🔉 LISTEN: BYO coffee catch-ups for BBMED students
In case you missed them, listen in on our virtual coffee catch-ups for undergraduate Biomedicine students.
This is a challenging and unprecedented time in everyone’s lives. It’s unsettling for everyone and sometimes it seems life as we know it has changed without us having any sense of control.
The School of Biomedical Sciences has been running informal online catch-ups for undergraduate students, to answer your questions and chat about the current state of play with:
- Associate Professor Karena Waller – Deputy Director, Bachelor of Biomedicine; Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
- Associate Professor Heather Verkade – Deputy Chair of Learning and Teaching, School of Biomedical Sciences
- Professor David Williams (our resident Zoom “in the background” Q&A advisor) – Director, Bachelor of Biomedicine; Chair of Undergraduate Programs, School of Biomedical Sciences; Deputy Head, Department of Physiology.
Catch up on the recordings
- Session 1: Tuesday 21 April
The session addressed keeping on top of your wellbeing, including the importance of maintaining a work-life balance, getting into a regular routine and making use of the University’s wellbeing resources when you need to.
Karena and Heather also answered questions about:
- Changes in assessments for Semester 1
- WAM concerns
- The outlook for teaching in Semester 2
- Planning for Study Abroad opportunities
If you missed it, you can listen to a recording of the session below.
- Session 2: Monday 18 May
In this session, Head of School Ian van Driel joined Heather and Karena to discuss how the School of Biomedical Sciences, MDHS and broader University are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the focus on getting students and research back on campus in a safe and practical way.
They also talked about:
- Further queries regarding Semester 1 assessments
- The most up-to-date plans for teaching in Semester 2
- Where to get the best information for entry requirements to graduate professional health programs
- How to stay connected with your peers by:
- Working in small groups while taking appropriate social distancing and hygiene measures
- Keeping up with your cohort through the Biomedicine Students' Society Facebook page
- Staying tuned to the School's News & Events website
For information on graduate entry for MDHS courses, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
While Study Abroad programs are currently uncertain, you can get the latest information by contacting the Global Mobility team at email@example.com.
Should you have any additional questions, please email BiomedSci-AcademicServices@unimelb.edu.au.
Associate Professor Terry Bowles from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education has written an insightful piece about how to adapt our thinking. He says there are eight factors that should be carefully and systematically applied to your decision making so that you can avoid being left adrift by fast-changing circumstances.
Your wellbeing is more important to us than ever before. We remind you to stay connected with your peers, friends and family, and keep healthy by exercising regularly and eating well.
Melbourne University Sport has launched a range of online fitness options for you to do at home, including an online group fitness timetable and daily activities.
Stay in touch
Check out the Biomedicine Students’ Society on Facebook for the latest events, opportunities and ways to stay connected with your peers.
Keep up with what's happening at the School of Biomedical Sciences through our News & Events webpage.
For all the changes and developments in response to COVID-19, visit the University’s dedicated coronavirus website, which includes:
- Student and staff information
- Research guidance FAQs
- Government resources
- Assessment tools regarding your own health