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

Tue 24 Sep 2019 02:15:04 PM EEST

ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 39/2019 24.9.–1.10.2019


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


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Happy Tuesday!

It's Tuesday - and time for the new Weekly Feed! This week is the official start for the Representative Council Elections - have you considered yet to run for the election? You can find more info from this newsletter.

Have a nice week and enjoy the beautiful autumn colors!

You can find the following sections in this newsletter:

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

Kind regards,





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 campaigning days. Lists of candidates don’t have to inform ISYY about their participation in campaigning days in advance.

First campigning day takes place tomorrow, 25th of September, in Snellmania lobby. You can also meet ISYY´s Central Election Committee members in the event. 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.

Panel discussion will be held in Kuopio on 23rd of October. More info coming soon. 

You can find all the campaigning days from the link below:

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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 6/2019

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

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


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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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Should I apply for a Student Representative? Supplementary Application Period!

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.

The supplementary application period ends on Thursday 3rd of October at 12.00.

Find more information on the ISYY Website:

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ISYY Association Day on 8th of October

Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) organizes an Association Day on 8.10.2019 at Kuopio 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 Days! ISYY Association Days are open for everybody and there’s no entrance fee.

Kuopio | Snellmania’s lobby:
Tue 8.10. at 10am-2pm: Student organisations, clubs, other organisations.

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ISYY Office's Opening Hours

The Student Union Office is open as follows:

  • 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.


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. Lots of fun to cheer up this autumn!

  • Remember to enroll to the Sports Afternoon!
    • Nature trip to Niittylahti, Electric Bicycle Ride and Laser Tag Game events enroll ends on Wed 25.9!
  • Opistoie Sport Hall is closed this week! More information and opening times HERE.


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: SN205 in Snellmania Building
Time: Tue 1 Oct at 10.00-11.00
No preregistration needed!


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 >




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

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.


Movie Club Hyvät Kuvat 

Our amazing autumn season full of great movies has started!

Autumn season's program:
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!



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:



7.10. Red Cross Hang Out Evening

Red Cross Kuopio department organizes hang out evenings for students and youth.

The theme of October’s hang out evening is dancing. We are going to practice some easy historical dances and maybe something more modern also. Prior experience is not needed and everyone is welcome to try and learn something new. Also some snacks will be available.

The event is free of charge and will take place at Red Cross (Puijonkatu 9) on Monday 7.10. at 18-21.

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27.10. The World's Biggest Sport and Freetime Table-Top Sale

The Worlds Biggest Sport and Freetime Table-Top Sale is coming to the Kuopio-Hall on 27th of October! Come to sell or buy sport and freetime equipment and clothes for low prices.

The event starts at 12am and ends at 5pm. The event will climax with Savo Volley's National League volleyball match at 7pm. Reserve your table and buy tickets for the match on www.seat4.me!

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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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Answer the survey and win free travels!

What kind of information do you need when traveling from bus stops to your destination and back? Answer the survey about public transportation of Kuopio and win Waltti vouchers to your travelling card!

City of Kuopio wants to gather experiences from public transport users about 1) the passenger information at the bus stops and 2) way finding to the destination from the bus stop. The bus stops and guidance solutions are being renewed in the near future and the survey results will be used as key information for planning. 

Three Waltti travel vouchers worth € 50 will be given among the participants in draw. The identity of the respondent will not be linked to the answers. The survey is open until October 9th 2019.

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Creative Shock 2019, an international social business case competition

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  


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!


Christian Prayer Network (CPN)

We invite all students (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD, Exchange students) and staffs to a 40-minutes weekly online prayer meeting and bible study at the UEF Kuopio campus.

We seek to enhance, strengthen, and support spiritual growth and unity of believers in Jesus Christ.

Every Thursdays from September 26, 2019

Time: 15:15-16:00

Venue HERE

Language: English

Contact us: christianprayernetwork@outlook.com


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


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.


24.9. Kauppakatu's Improbatur

27.9. Hyeena Loves the '90ish!

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

26.9. BlacKkKlansman - Movie Club Hyvät Kuvat

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

7.10. Red Cross Hang Out Evening

8.10. ISYY Association Day in Kuopio

10.10. ESN KISA presents visa-free St. Petersburg

10.10. Burning - Movie Club Hyvät Kuvat

17.10. ESN KISA goes to Pirates of the Baltic Sea

17.10. Cinema Paradiso - Movie Club Hyvät Kuvat

12.12. ESN KISA goes to Lapland: Kilpisjärvi



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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 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.

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