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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 19/2019

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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 19/2019 7.-13.5.


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 19/2019


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Finnish spring has shown its true colors in the past few weeks as we've had rain, sunshine and snow. We have a term for the unwanted return of winter in Finland, we call it "takatalvi". Let's just hope that the one we had last week is the only one this spring.

If you aren't leaving Joensuu just yet you still have time to familiarise with Finnish summer activities, Sykettä is offering SUP beginners course this Thursday 9.5. and ISYY has many summer sports equipment you can loan as well. Have you tried the Finnish outdoors game mölkky yet? If not join ESN Joensuu this Saturday on the Colour Festival and learn to play.

Kind regards,





Last Weekly Feed of the Spring Semester Will Be Published Week 20

ISYY's newsletters Weekly Feed and Wiikko-Ärsyke will go on summer break after next week and that means that next week's newsletters will be the last ones this academic year. Next week's newsletters will also have information about events during the summer.

If you have material you want published in the last newsletters of the spring published 14.5., please send it to the newsletter team by 13.5. at the latest:
Joensuu's Weekly Feed: kv.joensuu@isyy.fi
Kuopio's Weekly Feed: kv.kuopio@isyy.fi
Joensuu's Wiikko-Ärsyke: vapaa-aika@isyy.fi
Kuopio's Wiikko-Ärsyke: tiedotus@isyy.fi

The first newsletters of the autumn semester will be published 20.8.2019.


Exceptions in ISYY office opening hours

  • Offices will close at 2 pm on Thurs 23.5.
  • Offices are closed on Thu–Fri 30.–31.5.

ISYY's offices will be closed for summer 14.6.-4.8.2019

You can return your survival pacakge in Joensuu still on Friday the 14th of June.

You can check the exceptions to ISYY offices' opening hours from the frontpage of ISYY's website.




ISYY’s Executive Board for the End of the Year 2019 Appointed Working Sectors

The new Executive Board of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) has appointed working sectors among the Board members in its meeting on 25th of April 2019.

Sectors for the end of the year 2019 are:

  • Aleksi Kinnunen (Kuopio): Chairperson, Chairperson of the Kuopio Campus Board
  • Ella Partanen (Joensuu): Vice Chair, Chairperson of the Joensuu Campus Board
  • Matti Averio (Kuopio): Board Member, Recreation, Culture, Finances
  • Ada Hyytiäinen (Joensuu): Board Member, Communication, International Affairs
  • Saara Loukiainen (Joensuu): Board Member, Communications, Organisations
  • Aino Peltonen (Kuopio): Board Member, Employment, Business Relations, International Affairs
  • Susanna Remes (Joensuu): Board Member, Social Policy, Development Cooperation
  • Miska Tanskanen (Joensuu): Board Member, Recreation, Sports, Environment
  • Saara Tenhovuori (Joensuu): Board Member Academic Affairs

The Board has started their work in the 17th of April 2019 and their contact information will be updated on ISYY’s website at the beginning of May.

  read more  

Over 600 Pieces of Feedback Were Given During the Smiles and Complaints Week of Spring 2019

In March 2019, ISYY collected feedback during the traditional Smiles and Complaints Week. Feedback was collected with post-it notes, feedback notes in restrooms and an electronic feedback form on the following topics: FSHS, the Library, the Language Centre, Fazer Food&Co., Tutoring, the Career and Counselling Services, the Self-Study Facilities, Student Housing, University communications, the University, ISYY, Sykettä and Orientation. 

Feedback was also collected on a new topic, Equality and accessibility in ISYY, in accordance with ISYY’s Equality Plan of 2018. 

In total, over 600 pieces of feedback (or 34 pages) were received. As usual, the University and Fazer Food&Co received the largest share of feedback. 

The feedback has been compiled and delivered to the parties concerned. Separate updates about the feedback and the responses will be issued in ISYY’s communications channels in late spring.

  read more  


Call for Applicants: ISYY Section Chairpersons for Late 2019

The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) is searching for four Section Chairpersons for late 2019. Chairperson positions are open for the Section for Student Organisations in Joensuu, the Section for Recreation in Joensuu, the Section for Recreation in Kuopio, and the Section for Advocacy in Kuopio.

