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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 6/2023

Tue 07 Feb 2023 11:32:08 AM EET

ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 6/2023


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 6/2023

7. - 13.2.2023

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Next week's Tuesday is Valentine’s Day! Compared to other countries, Finnish Valentine’s Day is usually meant to be spent with friends instead of with a significant other - Valentine’s Day is called ‘ystävänpäivä’ in Finnish, which translates as Friend’s Day. Finns might give a Valentine’s card to their closest friends as a thank you for being a great friend. However, the US version of the day has influenced Valentine’s Day here so some people go on a date and exchange gifts with their partner.

It is common for Finnish friends to gather together on Valentine's Day and have, for example, a movie night with snacks or go to a café. If you're at the university next Tuesday, you could pop by Retikka's Valentine's day fair at Canthia and Snellmania between 10:30 am and 2 pm and enjoy some 'mokkapala' (a baked good that resembles a chocolate brownie) and coffee with your friends.

Have a nice week!

Kind regards,



What did we decide?

The Representative Council of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) held its first meeting of the year on Thursday 2nd February.

At the meeting the Representative Council elected Helena Kansanen as the new Secretary General of ISYY. Kansanen will begin working in their position on Monday 13th February.

Read about the decisions made in the meeting from the ISYY website.

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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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Greetings from the BRIDGES coordinator

Hello again! In this section you can get information about the upcoming events of the BRIDGES project. Hope we see you there - have a nice week!

- Riina


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

During next  “Coffee & Friends” on 14.2. at 4pm - 6pm we celebrate friendship! Come along to make some crafts and meet other students.

“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!


BRIDGES breakfasts 28.2.-2.3.

Come start your day with a nutritious breakfast and getting to know your fellow students, and you'll be energetic for the rest of the day!

Breakfast moments are organised during spring 2023 in four different weeks. Three breakfast sessions are organised per week. Next breakfasts are organised on week 9, 28.2. - 2.3., in Snellmania restaurant. Breakfast starts at 8:15 am and ends at 9 am.

The registration starts in Kide.app on 14.2. at 12 noon. Participation is free of charge and there are seats for 13 people at a time.

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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.


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 in Kuopio can be found from the SYKETTÄ website here. Enrollment begins on 14 February so seven days before the events. The only exception is hose riding. Please notice, that there might be some updates before the enrollment begins.



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
  • Data protection records can be read here

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 (30 min) on Wednesdays at 17.30 and at 18.00 Read more here.


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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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More 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 6 – 19 Feb 2023.

More information: kirsi.konttinen@uef.fi

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Valentine´s day fair of Retikka

Freshmen of Retikka organise Valentine´s day fair on 14th of February at Canthia and Snellmania at 10:30-14:00.

Come buy yourself traditional Finnish chocolate cake called 'mokkapala' (also gluten-free and vegan), coffee, tea and overall badges. Payment methods are cash and MobilePay.


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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 €).


Meet flourishing companies from North Savo area!

It is time to be active if you are looking for summer jobs. You can find these companies from the Savonia 1st floor (Kampus Sydän) on Wed 8th February, 10 am - 2 pm:

  • Bolt.Works Oy
  • Business Center Pohjois-Savo
  • FinVector Oy
  • Hydroline Oy
  • IKEA Oy
  • LähiTapiola Savo
  • M&J Dynastia Oy
  • Osuma Henkilöstöpalvelut Oy
  • Ponsse Oyj
  • Ropo Capital Oy
  • Servica Oy
  • Sumitomo SHI FW
  • Yara Suomi Oy


Student organisations of Kuopio proudly presents the annual student winter fair WINTERFEST

Winterfest is a traditional multidisciplinary student activity organised by student union SAVOTTA of Savonia in co-operation with student union ISYY of UEF and other Kuopio-based student organisations. The day is divided into three different “events”.

Winterfest begins with ice fishing and snow football at the Savilahti are at 12.00. The group competition is held from 13.00 till 17.00. You can also try out your skills in human curling and snow bowling or enjoy the sauna and hot tub provided by engineering students in case you feel a bit chilly.

After that the evening continues in Amarillo and Hospoda Koza. The night ends with the Afterparty in Apteekkari where Mikael Gabriel makes sure all the party people are entertained. Event participants are offered a free-of-charge nonstop bus transports from the city centrum to Savilahti and back from 13.15 to 19.15.

The ticket sale starts in Kide.app on Monday 13 February 2023.

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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!

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.




Internship in the administration of the Erasmus+ Programme

The internship is positioned in the Unit of International higher education cooperation at the Finnish National Agency for Education. The unit supports the internationalisation of higher education and promotes the international education co-operation of higher education institutions. All Finnish higher education institutions are our partners.

We are looking for a higher education student to work as an intern in administrative tasks related to the Erasmus+ Programme for higher education and the unit’s other programmes promoting international cooperation between higher education institutions. The intern will assist in:

  • the administration of the Erasmus+ Programme and the other programmes in the unit and in compiling and analysing mobility statistics
  • compiling and analysing project statistics and data on the activities and projects funded in the programmes
  • producing content for websites
  • assisting in organizing events
  • performing assisting tasks related to calls for tenders and proposals.


  • Dates and duration: 3 months starting from April.
  • Location of internship: Edufi headquarters is located in Helsinki but it is possible to work flexible hours for example because of studies. Working fulltime remote is not possible in this position.

  • Form of employment: Full-time work.
  • Pay: EUR 1504,78 e per month.
  • Last date for submitting the application: 14 February 2023
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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.




What is your 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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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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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 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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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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