First-year Bachelor of Education (P-12) student Jeremy says that he’s not struggling with remote learning like his friends at other unis, so he’s able to focus on his studies and adjust to student life.
"It’s much less overwhelming only having to worry about completing one unit and one assessment at a time," Jeremy says.
"The small online classrooms give us the most authentic and closest thing to a real life classroom that anyone could get now. Going into separate breakout rooms in Zoom gives us the chance to collaborate in small groups as if we were in a classroom environment."
VU Vice-Chancellor and President Peter Dawkins says that VU prides itself on being "excellent, inclusive and adaptable".
This is affirmed by second year Criminal Justice/Psychology student, Toolsika. "I think VU has approached remote learning beautifully and quickly," she says.
"The Block Model has made it better as there’s not the pressure of learning several subjects at once. I’m not worried about exams as I only have assignments and small tests."