Уманського державного педагогічного університету імені Павла Тичини

Leisure Time Societies

Students’ leisure time is one of the most important ways of their self-development and self-expression. Different societies and clubs are at students’ disposal.

Among them:
• English Speaking Club
• “International Education” Society
• Foreign Language Club (FAN club)
• Students’ Leisure Time Society
• Poetry Club “In Sofiivka”
• Dancing Club.
Department day which is annually held in spring summarizes the societies and clubs activity.

English Speaking Club (head – Olexander Kovalenko)
English Speaking Club started its activity in 1999.


The purpose of the club lies in students’ professional training through organizing meetings with native speakers, discussing different background problems, watching and discussing original English films etc.

English Speaking Club includes such sections as:
• discussion section
• cinema fans section
• recital section
• enlightenment section.
It has become a habit to invite Peace Corps volunteers to take part in the club meetings.


«International Education» Society (head – Petro Hrabovyi)
Ukraine integration into European and international educational area requires active participation of future foreign language specialists in different international educational programs and funds. This process caused the foundation of «International Education» Society in 2005 and defined the main purpose of its activity – to help students integrate into international educational area.


Activity directions:
• presentation of different international exchange programs: Work and Travel, Au Pair, S.A.M.E.D.I. and others
• providing advice about the terms and conditions of participating in these programs
• training students for taking part in the international exchange programs
• report conferences of the students who took part in international programs such as S.A.M.E.D.I., Work and Travel and others
• students’ participation in summer schools abroad.


Foreign Language Club (head – Olga Poberezhnyk )
The purpose of the Foreign Language Club lies in organizing cultural and educational activities among students and helping them to integrate into the European educational area.


Foreign Language Club organizes and holds the following events:
• The International Student’s Day
•The Twin Cities Day
•The International Day of the Mother Tongue
•The Universal Day of Europe
•The Day of Paris Commune
The celebration of the French Spring in Ukraine has become traditional at our department. On this day Foreign Language Club holds different interesting events in French, organizes meetings with native speakers.


Students’ Leisure Time Society (supervisor – Liza Zabolotna )
Students’ Leisure Time Society plays an important role in providing students’ aesthetic development. Its purpose is developing a creative personality of a student through singing, dancing, drama and poetry.
The main directions are:
•training students for taking part in the university and department events (First-year Students Presentation, City Day celebration, Song Contest, Teaching Skills Festival etc.)
•organization and preparation of different festive activities, dedicated to the remarkable dates, anniversaries of famous poets and writers of Great Britain and the USA.

Students’ Leisure Time Society traditionally holds festive programmes dedicated to:
• Teacher’s Day

• Student’s Day


• New Year’s Day


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• International Women’s Day.


We can’t but mention the role of the Student’s Council in the society activity. It initiates, organizes and holds interesting events and proposes new forms of work.

Poetry club “In Sofiivka” (head – Petro Polishchuk , member of National Writers Union of Ukraine, the author of numerous poetry collections)
The purpose of the poetry club “In Sofiivka” is understanding the essence of the poetical skills on the examples of Ukrainian and world culture. Its activity results in the annual publication of literary almanac “In Sofyivka”, which contains poetry and prose of our students.


The traditional events are:
• presentation of “In Sofyivka” literary almanac

• presentation of the club members poetical selections
• publications in newspapers “Bogovytsa” and “Vivat Akademia”.

Dancing Club (head – Anastasia Kryvorotenko)
Dancing club was founded in 2005.


The purpose of the club is developing a creative personality through deeper understanding of the foreign countries cultures, such as Great Britain, Germany, France.
The repertory includes national Scottish, Irish, German, French dances, which give the opportunity to enjoy a special colouring and peculiarities of different nationalities. Great attention is focused on ballet dances. Students take an active part in the artistic life of the department. Rhythmical music, accurate movements, colourful costumes make a great impression on the audience.