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    Mandated breaks during lectures.

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      During the academic year 2019/20 it was commonplace that for lectures lasting more than one hour to usually include a 5-10 minute break in the middle, or for some lecturers to finish lectures 10 minutes early. This gave students ample time to either stretch their legs, use the bathroom or travel across campus for their next timetabled session. Currently students are having multiple hour lectures with no breaks, and the risk of getting called on to answer questions or present making toilet breaks or grabbing something to eat not an option. The Union should lobby the university to ensure that this previously used practice becomes part of the universities standard practices and regulations so that all students are able to achieve their best despite the trying times and is explained to students and lecturers so they understand the need for breaks during study. Continuing with the current model of online learning without allowing any time for breaks is detrimental to all students mental health, with many students ending up stuck in front of a screen for hours on end jumping from call to call.
    Connor Bayliss
    1:11pm on 22 Mar 21 Hi Benji – Following the discussion of this topic at Better Staffs, we all agreed that students should be given adequate break sessions during virtual lectures, as they should be during physical lectures. We’ve raised this with the university and it was brought to the Learning and Teaching committee last week (W/C 15th) to be reviewed! Kind regards, Connor President of Staffordshire University students’ Union