The rapid shift to online learning at the start of 2020, as well as the isolation caused by months in lockdown for Victorian students, meant our academic and professional staff had to work together to find new and creative ways to support and engage with students. 

Supporting our students online

The University asked its leading minds to present lockdown-friendly short format lectures across a wide range of fields. A number of MGSE staff members responded to the call and presented bite-sized lectures.

Bite-sized lectures

Bite-sized lectures
Bite-sized lecture: How can gaming support autistic students?
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How to look after yourself
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Self-Care Series

Self Care Series
Self Care Series Session One: Teaching Skills for Resilience
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Self Care Series   Ep  Two Daily self care strategies for isolation
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Self Care Series   Ep 3 Thriving despite struggle
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The Self Care Series was a 2020 initiative designed to support staff and students at MGSE after the COVID-19 outbreak. Each episode featured a guest academic offering advice in their area of expertise. Some sessions covered self-care on a personal level, while others focused on what staff and students could do in the classroom to manage their wellbeing.

Student stories
A Day in the Life: Hayley
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A Day in the Life: Sarah
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A Day in the Life: Bella
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A day in the life...

A number of current MGSE students worked with the Student Experience team to document their day-to-day experiences during their course.