Community in the Time of COVID-19: Part-Time Students’ Advice for Staying Connected to University

When I receive emails addressed to “students”, watch politicians telling us we can “beat this together” or see #LocalHeroes trending on Twitter, implicit in this language are the ideas of connection and community. I can’t remember a time when the language of togetherness, collective responsibility and community has been so prevalent in our day-to-day lives. Our physical isolation from the people and places that populate our everyday communities has prompted a re-evaluation of what it means to belong, throwing into sharp relief the processes that construct and cultivate our sense of community.

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