Life at the Faculty
Life at the Faculty is not just lectures, studying, and exams. The Faculty spirit is made by the people and their activities: student clubs, discussions with experts, study stays, workshops, internships, travels abroad, but also meetings outside the classroom, from coffee breaks to the traditional academic beer tasting. The Faculty supports student initiative and student-organised events, as well as their participation in faculty administration. Students can influence the Faculty management as members of the student council of the FA Academic Senate which is a key institution of the academic self-government and facilitates the union of two different worlds into a single academic community; universitas magistrorum et scholarium – an association of teachers and students.
Academic workers and students of the Faculty extensively participate in diverse activities bringing humanities and the results of the Faculty’s research closer to the public. Many such events take place in the university café Družba, strategically located on Sedláčkova Street in the centre of Pilsen, and thus on the way between faculty buildings. The café is run jointly by the employees, students, and graduates of the FA. The Faculty employees and students hold regular lectures and discussions open to public and focused on current social topics, significant historical events, or the work of the members of the FA academic community abroad. Launches of new books based on our workers’ research are popular as well. Regular student activities include the organisation of conventions but also smaller meetings with important personalities of the public and academic life under the slogan University as an Opportunity. Another important activity of the FA are lectures for the University of the Third Age.