In the branch of NIU MPEI in Volzhsky, all the necessary conditions are for students. Students take part in events of career guidance, civil-patriotic, cultural, moral and sports directions.
Student self-government works on an ongoing basis at the university — the Student Council, which helps everyone to reveal their talent. Students are involved in the work of the volunteer detachment and the search squad «Stalingrad frontier.» The youth participates in actions of the All-Russian value: energy saving festival #TogetherBrighter, engineering CASE-IN championship. A few years ago, in the branch of MPEI in Volzhsky, the student team of CFIP (Club of the Funny and Inventive People) «Energy of Taste» was created. Today it successfully performs at inter-university, city and regional events. It is also a mentor for young teams consisting of freshmen. In December 2019, the First City Inter-University Festival of CFIP «Volzhsky Freshman Cup» was held in Volzhsky in the Palace of Youth, where two teams of MPEI took the 1st and the 2nd places.
The best indicator of graduates’ competence of NU MPEI branch in Volzhsky is their demand for power enterprises. For example, half of the staff of the Volga HPP are graduates of the branch. Together with the university, enterprises — partners of the institute are actively participating in the formation of new approaches to the education system, taking into account the digital format of the economy. Long-term cooperation agreements have been concluded with OOO LUKOIL-Volgograd, PJSC RusHydro, PJSC Russian Networks and JSC Concern Rosenergoatom, JSC VTZ. Students, along with professionals, participate in corporate championships of companies according to the international standard. WorldSkills.
Students during the summer holidays work in student construction teams at the facilities of energy enterprises in both Volgograd and other regions of the country.
The branch focuses on physical fitness and healthy lifestyles. The university has two sports halls for physical education and training in football, volleyball, basketball, tennis, kettlebell weight, and you can also study in the air — on a StreetWorkout located on the territory of the university. Students of the branch constantly take the first places in the individual championship in swimming, tennis, participate in inter-university sports games and sports games for the V.S. Zhirkov Cup.
Involving students in the social life of the institute, city, region, allows them to become comprehensive developed individuals, capable of large-scale thinking and solving non-standard social and professional problems.