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Do you like adventures and challenges, do you want to develop your passion, show your initiative? Do you care about gaining valuable experience, useful in your future work? Join the group of active members of the Student Council of Vistula University and Vistula School of Hospitality (previously Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management), who represent the interests of the academic community, alongside the University Authorities.

Students who belong to the Student Council, care for the rights of students and ensure that they fulfil their obligations, resulting from the status of a student while providing students with information about the life of the University, and organising various types of events, competitions, festivals, and conferences. Thanks to the initiatives and activities of the Student Council, you can have fun, develop yourself, and participate in meetings with famous people from the world of science, politics, and culture.

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Vision Statement: “Students are capable of being the change that everyone seeks to see in the world.”

Mission Statement: “To serve as an actual bridge, connecting students with the University’s officials at all times.”

Who are we?

According to the regulations, the Student Council is an organ, without which, the University cannot function effectively. It is a platform that has a positive and effective impact on the life of the University. Its main goal is to help students solve problems they encounter at the University and to support staff in the process of better understanding students’ needs. The Council makes every effort so that students have a ‘voice’ that is clearly heard and taken seriously. It strives to implement the changes you expect.

Interested in joining our Student Council family?

The Student Council consists of 15 students who receive the most votes in elections that take place on the USOS electronic platform. Then, the newly-elected Council selects the Executive Board.

Student Council members’ duties:

The Student Council, as a representative of Vistula Universities SC, has a certain set of responsibilities to be met by its members. First and foremost, what needs to be remembered is that we are the bridge, connecting students with the officials of the University. The SC needs to bring about and be the change that students want to see inside the walls of their University. It is our duty to create bonds between the two, and also inform SC members that they must:

  • attend all meetings, twice a month;
  • attend all weekly meetings in room 31 (EXECUTIVE BOARD); 
  • attend any urgent and special meetings arranged by the Presidents;
  • volunteer for different Student Council sponsored events (at least 50% attendance); 
  • set office hours (for Students-SC member talks);
  • behave appropriately, at all times, at the University. Inappropriate representation of the SC might lead to temporary or even permanent removal from it – to be decided by the President/Co-ordinator;
  • make sure that your work for the SC is carried out, regardless of your private schedule;
  • do not use the SC as an excuse to be absent from your classes. Your first duty is to be a successful student; 
  • be as organised as possible, as different tasks will be assigned to you throughout the year, and they must not turn into a mess;
  • all members should be responsible, punctual, reliable, enthusiastic, and very professional with high communicative skills, in order to be able to connect with students’ standpoints, easily.

President  the leader amongst the ‘leaders should:

  • Organise, lead, and come up with an agenda for each SC meeting.
  • Facilitate the discussions during the meetings. Make sure that everyone gets to share their ideas whilst not getting interrupted.
  • Be extremely, even ridiculously organised and flexible, in order to encourage good brainstorming. 
  • Seek co-operation; however, the President will have the ‘casting vote’ where there is a 50-50 voting situation; hence, the President has, in theory, two votes, on such occasions. If you see someone’s positive contribution on the SC, make sure they know that the hard work they are putting into it is highly valued.
  • Be the role model for the entire Council. Maintaining good grades is one part of it.
  • Be easily accessible, so that when someone needs to be heard out, you are there for them.
  • Positive attitude is the key to successfully managing the SC. 

Vice-President  ‘the creative mind of the council’ should:

  • You need to represent the SC at the university, or other meetings when requested by the President.
  • You need to be the person to co-ordinate the work of the members, alongside the President.
  • You have the right to fully preside over SC meetings when the President can’t attend them. 
  • Be a person encouraging and complimenting the members for their work.
  • Maintain a good academic reputation in order to be a role model for others.
  • Attend all of the meetings.
  • Try to be caring, responsible, trustworthy, and fair, under all circumstances.

Secretary-General ‘making sure everything is recorded’ should: 

  • During every single meeting, you need to be the one taking notes on all discussions and voting. 
  • Take and distribute minutes of meetings. Prepare exact agendas for meetings. Discuss them beforehand with the President.
  • You need to keep an organised folder of all past agendas in the binder of your SC year, in room 31. 
  • You need to be very well organised and maintain a good academic reputation at all times.
  • Even if you are not taking part in activities planned by the SC, you need to be present during the meetings, in order to provide the Council with records of the discussions, afterwards.
  • Take charge of correspondence. Such as writing “thank you” notes to professors or students, on behalf of the SC.

Programming & Events Chair a ‘highly creative and organised member of the board’ should

  • Be the person brainstorming for some fresh, new ideas for SC events. 
  • Come up with an agenda for each event, and present it to the Presidents, to see what they approve and what not.
  • Be present at meetings, especially when discussing the organisational matters of events.
  • Make posters for events, two weeks in advance, and send them to the Presidents.
  • Be very punctual and active on Social Media (daily posts).
  • Promote events in every way possible. 
  • Maintain good grades and be easily approachable all the time.

