Give Glasgow Kelvin College HND Students ‘No Detriment’ policy for Graded Unit

Give Glasgow Kelvin College HND Students ‘No Detriment’ policy for Graded Unit

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C Davidson started this petition to Glasgow Kelvin College

As HND students we have been working hard for the last two years to get the grades we need to be continue our path of higher education by going to university. 

Students are concerned about forthcoming graded unit projects which are used to give our end of year grades. Before COVID-19 universities started to give out offers of places with courses asking for above the minimum requirements due to the popularity of courses meaning people are needing a higher grade to be able to have their conditional offers. 

Glasgow Caledonian & Strathclyde students both set up petitions for a ‘no detriment’ policy for their 4th year students. This means that the grade a student is currently sitting at cannot fall into a lower grade with upcoming assessments. The grade can only be improved on from the assessments which are now their exams. 

We are asking for the same policy for HND students for Glasgow Kelvin College so that no students are academically disadvantaged due to the pandemic. This would relieve students of the extra pressure put on to try and meet university requirements outside of not having an active learning environment with online learning not currently being active in courses, not being able to have the one to one mentoring sessions face to face with lecturers and that presentations may not be able to be carried out due to social distancing.

If presentations were decided to be done over online conference sites this gives a disadvantage to those not able to do so due to not having the available technology. Our presentation along with a written report makes up 60% of our marks. This can be make or break for the grades needed to get into university. 

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