Like Yr 12s, Swinburne graduates Tanya, Drew and Sarah were all stripped of their Class of 2020 rites of passage “because of COVID”. And it wasn’t just the joyous tossing of mortarboards in the air they missed out on.
Drew had to cut short a 19-month scholarship by 18-and-a-half months -- and endure an eerily deserted, and devastating, plane ride home from Korea. Tanya’s hotly-anticipated graduate exhibition will be happening online. And Sarah has to start her dream job from her bedroom instead of the sleek Silicon-Valley-cum-Southbank workspace.
But they’ve emerged stronger and wiser for it. They’re cashing in on missing out. So, who better to ask everything you ever wanted to know about uni (and why, thanks to COVID, you’re a force to be reckoned with).
You asked anonymously. They answered honestly. From Brighton to Bright, these were the questions on everyone’s lips.
First up, meet your mentors
Tanya, Drew and Sarah are dishing up all the good advice in these COVIDeo calls.
Yes, there are (some) perks to completing your final year in a pandemic.
The Class of 2020 stockpiled more than loo paper - you’ve got reserves of resilience and a ton of tenacity. Not to mention you’ve been on the frontline of the remote work revolution. You’re all set to slay, no matter what card you play.