TSU will support student and volunteer media projects with grants

Tomsk State University held the Rector's Grants, a competition of student-created socially significant projects. Seven students will receive financial and administrative support to implement their ideas aimed at improving the social environment in the University and the city.

The competition was held in the priority areas of career and employment, the development of student government, leisure and creativity, patriotism and tolerance, sports and a healthy lifestyle, student and information resources, and volunteerism. The jury chose the 7 most promising applications out of 18. They will receive grants from 20,000 to 135,000 rubles.

The project “Volunteer Practices” by Anastasia Omarova (Faculty of Psychology) implies close collaboration between student volunteers and urban non-commercial organizations. The language school “International Volunteer” (Andrey Kravchenko, Faculty of Psychology) will conduct classes for those who want to go to a volunteer camp abroad, and international students will attend these lessons.

The club of biological tournaments “Synthesis” organizes specialized championships for university students (Vladislav Sokolenko, Biological Institute). The project “Up!” by Natalia Krivoshapkina (Faculty of Philosophy) involves the organization of a festival of children's creativity for orphans and children from social rehabilitation centres.

- Students spend most of their time at the university and every day they generate a huge number of ideas for improving it. Those who are ready to implement these ideas have received our support, - says Vyacheslav Dil, head of the Department of Social and Youth Policy. - We hope that our competition will help beginners to realize their potential, and also will help more experienced participants to reach a qualitatively new level.

The support was also given to the projects “Coach-Friend” (Vladislav Perminov, Biological Institute), student newspaper “Biosphere” (Yevgenia Soboleva, Biological Institute), and the TSU student media editorial (Taisia Schelkanova, Faculty of Journalism).