting via email)
Thu 22.9. Joensuu Board Gamers club meeting at 3 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Fri 23.9 Global Friday at 5pm in Joensuun Setlementti (Siltakatu 10 a 13)

Week 39
Mon 26.9. MtG-Guild club meeting between 3 pm - 8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7) 
Tue 27.9 Finnish Language Cafe at 5:30 pm in Joensuu main library, art square 2nd floor (Koskikatu 25)
Tue 27.9 Nyyti's Chat from 6pm to 8pm 
Wed 28.9 JOOJAKU club meeting at 4 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Wed 28.9 Meet IHJ's Intergration Adviser at Luotsi between 10am -12(noon) (Luotsi, Kauppakatu 29)
Thu 29.9. Joensuu Board Gamers club meeting at 3 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)




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!

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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.



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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