While there are benefits to learning remotely, not feeling connected to a physical location can also be isolating at times. Casual coffee meet-ups, lunch-time gym sessions with friends or a walk in the park between classes are less likely to occur spontaneously and forging friendships as a first-year could be challenging.
But just as video chats and social media have seen many friendships thrive through lockdowns, these platforms can also help you stay connected to your University as a student and potentially find new friends and opportunities.
You can stay up-to-date with on-campus or virtual student events via the VU App, or the new online VU Student Calendar accessible from your phone or computer, via MYVU.
And if you haven’t already, be sure to find more opportunities to network and socialise by following VU on Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and VU Student Life.