Refund Tuition Fees for Brunel University International Students
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We are international students from Brunel University London and we are here to demand a total refund of 2000 pounds per student to compensate the loss of lectures, workshops, and seminars related to the upcoming 4-week industrial action from 22nd Feb till 16th March. Considering the tuition fees, the accommodation, transportation cost and most importantly, our valuable time, we believe £2000 is a justified request. We support our lecturers who decide to strike and wish to see renegotiation in the short future. We expect positive response from our University as soon as possible.
There's also a petition of "Proportional reimbursement of tuition fees at Brunel University for the STRIKE hours." I attach the link below so you can sign as well. Please sign as well.
Credit: Mars Burke
As students of Brunel University London, we demand to be proportionately reimbursed for the hours the academics are on STRIKE PLANS.
TO THE UNIVERSITY:
When the term " University Student " is heard, it automatically aligns with its own set of financial problems and struggles. Not to mention that many work over the weekends to afford their weekly living costs at university. Doing this whilst on a full-time undergraduate programme will just add to the stresses that a student is facing on a daily basis.
The amount of money paid for tuition fees [in the majority of the cases borrowed from the Student Loan Companies e.g. S.F.E], are in return of what is being taught by the lecturers' time inside the lecture rooms and it would be more than justice if we, as the students, are expecting to have that money back.
This according to the [Evening Standard] is, on average, £92 per day, [for an international student this amount is ALMOST DOUBLED !] Thus a reimbursement of almost £1500 in the case of a 14-day strike plan.
TO THE LECTURERS:
We give lecturers every right to STRIKE and STAND FOR something which will affect their future and retirement pension scheme, a reduction of up to £200,000 and oppose the U.S.S plans to do so. We also understand that the STRIKE PLANS will affect the lecturers equally as they lose money for every strike.
Above all, the students are affected ACADEMICALLY, especially now that we are approaching the exams season, which in our opinion is the prime loss in this lose-lose situation, and for these very reasons the reimbursement of the hours will be a fair action to compensate for those who are affected. We also demand that the U.S.S re-considers its new plans towards the retirement schemes of the lecturers.
TO BRUNEL STUDENTS:
With every opinion, there is some who support and some who disagree. It has been clearly stated what the objective of this petition is and we would appreciate those who take the courage to sign this petition. This is to say that we stand for the "lecturers' rights" and stand for "our rights" also.
Please note that the prime goal of this petition is that the "students' voice "would be heard by showing "disagreement" towards these policies as the ultimate victims are both the lecturers and the students !
On behalf of some Brunel University Students.
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