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ISYY’s Vappu Celebrations 2019

The highlight of the whole academic year, Vappu (May Day), will bring life to campuses by introducing a variety of events organised by ISYY, student organisations and clubs. Traditionally the students’ Vappu celebrations begin as early as in the middle of April and will culminate in the Vappu eve and its traditions. So put on your overalls and enjoy the spirit of Vappu!

Below, you can find a list of the Vappu activities and events in Joensuu and Kuopio organised by ISYY. Information on other events related to Vappu can be found on Facebook events: Joensuun opiskelijavappu 2019 and Kuopion opiskelijavappu 2019 (links to events below).

Vappu Events Organised by ISYY in Joensuu

29.4. Savo-Karjala excursio (organised by ISYY)
30.4. Vappu eve

  •  at 12 noon First year forestry students’ swimming at Ilosaari (organised by Joensuun Metsäylioppilaat)
  •  at 3 pm Capping of the Alkukivet stones (organised by Täky ry)
  •  at 3:15 pm Vappu parade from Carelia (Alkukivet stones) to Ilosaari and capping of the Torso (organised by ISYY)
  •  from 4 pm to 6 pm Ilosaari (organised by ISYY):
  •  at 4 pm Student Union’s speech
  •  at 4:05 pm University Choir Joy
  •  at 4:20 a dance performance by the SYKETTÄ dance group
  •  at 4:25 Rytmihäiriköt big band

1.5. Picnic at Ilosaari starting at 12 noon (organised by Rytmihäiriköt ry)

Facebook: Joensuun opiskelijavappu 2019

Vappu Events Organised by ISYY in Kuopio

29.4. Savo-Karjala excursio (organised by ISYY)
30.4. Vappu eve
Events on campus:

  • at 1 pm Cleaning of the Tooth at Studentia
  • at 2 pm Initiation to Education, SN100

Pool event at the Kuopio market square (organised by ISYY)

  • at 5:30 pm Student organizations’ greetings
  • at 5:45 Cleaning of the Velj’mies statue
  • at 6 pm Announcing of the Siskotyttö (sister girl) and the Velj’mies (brother man)
  • at 6:10 Capping of the Velj’mies statue
  • at 6:15 Speech by Aleksi Kinnunen, the Chairperson of the ISYY Executive Board
  • at 6:25 Immersing of the Professor

Afterparty in Ilona starting at 10 pm

We wish everyone a Vappu state of mind!

Facebook: Kuopion opiskelijavappu 2019

Students´ Mental Health Day on 25 April

Students’ Mental Health Day will be held again this spring. The day will be Thursday 25 April. The goal is to provoke conversations about students’ mental health and to invite everyone to support the cause of mental wellbeing. The campaign will run for two weeks, from 15 to 26 April 2019. Campaign theme 2019: #RUUHKAKEVÄT – WHAT’S STRESSING YOU?

Nyyti ry organizes a Student Mental Health Day on April 25th 2019. This year the theme of the campaign is stress. The aim of this theme is to point out, how recognizing and reducing stress positively affects our mental health. Read more

According to the Finnish Student Health Survey 2016, one third of university students reported high stress levels and one fifth very high levels. Students also reported that they need the most support with stress management. From this point of view, the theme of the Mental Health Day is essential for student’s wellbeing. By supporting the student’s stress management skills we can prevent and take care of their mental health issues and enhance their ability to study.

Have a break – 3-minute Mindful Breathing Meditation:

TalentBoost trainee wanted for ELY Centre in Kuopio

TalentBoost trainee wanted for ELY Centre in Kuopio

Take part in -broadcast on Thursday 11.4.2019, at 14:00 in the address

Application dead line: 14.4. at 23:45


Currently we are looking for a creative and business-oriented international university graduate or student who is finalizing his/her studies for an International Trainee position in Kuopio to join our team.

The traineeship is for 2 months and we hope you can start already in May. As a member of the growth team, you’ll be working closely with the growth companies in Kuopio region. Your role is closely related to regional Team Finland work as well as the Talent Boost programme of The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

You will be responsible for various marketing and communications tasks. We also expect help with our social media communication, so ability to content creation and creative writing is a key.

What we hope to see in our trainee:
• Excellent skills in English, and basic skills in Finnish • Marketing or business studies • Digital marketing and social media skills • Passion for writing and content production • An eye for visual content, graphic design and/or photography skills, a creative mind, and good organizational skills • Skills to work independently

Please submit your application by 14th April 2019 by sending email to Take part in -broadcast by coming to TE-palvelut Messi (Kauppakeskus Apaja) or join at, Facebook or Youtube and ask your questions online.

Exceptions to opening hours of Student and Learning Services offices

  • Joensuu campus: closed on Mon 8 April (staff development day)
  • Kuopio campus: closed on Tue 9 April (staff development day)
  • both campuses: open 12-14 on Thu 18 April (Maundy Thursday)
  • both campuses: open 12-14 on Tue 30 May (the eve of May Day)