Sometimes our experiences of academia leave us feeling isolated and disconnected. Community is where we find comfort in difficult times. It is where we find solidarity and kindness and where people come together to advocate and support each other. Community is where we find inspiration, ideas, practical resources and information. Community is where our hope and strength are renewed.
There are many groups and individuals who give their time and energy to supporting others to navigate the academic life and life more broadly. We want to acknowledge some of the community connections who have offered us gathering spaces. We want to acknowledge those who have offered practical support and resources or have sparked our curiosities and facilitated experiences of resonance, belonging and purpose.
Below are some groups and people who offer a lovely foundation for living well in and beyond academia. If your favourite Community Connections aren’t here, please share them via our Social Hub.