Part-time uni in the ACT has become a fulltime pain. With semester now commencing, I am suddenly being advised that I have to undertake extra study due to changes in my course. Again!
My partner has also just been advised that mid-year graduation will no longer be possible as one of the subjects will be partly conducted in semester 1, with the final couple of weeks randomly moved to the end of the year. It affects our lease, our jobs – everything is being put on hold for uni. And I know we’re not alone…how do unis keep getting away with it?
In any other business, if the seller promised you one thing and then repeatedly delivered something different (or nothing at all), it would be breach of contract. Can someone tell me why unis are able to get away with this? Why do I sign up to one degree with a particular outline and then end up having to do something else when they change their minds? Do I have any rights…? The uni charter is pretty light on their responsibilities.
I understand that some flexibilty may be necessary to accommodate changes in each profession, but without exaggeration my course has changed drastically every single semester (and actually, my degree doesn’t even exsit anymore – they phased it out for a more expensive one). Help? Advice?