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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 39/2019

Tue 24 Sep 2019 06:14:18 PM EEST

ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 39/2019 24.-30.9.


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Joensuu Week 39/2019


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I hope all of you have settled into Joensuu and the University well. You've probably gotten to know the city already and found all the necessary places. But what about the not so necessary but all the more interesting places in your new home town? ESN Joensuu organises city orienteering "Discover Joensuu" this Saturday where you can find some of the hidden gems of our beautiful town. Registration deadline Thursday the 26th of Sept.

Next week offers a great opportunity for international students to meet and network with local businesses, organisations and the city of Joensuu in the "Welcome to Joensuu" event on the 4th of October in Kerubi. Buy your ticket soon, the ticket sales will end this Friday the 27th of Sept.

Naturally you can read more about both of these events and many more later on in this edition of Weekly Feed.

Kind regards,





ISYY Representative Council Elections Take Place This Fall - Become a candidate in the elections!

Do you want to influence the Student Union matters, learn about decision-making and administration and build a better future for students?

Why should you become a candidate?

  • The Representative Council is the highest decision making body of the Student Union. It represents all of the students of the University of Eastern Finland.
  • As a representative you have a great opportunity to influence student matters at ISYY and UEF. You gain valuable experience working in a position of trust, and you help to build a better future for students.

Why vote?

  • When you vote, you decide the Student Union’s highest decision-making body, the 39-member Representative Council, ”ISYYs parliament”.
  • The Representative Council makes decisions concerning YOU. Who decides what ISYY offers to international students? Your candidate.
  read more  



Representative Council Elections 2019 Campaigning Days, Infos and Panel Discussions

All the candidates and lists of candidates running for the ISYY’s Representative Council elections 2019 have a chance to present themselves and do campaigning in University’s facilities on dates informed below. Lists of candidates don’t have to inform ISYY about their participation in campaigning days in advance.



Election Infos 25.9.2019

You can meet ISYY´s Central Election Committee members at the election infos. They will provide information about the elections, if you are not yet sure what it's all about. In Kuopio Committee members are there to help at 13-14 and in Joensuu at 10-12 in Carelia.

Campaigning days in Joensuu, First day of the week in Carelia, second day of the week in Futura

  • week 39: CR Wed 25.9. at 9-15 / FU Fri 27.9. at 10-15
  • week 40: CR Wed 2.10. at 10-15 / FU Wed 2.10. at 10-15
  • week 41: CR Mon 7.10. at 10-15 / FU Wed 10.10. at 10-15
  • week 42: CR Wed 16.10. at 10-15 / FU Thu 17.10. at 10-15
  • week 43: CR Mon 21.10. at 10-15 / FU Thu 24.10. at 10-15
  • week 44: CR Mon 28.10. at 10-15 / FU Wed 31.10. at 10-15
  • week 45: CR Mon 4.11. at 10-15 / FU Tue 5.11. at 10-15

Panel Discussions

Panel discussions will be held in Joensuu on 21th of October and in Kuopio on 23rd of October.  More info coming soon. 

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ISYY Representative Council meeting 6/2019, 30th September 6 pm

The Representative Council of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) will hold its sixth meeting this year on Monday 30th of September at 6pm in rooms AU111 (Joensuu) and SN200 (Kuopio).

In this meeting the representative council will elect a new Secretary General for ISYY.

You can find the Representative Council Meeting Notice 6/2019 in ISYY’s Documents folder: Representative Council Notices of Meeting > 2019.

Representative Council meetings are open to all ISYY members. Welcome!

