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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 5/2023

Tue 31 Jan 2023 12:34:14 PM EET

ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 5/2023


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 5/2023

31.1 - 6.2.2023

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BRIDGES project has a lot going on this spring so keep an eye out for ISYY's event calendar and register for the BRIDGES events before they are sold out. The events themselves are usually free for students, but there are a limited number of places per event.

If you haven't heard about BRIDGES (SILLAT in Finnish) yet, you can head to ISYY's website to learn more. But the basic idea of the project is to increase student's wellbeing and communality. The University of Eastern Finland received a special grant from the Ministry of Education and Culture for the years 2021-2023 to promote the wellbeing of students and prevent exclusion. With this grant, UEF is implementing the BRIDGES project and ISYY is one of the subcontractors.

Have a nice week!

Kind regards,



ISYY is giving out grants for international activities!

The grant is for student associations and clubs' promotion of events and projects that further internationalisation in 2023.

We are looking for activities that in addition to promoting internationalisation and international affairs in the campus cities, are repeatable and reproducible, are sustainable long-term, are environmentally friendly, innovative and creative, and take both degree students and exchange students into account. Cooperation with other associations and clubs is also considered an advantage.

Two best applications will receive a grant of 400 €. Application period is from February 1st till March 1st.

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ISYY organises a training for student associations 7.-8.2.2023

On next weeks Tuesday and Wednesday, ISYY organises an association training for student associations operating at our campuses. During the training we will go through many different themes with the association actives.

In the training, the association actives will get to know the Student Union and its services for student association. During the training we'll also go through many themes like association law in Finland, working in association board, communications, interest advocacy and also handling bullying and harrassment situations. The training will be organised remotely, but this year we are having an evening programme for the participants, which aims at furthering the communality spirit and connections between the association actives.

The association training is held in Finnish only.


Apply for study points from the 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.

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

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ISYY Representative Council's next meeting on Thursday 2.2. at 5 pm

The meeting is held on campus in classrooms M100 (Joensuu) and SN200 (Kuopio) and you can follow it in the classrooms or via ISYY's YouTube channel.

In the meeting the Representative Council will, among other things, elect the new Secretary General, have a discussion acquiring a new office space and will decide the compensations for Chair and Vice Chairpersons 2023.


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Greetings from the BRIDGES coordinator

Hello again! The first events of spring are now behind us. It's been so nice to get into real action after a long time. In this section you can get information about the upcoming events of the BRIDGES project. In addition at the end, there is an advertisement for Find a Friend service. In the service, you can search for new friend/s for studying, a hobby or sports. Have a nice week!

- Riina



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

The first “Coffee & Friends” of the spring is held 7.2. at 4pm-6pm!

“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 Studentia’s chapel. There will be a changing program, but above all, fun company. Welcome!


Valentine’s Day is coming!

In Finland we celebrate friendship on Valentine's Day. That’s why the BRIDGES project is organizing some program during the day:

  • Brunch with Kamrats club in Kuopio at Lukema from 9 am - 11 am
  • Communal walk and coffee in Joensuu from 4 pm - 6 pm, the start is from Carelia Alkukivet

Also there is Valentine’s Day card crafting in Coffee & Friends event. Read more about the events from ISYY’s event calendar, link is below. Welcome!

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Student, want to make new friends?

Would you like a new friend for studying, hobby or exercise?

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.

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SYKETTÄ Kuopio news

All users of SYKETTÄ services must have a valid SYKETTÄ sticker now. You can buy a sticker easily from our webshop or one of our selling points. After you have bought your sticker, download the SYKETTÄ Kuopio mobile app and your electronic sports sticker is always with you where ever you go. Be prepared to show your SYKETTÄ sticker at the Studentia main door when you come to Studentia's sports facilities and SYKETTÄ employees when asked for it.

Group classes on our partners sports facilities start on the 1st of February and enrolling for these classes begins one week earlier via SYKETTÄ sports calendar. These classes includes e.g. spinning, LesMills BodyCombat and pilates.


Spring 2023 Sports afternoon

SYKETTÄ Sports Afternoon is held on Tuesday 21 of February 2023 in Joensuu and Kuopio. The UEF, Karelia UAS and Savonia UAS hold a sports afternoon together and the sports afternoon is lecture-free from 12:15 pm onwards. SYKETTÄ Sports Services organises the sports afternoon programme, but no SYKETTÄ sticker is required to participate. The programme of each campus can be found from SYKETTÄ websites. Enrollment begins on 14 February so seven days before the events. The only exception is hose riding.

The programme of Kuopio is published and can be found from the SYKETTÄ website here. Please notice, that there might be some updates before the enrollment begins on 14 February. 



Nutrition counseling

SYKETTÄ offers practical and evidence based nutrition services for students and personnel who have bought SYKETTÄ stickers. Available nutrition services in English are nutrition counseling, cooking classes and “Ask from Nutrition Specialist” -form. Nutrition counseling starts on Wed 25.1. Read more here.


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Student, come to a photo shoot with your friends!

Do you want to send photo greetings to your friends and family? Would you like to get photos of your fellow students and yourself to store in a box of memories? Come to our free photo shoot!

The university’s Communications and Media Relations will set up a pop-up photo studio in the lobby of Carelia on the Joensuu campus and in the lobby of Snellmania on the Kuopio campus on Thursday 2 February 2023 at 11:00-13:00. You can have a photo taken of you and your friends for free against a video backdrop. The photo will be sent to you by e-mail.

