To have our student timetables given to us with more notice.

Extra Information: At present UWE gives timetables 2 weeks before starting a new year. 

Most employers and childcare providers need a minimum of one month to make changes to contracted hours which means some students either end up missing the first two weeks of lectures and seminars or they end up having to pay for extra childcare to cover the two week period or they end up losing their jobs.

Increasing to 4 weeks notice would make transitioning into new years less stressful and would be fair to those students on lower incomes who must work to support their studies or mature students who have young children. 

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  • This idea opened on 10th Janurary 2018 and closed for voting on 31st Janurary 2018.
  • This Idea has conditionally passed. Work will start on this Idea unless it is vetoed by 50%+1 of the Student Council Meeting. Click here for more info

Discuss

Jonathan Brand
7:10pm on 22 Jan 19 Lecturers and ATPs cknplain if attendence is low or unable tk complete tasks due to "Childcare" issues yet the university is completely exposed to mature students with children. Most student are goung, childless and are unfazed about when they get their timetables. However those with chikdren need fo notify chikdcare providers, find extra spaces and often liase with work as well. Guve a minimum of 4 weeks notice to help ease the stress and anxiety of an already dounting process of going fo university.
Cj Godbold
8:17am on 22 Jan 19 Anyone wanting to voice further concerns may want to fill this out - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y3PX295?fbclid=IwAR0BkvBZUOsEgjE-0ZsaB4EQRc1LKnJrWkgDaPBBLCbaefcM2LKkDgU1cHU
Anna Heywood
6:55pm on 10 Jan 19 Also good for those with a long way to travel back to uni, with travel prices increasing closer to the date of travel.
Charlie Long
2:54pm on 10 Jan 19 Really well thought out argument and valuable change that is possible to achieve.
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