Lockdown Legends – Lauranne Croot

What I do at Westlake: 
Director of International Students

One thing I’ve learnt during the first week of lockdown:
I can live more frugally without unnecessary spending, eg, using up what I have in my fridge and food pantry.  I’ve also learnt how to make a café style mocha or as close to it as I can.

What I’m doing work-wise during lockdown:
The International team and I are checking in regularly with our International students and our homestay parents.  Making sure they are all safe and well in their bubbles.

I’m loving:
Being able to do things that I usually find excuses not to do especially in the weekend, eg, idying up the garden, cleaning out cupboards, decluttering – shoes and clothes and I have more time to learn new IT skills.

I’m missing:
The in- person interactions and social events with students, colleagues, friends and families.

 The first thing I will do when I get back to school is:
Organise an International group hug to celebrate the end of lockdown and that ‘We got through this!’  I’m looking forward to hearing the staff and students’ lockdown experiences.

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