President Report – March 2019

Hey hey everyone, it’s your girl G.

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“Mad March” has surprisingly been pretty smooth sailing for me. I feel like I have got myself into the swing of things and really love what I am doing.

This month started with yet another embarrassing video of yours truly awkwardly interviewing Club Execs at the Clubs Welcome event, where those of you who didn’t attend missed out on a quality grazing spread. USASA were excited about the roll out of the tiered club funding pilot, as well as the upcoming Clubs Training Camp in April.

As ex-Mawson Lakes Rep I am excited to see the changes happening on that side of town, primarily the continuous improvement of the casual/visitor parking. It is also wholesome to see the continuation of my toastie activation thanks to the one and only Noah who has definitely one-upped me.

I also made an appearance at all campuses for Campus Fair and was amazing to see so much engagement with students.

Activity Report:

1st – Filmed Sexual Assault and Sexual Harrassment video message to students with UniSA’s VC David Lloyd.

4th – Academic Review Appeals Interview Meeting (City East)

5th – Cultural Awareness Training Program with Council

5th – Academic Inquiry Interview Meeting (City West)

6th – Meeting with Daniel Randell and Bridget Laffy

6th – Academic Integrity Preliminary Meeting (Mawson Lakes)

7th – Sexual Assault and Harassment Steering Group

7th – Diversity, Equity and Access Committee

7th – Clubs Welcome Event

14th – Council Governance and Nominations Committee

14th – Welfare Committee

14th – Finance Committee

15th – Academic Integrity Interview Meeting (Mawson Lakes)

15th – Foodbank Visit with Kate, Bridget, and Sanne

18th – Meeting with Brendan Hughes, Director: SEU

19th – Mawson Lakes Campus Fair

19th – Student Appeals Committee

20th – Magill Campus Fair

21st – Meeting with Professor Deirdre Tedmanson, Academic Director

21st – UniSA Council Meeting

21st – Farewell Lunch for Penny Moore

21st – Meeting with Karen Hunt, Deputy Director: SEU

22nd – Student Engagement Advisory Group

22nd – Academic Board

25th – Meeting with Jane Kehrwald, Manager Student Support: SEU

25th – Meeting with Daniel Randell

26th – Meeting with Carol Grech, PVC:SEU, and Daniel Randell

26th – Academic Integrity Interview Meeting (City West)

27th – Foundation Committee Luncheon

28th – Meeting with Professor Larry Lockshin, Head of School: Marketing

Upcoming (April)

1st – Clubs Committee

4th – Welfare Committee

8th – Academic Review Preliminary Meeting

11th – Finance Committee

11th – Meeting with Lidia (Events Support Officer)

11th – Governance Committee

11th – USASA Board Meeting

12th – Legendary PAC-CRAWL

23rd/ 24th/ 26th – Graduations

29th – Academic Review Interview Meetings

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me at dixgl001@mymail.unisa.edu.au

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Mawson Lakes Rep – October

Hello again everybody,

It’s that stressful time of year – I hope everyone is feeling as prepared as can be during these last few weeks, but hang in there cause you’re so close!!

This month has been a very eventful one, with the USASA elections for next years board taking place. It was an absolute honour being elected as your student president for 2019.

Other than heckling students for 8hrs a day on their way to JS library during election week I also got to enjoy attending the Club Awards Night to see some of the fantastic work and efforts of clubs over the year being recognised. USASA Clubs have been going from strength to strength in 2018 and I hope to see this positive growth continue next year.

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October:

  • 02/10/18 – UniTopia Volunteer Brief & Care Package Packing
  • 03/10/18 – Mawson Lakes Hungry Hump Day
  • 09/10/18 – ITEE Academic Review Appeals Meeting (MLK)
  • 09/10/18 – Welfare Committee Meeting
  • 09/10/18 – Finance Committee Meeting
  • 10/11/18 – Academic Integrity Formal Inquiry (CW)
  • 10/10/18 – Mawson Lakes + Postgraduate Candidate Q&A
  • 11/11/18 – Academic Integrity Formal Inquiry (CW)
  • 11/10/18 – City East + International Candidate Q&A
  • 12/10/18 – USASA Club Awards Night
  • 16/10/18 – Mawson Lakes UniTopia
  • 16/10/18 – USASA Board Meeting
  • 18/10/18 – City West + President Candidate Q&A
  • 22/10/18 – 26/10/18 – Campaigning USASA Elections

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Coming up in November so far:

  • 05/11/18 – Meeting with USASA GM Daniel Randell
  • 05/11/18 – Welfare Committee Meeting
  • 14/11/18 – MLK Campus Advisory Group
  • 16/11/18 – Board Retreat Planning

Until next month, stay safe – look after yourself and your friends and feel free to get in contact with me with any suggestions/concerns/complaints at anytime and i’ll be more than happy to address them the best I can.

dixgl001@mymail.unisa.edu.au

Kindest Regards,

Grace Dixon

Mawson Lakes Rep – September

Hello again everybody,

Hope you all enjoyed your  mid-semester break. Once again I was jumping between states throughout September. 

