This year, uni students have had about one semester's worth of tuition instead of two. Campuses, research facilities and libraries are closed. Full fees are still being charged for the year.
No-one wants the universities to go into dire straits refunding everyone, but it is within the power of Student Finance England to write off student debt for this year. It would be small change in among all the other bailouts and handouts.
This #poll would appreciate 1,093 votes, please!
Which of the following best describes how you think of yourself?
A reminder that Hot-Blooded/Cool-Headed Lovers and The Moon Wants Me To Leave You are new to my Itch game storefront, if you're looking for something to play!
Asking For Help, CV19 Related, Boosts Appreciated
so colorado just put in an emergency stay at home order in, which means i most likely will not be going to work until at least April 11th. I still don't know if i can afford rent this month, and now i need to stock up on groceries to last 2 weeks or more.
I still need $300 for bills, i'm about to go try to get what i can from the store
Housebound advice from a long-term housebound person, boosts ok
I'm going to post a long thread on how to cope better if you're stuck indoors at the moment. I've been housebound by disability for a long while now, and sporadically housebound due to depression and agoraphobia before that. These are things that have improved how I deal with that. This is not gonna make houseboundness painless for you but it might help you cope. Disabled comrades are welcome to share their own advice to this thread.
covid, health (~)
That said, I occasionally have a cough and mild chest pain because of GERD/silent reflux. I have this, then mildly panic about it until I randomly burp and remember that it's almost certainly my ongoing gut fun and my posture when sitting up.
Also, somehow we managed to have four thermometers in the house, two of which are from the US (they have Walgreens and CVS labels on).
UK politics / COVID-19 / petition
I know petitions on the parliament.uk website always get the government response of "we read what you all wanted and thanks but no fuck you very much" but I could really do with this one if you wanted to sign it.
Include self-employed in statutory sick pay during Coronavirus:
Yokai are creatures in Japanese tradition that are somewhere between spirits and monsters and cryptids.
Right now, a relatively obscure yokai called Amabie (ah-mah-bee-eh) is enjoying a resurgence, thanks to its legend and quirky appearance.
Paige. US Midwesterner in Scotland; geek into social justice. (As ever, I'm that @rhiannonrevolts from stuff.)
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.