September News – Whyalla Campus

Hope you all had a great experience watching the GF regardless of whether your team won or not. Maybe next year we could do something together.

A pool of funds ($300,000) has been set aside to support additional ‘Student Experience Projects’. UniSA is now calling for applications from all areas of the University seeking funding for projects and initiatives that enhance the student experience at UniSA. Types of initiatives are covered in the attached document. Happy to sit down with anyone and assist with application SSAF_Allocation_Application_STUDENTS

USASA Academic Advocacy provides free and confidential advice on a wide range of academic problems. Advocates can help you understand what’s happening and what you need to do if you are faced with academic issues. The USASA Advocacy service is independent from the university.

Advocates can help with:

  • Requests for remarking and resubmissions
  • Appeals against allegations of academic misconduct (including plagiarism)
  • Appeals against final grades
  • Appeals against intention to preclude
  • Appeals against allegations of examination misconduct
  • Issues with lecturers
  • Advice regarding University policy
  • Referral to other services inside and outside of the University

If the issue is not listed here, an advocate may still be able to assist. Website:

Direct your questions to: Luis Gardeazabal, Manager – Advocacy Programs –

Coming up – Unitopia is being held on Wednesday 18th October, there will be free haircuts, massage and food (with our very own Snaks 4 Students catering the event). The event will be either held in the Student Lounge or outside (weather permitting) between 11am and 2pm. Students are welcome to bring used textbooks and uniforms to sell.




August – Whyalla Student News

Couple of highlights for the month of August:

Thank you to all those who attended Open Day on Sunday 27th August, it was great to see so many new faces and I really hope they sign up for a great journey and great experience at our university in Whyalla.

Reminder for the USASA info session for upcoming election will be held on Tuesday 29th August, commencing at 11.30 a.m. in the student lounge, if you want to know what the role entails and how the election works then this session is for you.

Requests for remarking and resubmissions or issues with any lecturers please contact:

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July Student News – Whyalla

It has been a sad farewell to our mid-year break and chilly welcome to SP5. The break ended with a high with a group of Uni students and their families attending Errappa conquering several high rope challenges. Well done to everybody who attended.

Few things to keep in mind whilst hitting the books;

Competition: Head to for your chance to win $100 Visa Gift card by voting for best room designs completed by UniSA Interior Design Students.

Free Tax Return Appointments: It is tax time and UniSA are offering eligible students free appointments to get their tax affairs in order. There a limited number of appointments available, so students will need to make appointments quickly, please go to;

Nominations for the 2018 USASA Student Board: Nominations will be open from September 11 to September 22. The USASA Student Board is a great opportunity to:

  • Give a voice to students
  • Make a positive change on campus
  • Earn a $3,000 honorarium p.a. (higher for president)

All nominating students will need to submit a nomination form and attend an information workshop. Website: Direct your questions to: Bridget Laffy (Student Representative Support Officer)

Open Day: On Sunday 27th August from 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. spread the word and get more people studying at our great campus.


June Student News – Whyalla

Greetings to everyone, congrats to those students who survived the semester and got through it and all the best to those who have a little longer, keep pushing.

Gratitude to Kayla Dickeson (President of USASA) who came up to Whyalla to hear the thoughts and ideas from our students on how Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) could be better spent. Minutes of meeting attached. SSAF focus group – Whyalla

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May 2017 Whyalla Student News

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 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.

April Student Report – Whyalla

  • The month started with the mighty Pac-crawl held on April 7th starting at the Spencer Hotel where students were greeted with a Parma and Pac-man connect four challenge won by Lauren Jones, well done. Thank you to Gemma Todd for volunteering on the night and thank you to Lauren Haddow for the gifts. From the Spencer Hotel, we headed to the Bayview to watch Mel Schenck and then to the Eyre where the group stayed till late. Thank you to all who attended making it a truly great night.
  • UniTopia is set to take place during the second week back from mid semester break on Wednesday 3rd May between 11am to 2pm. There will be free food, free haircuts and free massage. Please let me know if you have any ideas how we can improve this day as we will be having another one in SP5, send me an email or catch up with me face to face.
  • By now you should have all recently submitted either one or two assignments and I hope things have settled down from what appeared to be a period of disarray and unimaginable workload to perform, hopefully some light has appeared and be proud of yourself for completing what is required. When in doubt “look up to the sky and smile” 😊

March Student Report – Whyalla

  • I’m not too sure whether everyone is feeling the way I am about studies, however keep forcing yourself to get through day by day, week by week, everyday write a schedule for the day, making room for study, fitness and TV 😊. Keep pushing yourself, no one is going to do it for you, you’ll get the rewards. 41 people have paid and signed up for our biggest event in years, the USASA Pac Crawl being held on the 7th April 2017 (last day before the semester break). The original idea for the crawl started at metro campuses however after a couple of enquiries Whyalla turned possibility into opportunity. For those participating, make sure you send the kids away and keep the following day free to recover. T-Shirts have been ordered and will be available on Wednesday 5th April and Thursday 6th

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Welcome all new students to the Whyalla University Campus

I was really impressed with the energy of the new students as they strolled in for their official first day at Uni, sitting at the USASA table I knew this was their first encounter with the Student Association. As they looked at what was available to take for free, most picked up the condom packet from shine thinking it was a set of matches or a badge, they turned the packet to read the fine print only to have a great surprise, you know who you are.

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Welcome 2017 – Whyalla Campus


Hi all, I am the Whyalla Campus Student Representative for the University of South Australia Student Association (USASA). My name is Kemal Brkic and I am a mature age student studying my third year in Bachelor of Education (Primary).

This is my second term on the student board, and I am here to assist students in the following areas;

  • If you have any issues with your studies there are people to help you, there is Campus Central and Lauren Johnson, Regional Student Support Officer and if your matters deal with academic integrity we have staff who specifically work in advocacy at USASA, so please feel free to contact us to help you out
  • At the Whyalla Campus we have the Movie Lovers Club however if you have an idea about starting a new club, feel free to contact us to get your idea moving; you will need a membership of 10 however for our campus we understand this might take some time to gain, so please start and make it happen, here is some more info;
  • USASA is independent from the University and we want to make your experience extra special so if you can think of any ideas to do this then please contact me at the email below.

Looking forward to seeing you all at O-Week on Monday 20th Feb and Tuesday 21st February, I will touch base with you after this to outline some more great activities for the year.


Be Safe

Kemal Brkic

BYE BYE 2016 – Whyalla Campus

On the 26th November, 2016 we gathered together at the Eyre Hotel to acknowledge the year we had and HUGE Congratulations to all those who completed their studies through whatever challenges you may have faced, no matter what year or subject area, Congratulations to Foundation Students who had the courage to enter the University sector working hard to achieve something incredible. Congratulations to all those graduating in 2017, (including Alex Robinson, former USASA rep and loyal supporter of Uni events) hope you all enjoyed your Uni experience in Whyalla.

We farewell the Student Experience Ambassador position which Michelle Fay has worked so tirelessly in and welcome a new concept of a student leadership group encouraging students from different disciplines to come together and plan and run events for 2017.

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