Face-to-face teaching at Massey University stopped as of 24 March 2020, due to the COVID-19 regulations. This meant both staff and students quickly moved to using online-teaching resources, greatly impacting the performance of all involved.
Because of this and all campus closures, Massey University has made changes to Semester One. Some of the key changes have been extending the semester by another two weeks and replacing online-exams with assessments.
In a statement released today by the University, all students are considered to have been impacted by the COVID-19 regulations and are not required to fill out any paperwork regarding an aegrotat or impaired performance.
Currently in the mid-semester break, many students are worried about having to repeat courses or failing entry into their next desired course.
James*, a first-year Music student, is worried that he won’t be able to continue his studies at Massey University. “I understand that Massey is keeping us informed, and I really appreciate that – particularly with everything else going on – but my studies have had to stop. I don’t know when I’ll be able to go back to Uni and continue my degree. It’s just a really stressful time.”
The new Semester Two dates will be released shortly. Currently Semester Two will begin 13 July 2020 for those who are still able to participate in online courses, but the date is expected to change.
*Names have been changed.