UEF’s Communications and Media Relations Office has awarded the Student Union a Communicator of the Year Honourable Mention in recognition of the SU’s way of taking the international student body into consideration in its communication activities. ISYY has worked for many years on its English-language communications.
The Communications and Media Relations Office of the University of Eastern Finland has awarded the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) a Communicator of the Year Honourable Mention in recognition of the Student Union’s exemplary way of taking the international student body into consideration in its communications. The Honourable Mention was presented to ISYY on 17.12.2018 in a rewarding ceremony which was attended by Heljä Koistinen, SU’s Communications Planner and Annika Rajasalo and Heli Siponen, SU’s Coordinators of International Affairs.
Every year, the Communications and Media Relations Office announces the winners for the Communicator of the Year Award from each UEF faculty. This year a new introduction, an Honourable Mention, was awarded to ISYY. The Communicator of the Year Award is presented in recognition of an outstanding attitude towards, or efforts in, communication and marketing during the past year.
Grounds for the Honourable Mention included ISYY’s English-language newsletters and SU’s bi-lingual communication on its website and social media channels. Also the Student Union’s various visually attractive marketing materials, made available in both Finnish and English were mentioned as a delightful and outstanding. The work done by the Student Union is highly regarded as it promotes both the well-being of international students as well as their integration into the academic community.
ISYY has developed its English-language communications persistently for several years now. The basic principle is that, whenever possible, ISYY communicates in English on matters involving international students on its website, social media channels and communication materials.
Weekly Feed, the SU’s English-language newsletter published once a week on both campuses, keeps international students informed of current affairs and events taking place at the university and in the campus cities. Other communications done by ISYY’s Coordinators of International Affairs on both campuses also serve the needs of international students.
In addition, ISYY has done a lot of work in encouraging the University, student organisations, students clubs and other organisations involved in students’ lives to take international students into account and also to communicate in English.
Heljä Koistinen, Communications Planner, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358 44 576 8426, firstname.lastname@example.org
Annika Rajasalo, Coordinator of International Affairs and Administration (until 19.12.2018), the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358 44 576 8413, email@example.com
Heli Siponen, Coordinator of International Affairs, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. +358 50 346 9159, firstname.lastname@example.org