The QUT Guild is hosting the very first QG Town Hall in modern memory next Tuesday, to talk about Guild issues, and create a public forum. We at Glass encourage student participation, debate and discourse at QUT, and are here to demystify what is happening at this event, and maybe prompt you to come along. One of our editors, Em Readman, will be attending and reporting on the event after the fact, so you can find out all about it if you can’t make it.
What is a Town Hall, and why is QUT Guild hosting one?
Many of you may have seen a Town Hall on the TV show Parks and Recreation. It’s a common community group activity or event used to gauge the opinions of the public and affected parties. Essentially, representatives of the QUT Guild will be in attendance and available to answer any (ANY) questions students may have, whether it’s about uni life, the processes of the Guild, or perhaps a suggestion or grievance you want to air to the Guild Executive. At the end of the day, all students are members of the Guild, and the Executives are representatives that work for you. You deserve to know what they are doing and have your voice heard.
Are there particular issues on the table?
Recently, the QUT Guild ran a survey about Semester One 2021 enrollment and class registration, as many students had concerns or complaints. The results of the survey have been compiled into a report and have been essentialised on the below graphic. This report calls on the university to improve conditions for students, especially in the areas of in-person and online classes. The Guild now is seeking an update on how your semester is going in regards to class expectations and your uni life generally, and invite you to ask questions or raise concerns at the Town Hall.
This is one of the key issues on the table at the Town Hall, however, nothing is off the table. Come and ask questions, request action, and give your opinion. The point of the Town Hall is to be a true two-way communication channel, which the Guild hopes will empower you to get involved.
Who can come?
All QUT Students are welcome and encouraged to attend, as well as interested observers.
Why should I come?
You give a lot to attend university. You pay a lot of money to attend, you give a lot of time to your studies, and you deserve to have the best experience possible. The Guild is here to support you, however, if you exist in your own echo chamber, your representatives can’t work to make your university experience better. If you have an idea for a service the Guild should have, raise it. If you have a problem with the Guild, let them know. If you have a problem with QUT, let the Guild help you resolve it. The Guild can only address issues that it is aware of, so make them aware!
The QUT Guild Town Hall FaceBook Event is here. It will be held on Tuesday the 13th of April at 1:30 pm in Z406 (Garden’s Point). There will also be a admin-ed live stream on the Guild Facebook Account, if you would like to contribute from afar. Glass hopes to see you there.