So another semester of Uni is over for me, and hopefully all of your guys are done or not far behind! It has been a busy month of uni work at city east, getting all the final assignments done and getting ready for exams. It has been great this month to get out to the showgrounds and say hi and give some support for people going into exams. I also chatted to some parents who were really impressed what USASA was doing for the students and its always nice to get good feedback.
It has been a big month at Uni SA and for me personally. Unijam was a huge success and I was delighted to be able to contribute to the conversation, as well as read so many of the amazing ideas that students, staff and other contributors had to offer. I just wish I had the time to read through all of great suggestions and thoughts that were offered up.
This month unfortunately I have not been able to get as much done for the board as I would have liked. This is due however to my coursework in Vietnam, which was a great experience! I was given the opportunity to go to Hue with 15 other students from the Natural and Built Environments School in order to represent the university and do some great research in a world heritage site with some awesome local students! I would highly recommend that if you ever have chance to go overseas with your course then you should do what you can to take it, it’s a great way to learn.
Welcome back to campus for 2016! Its great to see so many people filling the hallways, classrooms and spots around City East again.
This month I had the awesome task of getting involved with O Week and meeting hundreds of new students. I got to come in and talk directly to planning students about my role as a USASA Rep, as well as an admin of a club and then generally my experience as a student. Then on Friday I had the big USASA day at City East where I was slinging diaries and info on what USASA is about. It was the hard work of the USASA staff that made this day, and all the other campus days, possible. Met some really nice people and had a lot of fun as well, and that’s a good sign that the future of the UniSA is as bright as ever.
Hope everyone has been enjoying their holidays and have been getting far more relax time than I have! It hasn’t been a huge month for USASA work as everyone is still away from campus, but its been a big month for me moving house!
This month did see the new board form though and get started on its work, I think the new team is fantastic and going to do a really good job. At the end of last year most of us got the chance to meet each other at the board retreat but those that weren’t there we got a chance to meet at the board meeting. It was a marathon first meeting which just shows that the new board team is really keen to hit the ground running.
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.
At the start of this month I had the great opportunity to go to the CISA dinner/presentation/meet and greet for international students, particularly leaders and members of the international student clubs, at City West. Lenny did a great job of co-ordinating the night and making sure that everyone was getting to know each other, while getting some valuable information about CISA, the organisation and what it does. It was awesome to get to know some of the presidents and members of the various clubs for different groups of international students as well as getting to hear some of the ideas and concerns they wanted to work on to make their Uni SA experience as fun and rewarding as possible. Continue reading
It has been another busy, tiring and very rewarding month for me as a student and as a USASA Rep! This month I have once again been on placement in Tailem Bend, and have been having fun and learning lots, despite missing life on campus. This month has seen me attend a few very important meeting as the City East Rep. First was our September Board Meeting, which, as with all our meetings was productive and engaging. Continue reading
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!