Sunday, November 28

Society. “Add a sweater”: the shocking advice from Crous to cold students

“It’s completely unacceptable! When any other person comes into their home, their owner will never tell them to put on a sweater because it’s too cold …”

A master’s student told France 3 the incredible response of the Crous de Bordeaux-Aquitaine to the tenants of the Pierre and Marie Curie university residence in Talence (Gironde), who complained of the cold.

In October, temperatures drop and heating is delayed. According to the local chain, it is 16 degrees in the rooms, for about 70% humidity.

Annoyed by the situation, and anxious to know when the heating would be on, some students write to the Crous.


In a response by a collective to the residents, dated October 14, the CROUS announces the next commissioning of the heating, and adds: “In the meantime, it is not necessary to make requests for interventions. Add a sweater. ! “

A sentence that shocked the students. Especially since since then, it hasn’t been much better …

Contacted by France Bleu, the CROUS acknowledged: “The wording of this sentence was not appropriate”. He also admitted to “malfunctions” of the heating, and promised maintenance operations. In the meantime, students are asked to keep their sweaters …

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