FPN students: current COVID-19 measures don’t go far enough

FPN students: current COVID-19 measures don’t go far enough

Some students don't feel safe at university

24-11-2021

MAASTRICHT. The current COVID-19 measures don’t go far enough: almost 70 per cent of the Psychology students don’t feel safe at the university. This was the outcome of a poll held by the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience’s student council among 123 students.

It is a small survey, student council member Lilly Schröder emphasised during the faculty meeting last Thursday. “Also, if you are worried, you are more likely to complete the poll. But it is nevertheless an indication.”

Participants were also able to leave remarks at the end of the survey; 35 of them made use of this option. They feel it is strange that they have to wear a face mask in the corridors but not during the tutorial group meetings where they sit next to each other for an hour and a half. Some feel that it is irresponsible to come to the university, now that the national advice is to stay at home for work as much as possible. Still, they would rather not see a return to full online education, which has its disadvantages for students’ mental health.

Could the faculty board not take extra measures, such as making face masks compulsory in class, Schröder asked. Dean Harald Merckelbach promised to take a look.

Author: Cleo Freriks

Photo: Loraine Bodewes

Tags: covid-19,FPN,students,student council

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