UCU Suspend Strike: Too Little Too Late

Abigail Eatock

I joined UKIP as I believe that only UKIP are committed to providing true and fair democracy to Britain. As well as being a Politics and International Relations student at the University of York, I was also Chair of the UKIP society in York, as well as the Media Officer for YI UKIP Students. I was the Events Manager for the Peter Whittle leadership campaign. I am also an intern for The Bow Group, writing on UK and international security affairs.

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5 Responses

  1. MIKE MAUNDER says:

    Abigail, surely a contract exists, either in hard copy or clearly implied. Students are required to make payment these days, rather than the state’s payments. I’m an ordinary Joe, with very little knowledge of contract Law, but this seems to be a breach of such Law, and the University will have to answer for this in compensation to the Students. All seems open and shut to me, although with any Law, it is a fact that Lawyers are paid to find ways around such Laws. For what value it is, I would suggest checking the legal side of this, as action of this sort must not stand. My sincere commiserations to you, and your fellows. ( Hope you can sue the bastards ) !

  2. Rob Bryant says:

    May I suggest the you might combine with like-minded and defrauded law students to mount a case for breach of contract against the university?

  3. Stanley Cutts says:

    Abigail, I feel for you. And I understand your disappointment and anger at these irresponsible tutors who, it seems, don’t give a damn about the careers of the next generation of would-be graduates. In any case, you’re right, you (or your parents) have paid handsomely for the instruction and academic support you should have received from these people. You should, at least, be offered compensation. The fact that you have been offered nothing is a sad reflection on all universities and institutions involved.

    • MIKE MAUNDER says:

      As you will see Abigail, my opinion is the same as Stanley’s, but I would hope to go a little further in regard to Students Legal Action which I hope to read about. You have put in three years of work, and your on the final lap. You are the customer of this service, and the York University, that is paid by you, has broken the contract. This should not be seen as being solved by the payment of a few hundred pounds but by total coverage of board and lodging for what will be an unexpected stay in York, due to contract breach. Plus an amount for the worry caused by an incomplete study cycle, and its effect upon your degree. You should be very aggrieved, so HIT THEM HARD !

      • Stanley Cutts says:

        Fully agree Mike; why should these young peoples’ future be sacrificed by a dispute that has nothing to do with them? They are the innocent losers, so those responsible for their loss should pay!

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