Hi UEF- student! How have your studies been going during this fall? How have you been? How well have you managed to recover?
The term is already over and the holiday season is almost here, but we hope you can still take a moment to reflect on the past Autumn and answer this questionnaire. We would like to emphasise that the knowledge gained by our study will be utilised in monitoring and improving students’ well-being.
We are investigating the ways in which the state of emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic influences our students’ studies and well-being during the years 2020-21. We are also interested in the stress factors related to the state of emergency, and the resources and means that have helped in coping with the situation.
The first part of this study was conducted in Spring 2020, so, you might have filled in our questionnaire already then. Now, we hope both previous and new participants to join in.
You can take part in the research by responding to the questionnaire behind this link. It will only take about 10 minutes. Every response is important!
And hey, we will raffle 10 iTunes movie vouchers among the participants who leave their contact details!
Thank you in advance! We wish you a relaxing Holiday Season and hopefully a better New Year!
Professor Markku Niemivirta & the team
By Section 58(1) of the Infectious Diseases Act, the Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland has prohibited, in the municipalities of its area of jurisdiction, all public events and general meetings, both indoors and outdoors, which have more than 20 people attending. The order is in effect from 23 December 2020 to 22 January 2021 and it is applied to both Joensuu and Kuopio.
In accordance with the Regional State Administrative Agency’s decision, all teaching and events on both campuses must be organised so that no more than 20 people at a time are present in the same room.
The University of Eastern Finland follows with the orders given by the Regional State Administrative Agency. The Regional State Administrative Agency issues orders for one month at a time.
Jobs targeted for university students and recent graduates in public, private and third (ngo) sectors are advertised centrally for 9 Finnish universities in the JobTeaser service. To see the vacancies after graduating, change your primary, UEF-email address to your private email address in the JobTeaser account settings before the UEF credentials expire, i.e., before graduation. You can then sign in the JobTeaser service through the following link: https://uef.jobteaser.com/en/users/sign_in (copy to browser). Account settings are located in the JobTeaser dashboard top right corner hexagon.
Please note! When you create a profile to the service, choose the course Students and alumni. This choice enables you to see advertisements from Finnish organizations.
How to use JobTeaser and link to the service:
You can go to the exam room on weekdays during the building’s opening hours without an access badge and without visiting Oppari’s service desk. NOTE! In the evenings, on weekends and public holidays, you will need either a personal access badge or one time access badge from Oppari to enter the exam room.
NOTE! If you have applied for a personal access code before 1 September 2020 and have not updated your access right during the autumn, ask for the access right to be updated from the key services (see the section “From where can I get a personal access badge” on the help page).
EXCEPTIONS IN THE BUILDING’S OPENING HOURS DURING CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
If you need an access badge during Christmas and New Year, please pick it up in time from Oppari. NOTE! Oppari on both campuses is closed Mon-Sat 21-26.12.2020, so pick up the access bedge no later than Sat 19.12.2020. Also check other Oppari’s exceptions in opening hours.
Kuopio / Canthia and Mediteknia
- Mon-Wed 21.-23.12.2020, Mon-Thu 28.-31.12.2020 and Mon-Tue 4.-5.1.2021 Canthia’s doors are open from 6.50 am to 4.15 pm and Mediteknia’s from 7.45 am to 4.15 pm
- Fri-Sat 1.-2.1.2021 both Canthia and Mediteknia doors are closed (access the exam rooms only with an access badge)
- Wed 6.1.2021 both Canthia and Mediteknia doors are closed (access the exam rooms only with an access badge)
- Sat 9.1.2021 both Canthia and Mediteknia doors are closed (access the exam rooms only with an access badge)
Joensuu / Natura
- Wed 23.12.2020 and Thu 31.12.2020 The Natura door is open from 7 am to 5.15 pm
- Fri-Sat 1.-2.1.2021 Natura’s door is closed (access the exam room only with an access badge)
- Wed 6.1.2021 Natura’s door is closed (access the exam room only with an access badge)
University of Eastern Finland’s Christmas Party for Staff and Students will be held on Friday, 18 December, starting at 14.
The programme features a season’s greeting by Rector Jukka Mönkkönen as well as Christmas-themed music by the University of Eastern Finland’s Kuopio Campus Student Choir and guest artist Ilta.
The programme also features a speech by University Chaplain Raimo Hakkarainen and music by Cantor Jarkko Maukonen.
Welcome to UEF’s Christmas party, to be streamed live from Studentia’s Chapel in Kuopio, in the address https://vimeo.com/event/512425/81939367a1.
Let it be Christmas!
You can add the event to your calendar from Heimo’s calendar in the address https://studentuef.sharepoint.com/sites/newscenter/_layouts/15/Event.aspx?ListGuid=af41e37a-24ea-4da9-a719-4355c37e8d1f&ItemId=224.
Pilot courses in Spanish and multilingual tandem language learning with English as the support language offered by the KiVAKO project in the spring of 2021. Courses, enrolment and instructions.
Language studies online (support language English): https://www.kivako.fi/2020/12/04/kivako-pilot-course-spring-2021/
Joensuu and Kuopio Campus Libraries
8am-4pm (Customer Services in Joensuu 9am-4pm)
4.1. – 5.1.2021
KUH Medical Library
Closed 21.12.2020 – 6.1.2021
Course enrolment is open in WebOodi.
Degree courses: between 1 Dec 2020 and 6 Jan 2021 (for the most part)
Optional courses: between 2 Dec 2020 and 7 Jan 2021
Language Centre continues offering online teaching throughout Spring semester 2021.
Enrolment and course-specific details in WebOodi.
Starting 1 January 2021 the healthcare fee for students in higher education will be paid to Kela (Social Insurance Institution of Finland). Until 31 December 2020 the healthcare fee has been included in the student union membership fee. You can find information on the healthcare fee for students in higher education on the Kela website (opens in a new tab).
All students who are present and are completing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a Finnish institute of higher learning must pay the healthcare fee for students in higher education. Students who go abroad on student exchange and are completing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a Finnish institute of higher learning and register as present must also pay the fee.
Exchange students who come to a Finnish institute of higher learning and are not completing a degree at a Finnish institute of higher learning do not pay the fee and cannot use the services of the FSHS (Finnish Student Healthcare Services).
The student union membership fee for the 2020-2021 academic year contained the healthcare fee for only the autumn 2020 semester. If you are registered as present (attending) for the spring 2021 semester, you must pay the healthcare fee to Kela by 31 January 2021. The healthcare fee for the spring 2021 semester is EUR 35.80. You can find the payment instructions on the Kela website (opens in a new tab). Please note that you must pay the fee on your own initiative. Kela will not send you a bill for the fee.
Please find more information on the FSHS website (opens in a new tab) and the frequently asked questions -section on the Kela website (opens in a new tab).
NOTE! The University of Eastern Finland’s registration period for the spring 2021 is now open and ends on 15 January 2021. You can find the registration instructions in Kamu (opens in a new tab).