UTA's Other Activities
Along with lectures and seminars, we organise excursions, panel discussions, conferences and seminars, visits to other universities, informal meetings and thematically conceptualised trips.
During summer we regularly organise weekly Summer recreational and health course in our own Study and Congress Centre in Modra. Short time courses are offered according to the actual needs of seniors to improve their digital and financial grammar, as in the subject of Financial learning, Digital photography and Social networks and Internet tools.
Language courses are available to complement the curriculum. Both English and German courses are offered specifically for senior´s groups for several years. Latin is also available in combination with the history of ancient Rome.
The UTA Club organizes various educational and social events for its members. During the ball season, there is a social evening with invited guests and dance music. Fridays are discussion days with important public bodies and specialists - the club's members got to meet the then-first lady Mrs. Silvia Gašparovičová; the president of the League against Cancer MUDr. Eva Siracká; the spokesperson of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Dr. Mária Čierna; Dr. h.c. Anton Srholec, former political prisoner and consultant for the homeless people in Bratislava; opera singer Martin Babjak amongst others. The seniors also got to meet the mayor of the city Bratislava in the Primate's Palace and other well-known public figures.
There are also regular study trips abroad to France, Italy, Spain, Greece, UK, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, etc. These trips significantly supplement the curricula for students of History of Art, Archeology, Latin, UNESCO, General History, etc. In Slovakia there are many places suitable for study visits in the subjects as Ethnology, Slovak history, Gardening, etc.
We also regularly organize the "Global Walk Event", started in October 1999 around the world. Every year on the first Saturday in October, we gather for a walk through Bratislava to promote the message about the importance of the older generation, as well as the need for further expansion of both educational and social activities for this group of our population.