Change is a constant but as humans, we tend to fear change and its effect on our lives. When things change unexpectedly, we can’t script the outcome and can struggle to decide whether the change will have a positive or negative effect.
When virtual learning became the new reality almost overnight in March 2020 due to mass COVID-19 restrictions, I was initially anxious about how this would affect my learning. In the final year of my Bachelor of Business, I was worried about how an absence from campus and face-to-face time with my teachers could affect future hopes and plans I had going into 2020.
But VU exceeded my expectations and were brilliant in transitioning as many classes as possible from on-campus to remote learning. To help with this dramatic change, the University also made sure that some things remained constant to ensure a sense of normality in a very challenging world. Here are the top 5 ways VU helped me stay calm and on-track when my course moved online.