Andrew, you should also remember that the cutback in tutoring positions hurts the fledgling academics too. Tutoring has traditionally been a standard way for PhD students to supplement meagre scholarships. Then again, compare and contrast that with University of Canberra, which is so strapped for cash they have cancelled all real (as recognised by Engineers Australia) Engineering degrees.
Note: I’m not on a scholarship, and am not currently tutoring. I did tutor last year when there was money around. Perhaps that makes me biased, but then again with LCA around the corner I didn’t massively want to tutor anyway.
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