Reinstate Safety Nets for Oxford University Students

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Debbie Richardson
Jan 21, 2021
It's got to be fair. People have suffered enough

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Michael Kelly
Jan 15, 2021
michael.kelly@gtc.ox.ac.uk we need to do this for any and all Oxford students who need this.

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Heather Scholey
Jan 13, 2021
I completely agree with this petition as this has not been an easy time for anybody, and especially for students who are unable to access all the facilities, libraries and face to face support. Online learning is not the same as in person teaching and this should be taken into serious consideration.

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graham shirreff
Jan 13, 2021
Every student and school child is suffering now. Please don't make them suffer in later life.

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Rebecca Galbraith
Jan 13, 2021
My 3rd year exams should reflect the nature of the last year's teaching, all of which has been remote. Therefore, 3 terms of study to be examined on will be based purely on my ability to summon material all from an unengaging online stimulus. Furthermore, my home environment, like so many others' is not conducive to working at the level still expected at Oxford University this year, even under these circumstances. I fully support the motion for a safety net.

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Ilona Clayton
Jan 13, 2021
I can't seem to sign with my university e-mail address but my e-mail address is ilona.clayton@some.ox.ac.uk.

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patrick Holmes
Jan 13, 2021
My Daughter is a student in Oxford this is really important

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Eleanor Smith
Jan 13, 2021
The fact that the university can say that safety nets are unnecessary this year because online teaching is more established is honestly unbelievable. There is no way online teaching could not be more established now than it was in March, because we have been doing it for a longer period of time, but that doesn't mean that it is acceptable or of the same standard as the teaching we received prior to the pandemic. It also does not consider any other factors at all. Even if the quality of teaching we received was the same and online teaching was a perfect substitute, the situation we are in is still vastly different to normal. We have no access to vital resources such as libraries, we can't spend time with friends, we can't attend university/college societies. Motivation is incredibly difficult when working from home in such an uncertain time. It is especially demotivating to know you may well not get the mark you deserve/were working at pre-pandemic because of the ever changing situation and stresses. I am someone who has a private workspace at home and I have a great relationship with my family and I am finding it so hard to work from home. I found the previous two terms incredibly difficult and the idea of having to do it again is daunting. And I am lucky in my situation, so imagine how difficult it will be for some. Not everyone has a private work space, some people won't have work spaces at all, some will have to care for family members, some won't have reliable wifi connection or adequate technology. Oxford is in quite a unique situation where we have tutors who know us well and know the standard we work at. Accurate predictions could be made. Introducing a safety net is one of the only ways to level the playing field for all subjects.

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Timothy Georges
Jan 13, 2021
We've had 3 terms of work badly affected by the virus and have not received the same considerations that last year's finalists received after just one affected term.

The virus has lowered teaching quality, mental health and motivation of all students, and for many has resulted in needing to work in poor environments for long periods of time.

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Huw Evans
Jan 13, 2021
huw.evans@balliol.ox.ac.uk