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PE01807: Compensation for paying university students


Petitioner: Jordan Hunter


Date Lodged: 11 June 2020

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make funding available for Scottish universities to compensate paying university students for lost class time and a lower quality of education as a result of staff strikes and the COVID-19 crisis.

Petition History:

With COVID 19 and Strike action this semester alone, I lost approx 7-8 weeks of teaching. Additionally, as an international student, even after classes and exams were cancelled, I was required to continue to make payments last month and this month (around £2000), despite no assignments, classes, lectures or new material.

Meredith Fuller

17:10 on 08 May 2020

As an English Student at Dundee, I'm paying 9.25k. Education is a service I pay for, yet I'm not recieving any service. Scottish and EU students do not pay any fees. It is completly unfair and is taking advantage of RUK and International students by not providing them with an adequate product.

Josh Elliott

23:36 on 02 May 2020

With Covid-19 and strike action - this semester and last - I have had approximately 8 weeks worth of classes out of 22. £6500 for that.

Maria Sondergaard Hansen

13:57 on 01 May 2020

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