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

Tue 23 Aug 2022 01:15:50 PM EEST

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


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


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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 at the events!

Also, continuing students remember to enroll to the univeristy by 15 September! Read more in Kamu.

Have a nice week!

Kind regards,




Campus Happening's programme and how to enroll to City Orienteering!

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 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 evening will end with an after party.

Check the programme and instructions from ISYY's website.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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Greetings from the 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


BRIDGES teams in City Orienteering

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.

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A day trip to New Valamo

The first BRIDGES event of autumn is a day trip to New Valamo monastery on Saturday 3rd of September!

Transportation leaves from both campuses in Kuopio and Joensuu in the morning. After arriving, we will go on an hour-long guided tour (Finnish), after which we will head for lunch. After lunch it is possible to go outside on your own in the surroundings of Valamo, visit a souvenir shop or get to know the monastery's exhibitions. Transportations back to the campuses leaves at 4 pm.

The event is open to all UEF students. Register in Kide.app between 16th to 26th of August. Participation is free, but a 10 € deposit + 0.5 € service fee must be paid upon registration. The deposit will be returned after participating in the event.


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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Sport services in August

  • You can find the timetable for SYKETTÄ sport services this week here
  • Beginning from next Monday 29 August the new autumn sports calendar is in effect
    • The autumn 2022 sports calendar for the staff and students can be found here
    • We invite you to try all these amazing classes and our other services for free during the free sports trial on 29.8.–14.9.
    • Also SYKETTÄ Appro is held on 1.–14.9.

SYKETTÄ stickers

You can now buy the SYKETTÄ stickers for the autumn semester or for the whole academic year. You can find more information of the stickers here. The stickers can be bought online via SYKETTÄ webpage and at ISYY offices.

  • Instructed Group Class package: 35 € /semester, 66 € /academic year
  • Ball Sports package: 17 € /semester, 33 € /academic year
  • One-month sticker 15 €/month


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NB Pedestrians and cyclists!

Due to the roadworks at Savilahti there are some changes in routes when arriving to the Kuopio campus by foot or by bike during August and September (approximately until 18th Septembet). The roadwork affects also to the routes between the campus and the bus stops. 

The information can be found only in Finnish, but from UEF Kamu, you can see the map with the temporary routes. 


Opening ceremony of the Academic Year 2022-2023

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. Before the Opening Seremony, there is a Opening Ceremony Service in the Great Lecture Hall at 12.15–12.45 p.m.


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Register to Language Centre courses!

Registration for Language Centre’s autumn semester courses opens on 1.8.2022 in Peppi. 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. Both degree students and exchange students can choose courses from the KiVANET network.

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 course catalogue and registration, see Peppi.

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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 can 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. 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.

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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 €. Read more about the payment and how to pay it via the link below.

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If you have social security coverage in another EU/EEA country or in Switzerland or the United Kingdom, you do not have to pay the healthcare fee to Kela. However, you can to use the FSHS’s services.

Send Kela a copy of your valid European Health Insurance Card or other document showing that you have social security coverage in one of the above countries. Send it well in advance of the due date for the fee (30 September).

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Nyyti’s Chat: How to find friends at the beginning of studies?

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!

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Music gives wings to the mind!

Come enjoy Kuopio Symphony Orhcestra’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.

4€ student discount tickets for the following concerts:

  • 29.9. The Secret Songs of Women
  • 6.10. Storm of Emotions
  • 27.10. Myths and legends
  • 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

11€ student discount tickets for the following concerts:

  • 17.9. Samuli Edelmann & Kuopio Symphony Orhcestra
  • 13.10. Arja Koriseva & Mikael Konttinen with Kuopio Symphony Orhcestra

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. 11€ discount tickets are available for purchase in advance at Music Centre and www.lippu.fi.

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Bat trip to Vuorilampi lake today

The trips is organised on Tue 23.8. at 8.30-11 pm and during the trip we will learn something about bats's secret life in old woods around Vuorilampi lake.

Starting place: big parking place at the end of Pilpantie road. Dress according to the weather! (If it rains a lot, the trip will be canceled.)

More information: Timo Perätie, tel. +358 44 718 2145, timo.peratie(at)kuopio.fi


Free entry to Kuopio's museums on 26.8.

On Friday 26 August, you can visit three museums in Kuopio for free! The museums are open longer than usual, from 12 pm till 9 pm. Check out the exhibitions on their websites.




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


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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:




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.

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.



Test your business idea with Draft funding!

Do you have a business ideawhich you would like to test? Present your idea to our program experts and you can get funding for the idea up to 4 000 €. Participation is free of charge.

Apply for the program by September 19, 2022. The program will be carried out online.

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Hello all of our students!

The City of Kuopio is developing the CultureKuopio-program. This program is based on your wishes, so help us out and let your voice be heard and fill out the survey below by 15 September. Together, we can make sure Kuopio has something nice to offer you in the future, just right for you!



Get to know new international people in Kuopio via Kompassi

Kompassi is an international meeting point situated in the city center. It is a part Settlement Puijola ry of Kuopio.

Kompassi organizes multicultural activities all through the year with the help of our visitors and partners.  Kompassi promotes building of an equal society and offers activities supporting integration and participation, and advice and guidance in everyday life.

Kompassi’s activities emphasize community, peer-support, utilizing people’s own resources and supporting them in moving forward in life. Finns and immigrants confluence through volunteer work.

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Follow the City of Kuopio on social media

Follow your campus city on Instagram @kuopionkaupunki to find out about current news, events and other information about the city. NB! You can also follow the hashtag #kpoweek for more exclusive information about the city of Kuopio in English.

Check out also the Facebook page Kuopio International where the city publishes news about Kuopio in English: events, services and all sorts of current issues!



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.

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