Implement a no-detriment policy due to the third Covid-19 lockdown

Extra Information: Students have spent months taking online courses, which are not at the same standard as pre-pandemic. A majority of students are suffering from mental health issues, whilst still being expected to produce the same quality of work as pre-Covid. Uncapped resits do not compensate for a total lockdown situation, a policy is needed to ensure that students grades are not adversely affected by the lower quality of education that is being provided.

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  • This idea opened on 11 January 2021 and closed for voting on 4 February 2021.
  • This Idea has conditionally passed. Work will start on this Idea unless it is vetoed by 50%+1 of the Student Council Meeting.


Marlene Williamson
5:51pm on 2 Feb 21 I agreed, as at the moment detriment policy is in words only and not acted upon as students are very unclear, what exactly do this mean. There is a need for clearer directions.
Leonie Bouget
9:09pm on 11 Jan 21 Totally agree we need something in place, but need to work out how a no detriment policy would work this year as I don't think it's as straight forward as last time - I'm in my second year and so far this year we've had no marks to base this policy on as it was last year, and I don't think using peoples first year grades to inform the rest of the uni education is necessarily fair either
Edward Cotterill
2:27pm on 11 Jan 21 Compared to last year when the no detriment policy was enacted despite the restrictions only affecting people from March onwards, this year teaching has been disrupted for the entire year and we have been given comparatively no support. It's shocking behaviour form a uni that claims to care about about the welfare of it's student.
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