One of the forms of non-class work contributing to the scientific research of students at the department is their participation in the discussion club of students, PhD students and young scientists of the department, which has been functioning for over 10 years., the urgent problems associated with modern socio-geographical research, development of science itself, scientific researches of youth, etc. are discussed at the meetings of the discussion club, held in accordance with the approved plan. Involving students in this form of non-class work contributes to increasing their creative activity, multiplies the contribution of young researchers in the research activities of the department.
The Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies holds scientific and methodological seminars every month, in which students, PhD students, doctoral students, young lecturers and researchers report on the results of personal research. In the 2017-2018 academic year 4 scientific and 7 scientific and methodological seminars were held.
Participation in scientific and practical, scientific and theoretical, scientific and methodological conferences is one of the forms of students’ research work in a higher educational institutions. Every year an International Scientific and Practical Conference for Students, PhD students and Young Scientists" "Region: Human-Geographical Aspects" is held at the department. Under the lecturers’ supervision students of the department prepare abstracts and articles which are result of their research work; during the conference at the plenary and sectional meetings they make presentation and discuss the main results of their own research, as well as results of research by other participants in the conference.
During 2017-2018 academic year the students of the department took an active part in various educational and scientific events, in particular, in the University competition of students' scientific papers on natural sciences – 6 people (O. Patalashka, V. Perepelytsya, D. Venhryn, O. Teslenko, A. Kuznetsova, S. Chekhov) and Kharkiv regional competition of students' scientific papers on natural sciences – 4 students (O. Patalashka, V. Perepelytsya, D. Venhryn, O. Teslenko).
The winner of the Regional competition of student scientific works on natural sciences (student of the 1st year of magistracy V. Perepelytsya – III place) was prepared under the direction of Associate Professor Kateryna Sehida.
In 2017-2018 academic year the applications have been approved for student and teacher mobility between universities under Erasmus + programs (with the University of Oradea (Romania) and the University of Girona (Spain) for the program periods 2017-2019).
PhD student of the department Anastasiia Mazurova conducted a part of the PhD thesis study on the topic "Territorial and spatial organization of a large city (case study of Kharkiv and Katowice)" at the Department of Economic Geography of the Faculty of Earth Sciences at the University of Silesia in Katowice from 11.09.2017 to 31.01.2018 with the support of the Visegrad Fund.
During the first semester of 2017-2018 academic year, a 6th year-student Oksana Puzhaichereda was trained at the University of Girona, while the 5th year students of the department Olha Niemets, Hlib Ovcharenko, Serhii Chekhov, Julia Schukina were trained at the University of Oradea in the 2nd semester of the 2017-2018 academic year under Erasmus + program.
According to the results of the university competition for the defence of student research papers in the “Geography” section, the victory was won by D. Venhryn (І place) and E. Zaitsev (III place).
During the first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year the second year Master student Olexandra Patalashka received an academic scholarship of the President of Ukraine for students of higher educational institutions.
During the second semester of 2018-2019 academic year the second year Master students Anastasiia Kuznetsova and Olha Popovych will study at Tallinn University, and Daria Venhryn - at the University of Girona under the Erasmus + program.