Term 1 2020: Week 8 Newsletter

Updated: May 13, 2020

In this age of globalization, major public health emergencies such as COVID-19 always come as a tough test for humankind. Solving it requires wisdom, but the spirit of solidarity is more imperative. The present solidarity doesn't require you to come out on the streets. It is rather the virtual solidarity which is the need of the hour. Stay at home, maintain social distancing, save lives and help the world to flatten the curve of COVID-19. Solidarity is required at all levels- between people, organizations and nations. By working together, every individual and nation can promote efficiency. Each country in the world has different strengths and faces different risks. By continuing to share knowledge and resources, countries will build surge capacity – a crucial asset that will help them prepare for all possibilities, including community transmission. Find below an interesting article on how solidarity can help us win this battle. 


GSA Online Games: Coming Soon

It’s been a hard few weeks, and you may be experiencing some stress, loneliness, or both. Playing online games with friends can be one of the best ways to feel connected and relieve that stress. But many of us are following guidelines for self-isolating and social distancing in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and that means being holed up alone, away from those you’d normally play with. Luckily, as with so many other things in life right now, you can play those games with friends online. So, GSA is planning to soon come up with some FUN-FILLED online games to relieve your stress and bring all the students together virtually. Keep an 👀 on our social media platforms for more updates below. 👇


Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) for T1 classes are offered online until Week 10. Log-in to Moodle and the course Moodle page where you can find information about the E-PASS sessions. In some Schools, a separate Moodle page for E-PASS has been created. You can go through the links below to check courses offered through PASS for different schools. 


Stress Less Week Online | Week 8

While the global situation is evolving around us, exams are approaching, assignment deadlines are getting closer and life for you as a student has significantly changed — how on earth does one maintain healthy habits to help you stress a little less?   That is why Arc UNSW is bringing you Stress Less Week Online this week. Check out the full schedule below and tune in to Arc - UNSW Student Life for sessions LIVE!  When: Monday, 6th April'20 - Friday, 10th April'20 Time: 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM


Arc Legal Information

During these unprecedented times of COVID-19, there is a lot of uncertainty presently particularly for students at UNSW. This is a tough period for everyone and we need to fight it out together. ARC Legal is here to resolve your queries regarding rent and other issues.  There was a Facebook live session last week providing some key insights for all the students. For those who missed, you can still find a recorded version of the video on the Facebook page of Arc Student Life and listen out to the advice from the legal experts. 


Most Productive Things You Can Do During Lockdown

  1. Learn a language. Remember all those times you said you'd learn Italian, Spanish or French but just couldn't find a spare minute? Here's your chance. With a wide selection of YouTube videos and online tutorials at your disposal, why not use this time to learn a completely new language?

  2. Organise your wardrobe. Most of us have at least one dress that we know we'll never wear again or a pair of jeans that just don't fit the way they used to. It's time to declutter your wardrobe and get rid of those sad pieces that no longer see the light of day.

  3. Learn to play an instrument. Dust off that keyboard you got for Christmas last year, re-tune that guitar you've had for god knows how long and begin to fill your days with the sound of music. 

  4. Update your CV and professional accounts. Before lockdown, the idea of updating your CV, cover letter or LinkedIn profile might not have been very high up on your priority list. Rather than putting it off any longer, why not give all of your professional documents and accounts a total makeover?

  5. Write a novel. Writing can be an incredibly therapeutic practice and one which can help to pass the time. Who knows, you might even be the next J.K. Rowling? 

  6. Start a blog. You can never go wrong with writing a blog. Whether you're using it as an online writing portfolio, a space to share your passions or as an opportunity to try something new, it's time to get those creative juices flowing. 

  7. Get fit. Working out at home can be just as beneficial for both your mind and body. Why not try out different types of workouts over the course of the next few weeks and find that workout that really works for you. 

  8. Learn to code. In an increasingly digital age, the ability to code can put you at a major advantage. Ditch those techno-phobic tendencies and teach yourself how to master this highly sought after skill. 

Any other business?

Remember there are heaps of services available from UNSW and UNSW Business School to help you make the most of your time in Sydney. Peer Assisted Study Sessions, wellbeing information and a full calendar of events await you - so be sure to keep checking it out!


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