The Student Council has asked the Wageningen UR Executive Board for a silence and relaxation room in Forum. According to the council, students ‘yearn for a silent place to sit and reflect about the values of life’.
At present, students who want to escape the maelstrom for a moment have no opportunity to do so, except perhaps in the toilet, café or library. But, according to the council, these are not places where you can find real peace.
The university should make a room available where ‘Muslim students can go during Ramadan to pray, where intellectuals reflect on humanity, where students can have a power nap to be fully prepared for their afternoon session of classes.’ A number of other universities already have a silence room.