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Supplementary Application Period: Student Representatives to the University Board of the University of Eastern Finland and Other Bodies and Committees

The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland is accepting applications for the following vacant student representative positions until the end of 2019:

  • The University of Eastern Finland University Board, 1 representative
  • The University of Eastern Finland University Collegiate Body, 1 deputy representative
  • Faculty Council of the Faculty of Health Sciences, 1 deputy representative
  • Fazer Food & Co Restaurant Committee, Joensuu campus, 1 representative
  • The University of Eastern Finland Board of Petition Appeal, 1 deputy representative

The application period ends on Thursday 3rd of October at 12.00 (midday)

  read more & apply  



Speak your mind – ISYY’s Smiles and Complaints Week on 30.9.-4.10.2019

This autumn’s Smiles and Complaints Week takes place on 30.9.-4.10.2019. During the Smiles and Complaints Week, you can send feedback via the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland to ISYY, the University, FSHS (Finnish Student Health Service), Fazer or any other party involved in students’ life.

You can give us feedback via post-it notes at ISYY feedback desks, by speaking your mind at the stands or by filling in our electronic feedback form. What deserves a smile? What’s wrong? What gives you grey hair? Tell us, and we’ll take your feedback forward! The feedback is given anonymously.

You can give us feedback by filling in the online form during week 40 on ISYY's website. The form will open on Mon 30.9.2019 at 9 a.m. and close on Sun 6.10.2019 at 23.59 p.m.

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The ISYY and UEF Wellbeing Week will take place on week 40 (30.9-6.10.2019)

The Wellbeing Week will delve into questions regarding the mental health and coping of students.
During the week, students and staff have the possibility to meet local wellbeing operators at the
Wellbeing Fair hosted on campus. Joensuu campus will also host a low-threshold badminton
tournament during the weekend. Also, during the week the highly popular dog visitors will return
to both campuses.

FSH will host a Polar night info (in English) on Tuesday 1.10 from 10 to 11 a.m. in M110. The FSHS polar night info presents the effects of polar night on the body and mind as well as presents ways of coping with the winter darkness.

  read more  



ISYY Association Days on 8. & 9.10.2019

Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) organizes Association Day on 8.10.2019 at Kuopio campus and 8.-9.10. in Joensuu campus. Come and find out what ISYY and associations close to it have to offer. It’s also possible that you’ll find some new activities from Association Day! ISYY Association Day is open for everybody and there’s no entrance fee.

Joensuu, Carelia’s lobby

  • Tue 8.10. at 10 am-2 pm: Student organisations
  • Wed 8.-9.10. at 10 am-2 pm: Clubs, other organisations

Registration form Joensuu – Student organisations
Registration form Joensuu – Clubs and other organisations

Exhibitors must fill the registration form below on 4.10. at the latest.

Link to the facebook event

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ISYY offices opening hours have changed

From this week on both offices in Joensuu and Kuopio are open:

  • Mon & Tue 10 - 15 
  • Wed CLOSED
  • Thu & Fri 10-15

If you are about to visit ISYY office check possible exceptions to opening hours from the front page of ISYY's website.




The Sports Afternoon programme is now published!

The Sports Afternoon is a biannual event organised by ISYY, POKA and SYKETTÄ sports services. You can participate if you are student or staff person of UEF or KUAS. The purpose of the Sports Afternoon is to give our students and staff an opportunity to try new sports for a very affordable price (or for free) and to get everyone moving at least for one afternoon per semester.

There will be no teaching after 12.15pm on 2.10.2019 so everyone is able to take part – and we recommend you do! There is a great choice of activities, the list of which is below. Once you have chosen what you would like to do, please remember to book yourself a place (instructions on how to book next to each activity description on SYKETTÄ website). We recommend you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment – these activities tend to fill up fast.

Link to the Facebook event

  read more  

Did you participate in Campus Happening or City Orienteering last Thursday?

Give us some feedback on the events! What was good, what was bad, what didn’t work at all? It will only take a few minutes to fill out the form.

ISYY and UEF will develop next year’s events on the basis of the feedback.

You can leave your feedback anonymously by not filling out the space reserved for contact information.

The feedback form will close on 7th of October at 12 noon.

  feedback form joensuu  



Take out your purses, library is invoicing!

The library invoice unpaid borrowing service fees during 7.10. – 11.10.2019. By paying all the unpaid fees before the end of September 2019, you can avoid the invoicing. Web payment is a quick and easy way to pay the overdue and reservation fees online.

