UTSU Awards 2020

Being a student representative alongside studying is worth a thousand praises and it’s no secret that the spring of 2020 has been a challenge on its own. We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their contribution, and as a result, we have developed a system for recognizing representatives, which we are implementing for the first time this year. In the different categories, the student representatives were able to nominate each other themselves and the results are as follows.

Mega-Representative

TOIVO KIKKAS

Toivo Kikkas has been active as a student representative in the Institute, Faculty and Senate, participated in the work of the UT Research Library Council, and was one of the two student representatives in the UT Development Plan Committee. Always discussing and providing valuable input, he is not just a member of UTSU — Toivo Kikkas is a mega-representative.

Spirit of UTSU (individual recognition)

JOOSEP HEINSALU

Joosep Heinsalu is insanely hardworking and always cheerful. He infects everyone around him with positivity and keeps up the spirit of everyone. Joosep always has the courage to take on both substantive issues and communication, and he does all this with unwavering consistency.

Spirit of UTSU (team recognition)

THE INSTITUTE OH MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS STUDENT COUNCIL

The unity and enthusiasm of the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics Student Council can also be seen by outsiders. They are always present at both work related and social meetings, and active communication extends beyond the Institute’s Council and meetings with the Faculty Student Council. Always ready to come along, always at the forefront. This is the  Institute of Mathematics and Statistics Student Council.

Deed of the Year

TÜÜE 100 BOOK

Could there be a deed more closely related to UTSU than writing and capturing its history? Maybe. But today it is the book compiled to celebrate the centenary of UTSU. Hereby we thank Toivo Kikkas and Janet Laidla for their contribution.

EVALUATION OF E-LEARNING

Student representatives of the Faculty of Medicine Student Council initiated the gathering of feedback on e-learning during the emergency situation. Not only did the entire university, but also Tallinn University and the Estonian University of Life Sciences take their example. Thanks to the quick response, students were able to continue learning in the best possible way and the information collected is also useful for the future.

Nose for Innovation

ILMAR UDUSTE

Ilmar Uduste has taken the communication of the Institutes’ and the Faculty of Science and Technology Student Council to a whole new level. This year, the Councils have met and discussed topics regularly. And had pizza. Ilmar takes ALL institutes as his own, is prepared for meetings and is able to point out weaknesses, while also offering solutions.

KAREL PAAN

Karel Paan is not afraid to speak out his ideas for innovation. Even the ones that would never-ever, at first glance, seem to get approval. But in the same way, never-ever, he will not be discouraged and will continue to go forward with them. Karel is always present, always active. Thanks to him, we also have a new website. Karel is the leader for innovation.

Hardest Working Team of the Year

THE INSTITUTE OF CLINICAL MEDICINE STUDENT COUNCIL

The hardest working team is the Institute of Clinical Medicine Student Council. They work day and night to keep their institute’s students satisfied and informed. They are always active and thoughtful in terms of both the quality of teaching and logistical issues. It’s no secret — the Student Council of the Institute of Clinical Medicine is an example for everyone.

THE NARVA COLLEGE STUDENT COUNCIL

The Narva College Student Council has been active in governing the development trends of the college as well as organizing events. They are  living proof that being far from Tartu does not prevent anyone from maintaining active communication with UTSU, which is also proved by their participation in every event. In a short time, they have made themselves visible in the college by promoting both the quality of studies and the general learning environment. The number of both candidates and electors during UTSU’s elections indicate the good work of the Student Council of Narva.

External Helper

JULIUS JUURMAA

Julius Juurmaa has provided invaluable assistance to the Faculty of Medicine Student Council, enabled the arrangement of the environment for medical students’ synopsis and set out a series of brilliant ideas for improving the university. Julius Juurmaa, a veteran of the Student Council of the Faculty of Medicine, is a wonderful person and an example! Thank you!

AUNE VALK,

THE VICE RECTOR OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Despite the fact that the positions of UTSU and Aune are not always similar in matters of study quality, Aune is ready to cooperate and she communicates with students as equals. Whether the topic is studying, graduation ceremonies or even the worries of a single student, Aune is always there for both students and UTSU!