Rejected petition University students should get a pass for missing vital face-to-face lectures.

Parliament should give the same treatment to university students who are missing out on vital learning. It should be fair on all students to be able to pass this year because of COVID-19 and the problems it’s causing to their education which they are paying for.

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As we are students too, getting an education striving day and night for success but with lack of lectures, seminars and physical support. So we should all pass this year because of COVID-19

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not directly responsible for.

Decisions about university teaching, assessments and exams are a matter for individual universities, and decisions about university admissions are a matter for individual universities and UCAS, not the UK Government or Parliament.

If you have concerns about admissions you should raise these with UCAS, and if you have concerns about your university's arrangements for teaching and assessment you should raise these with your university or the Office for Students, which regulates the higher education sector.

We understand that the current situation is stressful for many people, including students. Student Minds, a mental health charity for students, is collating guidance and developing resources to support students experiencing stress as a result of the current situation, which you may find useful:

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