Studying during the 2020 pandemic and mental health
Starting or continuing your studies during the COVID-19 global pandemic may be a scary prospect, but for a number of Study Options' students, the timing of lockdown in Australia was particularly awkward as many had just arrived onshore for the very first time!
Semester 1 2020 commenced at the end of February and we were pleased to hear about how well the universities supported our newly arrived students in many practical ways. However, managing your own mental health at a time like that can be a struggle. One of our students, Jen Hamer, had just arrived at Griffith University to start a PhD and has written this wonderful article on the Griffith Explore Blog about she managed her mental health during the lockdown on the Gold Coast.
If you are considering studying in Australia or New Zealand in 2021 and are worried about the lasting impact that the coronavirus pandemic may have on your studies, please talk to one of the Study Options student advisors, who have access to information relevant to each university and are very happy to share it with you.