Communications & Outreach Chair ‘making sure everyone knows about the SC, inside and outside of the University’ should:  

  • Present on mostly all of the SC meetings throughout the year. 
  • Be the person responsible for promoting events, inside and outside of the University.
  • Be in charge of attracting as many sponsors for big events as possible.
  • Be aware that the Student Council will not be able to function without you, as you are the one to make sure that everything is taken care of, in relation to matters between the different departments and the SC.
  • Note that if you have the relevant experience, social media promotions can also fall under the guise of the person holding this position. 
  • Be as active and organised as possible.

Not forget to maintain good grades throughout the year. 

Student Advocacy & Issues Chair – a ‘bridge between the students and the SC’ should:

  • Be present at every Executive Board meeting.
  • Set at least 3 hours per week, to spend in the SC room, to talk with students about the problems that need to be dealt with by the SC.
  • Help with organising at least 50% of SC events.
  • Make sure that presidents are updated on the issues of the students.
  • By the end of the year, make a report of all of the students who have reached out to the SC for help, and put it in the binder.
  • Be aware that the person holding this position, needs to acquire good communication skills, and be very trustworthy, in order for the students to not to be afraid to have a conversation about their issues with him/her.
  • Note that maintaining good grades is one of the key points of being a good SC member. 

Please, keep in mind, that in those cases where a member does not live up to these criteria, in spite of being elected, he/she will be dismissed from being an SC member for one academic term. 

 *strictly applies to the executive board members

In such cases, Presidents are obliged to have a talk with the co-ordinator of the SC, head of the Student’s Activity Department, and solve the problem together.

Election Process

1. All campaign material must be approved by the Students’ Activity Department, to ensure content meets campus standards.

2. Candidates are allowed a maximum of fifty flyers.

3. Any candidate caught defacing or removing another candidate’s materials, will forfeit his/her candidacy.

4. No campaign material may slander any other candidate.

5. Campaign posters must be placed in approved locations by the Marketing Department and removed once the election process is officially closed. 

Elections are held once a year in November. All students have active and passive voting rights. The main rules are as follows:

  • elections are held online on the USOS platform;
  • candidates apply themselves – online;
  • one student can vote for 30 candidates.

  • are 2nd or 3rd-year students;
  • have a GPA of at least 3.75;
  • the first language (Polish or English) skills, must be at least at B1 level, and the second language (Polish or English) skills – at A2 level; 

  • are at least 2nd-semester students;
  • have a GPA of at least 3.25;
  • need to present to SC members and the newly elected President and Vice-president, information about the goals and plans they want to achieve in a given terms

The newly-elected Student Council should meet no later than 7 days after the elections, to get to know team members, discuss the action plan for the given academic year, and forward it to the Student Activity Department.

The Student Government is obliged to organise at least 3 events in each of the following areas in the academic year:

  • education;
  • charity;
  • entertainment.

Thank you for willing to be the voice of students of Vistula’s Universities.
Let’s do everything possible to make our Universities actually feel like home for its students.
We are honoured to have you here with us.
Good luck with your upcoming year with the SC.

Attachments to download

Regulations of the Student Council of the Vistula School of Hospitality

Questions? Contact us!

E-mail: samorzad@vistula.edu.pl
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Science Clubs

Student clubs and organizations are set up and supported with the aim of developing the interests and realizing the passions of students of both universities, i.e. Vistula University and the Vistula School of Hospitality (formerly the Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management).

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Student clubs and organizations are set up and supported with the aim of developing the interests and realizing the passions of students of both universities, i.e. Vistula University and the Vistul…

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Check for yourself what we do and how we work together with the rest of Vistula students. See our activity reports:

Academic year 2018/2019 – HERE

Academic year 2019/2020 – HERE

Academic year 2020/2021 – HERE

Join us. We are waiting for you! Complete the registration form HERE

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I want to establish a club!!!

  1. Firstly, define what are goals and objectives of the club.
  2. Create Executive Board consisting of 7 people.
  3. Merge Goals, Objectives and Club Manager`s form into one folder.
  4. Submit documents along with one petition form to Clubs` Office.
  5. Wait until club establishment petition is under consideration of General Assembly meeting of Clubs` Office.Decision is then announced to Club Coordinator.
  6. Club establishment petitions are made at the beginning of academic semester
  7. I want to establish a club:
    After filling all document send to: clubscenter@vistula.edu

Attachments to download

Regulations od Student’s Scientific & Association
Report for club activities
Application for Registration
Budget and Activities of Clubs

Establish a student club!

Become an ambassador!

Dear students,

Thank you for being a part of Vistula University. We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the University. Do you want to enrich your study experience and become an ambassador to help new students? This is the perfect opportunity to join our Ambassador Program.

