Dear Student,

As you are aware, the World Health Organisation has declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. While there have been no confirmed cases on WIN campus, given the increasing concern about the spread of COVID-19 in Sydney, particularly with winter flu season approaching, the Australian Health Authorities have urged all of us to minimise our exposure to each other.

To support Australian Government restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the WIN Campus is currently CLOSED until further notification. We will reopen the campus as soon as possible and when the advice from government is that the threat to our health from COVID-19 has passed.

During this campus closure period, we are providing you with interactive lectures and tutorials online on normal time and day as per your timetable. It is important that you go online for these classes at your regular class time, register your attendance on the weekly Discussion Forum and participate in the assigned online activities.

Attendance records will be kept and it is a requirement that you attend your classes. Please attend your scheduled lectures and tutorials on time.

All WIN lecturers and staff are continuing their commitment in supporting your study with all aspects remotely and maintaining its quality assurance and academic integrity processes.

For Academic Support, contact your lecturer via the subject Discussion Forum or, if a private matter, via their WIN email. Make sure you send your emails via your own WIN email or they may go into Trash.

For IT Technical Support, contact [email protected]

For specific Zoom support, contact chris.o’[email protected]

For any general enquires, contact [email protected]

Please take all necessary precautions and stay well for this period. It is important that you keep WIN informed of any changes in your health status during this critical period.

WIN is closely monitoring Australian Government and health authorities advice and will keep you updated of any changes.

We wish you well and trust that you will keep safe during Covid19. We also hope that you enjoy online learning and make use of the supportive services available to you. We understand the pressures that you are experiencing but feel confident that together we can achieve successful out comes.

Best wishes,

Dr Cindy Xu

COVID-19 Community Support for International Students

1. NRNA Australia (Non-Resident Nepali Association)

Contact Number: Nanda Gurung- 0423 745 574

Help desk: 1800 954 540

Email address: [email protected]

NRNA helpdesk is facing technical difficulties. For COVID related queries, please directly contact Nanda Gurung.

2. Hindu Council Of Australia

Contact Hindu Council of Australia for free groceries. Please contact as text message only at 0425290316

3. Khalsa Aid (INGO based upon Sikh principle of “Recognize the whole human race as one”)

Email: [email protected]

Contact: 0044 (0) 1753 567 457

4. Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchenette Sydney -GNFK Sydney

Contact email: [email protected] for free food and groceries

5. Helping Hands 4 students/Migrants

6.Emergency food relief service for international students from OzHarvest Hamper Hubs

If anyone out there feels left out without help and needs any kind of help please contact Mandy Kang through messages on 0452398299 (strictly only messages please). They will definitely give a response though it may not be an instant response.