Section Chairpersons are members of either the Joensuu or Kuopio Campus Board, which carry out ISYY’s local operations. Members of the Campus Boards attend Campus Board meetings and help organise ISYY events (e.g. Vappu, the Campus Happening, the Independence Day Torch Parade). A small fee is paid for the job. New appointees receive training for their tasks from ISYY. More detailed information on the Sections below.

A Section Chairperson is responsible for the operations and organisation of the Section. A Chairperson’s main task is organising and leading meetings. No prior work experience in Student Organisations or Clubs is required of Chairperson candidates.

Please deliver your free-form application by email by noon (12:00) 10 May 2019.

  read more  

Apply for SYL’s Advisory Board for Development Cooperation!

Are you inspired by global development and promoting education internationally? Are you concerned about climate change? Are you a persistent communicator, good at forming networks, or know a lot about funding? Do you want to put some of your knowledge to the use of the rest of the world?

We are looking for people with lots of ideas who are committed and motivated to join the Advisory Board for Development Cooperation (KENKKU) of SYL. The National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) represents 15 member organisations and 135,000 university students. The development cooperation advisory board advises SYL’s executive board on development cooperation and administers SYL’s development cooperation projects together with the Development Policy Adviser. 

However, we don't expect you to be a development cooperation professional – it's enough if you have motivation and the desire to learn about development cooperation and global education. We expect KENKKU members to commit to their tasks and be motivated but KENKKU is also meant for developing your personal expertise. KENKKU members are expected to attend most meetings during their term.

The application deadline is on the 16th of May 2019 at 3 PM.

  read more  

ISYY Will Bring Out the Work of Student Representatives in Its Communications

Do you know your hallopeds? Hallopeds, or Student Representatives in administration, work in different organs of the University as decision-makers and look after student interests. However, students are not always familiar with their work.

The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) will publish halloped stories this spring and the upcoming fall on its social media channels and campus bulletin boards. The stories will paint a picture of the important work of the Student Representatives and demonstrate how they have stood up for students in the University’s decision-making.

The application period for halloped positions starts next fall, be sure to make a note of it!

Decisions without students? HALL NO!

  read more  

Information on late spring and summer blood donation hours in Joensuu and Kuopio!

ISYY has its own registered blood donation group, VeriRyhmä. Please tell that you belong to ISYY’s VeriRyhmä when arriving to donate blood.

9.5. at 12-17
13.6. at 12-17
4.7. at 12-17
25.7. at 12-17
15.8. at 12-17
Location: Joensuu Public Library, Muikkusali (Koskikatu 25)

The service hours of the Blood Service Centre will change on the 6th of May. In the future, the service hours will be from 11 AM to 6 PM on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 10 AM to 5 PM on Fridays. The address of the office is Puijonkatu 23 (Sektori, 2nd floor), 70100 Kuopio.

  read more  



Use Your Vote in the European Elections 2019!

This spring is a good time to make a difference. We have already voted in the Finnish Parliamentary Elections, and now we have a chance to set the course of the European Parliament for the next five years!

What Elections?

The European Parliament (EP) is one of the legislative organs of the European Union. EU citizens elect members of the parliament in direct elections held in every member state every five years. The previous elections were held in 2014.


Advance voting for the European Elections is held from 15 to 21 May in Finland, and from 15 to 18 May in other countries. In Finland, the election day is Sunday 26 May.

EU citizens may vote either in their home state or in the state they live in. According to the EU Act concerning the elections, no one may vote in more than one Member State of the European Union in the same election. A citizen of another EU Member State living in Finland may choose to vote in the European Parliamentary elections in Finland (the Finnish European Parliamentary elections). This requires, however, that he or she has enrolled with the voting register in Finland beforehand (by the 7th of March) to the local register office. If you are allowed to vote for another EU Member State in Finland, you should get the instructions how to vote from the relevant authority of your home state.

Everyone who is entitled to vote in the Finnish European Parliamentary elections may vote at a general advance polling station, regardless of their municipality of residence. Anyone who is entitled to vote may also vote abroad at Finnish embassies. On election day, you must vote at the polling station assigned to you!

