Greetings UniSA students/future University of South Adelaide students
Hope you’re not too stressed out by the impending fact that 50% of your semester’s grades are due by tomorrow and you’ve left all your revision to the last minute coz student.
Last week I wowed you with my amazing board report submitted in haiku, which one expert said was clearly the best board report ever written [Colsey 2018]. Sadly this board report will be a bit more conventional, but I’ll still try make it interesting with some cheap pop-culture references at the end.
On paper it might not seem like I did many USASA activities this month, however I was secretary at the clubs committee meeting, and attended the USASA Board meeting as well as Academic Board. Education Committee did not sit this month due to exams but it will meet late next month to work towards a plan of improving the Course Evaluation forms.
Outside of these meetings I have been doing some planning ahead for next semester’s activities. These include working out a schedule for Toastie Tuesdays (which may need a new name due to a possible day change), and working out a plan for a student catchup at Magill to discuss the possible merger between our glorious University of South Australia and those other folks at Adelaide University.
As student representatives it is crucial that we speak to students to find out what you want, what you really really want, regarding a possible merger. It remains to be seen what happens to Magill Campus when two become one, if the two universities actually combine. For all we know, the talks may be unsuccessful and the whole thing could stop right now. In my personal opinion, any new university must be financially sustainable enough to make it last forever, and while it could involve some changes to student engagement on campus, friendship never ends.
To those still doing assignments and exams, good luck, and to those on holiday already, I hope you have a blast.
Goodbye my friend
Activities this month:
June 12: Clubs Committee Meeting
June 19: USASA Board Meeting
June 22: Academic Board Pre-Meeting
June 22: Academic Board Meeting
Before I start I would like to guarantee you that this will be the best board report you have ever read by a Magill Student Rep. Enjoy.
May has been an incredibly busy month, full of fun but also some serious stuff.
As part of being a USASA Rep, we have been invited to undertake the Unite Leadership Program which consists of several self-development workshops held over a few months. These workshops are incredibly fulfilling and I encourage any student with an interest in leadership to partake in the Unite or Aspire leadership programs.
One thing that has really stood out for me in these workshops is how people lose most of their creativity as they get older. University students are no exception and we all fall for the known and tried patterns rather than take risks challenging the status quo.
As a student of the School of Creative Industries and as a USASA Student Rep and leader I feel an obligation to try and buck this trend, especially as we had International Creativity Week last month.
In the spirit of thinking outside the square, I would like to present this monthly board report in a different format to usual, in the hope it will inspire other students to take more risks and be more creative. I also hope you find it engaging.
City East, Magill I helped
I was the MC
Many photos were captured
But zero of me
April was a very exciting month, with myself and co-rep Surabhi launching our first “Toastie Tuesdays” event for the year.
It is no secret that at times Magill can be a bit of a sleepy campus, so part of this initiative is to be proactive and reach out to students on campus. This has been very successful, after an hour we ran out of supplies and were able to engage with approximately 40 students and hear from them about various concerns they had. In addition to this we were able to promote upcoming USASA activities such as Pac-Crawl. Continue reading
Hi folks! I hope you’ve all been keeping well!
March was not quite as busy as February, but it was still eventful nonetheless!
The month kicked off with the Clubs Welcome BBQ put together by Tegan and the USASA Staff. This was a great chance to meet with students from a variety of backgrounds and interests. This also gave me a good chance to meet several students from clubs based at Magill and discuss ways we can make life easier for clubs on campus.
The very next day I attended my first Magill Campus Advisory Group meeting, Continue reading
Welcome back to University folks!
February was hectic and full of activities, meetings and more meetings.
At the USASA Student Board Meeting I was elected as Convener for the Education Committee for 2018. I am hoping that in this role I can continue on the successful work the committee did in 2017 and expand it so we have one member from every School on our committee this year.
As part of this, USASA President Jordan Mum Continue reading
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.
As for the Magill Campus, a few of my aims this year on campus will be: Continue reading
In my last board report I wrote how October had been the busiest month I’d had since being on the USASA Board. This month topped that.
The big focus this month was the USASA submission into changes relating to the Disciplinary Clusters project in the School of CIL. To put that into English, the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages undertook a review of the school Continue reading
Boy oh boy wowee, what a month!!
October was perhaps the busiest month I’ve had during my time on the USASA Board. I continued doing my usual weekly Brekky Bar duties with Carey (excluding October 24 due to USASA Elections) and we saw a larger turnout of students using the service when we moved it to a Tuesday.
I chaired the Continue reading
Wow. What a month!
This month Carey and I finally got the Brekky Bar back up and running again. I can confirm we are well stocked with enough food to see out the rest of the Study Period 5. We did not continue the Brekky Bar during the study break but it will resume afterwards.
For USASA Student Committees Continue reading
This month has been busy as always. It kicked off with the USASA Education Committee meeting which went really well. Ten academic representatives were in attendance from various schools across the university and everyone shared their different experiences about their role and how their school functions. Continue reading