Social media platforms offer opportunities for creating and maintaining personal and professional relationships. The Office of Graduate Research constructs a weekly vlog on our YouTube channel.
Also, an international community of doctoral educators, including Flinders University, is curating the hashtag ‘virtual not viral’ (#virtualnotviral).
Other activities such as Facebook Live conversations and online reading groups are also available. The priority is to ensure that students and supervisors remain connected, even through social distancing measures.
To see an example of how this worked for the OGR and students around the world, take a look at the Office of Graduate Research online Q&A session for HDR students entitled 'Coffee with Tara'. These were held in the week 23-27 March 2020. This Facebook Live session is still available for you to view at Tara’s Facebook page. These sessions enabled the HDR community to address the social isolation of students and enable support structures.