ISYY’s Election Events in Joensuu and Kuopio

What are the European Elections? What does the European Parliament do? How doest the decision-making affect you? If you are unsure, no worries, ISYY organises on both of its campuses election events, where you can find out more about the European Parliament and the elections.

At the Kuopio campus, you can meet candidates at the Snellmania lobby on Thursday the 9th of May from 10 am to 13 am. On the same day, ISYY and SAVOTTA will organise a panel discussion in cafeSAVOTTA (Microkatu 1 E, 3 krs.) at the Savonia University of Applied Sciences from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Both campuses will have election infos on Tuesday the 14th of May at Carelia and Snellmania lobbies from 10 am to 2 pm. We are serving some coffee and tea! At the Joensuu Campus, we are also organising an advance voting event for all students on Wednesday the 15th of May at 2 pm.

The events are meant for everyone!


Going home? Remember to Return Your Survival Package to ISYY Before the 14th of June!

Please return your survival package to ISYY's office (Haltia building, Yliopistokatu 7) by June 14th. When returning your package, please remember the following:

  • Make sure the package is COMPLETE
  • The contents (including sheets, towels, cooking equipment, dishes, cutlery and the box itself) is CLEAN

We will not be able to return the full deposit (20€) if the survival package is not returned by 14.6.2019 to ISYY's office or if the package is broken, dirty or missing any items. Any dirty, broken or missing items will be deducted from the deposit. You can also replace any missing or broken items yourself before returning the package to ISYY's office.





UEF's Survey Regarding the Use of Kamu and Study Communities

Now is your chance to tell us what you think about Kamu and the study communities. The feedback received will help us develop these services.

Please complete the survey by 15 May 2019.

  link to survey  

The student movement’s focal points for the European elections are now public!

We live in a time of significant global challenges. The student movement’s joint themes for the European Parliament elections are education and funding for education, internationalisation, and the opportunities for students and young people to participate in and influence the European Union. The voice of the younger generation must be heard in European decision-making. Now is the time for solutions.

Campaign’s website: www.koulutustaprkl.fi/en/eu

#educationprkl #EUelections2019 #YOURsolution

  read more  



FSHS informs:

Remote consultations can be accessed from anywhere.

The FSHS healthcare professionals can now be reached from anywhere via video consultations. Remote consultation is a pilot project being conducted in spring 2019. You can agree on a remote consultation with the FSHS healthcare professional when booking an appointment. Starting winter 2019–2020, remote consultations will be more widely available. From the start of the autumn term, you’ll be able to choose a remote consultation whenever you want, provided it’s offered in Self appointment booking instead of a regular appointment. READ MORE


More services in Self.

Self continues to grow and develop. During the spring you will find new features in Self. These features will speed up your contact with FSHS. READ MORE

Stress-free area.

When was the last time you used the words “I should”, “hurry”, “tired” or “I have no time”? Or when did you last have trouble sleeping, stomach ache or irritability? READ MORE



8.5.2019 ESN Joensuu "General Meeting Summer 2019 & Autumn Planning" in Aurora AU202 (Yliopistokatu 2) at 4:45 pm

Spring semester is ending soon but don't worry ESN Joensuu will be back in business in the autumn semester! And speaking of autumn now is the time to get things moving and plan for the events and trips we will organise in the autumn. If you have an idea for an event or would like help us plan please join us this Wednesday at Aurora AU202 :)

In May ESN Joensuu also recruits new members for its summer board (and active members) so if you are interested in joining ESN, or would like to help by voting to elect the new board and also know a bit more about our beloved ESN section, feel more than welcome to join us at Aurora!

  read more  



8.5.2019 Laiturisalsat on Wednesdays organised by Salsa Del este in Rantapuisto (next to Suvantosilta) at 6 pm

We've been waiting for this the whole winter! Laiturisalsat ('the pier salsa') will again bring latin rhythms to the summer of Joensuu.
Join us at the pier by the river to dance and to enjoy the music and summer evenings.

