The month has been really busy for most of the City West students as it is the month of assignments, presentations and exams. In between the exam preps and assignments, I had some good times interacting with you all during different activities around the campus.
April 27, 2017: Student catch-up- muffin for feedback
Our 2nd catch-up was a hit and why shouldn’t it be??? Muffins were up for grab for your feedback and we really appreciate your response. I am glad that we could connect with some of you beyond the one day event and you shared your ideas which are immensely valuable to us.
Hey everyone! May was an amazing month and I was able to get right back into the swing of things after recovering from surgery! Special shout-out to my Vice President Louise Kyriaki for all her help and support!
Always remember I’m just an email away – Kayla.Dickeson@unisa.edu.au
USASA Report – Julie Baum
May in Mt Gambier
Unitopia was all about supporting YOU the students, we were able to provide some Mindset mentoring for supporting your study, while providing some light exercise and physical wellbeing for your body, Oh Yes! we also had a Yummy lunch, which everyone loved. This was the first time I had organized a Unitopia event, and although we could not have some of the same activities as our city counterparts, everyone who participated said they appreciated the activities and loved the FREE lunch. I am already planning for the next Unitopia event for SP5 so watch the space!!!
Silent Study Zone
Through negotiation and planning with Ian McKay (Uni Manger), we were able to come up with a plan for a silent study zone, we now have a meeting room which is available most days of the week for all students to utilise for study, this is a big improvement from what we had.
This month was yet again a very eventful one.
The AGM and Board meeting held earlier this month was again an important one where we commended the extreme hardwork done by the USASA Staff and the advisors.
The Clubs committee held a meeting on 24th May where Clubs regulations and Clubs sponsorship were discussed. The latter is an important bit of policy which will give clubs a greater autonomy with regards to where they can get money, but of course it comes with few caveats.
The Finance committee held a meeting on 25th May where some important decisions regarding the Budget were made. The finance committee also discussed the April months finance report and the report looked healthy, which is good for this young association.
I am also going to attend a welfare committee meeting on 31st May and very interested to know what we will be discussing and what direction will the committee take.
The May Student Catchups will be held on the 31th of May in the Playford Building. Hope to see you guys there!
As we all get ready for exams, I’ve been busy working to improve student engagement across the university, as well as a focus on student wellbeing, particularly around mental health. Continue reading
I hope you’ve all been keeping up with university after the study break, and I wish everyone the best of luck over this hectic exam period. This month has been particularly busy for me, with study commitments of my own, however I have still endeavoured to work my hardest for the students of Mawson Lakes. It’s been great speaking to so many of you this month, and I look forward to continuing to hear all of your ideas to make our campus a better place. Some great news from this month is that our very own Verse Magazine won the “Best Student Publication” at the 2017 TAG Campuslink awards in Canberra, congratulations to the Verse team, what a great achievement!
Now on to what I’ve been up to this month:
May was my first full month as Student Representative for the Magill campus. It has flown by really quickly and I am now familiarizing myself a lot better with the inner workings of USASA.
The month kicked off with the Student Board AGM, where many issues were raised and debated. One of the big items to come out of the meeting was the decision to split the Education and Welfare Committee into two separate committees.
At the meeting I was appointed Continue reading
Thank you to all those who attended UniTopia for Semester 2, 2017, we had sushi, subway, free haircuts and free rubs, below are some snaps of the day.
Look out for our next event which will be held lunch time on Wednesday 21st June, celebrating the end of SP2 2017 forever, eating together and chatting about how you would like to spend SAF (Student Amenities Fees) funds the university charge.
Also remember to buy your tickets for our overnight stay at Errappa https://usasa.sa.edu.au/Products/1106 on Thursday 20th July leaving at 12pm. For only $20 you will receive three meals and a ropes course to test your courage.
Take care and all the best for those completing placement at the moment.
The past month has quite eventful. Starting off the monthly board meeting and AGM on the 1st, I nominated to convene the newly formed Welfare Committee. With Natansh and Jordan, we will meet once a month to discuss issues and ideas regarding student welfare. I also had a meeting with Bridget this month to go over my roles as the convenor, essentially I will be facilitating the discussion that goes on and generate ideas on how we can improve student welfare which will be reported back to the board to make final decisions. Our first meeting will be held on the 31st of May and our current main focus is on the student Brekky Bar.
My main focus this month was preparing for, and working at the Women’s committee “Consent stall” at UniTopia. I hope that some of you had a chance to pop by and say hello! The student engagement was motivating, as lots of people were interested in hearing about consent, women’s support services, and the women’s committee. Unfortunately, I was sick for about two weeks of the month, so I was unable to attend the Women’s committee meeting, USASA board meeting, and the first policy review working group (regarding prevention of, and response to, sexual assault and rape on campus). The Governance committee meeting was also cancelled this month. Although I attended less meetings than I usually do, I got to engage with a lot more students than usual, because I spent a lot of time at UniTopia.