Dear Student

This time we summarize the whole year with a beautiful infographic. We compiled interesting statistics about where UTSU was and what did we do, and surprisingly, some of the numbers came in quite powerful. Enjoy the read!

Being a student representative alongside studying is worth a thousand praises and it’s no secret that the spring of 2020 has been a challenge on its own. We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their contribution, and as a result, we have developed a system for recognizing representatives, which we are implementing for the first time this year.

On 4 June, the UT Student Parliament elected Karl Lembit Laane to be the next Chairman of the UT Student Body. His mandate begins on 1 July.

We are pleased to say that we’re only a step away from the end of spring semester and school year. Final efforts before the summer, which will hopefully let us to move around without restrictions and allow us to be social.

One of the busiest months of the year for USTU is undoubtedly May, and it’s time to sum it up.

The beginning of the union after the War of Independence was not easy. The front lines of WWI had scattered teaching aids of the University of Tartu all over the place but still students fought and stood for their rights and opportunities in these circumstances, trying to better their learning environment.

By the end of April, we are getting somewhat used to the new reality. Although similarly to the student body as a whole, we at the Union also feel tense and tired, we have created a routine for ourselves and redesigned our workflow to allow us to continue representing students even in this peculiar situation.

Altogether, there are nearly 150 representatives and the contribution of each of them is valuable. If you feel that you have the enthusiasm to stand for the rights and well-being of your peers and create change already during your studies, run to become a student representative. In return you get valuable connections, a large group of friends and an experience beneficial later in life.

Dear student,  

Last month’s events were unexpected for all of us and since 12 March, we have been living in a new world. Since a nation-wide state of emergency was declared, we have had to react fast and re-organise our lives, both at school and at work. We can say that in spite of the ban on gatherings, we have plenty of assignments on our hands and a lot to share with you from the month of March.

Unfortunately as a lot of gatherings, the discussion evening “Current trends in Estonian Higher Education” planned for 18 March has also faced the fate of being cancelled. Studying has been fully transferred to e-learning and most of us find themselves indoors but the world doesn’t stop. To keep you up to date with current situation in Estonian higher education we have put together a graphic summary for you!

Studies at the University of Tartu will continue but in a different form. E-learning can and must be done in high quality.