Come on Christchurch! Now is the time to cancel assignments and move forward with the decision taken by schools all across the country. The library is now closed. This means little/no access to computers, viable internet, printers, books etc.
To carry on with assignments is to damn those who may not be able to afford these things. Let alone touching on the implications this enforced lockdown will have on mental health and those who need to care for others, parents for instance.
We are all aware of the difficulties this may cause, but if you care for your students then it is time you make this decision. I hope the student’s union are doing their job and pushing for this.
This is a global and unprecedented issue in recent years. The idea that students are expected to carry on as before is ludicrous. I love my uni, and it has done me well so far. Don’t let your students down now.