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Are you sick of not being able to squeeze the residual yoghurt out of its carton? Are you overcome with shame when you unpack three layers of cellophane from your organic vegetables? Then you will be inspired by the 31 students who met up with the purpose of innovate the hell out of three major companies in order to combat food waste.
In 2018, tutors at the Faculty of Law at The University of Copenhagen were asked to drop a Mexico-themed intro party for new students after complaints of cultural insensitivity. This set off a national debate about identity politics and how to deal with offences. So what are this year's students supposed to do?
You probably know the hullabaloo: Every year, just around the start of the academic year, the traditional intro camps for freshmen are up for debate. There is too much drinking. Then it’s all about sex. Then the themes are inappropriate. But it is actually a new phenomenon that society outside the university holds an opinion at all about what happens among students.
Stories of sexism, drinking and crazy initiation rituals, a global #metoo movement and a set of guidelines on how to deal with offensive behaviour made the University of Copenhagen the centre of a stormy debate last year.
Ida Stahl's intro course was cool. But it was also filled with worries and speculation: would she get any new friends? Starting at university is a tough time for many people
Over 700 people represent the University of Copenhagen at this year's Pride Parade, but the university does not yet have an LGBT+ policy. Something should be done about it, said Prorector Bente Stallknecht at a debate meeting with students and staff.
»I have been in a little bit of a wardrobe panic, but it ended up being what was at the top of the cupboard, because I thought there was really no reason to think too much about it.«
Start brewing your own coffee, quit buying kebabs on your way home from a night out, and get creative with your gifts for friends and family. Here is the ultimate guide to living on a student budget.