Online payment is not possible during UEF Finna's short service breaks.

You can also pay the fees at the campus libraries' customer service in cash or with a debit/credit card. Card payment is not possible in the KUH Medical Library.

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Questionnaire about FiDsAp -app designed for international students

There are people who fall in love with their jobs and studies; workaholics who can’t find time for cleaning and buying or selling their stuff when they move in/out their cities. A group of student from our university has designed an app for international students. The purpose of the app is to give multiple useful solutions for international students, when they are moving in our out from the city. The group is now collecting feedback from international students in Joensuu. This questionnaire is the first stage of the developing process and it is open until 30th of September.



The sales for Pirates of the Baltic Sea on 17.-19.11.2019 is now open!


Time to get on deck, the epic Pirates of the Baltic Sea cruise is BACK

On the 17th of November we set sail for Stockholm and take over the Baltic Sea with fellow international pirates from all over Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Adventure waits YOU!

ESN Finland's "Pirates of the Baltic Sea" is by far the best event Finland has to offer for international students: sailing, partying and visiting Stockholm, Sweden. But it's not just about where you're going - it's about how you are going to get there. Which is of course in the most epic way possible. So get your mates and get ready to experience the true Finnish way of party-traveling, YARRR!

Book the PoBS cruise here.

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The Booking for ESN Joensuu's Trips Autumn Semester 2019 is open!


02.-06.10.2019 ESN Joensuu's Trip to Lofoten, Norway

Welcome to the Arctic student adventure to breathtaking scenery of the Norwegian Lofoten! Explore the magical fjords and amazing nature scenarios with Timetravels, old and new friends. Lofoten is not only landscapes. You will also visit fisherman villages and find out more about the mighty Vikings!

Prices starting from 355€

HURRY! - the sales will close 24.9.2019



16.-20.10.2019 ESN Joensuu's visa-free cruise to St.Petersburg

Explore the beauty of St.Petersburg on a visa-free ferry trip! Experience top quality culture, get on tours to outstanding palaces and sights, have great parties and a lot of fun in Russian style! Available for all nationalities, guided in English.

IMPORTANT: a passport valid at least 6 months after the end of the trip is required!

Prices starting from 325€



02.-07.12.2019 ESN Joensuu's trip to Lapland, Saariselkä

Explore and discover magical Saariselkä with your friends and Timetravels. Even better, find out new things about Lapland and about yourself. Visit Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi and meet the real Santa. Ride with huskies in the winter wonderland, practice your cross-country skills in UKK National park, drive with snowmobiles and adventure into the Arctic landscapes. Swim in the Arctic Ocean, feel the nature around...

Prices staring from 339€



All bookings online at Timetravels.fi

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 10.00-17.00.
Cost of the phone call is 0,09 €/call + 0,17 €/min + international call charge (for calls outside Finland).




23.-27.9.2019 Polku Week

Polku week is all about inspiration, learning and networking. A whole week has a lot to offer. Polku presents keynote speakers who speak about entrepreneurship, motivation, health and many more topics. There is also a lot of complementary program and the Gala that finalises the whole week.


Even though the week is mainly in Finnish, there is program in English as well. Our networking area, Crossroads, will take place at Urheilutalo venue in Thursday-Friday 26.-27.9. Participants receive a join code 2 weeks before the event and are able to find interesting people and businesses, and to request meetings with them. It’s an excellent chance to network with like-minded people and even find a workplace :)

Here are program pick-ups for you:

- Paul Lannigan, on Friday 27th at 12:30 - The first ever person from abroad to join POLKU! Originating from Ireland, Paul will speak about the importance of storytelling in sales and marketing. His personality and charm is definitely something to learn from.

- On Friday 27th, the week culminates in Polku Gaala, which gathers students and entrepreneurs together in a relaxed Cocktail Gala at Las Palmas. It costs 30€ including the cocktail menu and two drinks. Tickets from polku.es.

