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

Tue 01 Nov 2022 01:43:52 PM EET

ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Week 44/2022 1.11. - 7.11.2022


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

1.11. - 7.11.2022

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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 and visiting graveyards. 

Remember to attach lights to your bicycle if you haven't already since the evenings are getting dark 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,

Salla / kv.joensuu@isyy.fi



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. 

Read more about ISYY clubs from the link below:

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Are you the next ISYY Board member 2023?

Are you ready to spend the best year of your studies?

Do you want to gain valuable experience for working life? Are you interested in significant personal growth as you take the role of an employer for one year? What about promoting students’ welfare on a national level? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, apply for the Student Union’s Executive Board for the year 2023. The application period is 28.10.–13.11.2022. The Executive Board for the year 2023 is selected at the Student Union Representative Council’s meeting on 24.11.2022. 

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What is ISYY 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 processes.
  • The Board members are UEF students, ISYY members, and the board consists both of 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.

Student representative for The FSHF 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 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."

Deadline for application is 7.11.2022. 




Call for Applicants: Student deputy members into the UEF Faculty Council and Collegiate

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

What the Student Representatives do?

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

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

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ISYYs sustainable development week (7-13.11.)

How do companies take the climate, the environment and human rights into consideration in their activities? Do stores offer responsibly produced clothing? How about laptops or phones?

Come and learn more about responsible consumption and get to know other students interested in the subject!

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.

On top of the events organised together with SYL, ISYY’s BRIDGES project will arrange a trip to School for Self Suffeciency in Nurmes. In the academy they hold courses to teach people how to live life completely in a self-sustaining way! During the trip you will learn how the academy operates and how you can live more self-sustaining by yourself. You can attend this trip from both campuses. NB! Lectures during the trip will be available only in Finnish!

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Greetings from the BRIDGES 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 is helping you to concentrate more on your assignments by 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 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.

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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. Please follow our hygiene and safety instructions

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

  sykettä website  


Calls for Application for Outgoing Student Exchange – one week left!

The application period for student exchange during ay 2023-24 is open! The application period ends on Nov 15th at 3 pm – late applications will not be accepted, so please make sure you submit your application in time!

We recommend that you start your application well before the deadline!

Read the calls for applications on Kamu and fill in the application form on SoleMOVE. For more information, please see the Study Abroad section on Kamu!


Student2Student peer counsellors are here for you

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. 



Peer counsellors?

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




ESN Joensuu Got Talent (7.11)

HEY THERE! ESN Joensuu is waiting for you and your hidden talents! We are looking for performers! 

Can you do Magic show? Comedy? Circus tricks?
How about dancing? Singing? Playing instruments? Theater ?
To be done by an individual or by group?

Well! This is your time to show your amazing talent! You also have the chance to win amazing prizes too!  Register now as a PERFORMER! 

To participate, kindly fill out the form.

WHAT? ESN Joensuu Got Talent
WHEN? Monday, November 7th at 6:00 PM onwards
WHERE? Educa E200, UEF Joensuu
PRICE? Free for all ESN/ISYY members


Kekrifest and November market at the Joensuu marketplace (11.11-12.11)

Kekri is a traditional Finnish celebration related to the autumn season and harvesting the crop. Kekrifest brings some performances and activities to Joensuu marketplace on Friday 11.11 between 11 am and 5:30 pm and on Saturday 12.11 between 11 am and 3:30 pm.

Marrasmarkkinat (November market) brings some local vendors to the Joensuu marketplace, where they sell food, handcrafted items and other goods. November market is open on Friday 11.11 between 7 am and 6 pm, and on Saturday 12.11 between 7 am and 4 pm. 



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


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.   

  • 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  



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).

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Event Calendar

Week 44

Mon 31.10. MtG-Guild club meeting between 3 pm - 8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Tue 1.11. ESN Joensuu weekly meeting between 3:30pm - 5pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Tue 1.11. Luomio club meeting between 6 pm -8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Tue 1.11. Finnish Language Cafe at 5:30 pm in Joensuu main library, art square 2nd floor (Koskikatu 25)
Wed 2.11. JOOJAKU club meeting at 4 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Wed 2.11. Meet IHJ's Intergration Adviser at Luotsi between 10am -12(noon) (Luotsi, Kauppakatu 29)
Thu 3.11. Joensuu Board Gamers club meeting at 3 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Fri 4.11 Global Friday from 5pm to 9 pm in Joensuun Setlementti (Siltakatu 10 A 13 (5th floor).

Week 45

Mon 7.11. ESN Joensuu Got Talent at 6pm in Educa E200
Mon 7.11. MtG-Guild club meeting between 3 pm - 8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7) 
Tue 8.11. ESN Joensuu weekly meeting between 3:30pm - 5pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Tue 8.11. Luomio club meeting between 6 pm -8 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Tue 8.11. Finnish Language Cafe at 5:30 pm in Joensuu main library, art square 2nd floor (Koskikatu 25)
Wed 9.11. JOOJAKU club meeting at 4 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)
Wed 9.11. Meet IHJ's Intergration Adviser at Luotsi between 10am -12(noon) (Luotsi, Kauppakatu 29)
Thu 10.11. Joensuu Board Gamers club meeting at 3 pm in Haltia meeting room (Yliopistokatu 7)




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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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 (LinkedIn, English)



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.




Asia Exchange webinar

The spring semester is over, and it is time to prepare for your studies abroad in 2023! Therefore, Asia Exchange holds its Autumn Webinars to inform students and support their study abroad plans. We invite you to our interactive webinars, where we share our insights on the best study abroad options in the future.

We invite students to our webinar "Everything you need to know about studying in Bali" on Thursday, 3 November 2022, at 16:00 CET! The webinar is for students who have applied or are looking to apply to Bali for Spring 2023. Join our interactive webinar and hear our team and students discuss why exotic Bali has been one of the most popular study destinations for Asia Exchange students and how you can apply. The Asia Exchange staff and alums will help all students to feel best prepared for their studies abroad. In the webinar, they will answer all questions and share their study experience abroad.

  register here  



Remember to attach lights to your bicycle!

As the evenings are getting dark, 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.

  read more  

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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