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WHAT IS UNI LIKE NOW?

WHAT IS UNI LIKE NOW?

DECIDING ON GAP YEAR AND UNI IN A PANDEMIC

It is impossible to deny that the world has changed in the past few months. A constantly moving goal post makes it difficult to decide between gap year and uni, and what’s right for you.

In this episode, get your head around recent changes to uni life. From online learning, to socialising while isolated. In this episode we hear from real uni students about how they have dealt with drastic change. With these testimonies you can turn your attention to your own thoughts. How has your understanding of uni changed, and what information can you take to the future when you decide about gap years and uni?

Check out some highlights of a few conversations we had with uni students over Zoom.

STAYING CONNECTED

UNI ONLINE

TRANSITIONING TO UNI

IN HIGH SCHOOL, OR ON A GAP YEAR? KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS?

After hearing what current students have to say, think about what this new way of doing uni means for your uni and gap year decisions. Has your understanding changed, and how will you take this into the future with you?

GET DOING!

Discover how your thinking has changed.

GET MORE

Need to be better equipped for change? Check out Episode 10 of the Gap Year Guide to be ready to pivot when you need.

Get ready for online study with these tech tips to set yourself up for uni.

Hear some other thoughts from current uni students on how they think video and online learning has affected their performance at university.

Bolster your pivot plan in response to bushfires or COVID-19 with these UAC benefits for those affected by unforeseen circumstances.

FEELING A BIT OVERWHELMED?

Living in a pandemic is hard. If you are struggling with how you are feeling it is important to know you are not alone and support is available.  Beyond Blue has a 24 hour support service available https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/ (phone/webchat), or you could see your local GP to discuss supports in your area.  If you feel you need immediate support or are in crisis contact Lifeline 131114 or 000.

And you can check out some other resources here… 

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Was the ‘gap year’ resource we shared with you any help? We want to know what you think. 

A ‘gap year’ means taking a ‘break’ to engage in various activities between the end of high school and starting your next study.

The University of Sydney is collaborating with the University of Canberra, the University of Wollongong and the Country Education Foundation to develop a free and non-branded information resource to help people decide about gap years and transition from a gap year to the university or other further studies.

Please know that the resource is free and available to everyone; but, this resource is something new … so we are keen to know what people think about it and to research whether the resource is useful or not.

You don’t have to participate in any research just because you use or subscribe to the resource.  If you don’t want to participate in the research, just go back to using the resource like normal.

Participate in research now.