alan kaluev rybki

St Petersburg University and St Petersburg Academy of Talents have entered into an agreement to jointly run a specialised educational session aimed to prepare schoolchildren for the All-Russian Law Olympiad.

The document was signed by Aleksandr Babich, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Admissions at St Petersburg University, and Ingrid Pildes, Director of the Academy of Talents (St Petersburg, Russia), a regional centre for identifying and supporting gifted children.

The first project to be implemented as part of the agreement is the specialised session 'Olympiad Law', scheduled for November 2021. The programme is designed for schoolchildren in grades 8-11. The participants will enjoy an intensive programme that includes lectures by St Petersburg University professors and master-classes by practicing lawyers. Also, they will be learning to solve legal cases themselves. The session will take place at the Zerkalnyi Children and Youth Creativity Centre in the countryside.

Cooperation with the Academy of Talents is very important to us, since identifying, supporting and further accompanying gifted schoolchildren is one of the most important areas of the work of the University.

Aleksandr Babich, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Admissions

‘The specialised educational session should solve an important task: to prepare schoolchildren for the highest-level Law Olympiad – the All-Russian Schoolchildren's Olympiad,’ said Aleksandr Babich.

According to the participants of the meeting, the project of St Petersburg University and the Academy of Talents is a good opportunity for high school students in St Petersburg to get a boost of motivation and undergo an unusual career guidance test. Participants of the specialised session will be able not only to prepare for the Olympiad and gain in-depth knowledge of the subject, but also get a feel for the professional role they plan to choose in the future, Ingrid Pildes noted.

To get into the Zerkalnyi Centre, pupils will have to go through a competitive selection process: talk about their achievements in a motivation letter. You can apply to take part in the 'Olympiad Law’ until 30 October.
Aleksandr Babich, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Admissions at St Petersburg University, expressed the hope that those who win the All-Russian Law Olympiad for schoolchildren will become students of St Petersburg University in the future.

Other joint projects between St Petersburg University and the Academy of Talents include: St Petersburg University Olympiad for schoolchildren; the series of popular science lectures ‘Kaleidoscope of Science’; and All-Russian Competition for Science and Technology Projects ‘Grand Challenges’.