The Student Union proposes that Rector Moira von Wright allocates funds to the hiring of alpacas to the garden outside the Humanisticum building.
The charming animals would brighten up the street Biskopsgatan but mostly act as a support for students and staff in their everyday lives. Spending time with animals relieves stress and meeting the alpacas is a good incentive to getting out of your apartment every day.
Axel Wilson, who is responsible for social affairs on the Student Union Board, is prepared to work hard to make this happen, he will amongst other things discuss with the local residents’ association ways to conceal the smell of dung. “I could personally tend to the alpacas during weekends. Now is the time for acts to enhance student wellbeing” says Wilson. The alpaca project will of course be realized in a safe way, booking in the Peppi system will ensure that only a few people show up at the same time.
To guarantee regional equality the campus in Vasa should also have alpacas for joy and fluff therapy. An enclosure could perhaps be built on a lawn near Academill. The Student Union’s Service Expert in Vasa Amanda Ehn thinks it might be possible to have the alpacas close to the Havtornen building. “A couple of mini alpacas could be kept outside Havtornen during our opening hours. I can work outside and see to the alpacas as I give out stickers to the student cards, we’ll make it work”.