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Michelle Donelan

Conservative - Chippenham

Minister of State (Education)

(since February 2020)

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Significant Chippenham Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
353,129
Petition Closed

Reimburse all students of this year’s fees due to strikes and COVID-19

Gov Responded - 5 Jun 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Michelle Donelan's petition debate contributions
23 Sep 2020
closed 2 months ago

All students should be reimbursed of this years tuition fees as universities are now online only due to COVID-19, with only powerpoints online for learning materials which is not worthy of up to £9,250. Furthermore, all assessments are being reconsidered to ‘make do’ and build up credits.

111,498
Petition Closed

Refund university students for 3rd Semester Tuition 2020

Gov Responded - 19 May 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Michelle Donelan's petition debate contributions
7 Oct 2020
closed 1 month, 2 weeks ago

As students are unable to access facilities or continue with their eduction at their university setting in the following semester, we would like to request that the government considers refunding tuition payments for Semester 3.

221,286
c. 1,267 added daily
302,065
(Estimated)

Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 24 Sep 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Michelle Donelan's petition debate contributions
29 Jan 2021
closes in 2 months

The quality of online lectures is not equal to face-to-face lectures. Students should not have to pay full tuition fees for online lectures, without experiencing university life. The Government should require UK universities to partially refund tuition fees while online teaching is implemented.

165,181
c. 2,912 added daily
542,825
(Estimated)

Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 30 Oct 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Michelle Donelan's petition debate contributions
5 Apr 2021
closes in 4 months, 1 week

Students across the UK have returned to University to be told our learning will be predominantly online for the foreseeable future. The Government should therefore lower our tuition fees and we should receive a partial refund for the effects this will have on our learning and university experience.

136,749
Petition Closed

Require universities to reimburse students' tuition fees during strike action

Gov Responded - 21 Apr 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Michelle Donelan's petition debate contributions
11 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 2 weeks ago

The University and College Union has repeatedly called on its members to strike. However, strikes are ineffective if students, not employees are the main source of revenue. For this to change, government needs to step in and require universities to reimburse tuition fees lost due to strike action.


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