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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Weeks 41-42/2022

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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 41-42/2022


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Weeks 41-42/2022


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Tomorrow on Wednesday you can head over to the Snellmania lobby between 10am and 2pm to find out more about Student Associations, ISYY's clubs and Campus Associations - maybe you will find a new hobby for yourself from the Association Days!

Weekly Feed won't be published next week because of the autumn holiday. This week's edition covers weeks 41 and 42. Hopefully you have some time to enjoy the sunny autumn weather!

Have a nice week!

Kind regards,
Ada, ISYY Communications Planner





Changes in opening hours!

Please notice, that during the Autumn Holiday ISYY Offices are closed. Pleace, visit our office before week 42 if you have some urgent matters to take care of. Also, if you need to take contact to ISYY staff, it might be a good idea to do that before next week.

ISYY Offices are closed:

  • Week 42, 17.-23.10. (autumn holiday)


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Language Cafés have started!

Do you want to learn new languages, brush up your old skills and meet new people or teach your native language? We have the perfect opportunity for you since ISYY’s Language Cafés are starting again!

In a Language Café, your peers and friends are your teachers and at the same time, they can be your students. When participating in Language Café activities, you can also earn ECTS credits by either attending or organising a Language Café (UEF students only) and by submitting a few small assignments to Moodle. Check out the selection for this autumn on ISYY's webpage.

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Students are needed for the UEF audit workspaces!

ISYY is searching for student representatives for the UEF audit, that takes place on 9.-10.11.2022. Audit is an external quality control, where the university's operation is evaluated based on whether it meets the criteria for high-quality operation.

The auditing process involves student auditing workshops, in which students discuss their own experiences with each other, e.g. about studying, teaching, support services or the study environment at UEF based on the assignment given by the audit team.


Participating in the audit workshops offers an excellent opportunity to directly influence the University of Eastern Finland's operations, quality work and student support service, because for the next six years, UEF's operations will be developed based on the audit group's findings and action proposals.

Read more and apply by 17th October 12pm.

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Welcome to ISYY Association Days on 12th of October!

ISYY is organising the traditional Association Days in October, in which Student Associations, ISYY clubs and Campus  Associations present their activities and events!  ISYY Association Days are open for everybody and there's no entrance fee.

The event is held on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th of October from 10 am to 2 pm in Joensuu Carelia lobby and on Wednesday 12th of October from 10 am to 2 pm in Kuopio Snellmania lobby (1st floor). Come and find out what ISYY and associations close to it have to offer and buy new overall badges. It s also possible that you ll find some new activities or maybe new hobbies from Association Days!

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Representative Council meeting 5/2022 25th October

The Representative Council of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) will hold its fifth meeting of 2022 on Tuesday the 25th of October. The rooms and agenda will be published a week before the meeting at ISYY websites (linked below).

On the Agenda 25th October there is e.g. the membership fee of the Student Union for the Academic Year 2023-2024. 

You can follow the meeting in the classrooms or via a stream on ISYY’s YouTube channel. Welcome!

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Student Representatives for UEF Faculty Councils

ISYY is searching for student representatives to the UEF Faculty Councils for the ongoing term 2022-2023 (ends on December 2023). We are searching for the following applicants:

  • One Student member in the faculty council of faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies
  • One Student deputy member in the faculty council of faculty of Forestry and Sciences
  • Two Student deputy members in the faculty council of the Philosophical Faculty


What do the Student Representatives do? Student representatives in UEF administration are bringing the students’ point of view visible in decision-making concerning the students and they are expected to be properly familiarized with the matters being decided on.

The application period ends on Wednesday 12th October at 12 noon.

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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! In this section you will find information about upcoming events and other activities of the BRIDGES project. I would like to remind you that the application for the BRIDGES team is open until 18.10. I really hope for feedback on this year's Wellbeing Week so that I can develop the event for the future. All wishes regarding the program are more than welcome! In addition, if you have considered starting a new hobby, but haven't found a company for it, then you should read the ad below about Hobby Buddy service.

Have a nice week everyone!



The Open call for the BRIDGES team!

Are promoting wellbeing and community spirit important to you? Do you want to be a part of organizing BRIDGES projects’ events? Apply to the BRIDGES team by the 18th of October!

We are searching for 6 new team members for the teams on each campus. You don't have to have previous experience in ISYY – the enthusiasm to work together is enough!

