Student organisations are also active at the Faculty, with their members helping to organise Faculty events or even organising them themselves. Among the most active organisations of the Faculty of Arts is the Academic Association of Students of Political Science in Pilsen (AS CPSSU), which organises regular debates with experts not only for members of the academic community but also for the general public. Another activity based on such organisation is the anthropology portal AntropoWeb, which publishes multidisciplinary texts and allows students of the Faculty to participate in conferences and other events. Many associations have a university-wide scope. List of active student organisations. Apart from these societies, students organise a number of other meetings, mostly for the purposes of discussion. The Department of Philosophy holds regular debates within the Club of Contemporary Philosophy. The Department of History organises a History Café and a Knowledge Olympiad. The Department of Romance Languages hosts French breakfasts. In addition, students organise debates with experts, lectures, and student conferences. A rich array of these is listed each year in the Faculty’s annual report.
AS CPSSU – Academic Association of Students of Political Science in Pilsen
The Academic Association of the Czech-Slovak Union of Students of Political Science in Pilsen was founded in 2003. On 14 November 2012, a constituent assembly was held, at which the association adopted new statutes and transformed into a civic association under the name Academic Association of Students of Political Science in Pilsen. The association is chaired by Dominik Schejbal from the academic year 2021/2022.
The AS CPSSU in Pilsen is the founder of the online political science journal e-Polis, which serves as a platform for publishing the work of students and those interested in political science and related fields. At the same time, the association regularly organises lectures and debates of interesting guests on current issues.
Student Philosophy Circle
An informal collective of students from the Department of Philosophy who present topical papers on various subjects and are open to guests from other disciplines, departments, and faculties. In the 2021/2022 academic year, meetings were held every Thursday at 6:30 PM in RJ 209. See the club’s Facebook page for current information and lecture topics.
Facebook: Public group of the Student Philosophy Circle (“Studentský filosofický kruh”) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/581564285652732)
Organisers: Sergej Kish & Jana Rondevaldová
Feminist University Circle (FUK)
In the summer semester of the academic year 2021/2022, a group of students and lecturers formed at UWB and gradually became known as the Feminist University Circle (FUK). FUK is based on the idea of intersectional equality, which refers not only to gender equality between women and men, but equality across the spectrum of society. “Intersectionality expresses the complex mix of factors in inequality, both focusing our attention on issues around race, gender, language proficiency, citizenship status, among others, but also on the context and structures that shape their incurring privilege and disadvantage.” (Woods, Benschop, Brink 2021). The Circle creates a safe space and builds a community based on respect for differences. It is neither hierarchically organised nor institutionally bound, it is open to anyone who cares about the values of the society in which they live and will live in the future.
The values that FUK holds can be expressed by the can be expressed by the acronym DOERS: Dialogue, Openness, Equality, Responsibility, Safety. Based on these values, FUK wants to strengthen the university as a socially responsible institution, the university as a safe space for equal opportunities, the university as a place for mutual enrichment of learners and teachers, and the university as a creator of values for the 21st century.
Society of Pilsen Historians (SPLH)
A society of students of the Department of Historical Sciences. They publish the Little Journal of History (Malý časopis historický), organise the Film Evening and record a podcast series Pilsner Historian (Plzeňský historik), where they aim to popularise history and interview interesting researchers.
Contact: Aleš Kotva