Early signs from Sturt Conversation groups are excellent – get involved

Discover the Flinders Conversation Groups at Sturt Library’s ‘Library Lounge,’ fostering connections, engaging discussions, and promoting creativity among students, with plans to expand and introduce a student-led group in the future, providing an ideal opportunity for social and creative engagement on the Sturt Campus.

Chaplain Maria just recently provided us with an update on the progress of some of our Flinders Conversation Groups, hosted at the Sturt Library ‘Library Lounge’ on Level 3. These groups aim to foster connections, facilitate enjoyable discussions, and encourage creativity among our students.

Every Wednesday, during the academic term, from 11 am until 2 pm, the Library Lounge is open to all. The Library Lounge, once just a few tables, has swiftly transformed into a warm and inviting space for relaxation and social interaction.

From 11am to 12pm, it is Crochet Corner. Crochet Corner is for everyone, absolute beginners to accomplished crocheters. We just ask students to bring a crochet hook and wool, and let’s get started!

From 1pm to 2pm, it is a Conversation group with Maria. The Conversation Group provides a welcoming platform for students to engage in discussions centered around areas of interest, as well as partake in lighthearted ice breaker activities. It offers an invaluable opportunity to forge meaningful connections, make new acquaintances, and enjoy stimulating conversations.

Looking ahead to Semester 2, we hope to also provide a student-led ‘Flinders Mates’ conversation group. This initiative will offer a platform for students to connect and provide mutual support. Scheduled from 12 pm to 1 pm (right between Crochet Corner and Conversation Group), this group aims to create additional opportunities for engaging conversations and meaningful connections among our diverse student body.

If you spend time on the Sturt Campus and are looking for opportunities to expand your network or take a social or creative focused timeout from the stressors of study, these programs are a great solution. It takes time to build awareness of these opportunities (with so much going on), so please consider sharing this post with peers if relevant.

A big thanks to Maria for taking the Oasis mission beyond the central campus. If these programs succeed at Sturt, it gives us leverage to explore how we reach other campuses as well.

Stay tuned for future updates 😊

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