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Walk-in vaccination event at Kuopio-halli on 29–30 September 2021

The next walk-in vaccination event will be held at Kuopio-halli (address Opistotie 4) on Wednesday, 29 September 2021, at 8–15 and on Thursday, 30 September 2021, at 8–15. First and second doses of vaccine are available, as well as third doses for those with a weakened immune system. The vaccine available is Moderna and/or Pfizer-BionTech. Please remember to have your ID and, if you are a student, also your study certificate/student card with you.

In addition to the walk-in vaccination event, it is possible to get vaccinated by booking an appointment either on the phone or via an online booking system. At the moment, vaccination appointments are well available. Information on available appointments, and instructions on how to book one, is available on the website of the City of Kuopio in the address https://www.kuopio.fi/en/koronarokotukset.

Take this commuting survey by 6 October 2021 and have an impact on the university’s sustainability work!

Dear student of the University of Eastern Finland,

Last year we calculated the carbon footprint of the university for the first time. However, the impact of commuting between the home and the workplace couldn’t be estimated due to a lack of the necessary data. Therefore, we now invite you to fill out this commuting survey that will help us estimate the climate impacts of student commuting. The results can also be used in improving commuting conditions and sustainability reporting. This survey is only meant for UEF students, a similar survey was carried out for the staff already in the spring.

Completing the survey is voluntary. The responses are anonymous, and they will be treated confidentially. By leaving your contact information at the end of the survey you have a chance to win a small price.

Filling out the survey is easy and will take only a few minutes. You can access the commuting survey here.

Please answer the survey by Wednesday 6 October 2021.

Apply now for the YUFE Student Journey!

Want to study in an international environment? Take your chances and apply to join the YUFE Student Journey. As a YUFE student you get to study in and experience a multicultural environment and truly partake in society. YUFE gives you the chance to study simultaneously at 10 European Universities.

Application Details
The next YUFE Student Journey application round starts on 16 September 2021. Since this year’s YUFE Student Journey is still in its pilot phase, we can only allow a maximum of 45 students from each YUFE university to apply to become a YUFE student. The application period is open for 3 weeks, or shorter in case 45 students from your university have applied. Applications can be uploaded through the YUFE Student Portal › on the renewed YUFE Virtual Campus › until 7 October 2021 23:59:59 CET.

All students studying at a YUFE university who are 2nd year bachelor students or higher with an English level of B2 or higher can apply using the application form on the YUFE Student Portal of the YUFE Virtual Campus (don’t forget to create an account for the renewed Virtual Campus › first). Candidates will have to upload their details, motivation letter and sign a co-creation agreement.

When writing your motivation letter the following questions must be answered in a maximum of 150 words:

  • What makes participation in YUFE important to you personally and what will you bring to YUFE?
  • In which way do you think that the YUFE programme will alter your study experience? Provide some specific examples of changes that you expect to happen.
  • What are your plans after graduating from your university and how can YUFE be instrumental in letting these plans come to fruition?

If you are interested in applying, don’t wait! Each partner university can only process 45 applications, 30 of which will be accepted.

Explore the YUFE Course Cataloque: https://virtualcampus.yufe.eu/p/home

Submit your application via the YUFE Student Portal › (make sure to create your YUFE Virtual Campus account first): https://virtualcampus.yufe.eu/login.html#/applicationform/44754521296995120

More information: https://yufe.eu/yufe/apply-now-for-the-yufe-student-journey/

Walk-in vaccination event at Kuopio-halli on 23 September 2021

The next walk-in vaccination event will be held at Kuopio-halli, address Opistotie 4, on Thursday, 23 September 2021 at 8–15. First and second doses of Moderna and/or Pfizer-BionTech are available. Please remember to have your ID and, if you are a student, also your study certificate/student card with you.

In addition to the walk-in vaccination event, it is possible to get vaccinated by booking an appointment either on the phone or via an online booking system. At the moment, vaccination appointments are well available. Information on available appointments, and instructions on how to book one, is available on the website of the City of Kuopio in the address https://www.kuopio.fi/en/koronarokotukset.

