Bring Back Eva-Britt!
Dear principal Viktor Öwall,
The Programme Coordinator of the faculty of Industrial Design, Eva-Britt Grönberg, was recently moved from the faculty building IKDC to the E-building.
As we understand it, the main reason behind this seems to be that the rent for her office is too high. Another reason is that her boss, Bodil Ryderheim, Director of Educational Services wants all the Programme Coordinators located in the same place for better overview. The solution of moving Eva-Britt is eligible, but we would like to ask you to listen how it affects us as students.
Eva-Britt is a central figure in our education and being able to have short, informal meetings and agreements with her is important. Both when it concerns curricular issues and technical questions about school premises. She is in contact with the whole house, both those who are course-responsebles and also to the different workshops and other resource accesses. Of course there are other people to turn to, but nobody knows how it works as well as Eva-Britt. We also think that she likes helping us and it is important for her to feel connected to the students.
We understand that it might not be efficient in administrative situations, but for us it only makes sense to have a student coordinator at the place of study. It is important for us to be part of the Technical University of Lund and abide to general protocols, but when looking internationally design schools are always run centrally. This is mainly because of all the specific activities that require physical presence, such as model-building, exhibitions, workshops, presentations, etc.
We can still reach her through e-mails and phone-calls or planned visits to the E-building, but because of the above mentioned concerns, solving issues is now more time-consuming than before.
Please reconsider the transfer of Eva-Britt. It is the most important for us to acknowledge what Eva-Britt wants, and we believe that is being around us in our faculty.
Students of the School of Industrial Design