CANDID

Making university more supportive: because we CAN, so we DID.

CANDID (ChronicAlly ill, NeuroDiverse, Impaired and Disabled) facilitates friendships, develops connections and provides mutual support for students who have experiences of:

  • chronic illness
  • neurodiversity
  • disability (including mental health)
  • impairment.

Carers and allies are also welcome too.

We are a student-led group, supported by AccessAbility and Inclusion team. We run an evening Microsoft Teams catch up on the first Tuesday of every month and a lunchtime Microsoft Teams catch up on the third Monday of every month.

We discuss topics such as:

  • study tips
  • exam strategies
  • disclosure dilemmas
  • assistive technology/apps
  • self-care ideas.

We keep in touch between meetings via Microsoft Teams. We are flexible, respectful and responsive.

CANDID have also recently introduced Shut Up And Study (SUAS) events via Microsoft Teams to our Calendar, for those who may be struggling with procrastination and/or would like to participate in focussed study sessions with peer accountability. We use the Pomodoro technique of alternating 25 minutes silent work with 5 minutes social breaks.

CANDID recognises that people are diverse, as are our experiences, health, and wellbeing. We want CANDID to be a safe place for people from all walks of life, and for this safety to be reflected in how we communicate with each other. All meetings are optional and you can come and go as you please. Come and see if we are your community.

For more information, you can also email us at CANDID.group@latrobe.edu.au.

Dates for 2022

Email the CANDID email address or use the 'Express your Interest Form' to access the sessions.

January:

Evening Meeting: Tuesday 4th of January, 7:30 pm

Lunchtime Meeting: Monday the 17th of January, 1:00 pm

Shut Up And Study Sessions: Thursdays 13th, 20th, 27th of January, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm with Lyndel

February:

Evening Meeting: Tuesday 1st of February at 7:30 pm

Lunchtime Meeting: Monday 21st of February at 1:00 pm

Shut Up And Study Sessions: Thursdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th of February, 1:00 – 3:00 pm with Lyndel

March:

Evening Meeting: Tuesday the 1st of March at 7:30 pm

Lunchtime Meeting: Monday the 21st of March at 1:00 pm

Shut Up And Study Sessions: to be advised.