You're welcome to join us even if you haven't danced salsa before. Just ask some of the more advanced dancers to show you some salsa steps and moves :)


  read more  

8.-10.5.2019 Konsa Goes Botania! in Botania (Heinäpurontie 70)

The Joensuu Conservatory's mini festival will arrive in Botania. Welcome to enjoy music and dance for three days!

  • 8.5 Folk Music & Folk Dance Day
  • From 17:30 to 19:00 The North Karelian Folk Music Association hosts Folk Music Jam at the Botanical Café
  • From 19:00 to 21:00
    Wrath (domestic pop / rock) Eternal children (pop / rock / folk, the band plays the production of Olavi Uusivirta and Topi Saha)
  • 9.5. Folk Music at the terrace
    • From 15:00 to 18:00
      Tokrajärven tolloturvat
      The afternoon of solo performances
  • 10.5. Jazz at the Terrace
  •  From 19:00 to 21:00
    Kaikki päättyy hyvin
    Taijan Jazz-masiina
    Jam session

Tickets 6 € / day, 15 € / 3 days, free for Botania cardholders!

  read more (in finnish)  


10.5.2019 Kantele concert in Joensuun konservatorio (Rantakatu 31) at 6 pm

The Conservatory's kantele students will perform at the spring concert. Kantele is a traditional Finnish and Karelian plucked string instrument.

The concert is in the small hall.
Free entrance!

  read more (in finnish)  


11.5.2019 Joensuu Market of Possibilities and Children’s Handicraft Carnival in Taitokortteli (Koskikatu 1) from 10 am till 4 pm

This year the combination of two events carries the theme Global Joensuu - Globaali Joensuu. The theme presents diversely the fact that Joensuu is a part of global community through education, technology, art, food and climate issues - only to mention few. Program includes NGO presentations, workshops, dances from different countries, panel discussion about inclusion and collaboration and Ville Karttunen’s songs for children and for young at heart.

The events have no entrance fee and they will be kept in Taitokortteli, Koskikatu 1, Joensuu.

More information on the Facebook event page  and in Instagram

The events are organized by Joensuu district multicultural association JoMoni ry. and Taito Pohjois-Karjala ry.

  read more  


11.5.2019 ESN Joensuu "Colour Festival" in Carelia yard (Yliopistokatu 4) from 12 noon till 3 pm

Get ready to celebrate the start of summer and celebrate the end of the semester with
this colourful event by ESN Joensuu!

Colours will be sold from 12pm onwards on the day. To get the maximum effect from the   colours,   we recommend   you   wear   white   shirts.   The   colours   are   safe, environmentally friendly and should wash out, but we recommend wearing something you don’t mind getting dirty. As this will be ESN Joensuu’s last event of the semester, we will provide textile markers for writing messages on each other’s shirts.

In addition to the colour throwing, there will be face painting, games and music. There will be a mölkky tournament to kick off the event at 12:15. So get together a group of 2 - 4 people and use the sign-up sheet on the Facebook page to register your team (published soon)! Bring along your own picnic, drinks and 2€ to get your own colours (cash only)! You can find additional information on the Facebook event.

When: Saturday 11th of May 2019, 12- 3 pm
Where: Carelia Lawn Yard – UEF – Joensuu
What to bring: Money for colour powders, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, your
own snacks & drinks + picnic blanket

And the official afterparty will be in Kerubi’s basement starting 11 pm, use the code COLORPARTY to get a free entrance and cloakroom!

  read more  


11.5.2019 Rytmejä Tropiikissa: DJ Borzin / Balkan Fever in Botania (Heinäpurontie 70) at 7 pm

RIDDIMS IN TROPIC goes "BALKAN". The club which gained a fantastic reception and massive popularity, will serve a Balkan Beats special on Saturday 11.5.2019.

This time the speciality of the event will be new balkan beats music, which combines electronic beats with traditional gypsy music influences. Our Special guest is DJ Borzin from Balkan Fever Helsinki. The famous club turned 10 years now.

WHO? DJ BORZIN (Balkan Fever Helsinki)
WHEN? Saturday 11th of May 2019. 19PM - 23PM.
ENTRY FEE? 10€ normal / 6€ students (includes entry to botanical gardens)
BAR? Yes!

