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Catering victory for students with evening exams

Posted by Thomas Ron, 14/05/2013

Hello all,

Those of you who have been following my progress will have noted that I have made exam provision a priority early into my term, in order to address some of the issues that have been cropping up.  There has been progress on all these fronts, but today YUSU has finally managed to get a solution for one of the most important issues, which affects Disabled as well as non-Disabled students.

We have gotten Catering to agree to open the doors of the four catering establishments half an hour earlier during exam time.  The current system, which saw the doors open at 5:30 saw students with around 10 minutes to get through the queue, eat their food, and make it to the exam hall (which could be up to 40 minutes away if you eat in Wentworth and have an exam on Hes East).  This system is simply unacceptable and many students were going to exams on an empty stomach.  However, after speaking to the Catering department, the doors will open at 5:00, to allow all students who have evening exams ample time to eat their food and make it to the hall.

This is very important and I hope that students will be able to sit an evening exam well fed and able to perform to the best of their abilities