Reinstate the Safety Net Policy at York St. John University for 20/21

Reinstate the Safety Net Policy at York St. John University for 20/21

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Matt Jinks started this petition to York St. John University

During March 2019, following the announcement of the 1st lockdown as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19 in the UK, University teaching at York St. John University was disrupted.

This led to an extension on all coursework deadlines as well as a safety net policy that helped prevent students achieve below their expected grades.

During this time, students achieved, on average, higher than this safety net. 

After the announcement of a lockdown in November 2020 and once again an announcement of a long-term lockdown in January 2021, expected to last until Summer 2021, the University refuses to reinstate these policies by arguing that teaching has not been disrupted.

It has - factually - been disrupted. The majority of teaching has been moved online and many students are not able to access resources required for their course.

With the newly announced lockdown, no face-to-face  teaching can take place for the majority of students for the foreseeable future, many students are away from their Student homes and unable to return to retrieve resources and university facilities can not be accessed, both of which are required to achieve the goals that have been set.

It is clear that the statement that teaching has not been disrupted is false. 

We demand that thereby the university retracts it's statement and reinstates it's safety net policy and make full accomodation for progression and success - such as policies that aided students in being given extensions as a result of the exceptional circumstances that we all now find ourselves in.

If, by the university's admission, the safety net did not affect student attainment and in fact the majority will achieve higher grades than what the safety net provides - then it is thereby a policy that would not downgrade the university's position as an educational establishment. 

The policy already exists and is already written. There is no work required in creating a new policy - all that is required is action - action in reapplying this policy once again to all students in the 20/21 academic year as it did within semester 2 of the 19/20 academic year.

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