COVID-19 wrap-new moves by universities

Swinburne U moves to home-bases

Vice Chancellor Linda Kristjanson asks staff to work from home, as of today. Essential staff who will need to work on campus, “in the coming weeks” were told by managers yesterday. Professor Kristjanson said, “we will consider any special circumstances that we should accommodate.”

U Tas students surrender beds for virus response

VC Rufus Black has met a state government request to transfer the university’s Fountainside city apartments “for COVID-19 quarantine.” The 44 student residents in the 50 en-suite room facility are relocated to other university accommodation.

Australian Research Council moves to on-line meetings  

In-person selection advisory committees will be replaced by teleconferencing. The ARC says it has successfully stress-tested its systems.

First UWA COVID-19 case (but not on campus)

Last Wednesday a student coming home from an exchange visit flew into Perth feeling crook, got tested and went straight home to self-isolate before being confirmed.

La Trobe U accepts some students need time to learn on-line

Subject fails this semester will not appear on individual’s academic transcripts and not be included on their weighted average mark (based on the actual marks in all subjects). Prerequisites for subjects still apply.