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The Gradlet

The WCR has created the Gradlet as a space to showcase the current and diverse members of the graduate body here at Univ to build a virtual presence throughout Covid and beyond. Regular profiles are posted on Instagram in a Q&A style.

Ethan Petrou (2018, DPhil in Earth Sciences), WCR President, commented, “One of the main goals for my tenure as WCR President was to improve the virtual spaces of our common room. I started being President during one of the later lockdowns where, due to Covid restrictions, it was difficult for the Univ graduate student body to meet and socialise with each other. This led me to identify and improve our online spaces where even though we were physically distant our community could be virtually together. I updated and reinstated our WCR Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and created The Gradlet. I was inspired by the profiles that the College run about the wider Univ community and thought a grad-specific channel would help old and new members of our common room connect during the Covid period.”

Follow the Instagram page at @thegradlet to learn more about the current graduate community at Univ and do reach out if you’d like to be featured if you are a current Univ WCR member.

Published: 15 October 2021

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