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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 17/2020

Tue 21 Apr 2020 03:34:29 PM EEST

ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 17/2020


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 17/2020


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Vappu is approaching so remember to enroll yourself to ISYY's online events: Savo-Karjala Excursion and Vappu Sitsit! Additionally, ISYY Waburadio launches tomorrow and lasts until 1st of May with daily program between 14:00 and 22:00. Yay! Also, go check out the Association Days on Facebook this week!

If you have any topics you would like us to cover in these newsletters, you can send your requests through this form. Also, If you need to contact ISYY staff, the contact information can be found here and our services are available by email and phone during office hours.

Let's stay healthy & at home ❤️

Kind regards,
// kv.kuopio@isyy.fi

Picture by: Suomen latu





Crafts & cooking

  • You can use this self-quarantine time to learn cool card shuffling tricks like these or these! If playing cards aren’t your thing, you could also learn how to do origami or different kinds of knots. You could do origami decorations for spring, such as, a butterfly or a bunny basket. You could also learn how to make a wolf, a dragon, an elephant or a crane or even pot plants

  • If guys out there aren’t interested in crafts, now it’s a good time to finally learn how to tie a tie or learn cool new tricks like how to make a car sound with a can.

  • Or if you’re feeling productive, you could learn how to create hairdos or do different kinds of braids if you haven’t mastered these before. Braids are great for everyone, for short, long and medium length hair! Also men with long hair, now is your chance to perfect that man bun or master the braid!

  • Since some of the campus restaurants are closed, you’ll have to cook at home more. But don’t worry! You could take an online cooking class with the famous Italian chef Massimo Bottura via his Instagram profile. Or you could just order take away if you don’t feel like cooking.

  • Baking and cooking - the best things for your mind and soul! Find your new favourite recipes and sweet tips for baking from this site. You can also find menus and recipes for a whole dinner party or a cozy Sunday brunch. Enjoy!



Sports & outdoors

  • Take breaks in between studying and go outside. This might cheer you up and you’ll focus better afterwards since your brain has had a break. Remember to keep a distance from others even when you’re enjoying fresh air! Check how to enjoy outdoors responsibly during this pandemic from the greeting section of this newsletter!
  • SYKETTÄ offers exercises online! SYKETTÄ “materials for home usage” -page is full of home workout for you to do, and the instructors are also streaming live classes almost every day. You can find the daily program from the SYKETTÄ Sports Calendar. SYKETTÄ users can also enjoy streamed workouts from other gyms, like Studio Tempo and Element Studio.
  • Have you heard about geocaching? Try something new outside and go treasure hunting! Geocaching is almost like a small adventure in your hometown, and there are geogaches in almost every part of the world.
  • If you need motivation or a free personal trainer to boost your workouts, check out this article about the best fitness apps!
  • If you returned to your home country, self-quarantine is a great time for deep cleaning your apartment. Exercising at its best!
  • Footbag, oldie but goldie! If you did not learn how to do it back then, maybe this is your skill to learn during the quarantine time.
  • After exercising, it’s a perfect time for a self-care moment. Light a candle, stretch, exfoliate, do a face/hair mask, paint your nails, find a live music show/concert from the internet, relax and listen to ASMR. Or just chill and watch Netflix in your pajamas while eating chips and candy and drinking coffee. You’ve deserved it!



Design the cover of the semester calendar – win a 100 euro gift card!

Does your heart beat for graphic design? Want fame and fortune?

Now is your chance to shine! Let loose your creative self and design the cover of the semester calendar (2020-2021), the winner shall be handsomely rewarded!

What exactly: Design the cover of the semester calendar 2020-2021
Why: So that the calendar looks like its users!
When: The competition is now open and it closes on the 30th of April 2020.
How: Send your design and contact information to tiedotus(at)isyy.fi

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The student profile survey will be sent today to students who were picked for the sample!

Why it’s important to answer?
Answering the questionnaire is important not only because of the awesome raffle but also for the students’ own interests.

By gaining knowledge of university’s student profile the operations of university and the services of the Student Union can be developed so that they meet the needs of students even better. Moreover, three gift cards for S Group (worth 100€ each) will be drawn among all respondents!

It takes only about ten minutes to complete the survey - a piece of cake!

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ISYY takes part to the Students' Mental Health Day

Students’ Mental Health Day will be held on Thursday 23rd of April. This year the theme is friendship!

ISYY wants to offer its members the possibility of social interaction and making new connections even during exceptional times. Every week ISYY’s virtual café Kahvitauko and the virtual pub Raekaelae are open for everyone! You’re welcome to drop by to talk about anything and everything.

On Students’ Mental Health Day and during this week, ISYY will take part in the campaign on social media. From Monday to Friday, ISYY clubs will take over ISYY’s Instagram account and tell about their diverse activities on campuses. The themes of the Student’s Mental Health Day will be also featured on ISYY Waburadio on April 23rd.

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Juice from a wine glass, outdoor exercises and good breakfasts - ISYY is sharing self-quarantine tips on Instagram!

The Executive Board members and ISYY staff are sharing their feelings and tips for remote work.

