Mount Gambier – March 2018 Activity Report – Georgina Gogel

Hi everyone!

I’m Georgina and I am the new USASA Rep for the Mount Gambier Campus. I am so excited and proud to be representing the students here and provide them with the best experiences.

It has been extremely busy on campus the past few weeks, smashing out some assignments and brainstorming events for the year.

So far we have had a few “UniBar” nights here in Mount Gambier which have allowed students to socialise with others in studying different degrees at local pubs.

For the rest of the year a number of movie nights are currently being organised, as well as monthly “UniBar” nights.

I am also planning on organising a Pub Crawl for students here in Mount Gambier as unfortunately I had only just been elected as USASA Representative and did not have enough time or knowledge to do so.

If you would like to contact me to discuss any ideas or questions you may have, please feel free to email me on:

Hope you all enjoy the study break!

Upcoming Activities:

17th April – USASA Unite Workshop
– USASA Board Meeting


City West – March 2018 Activity Report – Bridget Barletta

Hello everyone!

Hope everyone is finding their feet with their semester 1, 2018 studies. Please remember to take care of yourselves through this period of stress (following mid-break!) and keep in mind that there are plenty of services that UniSA offer to help you if you are feeling overwhelmed or are struggling.

March, for me, has been a bit of a different experience as a USASA board rep!

This month I attended the Governance committee meeting for the first time. I believe this committee will be doing some great work this in year, making some necessary changes to outdated policies/regulations/definitions.

I also attended the USASA Board Rep’s meeting on the 20th of March. Here we discussed a lot of the upcoming ideas being brought to UniSA to improve the student experience. Stay tuned as these ideas develop and are integrated to the UniSA experience this year.

The other thing I had the opportunity of doing this month was to attend the Pac-crawl Pubcrawl as a volunteer. This was a really good night, and I hope everyone who attended enjoyed themselves and kept safe. My job as a volunteer was primarily to make sure everyone was behaving appropriately, not getting too messy, but also having as much fun as they can! I was impressed with the amount of Pac-Crawl shirt-wearers I saw walking around.

Have a picture of myself with Joe and Diana (USASA Staff Members) from the night.



So that’s about all for me. Next month I am hoping to meet with Zelda (USASA City West Rep) to discuss our options for student engagement at City West campus. Keep tuned!

If you would like to contact me to discuss any ideas or questions you may have, please feel free to email me on

Enjoy the break!

Upcoming activities:

17 April – Formal Enquiry
– USASA Unite Workshop
– USASA Board Meeting
– Governance Committee meeting

TBA – Women’s Committee meeting









ATSI rep report March/April


Hello everyone and welcome to my monthly Board report. This month was full of little informal meetings with other board reps all going into a bigger picture. As for the formal meetings I have attended this month they so far include.
– March 27th formal inquiry
-March 28th reconciliation week meeting. I was gladly happy to be a part of this meeting and a, excited to see reconciliation week in action at Uni SA
-Welfare meeting Friday the 6th: This meeting was very beneficial to the students of Uni SA and I can’t wait to continue on this committee
– PAC crawl was amazing and I am so glad to see that everyone had fun at this event
Women’s committee meeting is later today and am excited to attend via phone.

That is all for now see you next month.


March 2018 Magill Board Report: Ryan Colsey

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

February/March 2018 – Postgrad Rep Report

Hello again!

Now that the semester is in full swing, I hope you are all keeping on top of your studies as well as taking the time to look after yourselves. If you need to adjust your course load, remember that Census date is between the 26th and 31st of March, depending on your course. Before you do so, remember that there are plenty of people here to help  you if you are still finding your feet: check out UniSA’s student support services here.

I’ve had a chance to meet some of you already this year at research orientation events and at Campus Fair, but for those I haven’t, especially our coursework students, please say ‘hi’ on the UniSA Postgrads Facebook page.  I’ve made this page for postgrad students to make friends, share ideas and let me know what they want from USASA this year. Please share it with any other postgrad students you know so we can all be in the loop.

facebook group

Settling in can be particularly challenging for those of us who have recently arrived in Australia, particulary if we’ve brought family with us. If this is you, the UniSA Business School is offering a program to help you out and connect you with other new UniSA international families!