If you wish, you can also allow university's Communications and Media Relations to share friend photos on the university’s social media channels on Valentine's Day (14 February 2023).

Welcome to a friend photo shoot! We will photograph groups in the order of arrival, so no advance registration is required.



Calls for Application for Outgoing Student Exchange in February!

The application period for student exchange during spring semester 2023 is open in February! The application period is open from Feb 1 to Feb 15 at 3 pm – 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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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 is 24 Jan – 5 Feb 2023.

More information: kirsi.konttinen@uef.fi

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What is my Student Association?

Student associations are independent, subject-specific associations. The associations gather together students who study the same subject, which allows for them to get to know their peers and work together in the field of student advocacy. It's a great way to meet new people and attend a variety of activities and events with people studying the same subject as you!

Each student association has their own overalls colour, they are listed in ISYY's student calendars! You can watch this Youtube video to learn more about the Finnish higher education overall tradition. See the list of all student associations on ISYY's website to find out your own student association in Kuopio:


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Film club Hyvät Kuvat

Our film club comes back with brilliant movies! We again have free tickets for exchange students: you can get them from Lukema during ISYY's opening hours!

The season starts with Triangle of Sadness, which means it is a good idea to hop on board at the very beginning! Then there's Jordan Peele's Nope, two high-quality Epoque's (Mothering Sunday and Emily), Elvis and David Bowie. Just to say a few examples.

Screenings are in Kino Kuvakukko (Vuorikatu 27) on Thursdays, 17:30. NB! The movies are subtitled only in Finnish (or in Finnish and Swedish), which means that only the Finnish movies or movies in different languages than English are not accessible in English.

Season ticket's price is 25 € for students, 30 € for others. The tickets are sold from ISYY offices (card or cash) or from the Cinema Kinokuvakukko (only cash) before every act. The tickets are also sold from Kide.app (the ticket must be collected from Kino Kuvakukko before the act). The season ticket provides access for every movie in the autumn season. We don't sell separate tickets.



Interdisciplinary Dancing Party by Kulti

The Valentine’s day is just around the corner and you don’t, once again, have a date? Don’t worry, because the interdisciplinary dancing party arrives in Kuopio for the first time to brighten up your lonely Valentine’s. The event is going to take place on Wednesday 8th of February.

What a great possibility to find a date for Valentine’s, don’t you think?

Hopefully you’re ready to paint the town red as a rose at bar Apteekkari. The doors will open at 9 pm and real party band is going to entertain us for two hours with proper music. They’ll start playing at 11 pm. After the band, a DJ will take responsibility for the music and partying can continue for the whole night. If you buy your ticket prior to the event, you’ll also get an overall badge.

Read more and buy a ticket (6 €) from Kide.app! You can also buy tickets from the door (8 €).



Enjoy student priced concerts!

Music gives wings to the mind. Come enjoy Kuopio Symphony Orhcestra’s Spring 2023 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:

  • Thu 2.2. Welcome Eugene!
  • Thu 9.2. Enigmas and treasures
  • Thu 23.2. Nature murmurs
  • Thu 23.3. Time for Miracles
  • Fri 14.4. Sounds of Circus
  • Thu 20.4. Poetic Rachmaninov
  • Thu 11.5. Evolving Spring
  • Sat 27.5. Rite of Spring

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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Finnish courses at Kompassi

Kompassi offers non-stop Finnish language courses three days in a week. These courses are open and free for all and they are held at Kompassi (Kauppakatu 40-42). You do not need to register / sign-up for these courses.

The levels mentioned here are determined by Kompassi, they do not correspond to the official language levels. We offer two different levels of language learning (for beginners and for little advanced levels), through which you can learn grammar and language structure. Apart from this, you can practice speaking Finnish language in two different levels (beginners and for little advanced). Students are encouraged to speak more Finnish in these interactive groups.

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Neulamäki Library Language Café 31.1. at 5 pm

Welcome to Neulamäki Library Language Café: You can grab some coffee, get to know your neighbours and have a casual chat with them in Finnish or, if necessary, in English.

Neulamäki Library Language Café is an open, relaxed event where you can practice speaking Finnish in a comfortable atmosphere. When you strike up a conversation, it’s easy to get to know new people and cultures. Of course you can also participate just by listening!

The Language Café will launch on Tuesday, Jan 31 at 5 pm at Neulamäki Library, Juontotie 6, 70150 Kuopio. Library staff will also take part in the conversations and collect ideas for future gatherings.

So come along, bring a relaxed attitude and a smile! You can take your whole family with you if you like! The event is free of charge. No registration needed.

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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.



Visit Finnish schools during your stay in Finland

While in Finland, would you like to visit a Finnish school? School visits can be carried out in any classes – in subjects such as languages, history, geography, sports, arts, cooking, biology, religion and student counselling. You can also take part in a theme day organised by the local school, e.g. an international day. Your school visit makes a difference to the pupils!

You don’t need to be an actual teacher, but a visitor who brings something new to the class. By visiting the school, you will encourage pupils to get to know new people from different countries and cultures. Your visit can also encourage pupils to learn about the possibilities of study abroad or international volunteering. The visit is also an opportunity for you to follow classes and see how pupils study in Finland.

How to sign up for a visit?

You can register to the Erasmus in Schools programme through the Matching Machine platform. You will receive a notification by email once you have been matched with a school. After that, you can plan your visit together with the teacher.

  • Follow us on Facebook.
  • If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: erasmusinschools@oph.fi
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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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