It’s no news that students this year have experienced extreme disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic. You deserve to be compensated for the money that you have lost, the valuable education time that you have missed, and the impact this has had on your university experience as a whole.
According to the Universities Minister, students who have been prevented from receiving ‘adequate education’ by the pandemic are entitled to apply for compensation. As a result, the NUS are asking students to make a mass complaint, insisting that the government compensate you with debt relief, and have put together a complaint chain to apply pressure. If you agree (and why the heck wouldn’t you?!) click here to head to their website and read the complaint form for yourself. It will only take a few moments for you to sign it.
If you’ve signed it already, that’s fantastic! Just bear in mind that we advise students to complain to Goldsmiths College on an individual basis as well, for maximum impact. You can do this through the Goldsmiths complaints process. If you haven’t already done so, and would like to find out more about exactly how to do that, click here to see our complaints guidance page.
To find out more about how coronavirus will continue to impact your studies, click here to head to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator’s web page on Coronavirus FAQs for Students. It also has a list of handy resources if you need support.