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University of Edinburgh Compensation (Strike 2018)

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We, the undersigned students of the University of Edinburgh,

Demand compensation of 12% of our Tuition Fees for every paying student who loses contact time due to the upcoming strike action from the 22nd of February to the 16th of March 2018.

We, the students of the University of Edinburgh, feel that it is fair and just that we are compensated for the loss of 14 days of our education. The unprecedented magnitude of the proposed strikes (12% of teaching time in an academic year, 22 weeks x 5 days = 110 days) is unjustifiable and will be extremely damaging to all students.

Mathematically, this equates to
- UK Student Fees:( 12% of 9000) = Approximately: £1000 (Each day costs roughly £81)
- Overseas Student Fees: (12% of 16 000 - 23 500£) = Approximately : £1900 to 2800£

If the University is unable to reimburse us for the service we are paying for, something needs to be done in order to alleviate the consequences of the strike.

This is not to suggest that we, as students at UoE, are not in full support of the strike and we, of course, stand in solidarity with our tutors and lecturers alike. However, this support does not overshadow the serious disruption this will cause to our studies.

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