The Journalism Students’ Association PRESS
The Journalism Students’ Association PRESS was established on March 3, 2016, the day also marked as the anniversary of the student portal ''Treći''. Along with the presence of the dean, professors, assistants and students of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the inaugural ceremony was further dignified by the Acting Director of Croatian Radio-television, Siniša Kovačić, and his lecture on "Pluralism in the Croatian media''. The Association has over 80 members, not only journalism students, but also other students who wish to participate in the promotion of journalism as a profession. PRESS is the place that has all the preconditions where students can, in a massive and organised manner, fight for their education, professional integrity, and thus the integrity of journalism as a profession. It introduces students to the practical world of journalism and, by doing so, recognizes those who carry with them passion and love, while also desiring knowledge, practice and skills. The association cooperates with the student portal, radio, television, and the regional media. PRESS also collaborates with other associations at the University, in particular those closely affiliated like the Public Relations Association, as well as with other organizations and institutions in the local community, and a variety of media, with the aim of establishing support and cooperation in gaining practical experience for its members. The aim of this cooperation is to prepare students for the free labour market, with the coordination, support and cooperation of the staff and employees of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University of Mostar.
The Association has conducted numerous projects to date. One of them is the educational and professional visit to Podgorica (Montenegro). Radio ''Treći'' is part of a network of student radio stations of South Eastern Europe, which holds Hear.me seminars twice a year to arrange program exchange, along with ideas and experiences. Upon establishment of the Association the first Hear.me was held in Podgorica. The participants were not only students but also representatives of the Student Union of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, which certainly contributed to the promotion of the Faculty Student Union and the University. PRESS is hosting another international Hear.me seminar in Mostar which is of great significance. Students visited Zagreb and the Croatian Radio-television, the largest public broadcasting media in the region, as well as the Parliament, the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and the Minister of Justice Ante Šprlje, with the aim of getting students to know the world of journalism and bring them closer to the functioning of the press as the fourth estate. All activities of the Association are important for practical study and contribute to the education of young journalists, but also to the promotion of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University of Mostar. Any student eager for practice, knowledge and skills can be a member of PRESS.
The History Students’ Association “Filip Lastrić”
The History Students’ Association “Filip Lastrić” is a club whose members are primarily students of History at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Mostar. However, membership is not limited to students of History: all students who are interested in history and are able to contribute to the work of the Association are welcome to join. The Association is named after the father of Bosnian and Herzegovinian historiography, Filip Lastrić.
The Association was formed and presented to the public on March 25, 2015. The first president of the Association was Zoran Kolobara, Maja Begić and Ivan Bokšić were the first vice-presidents, and Marinka Barbarić was the first secretary of the Association. At the beginning of the 2015/2016 academic year, the Association held elections. Ivan Bokšić was elected as the new president, Valentina Ujević and Antonio Petrić as the new vice-presidents and Mladenka Medić as the new secretary.
The Association was founded with the purpose of establishing better communication between the students of History, enabling cooperation in research and determining historical truth, as well as exchanging experiences and knowledge. The goals of the Association are clearly defined: connecting students of History, promoting history as a science, promoting scientific research among students, organizing panels, meetings, and lectures, organizing field trips to places of historical importance, marking anniversaries, cooperating with museums and the archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, maintaining international cooperation for the purpose of doing historiographical research, etc.
In its work to date, the Association has accomplished its set goals. It has improved communication among the students of History, helped organize numerous lectures, field trips, quizzes, debates and other events, the most important being the First International Conference of Students of History “Magistra vitae,” which was held in Mostar from the 5th to 7th May 2016 and gathered more than 50 students from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Poland.
The Psychology Students’ Association
The Psychology Students’ Association ”Mentalist” was founded in October 2016. After a two-year break, it has been revived and is currently in the process of registration. It has about 60 members. All current Psychology students have the opportunity to become members while former students can become honorary members. The executive board of “Mentalist“ consists of the following members: president Toni Jandrić, two vice-presidents Ivana Papac and Ivana Bunoza, secretary Dijana Majić and treasurer Martina Vučić. Some of the goals of the Association are: promotion of the importance of mental health, fighting against the stigmatization of mental disorders, promotion of psychology as a profession, and enabling students to gain experience through practice. All suggestions, enquiries, and reviews, both positive and negative, can be sent to our Facebook page or e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Social Work Students’ Association
The Social Work Students’ Association Zamfis was established in 2010, initiated by the Social Work students of the University of Mostar. Regardless of the study group, any student from the University of Mostar can become a member. According to the Statute of the “Zamfis” Association, only Social Work students who are members of the Association can be elected to the functions of president, vice-president and secretary of the Association.
The goals of the Association are:
- Active care for student rights and freedoms and the improvement of the students’ social status;
- Cooperation with students’ associations, organizations and initiatives of Social Work studies, as well as with other studies;
- Commitment to the improvement of the teaching methods at the Faculty and scientific-expert training of the Social Work students;
- Organization of fundraising events;
- Development of volunteerism and the encouragement of young people, especially students to volunteer;
- Commitment to respect and promotion of human and civil rights and freedoms, to social justice, democracy, gender equality, religion and culture, as well as to helping socially disadvantaged people;
- Encouragement of projects whose goal is compatible with the goals of the Association.
The current leadership of “Zamfis”:
- The president of the Association: Romana Vukman, first-year graduate Social Work student;
- The vice-president of the Association: Marijan Tustonja, third-year Social Work undergraduate student;
- The secretary of the Association: Dajana Mikulić, second-year Social Work undergraduate student.