From our bubble to yours

This Friday, students will be able to connect with student services and the University community during Reorientation Day—an initiative co-designed by student representative groups and University staff.

Current students will be able to interact with student services and associations which are operating remotely, and participate in some fun activities that demonstrate how these services—from Student Finance to Student Learning to University Recreation—are working with students from home.

Student representatives from Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA), the Postgraduate Students’ Association, Ngāi Tauira, and the Pasifika Students’ Council have collaborated with staff to plan the day to ensure that we are meeting our students’ needs.

The day is split into five themes—Get Involved and Stay Connected, Hauora/Wellbeing, Learning, Careers and Finance, and Communities. Students will also be able to ‘drop in’ virtually and meet with a faculty adviser, and there will be social sessions at the end of the day for students to connect as communities.

You can read the full programme online.

Joanna Li, VUWSA’s Engagement Vice President, says Reorientation Day provides students with the opportunity to ask questions and get answers at this uncertain time.

“This is a chance for people throughout the University, not just academic staff, to engage directly with students and provide updates on how they’re adapting to this new way of learning.”

Vice-Provost (Academic) Professor Stuart Brock says Reorientation Day is a fantastic opportunity for students to interact with student services and the wider University community.

“We want to ensure that students stay connected with us and with each other and feel supported with their return to their studies after the teaching pause.”