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Weihnachtswunschzettel und Glühwein

In den letzten Wochen haben wir unter dem Motto #BachelorOfChairs viele Aktionen für eine bessere Uni umgesetzt. Wir haben mit über 2000 Student*innen gesprochen und das Feedback erhalten, dass viele von euch ähnliche Probleme mit der Uni haben wie wir.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Gestern haben wir an unserem Glühweinstand eure Bildungswunschzettel eingesammelt. Hier seht ihr eine Auswahl von dem, was am Stand geschrieben wurde.

Noch mehr Infos zur Kampagne unter luks-passau.org/ba-chairs

Unsere Forderungen an die Uni-Leitung bleiben bestehen und auch der Protest geht weite

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#BachelorOfChairs The reconstruction continues!

This noon, activists of LUKS, equipped with reflective vests and tools, went all over the campus distributing flyers. They anncounced to rebuild the university. Again, the reactions of many students made visible, how important the topic of the crowded university is.

According to the university, a seminar is only crowded, if there aren´t any free seats.
If it is that simple: Let´s enlarge all rooms!

Sadly, as we all know, that no matter how many seat are in a room, it´s impossible to do proper scientific work, if there are more than 40 participants. But that´s a realisation that the university hasn´t come to yet.

We demand from the university:
1. to distibute the funds more properly. Funding of teaching, not of image-campaigns and exellence-strategies.
2. to organise the teaching more properly. At a number of new students as high as now, it is necessary to develop well-made plans, to ensure teaching for everyone. Hoping for selection through competition causes the opposite.
3. to strive for more money. Both federal states and the government in Berlin must fund education. This is only possible, if the universities campaign for the abolishment of the cooperation-ban.

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Symbolic closing of the canteen

The canteen is closed!
The reconstuction of the canteen into a room for seminars has begun!

This noon Luks closed the canteen as a part of the campaign #BachelorOfChairs symbolicly with barrier tape. This action is nothing but consequent in the logic of the university, who which isn´t interested in a high-quality teaching, but only in economical effiency. Acording to their view, a seminar is only crowded, if there aren´t enough chairs in the room, no matter whether thre are already too many students in this seminar, if proper learning is wanted.
The agreemant of many students showed, how importnat this topic is! We demand from the university:
1. to distibute the funds more properly. Funding of teaching, not of image-campaigns and exellence-strategies.
2. to organise the teaching more properly. At a number of new students as high as now, it is necessary to develop well-made plans, to ensure teaching for everyone. Hoping for selection through competition causes the opposite.
3. to strive for more money. Both federal states and the government in Berlin must fund education. This is only possible, if the universities campaign for the abolishment of the cooperation-ban.

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LUKS startet #BachelorOfChairs

Student*innen stellen Forderungen an Uni-Leitung

Unter dem Motto „Bachelor of Chairs“ kreative Aktionen bis Ende Dezember angekündigt

Um gegen überfüllte Seminare und die Unterfinanzierung der Universität zu protestieren kündigen Student*innnen der Hochschulgruppe „Liste der unabhängigen kritischen Student*innen“ (LUKS) kreative Aktionen bis Ende Dezember an. Unter dem Motto „Bachelor of Chairs“ reagieren die Student*innen auf eine Äußerung der Universitätsleitung, dass Veranstaltungen erst dann überfüllt seien, wenn es mehr Teilnehmer*innen als Sitzplätze gäbe (plus.pnp.de vom 21.11.2017).

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“No one has the intention of abolishing seminars”

– in favour of independent and critical learning
– against the economisation of knowledge.

A banner with this slogan was hung on Passau’s bridge ‘Fünferlsteg’ last week in critique of the current developments and learning conditions at the University of Passau: precarious study conditions and housing shortages.

Only recently, an impromptu lecture in sociology has been launched to supplement the overcrowded seminars at the university. However, hierarchical teaching formats like frontal lectures limit independent thinking even further.

With the maximum duration of study, performance pressure through grades and more subject matters being repeated and left unquestioned in fewer time, students are facing more and more distress. Instead of fostering collaborative together, our educational system produces self-centered individuals without a chance of solidarity. Students are learning against rather than with each other. It is time to regain our consciousness of the people behind ‘human capital’; to rediscover our quest for knowledge. We demand the possibility of self-determined and critical learning – no further economisation of our education!

While the conditions at our university are deteriorating, its surroundings are turning more and more precarious as well. Even four weeks after the semester has begun, a vast number of students have not yet found an apartement and are forced to commute from home or stay in hotels. Although this may be a minor issue in a small town in Lower Bavaria in comparison with larger cities, the problem is increasing. With Passau’s rents having risen by almost 30% in the past 5 years, many student find themselves unable to get affordable apartments. Instead of compensating students, efficiency is demanded. We can and will not accept these developments!