Students should have the right to defer their education during the pandemic

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Due to the current pandemic, university students are being forced to study and work completely online. This has completely altered the university learning experience and has left many feeling overwhelmed and under-taught. These students are still paying the full amount of university tuition fee (currently standardised at £9,250 per year). This online delivery is not an adequate source of learning, especially considering the amount of money students are still having to pay to get a lesser education than those who have come before them. This is not the way students should have to study their chosen degree courses to gain access into their chosen field of employment and interest.

There is not enough support for students who need additional help and guidance.

New students who have no previous degree level experience are not being supported in the same way they would be if face-to-face teaching was taking place. Returning students are facing the challenge presented by how different online learning is when compared to the standard of education they have previously received. There are simply no substantial similarities in the delivery of online learning versus the usual seminars and lectures that take place in person. It is unfair on these students whose university experience has been completely remodelled in a detrimental way. We need to make a change for those who are sacrificing their student years to isolate alone during what is meant to be not only their busiest years, but also their best years.

I believe students should have the right to defer their placement no matter what year of study they are in until they can receive the quality of learning they are paying for.

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