Refund for Block Zero

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Refund for Block 0




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Extra Information: For a lot of students, this 4 weeks of Block 0, set up with good intentions, was hugely misguided and a complete waste of time. The few positive things that were achieved could have been done in the space of a week, not a month, and should have happened before term started, not taken up precious teaching time. This has left students without reading weeks and working closer to Christmas, the result of which is impacting hugely on motivation, physical and mental health, resilience, attitude and quality of work. As far as I know no students were involved in the planning of Block Zero and had their opinion been asked I think most would have opposed, or at least suggested ways of actually making it useful. Many gained nothing, but spent nearly a grand of our tuition fees on it. Many of the technical issues Block Zero was supposed to identify and iron out are things that wouldn't (and didn't) become apparent until teaching actually started.

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  • This idea opened on 11 January 2021 and closes for voting on 4 February 2021.

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