Many of us had to adapt our teaching due to social and physical distancing measures brought about because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be very hard to predict how the rest of the academic year will play out, therefore, planning for a variety of situations is advantageous.

Will laboratories be allowed to happen? How will we keep students engaged with online teaching? How can we give students the best possible learning experience?

#DryLabsDownUnder is an ideas exchange forum that was inspired by colleagues from the UK. A team from University of Oxford started #DryLabs20 and we will be starting the Australian and New Zealand equivalent. Join us!

#DryLabsDownUnder meeting 2 registration is now live:


We will have two presentations to get discussions going:

Ian Jamie-Macquarie University-PhysChem by video and Zoom

Laurence Orlando-Monash University-HPLC virtual lab


Date: Tuesday 14th July


Time: 3pm (AEST), 1pm (AWST)


Our first meeting was on Thursday 25th June. Discussions were led by:

  • Madeleine Schultz and Damien Callahan (Deakin University)
  • Magda Wajrak (Edith Cowan University)
  • Erica Smith (University of New England)
  • Gwen Lawrie (University of Queensland)

The session recording can be found here: https://youtu.be/1n01-8iOlhk


Resources are being collected here.