According to Trine, the main focus is on developing the organization’s culture. “One would think that all representatives feel like members of the organization, but unfortunately, this is not the case,” she says, which is why it is important to offer opportunities for meetups and socializing. After all, UTSU is an organization that unites almost 150 potential friends!
The film and board game evenings launched last academic year became a tradition in their own right. The sofas, ottomans, beanbag chairs and kitchenette in the “office” of the Student Union, Tõllakuur, which is located right next to the main building, made it quite cosy, and watching movies or playing games together was mega fun. Discussion evenings were also organized on exciting and, of course, student-related topics under the collective name “UTSU presents”.
In the autumn, even before the restrictions came into force, we also went to EscapeTartu, where the representatives were divided into teams and measured up in solving puzzles and getting out of the rooms. The winners were Taavo Tähtjärv from the Monitoring Committee, Anton Žatkin from the Faculty of Science and Technology Student Council, Annabel Raudsepp from the Institute of Chemistry and Kärt Soieva from the Institute of Physics Student Council, who escaped from the Bank Robbery Room 25 minutes before the end.