The main purpose of the program is to help new students get familiar with our university and the admission process, to chat with new candidates and to become their first help as a student, to assist and support visits of the new candidates at the Vistula University in order to represent the institution.

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Dear students,

Thank you for being a part of Vistula University. We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the University. Do you want to enrich your study experience and become an…

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If you want to:

  • Be a representative to new students of our university.
  • Want to make new friends in the academic environment.
  • Gain a unique experience.
  • Share your experience about study and life in Poland.
  • Provide a real insight into your university experiences through chats, blogs and videos.

Come and join us! We are waiting for you.

If you want to know more and have any questions regarding the program, feel free to contact the coordinator of the program

Anna Voronko
International Admission Officer
WhatsApp or Viber: +48 798 066 870
e-mail: ambassador@vistula.edu.pl

See you among our Ambassadors! 😊

Discover the Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Programme was created to support and encourage new students to manage their own learning. Our goal is to help them maximise their potential, develop their skills, and improve their performance. The Programme has been successfully running at Vistula University, since December 2015.

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The Mentoring Programme was created to support and encourage new students to manage their own learning. Our goal is to help them maximise their potential, develop their skills, and improve their pe…

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The main aims of the Mentoring Program are to make the new students’ university life simpler, comfortable, meaningful and colorful. A Mentor, on the other hand, can benefit from the Program by getting a chance to understand a new culture.

How it works

  • A dedicated person (Mentor) supports, teaches, leads and serves as the model for a freshman student.
  • Peer mentoring model is implemented in Vistula University.
  • Mentoring can also be initiated by a Mentee and can happen informally when an individual seeks advice and support from someone else.
  • Mentoring is only one form of support. Individuals may be supported in other ways, e.g. by colleagues (peer support), line managers, counsellors, tutors/teachers and groups. It is important to recognize that an individual may have a variety of support, for a variety of reasons, including more than one mentor, at any given time and that this structure of support may vary over a period of time.
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How it works

  • A dedicated person (Mentor) supports, teaches, leads and serves as the model for a freshman student.
  • Peer mentoring model is implemented in Vistula University.
  • Mentoring can also be …
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Who is a Mentor

Mentors are volunteers who offer their time to help new students make positive changes in their lives. A mentor is a guide who can help the mentees find the right direction and who can help them develop solutions to any problems. .

  • A second or third year student at Vistula University.
  • Vistula University’s postgraduate.
  • Vistula University’s employee.

Organizational Skills

  • Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Recording
  • Time Management
  • Evaluating
  • Report Writing
  • Prioritizing
  • Making processed work easier

Interpersonal Skills

  • Negotiating and Influencing
  • Non-judgmental
  • Compromising
  • Good Listener
  • Non prejudicial
  • Can provide leadership
  • Tolerant
  • Giving constructive feedback
  • Reflecting
  • Mediationship
  • Coaching/Teaching
  • Has a good sense of humor
  • Self-awareness
  • Motivating and encouraging
  • Caring
  • Maintaining Boundaries

A Mentor:

  • Has the universal ethical and moral principles.
  • Is well aware of the University’s internal organization.
  • Accepts program steps, rules and responsibilities during the process
  • Helps to complete necessary processes and procedures before the election and matching (Mentees can select their Mentor. After the selection, the couple is matched. Chosen Mentor will support the Mentee during the whole year).
  • Provides accurate information during the application process.
  • Takes part in educational and starting meetings before the matching phase.
  • Takes part in surveys and evaluations. Supports activities during the learning process.
  • Dedicates the necessary time and energy during each session (10 meetings, one session lasts 1.5-2 hours).
  • Adheres to the program policies and procedures.
  • Within one year stays connected with the program for at least 8 months.
  • Supports the process of giving feedback, reporting and evaluation throughout the program.

  • Developing ability to challenge, stimulate and reflect.
  • Increasing Mentee’s life satisfaction.
  • Passing on knowledge and experience.
  • Providing intellectual stimulation.
  • Offering career advancement opportunities if possible.

  • The peer mentors are usually among the most talented students at a given institution and represent a “model student”.
  • Many students who serve as peer mentors find this work to be one of the most powerful and memorable experiences of their student life. They often describe the experience as life-changing.
  • Participation in peer mentor program can be a useful tool in the retention of students at the University.
  • Peer mentor program also provide outstanding leadership development training that is not common to the typical student experience.
  • Peer mentor positions can also awaken interest in a particular fıeld. Frequently these students will turn this interest into a career goal and begin to seriously consider further education in order to become a teacher/lecturer or student affairs professional.
  • What’s more, a Mentor:
  • gets awareness of own learning gaps,
  • develops ability to give and take criticism,
  • develops up-to-date organizational and professional knowledge,
  • gets networking opportunities,
  • masters leadership, organization, and communication skills.

Application Forms

In order to participate in our program, please fill out the application form below.

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