The final month of activity involved several ongoing projects and continued contribution to University Council.
November was a pretty quiet period as everyone was busy preparing assignments and exams. This month, I did not do much except congratulate the new appointed reps and handover some information to the next successor, Valarie (international student rep).
It has been a fairly quiet month for me as a student rep, as it is at the end of the year when everyone, including me, is finishing up the last bits of work and getting ready for holidays. Firstly I wanted to say a big thank you to everybody who voted or helped get me re-elected to the USASA board for next year. I am super excited about the chance to continue working with USASA and looking forward to completing some of the goals I have set for myself.
After another year, so does end the term of Ant the Magill Rep. The office is closed and dark, as it waits for a new year, new reps, new students to comfort and assist. His time with the Association ends not with a bang, nor a whimper, but merely runs its course and ends as it should.
But lo, as one term ends so does inevitably another begin, and as it does the USASA Board is born anew – enthused, passionate, full of ideas and ready to tackle the new year. Ant reflects on a time when he too was unfamiliar with the inner mechanisations of what was then UniLife and smiles. While the future is as yet unknown, it can be certain to be interesting.
I hope that this final part of the university year is going smoothly! This month I have spent some time overseas in New Zealand, to attend a Cognitive Neuroscience conference. As I have barely been on campus this month, I haven’t been able to spend time at the Magill counter, which is something I’m not happy about. I’m glad that at least Ant is able to spend time at the Magill counter during this period. Continue reading
It been both a busy and a quiet month. With many student either studying for exams or finishing final assignments the number of students on campus has reduced. Also during this time I undertook an intensive SP7 course which is still going and lost employment due to shortage of work. Continue reading
While there have been some important student issues arising in the past month, there isn’t much I can write about here unfortunately for privacy reasons. I’ve spent my time talking and helping students out of the USASA office at Magill, and the rest of the time been firmly fixed to the computer completing assignments (as I’m sure many are).
Apologies for the late submission of Activity report for this month:
Getting towards the end of the year we have an exciting end of year celebration planned.
Campus has been quieter this month, as I think many students are knuckling down and finishing their final assessments! I also submitted my thesis this month (yay!) and I wish all students good luck with their upcoming assessment and exams!
Something exciting this month is that the USASA elections are underway to elect the new board, and it has been great to see students campaigning on the Magill campus and showing their passion. Good luck to all the candidates. Continue reading
This month has been a little unusual for me. I was involved in a car accident which forced me to give up some of my responsibilities for a short while, as I needed to rest and recover. Therefore, I did not undertake many USASA-related activities this month. I was especially disappointed that I was not able to attend USASAs 21st Birthday Party, although I heard it was a blast! Something that I really enjoyed this month was the opportunity to be the minute-taker during the USASA board meeting. I certainly felt like it was a huge responsibility, and I really respect anyone who takes minutes on a regular basis. I almost broke a sweat trying to keep up with what everyone was saying during the meeting! Continue reading