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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 45/2022

Tue 08 Nov 2022 02:22:07 PM EET

ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 45/2022


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 45/2022


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ISYY is taking part in the Sustainable Development Week, co-organised with the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL), from 7th to 13th November. We have shared in ISYY's social media channels  sustainability themed posts, that are created in cooperation with UEF. From our sustainability posts you can find information e.g. about how sustainability is taken into account in UEF, how you can live your everyday life more sustainably and also why it is important to also study these themes.

To learn more about sustainability and how to make your life more sustainable, you could visit this website: Eco Friendly Habits. If you're an exchange student and want to make your exchange experience greener from start to finnish, check out the Green Erasmus project.

Have a nice week!

Kind regards,

P.S. Father's Day is celebrated this Sunday 13.11 in Finland, if you want to celebrate it!



Answer ISYY member survey and take part in a raffle!

How has the service been in the Student Union office? Do you know what you get as you pay the membership fee to ISYY? Are the possibilities to make an impact in our Student Union and University familiar to you? How ISYY could improve its office services or communications? Tell us!

The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) has launched a member survey, which purpose is to collect information about how familiar our members are with the Student Union and its services, to collect feedback about our services and also ideas for improving our services and activities. The survey is open until 4.12.2022 and all ISYY members who answered can join a raffle where we have two prizes for each campus. In Joensuu we are giving each winner a ticket to the Lunta Ilosaaressa 2023 concert and in Kuopio 4 movie tickets to Finnkino.

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The application time to the ISYY Board ends this week, apply now!

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 Executive Board for the year 2023 is selected at the Student Union Representative Council’s meeting on 24.11.2022.

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Will you be taking part in our shared sustainability work?

Small everyday actions can have a big impact when all of us do them together. Right now, during an energy crisis, energy saving measures are even more important than before. So, travel and dine sustainably, conserve energy and remember to recycle! UEF is also taking part in the national Down a degree- campaign and on the campaign website you can find more energy saving tips!

In ISYY's social media channels we have shared Sustainability themed posts, that are created in cooperation with UEF. From our Sustainability posts you can find information e.g. about how sustainability is taken into account in UEF, how you can live your everyday life more sustainably and also why it is important to also study these themes. 




Did you know that UEF offers its students versatile study opportunities in sustainability topics?

If you’re interested in studying sustainability topics, check these minors that are available for all regardless of your major:

  • Studies for sustainable future
  • Sustainalbe business and society

The University of Eastern Finland is also a part of different network that offer sustainability-themed courses:


Sustainability studies network
The network offers environment-, sustainability- and responsibility-themed courses multidisciplinarily.

Climate University
The network offers sustainability-related courses that have been made made in multidisciplinary collaboration of several universities in Finland.

The network offers a minor in English that focuses on sustainability from the viewpoints of global responsibility and global development.

Biodiversity education network
The network brings together biodiversity specialists in Finland and develops biodiversity education to answer the learning needs in biodiversity issues now and in the future.


ISYY is looking for deputy student representatives

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

What do the Representatives actually do?

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

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

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ISYY Representative Council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday 15th November starting at 5 pm

The meeting is held on campus in classrooms N100 (Joensuu) and SN201 (Kuopio). You can follow the meeting in the classrooms or via ISYY’s YouTube Channel.

In the meeting, the Representative Council will among the other things decide the amount of the membership fee for the academic year 2022-2023, discuss the 2023 budget and elect the Central Election Committee for the Representative Council Elections that will be held in autumn 2023.

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Greetings from the Coordinator

Hello! In this section you can get information about the upcoming events of the BRIDGES project. I'm slowly starting to plan next year's events, which is why the events are decreasing. Hope to see you in upcoming events before the holidays. I wish you a nice week!



Board game night 21.11.

The BRIDGES project and the Kärmes board game club will organise together a board game night on Monday 21st of November at 5pm-9 pm in Lukema (Studentia building, door C).

During the evening, we play different board games. Everyone is welcome to play, whether you are a beginner or an expert. The games can be found on site, but you can also bring your own favorite game. Participation is free of charge and you will receive the BRIDGES project overall badge as a memory of the evening.

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SYKETTÄ Kuopio news

Invite a friend

On the 15th of November you get a chance to invite one friend who is a member of Kuopio University community but doesn't own a SYKETTÄ sticker yet to play badminton or exercise at the gym with you at Studentia. You can play badminton during between 10 am and 3 pm at Studentia. Please remember to enroll via sports calendar. Studentia gym is in use between 7am and 4 pm.

