On March 27, 2023, the "Marathon of the Firsts" kicked off at the Sirius Educational Center in Sochi. It coincided with the launch of the fourth season of the Russian Nationwide contest "Big Change".
The two-day program of the Marathon included motivational sessions, discussions, workshops, success stories of the winners of previous seasons, as well as meetings with politicians, opinion leaders, public figures, famous bloggers, scientists and artists.
Olga Pavlovna Noskova, the head of the educational project art laboratory ("ArtPolyLab"), an assistant of the Graduate School of Applied Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting, held the workshop "Project thinking. Complex things in simple terms" where she talked about the relevance of the development of project thinking in modern times, the importance of developing a project approach to life, the advantages of project thinking that provide achievement of high professional results and the increase in personal efficiency.
"I am honored to represent SPBPU at such a major federal event. "The Marathon of the Firsts" fascinated me with its scale, the highest level of organization, and with the inspired and active participants. Thanks to similar projects, we bring up competent, caring and motivated young people, who can deservedly be called the new national elite," says Olga.