Students Association Deputy President gives evidence in Parliament

Gareth addressing the Education Committee

OU Students Association Deputy President, Gareth Jones, gave evidence on behalf of Open University students at the House of Commons Education Committee this week (Tuesday, 6 February).

The evidence provided was part of the Education Committee’s inquiry into the impact of industrial action on students, and included discussions on last summer’s marking and assessment boycott.

Gareth was joined by representatives from the National Union of Students, University of Birmingham Guild of Students and the University of Oxford. They were questioned by the Members of Parliament who sit on the Education Committee on what the student experience was like for those impacted by the marking and assessment boycott, and whether the response of institutions was appropriate.

You can watch Gareth's evidence on the effect of the boycott on OU students below.

Gareth addressing the House of Commons Education Committee

You also can see the recording of the whole Education Committee evidence session below.

Education Committee: 'Impact of industrial action on university students'

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