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The Pandemic Petition for uni students: Tuition, Rent, Assessment, Mental Health

Submitted on Wednesday 6th January 2021

Rejected on Wednesday 13th January 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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The Pandemic Petition for uni students: Tuition, Rent, Assessment, Mental Health

Petition Details

The government must address these 4 key issues facing all university students. We are paying tuition to universities we cannot go to or use the facilities, and rent for houses we aren't living in as per government advice. Our assessments and mental health must be given the same attention as schools.

Additional Information

Our key issues:

1)Tuition- Limited resources and access to campus has ultimately impacted our university experience and the level of education received, we should therefore not be expected to pay tuition in full.

2)Rent- Students have not returned to their universities as per government advice and should be eligible for a rent freeze or reduction.

3)Assessment- No detriment policies must be rolled out across all universities.

4)Mental Health- Fund emergency support for students struggling.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

You might like to sign the following petitions:

Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends

Fund additional mental health support services for university students: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/563936

Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19

Fund additional mental health support services for university students

Suspending payments for rent is a matter for individual landlords, and not the UK Government or Parliament, but we have published the following petitions, which you might like to sign:

Enable all students to end university tenancy agreements early due to Covid-19: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/553285

Implement support for university students during Covid-19: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/554299

Decisions about university teaching, assessments and exams are a matter for individual universities, not the UK Government or Parliament.

If you have concerns about your university's arrangements for teaching and assessment you should raise these with your university or the Office for Students, which regulates the higher education sector.

We understand that the current situation is stressful for many people, including students. Student Minds, a mental health charity for students, is collating guidance and developing resources to support students experiencing stress as a result of the current situation, which you may find useful: www.studentminds.org.uk/coronavirus.html

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