Shut down the University of Northampton and protect students&Locals from the coronavirus

Shut down the University of Northampton and protect students&Locals from the coronavirus

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Andrew Bailey started this petition to UK Parliament and

Multiple universities around the U.K. have been closing and moving their lectures online due to the covid-19 virus. Universities like UCL, LSE and Durham have taken action to keep its students safe. An email was sent to all UoK students this week stating that ‘business as usual’ would continue. No information was given regarding the spread of covid-19 and the measurements taken by the university to combat it. An additional email was sent to students of varying schools within the university. I personally received an email from the head of school of physical sciences which in bold stated; 

“At the present time it is business as usual. If you are well and not required to self-isolate it is expected that you will continue to attend scheduled classes. You are required to register attendance as currently,~. “


This email is both insensitive and absolutely ridiculous. It shows the university has given NO thought about the mental health and physical health of its students. I know many people who are choosing to not go to lectures as they have underlying medical problems, this seems to be not taken into consideration by the university at all. Deadlines are still continuing as usual and presentations in small spaces by big groups are being given. Many students are unsure about the upcoming exams (which should be cancelled as they are sat inside the giant gym hall with hundreds of students together) and whether to prepare for them or not. 

Please sign this petition if you agree the university should be closed for its students safety! My aim is to bring this petition to the attention of heads of schools to show them how important it is to listen to the students and close the university. 
 
 

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