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In this issue:
Colour Your Convo for R U OK? Day
Order your UniSA hoodie online
Join Veterans' Engagement and Education Program
How to stay focused in online lectures
Changes to ENTEXT entitlements from 2021
UniSA’s ongoing commitment to respectful and safer communities
Help feed the hungry in SA
Work to your strengths
Bringing cheer to all faces
Campus life
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Colour Your Convo for R U OK? Day
Join us this R U OK? Day for 12 fun-filled events to get the convo started! We'll be visiting all four metro campuses across two weeks in September. We'll have the food, paints, friendly faces, and fab vibes sorted so all you have to do is register below and turn up at the designated time and place with an open mind!

CITY EAST: Tuesday 1 September
MAWSON LAKES: Thursday 3 September
MAGILL: Tuesday 8 September
CITY WEST: Thursday 10 September

Come along, enjoy yourself and be a part of something. You could be the difference that someone needs.
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Order your UniSA hoodie online
You can now purchase your UniSA-branded hoodies online! Available in either navy blue or grey, the hoodies cost $54.07 each and are offered in the following sizes: S-3XL (MEN'S) and 8-18 (LADIES').
Order now
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Join Veterans' Engagement and Education Program
Are you a veteran, current or ex defence force personnel, first responder, or their immediate family member? Did you know you can join UniSA’s Veterans’ Engagement and Education Program (VEEP) to access a range of support services, including:

• Flexible study options
• VEEP mentoring program
• Networking and leadership opportunities

Whether you are continuing your service or transitioning to civilian life, we offer personalised study support to put you on the path to success. VEEP helps you balance your study with work and family commitments, and to respond to some of the unique challenges that may arise as a result of your service.
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for your study
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How to stay focused in online lectures
Need help staying focused while watching your online lectures? Here are our top 5 tips:
Put your phone on ‘do not disturb’ and close all other apps and windows on your computer
Sit at a desk rather than in bed or on the couch
Take notes as you listen and pause the video if you need to clarify any points
Grab a snack to munch on while you’re watching
Watch at the time of day that you are most alert and be sure to take breaks if you need to
Look out for our upcoming tips on how to take effective study notes!
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Changes to ENTEXT entitlements from 2021
From 1 January 2021, ENTEXT will no longer be available for extra time in examinations. The extra 10 minutes per hour for every hour of standard examination time is being removed and this will be reflected in the 2021 Academic Policies and Procedures Manual (APPM).

The University is working closely with academic staff responsible for designing assessment items to ensure that, from 1 January 2021, examinations have sufficient time allocated for all students (including those previously eligible for ENTEXT) to successfully complete these tasks.

The use of a dictionary is allowed at the discretion of the course coordinator and students with an Access Plan will continue to have their examination arrangements negotiated separately.
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for your wellbeing
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UniSA’s ongoing commitment to respectful and safer communities
UniSA has zero tolerance for domestic violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment. We are committed to a healthy, safe university culture that embraces and celebrates the diversity of our community of students and staff.

Everyone has the right to be safe – on campus, online and at home – free from sexual assault, harassment and physical, cyber, financial and psychological abuse. We can all speak out to have a role in stopping domestic and family violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment.

If you see or hear something you think isn’t okay, say something. Speaking out is how we can all play our part in creating a safe community. There is support for those who wish to change their behaviour. Information is available for bystanders, who may see and hear things that they think are not okay but are unsure of how best to respond.

If you have been subjected to sexual or domestic violence, it is never your fault. Free confidential help is available for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Remember, if you need it support is always available.
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Help feed the hungry in SA
UniSA is teaming up with Foodbank SA to help feed the hungry. As many of you would know, more people are doing it rough in SA these days and there has been an increased demand for food hampers. Many of those in need are our international students who don’t have the support that our domestic students might.

We will be collecting food donations at pop-up events on campus on Wednesday 19 August and Thursday 20 August at all four metro campuses. If you're able to give, please do and help those in need.
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For your personal & professional development
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Work to your strengths
Have you ever wondered what your greatest strengths are and how you can best utilise them? Join this Zoom workshop where you will discover the power of working to your strengths, explore your unique strengths, and create a plan for using your strengths more often in a professional capacities.

This workshop also forms part of UniSA's self-development program – ASPIRE.

All participants must register to attend by Sunday 23 August.
Wed 26 August
Online via Zoom
Register now
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Bringing cheer to all faces
Communication and media graduate, Alana Giaccio, is breaking down barriers with her inclusive dance studio, All Abilities Cheer and Dance.

With 14 years' dance experience and 25 years' personal experience with disability, growing up with two brothers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability, Alana was determined to bring the two important aspects of her life together.

Now, All Abilities is the only studio in South Australia that offers recreation, competition and online cheer and dance classes, under the one roof, solely for people of all ages with all types of disabilities.
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What's happening?
Wear It Purple Day
Fri 28 August
Wear It Purple Day is an annual celebration that strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people. Wear It Purple’s 2020 theme, 'We are the change!', envisions the importance of encouragement, empowerment and emphasis on making effective change for LGBTQ+ folks and all minority groups. So flash some purple on Friday 28 August and show your support!
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The present and future of digital games in South Australia
Thu 3 September 3pm-4pm

Join an expert panel to explore the past and present of digital games in South Australia. Find out about UniSA's game design courses, personal stories from developers, how digital games can solve problems in several industries, gamification, and how you can get involved in SA's thriving gaming community.
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