E-Petitions

We will be asking you to sign some important e-petitions so that other people can also benefit from what we have learned and what we hope to change. The current e-petitions are listed below. Please sign the e-petition to ask the Government to do the following:

Repeal the Legislation That Created the OIAHE
  • Click the link: Repeal the Legislation That Created the OIAHE
  • Check your email! The gov.uk site will not add your name to the list until you have clicked on the link in the email that they send to you.
  • Ask all your friends to sign too. The Government will not consider a petition unless it has at least 100,000 "signatures".
  • Please give your support to other petitions in this list, someone else in our community will benefit from this.
  • Thank you for your time, it is very much appreciated!
An inquiry into the organisation known as Common Purpose
  • Click the link: An inquiry into the organisation known as Common Purpose
  • Check your email! The gov.uk site will not add your name to the list until you have clicked on the link in the email that they send to you.
  • Ask all your friends to sign too. The Government will not consider a petition unless it has at least 100,000 "signatures".
  • Please give your support to other petitions in this list, someone else in our community will benefit from this.
  • Thank you for your time, it is very much appreciated!
A Fair Deal For Welsh Students
  • Click the link: PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION
    It can be signed by anyone anywhere in the world as its also about overseas students getting a fair deal.

    E-PETITION: A FAIR DEAL FOR WELSH STUDENTS

    We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh government to address growing commercialisation and introduce an open and transparent system to scrutinise the standards of service to students and value for public money offered by the Higher Education sector in Wales, and to ensure changes in service levels are subject to public consultation. To include:

    1. A Welsh student complaints process with compulsory compensation, greater transparency and accountability than the current English scheme.
    2. The teaching aspect of Higher Education Institutions should be subject to similar standards and safeguards as schools and colleges.
    3. Statutory regulation, the Quality Assurance Agency as a registered charity with no powers of intervention is no longer fit for purpose.
    4. The Letter of Understanding between the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales to provide value for money should include public complaint via the Welsh Audit Office.
    5. An effective Whistle Blower process.
University of Leeds: Stop Treating International Students Like 2nd Class Citizens!
Kings College London - Reinstate Jane!
  • Click the link: Kings College London - Reinstate Jane
  • Ask all your friends to sign too.
  • Please give your support to other petitions in this list, someone else in our community will benefit from this.
  • Thank you for your time, it is very much appreciated!
    • Jane is a student who succumbed to mental illness during her studies. She suffered from debilitating depression which made it difficult for her to attend classes. She was ultimately removed from her course. Her medical evidence was deemed to be insuffient to prove that she was depressed on the dates specified.

      This is a ludicrous argument based on ignorance and unlawful bias against people with mental illness, which not only damages Jane, but also makes it very difficult for future students who find themselves succumbing to a mental illness, while at Kings College, London.

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After The Fact

So, Your university has attacked you. Now what? You will certainly be upset, disorientated and angry. You might also be isolated, discredited, psychologically injured, financially disadvantaged, and a host of other things besides! Listen carefully!!! ...

What Do I Need To Do?

First, decide what stage you are at:

1.  It's only just happened, I don't know what to do, or where to turn!
Stay calm...
You are not alone! We have extensive experience of what you are going through. Firstly, remember that this is probably not your fault. Secondly, remember that whatever happens from this point forward, your physical and mental health are the two most important things to maintain. Take some time to carefully evaluate the situation. Use the information in our flowchart to help you to explore your options.
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2.  I've complained to my university, but I'm still not satisfied!
Your university has procedures which it MUST follow, in order to handle your case fairly. The first stage is usually to make an informal oral complaint, if the problem is not too serious. Your university may not even recognise this as part of their complaints process, so it is important to ask for the complaints procedure documentation right from the start. If your complaint is more serious, then the first stage will almost certainly involve a written complaint. In that case, your university must recognise your complaint as a formal complaint. Universities usually consider complaints at two formal stages, stage 1 and stage 2. The "Complaints Procedures" for your own university will explain how the university will deal with your complaint at each stage. On completion of a stage, your university should decide if they accept the merits of your complaint, and if so, should offer you a remedy for your complaint. They should also explain what further action is available to you, should you be unhappy with their findings. It is at this point that you need to decide whether to accept their findings and the remedy, or to move to the next stage. Each stage will have an increasing level of formality. Once all the stages available to you at the university are exhausted, the university MUST issue you a document called "Completion of Procedures". This will be written letter or form, and will indicate clearly that it is the "Completion of Procedures" document.
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3.  I've completed complaining to my university, and have a completion of procedures letter.
If you have your "Completion of Procedures" letter, you have probably been advised that if you are still not satisfied, then you must take your case to the OIA. You may have been given a leaflet which serves as a sort of idiot's guide to the OIA, and by this time, you may be tempted to believe that you still have a good chance at resolution of your complaint. Unfortunately, the OIA's statistics tell a totally diffent story!
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4.  I've sent my complaint to the OIA, What happens next?
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5.  The OIA have issued a Draft Decision. I'm still not satisfied.
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6.  The OIA have issued their Formal Decision. I'm still not satisfied
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7.  I've spoken to a lawyer/solicitor/legal advisor, instead of going to the OIA.
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8.  I've spoken to a lawyer/solicitor/legal advisor, and I've also complained to the OIA
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