The College has been the centre of a storm of controversy over its new online shop, where students are buying electronic goods that they do not need and selling them on the platform for a fee.
The College’s online store has sparked a backlash with many people saying it is being run as a scam, and students have been complaining about it for months.
One student, who asked not to be named, said she felt as if her life had been taken over by an unauthorised online retailer.
She said she had been shopping on the College’s website for a month before she discovered that the College had added a new section to their site where students could buy electronic products that did not meet their qualifications.
“It’s really scary to think about the quality of things you might want to buy.
There are so many things that are not up to standard,” she said.
The college’s head of information and services, Chris Williams, said the College did not intend to sell these items and would not be selling any products.
“We don’t have any plans to sell any products on the site at this stage,” he said.
“There are plenty of people on the campus who do, and we have been trying to help them through this process.”
He said there were currently a number of customers who were interested in buying electronic products but they were unable to use the College for that purpose.
He said he did not think the college had a problem with students buying electronic items for themselves, but he would like to see more people buying electronic devices online for others.
“If you have a student in your family who is interested in going to university, it might be better for them to purchase their own electronics from an authorised retailer or online,” he added.
The student, whose name was withheld because she was not authorised to speak to the media, said her main concern was that students were not being told what to do with their purchases.
“I feel as though the College has done a lot of damage by taking a shortcut and allowing this to happen.
I don’t think it’s appropriate for this to be happening,” she told the ABC.
She was able to purchase an iPod, but her son said he would not purchase it from the College because of the potential for the item to be stolen.
She is not the only student who has raised concerns about the College.
The College has said the college has not had a complaint about the purchase of items on the website, but it does have a policy that students can buy a single item, but not two.
“The college has been very clear that it has no intention of selling these products, and that they are only intended for university use,” a spokesperson for the college said.
Williams said the students had been given a list of goods that were only for sale on the college’s site, and they had been instructed not to buy any more of the items.
“At this stage, we have not been able to provide an update on the situation and students are not being given any further guidance,” he told the broadcaster.
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