During every spring semester new student representatives for the coming academic year are elected. On 25 May we announced the eager fighters for students’ interests for the coming year.

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…

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?

See what has UTSU’s Board been up to in the autumn semester. All of the interesting and useful in small and easy-to-read bits!

From April 19, all students of the University of Tartu will again be able to apply for student representative in their institute or faculty. The new representatives for the coming academic year will be announced on May 25.

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.

The University of Tartu Student Union cares about your health and the Union Office has decided to postpone all events planned within a month. 

Newest information https://www.terviseamet.ee/en/covid19

We hope to see you soon, happy and healthy!

February has been a really busy month — first we had to power through the exam session, later at the end of the month, several discussions on educational policy took place. Among other things, we discussed the career model and quality of studies satisfaction surveys.