From September 9 to September 23, the Student Welfare Council sold bus tickets to help students traveling during Chu-seok, one of the busiest holidays in Korea, at the Student Hall. Even before the Student Welfare Council opened at 11 a.m., many students were waiting in line to buy tickets, which were much cheaper than usual tickets, with a bus service that is more convenient for most students.
Every year, the Student Welfare Council carries out this event to reduce the burden that students face in getting tickets to travel home or return to Seoul. To meet the needs of students who live in different regions, the Student Welfare Council collaborated with other universities near the UOS, such as Kunkuk University and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, to provide a wider range of lines to each province.
Although the Student Welfare Council provided a student-friendly business to UOS students, there was something left to be desired. Jeong-hoo Moon (Dept. of English Language and Literature, ’14) said, “This business is really helpful not only for me but also for many UOS students who need to go home and return to Seoul,” However, she pointed out some of the difficulties of the of the service.
“There were only a few council members working to manage so many people’s needs quickly, so students had to wait in long a line in front of the office for at least 30 to 40 minutes to buy the tickets. The members were also confused while helping students because students were traveling to so many different destinations. To make the service more effective, it should be computerized, and selling windows should be assigned for each region.”