6 March – Governance Committee Meeting, USASA Board Meeting; the Governance Committee was extremely productive particularly when discussing the prospect of creating a student representative council (SRC).
USASA Report – Julie Baum Student Representative
What happened in April?
PAC CRAWL!!!!!! Yep we had the Pac crawl, it was great to be a part of what all of UniSA was doing, all on the same night. We only had a small number attend, but those of us that went had a great time, 4 pubs, crazy antics, scavenger hunt, lot’s of laughs, and the ‘Nut Bush’ to top it of! Thanks to everyone that came along, it was a fun way to kick off the swat vac.
However you coped with the first half of semester one, I hope it went well for you, and that you have all had a chance to get a break during the swat vac.
This month I had achieve by setting up our first meeting with International Student Sub- Committee, and have the usual meeting with Events and Marketing Committee. I’m still in progression on recruiting students to be part of the Events and Marketing Committee. Besides, I’m in progression with both Healthy Food Video and Personal Finance.
The activities I had done this month was not that much, but I’m trying to concentrate the things I would like to achieve this year. Plus, I have some exciting stuff happening in the next few months.
Read the full board report: <May 2017>
It was an exciting beginning of the new month for the City West Campus Representatives-both Ryan and I, as we arranged the first ever student catch-up on the last day of March. I was eager to spend the month of April and rest of the term based on all the feedback we get from the catch-up. Those of you who couldn’t make it on our first catch-up, I am sure we will see you at the next one at the end of this month. This is your opportunity to shape your experience on your own campus.
March 30, 2017:
Student catch-up was held at the student lounge. We are expecting a lot more interaction with all of you in the next one.
I hope you’ve all had a great mid-semester break, and are looking forward to smashing out the rest of this semester. I’d like to start by taking a moment to congratulate Ryan Colsey, the new Magill Student Representative, I look forward to working with him throughout the remainder of the year. For those of you who worked on the public holidays over the Easter break, spending time away from your family and friends, thank you. You deserve your penalty rates, and I know first-hand the importance of penalty rates for students at UniSA. This month, the National Union of Students Welfare Department has launched its #ISupportPenaltyRates photo campaign, which I’ll be bringing to Mawson Lakes during upcoming student catch-ups.
This month I have spent some time as the Acting President of USASA, while Kayla has been on leave. I’ve been working hard with the Women’s committee to develop, plan, and organise our proposal for a Consent stall at UniTopia. This week I attended a meeting, at which the stall was approved, and now I am working on organising it, organising volunteers, and developing the plan and budget. It’s been a busy time, while I do a lot of “behind-the-scenes” work. Hopefully next month, my work will come to fruition with the Consent stall and some other projects that I’m currently working on. Please come along to UniTopia when it’s on your campus, and drop past the Consent stall to say hello to me! Read below for everything else I’ve been doing this month… Continue reading
Month of April
Welcome to the month of April, and welcome particularly to our new Magill Representative Ryan Colsey! I know he will do great things with the role. You can learn more about him here.
USASA is busy getting ready for Unitopia, our stress less days held ahead of the exam period for students come and relax before the final exams and assignments. It will be held across May 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th across all six UniSA campuses. Dates and times here. I also appeared in The Advertiser discussing student mental health and how events like Unitopia can help students de-stress.
Key activities throughout the month have been a focus on preparing for the release of the Human Rights Commission survey, Unitopia, a visit to Mount Gambier, and preparing our submission about UniSA Online.
On April 7 I was elected unopposed to be the USASA Student Representative of Magill Campus, a position that had previously been vacant. I would like to thank everyone at USASA for accommodating me so quickly and welcoming me with open arms. Starting at this position in the middle of the academic year presents some challenges, but I am focused on quickly getting myself up to speed with the role.
Currently I am a second year student at Magill studying a double of Journalism and International Relations. Further information about me can be found on the USASA website under the Student Board tab.
So far I have met with several people in USASA as I continue finding my feet. On April 10 I had a meeting with Kayla (President) and Daniel (General Manager) where I was given information on the board structure, student welfare programs, and other committees.
Hi everyone! This past month has been quite an eventful month, starting off with the monthly USASA meeting and finance meeting.
Natansh and I also held our first student catch up at the end of March in the student lounge in the Playford building. We had hoped for a bigger turn out, but there were issues with marketing of the event which was brought to our attention by some students who came and spoke to us. Our next catch up will hopefully be more successful as we are here to help answer any of your questions to help make your life on campus a little bit easier. The date has not been finalised as I am currently on placements, but expect it to be early-mid May!
The Brekkie bar was also a topic of discussion these past months as we plan to make it free by second semester of uni which will hopefully achieve a bigger turn out. Student welfare our top priority here at City East!
In addition, Utopia is set to take place in Week 8 of this semester. It will come to City East on Wednesday 10th of May at the Bazil Hetzel Plaza. Come anytime between 11am-3pm if you are in need of some chill time from your studies. With exams around the corner, free massages and free food is always a good idea!
Finally, the USASA Annual General Meeting is coming up on the May 1st. Come along to the Jeffery Smart Building at 6pm if you’re interested!
Hope you’ve all enjoyed your mid-semester breaks and I’ll see you back on campus next week!
This was an eventful month. I attended the April USASA board meeting where the USASA board reaffirmed its support for students welfare by extensively discussing two motions which directly affects students welfare.
I have also the called the Clubs committee meeting and the Finance committee meeting to be held during the next week.
The Student Catch up session was held last month in the Playford building Lounge where few students showed up and raised issues such as regarding marketing of the events and having a rep office on the campus. Unfortunately due to mine and Han’s schedule we won’t be having catch ups this month, however the May catchups will be likely held again in the Playford building lounge, so it might be worthwhile for City East students to drop by and raise issues that are of concern to them.
That is all from me. Hope all of you have had a well rested study break and are raring to go back to university again.