University and club activities over the past two weeks have been disrupted by the Auckland-wide Level 3 lockdown.
University learning has shifted online and all Aucklanders must stay home unless conducting essential activities. As with last lockdown, the university and clubs have had to adapt to the online environment, and cancel or postpone in-person events.
Campaigning for the AUSA elections is taking place online, but will also be able to take place on campus if Auckland moves to Alert Level 2 this week. Many candidates have already upped their social media presence, keeping students informed of their policies and aspirations. Other AUSA activities, such as their advocacy service, have also moved online.
Upcoming events planned by all faculties have either been postponed or shifted online. Many facilities have had to close fully or partially. The Rec Centre has temporarily closed until able to re-open at Alert Level 2. Kate Edgar Information Commons is available for students who do not have suitable devices or internet access for study at home, and the Library is offering a click and collect service.
Many clubs, having just been able to plan and resume in-person events, have had to abruptly change their plans. Baby Back Benches, the Arts Postgraduate Mixer and regular club meetings are just some of the events previously scheduled for the lockdown that have had to be postponed or moved online.
In the meantime, the AUSA has published a directory of support services available for students online. Students in need of assistance can find this information on the AUSA Facebook page. The university has also established a Semester Two Financial Assistance Fund. Further information is available on the University of Auckland website.