Oulu At Your Service

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The event will provide information on everyday life in Oulu for international students, exchange students, researchers, staff of the Universities, for family members and all others interested in getting tips on living in Oulu.

At the webinar, you will be informed about attractions in Oulu, what to do in your leisure time, where to study Finnish, where to buy tickets, where to get advice on employment, entrepreneurship etc. During the event, you can ask specific questions in the chat and get answers from experts in different fields.

You are warmly welcome to join the webinar!  Please register at www.lyyti.fi/reg/ouluinfo

Register and participate to the event and you will get the opportunity to win amazing prizes! Including 2 experience gift packages provided by VisitOulu that can be used either for a snowshoe trip, a fat bike trip or, for example, a restaurant dinner. Also, 10 other smaller prizes will be given by our partners. All the winners will be announced after the event on Monday 25th January. 

Programme 20.1.2021 klo 14-16

14.00-14.05 Opening of the event by Angela Suorsa

14.05-14.10 Opening words, Päivi Laajala, Mayor of the City of Oulu

14.10-14.15 Greetings from Jouko Niinimäki, Rector of the University of Oulu

14.15-14.25 The spirit of Oulu, Päivi Penttilä, Managing Director of VisitOulu

14.25-14.35 Oulu Tourist Information services 

14.35-14.45 Oulu10 services 

  • tickets for cultural events, theatre, bus transportation 
  • get a fishing license or book a place for your own urban garden 
  • ask about the different services provided by the City of Oulu

14.45-14.55 The services of the Villa Victor Multicultural Centre 

  • learn Finnish anytime, anywhere, free nonstop Finnish language courses  
  • guidance offered in your own language 

14.55-15.00 Greetings from Heidi Fagerholm, Rector of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences 

15.00-15.10 Youth Services of Oulu

  • lifestyle of young people 

15.10-15.20 Leisure time, sports and events                                                  

  • stay active in Oulu 
  • explore winter activities in Oulu
  • free courses: cross-country ski, skating, skating toboggan run etc.

15.20-15.30 Employment services  

  • are you looking for a job?  
  • when is the right time to contact the employment office before or after graduation?

15.30-15.35  TalentHub  

  • connect with local employers
  • help to develop the employability of international talent in Oulu

15.35-15.45 BusinessOulu and BusinessAsema  

  • start a business
  • what is new? One-window service, 4H Business Lab, 3D printing etc.
  • a co-creation platform for new solutions

15.45-16.00 Closing words, Vesa-Matti Sarenius, Director of Academic Affairs


Registration is open

The event is totally free for all. Book your place as soon as possible. Please, use a valid email address, you will receive a link for the event via email a few days in advance.

Register today: www.lyyti.fi/reg/ouluinfo


More information

You can also send your questions in advance to angela.suorsa@oulu.fi and get your questions answered during the event.

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Last updated: 12.1.2021