Student Community Service (KKN) is a community service activity at the village level that seeks to provide better training and education. Through craft training activities, for example, students can invite the community to be more creative and be able to improve the regional economy through works of economic value.
As the institution in charge of the Student Community Service Center, the Institute of Research and Community Service (LPPM) held a Student Community Service Briefing event on 6-7 June 2022. In addition to several LPPM officials, this online event was attended by Yusron Sugiarto, STP., M Sc, MP., Ph.D. as the Head of the Student Community Service Center, Agung Nugroho, SE., MM., MM (HRM) as the Secretary and students who will carry out KKN.
In his opening remarks, the Chairman of LPPM, Prof. Luchman Hakim S.Si., M.Agr.Sc., Ph.D., said that KKN is an inseparable part of the Three Pillars of Higher Education activities. “The variety of KKN activities created in UB, which we know as Thematic KKN, is because every activity in the faculty, or initiated by study programs has certain themes. These themes are associated with the vision and mission of the institution that oversees KKN and hopefully, they will be able to answer and solve strategic issues,” he said.
The speaker, Edriana Pangastuti, SE., M.Sc., DBA., as the Head of the Center for Tourism Studies of LPPM UB, shared the material entitled “Development and Mapping of Local Potential of Villages into Tourism Villages”. She hopes that the material will provide a lot of information for students who are carrying out KKN, to explore the potential of the KKN location.
On the second day, Nazhif Ubaidillah, a student from the Faculty of Agricultural Technology UB, shared “videography” material. Nazhif said, as a videographer and content creator for KKN activities, there is a lot of information that can be conveyed, whether in audio or visual form. Hopefully, videos can reach a wider spread of information.