This podcast aims to spotlight the perspectives of university students in regard to the rising pandemic, COVID-19. In each episode, we will be exploring the students’ experiences amidst the crisis and the conflicts they face.
Improvise, Adapt, Overcome
Dinho, an Egyptian international PhD student in the University of Nottingham Malaysia, wants to further his studies in China for more exposure. But due to the rising tide of COVID-19, his plan was cancelled. Not receiving any updates from the university as well, he goes back home, to the U.A.E.
Like Dinho, many students local and international are challenged with concerns for their futures: What is to become of the plans they have set for their viable future? This discussion is a means to keep calm and grounded as we navigate through this uncertain time together, one day at a time.
Stay at Home, Please
As the number of the COVID-19 infected accumulates, the Restriction of Movement Order (RMO) lockdown is updated more frequently and reinforced more strictly. But students staying on campuses are still found to be gathering in common areas, going over to one another’s rooms, and even jogging outside.
We invite Dr Chopra to review the effectiveness of how people are dealing with the situation, to answer questions the students have for him via Q&A polls, and to educate us about a pandemic not like we’ve ever encountered.
Happily Ever After, Not
Alicia and Gerald are two lovebirds who met in university with big plans of migrating to Singapore together after completing their degree this July. But after receiving a panicked call one Sunday afternoon from his mother, urging him to catch the next flight home to avoid the COVID-19 infused crisis in Malaysia, Gerald kisses Alicia goodbye before flying home on a one-way ticket - to Canada - leaving Alicia in Malaysia wondering when they would reunite again. COVID-19 have affected many couples like Alicia and Gerald here, thus, in this episode, we explore the stories of how couples are coping with the distance.
As the spring semester comes ever closer to its finale, final year students of the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) look forward ecstatically to their graduation ceremony this July. But then comes the pandemic COVID-19, which threatens the cancellation of graduation ceremonies not just in UNM, but in universities worldwide too.
Going Viral in 3...2...1...
As the number of the COVID-19 affected increases rapidly in Malaysia, the University of Nottingham Malaysia is forced to commence complete lockdown upon their campus in light of precaution and prevention. This event forced its students no choice but to make life-changing decisions within days, some even hours. Here, we invite an esteemed lecturer, Fuad, to enlighten us on the matter at hand.
Going Viral (Teaser)
Here's a little sneak peek for you!