I hope you all had a successful exam period. I am Luke, your new international representative. It was a big surprise to be offered the position 3 weeks ago. First step is always the hardest. I am still trying to adapt to the workload and responsibility as a representative. This month, I have met with Bridget and Kayla for the takeover meeting. It was amazing to learn about what I have never known before. Being a representative is a stressful responsibility but meaningful as I will be able to understand more about students’ needs and help make their experience at university a memorable one. I have also met with Bridget to discuss about a few ideas including:
I hope you’ve all had a successful exam period, and I wish everyone well now that results have started rolling out. If you have any issues or concerns with your final grades, are unsure of university policy, or would like an assignment re-marked, then you can contact USASA’s Advocacy Team here, who are experts in academic policies and procedures, and can provide you with free and confidential advice.
May was my first full month as Student Representative for the Magill campus. It has flown by really quickly and I am now familiarizing myself a lot better with the inner workings of USASA.
The month kicked off with the Student Board AGM, where many issues were raised and debated. One of the big items to come out of the meeting was the decision to split the Education and Welfare Committee into two separate committees.
At the meeting I was appointed Continue reading
I’d like to start off by thanking everyone at City West for electing me to be one of your Student Representatives in 2017. It will be an exciting twelve months in which we can create a better student experience for everyone at UniSA. Continue reading
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!
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.