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Old 21 Sep 20, 12:01 PM  
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What are student unions doing to tackle current issues affecting students ?

Does anybody know ?

Universities are now largely charging full tuition fees despite in many cases providing reduced value.

Student accommodation contracts are largely being enforced despite the pandemic.
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Old 21 Sep 20, 01:01 PM  
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Originally Posted by Pino_Spetzberg View Post
What are student unions doing to tackle current issues affecting students ?

Does anybody know ?

Universities are now largely charging full tuition fees despite in many cases providing reduced value.

Student accommodation contracts are largely being enforced despite the pandemic.
I totally disagree with your statement on tuition fees. The fee is to provide degree level tuition to a cohort of students, there is no reason to beleive this is not being delivered online. The students may not like it but so long as the content is still being disseminated they have had the same tuition.

I do however agree that it is unfair that UNI's are enforcing contracts to live in halls when they aren't required because of a decision by the UNI to teach online. (I do however beleive that if you have signed a contract with a private hall or landlord then you are still obligated to pay for it, they are as much of a victim of these circumstances as the students)
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Our daughter was keen to defer because of COVID but couldn't (or didn't) for two main reasons

1) What would she do in the year off if not learning - no jobs, no travel just boredom
2) She is going to Oxford and they came out early with "no deferral only re-application" and given the effort and lottery that is the Oxbridge application process she didn;t want to go through that again.

She is now two weeks away from the start of Fresher's week (they seem to start 2 weeks after everyone else and finish 2 weeks before for XMAS) and is really looking forward to it
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Our son is starting his second year in Primary teaching, but luckily lives at home still and has a car to get to University. He has had no reduction in tuition fee's even though they finished in March, with very limited online tuition available. And now only two days a week in Uni until his school placement which will not commence until later next year!

He is looking forward to getting back to it so fingers crossed they don't get closed again..
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Absolutely agree. I hope they can make the best of it.

My daughter decided not to defer. No opportunity at the moment for her and her friends to do any travelling, very few opportunities where we live to get a stable job for a year, no absolute guarantee we won't be in a similar position next year. If things are back to normal next year, competition for spaces is going to be huge with all the deferrals.

She knows it's going to be different but I suppose she's got nothing to compare it with.
In some ways I wish my daughter was in this year and heading out to university this/next month, she is Year 13.

She could potentially be sitting exams next year, missing months of Year 12 and possibly some in Year 13. They are only having 2 days face to face teaching and 3 days online.

She will possibly have to compete as you mention for a place at University and we choosing Universities via virtual open days
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In some ways I wish my daughter was in this year and heading out to university this/next month, she is Year 13.

She could potentially be sitting exams next year, missing months of Year 12 and possibly some in Year 13. They are only having 2 days face to face teaching and 3 days online.

She will possibly have to compete as you mention for a place at University and we choosing Universities via virtual open days
Having done the UK tour of University Open Days in 2018 and 2019 I envy you only having to sit through them as online tours. In pretty much every case when you asked a question the answer was "have a look at the website" and if you wanted to see anything other than the one example bedroom they had open (which had a 30 minute queue to get into) they just said "go look at the online room tours"

I do agree that this year 13 is going to have their own set of challenges that are very different to those faced by last years year 13 - but equally as disadvantaging compared to the A levels of 2019
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Having done the UK tour of University Open Days in 2018 and 2019 I envy you only having to sit through them as online tours. In pretty much every case when you asked a question the answer was "have a look at the website" and if you wanted to see anything other than the one example bedroom they had open (which had a 30 minute queue to get into) they just said "go look at the online room tours"

I do agree that this year 13 is going to have their own set of challenges that are very different to those faced by last years year 13 - but equally as disadvantaging compared to the A levels of 2019
I agree, some of the open days were useless but what she did get was a 'feel' for each university we visited. Just walking round each one, she quickly knew that London Uni's were not her cup of tea. She much preferred the more open, greener campuses. My daughter suffers a bit from depression so the feeling that she would be happy there was important to her. Not sure I've explained that very well.

Online open days take that away.
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My daughter has decided to stay at home and commute itís 40 mins away. She still has her weekend job and we dont charge her any board . student loan money has been used partly towards a car so no using public transport. She does have a bubble with 1 student who is staying there on their own .
I just have the worry of her driving now ..
At 40 mins each way, so at a guess say 40 miles a day, she will be gaining some great experience, she will be doing more miles than most drivers in the last 6 months
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(I do however beleive that if you have signed a contract with a private hall or landlord then you are still obligated to pay for it, they are as much of a victim of these circumstances as the students)
We had a thread on here covering this, but I view this as not being the student's problem.
I think the Scottish Parliament are looking into allowing students to break tenancy contracts ?

Charging full tuition fees is scandalous and is going to blow up.

Without sounding like the Colonel in Fawlty Towers, back in our day student unions were far more militant, and would have been all over this.

I don't know what present student representation is doing, if anything. At the end of the day there is a lot of money channelled into SUs.
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I agree, some of the open days were useless but what she did get was a 'feel' for each university we visited. Just walking round each one, she quickly knew that London Uni's were not her cup of tea. She much preferred the more open, greener campuses. My daughter suffers a bit from depression so the feeling that she would be happy there was important to her. Not sure I've explained that very well.

Online open days take that away.
Totally agree with this. On paper we had lists of what uni was DDs top choices we went she hated them. I think she made her mind up pretty quick on how she felt there and you cant have that with online open days. Ive now got my son wanting to apply for next year I am hoping he delays a year if I'm honest.
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