Failing uni students at risk

Posted on: Fri 21 Aug 2020

The federal government has revealed several new policies to reduce rates of failure at university as part of the proposed Job-ready Graduates Package.

The legislation will include monitoring student academic performance more closely and preventing students from enrolling in too many subjects.

Students who fail more than half their subjects will also be at risk of losing their commonwealth support – except in some special circumstances – and student advocates say this will affect those already struggling.

Ali Amin, Welfare Officer from the National Union of Students, explains to Breakfast’s Soph Landau some of the reasons why students might fail their subjects, as well as the NUS’s stance on the policy.

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Produced by Soph Landau


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