Stay active! – students’ wellbeing in summer

Student Union ISYY organises this summer Stay Active! – students’ wellbeing in summertime -project with the funding from European Social Fund. Project is organised at Joensuu campus and online between 22.6.– 31.8.2020. The events are open to all UEF students. Students of the Kuopio campus can also participate in online events.

The aim of the project is to support you in matters related to summer studies and working life, as well as to maintain the ability to study during the summer. Via project we also want to improve the community spirit of students. We organise i.e. small group guidances supporting your study ability and other activities that support the students’ wellbeing.

During the summer you can participate in:

  • ​​​​​​​study groups: welcome to write your thesis!
  • gentle workouts: group exercise classes are organised from Monday to Wednesday
  • activities for better wellbeing: outdoor games (i.e. mölkky), local hiking and cooking

You are warmly welcome, the events are open for all students!

Feel free to invite your friend!

Project calendar and further information: ISYY home pages. 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/269776547676290/

Contact information: Niklas Leinonen, e-mail: niklas.leinonen@isyy.fi, tel. +358 44 576 8420

ISYY’s Smiles and Complaints Week takes place on 30.3.–5.4.2020

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), Fazer Food&Co, or any other party involved in students’ life. You can give us feedback 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 14). The form will open on 30.3.2020 at 9 am and close on 5.4.2020 at 23.59 pm.

Link to the feedback form:

Google forms: Smiles and Complaints feedback form

#smilesandcomplaintsweek2020

Read More:

Facebook-event: Hymy- ja valitusviikko // Smiles and Complaints Week

More Information:

Salli Kosonen, Executive Board member in charge of Social Policy (Kuopio), Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, salli.kosonen(at)isyy.fi, tel. +358 44 576 8410

Roosa Ylikoski, Executive Board member in charge of Social Policy (Joensuu), Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, roosa.ylikoski(at)isyy.fi, tell. +358 44 576 8403

Actual voting for the ISYY Representative Council Election is on!

Actual voting for the Elections of the Council of Representatives for the Student Union (ISYY) has begun. You can vote today on 6.11.2019 between 9 am and 6 pm on the electronic ballot box.

Eligible voters have received a link by email via which the voting is done electronically. The link directs to the login page of the electronic ballot box (registration with UEF username and password). You can vote wherever you want to with your own device.

All campuses have Election info stands on Wednesday 6.11. where you can vote via the electronic ballot box. In Joensuu, the stand is located at Carelia lobby 10-13, in Kuopio at Snellmania lobby 10-14. Remember though, that you can vote anywhere you are with your own device!

Eligible voters include members of the Student Union (ISYY) who have registered their presence at the university before 22nd of October 2019.
In the advance voting on 29.10.–1.11.9 the voter turnout was 20,5 % (2 741 votes).

Results of the Representative Council elections will be published in the Election Night events on 6.11. at 17.30–20.00 at both campuses: AU100 (Joensuu), CA101 (Kuopio). You can follow the events via livestream on: http://www.uef.fi/live2.

ISYY will inform its members on the election result on 6.11.2019.

This year, the elections have altogether 149 candidates and 13 candidate lists. You can find the candidate who represents you the best by using the voting aid on ISYY’s website. See also the lists of the candidates on the elections website.

At the Representative Council elections even one vote can make a change!

Read more:

Vote here: Electronic ballot box
Voting instructions
Isyy.fi: The voting aid application
Isyy.fi: Information about the elections
Isyy.fi: Candidate lists

Facebook.com: The elections on Facebook
Facebook.com: The Elections Night

More Information:

Brenda Nissén, Chairperson of the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 040 5829578, brendan@uef.fi,

Emma Mertakorpi, Vice chair of the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 040 8479375, evpj1@isyy.fi,

Saara Närä, Secretary for the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 5768417, kv.kuopio@isyy.fi.

An appeal for ISYY’s members: Vote in the Representative Council elections

The Central Election Committee of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) appeals to every member of ISYY to vote in the Representative Council elections.

By participating in the Representative Council elections, you can best influence the most important matters of your student life and take part in the decision-making. Don’t miss this chance; give your vote to your favorite candidate! You can vote via the electronic ballot box (registering with the UEF username).

Voting matters. The Representative Council members have the power to decide about matters concerning the Student Union and affect on your time as a student in the University as well as the services offered to you by the Student Union. Thus, voting will affect your life directly! If you don’t know yet whom to vote to, get acquainted with candidates with the voting aid.

Voting takes no longer than a minute

All members of the Student Union, who have registered as attending students at the University of Eastern Finland before the 22nd of October 2019, are eligible voters. All eligible voters have received a link by email via which the voting happens. Each person can vote only once.

