what would you do?
Heres something you may find interesting. As a full time student, I applied for several papers to study. Any course text books can be ordered from Bennetts Bookshop and a form is supplied for this purpose with the course notes, as the University has some sort of relationship with Bennetts. One particular paper was extramural and I had to get six books - three of them for the first assignment due in a month or so.
What then, do you do if Bennetts, or nobody else, has the books, and Bennetts cannot order two of the three books I needed for the first assignment because the supplier does not have them.Furthermore you are not told that until after the withdrawal deadline for fees retention. What do you do if the lecturer did not ensure that Bennetts had enough books on stock or on order so students can utilise the order form to get the books, and what do you do if the campus library doesn't have a copy of the main book nationwide except one copy on reference at a library at the other end of the country. How can you possibly study the course?
Well, you can't really, can you. There's only two options. Ring the lecturer who tells you to order the books even though he was told you can't get them. So he advised me to import them and God knows how long that would take.
The other option is to withdraw from the course and apply for a fees rebate through the appropriate channels. So I did. This was arranged on campus. I now get told, in writing, that I still have to pay my fees because I did not have "critical personal circumstances". How critical is not having, or being able to obtain, the study materials before assignment deadlines?
What would be your reaction if this happened to you?