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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 4/2023

Tue 24 Jan 2023 03:46:27 PM EET

ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Week 4/2023 24.1. - 30.1.2023


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 4/2023

24.1. - 30.1.2023

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If you're passionate about languages, join ISYY's second online Language Café info today at 4.15 pm and learn about the Language Café activities.

If you'd like to meet new people and get to know your fellow students, Friday 27.1 is a great day for it! You can attend ELSA Joensuu Game Night at 5pm in Bar Play and ESN Joensuu Get to Know Each Other -party at 7pm in Bepop. Check out the Upcoming events -section for more information! 

Hope you have a wonderful semester!

Kind regards,

Salla / Coordinator of International Affairs in Joensuu 




Learn new languages!

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 24 January at 4.15 pm on Google Meet to find out more! You can find the link to the meeting on ISYY’s website.

  read more  

Apply for study points from 2022 positions of trust!

The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) has opened the application period for study points for the positions of trust 2022. According to the accepted education plan of UEF, a student can be given study points for participating in student association or ISYY club work, for acting in the administrative body or working groups of the Student Union, University or in another body of a cooperating organisation or for participating in international association or ISYY club work.

A student can be given no more than 5 study points for participating in student association or ISYY club work and no more than 10 study points for acting in an administrative body or a working group. However, a student can get a maximum of 10 study points (including the international association or club work) altogether from association or club work and administrative bodies or working groups.

Read more about the study points and apply no later than 21st February 2023 at 23.59!

  read more  



The parliamentary election campaign of students has begun!

Every student in higher education must be guaranteed the opportunity to study without income insecurity or scarcity. Investing in students' success is an investment in our future.

Many students live below the poverty line, even if they are taking out full student loans or working while studying. Since 2017, student loan debt has doubled and the purchasing power of study grant has weakened by around 100 euros. The rising cost of living and brutally rising interest rates are still eating into students' livelihoods.

This is unsustainable. Having an appropriate income is essential for future professionals to be able to cope, survive at work and have a good mental well-being. Student incomes must be strengthened. This benefits the whole country and the future.

A 100 euro increase in study grant is needed. Let's raise students above the poverty line!

Follow the higher education students' parliamentary election campaign on Instagram @poiskoyhyysrajalta or in other social media channels #PoisKöyhyysrajalta. 

  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!


How do I join ESN Joensuu? 

All ISYY members are automatically members of ESN Joensuu and very welcome to our events! You can prove your ESN Joensuu and ISYY membership with a student card (Frank App). 

If you would like to help out with planning and creating the events, you can sign up as an active member and help out whenever you can! If you'd like to become an active member, you can do that at the ISYY office or by sending an email to esnjoensuu@esnfinland.eu. 

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



Greeting from BRIDGES coordinator

Hello and a wonderful start of the week from me to you! In this section you can get information about the upcoming events of the BRIDGES project. Do you have event wishes or ideas that the BRIDGES could organize this spring? I'm happy to get some feedback and suggestions, because this project is for students! You can send me an email to riina.paakkonen@isyy.fi. 

- Riina



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

Save the date ‘cause 7.2. 4pm-6pm the first “Coffee & Friends” of the spring will be held!

“Coffee & Friends” as a meeting place opens up the opportunity to get to know other students in a relaxed atmosphere. This 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 every Tuesday 4pm-6pm in Aurora’s AU110 room. There will be a changing program, but above all, fun company. Welcome!


Student, want to make new friends?

Would you prefer a new friend for studying, hobby or exercise? Welcome to "Find a Friend" service!

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: ISYY's hobby buddy, SYKETTÄ's sports buddy and completely new study buddy of Student2Student. You can fill out and search for friends from all areas. Note! If you have already filled an application to a hobby buddy or a sports buddy, you don't have to fill a new one.

  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. 

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

  sykettä website  



UEF International Week 23-26 January!

International Mobility Services is hosting an international week this week! During the week, they will have info sessions about different exchange options and internationalization, you will also find the International Mobility Services Staff at info desks on campus!

See the programme on Kamu and join in!


Student Tutors Needed for Next Autumn Semester!

Would You Like to Be a Student Tutor?
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.

The application period will be 24 Jan – 5 Feb 2023.

Email: kirsi.konttinen@uef.fi

More information in Kamu: 



Degree student, remember to pay the health care service fee to Kela! 

Degree students attending a university or a university of applied sciences must pay a healthcare fee to Kela. The fee must be paid for each term. Kela does not send a bill for the fee, so students must make sure to pay it on their own initiative. You can pay the healthcare fee via Kela’s e-service OmaKela (available in Finnish and Swedish only).

If you are completing a higher education degree and are registered as attending, you have the right to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS).

  kela website  


Healthcare fee for 2023 set at EUR 73.60

The healthcare fee charged from higher education students for using student healthcare services will be EUR 73.60, or EUR 36.80 per term, in 2023. The students in higher education must pay the health care fee on their own initiative to Kela for both the spring and autumn semesters. Read more.

NB! You do not have to pay the healthcare fee if you have social security coverage from another EU/EEA country, from Switzerland, or from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Even if you do not have to pay the fee, you can still use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service. Howewer, be prepared to show your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or your Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) when visiting FSHS. The card must be obtained before coming to Finland. Read more.



Do you know what happens in our campuses in case of power outages?

Due to energy shortages resulting from the global energy crisis, locally imposed rotating power outages are possible, and they will affect the staff, students and partners working on the Joensuu and Kuopio Campus of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). The university is preparing for possible rotating power outages, also known as rolling blackouts. The university has prepared practical instructions for power outages.

