Plenary: Student Representative Panel
Rashika Bahl, Graduate Student Association
Jennisha Arnanta, UMSU Education Academic Officer
Putri Shafira, Vice President, Education and Welfare, UMSU International
The panel of student representatives discussed the findings of the following surveys of students about learning and teaching during the pandemic.
UMSU International: International Student Survey 2020
The International Student Survey (ISS) 2020 Report by the Education and Welfare Departments of UMSU International was generated to enhance our understanding of the experiences of the current International Students enrolled in the University of Melbourne across all degrees and levels. The ISS 2020 focuses on nine different areas: UMSU International Awareness and Perception, University Experience, Academic Experience, Health and Safety, Cultural and Climate, Work and Employment, Financial Situation, Exchange and Study Abroad. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone without exception, the ISS 2020 included feedback from international students about the impact of COVID-19 on various aspects.
Graduate Student Association (GSA):
- Student Resilience Project (2021): aimed to better understand graduate students’ emotional, physical and social wellbeing at the University of Melbourne. Demographic of participants: Graduate students, with an almost equal split between domestic and international students.
- Subject Cancellation Survey Report (2021): collected information on the delivery mode and availability of subjects offered for graduate coursework degree in response to concerns raised about 2021 subjects being offered in an online-only format. The survey ran from Thursday 10 December 2020 until Friday 15 January 2021. Demographic of participants: Graduate students, with an almost equal split between domestic and international students.
This Zoom webinar was part of the Teaching and Learning Conference 2021.