February 2017 – Mawson Lakes Rep

Hi everyone!

How good was O-Week? All of the USASA staff, volunteers, and student representatives did a fantastic job, and it was a great opportunity to meet so many of you! The 2017 diaries we were handing out all week are jam-packed with useful information which will help you throughout the year, so if you didn’t pick one up then I suggest you grab one from your USASA Campus Counter.


Here’s some useful links, especially for those of you just starting university:

If you haven’t bought all of your textbooks yet then I highly recommend our Second-Hand Textbooks Service – https://usasa.sa.edu.au/books (if you cant find what you’re looking for here, see if you can buy a second-hand textbook from another student or borrow your textbook from the library)

If you are like me and often miss out on the most important meal of the day, then head on down to The Hive between 8.30am – 11.00am on Wendesday mornings to grab yourself some breakfast for a gold coin donation – https://usasa.sa.edu.au/brekkybar

Finally for those of you who are keen to get involved in the social side of university, then I hope to see you at ClubsFest 2017 in the GP Courtyard on March 15th between 11.00am-2.00pm. In the meantime you can get in touch with any of our student clubs by following this link – https://usasa.sa.edu.au/clubs/search

Now, onto what I’ve been up to this month. I started this month by attending a meeting made up of UniSA marketing staff, the Student Engagement Unit, Campus Central, the International Unit, and others. This was a very engaging and productive meeting where we discussed cross-collaboration of on-campus events throughout the year, issues facing Mawson Lakes students, and ways we can work together throughout the year. We have agreed to keep lines of communication open, and will be meeting again in the coming months.

Promoting the March 22 NDA with USASA President Kayla Dickeson

I also attended an Education Action Committee meeting, where I met with students from other university student associations about how we can work together to promote the work being done by the National Union of Students, leading up to the March 22nd National Day of Action.

Finally I got to attend both Mawson Lakes, and City West O-Week, which was a fantastic experience where I got to meet with so many of you. I also had the chance to speak to students about the NUS Welfare Department’s ‘Your Rights at Work, Uni & Home’ campaign which is currently focusing on the huge issues students are facing accessing Centrelink. If you’re having problems with Centrelink then please sign the NUS petition to #FixCentrelinkNow – http://bit.do/FixCentrelinkNow

Other things I’ve been up to:

  • Student Experience Discussion (Mawson Lakes) – 10/02/17
  • O-Week Briefing Session 13/02/17
  • ITEE Academic Review Appeals Preliminary Meeting

That’s all for now, if you guys see me on campus then come and say hey! In the mean time if any of you have any issues or concerns feel free to send me an email on mumjp001@mymail.unisa.edu.au.

Planned Activities:

  • Formal Inquiry – 02/03/17
  • USASA Board Meeting – 06/03/17
  • Warehouse Party Committee Meeting – 10/03/17
  • ClubsFest Mawson Lakes – 15/03/17
  • National Day of Action + USASA Club Welcome Event – 22/03/17
  • Formal Inquiry – 23/03/17
  • Clubs Committee Meeting – TBA
  • KPI meeting with General Manager and President – TBA
  • Education Action Committee Meeting – TBA



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