Until 2016, PUEB had no organisation for the English students. This is why the uPoznan was established. uPoznan had no experience, no capital and no pre-defined standard but a few good
people who wanted to help our students with their day-to-day challenges. Within
our many limitations, over the year, we have realised a few initiatives. Some
of them were appreciated highly & some of them could have been done
In cooperation with the Center for Studies in English, uPoznan has realised all of their initials goals. Until now, uPoznan's most notable achievements are:
1. Developing the digital profile of students and student mentors;
Orientation Day which includes PUEB campus tour and Poznan City orientation
through a game, facilitating students to open bank accounts and buying health
insurance at our campus, presenting what to do in the city of Poznan and also
how to use the public transport in Poznan by a representative from Poznan City
Hall and offering the immigration supports by the Migrant Info Point;
a welcome party for the newcomers;
Immigration Day which includes presenting the rules and regulations concerning foreigners
living in Poland by the representatives from Poznan Immigration Office and Border Guard Authority; presenting the safety
matters related to foreigners’ living in Poznan by the Poznan Police Authority
and also the potential danger of sexual harassment in Poland; and filling the
form for legalising and extending foreigners’ stay in Poland;
students to Factory Outlet in Lubon;
an international tour to Berlin, Germany;
cultural event, named uPoznan Culture Vibe;
an international Christmas dinner;
a pre-exam stress relief meeting;
exam integration meeting;
Photoshoot for PUEB’s promotional activities;
beer company, Lech Brewery, visit in Poznan;
party along with PUEB’s Student Parliament and ESN;
to organise 2 open lectures at PUEB on ‘Corruption and Robbery’ and ‘Robin Hood's
Filming in Colour for PUEB’s promotional activities.
from a few activities mentioned above, these initiatives were taken for the
first time at our university.
Beside these, the most
notable initiative the uPoznan has taken is mentoring the new arrivals. Though
it is a new initiative, currently, 16 uPoznan mentors have been providing
supports to 56 international students out of 76 new recruits for the 2016-2017
academic year. However, we could not reach to all the first year students because many of them either had their own
mentors provided by their agents or did not respond to our communications.
a regular basis, uPoznan communicates with its members and inform all the
important information relating to their studies at our university and living in
Poznan and Poland. It also runs a birthday greeting programme, named BirthDayFication,
and try to publish a birthday greeting card on their birthdays.
Under CSE’s auspices, uPoznan has
also conducted 3 different surveys and prepared two reports, namely ‘CSE Satisfaction Survey Report: Winter
Semester of 2016-2017 academic year’ and ‘Xenophobia in Poland: Center
for Studies in English Report’.
If you have the similar mentality, please join us. Together, let us make the internationals’ living in
Poznan a memorable one.