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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 38/2019

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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 37/2019 10.9.–17.9.2019


ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 38/2019


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It's Tuesday again!

This Weekly Feed is all about ISYY's Representative Council Elections, Wellbeing Week, fun events and much more important info you need to know. Have a nice week and stay warm, despite the cooold autumn winds.

You can find the following sections in this newsletter:

  • ISYY
  • In the news
  • Upcoming events
  • Miscellaneous
  • Open positions & internships

Kind regards,






ISYY Representative Council Elections Take Place This Fall!

The elections for the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) Representative Council will be held this fall on both campuses: Kuopio and Joensuu.

Advance voting takes place on 29.10.–1.11.2019 and the actual voting day is 6.11.2019.

Why should you run for the Representative Council Elections? Council members have a great opportunity to influence student matters and also national student politics and its alignments. Working as a member of the Council also offers a chance to meet new people and build networks inside and outside the student movement. If you are interested in supervising your own rights as a student, become a candidate yourself or vote for the candidate who best represents the matters important to you!

Check out the ISYY election 2019 -event on Facebook!

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ISYY Representative Council meeting 5/2019

The Representative Council of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) will hold its fifth meeting this year on Friday 20th September at 6pm in rooms AU111 (Joensuu) and SN200 (Kuopio).

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

You can also follow the meeting via a live stream!

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ISYY and UEF Wellbeing Week take place on week 40!

The Wellbeing Week takes place 30.9.-6.10.2019! It 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.

On the Kuopio campus, bright light breakfasts are served Monday to Friday from 7.45 to 9 a.m. at the Studentia chapel. Also, during the week the highly popular dog visitors will return to both campuses. FSHS will host a Polar night info (in English) on Tuesday 1.10 from 10 to 11 a.m. in SN205. The Polar night info presents the effects of polar nights on the body and mind as well as presents ways of coping with the winter darkness.

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Speak your mind – ISYY’s Smiles and Complaints Week on 30.9.-6.10.2019

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. 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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ISYY office's opening hours have changed

On Monday 16 September 2019, the opening hours of ISYY’s campus offices will change. The Joensuu and Kuopio offices will have the same opening hours. The offices will be open a few more hours weekly, and the Kuopio offices will be closed on Wednesdays and open on Fridays.

  • Mondays and Tuesdays: 10-15
  • Wednesdays: CLOSED
  • Thursdays and Fridays: 10-15

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


Should I apply for a Student Representative? HALL YES!

The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) is now accepting applications for student representative positions to the University Board, the University Collegiate Body, and Faculty Councils of the University of Eastern Finland.
Student representatives promote student issues in the University bodies.

All applications must be delivered by noon Tuesday 24 September.

Find more information on the ISYY Website:

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Participate in a Raffle and Win Yourself an ISYY Package!

You can win yourself a superb ISYY package by following ISYY on social media and by commenting ISYY's Facebook post latest tomorrow 18.9.2019 with the word "Kuopio" or "Joensuu" depending on which campus you study. You can find the Facebook post here.


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Give feedback of the Campus Happening!

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.






SYKETTÄ gives power to the fall!

SYKETTÄ offers a variety of services for your well-being on dark autumn evenings. Feel free to try a new form of exercise and take part in a variety of events. Coffee shop, Sport Afternoon, wellness week and nutrition week. Lots of fun to cheer up this autumn!

  1. - Do you already have a SYKETTÄ Kuopio sports sticker ?
  2.  - Returning the Appropass (SYKETTÄ appro)
  3. - Sports afternoon 2.10.!
  4. - SYKETTÄ- Tutoring - Need a buddy?
  5.  - Nutrition services and nutrition and wellness week
  6. Exceptional Schedules on Opistotie 22.-29.9.


Dear new international student! During your studies you can turn to the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) for issues related to health and ill health. FSHS provides general, mental and oral health care services. Read more and see FSHS's presentation video for new student in Youtube.

