No detriment policy for The University of Law

No detriment policy for The University of Law

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Natasha Goodwin started this petition to The University of Law and

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, every student at The University of Law has been affected. All classes are now online, which has a massive negative impact on our education. Although the online classes provide the same content, the quality of learning is much lower as we cannot interact with our lecturers face to face. Furthermore, there are numerous technical difficulties throughout such as lagging and teachers being cut out of the classes altogether.

Other students at this University and I are finding it hard to work at home. Some individuals have no laptop, no internet, no quiet place to study, and have dependents relying on their care. Alongside all of this, families are sick, people are dying, and we are regularly updated with distressing news headlines.

We are asking The University of Law to implement a 'no detriment' policy, where students cannot score below their current average mark for this academic year. This policy means that as long as students obtain the pass mark of 40 in further assessments, such as coursework and summer exams, their average will remain the same as, or higher than, the average they have obtained before the outbreak of COVID-19. If students achieve higher than their current average in further assessments, then they can still raise their final mark.

This action aligns with other leading universities across the UK; Edinburgh, Cambridge, Southampton, Exeter, Kent and Bournemouth have already announced their no-detriment policies.

The Government have even cancelled GCSE, and A-level exams as students would find it too hard to complete, showcasing the impact that this pandemic has on everyone's education.

This policy would put students minds at ease and allow their hard work for the past three years to be maintained.

The University of Law must consider the mental health of students at this time, and implement this policy.

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