Lockdown activities

We understand that for many students in our community the impacts of COVID-19, travel restrictions and border closures are taking a significant toll on your connectedness to UC.

Though you might not be able to come to campus right now, we want you to know that we are here to support you through it all. We want to make sure you can continue to engage meaningfully with the UC community and campus, both through your studies and through social and cultural activities.

Our teams have worked together to develop a series of activities and programs that give you the opportunity to check-in, connect and collaborate. We hope that these programs will support you through the remainder of your studies in Sem 2 and set you up for success in the months and years ahead.

All students can attend these virtual events, academic programs and access UC support services over Semester 2. We hope you can join us!

Upcoming events

Activity

Description

Date and time

Join/register

Click and Connect Click and Connect is a free four-week photography course that aims to equip participants with skills, tips, tricks and strategies to capture their world, and tell their story through photographs. There will be modules and virtual tutorial sessions available to participants throughout the course in the Teams site. 25 August to 22 September Register   
Don't get ripped of at work What you need to know about the Fair Work Act and your rights at work in Australia. This workshop will cover your rights and responsibilities as an employee in Australia, particularly in relation to part time, casual and contract work. 17 September , 10 – 11am Join   
Finding a part time job Useful tips on who is hiring, and where to find part time work. 21 September, 12 – 1pm Join   
English for Uni This is a free course designed to help students develop their English language skills for academic study. Students can attend the entire course or sessions relevant to them. 20 to 23 September,  Mon to Thurs from 10am – 1pm Register   
Interviewing online - how to ace a virtual interview Even before Covid, many employers were moving job interviews on to a variety of virtual platforms. This workshop will provide practical tips on how best to master this process. 23 September, 12 – 1pm Join   
2-week Health and Wellbeing Sprint Make 2021 your healthiest year yet with healthy, happy work and study habits you create with confidence in this 2-week sprint run by our partners, Campus Consultancy. Completely free, all online and you can join any time. 28 September to 11 October, 12pm – 1:30pm Register   
International Student Mental Health Q&A The International Student Support Service (ISSS) team is facilitating an International Student Mental Health Q&A session, presented by the UC Medical and Counselling team. Hearing from health professionals, this session will equip students with information on what is mental health, what are the common symptoms to look for, how to self-diagnose, coping strategies during lockdown and how to look after yourself and friends who may need help.

28 September

11am –12pm (noon) (Canberra Time)

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International Student Faculty Support Session – Faculty of Business, Government & Law

The International Student Support Service (ISSS) team  invites you to join a support session with the Faculty of Business, Government & Law. The session will provide you with the opportunity to connect with your faculty, address any questions you may have related to your studies and give you the opportunity to meet fellow students from the same course or faculty.

5 October

2:30pm – 3:30pm (Canberra Time)

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International Student Faculty Support Session – Faculty of Education

The International Student Support Service (ISSS) team  invites you to join a support session with the Faculty of Education. The session will provide you with the opportunity to connect with your faculty, address any questions you may have related to your studies and give you the opportunity to meet fellow students from the same course or faculty.

7 October

3pm – 4pm (Canberra Time)

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International Student Faculty Support Session – Faculty of Arts & Design

The International Student Support Service (ISSS) team invites you to join a support session with the Faculty of Arts & Design. The session will provide you with the opportunity to connect with your faculty, address any questions you may have related to your studies and give you the opportunity to meet fellow students from the same course or faculty.

12 October

3pm – 4pm (Canberra Time)

Register   

Weekly activities

Activity

Description

Date and time

Join/register

Mario Kart Tour Join us for some friendly Mario Kart! Every Monday, 12pm Join   
Trivia Each Tuesday join one of our clubs who will be testing your knowledge on anything from general knowledge to clubs specialties. Every Tuesday, 6:30pm Join   
Food Pantry Click and Connect The UCX Food Pantry is determined to serve the needs of students during this ACT Lockdown. We have created a click and collect model to ensure that students can get what they need in a safe way. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11am - 1pm Register   
Midday Music Every Tuesday and Thursday during lockdown, kick back, relax and enjoy live music. Every Tuesday and Thursday,  12pm - 2pm Join   
Wellbeing drop in & chat Connect with our Wellbeing team for support, advice, someone to chat to, or to talk through anything that may be impacting you at this time in our virtual Wellbeing drop in & chat session. Please join us if you have concerns about device access, financial support or access to any essential items. Every Wednesday, 10:30am - 12:30pm Join   
Jackbox Games Jump into UCX Online to play some games! Jackbox Games has everything from trivia to pictionary-type games and is loads of fun especially if you bring along some friends! Every Wednesday and Friday, 12pm Join   
Among Us Are you the master of deception? Come and play among us and see if you can identify the imposter! Every Wednesday,  6:30pm Join   
Dog Day Fridays Join the UC team for a Friday social check-in and let the power of pets aid in reducing your stress. Bring along your furry friend for a morning of virtual paws and play. From 17 September, every Friday, 11 - 11:30am TBA
ASK Advisors Study Help Drop-in Assist with assignment help, researching, library loans, referencing, using UClearn, ePortfolio (Mahara), Proctorio and general enquiries. Weekdays from 9am - 6.30pm and Weekends from 12.30pm - 4.30pm Join   
Study Skills Study Help Drop-in Assignment help and feedback, strategies for avoiding plagiarism, time management, study planning and exam preparation and specialist English Language and Referencing Help sessions. Weekdays, 12.30pm - 4.30pm Join   
MASH (Maths, Stats and IT Help) Study help for a range of mathematics, statistics and information technology enquiries. Weekdays, various times Join   
PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Sessions) Group study sessions for a range of mostly first-year units in Sci-Tech, BGL and Health Weekdays, various times Join   

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