Family Support Program


Abid, Quihua, Sneha and myself were invited to the Carnegie Mellon University (Adelaide Campus) International Night, which was a lovely and vibrant event, and we look forward to a continuing relationship with their student rep team. I also enjoyed our USASA Clubs Welcome Back BBQ, and was excited to see how motivated our club execs are and what great events they are putting on for students!

This month has been an intense and challenging, but very fulfilling one. I attended my first University Council meeting, after an induction from the Chancellor. The Council members were very welcoming and I look forward to representing students as the university sets it’s vision for the years ahead. I attended a Formal Inquiry, and saw the vital work the USASA Advocacy team does in supporting students through this process.

I also attended meetings regarding the UniSA Sexual Assault Policy Review, a challenging but vital process which will be ongoing throughout the year. I am encouraged so far by the Project Group’s committment and approach to the issue, but I will continue to ensure that the university takes responsibility for this issue and addresses in an accountable and evidence-based manner. I have submitted a discussion paper and will be preparing a report for the USASA board to inform our potential involvement with this process.

Keep up the good work everyone, and remember; slow and steady wins the race!

Activity Report

09/02/18 – CMU International Night


That the board consider ways to build relationships with other student representative groups e.g. joint events, particularly where this may allow us to pool resources to create events tailored to certain student groups including postgrads and international students.

06/02/18 – USASA Board Meeting

13/02/18 – Introductory Meeting with Chancellor

14/02/18 – University Council Meeting

19/02/18 – UniSA Sexual Assault Policy Review Steering Group meeting

20/02/18 – Attended Research Degree Orientation Day

21/02/18 – Attended DVCRI town hall

27/02/18 – Introduced myself to HDR students at Flying Start Seminar and created UniSA Postgrads Facebook page


That USASA try to have a video introduction for cross campus representatives ready for orientation events next year and ask the uni to make organisers aware of it.

That all reps please try to share the page with any postgrad students they engage with, as it is a convenient way for them to communicate with me about their ideas and concerns.

28/02/18 – Formal Inquiry

01/03/18 – USASA Clubs Welcome Back BBQ

06/03/18 – Campus Fair Magill

08/03/18 – Women’s Committee Meeting

09/03/18 – UniSA Sexual Assault Policy Review meeting re: USASA involvement

12/03/18 – Prepared a discussion paper for the board on the above

Ongoing – Reviewing evidence for efficacy of Campus Events for primary prevention of sexual assuault on campus

Upcoming Events

15/03/18 – UniSA Council Strategy Session and Council Meeting, Farewell Dinner for Deputy Chancellor

20/03/18 – USASA Board Meeting

05/04/18 – UniSA Sexual Assault Policy Review Steering Group meeting

10/04/18 – Seminar “The 5Ps approach to improving the transition, retention and success of university students”


City West – February 2018 Activity Report – Bridget Barletta

Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone has been settling in to the new year. A big welcome back to returning students, and a big welcome to all new students to City West campus.

Summary of Activity

I was able to meet a lot of both new and returning students at O-Week.  O-Week is an event run at UniSA to introduce students to their student life, for them to get a feel for their chosen course and also to explore the campus and what UniSA has to offer. During this time, I attended a few sessions to introduce people to the USASA counter, which is situated in the student lounge at City West.This was a great experience, and was glad to see so many people come through on Orientation!

For those who didn’t get the chance to pop past, make sure you do! There’s still plenty of handy things to help you get started with your year – calendars, diaries, pens, wall planners etc. It’s also a very good chance to get to know what the USASA counter can provide students, in case you need something later!

Other than O-Week, this month I have experienced two formal enquiries. Formal enquiries are a process that USASA representatives attend to decide on the outcome of student reviews, particularly for academic integrity, academic progress or misbehaviour. As USASA representatives, we receive training on this process and are expected to contribute to give a student’s perspective. Albeit difficult, I have found these meetings to be particularly rewarding as I believe it is important to have a student voice on the panel to help make these important decisions. I really hope to be more involved in formal enquiries for the rest of my term as City West Rep.

