The University participated at Gaudeamus and Akadémia fairs

During the autumn months, the University of Pardubice participated at higher and lifelong education fairs Gaudeamus both in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia. In October, representatives of all faculties presented the university in Nitra, Slovakia, and in November the University had its presentation in Brno, Czech Republic. The Faculty of Chemical Technology not only participated at both events, as the only faculty of the university it also had a stand at Akadémia 2014, an international education fair in Bratislava, Slovakia.
 
The Gaudeamus fairs offer information on further study opportunities to students of final years at high schools. One hundred and sixty-two institutions were present at the Nitra fair, offering a combined total of over three thousand study programmes taught at Slovak and Czech universities. More than eight thousand prospective students attended the Nitra fair this year.
 
“Slovak students have always been the most numerous international student group at the University of Pardubice. Our university is attractive to students from Slovakia because of its wide range of study programmes and fields, good transport accessibility, and affordable study and living costs,” said Mgr. Ivana Švecová, head of Education and Study Agenda Department.
 
More than eight thousand prospective students attended the Nitra fair this year.
Photo: Archive of the University of Pardubice
 
Third place in Best Stand poll
The university was successful again, just like last year, at the Brno Gaudeamus fair, which took place on 4th-7th November. Its presentation stand placed third in a competition of numerous other institutions. This success follows up on an even greater achievement from a year ago, when the University of Pardubice stand won first place based on a poll among fair visitors.
 
Photo: Archive of the University of Pardubice
 
Representatives of all seven faculties provided those interested with detailed information on study opportunities and entrance examinations for 2015/16. Visitors could personally consult their questions directly at the stand with representatives of individual faculties and they also had a chance to participate in “science in practice” experiments and tutorials under the supervision of experts from the university. “Visitors were invited to do various chemical experiments, test how hard concrete is or try to set up a rail. They played games with numbers and fractals, or experimented with high voltage. On top of that, they could try to restore a missing part of a statue or decipher historical inscriptions. The presentation also included demonstrations of paramedic intervention and visitors were given a chance to try giving first aid under the supervision of skilled medical personnel,” says Mgr. Švecová about the popular educative programme.
Prospective students also received various leaflets and brochures containing information on studying in Pardubice and entrance exams specifications, and were invited to attend informative talks which took place every day in one of the pavilions.
 
Akadémia fair in Bratislava
 
The Akadémia fair in Bratislava is one of the largest fairs of higher education in Slovakia. The Faculty of Chemical Technology used the three October days to present various fields prospective students may study at the faculty.
 
“This was the thirteenth time the Faculty of Chemical Technology participated at the Akadémia fair and just like in previous years our doctoral students and academic staff offered information not only on studying at the faculty but also on other programmes at the university. Visitors were most interested in the study programme Special Chemical and Biological Programmes (study fields Clinical Biology and Chemistry and Laboratory Assistant), and in the study programme Pharmacochemistry and Medicinal Materials. Among other faculties, visitors asked especially about the Faculty of Health Studies and its study field Professional Rescuer. Simple physical experiments were also a part of our presentation,” said Ing. Iva Ulbrichová, CSc., public relations coordinator for the  Akadémia fair.
 
Photo: Archive of the University of Pardubice
 
The Faculty of Chemical Technology has a long tradition in teaching chemistry, technological, and chemical-biological disciplines. It participated in the fair for the thirteenth time and presented a wide range of study programmes and fields offering the opportunity to spend three or five years at one of the most modern campuses in the Czech Republic.
 
Bc. Věra Přibylová
Department of Promotion and Public Relations of the University of Pardubice