The Faculty of Creative Industries is one of the most popular faculties at the Higher School of Economics. Today we have more than 5 thousand students. In the international QS ranking in the communications and media subject area, the HSE is ranked among the leading universities in Russia, and in the Art and Design category HSE became the best Russian university and entered the top 200 international universities.
Our faculty is one of the largest centers for training specialists in the creative industries: it brings together the best teachers and curators from among practicing professionals, talented students and successful graduates who work in leading russian and world companies or create their own startups.
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The night before the exam, you have to look out into the open window at midnight sharp to say: "Freebie, come!" three times. When performing this ritual, you should hold a student's record book on the page where the teacher should sign the exam. And the test will be successfully passed
2.Right hand and leg
It is believed that the card with questions should be pulled with your right hand, if you stepped into the audience with your right foot, and, conversely, if you came in with your left foot, then pull the card with your left hand. Some students believe that to get up in the morning of the exam you need too with the foot you like most.
If a student is scolded by someone close to him or her during the exam, then huge success is expected for him or her. Swearing applied to the student must be selected wisely. For example, you can not call student stupid or foolish, and generally you can not use swearwords that indicate his/her intellect.
4. Sweet dreams
Before you go to bed on the night before the exam, you need to close and take away all the written materials that were used in the preparation - the textbooks of the lecture, the manuals and the like. Some students, going to bed, put a textbook or notebook under the pillow, believing that in a dream all the material that they contain is smoothly flowing into their bright head.
5. Five-kopeck coin
Old ritual tried by many generations - going to the exam put under the heel of the left foot a five-kopeck coin. For the best result, you should use coins of the old make.
6. Be kind - and universe will give you good luck
It is believed that for good deals you will be rewarded. The day before the exam you can make a lot of useful things: give money to the poor, transfer all the grandmothers across the road, do cleaning in the apartment, gently communicate with parents. The reward is assured, but it's not clear how soon!
7. Trust pregnant women
One more strange belief claims that if you, on the way to exam, have met the pregnant woman, approach her and ask to call number. After that you can be calm - the called number of ticket will be lucky.
8.Don’t wash away knowledge
There is one not very comfortable tradition but it can save a lot of time: not to cut hair, not to shave and not to wash before exam. It can be connected with a fear of army where every person will be cut. There are also some eases for the most hygienic students: if you should pass examination in humanitarianly discipline you can wash right half of the head. Don’t disturb left hemisphere and on the contrary in technical disciplines.
9. Wear lucky clothes
You can also come to examination in the same clothes. But if there was a trouble with your look – you should obligatory replace clothes. By no means take in head to come to exams in new things or in clothes which weren't put on long ago. Students assure that it is the first sign of the exam failure.
10. Rub the nose of the dog
This tradition appeared in 1938. The students of the Moscow Bauman Technical University rub the nose of the dog (sculpture "Scout with a dog") for the successful passing of the exam at the metro station Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Moscow).
Of course, this is superstition. However, it has grown - in the heat of the session, to pat the dog, sometimes a whole line is being built._Aleksandra Michailidi, Vlada Maschenko