College of Polytechnics Jihlava

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Services for students

Accommodation

Dormitories

Location: Brtnická 13, Jihlava

There is basic equipment in the rooms (double, three-bed, four-bed, five-bed).  There are shared social facilities. On each floor there is a kitchen equipped with cooker, microwave oven and electric kettle. There are refrigerators on the corridors. There is also a washing machine. Students can use the TV room and wireless internet. The dormitories run permanently, including Saturdays and Sundays.

The International Office recommends dormitories for visa students who might have difficulties to find another type of accommodation in advance.

Private flats

Location: at the town centre or near the College

International students often stay in private flats, mostly shared with other students.

The International Office provides accommodation support and makes reservations for incoming students. Detailed information on the types of accommodation are provided on request.

The price of accommodation both in dormitories and private flats is 2000 - 3000 CZK / month depending on room type, size and equipment (usually a double room, shared social facilities).

Students are expected to pay a deposit of one-month rent on their arrival.

Housing benefit

Students with a permanent address outside the Jihlava district, including international students, can apply for a housing benefit.
In academic year 2016/2017, the amount of the housing benefit is CZK 600,- per month. It changes slightly every academic year.

College Canteen

The College of Polytechnics Jihlava has its own canteen. Students can buy lunch for CZK 38,-. The meal consists of soup, main course and dessert.
Opening hours:      

Monday - Thursday 11:15 - 14:00                  
Friday 11:15 - 13:30

You pay in cash in the canteen office during the opening hours. A minimum deposit is CZK 100,-.
Meals can be ordered either online (school net) or using the microchip directly in the canteen before 14:00 the previous day at the latest.

College Buffet

On the ground floor there is a buffet with snacks and drinks.
Opening hours:        

Monday - Thursday 7:00 - 17:00                    
Friday 7:00 - 12:00

         

Printing, scanning and copying

Multifunctional machines in all college corridors have basic Print, Copy and Scan functions.
Students have a discount for these services.
Here is the price list of printing service (August 2016):

Black-and-white A4 CZK 1,60
A4 duplex CZK 2,60
A3 CZK 2,80
A3 duplex CZK 5,20
Colour A4 CZK 6,-
A4 duplex CZK 11,80
A3 CZK 12,-
A3 duplex CZK 23,60

Printing is available through the school net.

Student computing account

Students are provided with a microchip that is used to pay for printing, scanning, photocopying, to order meals at the College canteen, to enter the dormitory, to borrow books from the libraries.
Refundable deposit is CZK 100,-; the microchip is issued at the dormitory or contact the International Office if you stay elsewhere.
You can charge the chip at the credit recharging machine located next to the Central Library on the 1st floor.

Library

Both the Central Library on the first floor and the Foreign Languages Library on the third floor are equipped with computers and considered quiet areas with study places. School library resources offer a range of study materials.  
Students register by filling in a registration form (only paper version available). The registration and service are free of charge.
Opening hours:
Central Library:

Monday                                     7:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 7:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 7:00 - 17:00
Thursday 7:00 - 16:00
Friday 7:00 - 12:00
Saturday 7:00 - 12:00 (semester and exam period only)

Foreign Language Library:  

Monday 7:00 - 17:00      
Tuesday 7:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 7:00 - 17:00
Thursday 7:00 - 15:00

                                                                

Computer network and information technologies

All the classrooms are equipped with computers and data projectors. 

Computer study rooms

The computer study room on the third floor is very popular with students. You will get access to email, the Internet and the school net. There are free places for your notebook to get connected. 
Opening hours:        

Monday - Saturday 6:00 - 20:00                   

WiFi

Wireless Internet covers more than 90 % of the building. For joining the school net you need to download a certificate – guide available here Although the guide is in Czech, do not feel discouraged! It is very instructional.
In case of emergency contact OIKT, room number 1N063 or 2N030.

Sports

Following activities are offered:

Sports courses
cycling, cycling + catamarans, water tourism, rafting, outdoor course, aerobic course, alpine tourism, hiking with a base, hiking without a base, inline skating course, dancing course, skiing and snowboarding, ski tourism, artificial climbing course, natural rock climbing course

Semestral sports
aerobic, aqua-fitness, badminton, basketball, floorball, Frisbee, indoor football, karate, jogging, fitness exercise, climbing, football tennis, swimming, spinning, table tennis, dance formations, tennis, volleyball.

Other activities for students, staff and public

Occasional events
Kite flying, Outdoor Sunday, Jihlava Grand Prix (road running).

Regular (or repeated in the course of semester)
a side football league, Zumba exercise, in-line skating rides, other sports tournaments.

Student Support Centre

The Student Support Centre offers confidential advice and assistance whenever students may need it. The staff support students by providing advice and information, facilitating the adjustment of students to the new environment, assisting in solving difficult life, study and social situations, accessing external support services, assisting in dealing with relevant public authorities (police, ....), assisting in effective transfer to the labour market, providing information concerning follow-up studies etc.

Tour Operator

The College of Polytechnics Jihlava runs its own travel agency. It was established in 2008 with a purpose to provide our Travel/Tourism students with practical knowledge in arranging different types of tours. The Tour Operator offers one-day sightseeing trips and more-day trips in the Czech Republic or abroad. It also provides ticketing service for cultural events such as theatre performances or musicals.

 British Council Examinations Centre

The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. It is a registered charity which creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide.

A new British Council examination centre was established at the College of Polytechnics Jihlava in March 2012. It allows people to take internationally recognized Cambridge exams (such as PET, FCE, CAE, etc.) at the college as well as attend language courses aiming at preparing students for  hese exams. The centre also organizes lectures, seminars, workshops, exhibitions and other actions so that the college helps people to be in touch with English language as much as possible. There is a specialized language library at our college and the college would like to enrich it with English textbooks, works of fiction, CDs, DVDs and other English materials.

Take advantage of the opportunity!

For more information concerning the courses, exams and actions look at our websites https://bc.vspj.cz/ or write at ryskova@vspj.cz.