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To Sue Rigby (Bath Spa Vice Chancellor)

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Dear Vice Chancellor Rigby,

I am writing to you today, in order to request further, more adequate support for students at Bath Spa University during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Teaching has moved online, access to specialist spaces and equipment is either extremely limited or non-existant and at present, Bath Spa University simply wants us to carry on as if nothing has changed? 

Furthermore and despite this, there is nothing in place to adequately support us, such as the "no-detriment" policy or extensions on coursework. These are both procedures in place at a variety of other Universities across the UK, which others are doing in order to fully support their students and give them the best chance possible to be the best they can be during an unprecedented pandemic.

Many of us chose Bath Spa for it's facilities and the learning environment - both of which we've not been able to fully access and utilise properly since March 2020. So how is it, we can be expected to do the best we can without them? It's time the University realizes that Covid-19 is a moment in time; our grades and the result of our degrees, will be with us for life. 

We are asking for the following:

- A "No-Detriment" policy for our grades, like the one that was introduced during Lockdown 1 in 2020.
- Deadline extensions due to lack of access to specialist equipment/spaces.
- Refunds for student accommodation if students need to return home.

Thank you for your time and if you would like to get in contact, please email bathspaclassofcovid19@gmail.com.

Kind regards,

Students at Bath Spa University

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