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To: Dean of the Arts Faculty and University Council

Stop Late Submission Penalty Increasing to 10%

Stop Late Submission Penalty Increasing to 10%

Sign the petition to stop the increase in late submission penalty. We must put pressure on the University Management and let them know that they can't get away with attack students learning conditions!

Why is this important?

Macquarie Students Against Uni Cuts have been informed by staff of the uni's plans to increase the late assignment penalty for Arts in Semester 2, an increase from a 2% to a 10% deduction per day! After countless cuts, restructures and sackings, the Macquarie's management are already looking for new ways to turn our university into a degree factory.

This is made worse considering the Liberals 2020 education bill, which states that any first year student who fails 50% of their courses will be kicked off HECS! The overwhelming majority of domestic students rely entirely on the HECS system to study, so many students would be kicked out of their studies for financial reasons.

Student life is already stressful, with most students having to balance their studies with part-time work. In the middle of a global pandemic and economic recession, this attack is absolutely shameful. Attacks such as these will hurt the people who are already the most disadvantaged, particularly LGBTI+ people, working class women, Indigenous Australians and other oppressed minorities.

Amy Lamont
MQ Students Against Uni Cuts

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Reasons for signing

  • i’m not lazy, i’m just going through life man.
  • This would dramatically affect a lot of students grades and there’s so much comfort knowing that there’s only 2% lost in the late hand-in.
  • As someone with only recently diagnosed ADHD; it's not laziness. I try my hardest to hand everything in at all, let alone on time. This would be crippling.

Updates

2021-05-04 16:15:04 +1000

500 signatures reached

2021-04-17 13:14:12 +1000

100 signatures reached

2021-04-16 23:43:42 +1000

50 signatures reached

2021-04-16 22:05:56 +1000

25 signatures reached

2021-04-16 21:04:07 +1000

10 signatures reached