Service Centre

Mission

To support Milestone’s varied activities from the teaching modules in the Academic Department and consultancy work performed by the Solutions Lab, the Service Centre was created in May 2017. The aim of this Department is to provide assistance to all other Departments in the field of Finance, Human Resources, Infrastructure, Communications & PR and Event Organisation so they focus on their core activities. In the same time, the Service Centre also builds competences, and can offer its services to external parties such as the potential clients of the Knowledge Port.

Please find detailed description of solutions provided to Students and Faculty.

Organising Events

Milestone students, faculty and staff may organise events at the Milestone Institute. The organisation of a successful event requires proper planning and a team with clearly allocated responsibilities. Events have to be advertised at least one week in advance via email, including the exact time and place of the event and the contact details of the organisers, as well as via a Facebook event. Draft emails could be sent to info@msinst.org for distribution to all students. The society organising an event is responsible for cleaning up afterwards, and for returning all furniture to its original place. Core Staff members might request operational support from the Service Centre Team. To do so, they have to fill in the event registration form.

Booking a Room 

Room bookings, whether for a class, or a student society event, have to be made at least three days in advance, with an estimate of the number of participants (and hence the room capacity required), and indication of what equipment (such as a projector, etc.) will be needed.

Please note that we do not provide room generally for mentoring sessions. However, if the mentor needs a private space to discuss more personal matters, he or she can request a room by sending an email to the Reception.

If you would like to book a room, please send an email to: info@msinst.org.

Available Equipments 

Our students, faculty and staff may, if a proposed event or project requires it, borrow equipment available at the Milestone Institute. A piece of equipment can only be borrowed by a single person who is responsible for it during the loan period, as well as for returning it to its proper place afterward. Students are liable for any damage to the equipment they borrow, either by replacing the equipment or paying for its repair, as required. Before any object can be taken out, this must first be registered with the office manager, who will also record the period of the loan.

If you would like to enquire the exact list of available equipments, please send an email to: info@msinst.org.

Student ID Cards 

The primary purpose of the Milestone ID card is to identify you as a student of the Institute. In addition, your ID card also grants you swipe access to the building. You should therefore always carry your Milestone ID card, not least in order to gain access to the premises. In order for us to produce your ID card, we require a recent colour photograph. The image must be taken against a light background so that your features are clearly distinguishable, and it must be a full-face image (in other words, NO telephone selfies or cropped holiday shots!). It is important that you look after and protect your student ID card.

Terms and conditions of ID card use:

  • Cards remain the property of the Milestone Institute
  • Cards are not transferrable and must not be lent to others
  • If you leave the programme before its end, you must return your card
  • If you lose your ID card, you must report this via an email to mentors@msinst.org; while your initial ID card is issued free of charge, you will be charged for replacement cards.

Common Room 

The Common Room is the main space for students to socialise or simply unwind after their classes. It may be freely used for mentoring as well as other activities without booking, and open lectures and larger events also take place here. Students are asked to maintain order in the Common Room, and in case of student-organised events, to return the furniture to its original place and clean up, if needed.

Kitchen 

The kitchen is available for use to students, core staff and faculty. Coffee and tea are available for all, while the fully equipped kitchen may also be used for cooking, baking or storing food. Students should note that all common property is placed on open shelves and the common table, while all other food and drink (particular those stored in the fridge and cupboard) are off bounds. Students and staff are asked to clean up after themselves. Coffee mugs, glasses and plates are not to be left in the sink, but either placed in the dishwasher or washed by hand should the latter be full or running.

Shower Room

The upstairs bathroom is available for students wishing to take a shower. Please note that changes of clothing may not be permanently kept at the Institute, nor are towels provided. Like all other facilities, the toilets and bathroom should be kept in a clean state, and any potential issues should be reported to the front desk.

Offical Closing Dates in 2018

Monday, 1st January: New Year’s Day

Thursday, 15th March: Hungarian Revolution of 1848

Friday, 16th March: Merge

Saturday, 17th March: Milestone CLOSED

Friday, 30th March: Good Friday

Saturday, 31st March: Milestone CLOSED

Monday, 2nd April: Easter Monday

Saturday, 28th April: Milestone CLOSED

Monday, 30th April: Merge

Tuesday, 1st May: Labour Day

Monday, 21st May: Pentecost Monday

Monday, 6th August – Monday, 3rd September: Milestone CLOSED

Monday, 20th August: St. Stephen’s Day

Monday, 22nd October: Merge

Tuesday, 23rd October: Hungarian Revolution of 1956

Thursday, 1st November: All Saints Day

Friday, 2nd November: Merge

Saturday, 3rd November: Milestone CLOSED

Monday, 24th December: Merge

Tuesday, 25th December: Christmas Day

Wednesday, 26th December: Boxing Day

Thursday, 27th December: Milestone CLOSED

Friday, 28th December: Milestone CLOSED

Saturday, 29th December: Milestone CLOSED

Monday, 31st December: Merge

Tuesday, 1st January 2019: New Year’s Day

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