RDC students to enjoy a Fall Reading Break starting in 2019

By rdnewsNOW
November 24, 2017 - 9:12am

RED DEER-  Students at Red Deer College will begin to enjoy the benefits of a five day fall semester break, starting in October 2019.

“We are excited that Red Deer College is introducing a fall reading break,” commented Kass Scholze, Students’ Association President. “The Students’ Association is constantly trying to ensure a quality student experience for the students of RDC and we believe a semester break in the fall term will go a long way towards an improved experience.”

Post-secondary institutions across the province have been introducing the fall breaks as a way to allow students an opportunity to work on and maintain their mental well-being while not being burdened by the pressures of their studies.

It is believed this will lead to improved mental health, higher retention and a healthier student experience.

The Students’ Association conducted a plebiscite asking students if they were in favour of a fall reading break during its recent spring executive elections.

Over 86 percent of students who responded were in favour of the new break.

(Gary McKinnon - Red Deer College)

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