Petition to UK Parliament, Damian Hinds MP, Department of Education
Adapt the Education System to Improve Student Mental Health and Save NHS funds.
As shown by statistics, rates of mental illnesses continue to rise in the young. The sparsity of treatment available to sufferers due to the high demand suggests a change needs to be made. Whether there's a direct cause, or a correlation between the education system and mental illnesses, I don't know. I have,however, personally suffered and have seen several people develop mental illnesses with exam stress and a need to succeed being a common factor. In 2015 I was admitted to an Eating Disorder clinic due to my physical health escalating to a life-threatening state as a result of my anorexia. I was an inpatient for 5 months and 10 days. Upon discharge I was half way through year 10; I had a lot of catching up to do. I sat mocks as normal, however, due to my compromised brain function and missing such a large proportion of lessons, I didn't get the A*s and As I was used to. I was prepared for this and understanding, however, I saw year 11 as my chance to succeed and overcome this. I was going to achieve. Work hard and get the grades, seems simple, right? Maybe this would've worked, had I not dismissed the fact that mental illnesses don't just disappear. I worked from the crack of dawn until night on a daily basis, and I'll be honest, it felt so good. Because I was working for what I wanted to achieve and I've always believed that you reap the benefits of hard work, I had a focus in life and something to aim towards which, in any other circumstances, would've been great. My past with anorexia, however, and perfectionist tendencies meant I massively neglected my mental health. I would dismiss disordered thoughts, thinking that I was challenging them, when in reality I was abiding by them as the thought-challenging process was too time consuming for me to justify - as in that valuable time I could've been studying. It's only upon reflection that I've realised these things and I've since become incredibly observant of my peers and analytical of my own behaviours. Realising that countless people are affected by the high pressure environment which is present in schools I strongly see a need for change and would really appreciate your support in calling for a change in the education system in order to make it a less anxiety-provoking and stressful experience. Thus lowering the rates of mental illnesses and, consequently, reducing the numbers of people requiring treatment and the financial strain on the NHS. Thank you for taking your time to read this, please sign and share this petition with as many people as possible! Love, Lily X
Petition to Any Exam boards
Remove the rule memorising 21+ equations to complete physics exams
Students are required to memorise 21+ equations and rearrange them to complete their science, physics exam, this is quite absurd and should be abolished. This would only lead to more stress for students all over the UK. Physics is also heavily maths based so If maths is a weaker strength a student may feel the need to give up and under immense pressure to prepare for the exam. I have already contacted the AQA but I need some form of evidence that this is the right choice for everyone so please my you help me in this battle for peoples sanity
Petition to chairman aicte, EDUCATION MINISTER OF MAHARASHTRA
Seek justice for reducing 50% seats in direct second year admission for diploma students
As per the guidelines issued by the AICTE in its approved handbook of the year 2019-20, there has been a substantial reduction of 50% seats for diploma engineering to degree engineering admissions starting current academic year. Despite of the availability of choosing various career options after 12th, Many of us have consciously taken a decision to join 3 years engineering diploma after our 10th standard. Several of us specifically took this decision based on the fact that after completion of our engineering diplomas there are 20 % seats available for admission to degree engineering College and if not that then some unaided college. But with AICTE’s abrupt decision to reduce seats by 50 % i.e. bringing down quota from 20 % to 10 % with immediate effect which means, starting current academic year we have found ourselves in a very unfair position. Considering all these facts and principles of natural justice We the students, request the AICTE to postpone implementation of this decision till start of academic year 2022. This problem is not just limited to our college but is spread across the board making it unjust to all the students that fall in this equation.
Petition to SQA
Don't have triggering questions in SQA (or any) exams!
