Students are concerned about the lack of study places in the city
The Hanze Studentenbelangen Vereniging (HSV) is very worried about the lack of study places in the city center for Hanze students in the coming examination period.
They are, therefore, asking for the creation of pop-up study places. These are study facilities that are created for the duration of an examination period and then disappear again; the process can be repeated every exam period.
The public library is widely used by Hanze students during exam periods, but will close its doors on Saturday 2 November, and the library in the new Groninger Forum will not open until 29 November. In the meantime, Hanze students do not have a location to study in the city center, while the first examination period of the university falls precisely in those weeks, according to the HSV.
“Hanze students must also be able to prepare for their exams in the city center. In order to compensate for the lack of space during these peak moments, we call for pop-up study places to be created, ” says vice-chairman Lars Kamstra.
With the opening of the Groninger Forum, 178 study places will become available for Hanze students, though more than 400 will be lost with the closure of the public library, says Kamstra. “This is a sharp decrease in the number of study places in the city center, which does not cause any problems outside of the exam periods, but all the more during these periods.”
“Hanse students can continue to study in the city center through pop-up study places. The HSV wants all students to be able to prepare optimally for exams”, says Kamstra.