GR Student catch up
When Melbourne went into the first lockdown in March 2020, the department started weekly zoom meetings with our GR students in an effort to provide support during what we knew was going to be an unfamiliar and difficult period. The meetings were opened for an hour every Wednesday and students could drop in with questions, any news they want to share, or simply just for the company. For some it was a break from the mundane work/study-from-home or a breather from home-schooling, for others it was the forum to hear the latest GR gossips or to offload their GR admin frustrations! The meetings continued throughout the second lockdown and we finished for the year 2020 just before Christmas.
The meetings have restarted on 20th January 2021 with renewed hope and energy. They will now be fortnightly, with no planned end date, alternating between our usual catch-ups and the newly instated GR Journal Club. This new year will be better than the last, that we are determined!