Report of poverty on placement

Throughout September and October over 1,000 Griffith students completed a survey about their experiences of compulsory unpaid placements. The outcome of these students so generously sharing their time and experiences is the publication of the SRC and GUPSA’s advocacy report: “Where is the social justice for students? Experiences of poverty on placement”.

“Thank you to each student who shared your experience on placement at Griffith University to contribute to our Poverty on Placement Report. We, your SRC Board, empathise with the significant commitment and challenges that come with your placements, particularly the substantial workload and financial stress that you undertake during these placements. Your insights play a pivotal role in this report. Through your experiences, we aim to influence positive changes within the university and the broader community for future students and enhance current support mechanisms, contributing to a more promising future for all Griffith students on placement.”

Emily Parker
SRC Board Chair

Read the full poverty on placement report below. Keep an eye on our socials early in 2024 for your invite to the report’s formal release and to hear your SRC’s plans for continuing to advocate for more equitable and sustainable support for students on placement.