UKRI should extend all PhD students affected by COVID-19

This petition closed on 12 Dec 2020 with 8,431 signatures


The 6 month funded extension should be awarded to all PhD students. Without it, those in the initial years of their study will face significant personal and financial challenges in order to complete their PhD. The initial years are vital for data gathering and learning essential skills. The impact of COVID-19 will disrupt the educational journey of PhD students at all stages, therefore it is vital that extensions be granted to all ensuring that PhD students achieve their project objectives.


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