《Editor’s Note: The spread of COVID-19 has brought significant changes to college campuses worldwide, forcing virtually all universities in South Korea to switch to online education. UNIST has been conducting non-face-to-face lectures since the first semester of 2020. However, with the recent decline in cases, many expect that campus life will soon return to normal. In order to help new students adapt to university life, the UNIST News Center and the Student Affairs Team plan to produce the ‘Welcome, First-Time at UNIST?’ series.》
The ‘Welcome, First-Time at UNIST?’ series is intended for students visiting UNIST for the first time in 2022. The primary purpose of this is to officially welcome them to the UNIST community and to introduce and promote UNIST student activities. The first student organization to be introduced is the UNIST Club Union.
To introduce and promote UNIST student activities, the UNIST Club Union will host the “Student Club In-depth” series. Every month, we will post videos and articles about each club on the school website and portal, showing various UNIST student activities.
Students who are adjusting to campus life will be assisted by “Welcome, First-Time at UNIST,” which introduces the UNIST Club Union. The student clubs at UNIST are largely divided into four areas: Performance, Sports, Academia, and Humanities. Performance Clubs hold school festivals and busking performances, and online busking performances are also being held during the time of COVID-19. Sports Clubs conduct various sports activities, such as stadiums and sports exchanges. Academic Clubs conduct activities to enhance academic literacy and share knowledge through various activities, such as studying, tutoring, and researching. Lastly, Humanities and Social Clubs conduct activities to explore the humanities and social skills of global leaders.
The chairman’s group and the executive department exist to support club activities and guarantee club rights and interests. The association consists of seven departments: the Planning and Budget Department, the Management and Cooperation Department, the Facilities Management Department, the Clerk, and the Promotion and Support Department.
The Club Union, currently on hiatus, held a club fair so that students can meet and interact with organizations or clubs of interest to them. It also held various events, like “Decorating club rooms” even during non-face-to-face periods. Before COVID-19, we planned and held events, such as busking performances and festivals so that all club members could join and have a fun time together, as well as a cooperative event with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology.
A self-governing association that encourages and supports club activities by independently conducting various student activities, the Club Union will continue to support more club activities and improve the overall quality of college life.
In the future, we will serialize the activities of various clubs belonging to the club association on a weekly basis.
UNIST Club Union