Who am I?
I’m a master’s student of molecular biology. After being exposed to the education at UiB, I decided that I wanted to try to make it better, so I became the vice-president of the student-council of the faculty of mathematics and natural science. Since then, I have worked to improve the educational situation at UiB at the institute, faculty, and university level.
I´m running for the board because society at large prospers if students leave UiB with a higher competence within their chosen field, a varied set of skills, and a healthy psyche and the confidence to engage with- and innovate solutions to- the problems facing modern society.
I´m running for the board because in that position, with my experience, I can push the University of Bergen towards becoming excellent in education, providing a campus that facilitates social and cultural bonding, and incentivises both students and scientists to engage in the public debate.
Excellence in Education
We’ve all been there. Herded into a lecture hall with anywhere from 20 – 400 others and sit there while a 60 year old white dude reads off his power point slides.. We then file into an exam hall to wonder at the 50 multiple choice questions that are more a gamble that your interpretation of one specific word is the same as the professor’s.
This model of education has to change!
The electronic infrastructure and competence that is being built for varied models of education and evaluation as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak should be built upon, improved, and eventually integrated in normal educational semesters.
UiB should to a greater extent use motivated master’s students, engineers, and educated teachers (lectors) to educate.
UiB must get better at using the exam as a part of the learning process by building competence in- and to a greater extent employ the use of- alternative evaluation and educational methods that focus on constructive and consistent feedback.
A Connecting Campus
Campus should serve both to aid in modern educational practices, as well as provide a place for students to be social outside of organised learning activity. It should also be a stage upon which students, scientists, and professors can intermingle. This is important not only to provide the best possible education, but the best possible environment for students to grow, both within their chosen field and as engaged citizens.
To do this, we must put a larger focus on a campus that facilitates modern and active teaching methods. Furthermore, rooms should be available for students to use specifically to build a subject-based identity and culture around.
Sustainability in Science
Sustainability has to be considered throughout all activities that the university engages in, from how we design courses to how we design buildings. There should however be a renewed focus on incentivising scientists to tackle sustainability issues, especially those working in traditionally non-technology oriented fields such as the law, psychology, or the humanities.