We write this letter as students who are greatly alarmed by the immense burden the current placement model puts on students.
The Academic Advocacy Team plays a pivotal role in addressing a range of concerns, from grade review processes to misconduct proceedings.
It’s no secret that young people are struggling financially right now: increased cost-of-living, significant rent rises, and HECS indexation at a record high are all the current reality for Australian students. And those undertaking mandatory unpaid placements are often under increased levels of financial strain.
QUT students who have recently completed a mandatory placement as part of their degree can now apply for a $50 voucher from the QUT Student Guild.
Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students have been immensely impacted by the cost-of-living crisis. As recipients of scholarships that continue to be below minimum wage while working full-time, how could they not be?
The QUT Student Guild governance team spoke as witnesses during a public hearing in Sydney last week in front of the Education and Employment Legislation Committee.
Climate change is here, and our government is holding the door open for it. Year after year, reports show that this crisis is getting worse. And that’s exactly why we can’t wait for change: we have to make change.
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