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COVID-19 Update – Support for Students Abroad and in Australia

Published On May 7, 2021 | By Elise | Latest News, Resources, Support

Support for Students affected by COVID-19

We understand the ongoing nature of COVID-19 is rapidly changing in many regions both international and domestic and may be causing experiences of stress and anxiety. We particularly hold those suffering the devastating impact of this pandemic in the South and South East Asia Region in our thoughts. Please know that there are a number of different support options available at UNE if you require assistance during this time;

  • International students: you may be eligible for the COVID-19 International Student Emergency Fund. Course fees may be extended and/or remitted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact International Services for more information through ASKUNE or phone them on 02 6773 3192
  • Domestic students: for additional well-being support, please contact ASKUNE on how the Wellness Centre can support you. Support options may include;

Greater Sydney Health Advice

NSW Health has provided advice that, as of 5.00pm Thursday 6 May, additional restrictions are now in place for Greater Sydney, which includes the Central Coast and Wollongong areas. These restrictions relate to mandatory face coverings and gatherings in public indoor venues and will be in place until midnight Sunday 9 May. Full details are available here.

While our campuses are not considered to be public venues, face coverings when on campus are strongly recommended for students attending our Sydney campus during this period.

Students are advised to monitor the NSW Health website for further updates and to take immediate action if affected.

Note that this also applies for people who have received a vaccination for COVID-19.

Students are reminded of the importance of the actions we all need to take to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19. These include good hand hygiene, maintaining physical distancing, monitoring for symptoms, and getting tested and self-isolating until a negative result is obtained.


Lastly, we’re always here to lend a helping hand, know that we are thinking of you, we are here for you and if there is anything we can do to help support you please let us know. 

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