Coronavirus highlights student resilience
Melbourne Pastoral Associate (Students), Jake Santitto, shares his thoughts on students supporting each other through our COVID-19 days.
A number of times over the past couple of months I’ve noticed that when students come together online, despite the circumstances, they support one another and in doing so, they spread joy. They really care for each other. It’s obvious too that our students are very resilient, which is reassuring.
I’ve found that now more than ever it’s really important to implement a routine in all aspects of life. I’m a morning person and so dedicating a little time to planning and starting well can really set the tone for the rest of my day. I think this regime would be helpful to most people.
Even as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed, exams are approaching so I think this advice remains relevant. I think it’s also important to remember your schedule isn’t supposed to bring you stress! Plan your day so you will enjoy it; and ensure part of your day entails doing work or study to make sure you can finish it with a feeling of accomplishment.
Getting together, even apart
Your Campus Ministry team is always ready to listen and to support you, especially during challenging times. On the Melbourne Campus there is a range of opportunities over Zoom to get involved in. Check out the Facebook page which has different events on each weekday. There really is something for everybody.
Something special that’s coming up is a Sunset Session on Friday 22 May (just before Study Week) from 5 – 6.30pm. It’s a mini-retreat where the theme of silence will be explored. All students are welcome. See Facebook for more – and see you there.