Remember to register in advance in our website polku.es. Click "osallistu" and find the student ticket "opiskelija" for a free entrance! (student ticket requires a valid student ID)

Find more detailed program on polku.es. Program will be updated in the next days.

  read more (in finnish)  


25.9.2019 SCIFI Overall Party in Ilona (Kauppakatu 25) at 10 pm

Are the Terminators and Star Wars your favourite movies? Is meeting an alien your biggest dream? Have you always dreamt about being in a science fiction world? In the first Haalaribileet (Overall Party) of the fall this is (almost) possible as the theme of the party is SCIFI! In this party we have UV-lights so put on something white and glow! At the entrance you can also get yourself painted with paints that glow in the dark!

So, on Wednesday 25th steer your spacecraft towards Viihdemaailma Ilona. May the force be with you!

You can buy tickets in advance on following dates and times:
Wed 25.9. Carelia 10am to 12 pm
or as long as the pre-tickets are available.

Ticket price is 5€ if you buy it in advance and 6€ from the door. (Limit: max 5 tickets/buyer)

Whether you have overalls or not, you don’t want to miss this party!

  read more  

26.9.2019 ESN Joensuu "Open Board Meeting" in Bar Play (Kauppakatu 23b) at 5 pm

It's time for another open board meeting. In open board meetings, we will reflect on past events, plan future events and inform the section about important topics in the ESN national and international side. In these meetings, anyone interested about international students and our events can join.

  read more  


26.9.2019 Joensuu Lgbtiqa Movie Night in Community space Aava (Rantakatu 23) at 6 pm

Welcome to the LGBTIQA (English speaking) hangout evening. We're here, we're queer, and we'd love to see you here! Our meeting starts at 6pm but you can join us anytime you want. Meeting ends at 9pm. We'll gather in Yhteisötila Aava (HELMI/Basement,), drink coffee/tea and have some snacks, chill out & talk about this and that. We also watch a movie starting at 6:30pm.

Come hang with us and bring your friends and allies!

  read more  

27.-29.9.2019 Barents Ecology Film Festival in Botania (Heinäpurontie 70)

The International Festival in Petrozavodsk, organised for the ninth time brings together filmmakers and filmmakers around the world. The festival highlights social and ecological issues.

This time the festival will also arrive in Joensuu. In Joensuu, the festival's film screenings are organized at Botania and the Theater-Traktor Cultural Factory in Siihtala. At Botania the movies are screened in the outdoor garden, so dress well to stay warm!

Barents Ecology Film Festival - Screenings in Botania:

Pe/Fri 27.9.

  • 17.00.-18.15. ORCHIDS HUNTERS, Colombia, Spain 2019, Ohj./Dir. Luis Eduardo Mejía
  • 18.30.-20.15. FISHBONE (K-12/R-12), Spain 2018, Ohj./Dir. Adán Aliaga
  • 20.30.-22.20. MARIONET (K-18/R-18), Mexico 2019, Ohj./Dir. Álvaro Curiel

La/Sat 28.9.

  • 14.00.-15.15. THE WIND SCULPTED LAND, Estonia 2018, Ohj./Dir. Tuulte Tahutud Maa
  • 15.30.-16.20. Lyhytelokuvat/Short films: PIXEL MIND, DOCTOR PALYCH, ORGÁNICO (Organic)
  • 16.30.-17.30. THE END OF THE VALLEY IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD, Switzerland 2018, Ohj./Dir. Peter Frei
  • 17.45.-18.45. OUR LADY OF THE ZAD (K-12/R-12), 2018, Ohj./Dir. Xavier Delagnes

Su/Sun 29.9.