Self at your service 24/7! Do you use Self yet? It’s students own online service at FSHS for easy and fast communication: manage your bookings, fill in preliminary information forms, view your investigation results or communicate secure with FSHS professionals. You can find also chat in Self service.

Register for Self >

Health information. Our health information site contains a variety of articles on matters related to student-age adults’ health, medical conditions, mental health and oral health.

Visit our health information site >

HOX! Oral health services are closed 20.9.2019




Become a lifesaver - donate blood

ISYY has its own registered blood donation group, VeriRyhmä. When you’re going to donate blood, please tell that you belong to ISYY’s VeriRyhmä. You can also find ISYY’s VeriRyhmä on Facebook by the name of “ISYYn VeriRyhmä”. In the group you can find current information on blood donation.

Kuopio blood donation times:
On Mondays and Tuesdays at 11-18
On Fridays at 10-17

WHERE? Puijonkatu 23 (sektori 2nd floor) 70100 Kuopio

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ESN KISA Upcoming Events

17.9. ESN KISA goes to smoke sauna. "If you want to understand Finland and its people, getting familiar with sauna is a good starting point."

28.9. ESN KISA goes to Koli (Day trip to Koli National Park) Tickets ARE SOLD OUT.

2.10. ESN KISA goes to Lofoten Islands. Tickets are SOLD OUT.

10.10. ESN KISA presents visa-free St. Petersburg. Want to explore the beautiful city of St. Petersburg without worrying about a visa? Join ESN KISA on a visa-free ferry trip to St. Petersburg: 3 days in Russia and two nights on a ferry! Tickets are on sale!  More information HERE.


17.10. ESN KISA goes to Pirates of the Baltic Sea

AHOY FELLOW PIRATES! 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!

12.12. ESN KISA goes to Lapland: Kilpisjärvi

Discover the magic of Lapland. Venture far beyond the Arctic Circle to meet Santa Claus, see reindeers and huskies, drive a snow mobile, swim in the Arctic Ocean and, of course, see the beautiful Northern Lights. Tickets are on sale! More info HERE.



18.9. Lantern Walk to Puijo Hill


Wednesday 18 September We will admire the old forests of Puijo in the light of lanterns and flashlights. The walk will start from the parking area next to the Puijo baseball stadium at 7.30 pm.

Address: Puijonlaaksontie 14.

Bring your own lantern or flashlight!



18.9. Carnevaali Hubailut at Albatrossi

Start the semester right at Carnevaali Hubailut on Wednesday 18.9 at Albatrossi!

When choosing an outfit for this party, feel free to use your imagination! For example, you may come as a clown, as the strongest person on earth or just as a spectator. There will be cotton candy, popcorn, entertainment and so will you!

WHAT: Carnevaali Hubailut

WHERE: at Albatrossi

WHEN: On Wednesday 18.9.2019

DRESS CODE: overalls/ fun carnival outfit

BADGES: for first 100 people free of charge at Albatrossi, also will be sold at campus sales and at Albatrossi, price 1€

TICKETS: 3€ from campus sales, 3€ + service fee, 4€ from the door, check campus sale times and places from the Facebook event!

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19.9. Intenational Stand Up Night at Kuopio Campus

To dazzle the new international students arriving to Northern Savo, Kuopio region and its partners invites international students for a Stand
Up Night at Kuopio Campus. The auditorium at the University of Eastern Finland is expected to be fully booked and full of laughter.

The event will be in English and top comedians, handpicked by the Kuopio Comedy Festival, from around the world will be performing for the students, including Orlando Baxter, James Lórian MacDonald and Ali Jahangiri.

The International Stand Up night is free of charge for international students. You can get your tickets from the ISYY Office!

Time and place: September 19, 2019, SN100 auditorium (Kuopio Campus, Yliopistonranta 1 E)
Showtime at 19:00 / Doors open at 18:30.

