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 I believe this committee will be doing some great work this in year, making some necessary changes to outdated policies/regulations/definitions.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.

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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 barba006@mymail.unisa.edu.au

Enjoy the break!

Upcoming activities:

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

TBA – Women’s Committee meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 barba006@unisa.edu.au

Upcoming Activities:

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

 

 

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