Aberystwyth Student Compensation for Strike Dates
As students we pay the university £9,000pa. for a service. The service we receive is knowledge from our lecturers and seminar tutors that enables us to complete our assignments and pass our exams. This means that we are consumers, as we are paying to receive something in return.
This opens us up to the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
As you may be aware, many of our university lecturers/tutors are striking over the upcoming weeks. These lecturers have been asked by their union not to replace missed content or reschedule lectures. This means that we are not receiving the service that we are paying for, as there are clear dates for the semester start/ends, and therefore are not getting the full service that we are paying for.
The university will still be receiving the money that we are paying for our tuition, but not paying the staff that are on strike. This means that the university are profiting from our loss.
As a result, those who sign this petition are asking that the university refund us the money that would be payed to the staff to those affected (as lecturers are not replacing content). We understand that there are still running costs that the university will incur as the matter is out of their hands, and therefore we only ask for the money that would be paid to the lecturers that we deserve back- our money.
I hope that the university understands our position as consumers.
Aberystwyth University Students.