President – August Activity Report

This month my time has been split between my ongoing responsibilities of University Council, Appeals, meetings with key staff of the University and so on. The two major events that required quite a bit of my time this month was overseeing the communication for the September UniSA/USASA Liaison Group as that is the Committee we submit our proposed Budget to. The second event was something I had overheard from a BUE student and how the University was re-structuring the Division so that there would be shorter semesters along with a shift to trimesters. Follow up meetings found that structure was no longer the case, and while the currently drafted schedule looks beneficial, I believe that USASA should take an active part in the student consultation process of this possible re-structure.

11/08/15 – Bluestocking Week + Brekkie Bar/NUS Women’s Department’s – ‘Let’s Talk About It’ survey

Introduced myself to a number of students, talked to them about the NUS Women’s Department’s ‘Let’s Talk About It’ survey and how I would like the research to be used to indentify the gaps in services available to women students at UniSA. I also talked to students about Blue Stocking Week which is a campaign in its third year from the NUS, CAPA and the NTEU.

Recommendation

  • That Blue Stocking Week be an event in the 2016 USASA Event’s Calendar as opposed to an ad hoc event.
  • That USASA focus energies into supporting the re-start of the UniSA Women’s Collective, the Pride Club, and further support the Mature Student’s Club.

11/08/15 – Spruik the NDA as well as NUS Disability + Welfare Department’s Wellness Survey

Introduced myself to a number of students, talked to them about the NUS Disability + Welfare Department’s Wellness Survey survey and how I would like the research to be used to indentify the gaps in services available to all students at UniSA. I also talked to them about the upcoming NDA and how USASA is dedicated to standing against the deregulation of fees in the sector.

Recommendation

  • N/A

11/08/15 – Monthly USASA Board Meeting

Refer to minutes.

Recommendation

  • N/A

 

12/08/15 – Bluestocking Week + Brekkie Bar/NUS Women’s Department’s – ‘Let’s Talk About It’ survey

Introduced myself to a number of students, talked to them about the NUS Women’s Department’s ‘Let’s Talk About It’ survey and how I would like the research to be used to indentify the gaps in services available to women students at UniSA. I also talked to students about Blue Stocking Week which is a campaign in its third year from the NUS, CAPA and the NTEU.

Recommendation

  • As above

12/08/15 – Spruik the NDA as well as NUS Disability + Welfare Department’s Wellness Survey

Introduced myself to a number of students, talked to them about the NUS Disability + Welfare Department’s Wellness Survey survey and how I would like the research to be used to indentify the gaps in services available to all students at UniSA. I also talked to them about the upcoming NDA and how USASA is dedicated to standing against the deregulation of fees in the sector.

Recommendation

  • As above

13/08/15 – Bluestocking Week + Brekkie Bar/NUS Women’s Department’s – ‘Let’s Talk About It’ survey

Introduced myself to a number of students, talked to them about the NUS Women’s Department’s ‘Let’s Talk About It’ survey and how I would like the research to be used to indentify the gaps in services available to women students at UniSA. I also talked to students about Blue Stocking Week which is a campaign in its third year from the NUS, CAPA and the NTEU.

Recommendation

  • As above

13/08/15 – Spruik the NDA as well as NUS Disability + Welfare Department’s Wellness Survey

Introduced myself to a number of students, talked to them about the NUS Disability + Welfare Department’s Wellness Survey survey and how I would like the research to be used to indentify the gaps in services available to all students at UniSA. I also talked to them about the upcoming NDA and how USASA is dedicated to standing against the deregulation of fees in the sector.

Recommendation

  • As above

16/08/15 – Open Day

Assisted with set-up, talked to prospective students about USASA. Had the VC talk to some students as he was walking past, and answered some questions for the on-campus radio.

Recommendation

  • N/A

18/08/15 – Met with Dale on his last day as a rep

Gave feedback on his presentation about the student experience and how the University engages with students through its program. Also had Dale meet with Luis to give feedback about his experience as the student representative on Formal Inquiry Committees.

Recommendation

1) That USASA thank Dale for outstanding dedication to the organisation.

20/08/15 – UniSA Council Meeting

Attended the Meeting. Jay highlighted great points surrounding the OMBUDSMAN report and has been chasing up since then.

Recommendation

  • N/A

24/08/15 – USASA/UnISA Liaison Group Meeting

 

Provided updates on USASA. Submitted our Budget proposal. Refer to the General Manager’s Report for more information.

Recommendation

  • N/A

26/08/15 – Followed up possible BUE re-structure of the Business School

 

I have a draft copy of the proposal should anyone want to look at it.

Recommendation

  • Representatives to ask me for further clarification
  • That USASA promote the surveys when their being done

28/08/15 – Attended the shortlisting of the Manager: Student Life

Reviewed the candidates prior, marked against rubric.

Recommendation

  • Will attend interview

28/08/15 – Attended the shortlisting of the Manager: Manager- Counselling and Inclusion

Reviewed the candidates prior, marked against rubric.

Recommendation

  • Vanessa will be attending the interview due to scheduling clashes.

Continuous activity

Preparation of activity report

Reviewed formal inquiry/appeal documents

Preparation of agenda item regarding the Movie Night event

Next month’s planned activities

14/09/15 – Opening of student Lounge

14/09/15 – Interviews for Manager: Student Life Role

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