The Report’s figures, from chronic under-reporting to the over-representation of international students, don’t come as a surprise to student organisers. The Report provides nothing novel to analyse; there are no new proposals that have not long been championed by advocates at USyd and beyond.
In a statement today, Vice Chancellor Mark Scott expressed his personal support for the Voice while a statement from the University Senate fell short of expressing a position.
The increasing mistreatment of staff in the tertiary education sector is symptomatic of a larger evil: university degrees become increasingly commodified, and universities themselves become corporatised.
The Board also endorsed a statement on antiracism at the fourth meeting of the year.
The University has cancelled all classes in the Sydney Dental Hospital for Friday 26 May, and has advised students and staff to avoid the area.
EFRs are academic positions where teaching makes up a greater proportion of an academic’s workload than in traditional “40:40:20” roles, in some cases up to 70 or 80%.
For the uninitiated, hottie spotting is the practice of moving through the world with a keen eye for the gorgeous people among us. The activity also involves texting your friends that you just saw a total ten out of ten, and imagining how nice your two year anniversary trip to Europe will be.
Student residences should be a space where, over time, autonomous student-led traditions can emerge and grow. University housing are not just empty rooms waiting to be occupied, they are homes where memories are made. Right now, USyd is not doing that.
Yesterday, in light of suspensions against USyd’s Deaglan Godwin, Maddie Clark and the arrest of UNSW SRC Education Officer Cherish Kuehlmann, a student forum spoke on free speech and agitating against NSW’s restrictive anti-protest laws.
The reality is that every space on campus is its own kind of stony person. Maybe you tend to gravitate towards this kind of person, maybe you are this person.