STUDENTS at La Trobe's Bendigo campus have had a mixed response to remote learning.
The university moved away from face-to-face teaching on March 24 due to the growing COVID-19 restrictions.
Yukti Arya, who is in her third year of a dentistry degree at La Trobe, said remotely learning had been a relatively positive experience.
"I feel like it's been a mixed bag," she said. "I really enjoy the lectures and the online clinical discussions. I have sometimes been doing lectures in bed and that has been great."
But Miss Arya, 25, said while online lectures have been a breeze, the practical element to her course was on hold due to the pandemic.
"It has been a bit anxiety-inducing for me," she said. "I know the university and the School of Dentistry have been trying really hard to sort something out, but I'm not sure what's happening. Hopefully we will find out more soon.
"They have brought up some of the lecture elements from later in the year so we can get that theory done before focusing on the practical elements later in the year."
Miss Arya said her lecturers and teachers have been really supportive throughout remote learning.
"They have been there for me," she said. "Everyone has been checking in on each other. If I email a professor, they usually reply within the next hour."
But Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education student Kate Murley, 21, said her experience had been very different.
"It depends on which lecturer you're trying to deal with," she said. "Some have been overly supportive and really quick to reply to my emails and really vigilant with extra support.
"Other have just not been replying at all. One girl sent a high urgency email two weeks ago and still hasn't had a response."
Miss Murley said the practical side of her course - including placements at schools - had also been put on hold due to the restrictions.
Miss Murley said she was concerned she would fall behind in her degree, which she was due to finish next year.
"I learn really well in a classroom setting," she said. "I'm worried I am missing certain parts of content and it will lead to gaps in my knowledge just because I have been trying to teach it to myself."
Miss Murley said all of the students in her course had banded together during remote learning.
"We have been able to share notes, interpretations, and just our understanding of things," she said.
"We have been bouncing ideas off each other more than we normally would. We have been able to work really well together."
A La Trobe spokesperson on Monday said the university was working on a plan to return students to face-to-face classes. But the university was yet to set a return date, the spokesperson said.
The federal government has been urging universities to return their students to classes by July.
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