Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Should students be paid to study?

That is the topic of our upcoming Rockhampton campus Great debate. I for one am particularly looking forward to adjudicating the action, as we have two lively teams made up of academics, managers and students go head-to-head.
This is a fantastic event which adds vibrancy to the campus and brings everyone together through mostly light-hearted banter.
I’m particularly interested to hear the arguments from each side of the debate, as I believe both have their merits.
On one hand there is the argument that students shouldn’t be paid to study because graduates tend to have a greater earning potential in the workforce than many of the taxpayers who would pay their way. Then there is the alternative argument that students should be paid to study as it is difficult to maintain academic excellence while combining study with part-time or full-time work.
Whatever side of the debate you are on I certainly encourage anyone on the Rockhampton Campus this Thursday to come along and watch this lively and entertaining discussion as it takes place over lunch in the amphitheatre.
We will also be holding a fundraising BBQ on the day with proceeds going to the Salaam Baalak Trust in India (come along for a snag and stay for the debate!).

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