Staff

Staff members’ e-mails have the following form: firstname.lastname(at)isyy.fi.

Anna-Kristiina Mikkonen

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Secretary General
tel. +358 44 576 8417, paasihteeri(at)isyy.fi

The Secretary General is head of the employed staff. He is also responsible for the financial administration and overall administration, and making sure that rules and laws are followed.

Important tasks include being the secretary for the Student Union’s Representative Council and the Executive Board. In addition they include preparations and organising meetings and general administration.

You can contact the Secretary General in all administration related questions, applications, general counsel and support. The Secretary General is basically a facilitator. The SG:s work is to make everybody else’s work possible.

Joensuu campus

Heli Aalto

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Sports Coordinator
tel. +358 44 576 8445, liikuntasuunnittelija(at)isyy.fi

Helena Eronen

Data Protection Officer
tel. 0400 581 776, tietosuojavastaava(at)isyy.fi

Data Protection Officer operates as a specialist in data protection matters and as a link between ISYY and supervisory authorities.

Duties of the Data Protection Officer are:
– to follow that data protection regulations are obeyed
– to provide information and instructions about responsibilities in accordance with the date protection regulations
– to give instructions about making the data protection impact assessment (DPIA) and supervise execution of the impact assessment
– to operate as a contact person of ISYY in matters related to personal data processing
– to cooperate with supervisory authority and operate as a contact person of supervisory authority.

If you notice any deficiency or malpractice of data security or data protection, please contact the Data Protection Officer.

Pekka Koivaara

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Secretary for Interest Advocacy
Anti-Harassment Contact Person
tel. +358 50 535 3376, soko(at)isyy.fi

Secretary for Interest Advocacy is the Student Union’s expert in social and academic issues. He makes preparations for the Executive Board of the Student Union and takes care of electing student representatives of the University administration. You can contact him in issues concerning student rights, financing, teaching arrangements or student health care etc.

Everyone has a right to have a good and safe study environment. The Student Union harassment contact person is a person who deals with cases of student harassment. You can contact the harassment person in case you encounter bullying, discrimination, racism, sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior in the university. All contacts are confidential.

Hannele Mirola

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Office Secretary
tel. 050 341 6346, toimisto.joensuu(at)isyy.fi

Office Secretary is the person to contact in matters related to the Student Union membership, student cards and term stickers. She lends out sports equipment for ISYY members and sells overall badges and tickets to ISYY sports afternoon activities. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Juho Mutanen

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Secretary for Recreation and Sports Affairs
tel. +358 50 346 9620, vapaa-aika(at)isyy.fi

Secretary for Recreation and Sports Affairs organises and develops academic sports services at Joensuu campus. He also produces some sports events such as Sports Afternoon and coordinates Sports Tutoring at Joensuu campus. He is the contact person for student organisations, campus organisations and student clubs and participates in producing communications of the Student Union.

You can ask the Secretary for Recreation and Sports Affairs anything about sports services, student organisations, campus organisations, student clubs and/or communications.

Heli Siponen

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Secretary for International Affairs
tel. +358 50 346 9159, kv.joensuu(at)isyy.fi
Facebook: Heli International-Joensuu Siponen

ISYY Secretary for International Affairs (Joensuu campus) is interested in anything and everything to do with international mobility. She is the person to contact in matters related to English language communications (including the Weekly Feed newsletter), information and arrival services (welcome bags, survival packages, Student Union (ISYY) memberships), leisure activities and student advocacy. She also works very closely with the ISYY international club ESN Joensuu that aims to bring Finnish and international students closer together.

If you have any questions/problems related to your studies (or life in general), please get in touch, Heli will always do her best to help you.

Kuopio campus

Mikko Aaltonen

Specialist (Academic and Social Affairs)
tel. +358 44 576 8414, koso(at)isyy.fi

Facebook: Edunvalvonta Sopo Isyy

Specialist (Academic and Social Affairs) is the Student Union’s expert in social and academic issues. He makes preparations for the Executive Board of the Student Union and takes care of electing student representatives of the University administration. You can contact him in issues concerning student rights, financing, teaching arrangements or student health care etc.

Roosa Hänninen

Specialist (Organisational Affairs)
tel. +358 44 576 8419, jarjestoasiantuntija(at)isyy.fi
Facebook: Järjestöasiantuntija Isyy Kuopio

Specialist for Organisational Affairs gives out term stickers, Sport stickers, parking permits and student calendars. At the Student Union office, you can get your survival package, Lukema’s key, rent the band room, board games and some other equipment. You can also buy tickets for Henry’s pub gigs, and to some other events.

Heljä Koistinen

Communications Planner
tel. +358 44 576 8426, tiedotus(at)isyy.fi
Facebook: Tiedotussihteeri Isyy

Communications Planner (former Secretary for Communications) is the Student Union’s communications professional. She informs Student Union members and the media of topical issues, develops ISYY’s communications channels as well as gives advice and helps in questions related to communications.

You can contact the Communications Planner in case:
– you have questions related to ISYY’s communication channels or ideas on how to develop them
– you need help or advice on matters related to communications
– you have material to be published on ISYY’s weekly newsletters or other communication channels

Erja Leinonen

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Accountant
tel. +358 44 576 8423, erja.leinonen(at)isyy.fi

Accountant takes care of the Student Union’s bookkeeping, accounts receivable and payable as well as calculation of salaries. You can contact her, for example, if you need help with handling finances of Student Union’s club.

Annika Rajasalo

Coordinator of International Affairs and Administration,
Anti-Harassment Contact Person

tel. +358 44 576 8413, kv.kuopio(at)isyy.fi
Facebook: Annika International-Kuopio Rajasalo

ISYY’s Coordinator of International Affairs and Administration (Kuopio campus), job description includes booking the ISYY ’s  accommodation (Lukema) and Tiukanlinna, organising events and educational courses, and helping to coordinate Kuopio campus tutoring. She is interested in anything and everything to do with international mobility. You can contact her in matters related to arrival services (welcome bags, survival packages, Student Union (ISYY) memberships), English language communications (including the Weekly Feed newsletter), information and student advocacy.

The Coordinator of International Affairs and Administration works also closely with ESN KISA (Kuopio International Student’s Association) that aims to bring international and Finnish students closer together. If you have any questions/problems related to issues mentioned above or maybe to your studies (or life in general), please get in touch!

Everyone has a right to have a good and safe study environment. The Student Union harassment contact person is a person who deals with cases of student harassment. You can contact the harassment person in case you encounter bullying, discrimination, racism, sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior in the university. All contacts are confidential.

Sirpa Risto

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University Sports Coordinator
+ 358 440 628731, liikuntasuunnittelija.kuopio(at)isyy.fi
Facebook: Sirpa Risto (Liikuntasuunnittelija Paristo)

The Sports Coordinator coordinates and plans UEF’s and Savonia’s SYKETTÄ sports programmes  for students and staff at the Kuopio campus. together with the University sports planner. She is responsible for the finances of the SYKETTÄ programme from budgeting to securing funding. She finds partners and takes care of stakeholder relationships as well as works as the manager of the sports instructors.

Terhi Valtanen

Kiosk worker
tel. 044 576 8429, terhikvaltanen(at)gmail.com