ANU To Have a Teaching Break in Response to Delta Outbreak

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Akshay Rajput
Aug 26, 2021
It is really difficult to learn effectively while studying online. The teacher student and student to student interactions are at minimal level in this mode of study. Students are facing issues like depression, insecurity and uncertainty regarding their future.

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Thomas Evans
Aug 24, 2021
There must be a teaching break

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Niamh McCool
Aug 21, 2021
I'm a student and tutor. Break is necessary

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Tamara Te Huia
Aug 20, 2021
It makes sense

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Oonagh LYNZAAT-REID
Aug 19, 2021
I'm an ANU student and have found both the transition to online study and the broader stressors in the community challenging. A teaching break would be greatly appreciated.

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Daniel yin
Aug 19, 2021
In these two days of lockdown, I found it really difficult for me to concentrate on studying at home, I felt very stressed, I really need some time to adjust my state. I hope ANU can consider the students' opinions.

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Arushi Ganguly
Aug 19, 2021
I believe students need some time off to gather their wits and take care of their mental health

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Micaela Pattison
Aug 19, 2021
I am a staff member who lives in campus accommodation and have myself found it incredibly difficult to work in the conditions so clearly outlined above. If I were teaching this semester I would have already made adjustments similar to those suggested by the petition authors but agree guidance for teaching staff needs to come from above in the form of a policy that can be applied to all students.

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Rudra Bhattacharjee
Aug 18, 2021
Because the uni needs to get its shit together.

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Heather Thomas
Aug 18, 2021
I worked in student administration for 20 years and I know how easy it is to make these kind of changes when needed. And the mental health of students should be the first concern.