City West Report

 

It’s heading into week 6 of study period 5 now, so we’re sure many of you other undergrads are starting to feel things heating up; I (Josh) know I’m personally trying to conquer Financial Accounting 3!
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Postgraduate – August Activity Report

The month also involved activity surrounding the Student Ombudsman, and ensuring that performance of the Ombudsman is fair for students. The Ombudsman deals with student complaints, and a recent report issued to University Council has misrepresented some of the complaints and concerns raised previously by USASA about the Ombudsman. In addition to raising a complaint at Council, this month involved significant planning around taking action to ensure that Ombudsman performance is fair for all students.
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President – August Activity Report

This month my time has been split between my ongoing responsibilities of University Council, Appeals, meetings with key staff of the University and so on. The two major events that required quite a bit of my time this month was overseeing the communication for the September UniSA/USASA Liaison Group as that is the Committee we submit our proposed Budget to. The second event was something I had overheard from a BUE student and how the University was re-structuring the Division so that there would be shorter semesters along with a shift to trimesters. Follow up meetings found that structure was no longer the case, and while the currently drafted schedule looks beneficial, I believe that USASA should take an active part in the student consultation process of this possible re-structure.

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City East – August Activity Report

It’s been another awesome month at Uni SA and USASA. Personally I have been up in Tailem Bend at Coorong District Council doing my placement for Urban and Regional Planning. It’s been a blast getting hands on with helping build a community. I’m sure I’ll update those goings on as the year progresses. It’s meant that I haven’t had as much time to hang out at the campus and chat with students as I’d like, but I am always there in spirit and only a phone-call or an email away!

As far as USASA stuff goes I am super excited about the art wall for city east that I have been trying to put together for a while. It can be a little bit slow to get the Uni on board for such things but they have been great in supporting my idea and giving me some advice and space to make it happen. So watch this space as I’m sure it wont be long now until students are making their mark, not just at Uni SA but on it. Also there is some interest in getting similar student art walls at other campuses so if you’re not at city east, don’t sweat, you’ll get your chance too!
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International Student – August Activity Report

For the past two months, I was in Lameroo, SA for my final year placement as a nursing student. During those period, I still attend Board meeting via phone conference and keeping track with student advocacy complaints via email-add. However, the commencement of new role as an International Student (IS) Rep 16 of Aug has led to a new focus of seeking ideas and building a bridge between IS understanding on the local Australian work, lifestyle and play culture.  Continue reading

City West – August Activity Report

With Study Period 5 well underway, students are back on campus and so am I (as much as I can). Although due to my new job on weekdays the amount of time I can be on campus is more limited than in the past (having to leave Uni by 1:30pm to get to get ready and head to work). So now looking for a new way to interact with students, possibly a weekly session in the library where I book a room and students are able to come talk to a Campus Rep. in an informal environment.
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Magill – August Activity Report

This month was really exciting, as it’s UniSA “Open August”, with lots of exciting events available for prospective UniSA students to attend, as well as for current students and staff to enjoy. I’ve also been working hard with the election regulations committee to get our new election regulations ready for the upcoming USASA elections in October. Below is a picture of Ant (Magill representative) and I, at the Open Day stall at City West campus.

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