How to be ‘social’ in a lockdown!

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Here at ggusocial, our name says it all. Social. Our aim and mission is to bring students together, share ways of connecting with each other and report on fun activities going on around campus. We also share students’ recommendations for restaurants, clubs, weekends away and the most awesome road trips in the area to help everyone get the most out of their time here at GGU. Yes, our work and studies take priority, but we’re also here to show you that downtime is important too – and give you plenty of ideas about how to make the most of it.

But what happens in a lockdown? The very essence of being social means getting together, right? How can that happen when we seldom leave the house? Well, it’s certainly more difficult right now, but that doesn’t mean we have to cut ourselves off completely! Chance meetings with friends in the library, café or hallway are out for the time being, but we just need to be a little inventive!

Our new favourite thing – virtual parties! With classes going online, we’re all Zoom pros now, and I’m sure many of you are making the most of the technology to join online happy hours, group chats, group assignments etc. But it’s time to kick things up a notch. How about hosting an online costume party? Dig deep into the closet and chat online while dressed as your favourite dinosaur/movie character/mermaid etc. You get the idea. And why not throw in a board game or two while you’re at it? It just takes a bit of imagination and versatility and most games can still be figured out. Switch things up by playing around with different backgrounds and do you have a pet? Then how about hosting a GGU virtual dog meet-up group? Your furry friends can get to know each other online, while laying the groundwork for a future in-person meet up when legally and safely allowed to do so

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