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12.5.2019 Uuden suomalaisuuden juhla - USJ "New Finnishness in Laulutalo (Kauppakatu 51) from 1 pm to 3 pm

Welcome to celebrate multicultural Finland and North Karelia region! This year in USJ, the New Finnishness festival, we sit down at tables to dine and to see performances. The receiver of Multicultural Foundation Award will be announced in the event. Directly after the event there is a possibility to watch Happy Note short film produced by JoMoni ry. The film is not recommended to children.

The event has no entrance fee and it will be kept in Laulutalo, Kauppakatu 51, Joensuu.

The festival that has been held for over ten times is arranged by Joensuu district multicultural association JoMoni ry.

  read more  



14.5.2019 Lied concert in Joensuu Conservatory (Rantakatu 31) at 6 pm

The lied pairs of students sudying to become professional musicians at the Joensuu Conservatory will present hymns from Hugo Wolf's series Italienisches Liederbuch, Erkki Melartin's songs and Finnish songs written after the 1960s. Lied pairs have been directed by Kemal Achourbekov, Anneli Hynninen and Päivi Nylund.

The concert is in the small hall.

Free entrance.

  read more (in finnish)  

14.5.2019 Doc Lounge Joensuu goes Pride: Cassandro, the Exotico! in Kerubi (Siltakatu1, Ilosaari) at 6 pm

After 26 years of spinning dives and flying uppercuts on the ring, Cassandro, the star of the gender-bending cross-dressing Mexican wrestlers known as the Exoticos, is far from retiring. But with dozens of broken bones and metal pins in his body, he must now reinvent himself...

France 2018
Director: Marie Losier
Duration: 73 min
Language: English, no subtitles


  read more  


18.5.2019 JOY-choir's concert: Onni in Carelia-Hall (Yliopistokatu 4) at 4 pm

Joy-choir has brought happiness and joy of music to people already since 1969. It is now time to celebrate our 50-year-old choir, which is also the official choir of the University of Eastern Finland. The choir’s history is filled with a variety of themes from traditional choral music to folk songs, and from spiritual songs to rock music. We welcome you to enjoy a look at both the choir’s traditions and its future. The concert includes an intermission.

Conducted by Mari-Annika Heikkilä

Tickets (pre-purchase/at door):
Student: 8/10€
Others: 15/20€
Pre-purchases from our webshop
Tickets sold in advance until 16.5.2019 or as long as seats are available.

  read more  



Lehtiä Ilosaaressa is a student friendly music festival in Joensuu. The festival is one of the musical highlights in autumn period in eastern Finland. The event will take place on 4th of October In Joensuu Areena.

The event will be started at 18.00 o'clock. First published bands are electro-dance duo Tungevaag & Raaban, Pyhimys – the most famous finnish rap -artist and well known pop singer –song writer Chisu. The festival schedule will be complete in summer.

Normal : 35€ / Students: 25€ / VIP: 70€

You can buy your tickets from www.tiketti.fi, www.lippu.fi, Restaurant Kerubi or ISYY and POKA offices.

Lunta Ilosaaressa is organized by Restaurant Kerubi.

  read more  


Opiskelijatöihin.fi - employment service website

Opiskelijatöihin.fi  is 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.


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

A list of Open Positions at UEF you'll find HERE


Aarresaari - Jobs, internships and thesis offers

Aarresaari is a network of Academic Career Services representing 13 Finnish Universities.
The network offers services for university students, graduates and employers, as well as for the universities themselves. At the same time the network builds brigdes between students and employers.

Aarresaari webpage is maintained by Suomen Akateemiset rekrytointipalvelut and you can find internship, job and thesis offer postings here.





Terapiatakuu campaign: Immediate access to therapy to expedite access to mental health care

Half of all Finns experience mental health issues at some phase of their lives, but only half of those suffering from mental health problems receive the treatment they need.

The proposed law reform on the immediate access to therapy would ensure everyone quick access to mental health care after their first visit to a health centre.

Immediate access to therapy fulfils the recommendation of the Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (COHERE Finland), dated 23 November 2018, according to which all forms of psychotherapy and other psychosocial treatment and rehabilitation methods which have been found effective in mental health and substance abuse disturbances are part of the publicly funded range of healthcare services.

