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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 43/2022

Wed 26 Oct 2022 02:05:01 PM EEST

ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 43/2022


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 43/2022


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As you probably noticed, this week we are publishing the Weekly Feed exceptionally on Wednesday. From this weeks letter you'll find information e.g. about the Application to ISYY Board 2023! 

Have a nice week!

Kind regards,
Ada Hyytiäinen
ISYY Communications Planner





This week we will be having the ISYY Annual Celebration week in Kuopio!

During the week we will have a Knitting and Hang around -evening on Wednesday 26th, Megazone lasertag on Thursday 27th and a KYY exhibition on Wednesday and Thursday during the ISYY Office opening hours.

Do you already have the Student Union Ribbon? You can purchase one from ISYY offices. The Studen Union Ribbon is a symbol that shows to which Student Union you belong. The Ribbons of the Student Union and Student Organisations are traditionally worn in the Annual Celebrations. Every ISYY member has a right to wear our Student Union Ribbon.

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Pick up the Freshman-bingo overall patch by 31 October!

Please notice, that the Freshman Bingo will end at the end of this month and the overall patches must be picked no later than 31 October. 

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Apply to the ISYY Board 2023

Are you the next ISYY Board member 2023? Are you ready to spend the best year of your studies?

The application time to the ISYY Board is will begin tomorrow 27 October!  Read more from ISYY websites and send your application. 

But let's go through the basics! 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 process.

  • 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.

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Call: Student Representative for the FSHS 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 of FSHS 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."



ISYYs Sustainable Development Week

ISYY is taking part in the Sustainable Development Week, co-organised with the National Union of Univeristy 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 The Student Union of the University of Åbo (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.

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Greetings from the Coordinator

Hello! From this section you’ll find the information about the BRIDGES project’s future events and actions. 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. 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 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!

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SYKETTÄ Kuopio news

  • Buy a SYKETTÄ sticker now and pay less than euro a day for the rest of the year for your well-being!
  • If you buy a ball sports sticker now it`s only going to cost about 20 cents / day for the rest of the year
  • Group class sticker is not going to get much more expensive with only about 45 cents / day for the rest of the year
  • You can easily buy your own sticker from SYKETTÄ webshop that is open for 24 /7!


Get a SYKETTÄ one-month sticker for November!

One-month sticker is valid for one calendar month and includes all the SYKETTÄ services, eg. group classes, gyms and ball sport shifts

Buy your one-month sticker easily from our webshop

Thu 3.11. Halloween delicacies in a healthier way -cooking class

Halloween delicacies in a healthier way cooking evening on Thursday 3.11. at 16 pm. During the evening we'll be cooking different sweet and savory dishes with a Halloween theme in a bit healthier way. The evening will be held mostly in Finnish, however instructions and recipes can be translated in English as well. Course will be held by SYKETTÄ nutrition specialist Janica Taskinen. Costs 6€ per person.

More information, menu and enrolling in the sports calendar!

More tips and information on




Cross-cultural communication course (1 ECT) for International students at the Kuopio campus

How to communicate effectively in cross-cultural situations? Do you want to develop oral English skills and confidence in speaking English?

Join the Cross-cultural communication in professional encounters course (1 ECT) organized by the Language Centre. In this course, there is a special focus on practicing language needed in customer/patient-practitioner interaction and the challenges of a multicultural work environment.

The course will be held 8 Nov–28 Nov at the Kuopio campus. Enrollment in Peppi with code KK00CT44-3001 Oct 28 at the latest. Please check also Language Centre Yammer for more information.

The course is primarily intended for students in international Master’s degree programmes. If there are places, students in international Bachelor degree programmes and exchange students are also welcome. Please note that the course requires presence on Kuopio campus. For further information please contact course teachers Hanne Lahti, hanne.lahti@uef.fi or Tommi Kakko, tommi.kakko@uef.fi.



Current news from YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe)

Application period for YUFE Student Journey is now open!

Are you looking for opportunities beyond your current programme of study? Searching for chances to upgrade your curriculum to the international level? Preferably free of charge? Then YUFE is exactly for you! The application period ends on 30 October.

Check what benefits you can gain by studying at our European University here or meet us during YUFE Open Day on 11 Oct.


Interested in volunteering work?

Volunteering work is a great opportunity to expand your competencies and acquire useful skills for working life.

In Kuopio you can do volunteering work for refugees and migrants at Kompassi. If you can’t find anything suitable for you or you have another organization you’d like to volunteer for, you can contact YUFE Volunteering coordinator Marko Pietilä marko.pietilä@uef.fi.



Student2Student counselling

Feeling confused, exhausted, or anxious? Needing a shoulder to lean on? Student2Student peer counsellors are here to support you in all situations. 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 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.

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Nyyti’s Chat

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.

Chats in English from 6 to 8 pm:

  • Tue 22.11. Living with roomies?
  • Tue 13.12. Racism and mental health
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Pahat Kuvat -movie night by ISYY's movie club Hyvät Kuvat

On Saturday 29th we have some special Halloween tricks and treats. We arrange Pahat Kuvat -movie night and show two classic horror films from the 80s. The movies are Hellraiser and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. One movie is 6 euros and both 8 euros.

You can purchase tickets via Kide.app or from the cinema before the event (only cash).

Address: Kino Kuvakukko, Vuorikatu 27, 70100 Kuopio



The 4th PCU International University Chess Cup

The 4th PCU International University Chess Cup is organized from 25 to 27 November 2022 at the University of Antwerp (BELGIUM). Participation in the PCU International University Chess Cup is free of charge and ensures a free sports and events program for universities and university colleges worldwide. Teams/players book their own accommodation and pay directly to the hotel or hostel of their choice.

The main objective is to offer students a platform where sport is considered as a valuable instrument to develop international interaction and experience, with emphasis on the International Olympic Committee recognized Panathlon values of Fair Play and Universal Friendship.

In addition, for those students unable to travel, on 23 November, an online Blitz Chess Tournament (PCU Chess@Home) will be organized.

For more information about the 4th PCU International University Chess Cup, please visit the official website.

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Wanna cross a visit to Lapland off your bucket list?

Join ESN Kuopio and ISYY as we are going far beyond the Arctic Circle to experience the real Finnish winter in the northernmost ski resort of Europe in Saariselkä, the place which has ski slopes open sometimes even in June! The trip is organised from Thu 24.11.2022 till Tue 29.11.2022.

Visit the real Santa in the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, take selfies with the reindeers at a farm hosted by Sami people, enjoy the beautiful Arctic landscape and if you are lucky, the mesmerizing Northern lights! There is also a wide range of winter sports you can try – everything from adventurous snowshoeing and skiing to husky sledding, and even swimming in the Arctic Ocean. The group will be accommodated in atmospheric cottages on the slope of the Kaunispää-mountain, which is a perfect place for spotting the Aurora Borealis!

Where can you sign up?

The sign up will begin on Thursday 1 September at 12 pm on Timetravels' website! Find more information and sign up via the link in the blue box below.

The price of the trip starts from 339 €. What is included in the price:

  • A round trip by bus to Rovaniemi & Saariselkä
  • Accommodation in 3-14 person cabins with sauna for 4 nights
  • Visit of the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi
  • Kemi SnowCastle visit
  • Tour guide services in the destination

For questions and other information contact Timetravels Customer service for assistance via Helpdesk or customerservice@timetravels.fi or via phone +358 10 421 8990, during office hours Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00. Cost of the phone call is 0,09 €/call + 0,17 €/min + international call charge (for calls outside Finland).

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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.

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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.

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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.



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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