While sitting my sqa higher design and manufacture exam today I came across a question that had me on the edge of a panic attack, I was literally shaking and the invigilator had to ask me if I was okay. A question in the paper featured a picture of two razors, with the blades clearly shown. Now my mental health isn't something I publicly talk about but let's say this was extremely triggering for me especially since I had a bad relapse just last night. This question threw me into a panicked state as I felt myself unable to breathe i tried to look at the question and it was asking me to further look at the picture of the razors and talk about it's aesthetics and other features of them. I'm not entirely sure if I even answered this question correctly as I was so emotionally distraught and basically triggered by this image I couldn't concentrate on what I was writing so I just wrote down the first sentence that came to my head and I know I failed to explain the aspects fully. As there is such a majorly triggering image in this exam paper, and featured in the higher english RUAE passage they spoke about terrorism/terrorist attacks which can be a trigger for many people. I believe the SQA and any other exam boards across the country and world should take into consideration that some things should not be featured in an exam paper that could trigger a pupil who are already sat in a highly stressful environment no matter if they studied fully or not. I ask that you please sign this petition whether or not this would personally affect you as it will affect others and maybe people around you but you just aren't aware because so much is kept inside especially in our generation. TRIGGERING TOPICS SHOULD NOT BE FEATURED IN EXAMS!
Petition to Dr. Vinod P Patil
Please postpone TY BSc IT examinations or space them out by giving holidays in between.
We, the students of TY BSc IT, batch 2018-19, have it very unfortunate with our examination time table. Firstly, unlike our seniors, we had a 150 marks project, as well as 5 subjects to study for in our Semester 6. The implementation of the project itself has been very time consuming, and stressful. Now that, the project presentation is done, we have hardly more than a week to prepare for our semester 6 theory examinations. That too, all in consecutive days, without any break or study leave. Making a project worth 200 (overall) and studying for 5 subjects is not impossible. But what makes matters worse is that we do not have enough time to prepare for the exams. If the exams were spaced out with few holidays in between, it would have be a great relief and stress buster for us, students. Appearing for exams 5 days in a row, back to back, is totally burdening to us, students. Therefore we kindly request the Mumbai University, specifically speaking, Dr Vinod Patil, Director Board of examinations and evaluations to hear our plea and grant us relief.
Petition to Calcutta university
Postpone CU part 3, which is just before elections, stretching over 8 consecutive days
A request to the students annd the students body of different colleges which don't work entire year, please arrange for a protest. we don't have time left. http://chng.it/HDp6SJMJ sign this. Let's share in FB and call everyone for a protest on monday 20th march before cu. let's gather. call your friends. The exams have been scheduled from 2nd April to 9th April which is just before the elections. Many people will have to move back to their hometowns which take time and need reservations for train tickets. Also, many come from different states where they need to go to vote. The roads will be jammed by politicians and rallies , loud speakers will not let the students study and there may be problems in transpoetatiott too since it is a very volatile period. Also, it is not possible for a student to write so many papers for 8 days without any break in between. (only one sunday). it will take time to reach home because of the above mentioned reasons and it's impossible to study witwith rest. The youth is the future, treat them well and let us have our share. It is an appeal to the CM too, please redress our problem. We expect this from our CM to help her youth. I doubt this will reach the decision maker. Let's phase a protest in front of CU campus within 2 days. http://www.caluniv.ac.in/admin-new/officer.html the website contains the email addresses of the authorities. Send them as many mails as possible and let thtt realize the urgency. Bombardment of mails may help us get their attention. Thank you.A CU student.
Petition to Central Board of Secondary Education
Provide lenient correction for the CBSE Physics 2019 Board Exam.
The Physics exam this year was obviously one of the trickiest, toughest and lengthiest exams in the exam's history. Take a look at this 2 mark question: Q) Prove that the displacement current inside a capacitor is equal to the current charging it. And many more 3 mark questions were way too lengthy and application based rather than the pattern we followed where they asked us to strictly follow our NCERT text book . This is a call to all students as a movement to make sure students are given lenient correction as a pay-off for their perseverance. A failure would mean all our hard work goes to waste. Sign it now. Save yourself.