Universities Should Compensate Inexperienced Students: Shadow Minister of Education

Australia’s shadow education minister said Australian universities should offer partial fee compensation to students for failing to provide the learning experience they had promised during the pandemic.

Shadow Minister of Education Alan Tadge, a federal member of Aston’s Victoria seat, said on Wednesday that universities need to make a “special effort” to truly focus on the student experience.

“If you pay for a Mercedes-Benz, come pick it up in a few months, and get a three-year-old Corolla, you’re going to be pretty unhappy,” Tudge told Sky News. rice field. “That’s what happens in some instances with some college students.”

“Today you can go to the Opera House, it will be packed, you can go to the MCG, it will be packed.[But] Lectures cannot be returned to normal. ”

Adding to the disappointment of the students was the poor quality of the course, he said, saying that while parents and students “always” paid for the experience in class, “three years ago the particles of He pointed out that he told him that he had received a “rough lecture.” ”

“I think it’s fair for students to say this isn’t enough, and they want a partial refund,” added Tudge.

Student satisfaction plunges on COVID-19

according to Australia 2020 report higher education regulators, a Many college students do not like the experience of online learning and do not want to experience it again.

According to the report, the most important issues that need to be addressed include IT issues, academic exchanges, testing, staff expertise, and academic issues related to specific disciplines and types of research.

“In the meantime, we have received a lot of positive feedback from our students regarding the efforts made by our academic and support staff to ensure that courses do not have to be interrupted due to COVID-19 and that they can continue their studies online. expressed gratitude.”

On the other hand, 2020 QILT Investigation According to the Australian government, positive ratings for overall education and experience in science and mathematics have fallen by 13%, with young people under 25 being hit harder by the change.

At the University of Sydney, 90% of the lectures and most of the tutorials take place on campus. sydney morning herald reported on Wednesday.

Nina Nguyen


Nina Nguyen is a reporter based in Sydney. She covers Australian news with a focus on social, cultural and identity issues. She is fluent in Vietnamese. Please contact her at [email protected]