Read more about the open call for the team and fill the application today.

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Give feedback for Wellbeing week

Thank you to everyone who participated in Wellbeing Week 2022! We would like to ask for feedback on this year's Wellbeing Week program and communication. The feedback will be used to develop a theme week for the future. You can also express your wishes, what kind of program the theme week could have in the future. Giving feedback is anonymous. The feedback form can be found behind the link below and it closes on 21.10. Thank you very much in advance, your feedback is valuable!

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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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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: Physical Activity Councelling

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Autumn break 17.-23.10.

  • Mo-Wed (17. -19.10.) Studentia sports hall is not in use. 
  • Gyms are open normally at Studentia, Snellmania, KuoFit and Kunnonsali
  • Group classes have a autumn break and during this week only one class Finnish open air dances will be held Tue 18.10.2022 at 16:00 - 16:55

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.

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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.


Student discount tickets only 4 euros!

On Thursday 13 October the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra performs together with singers Arja Koriseva and Mikael Konttinen. Concert at 7 pm at the Kuopio Music Centre. Student discount tickets only 11 euros! Buy yours in advance at www.lippu.fi or at the Music Centre Ticket Sales.

4€ student discount tickets for the following Kuopio Symphony Orchestra concerts:

  • 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


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). The discount price is only valid if there are still tickets left. To access the discount price, a valid student card has to be presented when purchasing the ticket.

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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 25.10. Feeling tired all the time?
  • Tue 22.11. Living with roomies?
  • Tue 13.12. Racism and mental health
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Red Cross hang out evening 12.10: Halloween themed music panel

Red Cross Kuopio department organizes hang out evenings for students and young people. In October’s hang out evening we will have a Halloween themed music panel. Choose your favourite songs that suit the Halloween ambiance and bring them to the music panel to be rated. At the end of the evening we will find out what is the best Halloween themed song. The event is free of charge and will take place at Red Cross (Puijonkatu 9) on Wednesday 12.10 from 6 pm till 9 pm. Welcome! More information via email hengailu@sprkuopio.fi.




Start ITF Taekwon-Do!

The beginner course is open for every student and staff member of the University of Eastern Finland and Savonia-polytechnic. However, you'll need a SYKETTÄ sticker in order to participate. T-shirt and sweatpants are fine for the training sessions.

Beginner course for autumn starts on Tue 11.10.2022! Training schedule:

  • Tuesday 17:00 – 19:00
  • Thursday 15:00 – 17:00
  • Location: Studentia / Hall 3

Registrations for class teacher during training or by sending an email to pj.kuopio@ueftkd.fi.



Apply for Junction 2022!

Junction 2022 is Europe’s leading hackathon, and once again it’s completely live in Espoo, Finland! It will gather 1300 experienced coders, developers, and tech enthusiasts as well as young visual and business professionals together to solve the challenges of our partners, such as Huawei, Binance, and Aiven. At the event, you’ll team up with other enthusiastic problem solvers, and show what you are really made of.

Oh and, did we already mention the main prize? The winning team receives an award of 10 000 €. Everyone will also receive a participation certificate, for which universities are usually willing to shill one or more credits :)

So...clear your calendar for 4-6 November and start planning your trip! The event will offer you the most epic hackathon experience as well as valuable recruitment possibilities and great learning experiences, plus we are bringing Terminal back!

Apply before October 15!

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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.

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.

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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.




Project Green Challenge

Each October, Project Green Challenge (PGC)  informs, inspires and mobilizes high school, college, and graduate students worldwide focused on climate action, public health, social justice and advocacy. Join us all month alongside thousands of global young leaders!

This powerful and diverse call to action features 30 days of environmentally-themed challenges that touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and in communities. Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective climate action, PGC participants are challenged to envision and work toward the healthy, just, resilient planet and future in which they can thrive — for eleven years and counting.

Each day of October, a uniquely themed challenge is delivered to registered participants via email at 6am Pacific Time and remains live for 24 hours.

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Remember to attach lights to your bicycle!

As the evenings are getting darker quicker, remember to wear reflectors and start using lights on your bicycle. When riding at dusk or in the dark, the Finnish law requires that a bicycle has a white or light yellow headlight and a red rear light. If you don't have these, you can be fined by the police. You can increase your visibility in the dark by wearing a reflector tag or a reflector vest.



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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