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Curtin University plans to ditch in-person lectures and exams, even after coronavirus pandemic ends

Western Australia’s Curtin University plans to abolish all face-to-face lectures and replace them with three 15-minute videos a week by the end of next year.

A draft proposal to redefine the way the university teaches its 50,000-plus students also says that no more exams will be held after mid-next year, except in special circumstances, and undergraduate units can have no more than three assessments.

It also dictates that all units must be delivered 30 per cent online and 70 per cent in person, but a certain number of weekly face-to-face contact hours are no longer required.

Recently circulated among staff, the proposal has sparked concerns that forcing all students to experience more of their student life online could dampen the buzz of campus life and reduce the quality of education.

One Curtin humanities academic, who did not want to be named for fear of losing his job, said he was

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Vincenzo Boccia, president of Confindustria and Board of Directors of LUISS

Vincenzo Boccia, president of Confindustria and Board of Directors of LUISS, speaks on stage during the inauguration event for the 2020-2021 academic year. Over 400'000 people viewed the event through social networks.
Vincenzo Boccia, president of Confindustria and Board of Directors of LUISS, speaks on stage during the inauguration event for the 2020-2021 academic year. Over 400’000 people viewed the event through social networks.
Vincenzo Boccia, president of Confindustria and Board of Directors of LUISS, speaks on stage during the inauguration event for the 2020-2021 academic year. Over 400’000 people viewed the event through social networks.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte connected from Palazzo Chigi to address LUISS students during the inauguration event for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte connected from Palazzo Chigi to address LUISS students during the inauguration event for the 2020-2021 academic year. Over 400'000 people viewed the event through social networks.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte connected from Palazzo Chigi to address LUISS students during the inauguration event for the 2020-2021 academic year. Over 400’000 people viewed the event through social networks.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte connected from Palazzo Chigi to address LUISS students during the inauguration event for the 2020-2021 academic year.
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Petition calls for for partial refund to Wolverhampton University students over lack of face-to-face lectures

The University of Wolverhampton

More than 180 people have signed the petition since it was launched on Tuesday, which calls for a partial refund to fees, which depending on the course can be more than £9,000.

Liam Scott, who started the petition, says: “With the recent closure of the campus due to the Covid-19 virus, the University of Wolverhampton has decided to implement a number of preventative measures to reduce the likelihood of the virus spreading to the student population.

“Such measures include the cancelling all face to face classes and instead implementing remote online instruction. While we applaud UOW’s initiative for putting the student’s health and safety as the main priority, it is important to consider the financial impact on the students, especially the international students considering the tremendous difference between the tuitions.

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“Currently, student tuition at the University of Wolverhampton is roughly £9,250 per year

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