FSHS/ Lunchtime drop-ins: stress management during lunch breaks

Taking breaks is really important for your energy levels and stress management. Your brain needs moments of rest in the midst of intensive studying.

Do you find it hard taking breaks while studying remotely? Do you often have lunch alone at the computer? Are you constantly stressed? Feel you can’t cope? Attention wandering?

Try it out, join in and get support!

A 30-minute lunchtime drop-in will reconnect you with yourself during your lunch break. You’ll also have a chance to receive peer support for your daily life during the pandemic.

After the exercise, there’s the opportunity to share your thoughts about the session and about your life during the pandemic and get support from other participants and the instructor. You don’t need to have lunch to join in! Please note that lunchtime drop-ins are not therapy groups and are open to anyone interested.

In Finnish, Swedish and Englis – why not attend all of them?

  • In English: 20 April, 27 April, 4 May
  • In Finnish: 2 March, 9 March, 16 March
  • In Swedish: 23 March, 6 April, 13 April

Further Information and links to Teams-meetings.

Welcome!

Healthcare fee for students in higher education starting 1 January 2021

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).

Several cases of COVID-19 on the Joensuu Campus

Exposed students and teachers will swich to online learning for two weeks, and Sykettä university sports services are discontinued for the remainder of the year in Joensuu
Several cases of COVID-19 have been discovered among students on the Joensuu Campus, and there are also several separate chains of transmission in the city. Students and teachers exposed to the coronavirus have been contacted, and they will switch to online learning for a period of two weeks, until 4 December.

Due to the coronavirus situation, Sykettä university sports services in Joensuu are discontinued for the remainder of the year by a joint decision of the University of Eastern Finland and Karelia University of Applied Sciences. The discontinuation of the Sykettä university sports services pertains to those activities that require physical attendance, i.e. it is still possible to hold online classes.

Exposure to the coronavirus has been possible on several group exercise classes as well as in restaurants both on campus and in the city. Siun sote keeps a list of places where exposure to the coronavirus has been possible. The list is updated regularly.