ISYY participates in organising students’ municipal elections panels in both Joensuu and Kuopio!

ISYY, POKA and Pyro are organising the Joensuu students’ municipal elections panel on Tuesday 18 May at 14. The panel will be streamed live on the YouTube channel of the City of Joensuu.

ISYY, SAVOTTA, and HUMAKO are organising the Kuopio students’ municipal elections panel on Wednesday 19 May at 14. The panel will be streamed on the ISYY YouTube channel.

Follow students’ municipal elections panels and you can collect an overall badge from the ISYY offices.

Read more about municipal elections panel on isyy.fi pages.

ISYY’s Wappu-broadcast

Vappu never ends! ISYY’s Wappu-broadcast begins today and starts The Hardest Wappu of Finland for this year.

The broadcast can be followed daily through ISYY’s webpage:

The broadcast includes all sorts of things and even though it is only in Finnish, you can have an extraordinary experience of the Finnish May Day celebrations!

We especially recommend joining us and watching the special broadcast on 30.4, featuring the traditions in Joensuu and Kuopio campuses.
Check the entire program for Wappu-broadcast
#ISYYetävappu

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Announcement Concerning ISYY Representative Council Meeting on the 8th of April 2021

In the The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland’s (ISYY) Representative Council Meeting held on the 8th of April, 2021, a member of the Representative Council, who had the floor, participated in the meeting in a way that a swastika flag was visible in the background. The Chairperson of the Representative Council immediately intervened on this action. Video feed to the member in question was severed immediately.

ISYY is taking this case seriously and has undertaken concrete measures together with the University of Eastern Finland. ISYY does not tolerate hate speech or threatening behavior and withdraws from the actions of the member of the Representative Council.

  • This kind of behaviour is in stark contrast with the values of the University of Eastern Finland, and the Student Union. We will go over this incident with the person in question, and necessary measures will be taken, Rector Jukka Mönkkönen says.

Due to this case, ISYY will examine its own meeting practices and emphasize its policy on safe space in order to make participating in meetings safe and accessible.

More Information

  • Ella Partanen, Chairperson of the Representative Council, The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, epj@isyy.fi, tel. 040 5088123
  • Sanna Heinonen, Secretary General, The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland, paasihteeri@isyy.fi, puh. 044 576 8417

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