We ask you to grant partial course fee reimbursement for any papers with reduced content e.g. loss of practical classes and field trips, loss of research opportunities. This must be done in a way to also minimise job losses within the university.
Why is this important?
Students at the University of Otago are dealing with a decreased learning experience due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Practical classes and field trips have all been canceled and all learning is via online lectures and sometimes zoom classes.
As students, we are making the best of a bad situation but feel that we should not be charged the full course fees when we are not receiving the original course content in full.
It is also important that the staff of the university have job security moving forward.
How it will be delivered
The petition will be delivered via email to the University of Otago vice-chancellor Harlene Hayne on 23rd May, one month from the date of creation.
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