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To: Curtin University

Stop the Curtin Trimonster

We are calling on Curtin University to withdraw its proposal to introduce Trimesters, cut our tuition free week and cut our study week before exams. Curtin must engage with students and their representatives to provide for genuine consultation about this proposal.

Why is this important?

Curtin University has sneakily unveiled a plan in the middle of exams to introduce Trimesters. This plan would see Curtin Students lose a tuition free week each semester as well as their study week or teaching week before exams. All this so they can squeeze in a whole extra semester each year.

These proposals would see students and staff under more pressure, with less time for study and assessments. Less time to work and support their families and puts students receiving Centrelink, Private Health and Transperth concessions at risk amongst numerous other problems.

We all deserve a quality education and this proposal will result in the exact opposite.

Stop the Trimonster. Save our Semesters.

Reasons for signing

  • Shorter breaks means less time spent with my family as I am an international student. Would honestly affect my morale.
  • Potentially impact the time spent with family and friends; Affect my ability to perform at optimal level in exams (mental health is important too); results in a negative impression of the school by future international students
  • I do not personally care about this, however I am aware of the impact it may have on some people. I believe that for some it is necessary and essential to have the extra week or two to catch up/prepare for the upcoming weeks.


2018-09-19 23:19:58 +1000

10,000 signatures reached

2018-06-22 00:24:31 +1000

5,000 signatures reached

2018-06-17 14:44:37 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2018-06-17 12:53:59 +1000

500 signatures reached

2018-06-17 10:56:58 +1000

100 signatures reached

2018-06-17 10:35:09 +1000

50 signatures reached

2018-06-17 10:16:41 +1000

25 signatures reached

2018-06-17 10:10:33 +1000

10 signatures reached