NowUC have published a rousing defence of the University of Canberra’s pastoral care program, particularly as it relates to foreign students coming to the campus.
The article is phrased as a response to criticisms of those services, in the wake of the sad case of Zhang Hong Jie, also known as Steffi.
Ms Fleming says this program is only effective if the student takes the initiative to be involved with the activities organised by the university.
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Jandy Godfrey, Executive Director of Development and International, agrees with Ms Fleming on this point. She says there is only so much the university can do to offer support for its students.
So students need to know in advance they are going to be murdered and take appropriate measures to ensure their bodies are discovered in a timely fashion? Or the perhaps the corpses need to rise up and check in?
This looks like a cop-out to me.