Read the whole proposed law reform here.

  read more  

The applications for Transparency International School on Integrity 2019 are now open!

Transparency School is the leading summer course on anti-corruption in the world. Since 2010, it has already welcomed more than 1000 future leaders from around 120 countries worldwide.

This year the School will take place on 8-14 July 2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Transparency School is organized in cooperation with Mykolas Romeris Law School. After successfully completing the course, students receive 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits. The School features three teaching modules aimed at participants from academia, civic society as well as from the public and private sectors.

University students of Nordplus Law Network partner universities are entitled to receive a Nordplus mobility grant of 400 EUR, once selected for the Transparency School 2019.
The deadline for applications is 20 May 2019.   

Please find more information about the School below and at www.transparencyschool.org

If you have any application-related questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at admissions@transparencyschool.org

  read more  


Learn Finnish in Nature

Learn Finnish and experience some of the best parts of North Carelian spring and summer, nature and culture! Major part of this course takes place outdoors, in the nature with local people. You will also get supporting material, excercises, links and vocabulary.

This course is ment for the immigrants with university degree (and international students of UEF), who want to improve their communication skills and vocabulary - or to explore the Finnish nature. Beginners and fluent Finnish speakers can all attend and learn more.

We are taking five trips to Joensuu region and Koli in May and June. Every 3-hour trip has a different theme. You´ll need basic outdoor equipment, i.e. water-resistant jacket and sturdy shoes.



Call for applications: Talking Europe in the Digital Age: cultural, economic and citizen challenges

We are pleased to announce the opening call for applications for the 3rd summer workshop of the college of Cluny which succeeds at 15 years of  the Young European Citizen’s Convention.

Real area of democratic exchange, summer workshop of the college of Cluny  suggests to students and young professionals from all over Europe, the opportunity discussing their future, exchanging with other European young people and realizing a common project through an approach established  on respect and  listening.      

The participants are from different country (more than 20 nationalities represented every year) and have a wide variety of academic experiences:  economists, linguists, sociologists, scientists, jurists, journalists, medical, international relations Engineers, etc.. This interdisciplinarity allows us to enrich the discussions and to bring new perspectives on our activities.   

In Cluny from 4 to 13 July 2019, the participants will exchange around  the topic " Talking Europe in the Digital Age: cultural, economic and citizen challenges" And will share their observations and visions on the subject and will then elaborate their propositions on the topic.

You can find all the necessary information on our website. You can also join us on Facebook.

  READ more  

Participate in the TalentHub Joensuu Project.

Local companies are searching for international skills and know-how. By participating in the TalentHub Joensuu Project, local companies have the chance to see your skills. We aim at connecting international talent to local companies to help companies internationalize their operation. This is also a great way for you get to know what working life in Finland can be like. All you have to do is register as an international talent HERE, where your international card will be visible to potential employers. By having an active card, we are able to connect possible employers with the best possible talent. This does not guarantee an internships/work placement/job, etc. but it allows for you to be found by the local employees in the region!


Ilosaarirock Festival Is Looking for Volunteers

Volunteering is another way of experiencing Ilosaarirock Festival. Volunteers get to peek behind the curtain and belong to the large number of people making Finland's jolliest rock festival happen.

As a volunteer, you'll meet lots of great people and make many new friends. Volunteering is a fun and fascinating way of participating in Ilosaarirock Festival: many volunteer again year after year.



As a volunteer you will work for about 16 hours in total during the festival weekend on two different days. To be able to access the festival site, you will receive a volunteer wristband.

All volunteers get a special t-shirt which helps to distinguish them from the festival crowd. After the festival you can keep the t-shirt as a souvenir.

Volunteers will be offered a warm home meal on your volunteer days.

How to apply?

You need to apply to be a volunteer. Please fill in the application form. Ilosaarirock will contact you either by phone or e-mail during the early summer. All applicants will be informed about the selection by Thursday, July 4.

Non-Finnish-speaking volunteers has to be at least 18 years old.

If you have any questions about voluntary, don't hesitate to ask: henkilosto@ilosaarirock.fi will answer your questions and provide advice.