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Movie Club Hyvät Kuvat 

Our amazing autumn season full of great movies starts with Darkest Hour on 19.9!

Autumn season's program:
19.9. Darkest Hour (free extra screening)
26.9. BlacKkKlansman
10.10. Burning
17.10. Cinema Paradiso

24.10. Summer
31.10. Us
7.11. The Way of the Dragon
14.11. Woman At War
21.11. The Sisters Brothers
28.11. Sunset
3.5. Big Sick
5.12. They Shall Not Grow Old
12.12. Kapernaum
19.12. First Man

Screenings in Kino Kuvakukko (Vuorikatu 27) on Thursdays at 17:30 and 20:00. Season ticket costs only 25 euros and they can be bought from ISYY's office or from Kuvakukko before the screenings. Cash only. A season ticket provides access for every movie in the spring season.

There are also 50 free tickets for exchange students, you can get your own from the ISYY´s office!




21.9. Evening Dress Outlet at Raittiustalo

Evening Dress Outlet at Raittiustalo on 21st of September from 10:30 am to 6 pm. More than 1000 long evening dresses to choose from. Sizes XS – XXXXL. Prices 69 – 199 €.

Bring your friends with you – the next event will be sometime in late autumn 2020.

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24.9. Kauppakadun Improbatur / Kauppakatu's Improbatur

Kauppakatu's Improbatur comes back 24.9.2019 and happy students take over the Kauppakatu
street of Kuopio starting at 16.00!  This year the winning team of team competition gets 4 x Samsung Galaxy S10e phone.

Impro is all about style! This year the best costume will receive a prize as well. Costume competition is ment for groups of 3 to 5 members. So all you need to do is to get together a-4-person-team. You can also join the fun without a team.

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27.9. Hyeena Loves the '90ish!

On the last Friday night of September (27.9.) it is time to celebrate to the beat of legendary '90s music, as Hyeena Loves the '90ish for the tenth time! The party will be held at Calacucco!

Music will consist of the biggest hits from the '90s and perhaps also a few years around the '90s. Don't forget to perform your favourite '90s songs in the karaoke, too!

Tickets are sold in in advance for 4 € (ticet selling dates will be announced later) and at the door for 5 €. The price includes a '90s themed overall patch!

WHAT: '90ish party! 
WHERE: Calacucco
WHEN: Friday 27.9. at 8 pm (karaoke door) and 10 pm (main door)
WHAT TO WEAR: '90s and/or overalls

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1.10. Grand Opening of Business Center North Savo

Business Center North Savo will be opening soon in Kuopio! The Grand Opening will take place on 1st of October. Register before 27th of September HERE.

Many interesting guest speakers! Read more on our webpage.


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2.10. SYKETTÄ Sports Afternoon

University of Eastern Finland’s and Savonia University of Applied Sciences’ students and staff members are enjoying their sports afternoon on 2.10. at 12-16.

 Every event in sports afternoon is open for all students and staff members. You don’t need a SYKETTÄ sticker to participate in these events! You have to register as a user if haven’t done it before. You can find the registration form here.

See the whole program from the link below! Welcome to join in! 

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4.10. Lehtiä Ilosaaressa


  • Get your student tickets from ISYY office at Joensuu
  • 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.

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:



Introducing the Niittylahti area and the Ukko Loden pine for September

In September, it might be worth a while to visit the Niittylahti area and admire the beautiful autumn leaf color.

The Niittylahti area is one of the most important outdoor and recreational areas in Kuopio and is mostly owned by the city of Kuopio. You can get to know the versatile nature of the area, for example, on an 8 km long nature trail. The trail is marked with green route markers. You can also enjoy the views of Tonkkurinmäki on a separate 2,5 km long trail.

Also remember to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter!

#Kuopio, #KuopioInEnglish

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#FromKuopiowithLove –photo competition on Instagram!

Share your Kuopio experience with the rest of the world!

