I’ve decided that for all my remaining board reports (so like three) I’m going to start off with a fun fact. This month’s fun fact: UniSA is younger than the car I was driving to uni in first year (1990 Ford Laser nicknamed Blue Steel).
Anyway back on topic. Another month, another board report, how time flies when you actually need to get stuff done. It’s scary to think that after joining the board in 2017 I now only have 2 months left. Jeepers.
From a university standpoint it’s been quite eventful time, with the key event being the news that there will be no merger with the University of Adelaide. As such the USASA Student Board and also the Education Committee will now redirect their efforts towards being involved in the University’s new strategic plan known as Enterprise25.
Speaking of Education Committee, we were scheduled to meet on October 26 however I have opted to postpone this meeting until we know the outcome of the letter we sent to the University regarding the MyCourseEvaluation. We expect to know the outcome early in November. That day also happened to clash with the USASA Elections which would have left several board members unable to attend so it was the right decision to make.
For differing reasons, Clubs committee and Welfare committee were also postponed by their respective conveners this month.
“Geez Ryan,” I hear you say. “Looks like you didn’t do anything this month.”
…that’s where you’re wrong kiddo.
On October 17 everyone’s favourite event ‘Unitopia’ came to Magill and yours truly was there to volunteer behind the Popsicool stand, right next to a fruit stand and -for some reason -a skeleton.
Outside of Unitopia I also attended the USASA Club Awards Night (congrats to the winners), sat in at the Magill Campus candidate Q&A session to pose some questions for the prospective 2019 Magill Campus Reps, and attended Academic Board for another month.
Finally, I am open to all ideas regarding how you would like my November Board Report to be written. I’ve already delivered one in Haiku and another full of Spice Girls references, so hit me up with some suggestions as to what you’d like to see in next month’s report and I’ll try make it happen.
Goodluck with exams everyone!
October 4 -attended Magill Campus candidate Q&A
October 12 -attended USASA Club Awards night
October 16 -sat in on Governance Meeting for about 20 minutes
October 16 -USASA Board Meeting
October 17 -Unitopia at Magill (volunteered at Popsicool stand)
October 26 -Academic Board Meeting