Student Life

Translation Day

“Translation Day” is an annual event that comprises a range of activities – a national student translation competition, a translation conference featuring invited speakers, and translation workshops (held by the individual language departments of the Faculty). The competition features entries from students at all major universities in the Czech Republic, and guest speakers at the conference include leading figures in translation studies, linguists, literary theorists, translators and interpreters from the academic sphere and the language industry. In 2009 the Translation Day was awarded the prestigious European Language Label by an expert jury.

Student associations

The Faculty of Arts is home to several active student associations. These include the Ostrava University International Student Club (ISC OU) and the University's Student Union (Stavovská unie studentů, SUS), which organizes a range of university events.

Theatres, ensembles, literary evenings...

The Faculty is home to a vibrant cultural scene, including a range of theatres, ensembles, literary events, and much more. The Department of English and American Studies has its own English-language theatre group (ELTO – English Language Theatre Ostrava), which performs at various venues throughout the city. The Department of German Studies also has its own theatre ensemble, while other departments (Czech, Art History, Philosophy…) regularly organize trips, excursions and cultural events where students' creativity can find an appreciative audience.

Updated: 23. 06. 2021