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.
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.
In Spring, you can join UTSU and run to become an institute or faculty representative, a member of the UT Senate or a representative at the General Assembly of the Federation of Estonian Student Unions.