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Application for Study Wellbeing Peer Support Group is Open until 15.2.2024!  

Study Wellbeing peer support group will begin its face-to-face sessions at Joensuu campus late February. Share, reflect, self-attune, seek and offer peer support! If you are finding trouble concentrating on your studies, motivation has weakened or too much stress prevents you from pursuing your goals, this group is something for you.  

Study Wellbeing Support Group is meant for the master students and doctoral researchers of the Joensuu campus. The group spoken language is English. 

The idea of the group meetings is to share and exchange knowledge and practice wellbeing skills in a warm atmosphere and safe space for everyone.  

The group will meet for six face-to-face sessions. Each session will address a different topic and focus on honing study wellbeing skills such as:  

  • stress management and relaxation,  
  • maintaining focus and attention.  
  • values-inspired goal setting.   

The sessions are designed to encourage participation, self-reflection, sharing and learning.  

The group will start on Wednesday, February 28th at Joensuu campus and will be led by a psychology intern. Prior registration required. Apply via this link: . Registration closes on 15.2.2024. 

You can find a more detailed description of the group below. For more information contact:  

Study wellbeing is sought by nearly every student and researcher as a prerequisite for success in studies, research. Very often this wellbeing is hindered by us now knowing how to nurture and take care of it. As a result, we are easily challenged by distractions that interfere with our focus and ambush our attention. Sometimes we just feel tired and unmotivated. Good news is that we can learn the skills to boost our study wellbeing. 

We define ‘study wellbeing’ as personal wellbeing in the context of studies and/ or research. To put it simply, it means experiencing satisfaction in the pursuit of studies, research.  

The objective of the group is to provide the participants with knowledge and practical tips from the fields of psychology and neuroscience regarding psychological processes involved in learning, studying, intellectual work such as focus and attention, motivation, stress management and self-regulation. 

What you can expect  

The group participants will:   

  • gain knowledge that us better understanding of processes of motivation (eliciting and sustaining it), focus and attention (directing and maintaining it) and stress response (triggers, coping strategies),  
  • develop and practice their study and self-regulation skills,   
  • acquire and test tools and techniques to effectively achieve your goals by setting them based on your unique values and applying your strengths in pursuing them.  

Time and place 

The group will meet for six face-to-face sessions in a cosy fireplace meeting room. Each session will address a different topic. The first session takes place on Wednesday 28.2.  

The dates of the following sessions are: 6.3, 13.3, 27.3, 10.4, and 17.4 always at 10.30-12.00. 

The group is led by a psychology intern whose work is supervised by a study psychologist. 

To ensure the quality of the work the group can accept maximum 10 participants. In case of higher interest, the time of submission will be the selection criteria.  

Student tutors needed for next autumn semester! Would you like to be a student tutor?

If you study in a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree programme at the University of Eastern Finland and you are interested in helping the new students, you can apply as a student tutor.

The student tutor helps the new students to have a smooth start for their studies. All the new students have a student tutor. And each tutor has a group of tutees.

Tutoring offers many opportunities to learn, for example to develop your communication and coordinating skills.

The tutors will be trained for the job, and they will receive credits and a certificate on tutoring.
The application period will be 23 Jan – 4 Feb 2024.

More information:


International Week 22-25 Jan!

International Mobility Services is organizing International Week in January!

During the week, we will have info sessions about how the exchange study process works, different exchange programmes, as well as about other ways to gain more international experience during studies. During the week, we will also have info desks on both campuses.

Check the week’s schedule on Kamu Study Abroad section’s page Study Abroad Events!

Info sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available the following week and will be viewable for 14 days. Welcome along!

The Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk in Joensuu is closed 26 – 29 January 2024

On Friday 26 January 2024 and Monday 29 January 2024 the Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk in Joensuu is closed.

The phone service as well as the customer service desk in Kuopio are open normally. You can also contact the customer service by email.

Regular opening hours and contact information

The Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 1 pm.

Visiting address: Joensuu Aurora A, 1st floor; Kuopio Canthia, 2nd floor

Email address: (Please note that there might be delays in responses during vacation times)

Phone number: +358 29 445 8900

Phone service opening hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm

Student, are you seeking a summer job or a traineeship?

In the UEF job board, JobTeaser you will find the job advertisements to UEF students and a Europe-wide job market. The number of work placements and summer jobs is now peaking – check out the ads and catch the one for you! You will find more detailed instructions for the use of JobTeaser in the student’s online databank Kamu.

Do you recognize your skills, competences and strengths? Are your job seeking skills in order? Jump on board to the self-study courses supporting career skills and employment opportunities. The courses are open to all bachelor’s and master’s degree students. Read the course descriptions 2023-2024 for career planning and job seeking in Peppi, add the courses to your personal study plan, register and study at your own pace online.

If you wish, you can deepen what you learnt in the self-study courses by joining small-group, practical exercises, or by asking advice from the UEF career counsellors. Book an appointment to a career counsellor in JobTeaser.

Good luck and success for your job hunt!

UEF | Career Services

Zotero trainings on spring term

Zotero reference management software training 13 February 2024 at 9-11 (Teams)

Zotero reference management software training 22 March 2024 at 9-11 (Teams)

Zotero reference management software training 24 April 2024 at 9-11 (Teams)

Zotero reference management software training 29 May 2024 at 13-15 (Teams)

  • The training introduces the basic functions of the Zotero reference management software and how to use the Zotero Word Plugin.
  • The trainings will be held on Teams. Advance registration is not needed.
  • Before the training session, if you wish, you can install Zotero on your computer. See the library’s instructions. After that you can already start using Zotero.