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. Шn 2019-2020 academic year 10 meetings of the discussion club were held, including 2 the meeting has been held remotely since March.
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 2019-2020 academic year 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 2019-2020 students of the department took an active part in educational and scientific activities, in particular, in the University competition of student research papers in natural sciences - 3 people (V. Mirenkova - II place, R. Korenkov, E. Zaitsev - diplomas of participants), Kharkiv regional competition for student research papers in natural sciences - 4 people (R. Korenkov - diploma of the second degree, supervisor - Assist. Prof. K. Sehida, V. Mirenkova - diploma of the third degree, supervisor - Assist. Prof. K. Kravchenko; E. Zaitsev and H. Karaichentseva - diplomas of participants), the first stage of the All-Ukrainian competition - defense of student research papers in the section "Geography", "Earth Sciences (Hydrometeorology)" - Valeria Mirenkova (participant's diploma).
H. Karaichentseva – a 2nd year student, Chairman of the Trade Union Organization of Students, PhD students and Doctoral Students of the Faculty of Geology, Geography, Recreation and Tourism received a scholarship from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for students of Eastern Ukrainian universities.
D. Ushkvarok, a third-year student, received a scholarship from the Heroes of the Celestial Hundred.
Group GR-32 (curator K. Kravchenko) won and took the second place in the university competition for the best group.
During the second semester of 2019-2020 academic year, Darya Ushkvarok, a third-year bachelor’s student, studied at the University of Girona (Spain), and Vladislav Kozak, a second-year bachelor’s student, studied at Tallinn University (Estonia) under the Erasmus + program.