Please describe the case in detail
In particular please consider (a)Objectives of the intervention; (b) Tools used to achieve the project goals; (c) Methodologies applied;
Student Corporation Ericius (in Latin language Hedgehog) unites students, lecturers and graduates. The Corporation organizes professional lectures, construction site visits and different common events with the aim to bring together students and graduates for exchanging knowledge and experience.
Ericius, was created on March 26, 2006. For those who do not yet know - the "Hedgehog" became name to the corporation because the hedgehog is active, like an engineer. In the center of the Ericius`flag, the circle motif of dynamic image is hedgehog-inspired. This refers to mobility and strength. The purple flag is traditionally in heraldic the colour of realities and technology.
Today the corporation has nearly 150 members. Ericius have registered as a non-profit organization and is managed by a 5-member executive and a two-member management board. Despite short history, the members of corporation have already developed a number of traditions, of which the most notable is undoubtedly the February 24th flagging ceremony in Toompea (Estonian Independent Day), in which they participate equally alongside other societies and corporations. Ericius's values are also academicism, brotherhood, engineering, organization.
Their motto is: Doing the Right Things is More Important than Doing Things Right!
What resources are required for the case?
Consider human resources, financial resources, infrastructure, in-kind resources and any other type required.
The resources that are needed in this case are mostly:
1.Active students, graduates and teachers
2.Financial support of TTK UAS and possibility to use rooms for events
3.Good ideas and contacts from world of work to organize the professional lectures, construction site visits and different common events
What are the enabling factors making this case successful?
Consider institutional support, environmental/social/political factors, etc.
The factors making this case successful are:
1.Collaboration of active and hard working students, graduates and teachers
2.Good co-operation with partners from world of work
3.Togetherness among the participants
Why do you consider this case to be good/best practice?
Please consider that a best practice must (a) have a clearly defined objective to increase the connection with the World of Work, (b) address the target groups of the project, (c) be replicable and sustainable, (d) have clearly demonstrated evidence of effectiveness in increasing the connection with the World of Work
We considered this case to be best practice because it is good example of students`activity, shows togetherness among the students, alumni and teachers and shares values which are also important for university.
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