Student associations receive funding for their activities
Bratislava, 5 December 2022: The student associations at Comenius University Bratislava will share 25,000 euros this year. Students could apply for grants towards their extracurricular activities in the fields of education, sports or community building. The university approved 19 grant applications out of the total 26 received. Supporting students is one of the priorities of the current rector Marek Števček, who launched this scheme two years ago.
By: Cu External Relations Office
One of the projects which received support is the TROJSTEN association operating at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics. It will use the grant to restore existing and purchase new technical equipment, to be used during its training sessions and competitions.
The Slovak Association of Dentistry Students will use the grant money to buy virtual reality equipment, enabling the association to improve the quality of its extensive educational and awareness-raising activities. The equipment will be installed in the association’s meeting room and will help develop educational activities for students.
Department of Zoology of the Faculty of Natural Sciences wants to publish a brief manual for the construction of various types of birdhouses, describing the most common types of cavity nesters using each type of birdhouse, and explaining how to maintain and properly place the birdhouses.
The university also decided to support the 2023 Career Days of Pharmacists organized by the Slovak Association of Pharmacy Students. The goal of the event is to introduce career opportunities to pharmacy students, to mediate the initial contacts of future employees with their employers, and promote career opportunities at distribution or pharmaceutical companies.
SEJK – The Association of Hungarian Medics in Bratislava will use the financial support to organise popular and successful events, develop new educational visions, buy books for the association’s library and procure teaching aids for the surgical suturing course.
Last year, the university approved grants to the Gymnik folk art ensemble who bought costumes and organised an event to celebrate its 60th anniversary; the Association of Bratislava Medics to buy professional equipment or the Družba 17 Boxing Association which bought sport equipment for its gym.
"We are pleased that even in these difficult times we can support our student associations, which are doing a great job. They show us that university study is not only about lectures and lab classes, but also about self-actualisation by trying to make the world around you better. We do our best to give support to such activities, because they are an inherent part of our university world." said the rector of Comenius University Marek Števček.