  • 13.00.-14.30. FATHER BAIKAL, 2018, Ohj./Dir. Marina-Maria Melnik
  • 14.45.-15.45. THE AMAZON CHANGERS - COOK TO EMPOWER, Switzerland 2019, country of filming Ecuador. Ohj./Dir. Esther Petsche
  • 16.00.-17.00. MESSAGES FROM THE END OF THE WORLD/ Messaggi dalla fine del mondo, Switzerland, Svalbard 2018, Ohj./Dir. Matteo Born

25 € / 20 € /day (=entrance to Botania) or Botania Card


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28.9.2019 Discover Joensuu with ESN Joensuu, starting point in Haltia (Yliopistokatu 7) at 12 pm (midday)

Would you like to get to know your new home Joensuu a bit better? Would you like to find some of the hidden gems of the city?

Discover Joensuu is a city orientation competition where you get to know your new home town from a different perspective! Together with your team you need to hunt down different landmarks/places of interest around Joensuu. Once there, take a selfie with your team, and move on the next point. The points you visit you choose yourselves from the map given by us: the further you go, the more points you'll get! This competition is all about having a good time: seeing more of Joensuu and gaining memorable experiences with your mates! This year we will also leave a positive impact on the environment and the team that collects most trash on the way wins a prize!

Competition time: 28.09.19 12:00 - 16:00 (you choose how long you stay).
There will be two categories: bike and foot.
Max 4 people in a team, minimum 2.

  read more & sign up  


28.9. and 29.9.2019 YUMEO dance performance in Taidekeskus Ahjo (Kirkkokatu 23)

It is a duet based on Shakespeare’s classic play Romeo & Julia. How the play will take its form without words only in movement between two dancers?
Where and when:
28.9. at 19.00
29.9. at 18.00
Taidekeskus Ahjo
Kirkkokatu 23, 80100 Joensuu

  read more  


1.-5.10.2019 Visit Museums For Free

All students are welcome to visit the museums of Joensuu (Art Museum and North Karelian Museum) for free on October 1–5. Both museums are located in the centre of Joensuu. For further info and opening hours, please visit the museums’ websites in English:
Joensuu Art Museum
North Karelian Museum


30.9.2019 The National Audiovisual Institutes autumn 2019 programme in Joensuu at Movie Theater Tapio

The National Audiovisual Institute and the North Karelian Film Association offer film classics in cinema Tapio on Mondays starting 30.9.

The series includes four films which are in English:

  • 30.9 David Fincher: Fight Club
  • 7.10. Ang Lee: Sense and Sensibility
  • 11.11. Dennis Hopper: Easy Rider
  • 9.12. Victor Fleming: Gone with the Wind

Other six films (original language, no English subtitles):

  • 21.10. Claire Denis: S´en fout la mort (France/Germany)
  • 28.10. Carlos Saura: Cría cuervos (Spain)
  • 4.11. Luis Buῆuel: Cet obscur objet du désir (France/Spain)
  • 18.11. Jean-Pierre Melville: Le cercle rouge (France/Italy)
  • 25.11. Aleksandr Ptushko & Konstantin Jershov: Vij (Soviet Union)
  • 2.12. Pekka Parikka: Pohjanmaa (Finland)

All films start at 16:30. Tickets 6 €. Ticket sales at Cinema Tapio. Screening format is 35mm film.

  read more  

1.10.2019 Polar night info (in English) in Metria M110 at 10 am

Fighting winter depression? Repeated depressive symptoms during the dark winter months from October to January may be a sign of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression.
Come and meet employees from the Finnish Student Health Services and get some tips for beating the winter blues.

Place: M110 in Metria Building (Yliopistokatu 7)
Time: Tue 1 Oct at 10.00-11.00
no preregistration needed



2.10.2019 Sports Afternoon

  check out the programme and sign up  

2.10. Joensuu Sports Afternoon Afterparty at Kimmel (Itäranta 1) at 10 pm

The sports afternoon of autumn will be held on the 2nd of October 2019 in the University of Eastern Finland and Karelia University of Applied Sciences. As usual, the sports afternoon will offer a diverse selection of different sports activities all around Joensuu to participate in. The sports afternoon is relieved from teaching from 12.15 afternoon onwards, by a decision of the Rector.

