Firstly CONGRATULATIONS! on completing your year at Uni, and a special congrats to all of those who have just finished their degree, by this point in time we have all finished our final assignments and are exams are done – well done!! Continue reading
It feels like it’s been a really quiet month but it actually hasn’t. I know everyone has been working hard to get to the end of SP5 and get ready for the upcoming exams.
It’s been great to see the students who are in their last year working on and completing their final assignments. I know a lot of students in nursing, teaching and social work who are all completing their final year as I am, it’s exciting and a bit strange knowing you are coming to the end of your degree.
Remember – for those preparing to enter the workforce Uni has services to support you to prepare your resumes and how to write cover letters etc, just check under the Career Services tab on your home page.
Silent study space – don’ forget the space available for study if you need a totally quiet area to prepare for exams , this is the place to go, also you can book room LC-21 as a small group study room if you work with a small study group.
We had a great time at our Unitopia event, the massages were really popular and our adopt a plant was highly successful, we had everything from indoor plants to veggies and herbs. It was great to see so many students participating and having a good day.
I hope everyone is coping well at this time and that we all do well at finishing of the year, good luck with your final assignments and exams. Julie
Well it’s back to Uni we go from tomorrow, I can’t believe we are about to begin the 2nd half of SP5 this year has gone amazingly fast. The last 2 months have been especially busy for me as I work toward completing my final (long 13 week) placement.
Not much has happened in the last month on campus, unfortunately we had to cancel out planned Winery tour as we could not get enough participants, sometimes these things just happen and you have to just keep planning for the next thing.
We are now in the throws of preparing for our next vote for next years USASA student rep, I honestly hope we get interest in this program and that we have a successful candidate take up the role and keep momentum going for USASA on our campus.
We kick of our first day back tomorrow with a BBQ lunch for everyone, Yeh!!!
I am in the process of organizing our next Unitopia for October with a plan for yummy food, massages and adopting a plant.
I hope to catch up withstudetns over the coming weeks and check in to seehow everyone is doing, see you all agin next mont.
It’s been a quiet couple of months on campus here, most students have well established routines and our mid year intake was only 23 students so I have not had as much student contact as in the first few months….however, I have still managed to keep busy as a rep.
In July the campus finally got the student engagement rep position filled by a student (Tania a business student) this means that myself, Tania and Ian (campus manager) now all work together to provide the best student services and support we can. As a regional campus we are often unable to provide the same services and opportunities as our city counterparts, this is where Tania, Ian and myself work collaboratively to ensure we get the best opportunities possible for all students, the following is some of what we have achieved and are working toward;
June has been a quiet month in Mt Gambier, students attended their last lectures and tutorials earlier in the month, then worked toward completing their final assignments and exams.
Our silent study space is proving to be very beneficial for the students who are utilizing it, I have had feedback about the room which includes; “it’s great for doing my assignments, no noise or distraction” and “I can concentrate in there, the piazza was always too noisy”, I’m glad that not only students are using the area but that it is meeting the needs of the students.
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.
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.
USASA Report – Julie Baum Student Representative
Summary of activity
March has been very hectic, my plan was to connect with as many students as possible and build the profile of USASA and my role here in Mt Gambier. I was able to engage with a large number of students across year levels and classes, this included a presentation specifically for the IPP class to help support their transition into Uni.
Ok so what you will discover pretty quickly is I like COFFEE!!!, one thing I know for sure is , I will need a lot more by the end of this year.
It’s been awesome to connect with so many new students, some a bit dazed, some excited and others just trying to process all the info. One thing for sure is they all seem fired up for what’s ahead, which is great to see. Well here’s my report for Feb, see you next month.
Summary of activity
I have had a great start to my role as USASA student representative for Mt Gambier Campus. In late January, I attended our USASA retreat, this was an opportunity to build both a professional and personal relationship with my fellow board members and the USASA team, all of who were friendly and engaging. I have just returned to Uni today, where I was able to catch up with Mark who was our ‘Event’ organizer last year. Unfortunately, as this program will not be available this year, we discussed how this might impact our campus, and possible ideas for future events through USASA. I will be catching up with as many students as possible in the next month to discuss this, and other issues, which the student body consider to be applicable here.