Stay at school

Student

Are people around you and you doing anything to maintain the social life you normally have when studying at campus?

Miss. Zhao

 

Undergraduate, Business English, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai, China

 

As the quarantine restrictions begin to ease in China,  i start to hangout with my friends recently (Still obeying necessary hygiene protocols which means we couldn’t share all the delicious food with each other). Wechat voicing chatting or studying together using video call with my friends has also been my daily routine when i’m home. 

Have you joined any societies at your university? If so, what has changed to your social activity or society work since school has been conducted online?

Miss. Zhao

 

Undergraduate, Business English, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai, China

 

I’ve always been participating in the university orchestra. Although our weekly rehearsal has been cancelled due to the pandemic, staying at home actually made playing music more convenient for us. As the cello in the orchestra, we also had the chance to rehearse with orchestras from other universities by using zoom and record videos together.

For students who are living in student accommodations, are they having any difficulties on both study and social life?

Gray

 

Undergraduate, Biomedical Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

 

As a resident of student accommodation (iglu), the living experience during the quarantine period wasn’t bad. The student accommodation has provided lots of compensation policies, like doubling the wifi speed, providing one free lunch and free laundry credit for a wash and dry each week etc. However, it’s still quite a shame not having the opportunity to participate in activities and social events offline, especially when living in a student accommodation. 

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