Navitas response to Novel Coronavirus
19th Mar, 2020 Feature story:
As the global spread of COVID-19 escalates, our response continues to be guided by the advice of relevant governments and health authorities in the regions in which we operate. The health and safety of our staff and students is our priority and we are taking proactive measures to protect their safety and wellbeing.
In our campuses and colleges we are moving towards online learning. Many of our campuses are already delivering all their programs remotely using online platforms, virtual lectures and face to face tutorials via zoom or skype. Others are following suit in line with our university partners.
Our priority is to ensure that students have as much support as possible and feel comfortable in these new online learning environments. Student experience and academic outcomes remain the focus of our colleges and we are working hard to maintain our diverse and inclusive learning communities.
Recognising that air travel is considered to be a large contributor to the spread of the virus, and in the interest of staff safety and wellbeing, we have implemented a total ban on all work-related travel (aside from typical commutes to workplaces).
In these unprecedented times it is our shared and collective responsibility to do what we can to support one another. We know that the COVID-19 outbreak will impact higher education providers significantly. Our challenge, while following all advice and putting our students and staff first, is to ensure that we can come out of this the other side ready to recover and grow, without losing focus on the experience and academic outcomes of our students.