Australian universities take tentative steps towards opening after Covid-19
‘Controlled’ return of international students on the cards for second semester but some institutions stay mostly online
Universities around Australia are taking very different paths towards reopening their campuses amid growing frustration from students, particularly first years, whose campus life was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic just a week or two into the academic year.
Some, such as the University of Technology, Sydney, and the University of New South Wales, are staying with a predominantly online approach for the second half of the year. Others, such as the Australian National University in Canberra and University of Newcastle, are preparing for a return to face-to-face teaching on campus next month, albeit mainly for smaller group teaching.