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St Andrews Reading Week

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We, the undersigned, 

Regret that the abolition of Reading Week has resulted in a shorter term, with less time for student respite and reflection;

Object to the unusually dense concentration of deadlines and internal assessments of this past term that we feel have resulted in a much more stressful learning experience with less opportunity for critical reflection on course content and increased anxiety in the student body;

Fear that the new semester structure has undermined our ability to pursue the extracurricular activities that form an integral part of the renowned St Andrews student experience;

Welcome that this change to the academic calendar has resulted in the scheduling of exams for before the Christmas Break; and,

Understand the many logistical difficulties inherent in scheduling the term dates, which limit University action;

Therefore, we the undersigned,

Call upon the Students’ Representative Council to lobby the University to ameliorate these concerns in the short term with the ultimate goal of the restoration of a Reading Week in the long term.


Emmanuel Michelakakis


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