  READ MORE & Apply  

Joensuu Summer School on Optics 2019: eXpeRience your reality - Apply now!


The Summer School eXpeRience your reality teach topics related to virtual and augmented reality glasses from theory to practice. Lectures include VR/AR/MR glass materials, displays, optical design, manufacturing, user interface and applications. In workshops, we are offering participants hands-on approach into design and implementation of VR/AR learning environments, virtualization of production, VR/AR medical applications, eye recognition, SmartLab and much more. The Summer School consists of lectures from experts in the academic field as well as representatives of companies and hands-on workshops.




  • Irina Livshits (ITMO University) : Optical design in context of VR/AR glasses
  • Dispelix Juuso Olkkonen: Diffractive waveguides for AR displays, introduction to AR displays, principals of diffractive photoconductor
  • Steven LaValle (former chief scientist in, e.g., Oculus and Huawei VR/AR/MR): Human perception and its impact on VR/AR products and story of Oculus
  • Tapani Levola: (former Principal hardware engineer of Microsoft in Hololens project)
  • Bernard Kress: (Microsoft Hololens) Optical architectures and related technologies to enhance the visual experience and comfort in AR and MR headsets
  • Next Games Riku Suomela (Mixed Reality Director) : AR technology meets game industry

And much much more

Apply now - the application period ends June 15th

UEF reserves the right to make changes to the program during spring 2019.

The Summer School is organized in co-operation with: Department of Physics and Mathematics, UEF’s Summer School, Photonics Education in Joensuu –project and Photonics Finland National Cluster. The summer school is funded partly with the support of the European Regional Development Fund


Event calendar

8.5.2019 JOOJAKU's weekly hang-out at Haltia (Yliopistokatu 7) at 4 pm
8.5.2019 ESN Joensuu "General Meeting Summer 2019 & Autumn Planning" in Aurora AU202 at 4:45 pm
8.-10.5.2019 Konsa Goes Botania! in Botania (Heinäpurontie 70)
8.5.2019 Laiturisalsat on Wednesdays organised by Salsa Del este in Rantapuisto at 6 pm
9.5.2019 Joensuu Board Gamers weekly meeting at Haltia (Yliopistokatu 7) at 3 pm
10.5.2019 Clobal Friday in Setlementti (Niskakatu 4) at 5 pm
10.5.2019 Kantele concert in Joensuun konservatorio (Rantakatu 31) at 6 pm
11.5.2019 Joensuu Market of Possibilities and Children’s Handicraft Carnival in Taitokortteli (Koskikatu 1) from 10 am till 4 pm
11.5.2019 ESN Joensuu "Color Festival" in Carelia yard (Yliopistokatu 4) from 12 noon till 3 pm
12.5.2019 Uuden suomalaisuuden juhla - USJ in Laulutalo (Kauppakatu 51) from 1 pm to 3 pm
14.5.2019 Lied concert in Joensuu Conservatory (Rantakatu 31) at 6 pm
14.5.2019 Doc Lounge Joensuu goes Pride: Cassandro, the Exotico! in Kerubi (Siltakatu1, Ilosaari) at 6 pm
14.5.2019 ISYY's MTG-guilds weekly gathering at Haltia (Yliopistokatu 7) at 3 pm
14.5.2019 Joensuu Debate Society weekly debate at Aurora AU202 at 5 pm
14.5.2019 Finnish language cafe - Kielikahvila at Joensuu city library (Koskikatu 25) at 5 pm
18.5.2019 JOY-choir's concert: Onni in Carelia-Hall (Yliopistokatu 4) at 4 pm
4.10.2019 Lehtiä Ilosaaressa - music festival in Joensuu Areena (Mehtimäenaukio 2) at 6 pm


Information about Weekly Feed

This is an issue of Weekly Feed at Joensuu campus. 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 Joensuu 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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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 advertisement of the event/activity in English to either kv.joensuu@isyy.fi (Joensuu events) or kv.kuopio@isyy.fi (Kuopio events).

Please include at least the following information: date, time, place, admission fee and the event website/facebook page and a short description of the event. If you want to include pictures, the optimal size is 270 x 270 px.



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