Students play an important role when it comes to finding solutions to the greatest challenges of our time, yet they have taken an unproportional part of the burden during the pandemic. This is the common starting point when UiB Collaboratory and LawTransform join forces with the Bergen School of Global Studies and Bergen Global for a seminar series on how COVID-19 has affected and affects students, and will continue to do so in yet uncertain ways in the future. Which measures have been put forward, by whom and to what effect? Is the passivity and helplessness felt by students a symptom of a latent issue? How does the pandemic put students as producers of knowledge and political actors in a new light? These are some of the aspects we want to address in the up-coming seminars.
Students in crisis: Corona measures under examination
It is almost a year since the pandemic started affecting our everyday lives, and the local and national authorities began implementing measures to protect our society. Particular restrictions regarding students have been put forward and now students world-wide share common experiences. We think that it is time to examine the measures put forward and take a closer look at their effects. In this seminar, we will look at these questions through the perspective of Bergen.