This is dreadful policy. In 1989 I dropped out of my first semester attempt at uni because I was lost and overwhelmed by university (I was the first in my family to attend) 1/2 https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/no-help-uni-students-who-fail-half-their-subjects-to-lose-taxpayer-support-20200812-p55l18.html
No HELP: Uni students who fail half their subjects to lose taxpayer support
The government is cracking down on students enrolling in an unreasonable number of courses, persistently failing and amassing extraordinary HELP debts.https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/no-help-uni-students-who-fail-half-their-subjects-to-lose-taxpayer-support-20200812-p55l18.html
I returned the next year with a better idea of how to ‘do’ uni and took on new majors. I went on to do an hons degree with UG average in the 90s and was awarded a university medal. Under this model I would have been locked out. Needs an urgent rethink @DanTehanWannon 2/2
3/2n AND I’ve spend 20 years indentifying and seeking out students who look lost in my classes. Down to the last one, they are first in family students, usually from the country or outer suburbs. It is a tough transition for ‘outsiders’ like this. Exactly the people who need uni.
4/2 and who universities need in their community