Campus life – Facilities

CAMPUS LIFE

The long-term effort and social sensitivity we treat delicate issues of vulnerable social groups that form part of the Student population of the Hellenic Mediterranean University, are depicted in a series of infrastructure and services it provides.

The opportunities in intellectual and entertaining Student activities are many and developing rapidly with the support of the Institution. New Students have personal advisory support during arrival and throughout their studies, from the Counseling and Psychological Social Support Center.

The HMU provides free feeding to approximately 3000 students in its restaurants, in buildings of the Institution in Heraklion, and its Departments, situated in the cities of Chania, Rethymnon, Agios Nikolaos and Sitia.

The HMU has Student Residencies in the Cities of Heraklion and Sitia and it can host 296 and 23 students respectively.  Furthermore there is provision for the accommodation of Students in the Departments situated in the cities of Chania, Rethymno and Agio Nikolao with collaborating hotels.

FOOD SERVICES FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS

All Hellenic Mediterranean University restaurants, in each of the four prefectures, offer breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Three meals per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner, in the HMU restaurant cost around 60 Euros per month.

The opening hours of the restaurants are:

Breakfast: 07:30 – 09:30

Lunch: 12:00 – 16:00

Dinner: 19:00 – 22:00

Cafe: All day

GYM

A complete education combines cultivation of the mind and improvement of physical health. “A healthy mind in a healthy body”.

Sports contribute to the development of social virtues, such as collaboration, solidarity, consistency and responsibility; they can play a positive role in the socialisation process and they are a key factor for mental and physical balance.

Our Institute offers our students and its staff the possibility to enjoy a variety of sports activities within fully organized and equipped Sports Facilities staffed by qualified Physical Education Teachers.

The sports activities that take place in the Indoor Gym “Markos Karanastasis”, HMU, are the following:

  1. Basketball
  2. Volleyball
  3. Traditional dance
  4. Aerobics
  5. Martial Arts (Judo – Self-defence)
  6. Empowerment Room (Weight room)
  7. Ping pong
  8. Rehabilitation programmes for injuries
  9. Rehabilitation programmes for persons suffering from musculoskeletal diseases

Students who wish to take part in the sports activities of the Institute are required to obtain an athlete’s card, which is issued by the Gym upon receipt of the following documents:

  1. Certificate of Studies or copy of the Student Pass
  2. Doctor’s Certificate (from the HMU Clinic or from a private doctor)
  3. Two photographs (ID size)
  4. Application for membership  

INFORMATION:

Indoor Gym “MARKOS KARANASTASIS

Student Care Office

Telephone number: 2810-379890  2810-379375

FAX: 2810-379822

Gym website

THE LIBRARY

The library has a wide selection of books on all different topics which are taught at the HMU and many of these books are in English. You can also research books, articles and periodicals from other Universities and HMUs electronically from the computer room located on the top floor of the library. This room is popular and computers must be reserved in advance. Internet access is also available in the Computer Department, and the International Office and other Departments without reservation.

The HMU is now wireless.

Visit the website of the library here. (http://www.lib.teicrete.gr/index_en.html)

MEDICAL FACILITIES

Citizens of the European Union have the right to free medical care and social security in Greece, provided they have obtained their national health insurance card from their country. A free medical service is available at the HMU daily. Non EU Citizens are required to bring their private health insurance translated into English.

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOSOCIAL

The Counseling and Psychosocial Support Centre (CSSC) is a new service available to any member of the Institute society, including students, professors and administrative staff. Its goal is to contribute to a smooth and effective adaptation to the education process, which can be hindered due to either personal problems or the particularly stressful conditions that merely arise from this process.

The Centre has a support group that comprises a Doctor from the Institute, Psychologists, a Social Worker and a Nurse, when needed. In the meantime, the Centre, several community bodies and private individuals (Hospitals, Social Welfare Organisation, Psychiatrists, etc.) are working together when an intervention is required.

The Centre focuses on Psychological health issues aiming at primary and tertiary prevention (Community Psychology Hygiene and reintegration into the education process) covering the whole range of mental disorders. Prevention is a main goal of the Centre obtained through psychological training and information about topics of interest, in person or in groups (announcements, workshops, conferences).

Furthermore, intervenes, when asked, in cases that cause social difficulties, such as interpersonal and family relationships, and in particular relationships that arise from the education process (Professor – Student relationship or relationship between colleagues).

The provided services are completely free of charge and subject to a strict protocol of medical confidentiality.

The Centre is open during the academic year from 09:30 to 13:30, Monday to Friday, appointment required, except for emergencies. It is open ONLY for the members of the HMU community. Email: counselingcenter@staff.hmu.gr

It is located behind the Clinic; telephone number: 2810-379541

Scientific Coordinator of the CPSC

Michelarakis Eytychios

FACILITIES FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The HMU  is still making progress in this area by having introduced ramps and lifts for students with mobility problems. There are provisions for students with special needs by utilizing Information and Communication Technologies. This area is one of our top priorities for further improvement.

Improvements are taking place for access in line with the 2020 deadline for facilities for people with disabilities.

INSURANCE

Citizens of the European Union have the right to free medical care and social security in Greece, provided they have obtained their national health insurance card from their country. A free medical service is available at the HMU daily. Non EU Citizens are required to bring their private health insurance translated into English.

For students coming to Crete for practical training, they must also have Private Health Cover in line with EU regulations and should ask for further details at their Home Erasmus Office.

SERVICES CENTERS

The HMU offers a variety of services to the Academic Society and the public, summarized as follows:

FINCANCIAL SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS

  • Three meals per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner, in the HMU restaurant cost around 60 Euros per month.
  • Bus Pass with a 25-50% discount (a one month card is 40€).
  • Free access to the Sports Union.
  • Free membership of the HMU library.
  • Free online teaching material.
  • Cultural seminars, excursions for educational purposes and Greek lessons at no extra cost.
  • Excursions at a low cost.