March report (Mawson Lakes) – Sneha M

Hey peeps,

I hope everyone enjoyed all the various events that took place on campus this month like the campus fair and the chill vibes event. In the midst of all your assignments and deadlines, hopefully they calmed your soul!

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Well anyway, March kicked off with the Clubs Welcome BBQ at the City West Law Courtyard. It was a great opportunity for me to meet all the club executives and make them aware of Club Committee meetings I will convene monthly at different campuses.

The following week saw the first Finance committee meeting happen at City West. The week after, we had the campus fair at Mawson Lakes. It was really nice to see all students (not just first years) visiting USASA, UniSA Sport and the UniSA services booths. I got to meet and talk to many more students about the upcoming USASA events:)

The USASA student board also had its first UNITE workshop this month. Rosslyn Cox conducted it so well and I am positive that every one of us who attended left with a better understanding of our individual and collective strengths and weaknesses. This would be of great help when we work as a team to serve you better. The board meeting followed later that evening.

On the 27th of March, we had our second Clubs committee meeting. I was happy to see that a few club representatives turned up and because of that we got to hear what they would like from us and how they would like us to assist them this year. So, thank you to the representatives from the rainbow and ROUSTAH clubs who came down. Hoping to see you more of you in the future meetings!

Also, since I am writing this on the 1st of April might as well say this; ‘Happy April Fools’ day and hope you didn’t get fooled’! Have a great teaching break:)

Activities this month:

01/03/2018: Clubs Welcome BBQ

06/03/2018: Finance committee meeting

13/03/2018: Campus Fair Mawson Lakes

20/03/2018: UNITE workshop

20/03/2018: Board meeting

23/03/2018: Education committee meeting

23/03/2018: Academic Board meeting

27/03/2018: Clubs committee meeting

28/03/2018: Chill Vibes at Mawson Lakes

 

 

 

 

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February 2018 report- Sneha M

Hello!

 

Hope everyone transitioned well into their new semester by now. I wish to thank everyone who helped in one way or another during O-week at Mawson lakes, and I also sincerely hope the new students found the events useful and enjoyable.

February was an eventful and a great month! We had our first board meeting on the 6th of February at City West. Through the meeting, I understood more about how the board works, what our roles are as student representatives and also what we can contribute. I was given the opportunity to head the clubs committee this year. Moreover, I chose to be a member of the education and finance committees. On the 9th, a few board members and I attended the international night at Carnegie Mellon University. Through meeting their student board members, we found potential for a possible collaborative event with them in the future and positive talks about it are underway. On the 13th, I attended my first formal inquiry at City West. Following that, I had a meeting with Bridget about my clubs committee and how to manage the committee this year so that we would be able to contribute as much as we can to the student community in UniSA.

On the 14th, I had my UniMentor meeting. I chose to be an UniMentor this semester to guide and help as many new students as I can to ease into their university life here at UniSA. I had a meeting with Abid (international rep 2018) on the 16th to discuss about our plans for this year. As the convenor of the clubs committee, I hope to work with the international clubs in UniSA and alleviate any issues that they might have to the best of my ability. I also hope all the USASA clubs’ executives received my email which was an invite to my clubs committee meetings this year. I encourage executive’s attendance at the meetings to enhance efficiency of our plans for the clubs.

O-week at Mawson Lakes was on the 19th and 21st of February this year. On 19th, I was happy to meet the new students from the NBE school. I had a few interactions with them at our USASA counter in the F building and clarified any of their immediate concerns. On the 21st, the campus was bustling, and it was great to see that. The day kicked off with an international student briefing at F1-25, where I had the opportunity again to meet new students and share my experiences in UniSA with them. I was present on campus for the whole day after and had an awesome time getting to know a lot more students around campus and listening to them.

On the 23rd of February, the first academic board meeting for this year took place at City West. The board members who were present at the meeting found it very insightful with regards to the strategic plans for 2018 and any relevant follow ups pertaining to student complaints from last year. The first meetings for a few committees were held on the 27th of February. For the clubs committee, we managed to set a clear direction with regards to our schedules and certain plans for the year. The education committee meeting that took place was useful because we discussed about having more student representation from different schools on our committee to provide more insights about their respective issues. The campus fair briefing was also conducted on that day to brief us about the various activities available at each of the campuses.

Wish you all the best for your studies and please feel free to email me with any questions. My email is ‘mansy060@mymail.unisa.edu.au’.

Thank you for reading!

Activities this month:

  1. 06/02- Board meeting
  2. 09/02- International night at Carnegie Mellon University
  3. 13/02- Formal inquiry at City West
  4. 14/02- UniMentor meeting
  5. 16/02- Meeting with international rep
  6. 19/02, 21/02- O-Week at Mawson Lakes
  7. 23/02- Academic board meeting
  8. 27/02- Clubs committee and Education committee meetings
  9. 27/02- Campus fair meeting

 

 

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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