Despite months of suffering, online classes, uncertainty, rapid testing programmes and being stripped of our youth, we are still faced with the expectation to produce the same quality of work as pre-Covid.
How can we solve this? Simple: if our universities employed a no detriment policy, our anxiety would ease. Not employing this policy is evil. Senior leaders and the government have seen the number of student deaths since the beginning of the first term.
For months, students have been isolated and alone, facing overwhelming academic stress and the strife caused by the pandemic in general. Students are on their knees and it’s time our universities did something about it.