You can vote during the preliminary voting days or in the actual voting day:
Advance voting: 29.10.–1.11. every day at 9am – 00 (midnight)
The actual voting day: 6.11. at 9am – 6pm

The Representative Council makes significant decisions concerning your life as a student

The Representative Council of the Student Union consists of 39 Representative Council members, “edators”, elected through elections. The Representative Council makes significant decisions concerning all students, for example the Student Union budget, membership fee, action plan, rules, alignments, and so on. The action plan and the alignments for example define, how the Student Union will operate during the present year and what matters will especially be enhanced – for example how the student housing should be developed?

Put simply, the Student Union could be seen as a nation where students are its citizens. The citizens=students elect the Parliament=Representative Council, who then elect the Committees and the Government=Executive Board. And that’s all there is to it!

In the Representative Council elections, even a one vote can make a difference and you are the one who decides who to vote for!

Read more:

Voting link: https://isyy-vaalit.uef.fi/election_login.php?lang=en_US
Voting instructions: https://isyy-vaalit.uef.fi/vaaliohje.php#en
Isyy.fi: Voting aid of ISYY
Isyy.fi: Candidates in ISYY elections
Isyy.fi: Elections pages of ISYY

Elections in Facebook:
Event: ISYY Representative Council elections
Event: The Election Night

#ISYYelections2019 #youdecide

More Information:

Brenda Nissén, Chairperson of the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 040 5829578, brendan@uef.fi

Emma Mertakorpi, Vice chair of the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 040 8479375, evpj1@isyy.fi

Saara Närä, Secretary for the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 576 8413, kv.kuopio@isyy.fi

Advance voting for ISYY Representative Council elections is on

Advance voting for the Elections of the Council of Representatives for the Student Union (ISYY) has begun.

Advance voting takes place on 29.10.–1.11.2019 between 9 am and 00 (midnight). The actual election day is 6.11.2019 (between 9 am and 6 pm).

Eligible voters have received a link by email via which the voting is done electronically. The link directs to the login page of the electronic ballot box (registration with UEF username and password). You can see the instructions for voting here.

Eligible voters include members of the Student Union (ISYY) who have registered their presence at the university before 22nd October 2019.

This year, the elections have altogether 149 candidates and 13 lists of candidates. You can find the candidate who represents you the best by using the voting aid application on ISYY’s website. See also the lists of the candidates on the elections website.

At the Representative Council elections even one vote can make a change!

Read more:

Vote here: Electronic ballot box
Voting instructions
Isyy.fi: Voting Aid Application
Isyy.fi: List of Candidates
Isyy.fi: Election’s website

Facebook.com: ISYY Representative Council Elections 2019

#ISYYelections2019 #youdecide

More information:

Brenda Nissén, Chairperson of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), brendan(at)student.uef.fi, tel. 040 582 9578

Emma Mertakorpi, Vice Chairperson of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), evpj1(at)isyy.fi, tel. 040 847 9375

Saara Närä, Secretary of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), kv.kuopio(at)isyy.fi, tel. 044 576 8413

The Voting Aid for ISYY Representative Council Elections Published

The voting aid application for the Elections of the Council of Representatives for the Student Union (ISYY) has been published. Please find the voting aid on ISYY’s web page here.

The application is intended to help voters to find a suitable candidate.

122 of all the 149 candidates corresponded to the voting aid. Questions include general themes related to studying and themes concerning the University of Eastern Finland. The candidates shared their opinions about matters such as the membership fee and how to support students welfare.

Advance voting takes place online on 29.10.–1.11.2019 and the actual election day is on 6.11.2017. All members of the student union who have registered present at the university before 22.10.2019 are eligible voters. Voters will receive by email a link to vote on Tuesday 29.10.

Read more:

Isyy.fi: The voting aid application
Isyy.fi: Information about the elections
Isyy.fi: Candidate lists
Facebook.com: ISYY Elections Facebook-event

More information:

Brenda Nissén, Chairperson of the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 040 5829578, brendan@uef.fi,

Emma Mertakorpi, Vice chair of the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 040 8479375, evpj1@isyy.fi,

Saara Närä, Secretary for the Central Election Committee, the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, tel. 044 5768417, kv.kuopio@isyy.fi

ISYY Representative Council Elections Panel Discussions during the week 43

Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) will held Panel Discussion for Representative Council Election candidates in Joensuu on Monday 21st of October and in Kuopio on Wednesday 23rd of October. In the discussion, candidates will answer questions concerning different themes either in Finnish or English. Also, the audience could pose their questions in the event.

Come to the Panel Discussion and learn more about the candidates – because you decide who decides. Coffee and candies will be served!

Panel Discussion in Joensuu: Monday 21st of October at 12-14 in Carelia C2.
Panel Discussion in Kuopio: Wednesday 23rd of October at 11-13 in Snellmania lobby.

