Gain Credits and Experience through Project Activities
Have you ever wanted to apply your academic knowledge in the real world? Or try your hand at a different area of study? Even if you just want to test your skills and knowledge, you can do all of these things at HSE University by engaging in project activities.
What are project activities?
Project activities are an obligatory element of all HSE University bachelor’s programmes (the timing and volume of project activities are outlined in the curricula of each specific educational programme). They give students a chance to gain extra credits and apply their knowledge to practical tasks. Project activities are an opportunity to utilise the knowledge, skills and abilities acquired during training to set and solve practical problems that can be both academic and applied in nature. Students of all academic years and educational programmes can participate in project activities, depending on the requirements of the project.
Project activities can differ in terms of:
The degree of practical or research components (applied projects, research projects)
Number of participants (individual, group projects)
Areas of activity (interdisciplinary projects, monodisciplinary projects)
Project venues (local, regional, interregional, international projects)
Duration (short-term, long-term)
How do I apply for project activities?
You can find and apply to relevant and open project activities through the HSE Project Fair.
The Project Fair webpage lets you choose your campus and the type of projects you are looking for. The filters will help you find the most suitable project. You can also choose and filter project activities through the HSE Application on your phone.
Why should I apply for a project activity?
Apart from the fact that some projects are an obligatory part of educational standards at HSE University, it is also a great opportunity to gain extra credits for your studies. It is an amazing chance to engage yourself in different fields of activity. Participation in project activities is an opportunity to meet new people, find friends, build a network and even find a mentor. It is also a chance to gain new hard and soft skills, which are vital in the 21st century. The opportunities are endless—it all depends on where your interests lie.
Yesuigen Tsogjavkhlan, 2nd-year student of the Bachelor’s programme ‘Public Policy and Analytics’
I took one mandatory project activity worth five credits and another one worth three credits. I was looking for ways to diversify my student life, and project activity is one of them. I searched for activities I could get involved in through the HSE mobile application and found one that perfectly matched my skills. If you are looking for some project activities, you should read the descriptions and requirements very carefully and take into account how much time you can or are willing to spend on a project.
For me, project activity was a way to gain extra credits this academic year, which I am very grateful for. With the help of the two project activities I've had this year, I have been able to reflect on myself and my strengths and weaknesses. For example, I realised that I lack communication skills and need to learn how to prioritise my tasks. It sounds very simple, doesn’t it? But to be honest, I used to think that I had these skills before I got involved in the projects.
Project activities come in many shapes and forms. You can test your knowledge and skills in a field you are familiar with or dive into a new one you have never even considered before. You will grow academically and personally, and maybe learn a thing or two about yourself. Don’t be afraid to try something new—the results might pleasantly surprise you!
Text by Yesuigen Tsogjavkhlan