Share your photos on Instagram using the theme and hashtag #FromKuopiowithLove for a chance to win a dinner for you and your five friends in the renewed Puijo Tower restaurant. All photos posted until 31st October 2019 will take part in the competition.

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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!



#TalentBoost kick-off event - 19th September 2019

#TalentBoost is all about networking international talents and company representatives. #TalentBoost is making visible the talent that we have in our region and the opportunities the companies have to offer. This is now true also in Kuopio region!
Come to hear experiences from companies that have hired international talents and meet the talents during speed meeting hour! There will be a MessiLive.fi -broadcast from 2.30p.m till 3p.m. about hiring international talents that you can follow at the event and participate from 
www.MessiLive.fi –site by posting questions via chat regarding the theme. Talents can also make their own pitching video during the event.

Event is free of charge, registration required.

WHEN? 19th September 2019 at 14-16

WHERE? Sokos Puijonsarvi Hotel, Puikkari Lime Conference room, Minna Canthin katu 16





Join the Erasmus in Schools – programme!

While in Finland, would you like to have a possibility to interact easily with Finnish people outside your studies and get firsthand experience of the Finnish education system?

If so, one option is visiting a real Finnish school through the Erasmus in Schools -programme!  By joining  the programme you get a chance to see take part in a normal school day by giving the students lessons as a visiting student.

Erasmus in Schools offers you:

  •  a possibility to visit one or more schools (preschool, primary, secondary, vocational) at your region or in a town nearby
  •   a possibility to meet Finnish teachers and pupils
  • a possibility to take part in classes of your choice e.g. telling about your home country, teaching language, subject of your study, sports... 
  • a possibility to form a connection to the school and the teacher/s for possible future cooperation
  • travelling expenses will be reimbursed

Signing up is easy!

  • Go to www.erasmusinschools.fi
  • Read through the section “Information for Students”
  • You can then sign up at https://matchingmachine.hci.fi and wait to be matched with one of the registered schools
  • Then, you can contact the teacher to agree upon the date and content of your school visit


Finnish family is searching for a German babysitter!

A Finnish family is searching for a reliable babysitter.


wir sind eine finnisch-deutsche Familie und suchen ab Oktober einen deutschsprachigen Babysitter für unseren 3,5 jährigen Sohn. Die Arbeitszeit beträgt mindestens 2 Stunden pro Woche, immer donnerstags von 15 - 17 Uhr. Eventuell können noch mehr Stunden hinzu kommen. Idealerweise hast du Erfahrung mit kleinen Kindern und studierst evtl. im Gesundheits- oder sozialen Bereich. Es wäre auch schön, wenn du vielleicht zwei Semester in Kuopio wärst und auch noch im Winter/Frühjahr zur Verfügung stehen würdest. Aber das alles ist kein Muss. Schicke uns einfach eine formlose Bewerbung an isabel.juvonen@koti.fimnet.fi 

Wir freuen uns auf eure Nachrichten.“


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

In this section you can find some more events briefly with links to their pages.


17.9. ESN KISA goes to smoke sauna

18.9. Lantern Walk to Puijo Hill

18.9. Carnevaali Hubailut at Albatrossi

19.9. Intenational Stand Up Night at Kuopio Campus

19.9. Season of the Movie Club "Hyvät Kuvat" starts

21.9. Evening Dress Outlet at Raittiustalo

24.9. Kauppakatu's Improbatur

27.9. Hyeena Loves the '90ish!

28.9. ESN KISA goes to Koli (Day trip to Koli National Park)

1.10. Grand Opening of Business Center North Savo

2.10. SYKETTÄ Sports Afternoon

2.10. ESN KISA goes to Lofoten Islands

4.10. Lehtiä Ilosaaressa

10.10. ESN KISA presents visa-free St. Petersburg

17.10. ESN KISA goes to Pirates of the Baltic Sea

12.12. ESN KISA goes to Lapland: Kilpisjärvi



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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.


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