In-touch and in-person

University of Newcastle students weren’t happy yesterday with news that management has an app which can monitor UG class attendance

It will be mandatory to sit exams this year and is also intended liven the joint up. As Vice Chancellor Alex Zelinsky said when the app and policy were announced in October, “higher attendance will also help us create a more vibrant and active on-campus community which is a real focus for us. We want our students to experience a campus life that is diverse, inclusive and connected.” (CMM October 25).

Perhaps critics weren’t connecting with campus when the announcement was first made.