January Report

Thanks to Mount Gambier for receiving me as your 2018 representative, I look forward to it.

I kicked off the year with the board retreat. It was fantastic to meet the fellow Board members for 2018, it was filled with enthusiasm, laughter and ambition for the year ahead. So much is changing for the benefit of the students, and we will do our best working towards student need. Continue reading

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January 2018 Board Report

Hey everyone,

First of all, I would like to thank everyone at City East who supported and had faith in me as their Representative for 2017. I will continue to represent the City East students to the best of my ability in 2018.

On January 23-24th we had our Board Retreat. I am very excited to work with continuing and newly elected board members. Board retreat was a fantastic experience and an excellent team building occasion. Throughout the retreat the board members were very involved in their respective tasks, which is a good indicator for the students they will be representing this coming year. Continue reading

City West – January Activity Report- Bridget Barletta

Hi there!

My name is Bridget Barletta and this year I have the great opportunity of being the City West Campus Undergrad Rep for 2018! I’ve so far had the pleasure of meeting quite a range of UniSA students particularly during election week, and am excited to help improve the student experience at UniSA. I have a great passion for the University of South Australia in particular, and cannot wait to see it blossom over the next few years into an extraordinary place for learning and life experience, recognised around the world. Continue reading

Board Member Activity Report- Surabhi Shubhraj Month of January

Hi

My name is Surabhi Shubhraj. I am thrilled to have an opportunity to be your 2018 Magill Under Grad Rep. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for voting for me. I wish to create a safe space for our diverse group of students to integrate and thrive at their personal and professional goals individually on Magill Campus.

Please feel free to contact me with your idea’s and concerns on Magill Campus to

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January 2018 City West Rep report- Qihua (Zelda) Zheng

Hello everyone!

It is a great pleasure introduce myself as one of City West student representatives for 2018! I’m in my second year of master in management. To those who voted for me last year, I want to take this opportunity to express my sincerest appreciation. To those who don’t know me at all, I would like to invite you all to start our conversation and acknowledge each other. I am looking forward to hearing the voices from students at City West, helping them strive for what they desire and what they want to improve.

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January 2018 – Mawson Lakes – Grace Dixon

Hellooooooo Everyone!

I am honored to be able to introduce myself as Mawson Lakes Student Representative for 2018. I wish to be actively involved both on campus face to face and behind the scenes to ensure the best experience at uni both physically and emotionally. I hope that you don’t hesitate to get in contact with me for any issues or even just a coffee with a side of banter.

This month has been spent getting to know the ropes and roles of USASA with the amazing UniSA staff and other USASA members – at what has been so far the highlight of the month, our Board Retreat at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre. It was really fun getting to know everyone and share our passion for a better university experience for everyone.

I also had a follow up meeting with USASA’s 2018 President Jordan Mumford who I look forward to working alongside for the remainder of the year.

I look forward to starting off the new Uni year next month on campus for Mawson Lakes O-week where you’ll be sure to see me floating (or skipping) around ready to meet as many new faces.

Anytime you feel like some quality banter –> dixgl001@mymail.unisa.edu.au

Board Member Activity Report – Kate Riggall

2018

Hello UniSA!

I’m your postgraduate representative for 2018. I’m a PhD student in the Centre for Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience at Magill. I have recently moved back to Adelaide after completing my undergrad in Brisbane, and I’m loving being back and studying at UniSA. I’m looking forward to being a voice for our postgraduate students on the USASA Board and University Council this year. If you are an incoming HDR student, I look forward to meeting you on Tuesday 20/02 at the Research Degree Orientation Day; if not, I hope to see you at another upcoming event! Continue reading

January 2018 Mawson Lakes Rep report- Sneha M

Hello mates! Hope everyone had a great New year and Australia Day! I feel so honoured and glad that I got the opportunity to represent all of you Mawson Lakers this year! I hope to work closely with all of you throughout the year and help alleviate any issues that you might have. This month, we had the student board retreat.

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January 2018 Magill Rep Report -Ryan C

Greetings folks! Hope everyone had a great Australia Day

It’s an absolute honour to be serving as Magill Rep for a second year and I look forward to building on the good work we achieved last year.

Naturally the board retreat was the highlight of this month. Having only joined the USASA Board in April last year this was my first board retreat and it was a very positive experience. I got to meet most of the new board for this year I am filled with great confidence that this year’s board will be just as successful as last year’s board, if not more so.

On February 6 the USASA Board will have it’s first meeting which will determine who convenes and sits on which committees. Once this has been decided I will have a fair idea of what I will be doing this year for USASA as a whole.

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January 2018 – President’s Report

Hi everyone!

It is an incredible honour to be able to introduce myself as your 2018 USASA President. I am proud of the work I did in 2017 to deliver for Mawson Lakes students, and I can’t wait to continue to work this year to improve the student experience for all UniSA students.
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2018 is going to be an incredibly busy year for USASA, from working behind the scenes to move forward on our goal of constitutional reform, continuing to focus on improving student welfare, as well as going through the process of developing a new Strategic Plan. I’ll have more to say on these areas in the coming months.
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Last year we asked students what they wanted to see from their student clubs, and overwhelmingly students told us they want more grants and funding. This year will see the rolling out of our Club Strategic Plan which will deliver a framework to manage facilities, ensure financial equity across clubs, and provide more targeted resourcing. UniSA currently allocates significantly less Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) than other South Australian universities, and USASA will be at the forefront of continuing to seek additional funding for our student clubs, as well as supporting the expansion of external sponsorships, and improving processes around internal grants.

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