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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

  • I think the higher-ups at Curtin have forgotten what it's like to be a student. Uni is a time where a lot of us are under insane amounts of pressure from assessments, students mental health can really be on a wire while we are studying and we do rely on those study weeks to catch up on work if we have fallen behind, the teachers need the extra week off too to help them catch up on marking. Curtin is no longer a university, it is just a heartless business.
  • 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


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