The decision to change the system needs to be from the democratic voices of students and staff, not made by managers out of touch with student and staff experiences.
At the root of this is a lack of resource accessibility and student consultation. We don’t understand how your system works entirely but we do know that it needs to evolve. What do you need? The student admin services are supposed to aid any student administrative issues and tasks. So why are models not built to compliment both the student lifestyle and the successful functions of a help team?
The changes were discussed at the latest University Executive meeting.
Five-day extensions are undoubtedly a massive win for struggling students, but greater reform is needed to truly fix what is a broken and overly bureaucratic system.
It was an "old school" meeting.
Students used to have a 3 day period following assessments in which they could apply for special consideration
Researchers at the University will be able to independently apply for data.
Documents obtained by Honi show a system with expansive aims, but missing a crucial component
Uni management have centralised student services. Is their takeover working?
Siobhan Ryan and Naaman Zhou report.