YUSU confirms York will offer ‘safety net’ measures to students this year

Making them the first Russell Group institution to do so

YUSU have confirmed that the University of York has agreed to bring in “Safety Net” measures again this academic year. The announcement was made in the latest YUSU “Sabbs in Short” newsletter emailed to students today.

The email states that “The University will shortly be announcing via email a new set of measures to help protect your grades and help mitigate the challenges of the new lockdown, in addition to the challenges last term.”

Currently the University of York have not outlined any details on how these new measures are going to work for current students.

The university offered “safety net” measures in the last academic year, in order to support students through the academic disruption at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

YUSU say  that “It’s been a long battle for these measures” and thank all students that made their voices heard in order to “campaign to secure these measures.”

This news makes the University of York one of the first Russell Group Universities to bring in such academic measures in response to the latest lockdown measures.

YUSU also say once these measures are announced, students will be sent a survey in order to “apply local pressure for improvements where they’re most needed.”

The email also says YUSU have “asked the University to refund all on-campus rents for those not able to return to York.”

The Emergency Student Support Fund will also be reopening once again this term, in order for students to apply for financial support.

Keep up to date on the YUSU and the University of York’s Covid-19 pages.

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