ADAPTING OUR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR A CHANGED WORLD
This is a stressful time for our students as they adapt to a new way of living, a core element of which will be digital transformation.
Students face challenges like broadband access/disruption, lack of privacy to study, lack of equipment, increased caring responsibilities, job losses and illness. It is vital to ensure that students experiencing disadvantage will have the resources to purchase the necessary technology to excel in their courses in a virtual environment.
We are working hard to make a host of support services available to staff and students, such as virtual tutoring, virtual career services and virtual onboarding for new students globally. Here in Belfield, we must establish a new normality that includes enhanced automated access to buildings, and the availability and visibility of wall-mounted hand sanitiser dispensers throughout campus.