During your gym exercise or badminton games you can give a hint to your friend about super cheap SYKETTÄ sticker prices. Prices starting from at the beginning of November to the end of the year of 2022!

  • Ball Sports - package costs only 17€ (36 cents/day)
  • Instructed Group Class -package 35€ (76 cents/day)

It gets even cheaper when you pay for SYKETTÄ services from the beginning of November until the end of August 2023!

  • Ball Sports - package costs only 33€ (11 cents/day)
  • Instructed Group Class -package 66€ (22 cents/day)

Buy a SYKETTÄ sticker from our webshop!


Give us feedback

What did you think about the SYKETTÄ sports autumn season calender? Was there your favourite class or was your favourite class missing from the selection. Share your thoughts on this padlet-wall.


We are looking for a personal trainer

We are looking for personal trainer who prepares customized gym programmess, guides with safe and effective gym techniques and helps customers to do their best at the gym. We require the applicant to have a suitable degree in sports or health or that their education is in the final stages and an ability to direct in English as well.

For more information visit our website and send your application on 15th Nov, 2022 at the latest!


Free physical activity counselling for students

SYKETTÄ Kuopio University Sports Services’ new physical activity counselling service offers free and low-threshold individual counselling and support for students who do not exercise enough for their health and well-being, or who need advice on how to become more active in their everyday lives, or support in starting physical activity. Physical activity counselling consists of a maximum of five meetings with a physical activity counsellor. The content of the meetings is planned according to the client's wishes and objectives. The aim of the counselling is to help the client to find a way of moving that they like and to increase their well-being in everyday life. The service is intended for students of UEF and does not require a SYKETTÄ sticker.

Contact physical activity counsellor Saija: 044 7856832 or saija.pohjanvirta@edu.savonia.fi. Read more about this service here. You can find the data protection records here.

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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!

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Friend café on campus every Tuesday!

Every Tuesday in November there is Kaverikahvila, "Friend cafe", at Kuopio campus. The meetings have some coffee, tea and snacks for the participants. You can come to the cafe as you are. Come alone or take your friends with you!

  • Place: Chapel in the second floor of the Studentia building
  • Time: 16.00 -18.00

Themes for the meetings:

  •  8.11. Board games
  •  15.11. Balancing between studies and leisure
  •  22.11. Crafts: christmas cards and gingerbread decorations
  •  29.11. Crafts: christmas cards and christmas carols sing-along


Student2Student councelling

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.

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Peer councellors

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

Student discount tickets only 4 euros!

Music gives wings to the mind. Enjoy Kuopio Symphony Orchestra’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:
17.11. Mesmerized by the Winds
24.11. Our own star
8.12. Celebration of Finnish Music
15.12. The Nutcracker



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.

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Free concert on 12 November

Kuopio residents wished in CultureKuopio program some international music free of charge concert in dark autumn evening. And here it is! On Saturday 12.11. at 5 pm in the Chamber Music Hall of Kuopio Music Center performs Ustad Hafiz Bale Khan - Master of sitar from India. The concert is free of charge. Welcome to enjoy warm international melodies!

  facebook event  

Language Café by Kompassi

Come and get to know different cultures and enjoy a conversation in different languages in good company. We offer hot coffee and cookies.

Let's have a nice time on Wed 16.11. at 16:15 - 17:30 at Kompassi (Kauppakatu 40-42).

  facebook event  




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.



Hello International Student! - survey open until 10.11.2022

The University of Oulu and Åbo Akademi are collecting data through a questionnaire on international students’ intention to stay or leave Finland after graduation. We would really appreciate your thoughts!

When you fill in the questionnaire, you can also participate in a lottery to win a gift card.

You can access the questionnaire here:



Flash Survey on International Student Housing

The Flash survey is a Europe-wide research project covering housing problems International Students experience in the Academic year 2022-2023, organised by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and the European Students' Union (ESU). 

The following questionnaire has 3 parts with questions on student mobility. It should take you around 10 minutes. Please answer the questions as accurately and sincerely as possible. There are no right or wrong answers. If a question is not relevant for you please go to the next questions or, when possible, select the “Not Applicable” option.

Your participation will help the European Students' Union and the Erasmus Student Network to better represent the interests of international students in the future.


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.

You will find more information on ISYY's newsletters (Weekly Feed) and data protection on ISYY's website.



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