Unis are communities says Brungs from UTS

There’s an extra $6.7m in the studnet welfare budget

The funding adds to the existing $8.3m for students doing it tough.

““While universities provide vital research, and will have a significant role to play in skilling and re-skilling to enable the recovery after COVID-19, we are also communities in ourselves. We take our responsibility seriously, and we are committed to ensuring our vulnerable students are provided for,” VC Attila Brungs says.

“It is times such as these when our public institutions are most needed.”

Funding, available to local and international students includes, $3000 interest-free loans, $1500 living expense grants, IT support and food “subsidies” for students self-isolating.