The campus where the protests took place. Photo credit Katie Addy.

University of Nottingham students are demanding compensation after a number of their contact hours were reduced following strikes.

More than 3,100 people have signed a petition for students to reclaim compensation for all the teaching hours missed as their lectures were cancelled.

The strikes, led by members of the University and College Union (UCU), were held over 14 days across a four-week period.

Joanna Moss, 19, a second year student at the University of Nottingham (UoN), set up the petition in anticipation of the strikes which started in February.

The change.org petition stated that each student should receive £300 in compensation, and despite being in support of the tutors striking, the students’ support ‘does not overshadow the serious disruption this will cause to our studies.’

Students showed their solidarity in supporting lecturers who went on strike over proposed changes to the pensions benefit scheme.

Many camped inside the Trent Building on the University Park campus, holding banners up to show support for the strikes.

Maddie Parkin, 19, a second year psychology student at UoN and has lost around 20 hours of contact time since the protests began.

She said: “I completely support the strikes and I don’t think we should get compensation, but I do think our exams or grades should be altered.”

To sign the petition, visit https://www.change.org/p/university-of-nottingham-compensation-for-students-affected-by-strike-action .