Entries by Silja Madison

The Student Union Board candidates

As of July 1, 2021, a new board will take office for the next two years, consisting of the Chairperson of the Student Body and two Vice-Chairpersons. The application took place from 19 May to 2 June and was submitted by four students, whose motivation letter and election platform can be found below.

About the new Study Regulations

On 28 May, the new Study Regulations (SR) were approved by the Senate and they will enter into force on 30 August. The SR are the most important bylaws governing studies and UTSU also proposed several amendments to the document. Here is a short overview of the changes we should rejoice over as students, changes that make us wary and proposals we will continue fighting for in the future.

UTSU recognises – spring 2021

Our diligent student representatives nominated their outstanding fellow representatives to be recognised for their spring semester’s actions and contributions. In total, the representatives were recognised in six categories, and special recognition was given out to our long-term representatives.

Workgroups: communication

The student representatives have to be visible so that the students know who they can turn to when they have some problems. And when a student does turn to their representative, they have to pass the concern on to the right place. The representative also has to take care that important information would move in the opposite direction – towards the student.

What prevents international students from integrating?

International students have an important role in Estonian universities by aiding the spread and development of science. Moreover, international students bring a fresh perspective and new methods and mechanisms to problem-solving. Not always, but sadly in many cases international students’ full potential remains unaccounted for due to the many difficulties that lie ahead when settling in Estonia.

UTSU in March

In March, multiple projects important to UTSU launched off the starting block, and hopefully, some of them will be realized already in the fall!