Exceptional arrangements in education continue

The Finnish Government has decided on 30 March 2020 to extend until 13 May 2020 the duration of the previously imposed restrictions to slow down the spread of coronavirus infections and to protect those at risk. The restrictions on early childhood education, teaching and education and training will continue at different levels of education. At the same time, preparations will be made for extending the exceptional arrangements in education until the end of term, if this is deemed necessary for containing the epidemic.

This means that the facilities of the University of Eastern Finland will remain closed, and teaching and working continues online.

Please follow the university’s coronavirus website at www.uef.fi/koronavirus. If you have any questions about the coronavirus situation, please send an email to COVID-19@uef.fi.

Important bulletin to students

Dear University of Eastern Finland student,

We sincerely hope that the transition to distance learning caused by the coronavirus situation has been a smooth one for you. Moreover, we look forward to seeing you back on campus, safe and sound, after the state of emergency eventually gets lifted in the future. The university’s facilities will remain closed until the Finnish authorities deem it safe to reopen them. The Finnish Government decided on 30 March 2020 to continue the exceptional arrangements in education until 13 May 2020, and the Government is also preparing to extend these exceptional arrangements until the end of term, if this is deemed necessary for containing the epidemic. This means that the facilities of the University of Eastern Finland will remain closed, and teaching and working continues online.

Please follow the university’s coronavirus website at www.uef.fi/koronavirus as well as the coronavirus page here in Kamu at https://kamu.uef.fi/en/student-book/coronavirus/. In Kamu, you can also find support and instructions relating to distance learning.

Right now, we understand that you may feel anxiety, and you may also worry about your financial situation. We have gathered a list of providers of help you can turn to in different life crises. The list is available in Kamu: https://kamu.uef.fi/en/student-book/help-in-crises/.

Despite physical distancing, it is important to stay in touch with your fellow students and with your near and dear ones. We encourage distance socialising!

Keep calm and stay online #etäsuomenyliopisto

Tapio Määttä
Academic Rector

Miia Turtiainen
Director of Student and Learning Services

Uef Korona Keep Calm And Stay Online

Bulletin to students about electronic degree certificates

While the university facilities are closed, degree certificates and other certificates are still being issued. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, students will now receive two identical degree certificates: first an electronically signed degree certificate and later a degree certificate in paper.

All degree applications must be submitted electronically. Bachelor’s degree and Doctoral degree applications are submitted in the UEF E-Services website, and Master’s degree applications are submitted via email with an attached degree application form. As an exception to this, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree applications are submitted via email with an attached degree application form, and Doctoral degree applications are submitted in the UEF E-Services website.

Degree certificates are issued electronically in order for the students to receive them as quickly as possible. We will endeavor to deliver the degree certificate to the graduate via email within three weeks of receiving the degree application. However, during this exceptional situation, delivery times may be longer. The electronic degree certificate is original and official, and it is equivalent to a paper degree certificate with its appendices. A paper degree certificate will be sent to the graduate once the exceptional situation has ended.

ISYY’s Smiles and Complaints Week takes place on 30.3.–5.4.2020

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 Food&Co, or any other party involved in students’ life. You can give us feedback 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 14). The form will open on 30.3.2020 at 9 am and close on 5.4.2020 at 23.59 pm.

Link to the feedback form:

Google forms: Smiles and Complaints feedback form

#smilesandcomplaintsweek2020

Read More:

Facebook-event: Hymy- ja valitusviikko // Smiles and Complaints Week

More Information:

Salli Kosonen, Executive Board member in charge of Social Policy (Kuopio), Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, salli.kosonen(at)isyy.fi, tel. +358 44 576 8410

Roosa Ylikoski, Executive Board member in charge of Social Policy (Joensuu), Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, roosa.ylikoski(at)isyy.fi, tell. +358 44 576 8403

Do not worry! Here’s how you can access library services remotely

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Apply to EXPrees by april 7.4.2020

Are you planning to do your master’s at a Finnish university?
Would you like to specialise in Russia and Eastern Europe?

The Aleksanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki coordinates a network of 12 Finnish universities*, also known as ExpREES. We offer a multidisciplinary, 2-3 year study programme suitable for students of various disciplines from the humanities to business and technology. These studies offer numerous advantages when pursuing diverse positions in academia, public administration, or business life. Contact teaching, online courses, summer schools and excursions help you in finding your strengths, developing your career, and completing your thesis!

You are welcome to apply for ExpREES if you are about to finish your BA level and continue as an MA student in one of the network universities listed below. Evidence of strong motivation is appreciated.

Apply to ExpREES by april 7. The network will enrol ca. 40 students. The results will be announced by 20 May 2020.

Apply online ja bulletin (pdf)

Contact persons Sirke Mäkinen 050 4767293 ja Hanna Peltonen 02941 23681.

Order your transcript of records or student certificate from WebOodi

Precautions to prevent the coronavirus from spreading have closed the customer service desks of the Student and Learning Services on the campuses of the University of Eastern Finland and all the employees work remotely from their homes starting from 18.3.2020. Therefore, we recommend using e-services of the University.

If you are in need of your transcript of records or student certificate, you can order them from WebOodi. First, click “Tools” and order the certificate you need. Transcripts and certificates ordered from WebOodi are digitally signed. Digital signatures replace handwritten signatures and stamps and are official only in their digital form. If you forward a digitally signed transcript or student certificate, do it digitally (either as a link or a PDF). You can print the transcript or student certificate for your own use. However, printing invalidates the digital signature. See further instructions on digitally signed certificates  in Kamu.