After the most stressful day at work on Thursday (oh my goodness, SO STRESSFUL!) I spent Friday negotiating with the University to get them to extend the industrial action compensation scheme – which they didn't initially advertise fully. Thank you to the students who raised this with us. We're so happy to announce that our requests were met and that an extension is being applied to the scheme! You have now until Friday 24 July to apply. We're very grateful to the University SMT for listening to our concerns.
However think very, very carefully if you are eligible. Significant impact means different things to different circumstances and people so please be sure you can make a strong case. Can you make a strong case – with evidence - in your application? The scheme is not blanket compensation for everyone, it is only for those most impacted. It is very strict and it is important I manage your expectations and stress that is unlikely to be something for everyone but only those seriously disadvantaged.
Despite the odds of receiving compensation, the reason I campaigned for the extension was to actually give people a chance to apply, and give students the time and space to consider whether they believe they are due compensation and would like to apply.
For information and support on anything that impacts your learning or wellbeing, our Advice Service are here to help.
*please note this has been updated to reflect the correct date of Friday 24 July (not Friday 25 July as previously stated).