Just like many other students, I have a weak immunity and I easily get anxious and stressed (even before covid-19 pandemic). This year has been one mental breakdown after another, eventually ending up having physical breakdowns. I just cannot risk sitting on-campus tests/exams.
Isn’t it just fair to give students the right to choose between online or on-campus exams/tests? If we were able to do online tests/exams last semester, how different and hard can it be to allow students to do so this semester?
We are all victims of covid here, so why not be more lenient and understanding, and hear out the concerns of many students?
I really find it unfair how other universities will be doing their final exams at home while we get to do it at uni. I also find it unfair how uoa students from overseas, who wont be able to come to nz due to the pandemic, will be doing it online thus, they cannot be monitored the same way as the students who'll be doing their exams at uni.
I am a uoa student and having all my learning online then having my exams in person closed book is extremely unfair. It’s not our fault covid happened so it should be fair or atleast give us the option.
We deserve a choice regarding whether we want to risk our and our families/coworkers lives by going back to in-person university. The university itself admitted it isn’t possible to properly social distance. Why are we expected to be willing to risk dying for an education that we already make massive sacrifices for; financial, emotional, social, etc.