You can share your own feelings towards distance learning via your Instagram. Just tag @isyyuef and add tags #selfquarantine and #koronakotoilu. We would love to see what you are doing!

Follow our Instagram @isyyuef to brighten your day and to get peer support for distance learning.  <3




Questionnaire to students regarding the 2021 municipality election

The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), Student Union of Savonia University of Applied Sciences SAVOTTA, and Student Union of Humak University of Applied Sciences HUMAKO’s Kuopio division have made an inquiry aimed for students about their experiences of the city of Kuopio.

The goal of the inquiry is to survey which of the city’s services work, which don’t, and which are the most important ones for students. Based on the responses, the student unions will lobby the municipality election candidates and the election platforms of the parties so, that the interests of the students will be heard better in Kuopio’s future decision making.

Among the respondents, a raffle will be held for two gift vouchers (á 30 €) to restaurant Panza (Ajurinkatu 26, Kuopio)!

  answer the inquiry!  

COVID-19 information!

ISYY has compiled an information package concerning the coronavirus situation and how it affects everyone's lives. From the site you can find answers to our most asked questions.

The package is on our website and you can access it from here or from the button below. ISYY will update the package as we get new information.


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This week is for ISYY's association days!

 In association days student organisations, campus organisations and ISYY clubs are presenting their activities so it is a good place to find new hobbies and get to know new people. Association days are open to all, so come and find out what kind of activities organizations and ISYY clubs have to offer!

This spring association days go ONLINE and you'll find the events of Joensuu's and Kuopio's association days from Facebook. The events are open from 20th to 26th of April. Clubs and organisations are publishing posts throughout the week so we recommend you to follow the events from Monday to Sunday. Click the link below and find new hobbies! There is also overall badge selling in the events.

  click here!  



Introducing ISYYn Kahvitauko -café and virtual pub Raekaelae!

ISYYn Kahvitauko and virtual pub Raekaelae are recurring online meeting places meant to act as platforms for anyone to come and share news and socialize online in Zoom.

The café is online in Zoom twice a week for an hour. Come share your joys and worries with your peers! The next café meeting is tomorrow 22 April at 13:30!

A more informal option for the virtual café is our virtual pub Raekaelae, open every Friday night. Join us at the online afterwork, next time on Friday the 24th of April at 6 PM!

  read more and find the links!  


ISYY Waburadio starts broadcasting this week!

Will there be Wappu 2020 after all? No worries! ISYY is taking on the First of May with an entirely new concept, perfectly suitable for quarantine conditions. Ladies and gentlemen, ISYY proudly presents: ISYY Waburadio! 🎉

Say what?
ISYY Waburadio is an online radio program and spectacle organized around First of May and before it. First of May, or Vappu, is a very important holiday for students in Finland, and we will not let any corona virus stop us from getting into the party mood. The radio program launches on April 22nd and lasts until 1st of May with daily program between 14:00 and 22:00. Following the broadcast is easy and effortless, you only need an internet connection. You can follow the program on ISYY's YouTube channel!

What's coming up?
Radio broadcast will include e.g. podcasts, gameplay streaming, greetings from student organisations and clubs, ISYY’s bedtime stories and mental health moment.

For the first time, it will be also possible to follow Vappu traditions of both campus cities through a special broadcast on Wappu radio. The broadcast begins on April 30 around 4 pm with capping of the Alkukivet stones in Joensuu. After Joensuu’s turn, the broadcast will move to Kuopio where the Veljmies statue will be washed and capped by Velj’mies (Brother Man) and Siskotyttö (Sister Girl).

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ESN KISA is also part of the Waburadio - Listen the International WabuPod!

Join ESN KISA's international Vappu Podcast WabuPod!

In this podcast you can learn who we are, what the Finnish Vappu is all about and listen to awesome vappu memories from our international and local students!

ESN KISA will go live on the 30th of April at 13.00-13.45 Finnish time. You can listen to the Waburadio on the ISYY's YouTube channel from the 22 April onwards.

See (or hear) you there!



Vappu 2020 online events!


22.4. Vappu Sitsit Online Party 

Are you bored in the house since the lockdown? We have a solution: ISYY’s online sitsfest!

Vappu online sitsit will be held on Wednesday 22.4. at 18:30 - 22:00 via Zoom connection. So, mark the date on your calendar and be ready to put your overalls on: this is the academic table party you don’t wanna miss! Don’t you have a proper sitsfest table? No worries: you can use standing desk, kitchen worktop, your bed, or even student apartment floor.

Tickets to this party are free, but you will need to register in the kide.app to participate!

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29.4. Savo-Karjala excursion

Savo-Karjala excursion is one of the most well known and popular vappu-traditions in ISYY, organized on April 29th as per tradition. And this year will be no different! However, Savo-Karjala excursion 2020 will take place in your very own home on 29th April at 16-20, not forgetting the classic vappu-excursion atmosphere! 

During the excursion you will partake in a virtual tour through our secret route around Savo-Karjala and the rest of Finland as well. For the first time, pit stops in other destinations around the land of thousand lakes can also be expected!

