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The first open day has took place in the Tomsk State Pedagogical University. On the threshold of the Teacher’s day school students Tomsk and Tomsk region as well as graduated of the University along with the local authorities and representatives of educational organizations have gathered at the TSPU’s assembly hall.

The future students have received good advice about how important is to pick a profession that would fit one’s wish, opportunities and needs. And the former students of the TSPU have told about the teaching trades and revealed how the university had helped them to achieve such a high skill in their profession. Teachers have mentioned the opportunities that university gives to its students: trainings abroad, special events that develop professional skills (e.g. «Pedagogical debut»). They also have paid special attention to the high social status of the TSPU graduates in professional society: «The City authorities value TSPU graduates because they have received an excellent classic education and know their methodology perfectly – said Olga Vladimirovna Oboyanzeva, the graduate of the faculty of elementary education. – man can’t enjoy every single position, but teacher’s position is an exception». Former students have shared some stories with the applicants: about working in rural schools and creativity that should be put in every lesson. Irina Borisovna Grabcevich, the head of the education department of the Tomsk region, made some points about the support of the young teachers and challenges of the work «It is not an easy work – rather it is a great duty to educate ad up bring children. It is exactly such kind of thing that they will teach you in the TSPU».

 During the meeting applicants have found out that:

  • TSPU is considered as the university with the best youth policy;
  • Students from 13 countries are currently studying at the TSPU;
  • The university has prepared around 145 thousands of various specialists;
  • TSPU is ranked as one of the Russia’s leading pedagogical universities;

And many other facts.

Schoolchildren were surprised when they have been told about the opportunity to become participants of the TSPU events, which are carried especially to help the children to join the university in advance. After the solemn part, the applicants went to the faculty meetings, where they talked with the deans and activists of the selected faculties, asked questions and received the most detailed answers.