The Situation Centre, which offers assistance to students and staff, re-opened last week and has already processed over 300 inquiries. The HSE University Rector met with the centre’s coordinators and discussed its work.
The Situation Centre opened at HSE University on February 25, 2022: it was initiated by the Student Council and supported by the university administration. Over the three months of its operations, it helped over 1000 students and employees and became a model for other universities. Last week, the Situation Centre resumed its work. Students and staff members can contact its volunteers for assistance and information regarding partial mobilisation, legal consultations, psychological or financial help, and the study process.
On September 26, HSE Rector Nikita Anisimov met the Situation Centre’s working group. The students and university administration representatives discussed possible solutions to the problems faced by students and staff over the last week. In that time, 375 inquiries have been processed on various topics, from psychological help, to assistance obtaining the necessary student documents, to formalising a deferment from the draft.
An online queuing system was launched in order to speed up the process of obtaining documents for the military commissariat. Applications can be made here. A total of 54 volunteers from the Volunteer Centre, the Situation Centre, and those who responded on social media started helping other students this week.
At the meeting, Nikita Anisimov emphasised that the university administration is in contact with the Situation Centre and is ready to consider each story individually and find the best way to solve each student’s problems.
You can contact the HSE Situation Centre via email at email@example.com.
If you need psychological counselling, please call the HSE Centre for Psychological Counselling hotline: 8-800-250-0433.
Pre-psychological peer-to-peer assistance is available on Telegram: (@hse_emotional_support_bot).