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Images of Research Competition now open
Need free help with your tax return?
Your accommodation rights and responsibilities
Study Help PALS answer your study FAQs
Explore Library subject guides
Join Team UniSA in the City to Bay
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Images of Research Competition now open
The 2020 Images of Research & Enterprise Competition provides an opportunity for all UniSA students and staff to showcase our unstoppable research.

In celebration of UniSA’s research and researchers, the Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington invites you to enter this year’s competition.

1st prize: $5,000 and your entered image printed and mounted
2nd prize: your entered image printed and mounted
3rd prize: your entered image printed and mounted
People’s Choice: $1,000 and your entered image printed and mounted

Entries closes Wednesday 30 September 2020, 5.00pm ACST. Terms and conditions apply.
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Need free help with your tax return?
The UniSA Tax Clinic provides free, confidential and independent tax advice, representation, education and advocacy to individuals and small businesses.

Under the supervision of qualified tax professionals, the UniSA Tax Clinic is staffed by undergraduate and postgraduate students who can support you across a range of tax matters.

We offer appointments in-person at City West Campus, over the phone, or online by video conference.
Enquire now
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Your accommodation rights and responsibilities
We know this has been a tough year for a lot of you. If you've been impacted financially as a result of COVID-19 and you are currently renting, make sure you’re aware of your rights as a tenant. Here are some quick tips on what you can do in these situations:
If you’re unable to pay rent...
due to the loss of income or employment, your landlord can't evict you. Get in touch with your landlord to discuss your situation and set up a written and signed payment plan. Make sure you keep records about your changed circumstances.
If you’re unable to return to South Australia...
due to the travel ban, you can negotiate with your landlord for flexibility with your rental agreement, such as rent reduction or lease transfer. Make sure you get your landlord’s agreement in writing.
More information on rental advice due to COVID-19 can be found on the Consumer and Business Services website. Remember, you can always chat to UniSA’s Accommodation Services if you're having problems with your accommodation, or just need a bit of advice.
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for your study
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Study Help PALS answer your study FAQs
It's that time of the study period again when assignment due dates are looming and you might be feeling a bit stuck. Our Study Help PALS are current students who understand the challenges of study and can offer suggestions to help you do your best at uni.

We chatted to our Study Help PALS to find out their top study FAQs to help you get started:
How do I reference?
The first step we always suggest is to check with your course coordinator about what referencing style you need to use. For most courses, the default is UniSA Harvard; however, there are other styles that can be used such as APA, Chicago, IEEE, MLA and Legal Citation. The Study Help Referencing page can be your one-stop-shop for all things referencing and provides helpful referencing links.
How do I get started on an assignment?
If you’re struggling to start an assignment, you can go to the Assignments section on the Study Help Site for a range of tips. It will give you a range of resources, from understanding different assignment types to general writing tips. If you’re struggling to understand the question, there’s even a specific resource to help break down the question into its parts, making it easier to understand.
How do I find study resources?
While each discipline has their own database or requirements for finding resources, developing search techniques will greatly increase your chances to find the resources you need. The UniSA Library offers some excellent tools to help develop search techniques and are useful with most databases or libraries you’ll interact with! If you’re struggling to find words connected to your topic, try coupling the search techniques with our assignment planning tools.
If you have more questions or would just like to have a chat, our Study Help PALS are available for drop-in sessions through SP5. Sessions are run via Zoom from Monday to Friday 12pm-2pm and at various times on-campus at Whyalla Campus.
Find out more
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Explore Library subject guides
Did you know the UniSA Library has subject guides that help you find relevant information and resources for your studies? We have over 80 guides on subjects including nursing, business, education, and more as well as a range of research guides. Explore our engaging and easy to navigate guides today!
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for your wellbeing
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Join Team UniSA in the City to Bay
Represent Team UniSA along with hundreds of other UniSA students and staff in the City-Bay Fun Run on Sunday 8 November. Run, walk, or roll 3km, 6km, 12km, or the half marathon.

Grab our exclusive 2020 City-Bay team package – only available for UniSA students, with prices starting from $25. The package is jam-packed with goodies including a Team UniSA singlet, event registration, a free physio appointment at UniSA health clinics, access to training with the UniSA Athletics Club and the post-race breakfast and recovery station.

You must be a 2020 UniSA Sport Clubs & Events member to access this offer (free for UniSA students).

Hurry, registrations close Thursday 8 October!

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What's happening?
Colour Your Convo for R U OK? Day
Tue 1 September, Thu 3 September, Tue 8 September, Thu 10 September
City East Campus, Mawson Lakes Campus, Magill Campus, City West Campus

Join us this R U OK? Day for 12 fun-filled events to get the convo started! 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!
Mindfulness Practice Sessions
Thu 3 September, Thu 10 September, Thu 17 September 3pm-4pm
City East Campus, Playford Building, Room P2-26

Learn how to manage your thoughts, feelings and study habits, as well as reduce study stress and the pressures of daily life. At our sessions, you can experience different activities such as breathing practices, awareness meditations, and attention-focusing activities.
Register now
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