How can you prepare? What is working during the outage? Where to get information?

By saving electricity, it is possible influence electricity adequacy and avoid the worst consequences of the energy shortage.

Read the instructions from UEF websites:

  read more  

Nyyti's chat in English (6 to 8pm)

Nyyti’s Chat is a place for sharing thoughts, feelings and experiences. Chats will cover subjects surrounding issues that affect student’s daily lives. Chat is also anonymous and free of charge. There will always be Nyyti’s volunteers or employees at the chat with you. 

Upcoming chat topics: 

Tue 31.1 Challenges in studying – what would help?
Tue 28.2. Can I find my position in working life?

  nyyti website  




ESN Joensuu Get to Know Each Other party (27.1.2023)

The start of the semester has begun!

Whether you have just arrived in Joensuu and you are looking to have a good time from the very beginning, or you are continuing your studies here, this event is just for you! 

We welcome you to our “Get to Know Each Other Party”! A perfect moment to have a great time and make new friends. We will have the whole of Bepop for ourselves between 7 pm and 10 pm. The “Get to Know Each Other” Bingo starts at 7.30 pm, after which there will also be a chance to take part in karaoke, and we will be having a DJ. The fun times continue through the night even after the place opens to the public. 

P.S. There will be an exciting Instagram post raffle, you can read more from Facebook and Instagram post! Awesome prizes awaits you!

See you there, ESNers! 
What? ESN Joensuu Get to Know Each Other -party
When? Friday, 27th of January 2023, 7 pm onwards
Where? Bepop Joensuu (Siltakatu 8 )
Price? Free for ESN Joensuu/ISYY members
Read more from ESN Joensuu's Get to Know Each Other Facebook event and ESN Joensuu's Instagram!


ELSA Joensuu Gaming Night 

ELSA Joensuu welcomes you to join us for a gaming night! We are gathering together at Bar Play to play fun games and hang out in good company. Participating is free and you can attend whenever it suits you. So take your friends with you and come along! You don't have to enroll yourself for the event. 

WHAT? Gaming night

WHERE? Bar Play

WHEN? 27th of January at 17.00

WHY? Why not???

For more information about the event, you can check out our Instagram at @elsajoensuu or our Facebook @ELSA Joensuu.



AEGEE Joensuu - Think Drink: '(Dis)illusion? Extremists and Fake News in Democracy'

Our monthly event is back! Join us at the first Think Drink of the semester for a discussion on modern democracy inspired by recent world events. 

After a short opening from two of our members, we will open the floor for an interactive discussion about all things relating to modern democracy - from the influence of extremist groups and fake news, to polarisation, the power of media, and youth representation.  

Where? Barplay (Kauppakatu 23, Joensuu)
When? Wed 25 Jan @ 20.00

For more info, find us on 
Instagram @aegee_contact_joensuu
Facebook AEGEE Joensuu
Email contact-joensuu@aegee.eu

or join our weekly meeting, every Wednesday at 16.30 in AU205.


AEGEE Joensuu - Join our board!

At AEGEE Joensuu, we are the only non-partisan political student association at UEF. If you are interested in advocacy, developing your soft skills, engaging in intercultural exchange, or strengthening your CV, come join us! 

We have two positions open on our board:


  • Responsible for communication with UEF bodies (e.g., ISYY)
  • Motivates, supports and advises other board members
  • Ensures delegation of tasks
  • Represents AEGEE Joensuu externally
  • Upholds a strong vision for AEGEE Joensuu
  • Note: These responsibilities are shared with the president

Ordinary board member   

  • Supports the board where needed
  • Opportunity to propose events / actions, actively engage in event management, and see your own ideas come to life 
  • This is a flexible role, so you can put your own stamp on it!

If you are interested in joining our board, come along to our weekly meeting where our new board members will be elected.  

If you can't make it to the meeting, but would like to run for a position, please send an email to contact-joensuu@aegee.eu, introducing yourself, stating which role you are running for, and explaining what makes you suited to that position.   

Where? AU205 (Aurora building)

When? Wed 25 Jan @ 16.30 



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. 

  • 30.1. Francis Ford Coppola: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, USA 1992, Finnish/swedish subtitles
  • 6.2. Alfred Hitchcock: The 39 Steps, GB 1935, Finnish/swedish subtitles
  • 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
  facebook event  


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.

  facebook event  

Event calendar

Week 4

Mon 23.1. MtG Guild meeting at 3pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Tue 24.1. Luomio club meeting at 6pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Wed 25.1. JOOJAKU meeting at 4pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Wed 25.1. International House Joensuu Integration Adviser between 10am-12 at Luotsi (Kauppakatu 29)
Wed 25.1 AEGEE Think Drink at 8pm in Bar Play 
Thu 26.1. Joensuu Board Gamers meeting at 3pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Fri 27.1. ELSA Joensuu Gaming Night at 5pm in Bar Play 
Fri 27.1. ESN Joensuu Get to Know Each Other party at 7pm in Bepop (Siltakatu 8)

Week 5

Mon 30.1. MtG Guild meeting at 3pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Tue 31.1. ESN Joensuu weekly meeting at 4pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Tue 31.1. Luomio club meeting at 6pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Tue 31.1. Nyyti's Chat: Challenges in studying – what would help? from 6pm to 8pm 
Wed 1.2. JOOJAKU meeting at 4pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Wed 1.2. International House Joensuu Integration Adviser between 10am-12 at Luotsi (Kauppakatu 29)
Thu 2.2. Joensuu Board Gamers meeting at 3pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7, Haltia building 2nd floor)
Fri 3.2. 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.

  read more  


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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