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Petition for Nursing and Midwifery Students to Remain on Main Campus for Lectures

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Us nursing and midwifery students are extremely upset at the news we received about us having to move all of our lectures to the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Many of us were given the impression that our lectures would continue on the main campus and subsequently have endured the extra cost and inconvenience of finding city accommodation to suit what is now inaccurate and misleading information. We all stand together in our opposition to this change.

What attracted many of us, students, to this course was that our lectures would take place at the GDC or the MSB. The current circumstances mean that you have not met promises and misled us into joining this university. The university advertised the George Davis Centre during open days and expressed that we will be based there. This is also still advertised on the university website.

Given that we have endured 18 months of online teaching, severely restricted student union activities and social life. The return to campus and the start of the academic year should be an exciting time for our class. However, nursing and midwifery students will not be able to attend student union events during the day. Whilst there are evening activities, this would not be inclusive to those that are aware of the potential dangers of student nightlife.

In addition, the change in lecture location also means that we aren't feasibly able to access the student cafeteria, and will be required to use the hospital canteen which isn’t as competitively priced or have the inconvenience of organising a packed lunch prior to travelling off-campus. Additionally, this also restricts our social life and interaction with students from other courses, preventing our social development and re-engagement after the pandemic. Which I believe is a key part of not just the student experience but also the maintenance of good mental health.

An internal research conducted found that many other students drive to University. The Leicester Royal Infirmary has car parking issues which would be an issue not only for students but for lectures too.

Some students have expressed that if they had known they would be spending their whole academic year in a hospital, due to placement being in a hospital setting too, they would’ve chosen a different university. This exemplifies not only our unhappiness with the recent location change but the level of unfairness we are being subject to because of such.

Please sign this petition if you wish to Remain on campus for lectures!

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