Online Student Support Hub
While learning in an online environment, it's important to stay connected to your peers, the Institute, and the outside world. Our focus is to ensure that you have access to events, resources, communities, and services, to support you during this time.
We're staying home, we're physical distancing, but we still need human interaction. It's so important to remember to keep in touch with friends, family, peers, and staff!
Online community groups
- Nextdoor - connect with neighbours in your community on this social platform
- Houseparty - this app has dominated quarantine life. Play games with mates (up to eight in one party) or have your own dance party
- Discord - create your own server (invite-only!) to hang out with friends/other students
- WhatsApp - create your own group to reach out to classmates to engineer discussion around your studies or general stuff
- William Angliss Student Reps Facebook group - join your peers in this group run by your Student Representatives; join in general and academic discussions
- WAI Higher Ed Facebook group - studying a degree? Join this group for all updates Higher Education related
- WAI Language Lounge Facebook group - meet other students looking to practise their English and meet new friends
Health & Wellbeing
During challenging times, it's essential to keep your mental wellbeing and physical health in check.
Mental Health Support
Reach out to our Wellbeing & Counselling Services for free and confidential counselling and support or recources, especially if you are suffering from hardship.
- Check Beyond Blue's Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service for an online community forum, information, and strategies on how to help manage your daily mental health and wellbeing, and if you want to reach out for a chat on 1800 512 348
- Headspace's How to cope with stress related to Coronavirus (Covid-19) has some great tips to maintain a healthy headspace
- Try headspace's Mindfulness app (free for two weeks)
For emergency 24-hour support crisis contacts
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Mental Health Triage (Adults) 1300 874 243
- Mental Health Triage (Youth) 1800 888 320
- Safe Steps (Family Violence) 1800 015 188
- Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1800 806 292
- Homelessness Crisis Line 1800 627 727
- Room 2 Radio is Sydney's first online night club. So if you're keen for a dance, tune in and shake your worries out with live DJs. Best part of this is that you can party in your PJs.
- Broadsheet's running list of online exercise classes is a definite follow for a lounge work-out. There are plenty of free exercise classes online, so trawl through youtube or have a look at Facebook events.
Arts & Culture
While so many places of culture and art have had to shut down during the crisis, they've embraced a virtual environment. So even though we can't travel, you can still experience and grow your cultural knowledge!
Museums and Art Galleries
- Museums Victoria has taken the Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks (try racing Cathy Freeman from your lounge!), and the Immigration Museum online.
- The National Gallery of Victoria has interactive virtual tours and has moved their popular Drop-by Drawing classes online.
- The Met's 360° Project allows you to explore some of the Museum's iconic spaces.
- The Louvre offers free online tours with a 360-degree look around, and an opportunity to learn more about rare artifacts.
- The National History Museum in London has a vast collection from dinosaurs, butterflies, and specimens in jars...
Check out Google's Arts and Culture hub for more tours and activities.
Watch & Listen
- Chat and watch a movie or get sucked into a tv binge with some mates on TeleParty
- Audible has made a bunch of audiobooks free!
- Just Some Good News to put a smile on your face
- Use the time to get invested in a new podcast
- The endless streaming services from Zoos around the world, including Melbourne Zoos (we love the lion cam)
- Missing your boardgame nights? Challenge your mates on sites like Tabletopia or Board Game Arena
- Realise how terrible your friends' drawing skills are in Drawful 2 (free for now!) or Scribbl
- Or check out The Guardian's list of free video games
Event Styling Masterclass
Hosted by Sandra Grima (Events teacher)
Exercise & Meditation Classes
- Yoga Class
- Pilates Class
- Self-care for Stress Reduction and Stress Relief
- Zenhancement Fundamentals Class (Access Passcode: gsh3?%ta)
Hosted by Sharon Flynn (Founder/CEO The Fermentary)
Fermentation Masterclass (Cabbage, Green Beans, Jerusalem Artichoke)
Latin America Masterclass
Hosted by Chef Juan Berbeo
Sourdough Bread Masterclass
Hosted by Paul Hughes, our Baking Instructor extraordinaire
Sourdough Bread Masterclass will take you through how to make sourdough bread at home!
Around the World Masterclass - Israeli Cuisine
Learn how to make Falafel & Hummus with Angliss Alum Ehud Malka, Chef/Owner of The Left-Handed Chef
Around the World Masterclass - Turkish Cuisine
Learn how to make Perfect Rice Pilau, Braised Beans with Fenugreek Seeds and Carrot Ezme with Kirsty Chiaplias, Chef/Owner of Babajan. (Passcode: xH$eJ*4x)
AROUND THE WORLD MASTERCLASS - CHINA
Learn how to make Smashed Cucumber Salad and Sichuan Style Chicken Noodle Salad with Rosheen Kaul, Chef/Cookbook Author of Isol(Asian) Cookbook series (Video Passcode: z.4&XEY+).
AROUND THE WORLD MASTERCLASS - INDONESIA
Learn how to make Indonesian Flavoured Choquettes with Yoan Tjahjadi and Ivan Setyawan, Chefs/Owners of Namelaka (Passcode for video: vZl^pH@1).
AROUND THE WORLD MASTERCLASS - INDIA
Learn how to make Vegetable Samosas with Tamarind Mango Chutney with Conan Gomes, Chef/Owner of Yo India (Passcode for video: =eWwr2e8).
Cocktails & Charcuterie Masterclass
Join Bar Owner of St. LuJa, James and Angliss Alum, Brittany Page in a two part demonstration of a delicious cocktail drink and the perfect way to make a charcuterie platter. Watch it here (Passcode: #2xgfy6u)
Indigenous Cooking Class
Join Angliss Alum Samuel May as he makes Paperbark Smoked Duck Breast with Sweet Potato, Kale and Rosella Flowers in a demonstration. Watch it here (Passcode: r5zzi4?J).
Student Services Newsletter
Check out our recent Student Services: At Home newsletters:
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