Murdoch U safety net for students

A joint statement (nice touch) from Provost Romy Lawson and Student Guild President Jethro Schoeman commits $2 million to an assistance fund for students effected by COVID-19 but not eligible for Commonwealth support

There is also money for a Student Guild foodbank, plus $100 data packs and “a limited supply” of laptops.

Plus because of the “considerable disruption” caused by COVID-19 first semester subject fails will not be recorded on transcripts or “negatively affect” grade point averages.

There’s a separate announcement of the same support, for international students (another nice touch) from DVC I Lyn Karstardt and Mr Schoeman.