The Department of British and American Studies FF UPJŠ organised again, after two year covid break, its traditional "Maturita" Open House Week from 23 to 27 May 2022. During these days, students from partner secondary schools in Košice had an opportunity to gain insight into the functioning of our department, the study programmes we offer and admission process into these programmes. Also, they had an opportunity to learn about what the BAS Department can offer them in terms of interships, practice, Erasmus+ mobilities and cooperation with institutions and companies in the region. Apart from the introductory presentations, the students had a chance to try simultaneous interpretation in our laboratory, test their langauge skills in a quiz and learn something about the history and present-day functioning of different buildings located on the FF UPJŠ campus. Almost 200 students from Gymnázium M. R. Štefánika, Gymnázium Park mládeže, Gymnázium sv. Edity Steinovej and Obchodná akadémia Watsonova, accompanied by their teachers were welcome to our premises and we hope to see many of them as students in our department in future.
We would like to thank Dr. Zuzana Buráková, Dr. Adriana Saboviková for the coordination of the event to all colleagues and PhD students who participated in it. We look forward to the next year edition of the Week!
Mgr. Róbert Šarišský
PhD student of the BAS FF UPJŠ