January 23, 2022

Scotland: University of Edinburgh Students Vote For Library ‘Nap Pods’

From The Scotsman:

Students at the University of Edinburgh voted by 1,616 to 286 votes to implement the pods as part of an effort to combat mental health issues.

The result of the poll means the student union must now lobby the university for the four pods, which cost up to £10,000 each [approx. $12,600 USD].

But there has been a widespread backlash against the proposed initiative, with some arguing that the money could be spent elsewhere such as on increased mental health counselling.

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