I have also been able to get involved with USASA’s Women’s Committee this month! I attended my first committee meeting on Thursday 8 March, alongside other USASA representatives Surabhi, Kate and Pamela. In this meeting we discussed what the Women’s committee would look like, and proceeded to set up our expectations for the rest of the year. We also discussed some events that are in planning for upcoming months – so stay tuned!

Aside from the above, I was glad to see the turn out of our Campus Fair which looked to be fairly successful. There have been quite a few changes to the City West Campus in 2018, including our new food joints Honki Tonki and Abbots and Kinney, which I hope everyone has had the chance to check out. If not – make sure you do! 🙂

See you all next month!

PS: Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or have any comments on my email at

Upcoming Activities:

20 March – Governance Committee Meeting
20 March – USASA Board Meeting
6 April – PacCrawl Pub-Crawl
TBA – Women’s Committee Meeting



February 2018 Magill Board Report: Ryan Colsey

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

February 2018 City West Rep report- Qihua (Zelda) Zheng

Hi everyone!

February is a fantastic month to meet new students coming to school and joining the campus life. I hope all the new students enjoy the O-Week and have a bit of taste how studying at the Uni goes. Also wish you all the best with your study and have fun in the Uni-activities. Please make sure that you have picked up the appealing USASA freebies including goodie bags, diaries, calendars and pen etc. If not, come to the USASA counter (Student lounge at City West) and feel free to say hello with our lovely staff to take one.

Summary of activity

Orientation week was such a fantastic event to start with, where you can meet new students, got to know your campus and services provided by our Uni. I was there in the USASA counter and answered the enquiries from new students. It was my pleasure to start our conversation there and give you a hand from time to time. I also volunteered as a Uni-mentor to talk with the new students and helped them understand the difference of each service counter in UniSA.

Apart from the UniSA orientation, I also attended the international students night at Carnegie Mellon University with some other board members. It was a fun night of witnessing how other Uni engage with the international students and what we can offer to our students with some pros and cons.

I also attended our first board meeting where we discussed the sub-committees we would be interested in and be involved this year. That’s followed by my first meetings of Club and Education committee. We went through the responsibilities of our committees and some key focuses for this year. In addition, we scheduled our meeting time for the whole year and we would like to invite students to witness our meeting if they have interests.

There are two formal enquiries I attended this month. It was really impressive to me as my involvement may have different influences on the final outcome of the students’ study program. Formal enquiry is a critical process to ensure students comply with academic integrity and understand the implications of their improper behaviors.

Welcome back club night is another fun part I attended of this month. With BBQ and soft drinks provided, we joyfully mingled with the executive members of clubs in UniSA. There’re heaps of good proposals coming up for the events and activities around the whole university. As a Club committee member, it is of great importance to acknowledge these clubs executives. We want to give them supports to run fantastic events and attract more students’ attention.

Future activities

20th Mar: Board Meeting

6th Mar-15th Mar: Campus Fair

27th Mar: Clubs meeting


Any enquiries or ideas, feel free to contact me via email

City West – January Activity Report- Bridget Barletta

Hi there!

My name is Bridget Barletta and this year I have the great opportunity of being the City West Campus Undergrad Rep for 2018! I’ve so far had the pleasure of meeting quite a range of UniSA students particularly during election week, and am excited to help improve the student experience at UniSA. I have a great passion for the University of South Australia in particular, and cannot wait to see it blossom over the next few years into an extraordinary place for learning and life experience, recognised around the world. Continue reading

Board Member Activity Report- Surabhi Shubhraj Month of January


My name is Surabhi Shubhraj. I am thrilled to have an opportunity to be your 2018 Magill Under Grad Rep. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for voting for me. I wish to create a safe space for our diverse group of students to integrate and thrive at their personal and professional goals individually on Magill Campus.

Please feel free to contact me with your idea’s and concerns on Magill Campus to Continue reading