Potential coronavirus exposure in Tietoteknia restaurant on 7–8 Sept., and on Sykettä indoor cycling class on 7 Sept.

Exposure to the coronavirus has been possible in Tietoteknia’s restaurant in Kuopio on Tuesday, 7 September 2021, at 11.40–12.15, and on Wednesday, 8 September 2021, at 11.30–12.30. Exposure to the coronavirus has also been possible on Sykettä indoor cycling class on Tuesday, 7 September 2021, at 19–20.

It is recommended that anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, even mild ones, get tested.

Contact tracing in Kuopio is overwhelmed: if you attended student events last week and haven’t received two doses of vaccine, please stay under quarantine-like conditions

Contact tracing in Kuopio is currently overwhelmed and the health authorities will not be able to contact everyone who has been exposed to the coronavirus personally. The health authorities ask that everyone who attended student events in Kuopio last week and who haven’t received two doses of vaccine would voluntarily stay under quarantine-like conditions until the end of next week, i.e., refrain from visiting public places and maintain physical distance from others.

  • If you have not yet received two doses of vaccine and you have symptoms of COVID-19, please get tested.
  • If you learn that you have been exposed to the coronavirus and you have symptoms of COVID-19, please get tested.
  • Do not go out in public or come to the campus, if you have any symptoms. Remember to wear a mask on your way to get tested.

University of Eastern Finland is taking action in response to the coronavirus situation in Kuopio

The University of Eastern Finland is taking action in response to the coronavirus exposures that took place in connection with student events in Kuopio last week. First- and second-year students of medicine and dentistry, and first-year students of biomedicine and nutrition have switched to online study for the following two weeks. The university is monitoring the situation and works in close collaboration with the City of Kuopio’s health authorities. Further action will be taken as needed.

“The message from the health authorities is that all those who attended student events in Kuopio last week should stay under in quarantine-like conditions, i.e., refrain from visiting public places and maintain physical distance from others. Also, it is recommended to get tested for COVID-19 even at the slightest sight of symptoms,” Director of Administration Tuomo Meriläinen says.

Last week’s student events were organised responsibly, with great attention to health security.

“Unfortunately, the coronavirus spreads also in pre- and after-parties, and health security should be kept in mind at all times. Better vaccination coverage will make our lives easier in the future. In fact, easily accessible walk-in vaccination events are organised in both Kuopio and Joensuu even this week, and I urge everyone to seize this opportunity,” Meriläinen notes.

For further information, please contact:
Director of Administration Tuomo Meriläinen, tuomo.merilainen@uef.fi, tel. +358 40 355 2299.

Walk-in vaccination event at Kuopio-halli on 17 September 2021

The next walk-in vaccination event will be held at Kuopio-halli (address Opistotie 4) on Friday, 17 September 2021 at 8–15. First and second doses of Moderna are available. Please remember to have your ID and, if you are a student, also your study certificate/student card with you.

In addition to the walk-in vaccination event, it is possible to get vaccinated by booking an appointment either on the phone or via an online booking system. At the moment, vaccination appointments are well available. Information on available appointments, and instructions on how to book one, is available on the website of the City of Kuopio: https://www.kuopio.fi/en/koronarokotukset

Potential coronavirus exposure on Sykettä group exercise classes in Kuopio on 8–9 September

Exposure to the coronavirus has been possible on Sykettä group exercise classes in Kuopio on Wednesday, 8 September 2021, and on Thursday, 9 September 2021. Exposure to the coronavirus has been possible on the following classes:

· Wednesday, 8 September at 19.00-19.55 RVP (thighs, abs, glutes)

· Thursday, 9 September at 16.20-17.15 pole dancing

· Thursday, 9 September at 17.00-17.55 solo salsa

· Thursday 9 September at 20.15-21.00 deep stretching

Those exposed to the coronavirus have been informed of the matter, and they will be contacted by the health authorities. It is recommended that anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, even mild ones, get tested.