PCU in the Community
Living in Prague is a two-way experience. The city offers so much to our university community. Equally, staff and students give back much to the world beyond the university campus. In this way PCU fulfils its responsibility to engage with organizations, to further enrich the tapestry of Prague’s cultural and educational activity, and to benefit its community.
Many students choose to be involved with community events and projects, either as part of their studies or independently. Regardless of whether our students are Czech natives, or come to study from abroad for one semester, everyone is encouraged to learn more about the city and community we are based in.
Prague Fringe Festival
PCU has been a long-term supporter of the Prague Fringe Festival, which despite its small size is one of the jewels in the world-wide Fringe Alliance. During the festival’s 20 year history, our students have written and produced plays, and one of our Graphic Design alumni, Alina Shupikova, is responsible for designing the Fringe identity and branding.
Recently our Creative Media Production students have been involved in offering livestream support to the festival and have also produced a promotional video. While one of our Graphic Design students worked with their team to create new visual graphics. You can read more about our students' involvement here and watch the promotional video created by two of our Creative Media Production students.
Living Futures is PCU’s ongoing series of yearly themes connecting students with their inner and outer environments. Projects have included waste recycling, tree-planting, cleaning local waterways, finding alternatives to fast fashion and looking for ways to come together as a community. Past themes have been #notimetowaste, #facingchange, and #comingtogether. PCU’s new theme for 2021/22 will be #bethechange!
Read more about Living Futures
Milovice Children's Home
PCU has established a strong relationship with Detske Centrum Milovice which provides a home for children aged 6 months to 5 years old. and supports their various activities and projects. PCU staff, students, and lecturers visit the centre on a regular basis and collect donations for the children. Money raised through fundraising and donations has gone to support holidays in the Czech Mountains for the children, equipment for the centre and Christmas gifts.
Mexico Prague Iberoamerican Film Festival
MPIFF is an international film festival based in Prague, curating and showcasing the best films from Latin America (particularly Mexico), Spain and Portugal. In the festival’s third year, PCU has joined as a main sponsor; and for the official launch, students from our Creative Media Production programme organized equipment and provided key technical skills to support a livestream broadcast to an international audience. In September 2021 a student team will manage and support the three-day festival, capturing key moments on camera, and taking responsibility for broadcasting a mix of live content and films directly to the MPIF website and social media. This gives our students the opportunity to work with professionals and as part a team bringing a festival to a large international audience.