August – Magill

Summary

August was hectic!

Blue Stocking Week ran mid-August, across the 15-19th this year.

As part of this, the Women’s Committee and the Women’s Collective started rolling out the National Union of Students’ “Support Student Safety, Stop The War on Women” campaign. It follows the 2015 Talk About It survey that found that 72% of students had experienced some form of sexual harassment, assault or violence while undertaking their university studies, with incredibly low rates of reporting and a lack of support from universities.

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President’s Report: June-July

Hi Everyone

I decided to combine my June and July reports into one Winter break report, due to the relative quietness of the period. I am also choosing to use this post to offer a brief reflection on the year so far and offer an outlook for the remainder of the year.

Now, I should just declare that, as I am writing this, I am very sick in bed and feeling feverish, so I hope this post doesn’t read too oddly.

(Pictured: me right now)

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Valerie Baya- CISA and Ethno-cultural conference- International Report

Hi guys,

As promised, attached are my reports of both CISA( council of international students Australia) and Ethno-cultural conferences I went to during the holidays. Hopefully they are not long.

CISA CONFERENCE

The CISA (council of international students Australia) conference took place from the 5-8 July in Darwin. The theme of this year’s conference was “Breaking down barriers, facing the future together as one”. Over the 4 days the conference took place in different venues, with different speakers and we had different workshops at the same time. Therefore, I attended the workshops, which were more related to UniSA international students, which will be described later on in this report. Continue reading

Nick Li – Postgraduate student Rep – June & July Report

Hi all,

Sorry to for not updating earlier for which I should have… but hey! It was a crazy 2 months for me and I will tell you why.

I have come across this formal inquiry regarding “contract cheating”, where in this case a student paid someone online to write the final year project thesis for him/her. I understand how study could be a lot of pressure, especially while you are in your final year, but cheating as your desperate measure is definitely a NO!

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