Cancel UEA Pharmacy 1st year exams

Cancel UEA Pharmacy 1st year exams

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Pharmacy first years at UCL, Manchester and Nottingham have had their end of your exams cancelled with reason. We simply would like the same for the following reasons. 

It is so demotivating beyond your imagination to be studying in times like these. I have spoken to my fellow students as well as other people our age and the mass trend is that everybody feels down and is in absolutely no shape to focus on exams especially ones that have 0% account towards our final degree). 

Another reality is that many of us have parents/guardians who continue to work through these times and therefore we live in the constant reality that they could come home unwell one day (covid 19). That alone is an extremely distracting matter. 

This brings me to the fact that it is also unfair to assume that our quality of learning wouldn’t be hindered by the lack of live lectures due to the circumstances. (us students can all agree that there is a significant decrease in our understanding of the things we haven’t been taught via lectures). 
I say that it has been assumed simply because it seems we are being examined on the content that we were taught under the circumstances in for example January just as equally as the content from March when in reality the education provided in both is far from equal. How is that fair?

Cheating will 100% happen one way or another due to these online exams so they aren’t even going to be representative exams. 

Corona virus has dramatised all our lives and as a result it has become a genuine obstacle to focus on studying when It feels like we’re in a movie! (And not a happy one). Arguably, people our age are the most mentally tried by this, we are very used to going out and socialising on a regular basis so this is  distressing, foreign and frightening for us. 

Educational pressure is uncalled for when we are already under so much emotional pressure. 
It clearly wouldn’t be detrimental to cancel the exams for pharmacy first years at UEA because as mentioned earlier, various other reputable universities have done so.

We urge you to reconsider. We urge you to lift off some of the weight on our shoulders rather than add.

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