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Student Safety Net

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the student experience and ability to reach full academic potential.


In April 2020, in response to the initial lockdown came into place and the speed at which students and staff were required to switch to online learning, the University of Plymouth introduced a Safety Net.

'Safety Net' in this context refers to a range of measures which are put in place by the University to ensure that your grades aren't negatively impacted by circumstances beyond your control, in this case the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Examples include, but aren’t restricted to - parents with children at home, home issues, general learning environment, COVID-related issues and bereavement.

This page documents the work undertaken by your Sabbatical Officer Team(s) on your behalf throughout the pandemic.

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Campaign updates:

27th January 2021: Watch the Safety Net Q&A Session

19th January 2021: Your questions surrounding the Safety Net

18th January 2021: Q&A sessions launched to answer your questions around the Safety Net

15th January 2021: A message to students

13th January 2021: Meeting with the University of Plymouth Vice Chancellor

12th January 2021: January University Teaching and Learning Committee (UTLQC)

12th January 2021: Safety Net Poll Results

8th January 2021: Safety Net Poll

23rd November 2021: November UTLQC Update

11th November 2020: University Teaching and Learning Quality Committee (UTLQC)

29th April 2020: Postgraduate students and Modelling

21st April 2020: Safety Net/No Detriment Policy