Issue 20
 26 November 2019

In this issue:


International Day of People with Disability

Let's celebrate. Join us in celebrating International Day of People ith Disability 3 December.
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally on 3 December each year.

Each year, the UN announces a theme to observe for IDPwD; this year, it is ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’ which focuses on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

If you are a person with a disability, impairment or chronic health condition, or one with significant caring responsibilities, please be reminded that UniSA's Access and Inclusion services are available to support you to achieve your academic goals.

Our services are free and confidential, and open to all UniSA students including internal and external and those studying online. Learn more on the Access and Inclusion website.

Join the Study Help PALS in 2020

Three University of South Australia students wearing shirts that read Ask me for Study Help Ideas
Do you have an understanding of the challenges of academic study and want to help other students to be successful in their studies?

As a Study Help PAL, you will undertake training to provide study advice and information to your peers, as well as connect them to appropriate resources and other learning support services, through friendly, informal campus 'drop-in' sessions.

For more information and to apply now, visit the Study Help PALS website.

UniSA awarded half a million dollars to support students to study in Indo-Pacific in 2020

Several University of South Australia students on exchange with Hmong women
Almost 200 UniSA students will have the opportunity to study overseas in 2020, with UniSA being awarded more than half a million dollars under the Australian Government New Colombo Plan program, an Australian Government initiative to increase knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region.

UniSA works with partner organisations across the region, such as universities, government agencies and non-government organisations, to provide opportunities for students through the program. The funding will support 180 UniSA students across 13 projects in 10 countries across the Indo-Pacific region during 2020.

To find out what opportunities may be available for you, contact your Program Director or email the UniSA Study Overseas team (


MOD.’s SEVEN SIBLINGS FROM THE FUTURE exhibition opens 30 November

SEVEN SIBLINGS FROM THE FUTURE 30 Nov 2019 – 24 May 2020. MOD. A Museum of discovery.
Step into the year 2050 with the new exhibition SEVEN SIBLINGS FROM THE FUTURE. Meet the siblings and help shape the fictional future in the exhibition and consider the future we want for South Australia. 

Find out more on the MOD. website.


Apply for now international exchange in SP5 2020

Two University of South Australia students on exchange in Denmark, Copenhagen.
Applications to study overseas on exchange in SP5 2020 are open now and close on 11th of January 2020.

Don’t miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive support (including funding) to travel and experience the world, all whilst earning credit towards your degree! Opportunities with more than 80 partner universities are available in more than 30 different countries.

All eligible students receive a minimum $2500 travel grant, with multiple scholarships of up to $7000 available for certain locations. You can also minimise upfront expenses by adding your costs to your HECS loan. 

Drop in and chat with the Study Overseas team at Level 1, 101 Currie Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or enquire/make an appointment via email at

Moving out? Here are some tips from UniSA Accommodation Services...

University of South Australia Accommodation Services
  • Exit Inspection
    Clean your residence thoroughly and leave it in the condition you found it. Otherwise, you may lose part or all of your bond for cleaning fees and repairs. You should not pay for normal wear of things in the property – this is covered by your rent. Professional cleaning is not compulsory (e.g. carpets, windows), however, depending on the condition of the property, some professional cleaning may be advisable (e.g. if you smoke, have pets indoors, etc).

  • Utilities
    Disconnect utilities (electricity, gas and water), or forward them to your new address, by contacting each service.

  • Bond Refund Claims
    Once you and your landlord have completed the exit inspection, and agreed on the amount of bond money to be refunded, both of you can sign the Bond Refund Form. Alternatively, you may claim your bond refund independently. Do this as soon as possible after vacating the property.

  • Looking for New Accommodation
    Watch our Top 5 Tips for Choosing Accommodation video!
For more information, check out the FAQs and other support resources on the UniSA Accommodation website.