The development workgroup is probably in the most cornered position with the current corona situation. But let’s play a game, let’s pretend there is no pandemic.
The university has a number of different legal acts and good practices for the well-being of the entire academic family. But as the world around us evolves and changes constantly, these acts and practices need to be reviewed from time to time. Who would have thought that different interpretations of the same problem by one or the other institution could have such a butterfly effect…
For the thoughts and concerns to reach the student union, the students have to know who are their representatives. So, we made it our goal in the fall to set up independent information boards in the study buildings that introduce the student representatives and spread their messages.
The student representatives are good, sharp, versatile students to whom you can turn with your thoughts and worries at any time and throughout your studies, unlike the tutors. No topic is too small, from making the study buildings cosier to larger issues with the organisation of studies. But how does a student council work and function? We asked the student representatives of the Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics.
The Student Union joins the active students who want to contribute to the students’ wellbeing either inside the university or at the national level of Estonia’s higher education. It’s possible to carry a role in advocating or educational policy on multiple levels.
University of Tartu is one of the nine European universities taking part in the three-year-long project of ENLIGHT. Every year the ENLIGHT project, which centres around students and international co-operation, has a theme. This time around, it is “inclusivity”. To gather momentum on the university level, we have also decided to partake with an educational policy campaign of our own centred around the same theme – “inclusivity”.
UTSU is currently working on quite a few big and important projects. Already in the previous monthly newsletter, we highlighted the educational policy campaign “Inclusivity”, updating study areas, the university in motion and the student app. Big projects take time. But still – what’s the score?