Executive Board

Juuso Sikiö

Chairperson, Chair of the Joensuu Campus Board
tel. +358 44 576 8400

I’m the Chairperson of the ISYY Executive Board in 2018 and Joensuu is my home campus.

My most important job is to help implement the ideas of the Executive Board and the Representative Council of ISYY. My daily work includes sending a lot of emails, making phone calls, organising our action and having different kind of meetings.

The Executive Board and staff of ISYY are existing because of members of ISYY. We are for members of ISYY. Feel free to contact us if you are having problems, or if you have ideas or thoughts how to make ISYY even more better.

Godparent to the following student organisations: Fides, Optimi, Pistis, Varnitsa

Heidi Hämäläinen

1st Vice Chair, Chair of the Kuopio Campus board
tel. +358 44 576 8404

Hello everybody! My name is Heidi, fourth year social psychology student straight from the heart of Savo, Kuopio. In Executive Board I’ll be working as a 1st Vice Chair and Chair of the Kuopio Campus Board. I coordinate and organise ISYY’s actions in Kuopio campus and help our Chairperson and the rest of Executive Board members in daily basis. I also sit in different working groups.

You can contact me if you have concerns about e.g ISYY’s activities or events in Kuopio campus. Usually you’ll find me from Lukema so feel free to just come to say hello without any spesific issue!

Godparent to the following student organisations: Dentina, Kuolo, Preemio, Serveri, Terho

Heikki Räihä

2nd Vice Chair, the transfer of Savonlinna campus, Student Housing
tel. +358 50 535 3326

This year I’ll be working as the 2nd Vice Chairperson of the Executive Board and I’ll be participating in the activities of the main sector together with our Secretary General and other Chairpersons. I’ll also be working with our Office Secretary to ensure continuation of ISYY’s daily activities here in Savonlinna. This year one of my main projects is making sure that the perspective of the students is considered while transferring Savonlinna campus to Joensuu. This is being done in close cooperation with the rest of the Executive Board, not to forget our University. We will also be working closely with our student organisations. Together we can make this transfer as easy and successful to our students as possible

You can always contact me and ask anything about Savonlinna campus, the transfer process, ISYY’s activities or basically anything else as well. I can promise questionable conversation company and a lot of bad jokes for sure. Best ways of contacting me are via phone or email or by coming to ISYY’s office in our beautiful city of Savonlinna.

Godparent to the following student organisations: Kotex, Pedary, Sulo

Susanna Haverinen

tel. +358 44 576 8427

In 2018 I will operate in the communication sector in the Executive Board of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland. I want to develop the Student Union’s communications even more reachable and informative. I will be operating mainly at the Joensuu campus.

If you have any ideas on how to improve something or have any critique, questions or something else to say, please contact me! You can easily contact me via email, but also by phone. You may also try to reach me at ISYY’s office in the Haltia building, where I will be working.

Godparent to the following student organisations: Epsilon, Legio, Nefa, Opossumi

Niklas Leinonen

Recreation, Sports and Student Housing
tel. +358 44 576 8418

In the ISYY Executive Board 2018 my sectors are Recreation, Sports and Culture.

When you feel that you have an idea related to the recreation/sports sector or you would like to ask me about something, feel free to reach me via email! Also student clubs are near my heart. It is most likely to meet me in person at Joensuu campus in the ISYY office at Haltia or surroundings of Futura or Natura.

Godparent to the following student organisations: Bunsen, Mikrovillus, Metsäylioppilaat, Praxis

Tommi Manninen

Employment, Business Relations and Organisations
tel. + 358 44 576 8402

Contact me if you have some ideas or wishes on how to improve students’ work life competence. Also contact me if you want to organise some event which is connected to the area of my responsibility on any campus.

Godparent to the following student organisations: Joraus, Kassos, Poikkeus, Popsi

Ronja Mäkinen

Social Politics, Development Cooperation
tel. + 358 44 576 8403

I am responsible for social politics, development cooperation and environment in ISYY’s Executive Board. Basically everything that is related to students’ well-being belongs in the field of social politics, but so does for example equality and student benefits. Together with ISYY’s Specialists in Interest Advocacy and rest of the Executive Board members I work every day towards better interest advocacy for students and defend students’ rights related to this topic.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or development suggestions related to these themes. You can reach me the best via email, but you can also come to say hi to me at the corridors of Kuopio campus or at Lukema!

Godparent to the following student organisations: Fortis, Hyeena, Kulti, Retikka, Socius

Saara Oravuo

International Affairs
tel. +358 44 576 8421

As an Executive Board Member for International Affairs I, surprisingly, take care of everything that has to do with internationality! That is, making sure that international students are being treated as equals to the local students. Also, I strive to make all UEF campuses more international by encouraging the local students to interact more with the international students, and this way, improve ‘‘internationalisation at home’’ and the international mobility of Finnish students.

In addition to International Affairs I am involved with issues regarding the Savonlinna Campus transfer. I usually work at the Joensuu campus, so feel free to come over and have a chat with me at the ISYY office or send me an email with whatever issues, suggestions or feedback you have.

Godparent to the following student organisations: Ablaut, Echo, Godis, Iskra, Lingtwisti

Hanna Saarelainen

Communications, Environment and Recreation
tel. +358 44 576 8405

Hello everyone! My name is Hanna and I’m responsible for the Communications sector of the Student Union with Susanna. I will also answer to questions related to Environmental Affairs and Recreation. I’m usually at the Kuopio campus, probably somewhere around the Snellmania building, but also regularly visiting Joensuu area as I’m born and raised nearby. Feel free to share thoughts and ideas with me anytime, anywhere!

Sara Salonen

Academic Affairs
tel. +358 44 576 8401

This year I’m working with Academic Affairs in ISYY’s Executive Board. If you have anything to ask concerning education or, for example, studying environments please contact me.

Godparent to the following student organisations: Judica, Oidipus, Tombolo, Täky