Category Summer University Project

Open Call for 30th Anniversary of SU Project Team

#WHAT 30th anniversary Summer University Project Team Open Call
#HOW Application form
#DEADLINE 22th of January

Dear Network,

2018 is here already, and do you know what this means? SUMMER UNIVERSITY TURNS 30 YEARS OLD!
For this we would like to organise something special, because it is not every day that the most loved and appreciated project in AEGEE reaches its 30 years!
In order to make the celebration a reality, we are looking for a project team that is willing to dedicate their time to it this year. This means that you should be dedicated and motivated to spend time working with an international team, spread all over Europe – that means Mails, Skype calls, Google Docs… a unique and awesome experience! You will work in cooperation with SUCT and CD.

What we need?

~Project Manager

~Conte...

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SUbmissions of SUs has Started!

Dear Network,

SUCT 2015-2016 is proud to announce the start of SUbmissions of Summer Universities 2016! Personally, we are very excited and are waiting for your SUs since we know that you are the ones to change someone’s lives :) So the more amazing SUs we have – the more amazing and happy AEGEEans will spread the idea of #summerofyourlife afterwards!

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Also we want to help you with organizing a bit. Check our brand new website aegee.org/suwhere you will find lots of useful information. For instance, on guidelines page you will find links and descriptions to:

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SUPS: Summer University POWER School

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Even though the abbreviation stands for Summer University Project School, it sure is the power source for the organizers of Summer Universities.

For 11 years this great school has educated AEGEEans to make them better organizers, helpers and even participants. All those years countless benefits are provided to the project especially last year: all newly elected SUCT members were the participants of SUPS Izmir’14!

As the project develops itself year by year changes and improvements are inevitable. Among the many highlights of this year there are: GREEN SU, more Action Agenda ACTivities, inclusion of disabled people, extra award categories. As Outgoing Responsibles are the best allies of the project, their duties and importance are revised and strengthened as well.

Of course it is no...

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Are you ready for an aweSUme SUmmer?

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As this year will be the year of the unusual we did an unuSUal meeting, which (unlike the others) took place in Budapest. The center of Europe, city of ravishing bridges and lights. Our active team members were running from one event to another and 2 of them arrived from PRES in Poznan. Other 3 members were getting ready for the Network Meeting in the city. We made an apartment our home and did not let ourselves out for two whole days in order to prepare the most unforgettable SUmmer experience for all AEGEEans.

 

Georgia, our sweetheart project manager, was the last one to arrive and it was her birthday just a couple of days ago. We wanted to give her a proper gift and prepared her a SUrprise birthday party...

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Being SUCT: Revealing all secrets!

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 There is plenty of time before upcoming Spring Agora Cagliari 2014 and a lot of people who willing to apply and have a lot of questions about how to be SUCT member. We decided to telll all the secrets and hopefully it will be sign for many of ambitious members to apply for the next board! 


Francesca 
Russo, 26, AEGEE-Padova, Project Manager.


What are your responsibilities in the team and how much time does it take?

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I’m the coordinator of the work of all SUCT. It means setting objectives for the year, deadlines and checking that everything is done according to them, properly and on time. If there are problems inside or outside the team I should cooperate with the team and fix them.

It’s a constant work: I should be always reachable and ready give suggestions and answers...

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Why evaluation is important?

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Although it’s the first day of autumn, there are some Summer Universities that still continue! The last one, organized by AEGEE-Leon, «On the Way of St. James vol.4: Looking to the south», AEGEE-Istanbul and AEGEE-Izmir «TURCOPERATION: SUltans on the Way» and the very last one by AEGEE-Tekirdag, «Survivor in Thrace» that will end on 8th of September. But there is something that better not to put off till tomorrow, or the last day of the deadline – evaluation of Summer University by participants.

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This is how organizers ask participants to evaluate Summer University. 

Summer University Coordination Team would like to explain why it is so important for us, for organizers and for participants as well!

So, talking about us, SUCT, it’s quite easy – our main task is to check and help...

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Perfect participant: how to become one?

So, you are participant this time. First time or not, but these advice are useful for everyone!

Remember that all organizers are volunteers

Despite the fact that participants are paying the fee in order to attend Summer University, there is no such thing as salary for organizers. All money is paid to cover the costs of lodging, transport, food, entrances to museums and clubs and other things.  The only thing they will receive in return is experience which is priceless and your personal evaluation.

7CW2mdCBe the part of the group and socialize

When it is your first Summer University you might be surprised by the fact that participants spend almost all the time with the group...

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Perfect organizer: mother, brother, best friend and psycologist

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There is a moment when you organize your first, second, third summer university and feel that you became so close with your participants as they are your own kids. You sacrifice your time, your nerves, even your personal life sometimes to make everything perfect and satisfy them. And at the same time you are ready to kill them all when they are asking you obvious questions.

We are all perfectionists and most of us are ready to die but organize the best Summer University ever so coffee and energizers become your best friends few days before and during the project. But you have to remember that physically you cannot control everything and stay awake 24 hours  7 days a week. Your health is more important than anything else. It’s possible to have a rest during SU...

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When compulsory means interesting

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“Crazy experience”, “friends”, “best summer of my life”, “sun and beaches” and many other words will be said by a new member who just joined AEGEE to go to Summer University if you ask him how was it. For sure, any Summer University is an amazing opportunity to explore new countries, culture, traditions, meet new friends and have fun. Summer University project is the most popular and the oldest one in AEGEE and there are no doubts that once you go to SU your life might be changed. However, when summer is over and participants recover from post-SU syndrome, sometimes not many fresh members can say what’s AEGEE and what does it strive for.

So, how can we help new members to become active? Or at least how can we help them to understand the mechanism of our actions while achieving our goals? I...

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SUPS 2014: #1 in SU-Organizer to-do list!

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After brainstorming about catchy title and description, thinking of dates and cooperation, when the  button “submit” was pushed, the first part of organizing of any SU is over. But now it comes to more important and difficult step – implementing all words and promises in the real life and here is a magic trick that might help SU-organizers who want to do their best: SUPS.

Since Summer University project is the oldest and most successful project of AEGEE-Europe, there is the need to preserve it and improve it year by year. Towards this direction, trainings play an important role as they pass the knowledge from previous generations to the next ones.
The first trainings on how to organize a Summer University took place in the late 90s, even before the Academy was born...
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