Hey all! I hope everyone is fairing well with exams, final assessments and end of year events. Firstly, as we’re nearing the end of the year, I’d just like to say what a privilege it has been to be your 2017 USASA President! It’s been amazing to meet so many of you this year and to see your passion for our student community. Thank you to the USASA Board for a fantastic year and I wish everyone in the new 2018 Board the absolute best.
During November I have been focused on putting together all of my final reports and submissions to hand over to the incoming Board, as well as to the University. I have also been preparing for the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) Conference and National Union of Students’ National Conference. I have also handed down submissions to the University on the International Relations changes in collaboration with students, staff and the NTEU; as well as presenting on and preparing a final report on student representation at UniSA.
Hey all! I hope you’re fairing well with the end of the semester assignments and exam prep. We’ve had a busy month here at USASA with Unitopia, our Clubs Awards Night, Halloween Party and student elections; as well as the Board providing a number of submissions to academic reviews at UniSA. Read more for a bit of what I’ve been up to this month ~
Across the month of September we are continuing to work on a range of projects including the future of Brekky Bar, the establishment of an emergency grants scheme, refining our Clubs Strategic Plan, as well as looking at broader student representation at the national and local level.
August was a busy month with the release of the Australian Human Rights Commission report on sexual assault and harassment at university, the marriage equality campaign, and other activities for USASA.
During July my focus was on representing USASA at national conferences, and continuing to build on my work for the year. Any questions please email me on Kayla.Dickeson@unisa.edu.au.
Summary of Activities
June was a great chance to build on the work I’ve been doing regarding student voice at UniSA, I have now interviewed all the schools across the University and will be able to bring forward a report about student representation at UniSA. I continued to develop and contribute feedback into UnISA Sexual Violence policy. Furthermore, we ran stalls about SSAF at UniSA. See all of my activities for the month below.
As always, ask me if you have any questions: Kayla.Dickeson@unisa.edu.au
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
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.
Everyone has been settling into their roles after meeting all of the new students at O’Week and getting ready for the year. The campus representatives have been organising student catch-ups to get feedback from students at UniSA, and USASA has been busy with ClubsFest and gearing up for our pac crawl which has sold out!
February has been very exciting, while everyone has been getting prepared for O’Week and seeing the new students in. It was great to meet all the new students, promote our new diary and services, and chat to them about what they’d like to see in 2017. It was fantastic to see all the new volunteers getting involved throughout the week as well. February was also spent meeting with Board members and establishing their KPIs for the year.