Tahko Slopes offers 40% discount on ski passes 12.1.–6.2.2020

Students and staff members of the University of Eastern Finland will get a 40% discount on ski passes at Tahko between 12 January and 6 February 2020!

The discount is also available for multi-day ski passes to be used during the above time. The discount is not available in the online shop, and a valid student or staff card needs to be presented when purchasing a ski pass.

See more >> https://www.tahko.com/en/activities/downhill+skiing/

Maintenance break in Ebook Central on Saturday, 21 December

On Saturday, 21 December 2019, ProQuest will perform maintenance work on its Ebook Central platform. Maintenance break will start at 4:00am and end by 2:00pm. There will be no access to Ebook Central books during the break. We apologise for any inconvenience!
For more information: acquisitions[at]uef.fi

Christmas season opening hours

Joensuu Campus Library

21.12.2019-1.1.2020 Closed
2.1-3.1.2020 8-16, Customer Service 9-16
4.1.-6.1.2020 Closed

Carelia 24/7: 20.12.-26.12.2019 Closed

Kuopio Campus Library

21.12.2019 – 1.1.2020 Closed
2.1.-3.1.2020 8-16
4.1.-6.1.2020 Closed

KUH Medical Library

23.12.2019 – 6.1.2020 Closed

Due to library system change self-check machines are closed. Borrowing possible only during service hours.

Reserving Legal deposit copies in UEF Finna is closed until the end of the year 2019

Due to the library system being replaced, the library suspends book acquisitions and the processing of books into collections until the end of the year. Due to this interruption making reservations on Legal deposit copies is closed from this point on. We will inform you about making reservations in UEF Primo later.  For more information please contact: Riitta Porkka, riitta.porkka[at]uef.fi or acquisitions[at]uef.fi.   Please follow our detailed updates about the process on the UEF Library’s webpage (opening in a new window), University intranet and UEF Library’s social media channels.

Bright light lamps in Studentia, Kuopio campus

Beat the winter blues with the bright light therapy lamps. They are available in Studentia Kappeli (upstairs, the same entrance as for sports hall). Doors are open at 7 am. You can also use the kitchen, for example to make some tea and to warm your breakfast.
The bright light is a 2,500 -10 000 lux. The light resembles sunlight, but it’s UV-free. The bright light lamp is medically certified to treat SAD (seasonal affective disorder). The lamps are offered by the Student Health Servcies (YTHS) and the Student health co-operation team of Kuopio Campus.

Here’s how to get the most out of bright light therapy:

  • Use the bright light lamp in the morning time.
  • Use the bright light lamp about 30-60 minutes each morning. At the first time use the lamp only 10 minutes.
  • Right distance of the lamp to your eyes is about 85–200 centimetres.
  • Don’t stare straight to the light. You can multitask with bright light therapy for example read a book.
  • You get the best effect when you use lamps between 5:30-9:00 a clock.

You can read more about Innolux and Are you suffering from winter depression? Get light therapy at our units (Finnish Student Health Service).

Brightlight

Sustainable Development Week 28.10.–1.11.2019

The week is arranged jointly by ISYY (The Student Union of UEF) and SYL (National Union of University Students in Finland).

Programme in English on Joensuu campus:

Monday 28 Oct: UEF and sustainable development research seminar at 12.00-14.00, Carelia C2

Tuesday 29 Oct: Documentary screening: “TONY – The Chocolate Case” The documentary film “TONY” tells the story of a group of young Dutch journalists who fight the child slavery in the cocoa industry. Duration: 90min, time: 17:00, Natura, N100

Friday 1 Nov: Fair Trade Wine Tasting at 17-19.30, Aurora, AU102, Register in advance in FB! https://www.facebook.com/ISYYnkekeviikko/

 

Programme in English on Kuopio campus:

Monday 28 Oct: UEF and sustainable development research seminar at 10.30-13.30, Snellmania, SN200

Thursday 31 Oct: Documentary screening: “TONY – The Chocolate Case” The documentary film “TONY” tells the story of a group of young Dutch journalists who fight the child slavery in the cocoa industry. Duration: 90min, time: 14:30 Snellmania, SN200

Friday 1 Nov: Fair Trade Wine Tasting at 16.30-18 at Lukema hall, Register in advance in FB!
https://www.facebook.com/ISYYnkekeviikko/

 

https://www.isyy.fi/en/whats-on/upcoming-events/isyy-sustainable-development-week-during-the-week-44.html

Fair Trade week 21.–27.10.2019

As a Fair Trade university University of Eastern Finland is celebrating it with Fazer Food & Co, who runs campus restaurants, and with Student Union. There are Fair Trade products available in restaurants during the week, Fair Trade receipt competition for students and staff and you´ll get -20% discount as you buy Fair Trade coffee to your own cup.

Fair Trade Finland celebrates this year also it’s 20 year in Finland. This years theme is Climate Change. Read more https://www.fairtrade.net/(link opening in a new window).

Blog: It is time for caring and listening to one another

The act of violence that took place at Savo Vocational College in Kuopio this Tuesday (1 Oct 2019) will have a long-lasting effect on our community and society. On behalf of all those promoting student well-being at UEF, we’d like to remind our students that no one should feel left alone with what they are going through, write educational psychologists Katri Ruth and Mari Tirronen in the Puheenvuoroja blog.

Please read the blog here (opening in a new window).