Aberdeen University Students' Association

No Detriment Policy passed by the AU Senate!


Aberdeen University Senate has voted overwhelmingly in favour of the new and improved “No Detriment” policy. The Senate voted on the revised policy during the meeting on 17th March after weeks of consultation with students, staff and senators. Read the new Comprehensive Measures for Fair and Consistent Assessment in the Context of Covid-19 | StaffNet | The University of Aberdeen (abdn.ac.uk)  Policy. 

Ondrej Kucerák, AUSA Vice President for Education said:

‘We are delighted to announce that the new version of the No Detriment Policy has passed. This is great news and a massive win for thousands of students who have been campaigning for it. We want to thank all the students who have put so much time and effort into ensuring that the whole student body has a safety net and are supported in the pandemic. We are very happy of the outcome of the vote and we are looking forward to working with the University staff to support our students.

We would like to thank Senators and members of staff who dedicated time and effort to advise on the new policy, and to support our students throughout the entire year. Aberdeen Senate has taken this opportunity and became the sector leaders in student support, because this policy takes into the account effects of the ongoing pandemic very pro-actively.

We are really grateful for all the help and want to thank everyone who was involved for putting student support at the heart of this policy and putting students first.”


Natalie Campbell, 4th year English with Creative writing student and a Chairperson of Students for an NDP said:

"I am unbelievably pleased with the outcome of the Senate vote. The Senators have shown that they have listened to and care for the students and what we have had to deal with throughout this pandemic. I am also incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication of the Students for a No Detriment Policy campaign committee, who without, we would not have been able to reach such a fantastic outcome. I am looking forward to completing my degree knowing that I have the full support of the University behind me.”