Working and Studying Effectively and Respectfully during the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has seen a rapid change to our way of life including the way our students and staff interact and engage in the study and work environment. The University has put in place new programs and provisions to support students and staff through these changes. You can find out more about the University’s approach, including up to date news and resources, at the Coronavirus Information page. International students can also review the Information for International Students during COVID-19 factsheet for more information on supports and resources available to them during COVID-19.

Respect and Inclusion

Western considers respect and inclusion as two of our core values which we are committed to living by throughout these difficult times. There is strength in our respectful and inclusive community. Stay connected and come together in whatever way you can to support each other – even if it’s via an online lecture or a Zoom meeting.  There is no place in our community for disrespectful, bullying, discriminatory or racist behaviour and it will not be tolerated.

Where can I go for more information:

The University also recognises that some members of our community may face additional challenges as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions and change study and work arrangements.  Further information on available supports for these groups is outlined below.

Information for Students and Staff who are Parents and Carers

Parents and Carers – Information for Students and Staff during COVID-19 – Downloadable Factsheet

Useful Links

Relevant Policies and Guidelines

Information for Students and Staff with a Mental Health Condition

Mental Health – Supports for Staff with mental health conditions during COVID-19 - Downloadable Factsheet 

Note: Staff with a Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP) in place should contact the Office of Equity and Diversity if they have any concerns or need support.

Other Useful Links

Relevant Policies and Guidelines

Information for Students and Staff affected by Domestic and Family Violence

Domestic and Family Violence – Information for Students and Staff during COVID-19 – Downloadable factsheet

Other Useful Links

Relevant Policies and Guidelines

Information for Managers and Supervisors

Other Useful Links and Resources