Sat, 24 Oct | Bristo Square

Protest the University of Edinburgh

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Protest the University of Edinburgh

Time & Location

24 Oct 2020, 14:00
Bristo Square, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8, UK

About the Event

This is a protest against the University of Edinburgh's mistreatment of studentsin light of the COVID-19 pandemic, mainly against the false promise of 'hybrid learning' made to both returning and new students.

Students were misled and returned and started univeristy only to find, the night before term started, that all or the vast majority of their lectures and contacts would be online.

Many students have taken out leases on flats that they do not need and wouldn't have got if the University was honest and clear about online learning from the beginning. The treatment of new students has been terrible. The university has locked them in halls of residences with zero regard for their mental health and well-being.

Many other universities across the UK have dealt with the pandemic better, with much more serious and compassionate measures being set in place to provide quality education and safety for students.

This protest is to display our anger against and disappointment in the University of Edinburgh. We demand a call for action regarding better treatment and services provided for students, as well as an actual provision of hybrid learning - if they cannot provide this then a cut in fees for the online semester is needed.

All are welcome to join, please respect social distancing measures and wear masks if you can. Keep it real

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