Industrial Action Compensation: Update from Alex, your Education Officer

After a year of disruption for students including strike action, a marking and assessment boycott, and action short of a strike, the University announced a compensation scheme in August, for everyone impacted in the 2022-23 academic year.  

Students applying for compensation need to fill in a form detailing the modules affected and how they have been affected by the disruption.

In the past few weeks, students have come to us with their concerns about the compensation scheme, prompting Alex, Education Officer to meet relevant University staff to raise the following points:

  • Why some modules are coming up as an option when others that students believe to be impacted are not.
  • Why there is not a clearly stated threshold for what an ‘impacted module’ is.
  • Why there is not a set-out criteria for determining how much compensation a student receives (this is in response to student complaints over discrepancies in amounts received between students).
  • How the University and Guild can collaborate on clear application guidance around what should be included.

Alex is voicing these concerns at meetings this week, to get the best outcome for students.  

If you want to contact Alex to highlight any further issues, you can message him via the @guildofficers Instagram account, or email  

We’ll keep you updated on any outcomes from these meetings.  

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