Hope everyone transitioned well into their new semester by now. I wish to thank everyone who helped in one way or another during O-week at Mawson lakes, and I also sincerely hope the new students found the events useful and enjoyable.
February was an eventful and a great month! We had our first board meeting on the 6th of February at City West. Through the meeting, I understood more about how the board works, what our roles are as student representatives and also what we can contribute. I was given the opportunity to head the clubs committee this year. Moreover, I chose to be a member of the education and finance committees. On the 9th, a few board members and I attended the international night at Carnegie Mellon University. Through meeting their student board members, we found potential for a possible collaborative event with them in the future and positive talks about it are underway. On the 13th, I attended my first formal inquiry at City West. Following that, I had a meeting with Bridget about my clubs committee and how to manage the committee this year so that we would be able to contribute as much as we can to the student community in UniSA.
On the 14th, I had my UniMentor meeting. I chose to be an UniMentor this semester to guide and help as many new students as I can to ease into their university life here at UniSA. I had a meeting with Abid (international rep 2018) on the 16th to discuss about our plans for this year. As the convenor of the clubs committee, I hope to work with the international clubs in UniSA and alleviate any issues that they might have to the best of my ability. I also hope all the USASA clubs’ executives received my email which was an invite to my clubs committee meetings this year. I encourage executive’s attendance at the meetings to enhance efficiency of our plans for the clubs.
O-week at Mawson Lakes was on the 19th and 21st of February this year. On 19th, I was happy to meet the new students from the NBE school. I had a few interactions with them at our USASA counter in the F building and clarified any of their immediate concerns. On the 21st, the campus was bustling, and it was great to see that. The day kicked off with an international student briefing at F1-25, where I had the opportunity again to meet new students and share my experiences in UniSA with them. I was present on campus for the whole day after and had an awesome time getting to know a lot more students around campus and listening to them.
On the 23rd of February, the first academic board meeting for this year took place at City West. The board members who were present at the meeting found it very insightful with regards to the strategic plans for 2018 and any relevant follow ups pertaining to student complaints from last year. The first meetings for a few committees were held on the 27th of February. For the clubs committee, we managed to set a clear direction with regards to our schedules and certain plans for the year. The education committee meeting that took place was useful because we discussed about having more student representation from different schools on our committee to provide more insights about their respective issues. The campus fair briefing was also conducted on that day to brief us about the various activities available at each of the campuses.
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Activities this month:
- 06/02- Board meeting
- 09/02- International night at Carnegie Mellon University
- 13/02- Formal inquiry at City West
- 14/02- UniMentor meeting
- 16/02- Meeting with international rep
- 19/02, 21/02- O-Week at Mawson Lakes
- 23/02- Academic board meeting
- 27/02- Clubs committee and Education committee meetings
- 27/02- Campus fair meeting