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No Detriment Policy Secured!

5 min read Your student voice helps to reinstate the No Detriment Policy.

Photo of Steph, VP Education Steph, VP Education


As your Vice President Education, I am thrilled to announce that the University has reviewed and agreed to a No Detriment Policy. I want to thank the University for making a decision that is in the best interests of its student body at a time where students deserve better.

The details of the policy are being finalised but promise to put students’ academic interests at the forefront of any decision. The main thing for students to know is that it is important for you to submit as much as you can to benefit from this policy. I spoke with academic registry this morning to go over details and to give points of consideration to decisions going forward.

This has been a long debate over students’ academic interests during a pandemic, whilst mechanisms were put in place to support students’ interests, it did not go as far as students needed or deserved. Students asked staff members about a no detriment policy and were told that it was not in place.

The Students’ Union consistently asked about a no detriment policy and were told it was not in place, so we worked as best as we could to support students as much as we could, fighting for the policy to be reinstated. (You can read more here.) The no detriment policy that will be put in place is a new decision made due to the new circumstances we found ourselves in.

As your Vice President Education, I want to say how proud I am of each and every single student who has demanded better support for their academic interests. Together change has been created.

I will continue to work on your behalf to ensure that the no detriment policy moving forward is the best that it can be and that you receive clear communications as soon as possible on what it will look like.

But for now, go into your assessment week knowing that you are supported, that you can do this and that the Students’ Union has got your back. #ForYouThroughThis


Rose Higgins
12:40am on 22 May 21 Hello, When did this policy come into play? how recent? thank you so much
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