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To: Claire Annesley, Dean of the UNSW Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture
Don't get rid of International Studies at UNSW!
The UNSW SRC calls on the University of New South Wales Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture (UNSW ADA) to keep the International Studies degree.
Why is this important?
The International Studies degree represents a core part of UNSW's offerings as a respectable tertiary education institution. A degree that fosters inclusivity and tolerance, in our communities at home and abroad.
Current and future students deserve certainty in deciding their future. Students studying aspirations shouldn't be left to the whims of management seeking to 'rationalise'.
Management is continuing the practice of using temporary COVID driven statistics to destroy unique educational experiences that are held with high regard by the student body.
Getting rid of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science and Bachelor of International Studies Programs at UNSW creates a huge risk of dampening the diverse offerings provided by the ADA Faculty that have been under threat, and under the axe in the last couple of years.
The unique course design is often what attracts students - the opportunity to go on a meaningful exchange experience and to learn from SMEs at UNSW.
We can't let this happen.
We call on the ADA Faculty to not axe these degrees or make further changes without extensive student consultation on how the degree can be improved and not why the degree should be cut.
Join us in making sure the ADA Faculty addresses this and invites students, giving us an opportunity to demand more answers at the Faculty Board meeting on 9th May from 10 AM-12 PM.