The question on everyone’s lips. How will this pandemic change the way we live, study and socialise, not only as students, but as young citizens of the world. Whether you’re first year or forth, the future is far different from what we’re used to, and we’ve done some research as to why…
Work, work, work
With 82% of working Australians having been impacted by COVID-19, people are rapidly role searching as a result of reduced hours or losing their job in its entirety. With businesses such as Coles and Woolworths booming, many are seeking stability during this very non-stable time. This kind of job search pattern will most likely follow into the future, with most Australians seeking security above all else at the risk that corona might make a comeback.
Taking back tradition
As the biggest global public health pandemic in over 100 years looms upon us, many businesses; small, medium and large have been impacted in a big way. Many economists have stated that the effects of corona will cause a complete reset on globalisation, including the way our nation trades with other countries. With limits on outsourcing, Australia will go back to its roots of made down under and encourage everyone’s shopping habits to reflect this – hello supporting local businesses!
Calling all campus based students
Did you know universities contributed $41 billion to the Australian economy in 2018? As many Universities transition and adapt to online classes, their benefit exceeds just economic when looked at from afar. Over the past few months, Universities have been working tirelessly to create new antiviral treatments and hopefully develop a vaccine to stop coronavirus. In addition to this, International education is also the nation’s fourth largest export industry. With both of these vastly impacted by the pandemic, Australia will need more new ideas, skills and jobs to help this sector survive. So what will class look like post pandemic? We’re not sure but it sure as won’t be the same…
Remember lining up in front of a club to only enter and it be jam packed with people bumping into each other? Yeah well this will most likely change post pandemic. With nightclubs currently being illegal, what a nightclub will exactly look like after corona is still in question. Many owners are thinking this will mean social distancing restrictions, capacity caps, intense cleaning in the restrooms and potentially non-reusable cups for those vodka lemonades.
And that euro trip?
DUSA never wants to be the bearer of bad news but according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), international travel won’t feel or look the same until 2023. Yes, that’s right, 3 years from now. As many are aware, domestic travel might resume sooner than we think, but we wouldn’t count on sailing around Croatia or visiting Vienna anytime in the near future. Again, there is a lot of speculation surrounding what this may look like, but we’re thinking social distancing on the plane and definitely some more intense restrictions going through customs at the airport!
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