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Treat university students fairly and in line with other exam cancellations

Submitted on Wednesday 6th January 2021

Rejected on Wednesday 13th January 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

Petition Action

Treat university students fairly and in line with other exam cancellations

Petition Details

The government have addressed cancellations of GCSE, SATs and A-level exams and have recently imposed teacher estimated grades.
University students are being forgotten by the government lockdown and have no support other than to stay online and not attend campus when these degrees shape our future.

Additional Information

Address students in higher education such as university.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

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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