PSU Undergraduates Explore Russian Culture Through English Language

Looking for new friends? Interested in journalism? Want to practice your English language?

PSU College students have edited and published the College Guardian Bulletin, their local media source which helps them to tune to student activities, and more.

The Bulletin would be of an interest to both Russian and international students – covering a variety of cultural topics, helping to know Russia better.

The recent issue takes a close look at the national space industry, traditional Russian winter games, lifehacks on overcoming isolation, and secrets of world arts.

Please, read the College Guardian here

PSU International Students Join Medical Volunteers

Medical volunteers chose Perm State University as a place to run a round table with international students. On 30 November, the activists and audience discussed opportunities of foreign students in volunteering, regarding it as an excellent chance to meet the local Russian culture.

As a movement, the Medical Volunteers are famous for collaborating with more than 1,700 medical, educational, public and other organizations throughout Russia. The movement follows the mission of reviving the charity tradition and assisting health care at works.

To put it simple, what do medical volunteers do?

  • help at medical institutions;
  • teach the rules of first aid;
  • accompany sports and public events;
  • get engaged in prevention of diseases;
  • speak for and encourage blood and bone marrow donation;
  • promote healthy lifestyle;
  • carry out career guidance among schoolchildren.

The meeting at Perm State University ended with a motivational video about international medical volunteers, showing personal examples of how volunteering helped foreign students and served other’s inspiration. PSU students showed enthusiasm in running further projects in volunteering.

To remind, on 6-10 December, Perm Krai hosts Perm Forum of Public Activity and Volunteering, uniting educational institutions, non-profit organizations, social movements, public figures, business representatives, volunteers and all those involved, including active members of PSU community.

The All-Russian Public Movement of Medical Volunteers, started in 2013, is one of the largest voluntary healthcare organizations in Europe. With a support by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, it has more than 85 regional branches, uniting 86,000 people and providing aid for about 4 million Russians, annually.

Interested? Steps to Join Medical Volunteers

Eager to join the team and follow the Medical Volunteers mission?

1. Read the charter of the VOD “Medical Volunteers” in the document attached;

2. Make a decision to take responsibility for yourself, your team activity and beneficiaries;

3. Fill out the form following the link;

4. Register at: https://волонтеры-медики.рф/stat-volonterom/;

5. Also, register at a, which serves unified info platform for building volunteer activity, nationally;

6. Let us know about your desire to become a volunteer by contacting our activist Ksenia Kurginyan:;

7. Pass an interview and get your questions answered;

8. Do good deeds!

PSU Student Joins European Youth Press

Elina Gabdurazakova, a 4th year student at the Faculty of Philology, PSU, has become an exclusive representative of the Russian Federation at the General Assembly of the European Youth Press (EYP).

EYP is actively involved in discussions on standards of education in journalism and media policy, in the European Union and beyond. Elina’s name had been proposed by the Yunpress media agency and federal public organization, Russia.

“Representing Russia means people’s trust in me, I am very glad I was able to get 10 out of 13 votes, and become an EYP member. For the next two years, I will represent there the interests of Russian youth journalism. Having joined efforts with European colleagues, this is also a chance to reach for new horizons in professional activity,”

says Elina.

Annually, EYP members meet to discuss urgent issues and make important decisions. There, Elina had presented her speech in English, introducing herself and her professional intentions. The successful performance allowed her to join the EYP executive committee.

In December 2021, the first meeting of the new EYP members will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, where the roles and responsibilities of each national representative will be determined.

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