All Student Vote – In-Person Exams During Covid: the result!

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Following a petition being submitted earlier this week by a student which very quickly gained well over the required 250 signatures, SUSU held an All Student Vote which asked students to vote on whether they thought the University should move exams online in light of ongoing concerns about Covid.

The All Student Vote needed to achieve quoracy of 10% of all students voting and this figure was reached within a few hours of the vote going live. Because of the need to move quickly to lobby the University, we decided to close the vote early and act on the clear mandate received from students.

The All Student Vote was only open for 40 hours and 7,331 students voted, representing 30% of the total student body. 95% of votes were in favour of the University moving exams online, and we will now be taking the results of the vote to the University Senior Management and lobbying them to act accordingly.

If you have any questions please contact Lottie, our VP Education & Democracy: vpeddem@soton.ac.uk.