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ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 40/2019

Tue 01 Oct 2019 04:01:54 PM EEST

ISYY's newsletter: Weekly Feed Kuopio Week 40/2019 1.10.–7.10.2019


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Happy Tuesday...

... and Happy October! In Finland, October is known for dark and rainy days, but that doesn't have to bring us down. This week is the Wellbeing Week of ISYY and UEF and it means that we have plenty of events and activities on Kuopio Campus to support our wellbeing.

During this week, you can participate to bright light breakfasts, meet local operators on Wellbeing Fair and do much more to feel better during the dark autumn weeks. You can find all the information and much more in this newsletter!

As usual, you can find these sections in this newsletter:

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

Kind regards,

Saara // kv.kuopio@isyy.fi




Sanna Heinonen is a new Secretary General of ISYY

Representative Council of the Student Union has elected a new Secretary General on the Council meeting on 30th of October. The new Secretary General is Sanna Heinonen, who will start in her new position on 21st of October.

Congratulations and welcome on board, Sanna!







An appeal for ISYY’s members: Become a candidate and vote!

The sixth elections for the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) Representative Council will be held this fall on both campuses. The elections will not succeed without good candidates and voters. Will you be one of them?

  read more  


Is it difficult to understand what the Representative Council does?

  • Put it simply, the Student Union could be seen as a nation where students are its citizens. The citizens (students) elect the Parliament (Representative Council), who then elect the Committees and the Government (Executive Board).




Why should you become a candidate?

  • You should run as a candidate because as a Rep Council member, you will decide on the future of the Student Union, co-operate with the University, supervise students’ interests and take part in the national student politics.

    You don’t need to have previous experience to become a candidate! Nomination of candidates ends on 3.10. at 3 p.m.




Why should you vote in the Representative Council elections?

  • You should vote in the elections, because that way you get to choose the people who make decisions concerning the Student Union and the services ISYY offers to its members. By voting, you will have a chance to affect your own life at the university directly!



Representative Council Elections 2019 - Campaigning Days

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. Participation is free.




Campaigning days in Kuopio, First day of the week in Snellmania, second day of the week in Canthia

  • week 40: SN Wed 2.10. at 10-15 / CA Wed 2.10. at 10-15
  • week 41: SN Wed 9.10. at 10-15 / CA Thu 10.10. at 10-15
  • week 42: SN Wed 16.10. at 10-15 / CA Thu 17.10. at 10-15
  • week 43: SN Wed 23.10. at 10-15 / CA Thu 24.10. at 10-15
  • week 44: SN Mon 28.10. at 10-15 / CA Wed 31.10. at 10-15
  • week 45: SN Mon 4.11. at 10-15 / CA Tue 5.11. at 10-15

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

  read more  


The Wellbeing Week of ISYY and UEF is going on the whole week!

The week’s theme will be student mental health and coping. During the week, students and staff have the opportunity to meet local wellbeing operators at Wellbeing Fairs hosted on the campuses. During the week, there will be a polar night info in English and the highly popular dog visitors will be returning to visit both campuses.

On the Kuopio campus, bright light breakfasts are served Monday to Friday from 7.45 to 9 a.m. at the Studentia chapel. Visit also the Wellbeing Fair in Snellmania Lobby on Thursday!

Students and staff have the opportunity to donate blood at the Kuopio blood service office. Friday 4th of october has been wholly reserved for ISYY and UEF donors.

  see the whole program  



Speak your mind – ISYY’s Smiles and Complaints Week

What deserves a smile? What’s wrong? What gives you grey hair?

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’re welcome to give us your feedback at the Smiles and Complaints Week feedback desk at the Snellmania lobby on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can also give your feedback via post-it notes during the week (30.9.–4.10.2019) at the Snellmania and Canthia lobbies.

Third option is to give feedback online. Our feedback form is now open.

  read more  


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.

  read more  



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.


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:

  read more  


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.






This week is also SYKETTÄ Nutrition Week!

Tuesday 1.10. // SYKETTÄ Break Exercises

  • Snellmania Mirror Hall at 14.15-14.25
  • Canthia, in front of CA102 at 14.40-14.50

Wednesday 2.10. // Sports Afternoon

  • Enjoy the free activities
  • Fazer Food Service offer Novelle Kalsium for 1,50€/bottle.

Thursday 3.10. // Wellbeing Fair

  • From 10am to 2pm in the Snellmania lobby
  • Break exercises in Canthia at 11.00-11.10 and in Snellmania at 11.20-11.30




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

  read more  


ESN KISA Autumn Semester Trips 2019


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.



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.



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.


  read more  


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! 

  read more  



2.10. ESN KISA Karaoke Night

Calling ALL singers and artists in Kuopio! Come and join us in our Karaoke night at Bar Nousu and show the world your singing skills. Great way to meet and greet students from all around the globe and of course, hopefully some of the local Karaokekansa as well!

AND Note! The first brave singers will receive a special prize ;) We hope to see you all there!

WHERE AND WHEN? Bar Nousu, 2nd of October at 9pm. Entrance: FREE!

  fb event  


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.

  read more  


8.10. Historical Dances for Beginners

Welcome to dance Historical Dances from European courts and dance halls at our beginners event in good company guided by marvelous teaching and flavoured with inspiring music.

No special equipment, partner or prior experience is needed, only curiosity and your everyday clothes. For more information, visit our website or Facebook!

WHERE AND WHEN? Kulttuuriareena 44 second floor, Kauppakatu 44 in the city centre, October 8th, 18:30.

You are also welcome to join our usual practices in Kulttuuriareena44 on Tuesdays, starting at 18:30.


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!

  read more  


Movie Club Hyvät Kuvat - Autumn Season Program

Our amazing autumn season full of great movies has started! Get your free season ticket from the ISYY's Office - first 50 international students will get their own!

Autumn season's program:

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.




Kuopio International - New Facebook-page is open

We, here at the city of Kuopio, want people from all over the world to hear about and see us. Therefore, we created this new Facebook page, on which we publish news about Kuopio in English: events, services and all sorts of current issues.

Do you have friends, acquaintances, colleagues or relatives abroad who want to know about Kuopio? Perhaps you know a non-Finnish-speaker who already lives in Kuopio or would like to move here?

Please, go and give this page a like and spread the word all over the world! 👍

  fb page  



#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.

  read more  


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.

  read more  

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!

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  


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.


1.10. Grand Opening of Business Center North Savo

2.10. SYKETTÄ Sports Afternoon

2.10. ESN KISA goes to Lofoten Islands

2.10. ESN KISA Karaoke Night

4.10. Lehtiä Ilosaaressa

7.10. Red Cross Hang Out Evening

8.10. ISYY Association Day in Kuopio

8.10. Historical Dances for Beginners

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

24.10. Summer - Movie Club Hyvät Kuvat

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

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.

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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