Welcome, or welcome back, to the most photogenic UniSA campus! (🐨Fight me, Pridham Hall!🐨)
I hope you’ve all had a relaxing break, and are keen for an amazing year. Your Magill reps have some exiting plans for the campus this year, so look out for updates and expect to see us around with some tasty treats! 🍌🍬☕🍪🍧
If you have any ideas, questions or issues you want to chat about, feel free to contact me via the UniSA Magill Facebook page!
I’ve been pretty busy over the break, continuing with key priorities from last year, including addressing the critical issue of sexual assault at universities, and developing a strategy for USASA to support Aboriginal staff, students and communities. As a part of our preparation for this process, we were immensely priveleged to take part in a worshop facilitated by Haydyn Bromley, who helped us better understand Aboriginal staff and students’ experiences and perspectives. If you’d like a little taste of what we talked about, check out this performance by comedian Steven Oliver at the 2015 Naidoc Awards.
At the same time, I’ve been working on new priorities and exploring new possibilities. Our advocacy manager has helped me draft a submission to the federal government to ask them to work collaboratively with student representative groups when they address academic integrity issues in the Australian higher education system, to ensure that it is both effective and fair to students.
Perhaps most excitingly, I’ve been looking into the idea of partnering with Foodbank to bring affordable meals to students who are struggling financially. This could take the form of food vouchers, parcels, or even cut lunches. We’re still working out the details, but our president Grace has offered her enthusiastic support, so I hope to see something happening in this space ASAP!
14/01/19 – Phone call with FUSA to discuss Foodbank Partnership
15/01/19 – Sexual Assault and Harassment Steering Group
22/01/19 – Student Board Leadership Retreat
23/01/19 – Student Board Leadership Retreat
31/01/19 – Meeting with Luis (Manager – Advocacy) to discuss government contract cheating response
07/02/19 – Formal Inquiry
– Meeting with events team to discuss Foodbank partnership and Magill activations
14/02/19 – EASS Academic Review Appeals Preliminary Meeting
14/02/19 – Student Appeals Committee
– Meeting with Luis re: contract cheating response
– Meeting with Daniel (CEO) and Grace (President) re: bystander campaign
– USASA Board Meeting