New academic year has started at TSPU
Around one thousand of first-year students from Russia and abroad have started their student life at TSPU on the first of September. Traditionally a new academic year has started with a vast cultural program. Festive events have begun with dean greetings and performances by each of the ten faculties: first-year students have received answers on their questions as well as information on the key points if the education process, gotten to know supervisors that will help students to familiarize themselves with TSPU environment.
In scope of the festive events Valeri Vladimirovich Obukhov has congratulated students along with the representatives of regional and municipal administration: deputy governor of Tomsk region for domestic policy S. Ilinykh, deputy for scientific and educational complex and innovation policy M. Sonkin, Head of the Department of General Education of the Tomsk region I. Grabtsevich, Head of the Department of Education of Tomsk Administration A. Vasilyev and a member of the Board of Trustees Chair of TSPU S. Avtomonov. Guests have wished students productive scientific work and active student life.
The annual city tour “Tomsk route” became a central event for freshmen came abroad. Intellectual sport game, that helps students to acquaint with the city, its history and culture, this year took place for 11th time. Each of the stations of the route not only told students about Tomsk, but also about the history of the Tomsk Pedagogical University in the events, personalities and dates.
According to the tradition, each team has to complete a unique route, while performing creative tasks: doing the dance, writing a poem, and even interviewing citizens. Only three teams were managed to overcome obstacles of the route in winning time and received souvenirs and useful gifts. Shared his impressions of the route covered students could during the festive picnic. Later students got an opportunity to relax and share their impressions during the festive picnic.
At the end of the day, a dance floor in the open air was organized special for the students and staff of Tomsk State Pedagogical University. The well-known Tomsk cover bands congratulated the representatives of the university with song, completing the Knowledge Day.