After of having exercised for the whole afternoon, it is good time to go to the legendary Sports Afternoon After Party! Live: Ruudolf & Musta Barbaari. Ruudolf is double time finnish rap championship and Musta Barbaari is known for his megahit salil eka salil vika.

LIVE: Ruudolf & Musta Barbaari


Ticket price 5 € + cloakroom fee. The ones who buy the ticket in advance will receive a special sports afternoon overall badge (limited number)! Ticket sales will start Monday 23.9.2019 at ISYY's (sold out) and POKA's offices.

  read more  



4-6.10.2019 Tombolo ry's Autumn Hike

The geographers’ student organization Tombolo is again arranging one of its traditional events, the Autumn Hike, on 4-6.10.2019. The hike will take place at Ruunaa Outdoor Centre (120 km north east of Joensuu), where we will hike a haul of approx. 20 km. The event certainly also includes relaxed evening activities in a great students’ atmosphere. Costs: 28 €. All ISYY members and exchange students are welcome to join. Enrolment until 27.9.

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4.10.2019 "Welcome to Joensuu" in Kerubi (Siltakatu 1, Ilosaari) at 1 pm

International student, Welcome to Joensuu!

Welcome to Joensuu is a Networking event with organizations, companies and other students. During the event, you will have the possibility to meet local businesses and organizations, as well as network with other international students studying at UEF, Karelia UAS and Riveria.

Buy ticket from your student union – 5 € (includes buffet lunch). By your ticket by 27.9.2019 from ISYY's office (Haltia building, Yliopistokatu 7)!

You can also buy a ticket on Wednesday 25.9. and Thursday 26.9.2019 from Carelia lobby 11-13. Cash only.

  read more  




* Get your student tickets from ISYY office
* Join the biggest party in Joensuu Arena with international and top Finnish artists


Lehtiä Ilosaaressa festival brings the party back to Joensuu Areena on 4th of October. Last year more than 3500 partyers attended and we expect at least same will have show up this year. Finnish pop artist Ellinoora will start the night and Teflon Brothers follows. Next up is Chisu who is one of the most popular female artist in Finland and EDM duo Tungevaag & Raaban (nor&swe) lights up Areena. Rapper Pyhimys seals the night. All the artists to the festival have been announced and the schedule is ready.

18.00 Doors open
18.30 - 19.30 Ellinoora
20.00 - 21.00 Teflon Brothers
21.45 - 22.45 Chisu
23.15 - 00.15 Tungevaag & Raaban (SWE/NOR)
00.30 - 01.30 Pyhimys

Get your 25 € student tickets without vendor comissions from ISYY office or Kerubi. You can also purchase tickets at Levy-Eskot and www.lehtiailosaaressa.fi and remember to check out Lehtiä Ilosaaressa facebook page.

  read more  


The course Career planning and job seeking in Finland 2019 - 2020 in WebOodi

The easiest way to search for the right course is by using the 'Search course'-tool in UEF Moodle with a search word 'Career planning'. The key code to the course is 'job seeking'.

The whole Career planning - international students seeking a job or traineeship in Finland course is in English and it is online self-studying course with no close contact classes.

There is no registration, only whether AFTER you have submitted and got accepted the course assignment in the course Moodle. The required assignment that must be submitted to the instructor, is explained in the Moodle in part "Learning assignment".


Creative Shock 2019

Do you want to experience what it means to solve social business problems first-hand? Are you eager to learn more about social business and how you can contribute to making so-needed positive changes?

Don’t miss a chance to participate in Creative Shock 2019, an international social business case competition, and register as a team of 3-4 people or individually at www.creativeshock.org until the 6th of October.

Compete for a round-trip plane tickets to any destination from Turkish Airlines as well as a cash prize of €2000!

  read more  



Erasmus in Schools

Are you an Erasmus student, international exchange or degree student or Erasmus+ volunteer? This is your chance to visit Finnish schools!

