Students´ Mental Health Day on 25 April

Students’ Mental Health Day will be held again this spring. The day will be Thursday 25 April. The goal is to provoke conversations about students’ mental health and to invite everyone to support the cause of mental wellbeing. The campaign will run for two weeks, from 15 to 26 April 2019. Campaign theme 2019: #RUUHKAKEVÄT – WHAT’S STRESSING YOU?

Nyyti ry organizes a Student Mental Health Day on April 25th 2019. This year the theme of the campaign is stress. The aim of this theme is to point out, how recognizing and reducing stress positively affects our mental health. Read more

According to the Finnish Student Health Survey 2016, one third of university students reported high stress levels and one fifth very high levels. Students also reported that they need the most support with stress management. From this point of view, the theme of the Mental Health Day is essential for student’s wellbeing. By supporting the student’s stress management skills we can prevent and take care of their mental health issues and enhance their ability to study.

Have a break – 3-minute Mindful Breathing Meditation:

TalentBoost trainee wanted for ELY Centre in Kuopio

TalentBoost trainee wanted for ELY Centre in Kuopio

Take part in -broadcast on Thursday 11.4.2019, at 14:00 in the address

Application dead line: 14.4. at 23:45


Currently we are looking for a creative and business-oriented international university graduate or student who is finalizing his/her studies for an International Trainee position in Kuopio to join our team.

The traineeship is for 2 months and we hope you can start already in May. As a member of the growth team, you’ll be working closely with the growth companies in Kuopio region. Your role is closely related to regional Team Finland work as well as the Talent Boost programme of The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

You will be responsible for various marketing and communications tasks. We also expect help with our social media communication, so ability to content creation and creative writing is a key.

What we hope to see in our trainee:
• Excellent skills in English, and basic skills in Finnish • Marketing or business studies • Digital marketing and social media skills • Passion for writing and content production • An eye for visual content, graphic design and/or photography skills, a creative mind, and good organizational skills • Skills to work independently

Please submit your application by 14th April 2019 by sending email to Take part in -broadcast by coming to TE-palvelut Messi (Kauppakeskus Apaja) or join at, Facebook or Youtube and ask your questions online.

Exceptions to opening hours of Student and Learning Services offices

  • Joensuu campus: closed on Mon 8 April (staff development day)
  • Kuopio campus: closed on Tue 9 April (staff development day)
  • both campuses: open 12-14 on Thu 18 April (Maundy Thursday)
  • both campuses: open 12-14 on Tue 30 May (the eve of May Day)



ISYY Association Days on 15.-17.4.2019

Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) organizes Association Days on 15.4.2019 at Kuopio campus and on 16.-17.4.2019 at Joensuu campus. Come and find out what ISYY and associations close to it have to offer. It’s also possible that you’ll find some new activities from Association Days! ISYY Association Days are open for everybody and there’s no entrance fee.

Time schedule
Kuopio | Snellmania’s lobby:
Mon 15.4. at 10am-2pm: Student organizations, clubs, other organizations

Joensuu | Carelia’s lobby:
Tue 16.4. at 10am-2pm: Student organizations
Wed 17.4. at 10am-2pm: Clubs and other organizations

Exhibitors must fill the registration form below on 9.4. at 12:00 the latest. Registration forms and instructions can be found on ISYY’s website.

Do you want to take part in commercializing research?

Are you studying business as your major or minor subject? Do you want to apply your skills in an interdisciplinary context? We are looking for students who together with researchers want to explore the opportunities to commercialize innovations done in our university. Enroll now to the course “Entrepreneurial Project Work” (5215219) in weboodi. When we get a commission from our researchers, we inform you about it through weboodi. If the commission interests you, you can apply for it. If the requirements and your skills match, you may get an opportunity to be part of commercializing an innovation, examining customer potential and behaviour, working on business or financing plans or contacting possible customers. Depending on the commission you have a possibility to earn 1-6 ECTS. The course is open all year round.

  • Further information:
  • In Weboodi: Entrepreneurial Project Work, 5215219
  • Teacher: Helen Reijonen,

UEF Strategy 2030 Student Survey open until 10 April

Student, it’s your time to shine! Let us know what the university should be like in the future. How can we support the progress of your studies? What should we take into consideration in the university’s new strategy? You can participate in the formulation of the University of Eastern Finland’s strategy for 2030 by responding to this survey no later than 10 April.

For further information, please contact: Coordinator, or Director of Planning and Development,

Please notice that the default language of the student survey is Finnish. To view the survey in English, you need to choose English from the language menu.

If you use shared (public) computer, please clear the browsing data after you have answered the survey.

>> Link to survey

ISYY’s Smiles and Complaints Week on 11.–15. Mar 2019

Speak Your Mind – ISYY’s Smiles and Complaints Week on 11.–15. Mar 2019

This spring’s Smiles and Complaints Week takes place on 11.–15.3.2019. 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), Amica or any other party involved in students’ life. You can give us feedback by post-it notes at ISYY feedback desks, by speaking your mind at the stands or 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 11). The form will open on 11.3.2019 at 9 am and close on Sun 17.3.2019 at 23.59 pm.

Electronic feedback form:

Google Forms: Smiles and Complaints Week’s feedback form.


Smiles and Complaints Week in Joensuu

You’re welcome to give us your feedback at the Smiles and Complaints Week’s feedback desk at Carelia entrance hall on 12.3.2019 at 10–14.

You can also give your feedback by post-it notes during the week (11.–15.3.2019) at Agora, Borealis, Carelia, Educa, Futura, Metria and Natura halls.


Smiles and Complaints Week in Kuopio

You’re welcome to give us your feedback at Smiles and Complaints Week’s feedback desk at Snellmania entrance hall on 12.3.2019 at 10–14.

You can also give your feedback by post-it notes during the week (11.–15.3.2019) at Snellmania and Canthia entrance halls.

More Information:

Susanna Remes, Executive Board member in charge of Social Politics, Development Cooperation, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland,<>, tel. +358 (0) 44 576 8403

Saara Tenhovuori, Executive Board member in charge of Academic Affairs,

Food Business Challenge – looking for new business ideas and innovations

We are looking for new business ideas and innovations related to food industry and food systems “from field to fork”. As a prize of the competition, 5 000 € will be divided for best ideas.

Food Business Challenge is open for to students studying in Finnish universities. You may participate also as a team. Participation in English is possible.

Ask for additional information by email:

The opening hours of general student services as of 1 February

As of 1 February, the customer service desks of general student services on both campuses are open Mon-Fri at 12-15. Exceptions to opening hours will be announced on the Student and Learning Services website. The customer service phone line (+358294458900) is open from 10 to 15.

If you cannot visit us during our opening hours, you can always book an appointment by contacting us at

You can order a transcript of records or a certification of student status yourself in WebOodi – Tools – Transcripts and certification of student status. These documents are signed digitally which means that they are as official as the traditional paper versions. More information on digital signature