November City West Rep Report – Zahra

Hey everyone,

I hope November hasn’t been too stressful with juggling final assessments, exams and planning further studies/career. My highlight of this month has been holding catch-up sessions with the City West Student Rep (Ryan Kennealy) at City West.

Free Toasties Catch-ups @ City West

After plenty of planning and discussions, City West Reps (Ryan and myself) organised our first free toasties catch-up for City West on Wednesday, 1st November 2017. Shout out to Donna for the amazing idea and to Daniel, Bridget, Tracy, the SEU team and FM Assist for helping us with this event.

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October City West Activity Report

Hey everyone,

I hope your October has been productive and fun, because mine has been all about planning. This is a time of the year where we start looking towards 2018 – planning our new classes, planning our holidays and planning how we, as students, will map out the rest of our studies and exams so we finish the year successfully. Continue reading

October City West Rep Report – Zahra

 

Hey everyone,

Hope you’ve had a great October. The focus of this month for me was academics with changes to the Business School and the International Relations degree and Business School formal inquiries.

Business School Review – Focus Group
On October 4th, Kayla Dickeson (USASA President) and myself participated in the Business School focus group with the new 10 week semesters and Winter School as the agenda. The students were able to talk about their experiences and voice out the challenges they had faced due to these changes. It was great to receive recommendations to improve these changes.

Education Committee
During the committee we discussed, the proposed changes to the ENTEXT Policy. The current ENTEXT policy allows students of non-English speaking backgrounds, Aboriginal students and International students, the use of a bilingual dictionary during exams and extra time in exams (10 minutes for every 30 minutes). Specific questions were provided which allowed the members to consider the different aspects of the current policy and proposed changes.

This committee also discussed the changes that have been made to the International Relations degree. If you are an IR student, make sure you check your emails and read all the information to see how these changes affect you and your studies/enrolment.

Formal Inquiry
As my second time being a panel member on a formal inquiry, I felt more comfortable with the process and voicing out my thoughts. I was able to fill in the gaps where the other panel members needed to understand the current student perspective whilst considering the affected students case.

Free Toasties @ City West
Your City West Campus Representatives, Ryan Kennealy and myself, are organising a City West student catch up. Come along and have a chat with us while we make you a delicious cheese toastie in return.

What: Student Catch Up (Free Toasties)
When:
Wednesday 1st November 2017 (12pm – 2pm)
Where: Student Lounge, City West
Why: FREE Toasties and Chats

October Activities Highlights:

  • 4/10 Winter School Focus Group – Business School
  • 5/10 Education Committee Meeting
  • 9/10 USASA Board Meeting
  • 24/10 Business School Formal Inquiry 1 (Rescheduled to November)
  • 24/10 Business School Formal Inquiry 2

November’s Planned Activities:

  • 1/11 Free toasties event at City West (with City West Rep Ryan)
  • 6/11 USASA Board Meeting
  • 21/11 Business School Formal Inquiry

Good luck with those final assessments and exams!

Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any queries or concerns.
Email: Darzy002@mymail.unisa.edu.au

 

September City West Rep Report – Zahra

Hi everyone,

I hope those who had a study break had a chance to get some rest from the busy uni life.

September was my first official month being a Student Rep for City West. With the first month came many first experiences and first meetings, these included the USASA September Board Meeting, Education Committee Meeting, training for Formal Inquiry/Academic Review meetings and for the first time being a part of the Business School Formal Inquiry.

Though sitting on a formal inquiry is not too exciting and can be overwhelming, it comes with the role of a student representative, to be a voice for the students at UniSA when they need it most i.e. when they’re facing an issue regarding their studies.

On a brighter note, the Board Meeting was a great opportunity to meet others involved with USASA, including most of the other USASA Student Reps. And the Education Committee is working hard to find strategies to improve education and student representation.

September’s Highlights:

  • 1/9 Meeting the Marketing Team of USASA
  • 4/9 USASA Board Meeting
  • 6/9 Education Committee Meeting
  • 7/9 Formal Inquiry/Academic Review Training
  • 14/9 Business School Formal Inquiry

October’s Planned Activities:

  • 4/10 Winter School Focus Group – Business School
  • 5/10 Education Committee Meeting
  • 9/10 USASA Board Meeting
  • 24/10 Business School Formal Inquiry 1
  • 24/10 Business School Formal Inquiry 2