As students we are expected to work hard to complete our course whilst balancing other responsibilities, part-time work, and a social life. We understand these commitments on us.
However, our December exam diet does not have to be as intense as it is. There have been a number cases of 'exam bunching', where several exams take place within 24 hours of each other, which doesn't allow time for proper preparation and self-care. There is also no allocated study period between between the end of teaching and exams taking place in December, which means we do not have enough time to properly prepare for our assessments.
We think Strathclyde should change their approach so students next year do not need to go through what we are enduring now.
By signing this petition, you support the following actions:
- That the University of Strathclyde should review its timetabling policy to allow a study break before exams, particularly before assessments taking place in December 2020
- That the University of Strathclyde should commit to tackling the prevelance of 'exam bunching' by December 2020.
Evidence from this petition will be put forward to the University of Strathclyde with a view to address the above issues before exams take place in December 2020.
To sign this petition, log into the Strath Union website and click the 'Sign Up' button below.
If you have any comments about exam-bunching or your workload, please feel free to get in touch with Matt, Strath Union's Student President, at firstname.lastname@example.org