Murdoch University has developed an assistance package for students coping with changes that are the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including financial hardship.Murdoch’s highest priority for its students during this uncertain period is safeguarding their physical and mental health and wellbeing, while also maintaining their access to high-quality learning and teaching and ensuring that no student is disadvantaged at this time.
To assist students to continue with their studies, Murdoch University has developed Student Support Packages for its international onshore students and domestic students.
The University has also put in place an Academic Safety Net, which recognises the considerable disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that adjustment to studying online can take some time.
Murdoch will support all students to achieve the best possible result for their subjects. If students happen to fail a unit in Semester 1, it will not be recorded on their transcript or negatively affect their Grade Point Average. This decision in no way changes Murdoch’s high academic standards, but safeguards students against the impacts of the current situation on the continuity of their learning.
Students also have access to the support services they would normally access on campus which are still available online.
In developing these Student Support Packages, the University and Student Guild have been working in collaboration to ensure Murdoch students are fully supported at this difficult time.