ANU delays census date and suggests some students go away

The university announces support package for students

With the university now teaching all but exclusively on-line, ,census date is extended from tomorrow to May 8, giving students an extra five days to decide if on-line works for them before being liable for HECS debt.

It is hard to see how any university can do anything other.

ANU is also kicking in $1m to a new emergency fund for students to cover living, health and study expenses for students who need support. The university also wants  people living in university residences who have somewhere to go, to go there. “Disappointingly, it seems that some students are not playing their part, particularly in our residences.” ANU says students can cancel contracts without penalty and it will pay back rent paid in advance.