Tickets to the excursion are free, but you will need to register in the kide.app to participate! If you like to buy a patch, you can buy for 3 € from the same link.

  read more  


Take-away lunch for students at Snellmania starting 15 April 2020!

Take-away lunch subsidised by Kela is available for purchase to students in Snellmania (entrance I) restaurant. Lunch is available from Monday to Friday at 11–14.

Students can purchase two take out lunches for themselves at a time, and they can also purchase take out lunch for one fellow student (2 + 2 lunches in total, a valid student card for both students must be presented). The restaurants have special instructions relating to hygiene and safety in place.

  read more  



SYKETTÄ goes online!

You can see this week's online classes from the Sports Calendar or from the photo above!
This week we have, for example: yoga, shuffle dance, hip hop and acrobatics! You have to register (for free!) to the SYKETTÄ webpage to take part to the online classes.

Remember to enroll the classes via the Sport Calendar! All the classes are held via Zoom. You will get the participation link to your e-mail before the class starts. Please keep your mic and camera closed when you join the class. Unfortunately these classes are instructed only in Finnish.

Find more materials for home training from our webpage!
Our new page "materials for home usage" offers home training videos and other materials from our instructors. Materials are free, but you have to register to the site to get them. We have now more 20 different kind of training videos. Pilates, yoga, kettle bell, total body workout, HIIT, Zumba and many many more training videos. Please look and see what you want to do today!

Element Studio Online -classes and Studio Tempo virtual classes are now available!
You can participate on the virtual classes provided by the Element Studio and Studio Tempo with your SYKETTÄ account. You can also use the Les Mills On Demand -classes. Please look more information from the “materials for home usage” -page!


Providers of help

This exceptional situation can possible cause a lot of concern, anxiety and fear. But you don’t need to be alone with your thoughts. If you want to discuss or need help, you can turn to us with a very low threshold.

1. You can find the contact information from Kamu: Providers of help

2. MIELI Mental Health Finland provides crisis assistance and support in order to prevent mental health problems and suicides. MIELI has a Crisis Helpline in English.

3. Nyyti ry: If you are worried or anxious about the coronavirus, read this!





Share your new idea for food business! Food Business Challenge 2020 is open!

We are looking for new business ideas and innovations related to food industry and food systems “from field to fork”.
Food Business Challenge is open for to students studying in Finnish vocational schools, colleges and higher education institutions.You may participate also as a team. Participation in English is possible.

As a prize of the competition, 6000€ will be divided for best ideas. Competition is open until 30.4.2020.

The finals of the competition, FBC Awards, will be 28.5.2020 in Seinäjoki.

  read more  

Havuja #!@%&! Bootcamp

Havuja #!@%&! Bootcamp provides you insights and tools for team building, inventing and developing your ideas to meet customer needs and discovering market potential.

The online program will be carried out on May 16 - 17 & June 3, 2020.

Registration is now open - apply by 4 May!


  read more  



Test your business idea with Draft funding – Apply in Kuopio by April 26th, 2020! 

Do you have a business idea? Would you like to test its feasibility? In Draft Program, you can do it easily without risk and can get financial support up to 4000 €!

Read more and apply for Draft Program of Kuopio by April 26th, 2020!

  read more  



Are you interested in seasonwork on the Finnish countryside?

Farms around Finland are struggling to get enough workforce in these difficult times due to the pandemic. Crucial workforce from abroad cannot offer their helping hands due to the coronavirus, and this means the countryside is in desperate need of spring and summer season workers.

Every available pair of hands is needed in order to secure domestic food on Finnish dinner tables, and this is where you can step in and help! If, for example, your summer job plans have been cancelled due to the pandemic, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

How to apply?
Employers announce rural vacancies on two websites. New vacancies appear
daily. You will find more detailed descriptions of the tasks and instructions for sending in your application on this and this website. On the last site, you will find the rural seasonal vacancies by writing kausityö2020 into the search box.

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EU Careers Student Ambassadors

If you are a student keen to promote EU careers on your university campus then why not apply to become an EU Career Student Ambassador?

As part of the experience, you will be able to:

  •     Find out more about EU Career opportunities and promote them to your fellow students
  •     Build a fantastic student network across Europe
  •     Gain work experience during your studies that will give your CV extra weight
  •     Develop your skills in public speaking, marketing and HR
  •     Receive a full induction training and coaching throughout the role
  •     Access to high-ranking EU officials
  •     A reference letter based on your performance

We are looking for motivated, outgoing people with enthusiasm to promote EU Careers in your university.

  read more  



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.

  read more  

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.

Check out also UEF's open positions.


Event Calendar 2020

20.-26.4.2020 ISYY Association Days
22.4.2020 ISYY Online Café
22.4.2020 ISYY Online Sitsit Party
22.4.-1.5.2020 ISYY Vappu goes Online!
24.4.2020 ISYY Online Pub
27.4.2020 ISYY Online Café
29.4.2020 ISYY Savo-Karjala Excursion
30.4.2020 ESN KISA International Vappu Radio - WapuPod!


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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