"These people give their all to support you every single day of the academic year, and you get you're being asked to get a day off from class and to turn around and support them for three days. Why wouldn't you jump at that opportunity?"
Katherine, who uses the pronouns they/them, is a student from the US, and is paying more than $20,000 (£16,600) per term to study in the UK on a year abroad. It means that the missed class is worth even more, in monetary terms, than it is for British students.
"I understand why they are striking," she said. "But I just feel that maybe lecturers should reach out to students, and emphasise and reassure us that they do want to be there for us. Because I'm just not get getting that from them."