This move is a significant step for student carers, who have historically been left with no formal academic support at the University.
The bureaucratic processes that students with additional caretaking responsibilities are offered at the University are clunky at best, and traumatic at worst.
The first replacement exam will be released on 19-21 December, the second paper will be available between 19-21 January next year and a third paper available for completion between 13-15 February.
While there are Special Considerations provisions for “unexpected primary carer responsibilities,” there is no academic support plan available for people who perform ongoing care duties.
The SRC intends to continue advocating for the reinstatement of CWAM and has called on students to email the Vice-Chancellor.
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