In the Panel Discussion, one candidate will represent one Candidate List. The same candidate could not represent the list both in Joensuu and Kuopio.

If you want to represent your list in the discussion, please register by the 17th of October by sending an email to the following addresses:

Kuopio: Brenda Nissen – brendan@student.uef.fi
Joensuu: Emma Mertakorpi – evpj1@isyy.fi

Read More:

Isyy.fi: Representative Council Elections

More Information:

Brenda Nissén, Chairperson of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), brendan(at)student.uef.fi, tel. 040 582 9578

Emma Mertakorpi, Vice Chairperson of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), evpj1(at)isyy.fi, tel. 040 847 9375

Saara Närä, Secretary of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), kv.kuopio(at)isyy.fi, tel. 044 576 8413

Candidates in ISYY Representative Council Elections Published

Candidates in the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) Representative Council Elections are published on the ISYY webpage: Candidate Lists and on bulletin boards in both campuses.

In the elections there are 149 Candidates in 13 different Candidate lists.

ISYY Representative Council Elections will be held in both campuses Joensuu and Kuopio. The preliminary voting takes place between the 29th of October and the 1st of November, and the proper election day is the 6th of November.

The voting takes place online, via an electronic ballot box. It is possible to either vote in advance or during the actual election day. Every member of the Student Union (ISYY) who has registered as present at the University is eligible to vote in the Elections. Members will receive a link to their e-mail before preliminary voting days to vote.

In the elections, members of the Student Union will vote in the Representative Council that is ISYY’s highest decision-making body. The Representative Council has 39 members; all of them are students and ISYY members.

The most important tasks of the Representative Council are appointing the ISYY Executive Board and approving the action plan and budget.

Read More:

Isyy.fi: Candidate Lists
Isyy.fi: For Voters

More Information:

Brenda Nissén, Chairperson of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), brendan(at)student.uef.fi, tel. 040 582 9578

Emma Mertakorpi, Vice Chairperson of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), evpj1(at)isyy.fi, tel. 040 847 9375

Saara Närä, Secretary of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), kv.kuopio(at)isyy.fi, tel. 044 576 8413

An appeal for ISYY’s members: Become a candidate and vote

The sixth elections for the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) Representative Council will be held this fall on both campuses. The elections will not succeed without good candidates and voters. Will you be one of them?

Is it difficult to understand what the Representative Council does?

Put it simply, the Student Union could be seen as a nation where students are its citizens. The citizens (students) elect the Parliament (Representative Council), who then elect the Committees and the Government (Executive Board).

By participating in the Representative Council elections, you can best influence the most important matters during your life as a student and take part in decision-making. Don’t miss your chance, become a candidate even if you didn’t have any previous experience, and vote for a candidate who best represents the matters important to you.

Why should you become a candidate?

You should run as a candidate because as a Rep Council member, you will decide on the future of the Student Union, co-operate with the University, supervise students’ interests and take part in the national student politics. You will also network with other students from different study fields and learn important skills from government and decision-making.

Eligible candidates in the Representative Council elections are members of ISYY who have registered their presence at the university before 3.10.2019. Nomination period of candidates ends on 3.10.2019 at 3 p.m.

You don’t need to have previous experience to become a candidate!

You will find instructions on how to become a candidate and the contact information for candidate lists spokespersons on ISYY’s website.

Why should you vote in the Representative Council elections?

In the previous ISYY elections, the voter turnout was 30,1 %. Let’s make sure that this year it will be at least 35 %!

You should vote in the elections, because that way you get to choose the people who make decisions concerning the Student Union and the services ISYY offers to its members. By voting, you will have a chance to affect your own life at the university directly!

The Council is formed of 39 members who will decide on matters influencing all students, such as the Student Union budget, membership fee, action place and rules.

Voting is easy and quick. All eligible voters will receive a link by email before the pre-elections begin. Voting is conducted electronically via the link. Each person can vote only once and it is not possible to vote by proxy. All members of the Student Union who have registered their presence at the university before 22.10.2019 are eligible voters.

Every vote counts, so use yours!

Elections timetable:

Nomination of candidates ends on 3.10. at 3 p.m.
Advance voting takes place on 29.10–1.11. between 9–00 (night)
The actual voting day is 6.11. between 9–18

More information:

Brenda Nissén, Chairperson of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), brendan(at)student.uef.fi, tel. 040 582 9578

Emma Mertakorpi, Vice Chairperson of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), evpj1(at)isyy.fi, tel. 040 847 9375

Saara Närä, Secretary of the Central Elections Committee, Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), kv.kuopio(at)isyy.fi, tel. 044 576 8413

Read more:

Isyy.fi: For Candidates
Isyy.fi: For Voters
Elections on Facebook

Follow the elections on social media with the hashtag #ISYYelections2019