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In this issue:
Become an Ally with UniSA’s Ally Network
UniSA Medical Clinic at City East reopening on Mon 1 June
Tips from students: staying focused and avoiding procrastination
Register for the mental health in uncertain times webinar
Our top tips on being disability inclusive
This week's online events
From the student services
Ally Network UniSA
Become an Ally with UniSA’s Ally Network
Are you passionate about supporting and respecting our students who are gender and sexually diverse? We’re inviting you to become a UniSA Ally!

An Ally Network is a voluntary network of students and staff who are committed to supporting and promoting an environment of inclusivity and empowerment, ensuring that all students and staff can safely study and work, free of harassment or discrimination.

Allies can be people who identify as sexually or gender diverse and those who do not, but they must be committed to ongoing learning and self-reflection.
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City East clinic reopening on 1 June
The UniSA Medical Clinic at City East will resume operations on Monday 1 June, from 9.00 am-5.00 pm Monday to Friday. In the meantime, they are still available for face-to-face and phone consultations at their City West clinic.

You can access the Medical Clinic for all your healthcare needs, including mental health guidance and support during COVID-19, as all their doctors have had specific training in mental health.

To book an appointment with one of the doctors at the City West or City East clinic, call 1300 172 996 or visit their website.
for your study
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Tips from students: staying focused and avoiding procrastination
I find studying at home terribly distracting, so having an accurate schedule is key! To be successful, I keep a diary of tasks, schedule in advance, keep in touch with my friends for support, and plan for leisure time. A quiet area is also essential! My advice for studying effectively at home is plan your day the night before, stick to your schedule, take short breaks and get some sunshine where possible.
Narella Pignotti Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Social Science

Studying from home takes a lot of motivation to avoid procrastination, so I plan a goal, even if it’s only a little each day. Even though we don’t need to attend classes on campus, make sure you still attend all tutorials and lectures, and listen to recordings if you don’t understand something, particularly before exams. Don’t put off writing your assignments, as you need plenty of time understanding the topic and what is required. And finally, try not to use social media when you’re studying – keep study time only for study.
Barry Rundle – Bachelor of Nursing
for your wellbeing
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Webinar: mental health in uncertain times
In these times of uncertainty, it is important to look after your mental health and build resilience. Join us in this webinar to learn the practical and proactive approach to help you adapt and maintain your mental health with flexible thinking and emotional regulation.

Co-hosted by Bupa, this session will also outline how to help limit anxiety contagion, which is a significant threat during times of uncertainty. Following this webinar, you will have access to two online group coaching sessions where you can get ongoing support to make sure you stay connected.
How to be disability inclusive
Our top tips on being disability inclusive
Did you know 1 in 5 Australians have a disability? You’ll likely meet someone with a disability in your lifetime and it’s important to be courteous when you do. We spoke to Alana, a UniSA alumni who works in disability sport, who gave us some tips on how to be more inclusive:

Use person-first language. Acknowledge the person first, and their disability second. For example, “Bob is living with Autism Spectrum Disorder” is more considerate than “Bob is autistic”.
Be patient. Someone may need an extra five seconds to understand what you’ve said.
Ask. Don’t assume someone needs help. Asking is okay and appreciated.
Kindness is everything. Smile at people, include them in tutorial discussions and if they’re sitting alone, ask them to join you. A small gesture goes a long way.

Be sure to check out Alana’s UniSA Instagram Takeover on Thursday 21 May. If you want to learn more about sport and disability, check out Special Olympics’ FREE training resources on how to be more inclusive!
This week's online events
Mind Salon
Hawke Centre Online Events
Networking: how to network effectively
Career Services Online Workshop
Wednesday 20 May, 11.00 am–12.00 pm
Working to your strengths
Self-Development Online Workshop
Wednesday 20 May, 1.00 pm–3.30 pm
UniSA+ Award drop-in session
UniSA+ Online Session
Friday 22 May, 1.00 pm–2.00 pm
How to succeed at interviews
Career Services Online Workshop
Tuesday 26 May, 10.00 am–11.30 am
Help! I’ve lost my job
Career Services Online Workshop
Tuesday 26 May, 11.00 am–12.30 pm
Mental health in uncertain times
Wellbeing Online Webinar
Tuesday 26 May, 2.00 pm–3.00 pm
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