Kubová: the pandemic prolonged my swimming career

Photo: Jiří Novák
Thursday, 13 August 2020 16:51

Originally, Charles University’s Simona Kubová had hoped to be competing this summer for her first Olympic medal in Tokyo. The coronavirus pandemic, however, saw an end to that.

At the top of her game: field hockey and medicine

Photo: René Volfík, archiv Lucie Ledvinové
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 21:01

Originally, she wanted to be a ballerina but 24-year-old Lucie Ledvinová, a fifth-year student at CU’s First Faculty of Medicine, choose field hockey cleats over pointe shoes. Ledvinová, who is with the top flight club SK Slavia Prague, has been playing the game since she was a pre-schooler.

“The response by volunteers to our online initiative was immediate”

Photo: Shutterstock, Archive of David Kulišiak
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 14:00

Students at Charles University’s medical faculties wasted little time pooling their strengths in the face of the emerging crisis.

From students on the front lines to pilots delivering medical supplies

Photo: Charles University, PragueVolunteering, pilotilidem archives
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 14:00

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out large numbers of volunteers across the country, offering help in a time of unprecedented crisis.

Reviving Sark Norman

Photo: Shutterstock, Martin Neudörfl’s personal archive
Monday, 27 January 2020 16:45

The Channel Islands are located in the English Channel and what is special about them is that most have retained their original Norman language.

Fighting Talk: Kickboxer Terezka Cvingerová

Photo: René Volfík, archive of Terezka Cvingerová
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 17:16

Kickboxer Terezka Cvingerová made headlines when she won gold and bronze medals at the first-ever European Universities Combat Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. Cvingerová won the gold in the LC 65+ category edging Croatian Elizabeta Crnković on home turf.

Rocking the Ice: CU student Alžběta Baudyšová

Photo: Stephen Fisher, Jeffrey Au, Štěpán Mikuda, Kamila Kohoutová
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 13:31

The Czech Women’s Curling team ranks 10th in the world rankings and last year finished sixth in the World Championship. The Faculty of Sciences’ Alžběta Baudyšová – who is completing her degree and says she hopes to teach and work as a trainer one day – for now she also is totally focussed on getting the best results in a cool sport referred to as “Chess on Ice”

He is a student at the Faculty of Science’s Department of Geography and is extremely intelligent. As in off the charts: an IQ of 160+. Radek Pileček. A young man known for having cast doubt on elections results and who came in second in the ‘Smartest Czech’ competition.

My Erasmus Experience

Author : Molly Fergus
Friday, 07 June 2019 17:27

What led me to Charles University as an Erasmus student was geography. But not only as my discipline of study, but the characteristics of the city it was located within.



Masopust Celebrations

Author : Molly Fergus
Monday, 03 June 2019 14:54

The commencement of Lent is marked in various ways across the globe: Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, and more locally, the Czech festival of ‘Masopust’. Dating back to the 13th century, the celebration of Masopust, a meat feast before fasting (the name literally means giving up meat), traditionally symbolises the departure of winter and the beckons the arrival of spring.

Students’ perspectives on Brexit

Author : Molly Fergus
Photo: Shutterstock
Monday, 03 June 2019 14:54

Since its foundation in 1987, over 200,000 British students have studied or worked in Europe under the Erasmus exchange programme. The United Kingdom has also proven to be one of the most popular destinations for Erasmus students, receiving 31,727 students and trainees in 2016/17.

The World According to LARP

Monday, 03 June 2019 14:54

David František Wagner on the popularity of the live-action hobby and (occasional) art form

Erasmus+ Party proves big hit with foreign students

Author : Jana Rydlová
Monday, 03 June 2019 14:51

Charles University has staged one of its bigger Erasmus+ events this year for foreign students participating in the programme – a party held in the centre of Prague. The aim was to ease the start of studies by giving them a feeling for their new surroundings. And to mark the 20th anniversary of the program in the Czech Republic.

Foreign students who have the chance to study at Charles University under the Erasmus+ program often describe their semester or two in Prague as “unforgettable”. Not only is Erasmus+ an opportunity to advance in one’s chosen major but it’s a chance to experience something different in the heart of Europe.

Volunteering for Remembrance Day

Author : Kashmeera Poona
Thursday, 10 January 2019 11:42

Remembrance Day, also known informally as Poppy Day, is a day of memorial in the Commonwealth of Nations. The day was inaugurated by the British King George V in the year 1919 and is also a day of remembrance for many non-Commonwealth countries. The 11th of November is the day most countries recall the end of the hostilities of World War One in 1918.

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