To: USYD governance

2% late penalty for all USYD faculties

Make late penalties 2% for all USYD faculties

Why is this important?

Faculties across the university are currently in discussion around standardising late penalties, with daily penalties up to 10% on the table.

University is a place for learning and education NOT arbitrary punishment that attack the most vulnerable students, such as parents and students who work to support themselves in already strenuous labour conditions.

A late penalty of 2% is strong enough incentive to hand assessments in and anything above takes away from the quality of student education as our focus is placed on the anxiety of failing and our work becomes no longer an exercise in learning but in handing in sub-par assessments in order to avoid cruel penalties.

In signing this petition I call for faculties to implement a 2% late penalty for the reasons stated above.