Join Erasmus in Schools program and visit local schools during your stay in Finland. The program offers a unique opportunity to get to know the Finnish culture and education system more in depth.

During the school visit, you will have a possibility to join the school lessons, present your country and increase Finnish pupils' knowledge of other cultures and encourage them to study abroad.

  read more & SIgn up  

Apply for Junction 2019, Europe's largest hackathon!

WHERE & WHEN: Väre @ Otaniemi, Espoo 15.-17.11.2019

We are glad to invite you to apply for Junction 2019, the largest hackathon in Europe! This year’s application process is currently ongoing and will close in 6.10.2019. The purpose of the event is to bring together enthusiastic developers, designers and creators and provide them with the tools and challenges of today’s cutting-edge technology. During the weekend participants have 48 hours to develop their own projects and solve pressing challenges brought us by our partner companies. The event is completely free to attend!
This year includes:

  • 10 different tracks such as: Mobility, Game Jam, Future cities, Sustainability and much more
  • Free accommodation
  • Free food and drinks
  • Prize pool of 40 000€

We have only limited places for our participants so apply now!


Study Finnish Online

A free Finnish self study online course: Introductory Finnish

Would you like to learn the basics of Finnish language online? This course is free and continuously open to everybody around the world. The course provided by Aalto Open Learning. Most of the course material is accessible without a registration but to access the course exercises one needs (to create) an account.


SUOMIPASSI – Finnish Language Passport

Suomipassi is a ‘language passport’ developed at the University of Turku in 2017 and has now been published as a mobile application. The aim of Suomipassi is to encourage Finnish language learners to use Finnish more outside the classroom in daily situations and to support them in the early stages of their Finnish language learning.


More options:

A taste of Finnish - An open on­line course for ba­sic Finnish
Venla - Finnish for foreigners



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.



Event calendar

23.-27.9.2019 Polku Week
24.9.2019 Vinttiklubi concert at Joensuu Public Library Music Department (Koskikatu 25) at 6 pm
25.9.2019 SCIFI Overall Party in Ilona (Kauppakatu 25) at 10 pm
26.9.2019 Joensuu Board Gamers weekly meeting at Haltia (Yliopistokatu 7) at 3 pm
26.9.2019 ESN Joensuu "Open Board Meeting" in Bar Play (Kauppakatu 23b) at 5 pm
26.9.2019 Joensuu Lgbtiqa Movie Night in Community space Aava (Rantakatu 23) at 6 pm
27.-29.9.2019 Barents Ecology Film Festival in Botania (Heinäpurontie 70)
27.9.2019 Global Friday in Joensuun Setlementti (Niskakatu 4) at 5 pm
28.9.2019 Discover Joensuu with ESN Joensuu, starting point in Haltia (Yliopistokatu 7) at 12 pm (midday)
28. and 29.9.2019 YUMEO dance performance in Taidekeskus Ahjo (Kirkkokatu 23)
30.9.2019 The National Audiovisual Institutes autumn 2019 programme in Joensuu at Movie Theater Tapio
30.9.2019 ISYY Representative Council meeting 6/2019
1.-5.10.2019 Visit Museums For Free
1.10.2019 ISYY's MTG-guilds gathering at Haltia (Yliopistokatu 7) at 3 pm
1.10.2019 JoDeSo Weekly Debate in Aurora 202 at 5 pm
2.10.2019 Sports Afternoon
2.10.2019 Joensuu Sports Afternoon Afterparty in Kimmel (Itäranta 1) at 10 pm
3.10.2019 Joensuu Board Gamers weekly meeting at Haltia (Yliopistokatu 7) at 3 pm
4.10.2019 "Welcome to Joensuu" in Kerubi (Siltakatu 1, Ilosaari) at 1 pm
4.-6.10.2019 Tombolo ry's Autumn Hike
4.10.2019 Lehtiä Ilosaaressa - music festival in Joensuu Areena (Mehtimäenaukio 2) at 6 pm


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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.

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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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