Open letter detailing student demands going forward
We the undersigned,

Call on the University of Manchester to acknowledge student well-being by meeting the following demands:

The university is to put pressure on the UUK to find an acceptable solution for UCU members as to avoid any future disruptions to teaching and examination.

Financial compensation is to either be directly refunded to students or used in a manner that has wide-spread benefits for the affected students, as opposed to long-term investments. Our central concern is that these efforts specifically address the academic development of current students. Additionally, any financial engagement should be transparent, with student input being a central part of the planning stages.

Schools are to comprehensively mitigate any and all modules adversely affected by cancellation through extensions or otherwise. We expect efforts to go towards providing those affected with complete education experiences. Lost teaching and supervision time must be accounted for. Staff are to be paid for any additional or rescheduled sessions.

All dissertation and module assessments are to reflect the limited engagement with staff in both teaching and supervision.

Flexibility is key. Students (part-time students in particular) have planned their time according to the timetable given at the beginning of the academic year. The result of scheduling conflicts during sessions that were previously not planned cannot result in anti-student punitive measures.

Most importantly we, as the victims without a say, request that all other decisions concerning student matters be made with student input. This involves not only having a seat at the discussion table, but effective and transparent communication with student bodies.

In solidarity,

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