All people are welcome to join ESN Joensuu! If you are a student at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), you can join ESN Joensuu only by joining the Student Union. Others can join by buying the ESNcard. Read more below.
ESN Joensuu is an organisation under the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY). This means that any ISYY member is also an ESN Joensuu member – both Finnish and international students! Hence, if you have paid your Student Union membership fee then you are a member of ESN Joensuu.
How can you check if you have joined the Student Union?
If you have a plastic student card with a valid term sticker and the ISYY logo that means you are a member of ISYY. Also, if you use the Frank app instead of the plastic student card and your app shows it's valid for the semester, you are a member of ISYY. Another way to check your Student Union membership is to check what your WebOodi profile says or send an email to email@example.com with your student number and ask. You can also pop into the Student Union office and ask the staff.
If you have not joined the Student Union yet, you can find instructions on how to become a member on ISYY’s webpage.
The Student Union office
Address: Haltia building, 2nd floor, Yliopistokatu 7, 80100 Joensuu
Mondays and Tuesdays: 10-15
You can also buy an ESNcard from the Student Union office at a discounted price (5€). The ESNcard card is valid for one year and entitles you to local, national and international discounts, such as GLS parcels and flight discounts with Ryanair. Check out our latest discounts at ESNcard.org. If you wish to buy the ESNcard, please bring a small photo (max. 2,5cm width x 3,5cm length) of your face with you for the card.
Students from other Universities, such as Karelia, or even non-students can become our members by buying the ESNcard. The ESNcard costs 10€ and is available at the Student Union office (Haltia building, Yliopistokatu 7) in Joensuu. Please bring a small photo (max. 2,5cm width x 3,5cm length) of your face with you for the card.
The ESNcard card is valid for a year and entitles you to attend any events of ESN Joensuu and ESN Finland. The card also entitles you to local, national and international discounts, such as GLS parcels and flight discounts with Ryanair. Check out our latest discounts at ESNcard.org.
There are two ways you can get invovled with us if you wish for a more active role in our club; become an active member and a board member.
Active members help the board to organise events when they have time. They do not have to help during every event. Active members have a few perks compared to regular members. For example, they can buy an ESNcard and overalls at a discounted price and they can become group leaders for our trips! You can become an active member by contacting us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by coming to our General Meeting or our regular board meetings.
We have three boards throughout the academic year: one in autumn, one in spring and one in summer. If you want to join our board, you will have to attend our General Meeting that is held in the beginning of each semester. In the General Meeting, all applicants have a chance to tell why they should be a member of the board and then the members are chosen by voting. Board members are responsible for organising events and each member has additional responsibilities according to their position. Board members have some benefits too; for example, they can buy an ESNcard and overalls at a discounted price and they can become group leaders for our trips!