Since being back in Adelaide I have continued to attend the usual array of academic inquiries, academic board meeting, welfare/education/ and finance committee meetings, as well as UniTopia SP5 planning committee meetings to bring you all another fun and enjoyable day of uni.

September:

  • 4th – Academic Review Pre-liminary (Mawson Lakes)
  • 11th – Formal Inquiry (City West)
  • 12th – UniTopia SP5 Committee Meeting
  • 18th – Finance Committee Meeting
  • 18th – USASA Board Meeting
  • 19th – Academic Review Interviews (Mawson Lakes)
  • 21st – USASA Board Meeting with PRV David Lloyd (Via – Phone)
  • 28th – USASA Education Committee Meeting
  • 28th – ACADEMIC BOARD Meeting (City West)

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Coming up in October so far:

  • 2nd – UniTopia Volunteer Brief and Care Package
  • 5th – Toastie Activation (Mawson Lakes)
  • 9th – Academic Review Panel (Mawson Lakes)
  • 9th – Finance Committee Meeting
  • 10th/11th – Academic Integrity Inquiries (Mawson Lakes)
  • 12th – Clubs Awards Night
  • 16th – MAWSON LAKES UNITOPIA
  • 16th – USASA Board Meeting
  • 18th – USASA President Candidate Q&A Session (City West)

Until next month, stay safe – look after yourself and your friends and feel free to get in contact with me with any suggestions/concerns/complaints at anytime and i’ll be more than happy to address them the best I can.

dixgl001@mymail.unisa.edu.au

Kindest Regards,

Grace Dixon

Mawson Lakes Rep – August

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August was another productive month for me behind the scenes.

Hungry Humpday toasties activation at Mawson Lakes has continued throughout the month with the help of fellow Mawson Lakes rep Sneha and USASA pres Jordan – continuously running out so continue to look at for us every Wednesday in the Hive and get in quick!

On the eighth of August following the very first toastie activation I managed to catch the last part of Mawson’s Student Connect meeting with special guest – facility manager Justin Faggotter who had the opportunity to hear students concerns and ideas for around campus directly.

The rest of the month consisted of a mixture of academic integrity meetings, committee meetings, one on one catch-ups with Head of Engineering School – Duncan Campbell and Mawson Facility Manager – Justin , two trips interstate, and a case of the winter cold.

8th Aug – First Hungry Humpday Toastie Activation (Mawson Lakes)

8th Aug – Student Connect Meeting (Mawson Lakes)

10th Aug – Academic Integrity Inquiry (City West)

10th Aug – Welfare Committee Meeting (City West)

15th Aug – Humpday Toastie Activation (Mawson Lakes)

15th Aug – One on one catch-up with Justin Faggotter (Mawson Lakes)

15th Aug – One on one catch-up with Duncan Campbell (Mawson Lakes)

21st Aug – Finance Committee (City West)

21st Aug – USASA Board Meeting (City West)

22nd Aug – MLK Advisory Group (Interstate)

Thanks for checking out a very quick summary of last month’s greatest moments!

Any questions, concerns or banter –> dixgl001@mymail.unisa.edu.au

Upcoming Activities:

4th Sept – Academic Review Preliminary Meeting (Mawson Lakes)

11th Sept – Formal Inquiry (City West)

12th Sept – Hungry Humpday Activation (Mawson Lakes)

12th Sept – Student Connect Meeting (Mawson Lakes)

18th Sept – USASA Board Meeting

19th Sept – Academic Review Interview Meeting

24th Sept – Academic Inquiry (Mawson Lakes)

26th Sept – UniTopia SP5 Committee Meeting

Mawson Lakes Rep – July

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Hello again everybody,

Welcome back – hope you all enjoyed your well deserved semester break.

The first week of July was a very busy but exciting one for me. Whilst you were most likely enjoying the perks of some much needed relaxation and binge-watching Netflix all day for the first week of holidays, I had the privilege of attending this years NUS Education Conference hosted at Flinders university here in SA. Students from Queensland, NSW, Victoria, and Western Australia all flew over to enjoy 5 days of workshops, seminars, and discussions (some a little more rowdy than others) but overall it was a great week socialising with other university representatives to share opinions and ideas to ultimately greater the student experience and environment for everyone. After 6 full on days at conference I finally got to enjoy some of my uni break and jumped on a flight to Darwin – where funnily enough I was sitting in the same row as Magill Rep, Ryan Colsey.

Since being back in Adelaide I have continued to attend the usual array of academic inquiries, academic board meeting, welfare/education/ and finance committee meetings, as well as UniTopia SP5 planning committee meetings to bring you all another fun and enjoyable day of uni.

On the Wednesday of Wk 3 SP5 I hosted Mawson Lakes first ‘Hungry Hump Day’ providing free toasties in the Hive from 9:30 am until sold out – and although this activation was technically August not July it is still something I am very excited about doing every week for the rest of the semester.

Until next month, stay safe – look after yourself and your friends and feel free to get in contact with me with any suggestions/concerns/complaints at anytime and i’ll be more than happy to address them the best I can.

dixgl001@mymail.unisa.edu.au

Kindest Regards,

Grace Dixon