Earlier this week the University released details on No-Detriment measures for Taught Students, and on the specific Safety Net provision for final year undergraduates. Despite these details being released, we know that many students are still awaiting detail on how some ‘similar principles’ to the safety-net policy might also be applied to current PGT students and continuing undergraduate students. The University has provided reassurance that the guidance on support for all non-final year undergraduate students and PGT students will be made available as soon as possible.
In addition, the details lack information on Individual Mitigating Circumstances (IMCs), which may be unique to the current Covid-19 situation. We are lobbying the University to ensure students in vulnerable and precarious positions are protected during this time. For any advice on IMCs, please do contact SU Advice and Support on firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to support you.
Going forward we are having constructive conversations with the University’s senior management and Academic Registry about the information circulated to students, and have emphasised the importance that further clarifications and communications need to be easily understandable, digestible and reassuring to you. We are pressing hard on the getting those communications out to you as soon as possible as we know the delay is causing anxiety amongst the student body. To date, we have emphasised this directly with the VC, at Senate (highest academic governing body), the PVC for Learning and Teaching and in multiple other meetings.
If you have any concerns or questions about the latest information on the No-detriment measures, we want to hear from you. We have created a short form for you to submit your questions, which we will be presenting to the University and asking that these are addressed. Please use the form here>>
For any questions about what ‘safety-net’ measures will look like for your cohort, please contact your department as they should be able to provide further information.
We hope you have a lovely weekend, stay safe and connected, and we'll be collating responses on Monday to get you the answers you deserve.