I decided to combine my June and July reports into one Winter break report, due to the relative quietness of the period. I am also choosing to use this post to offer a brief reflection on the year so far and offer an outlook for the remainder of the year.
Now, I should just declare that, as I am writing this, I am very sick in bed and feeling feverish, so I hope this post doesn’t read too oddly.
(Pictured: me right now)
As promised, attached are my reports of both CISA( council of international students Australia) and Ethno-cultural conferences I went to during the holidays. Hopefully they are not long.
The CISA (council of international students Australia) conference took place from the 5-8 July in Darwin. The theme of this year’s conference was “Breaking down barriers, facing the future together as one”. Over the 4 days the conference took place in different venues, with different speakers and we had different workshops at the same time. Therefore, I attended the workshops, which were more related to UniSA international students, which will be described later on in this report. Continue reading
Sorry to for not updating earlier for which I should have… but hey! It was a crazy 2 months for me and I will tell you why.
I have come across this formal inquiry regarding “contract cheating”, where in this case a student paid someone online to write the final year project thesis for him/her. I understand how study could be a lot of pressure, especially while you are in your final year, but cheating as your desperate measure is definitely a NO!
Welcome Back all the students and welcome our new students to join UniSA. At beginning of this month, everyone finished their final exams and finish their study period 2 studies. Everyone had some relax during the school holiday. Most of my friends went back to their home country. I want to go back to see my family as well! BUT, I am busy to prepare the events for study period 5.
Summary of activity
July was a busy month! I attended two conferences on behalf of USASA – the Education Conference and the NOWSA conference. They were both incredibly informative and I learned a lot about student activism across the country.
Hi everyone and welcome back to uni…YAAAAYYYY…or nay lol.
I hope you had enough time to relax before this new semester. As for me, this holidays were not really holidays as I was involved in many extracurricular activities. I also went to Darwin to attend the 4 days CISA conference and the ethno-cultural student conference in Melbourne. As a result, I learn a lot about international student rights in Australia, the new strategy plan and many more. How not to forget that I have to submit reports about these conferences by Monday…
I will upload my reports later on but first let’s see what I’ve been up to for July.
Warm welcome to new students who have started this week at the Whyalla Campus and welcome back existing students to SP5. Already the campus has arranged a pizza luncheon for new students during the first week. Second week (1 August) we have Bubble Soccer on the front lawn starting at 4pm.
I hope we’ve all survived this crazy winter weather, while still being able to enjoy the break in between study periods. I think the break serves as a good reality check and the perfect time to re-asses priorities, going into the second half of the year.
This past month has been a bit quiet for me as well as a little stressful. It has been stressful because I haven’t had a shift at either of my two jobs for 3 weeks.
A couple of months ago I joined UniSA’s League of Legends Club and at this time they weren’t active apart from their Facebook page. However during the last month the club has started to become active and held a club meeting which I attended.
This month encompassed the end of study period 2 and the beginning of study period 5. During the SP2 exam period, I volunteered at USASA’s ExaminAID stall, which is located at the Adelaide Showgrounds while exams are on. I enjoyed being able to assist students with last minute issues such as needing a pencil, directions, or just wanting to have a chat. As study period 5 begins, it has been great to see so many students on campus eager to begin the new semester. The Magill counter seems quite busy, and students are interested in the new “Noodle” initiative started by Ant, where students can pay $1 for a cup of instant noodles. Due to the four-week semester break this month, there have not been events on campus, and there are also many less students on campus. Therefore there has been less activity this month, however I have endeavoured to engage with students who have been on campus during the break. Continue reading