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Read Blak Out: The ochre pit
Regional Careers Weeks – Whyalla & Mt Gambier
Help test the new UniSA student app
Intensive Summer School elective: Startup Studio
Access affordable hair & beauty services with TAFE SA
Protect yourself from scams
Alumni Spotlight: Patience is a virtue
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Read Blak Out: The ochre pit
She walks toward the ochre pit. Her tired and weary heart, body and spirit beginning to relax as she sees her female Ancestors waiting patiently for her at the ochre pit, with their serene smiles. She stands inside the pit, with her bare feet, wearing only her singlet and shorts. The smell of the ochre is beginning to awaken her senses. Bending down, she takes some ochre in her hands, proceeding to crush the pieces with her hands, she then rubs the crushed ochre onto her face, her arms, her legs and even her stomach. She is transcended to another time and place—in this moment nothing and no one matters, as time stands still.

Translation from the original story published in Blak Out in Wiradjuri by Yaliilan Windl.
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Regional Careers Weeks – Whyalla & Mt Gambier
Are you keen to understand how to plan, develop, and maximise your future career, create or refresh your resume, prepare high quality job applications, develop strategies for finding work, understand networking (including LinkedIn) and succeed at interviews?

We invite you to join our series of webinar sessions to build your skills, knowledge and techniques to take the next steps in your career.
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Mon 12 Oct– Fri 23 Oct
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Online via Zoom
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Help test the new UniSA student app
Would you like to get a sneak peek of the new version of the UniSA Student App? If so, we’d love for you to be involved in an open Beta test before the next version of the app launches in a few months.

The new version (v4) contains all the features from the previous version, as well as some key enhancements:
Authentication: Now uses the same technology as Microsoft Office 365, learnonline, and myUniSA.
Single sign-on: Navigate to UniSA web applications from the UniSA Student App seamlessly.
New user interface: Enhanced to meet students' immediate needs on the home screen.
Improved performance & robustness: Focuses on performance and stability.

The testing period will run from Monday 12 October to Friday 30 October.
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Intensive Summer School elective: Startup Studio
Study your next elective alongside startups who are changing how we think, behave, live and do business, at UniSA’s startup incubator – the Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC).

The Startup Studio elective will develop your understanding of the process required to set up an innovative business concept; giving you the confidence to start a business and be your own boss. Startup Studio is a 4.5-unit intensive elective, available university-wide for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
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Access affordable hair & beauty services with TAFE SA
Did you know TAFE SA’s Hair and Beauty Salon (located at Adelaide City Campus, 120 Currie St, Adelaide) is open to the public? Here, students and apprentices practice their skills under supervision.

Affordable salon services are available for both men and women and include haircuts, hair colouring, hairstyling, tanning, waxing, spa treatments, and more.

Bookings are essential by calling (08) 8207 8412.

Show your student ID card for an additional 25% discount on all salon services.
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Protect yourself from scams
Scams target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels across Australia. All of us may be vulnerable to a scam at some time. Scammers are getting smarter and taking advantage of new technology, new products or services and major events to create believable stories that will convince you to give them your money or personal details.

Top tips to protect yourself from being scammed:
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Be alert to the fact that scams exist
When dealing with uninvited contacts from people or businesses, whether it's over the phone, by mail, email, in person or on a social networking site, always consider the possibility that the approach may be a scam. Remember, if things seem too good to be true, they probably are.
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Do not open suspicious texts, pop-up windows or click on links or attachments in emails – delete them
If you're unsure, verify the identity of the contact through an independent source such as a phone book or online search. Don't use the contact details provided in the message sent to you.
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Don't respond to phone calls about your computer asking for remote access – hang up
Even if they mention a well-known phone company, or suggest they are representing a phone provider, the police, or consulate – hang up. Scammers will often ask you to turn on your computer to fix a problem or install a free upgrade, but is actually a virus twill give them your passwords and personal details. They may even try to convince you that you need to pay a fine for a crime you've supposedly committed.
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Beware of any requests for your details or money
Never send money or give credit card details, online account details or copies of personal documents to anyone you don’t know or trust. Don't agree to transfer money or goods for someone else: money laundering is a criminal offence.
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Keep your personal details secure
Keep your passwords and PIN codes in a safe place. Be very careful about how much personal information you share on social media sites. Scammers can use your information and pictures to create a fake identity or to target you with a scam.
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Alumni Spotlight
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Patience is a virtue
After completing her PhD in Applied Science, Dr Patience Mpofu turned her career in the mining and metals industry into a path for other women coming up against the same barriers she experienced on her way to success.

Recognised as one of the 36 women leaders from around the world to take part in the prestigious 2018-2019 International Women’s Forum Fellows Program, Patience uses the trials and tribulations she has navigated throughout her career to help other women have the same opportunities as their male counterparts.
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What's happening?
UniTopia Online
Sat 10 Oct - Sat 17 Oct

Want to get some self-care tips from your fellow peers? Or hear from UniSA services that can help you improve your health? There's a bunch of ways to get involved in UniTopia Online, including budgeting workshops, self-care, healthy recipes and more!
Yarns with Dr Tess Ryan: Leadership, Strength and Disruption
Tue 20 Oct 6.00pm-7.30pm

With a PhD in Leadership and Indigenous women, Dr Tess’ work aims to explore ways to disrupt, reframe and work productively for a better society. Her work spans many areas including public health, education and Indigenous research, focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, feminist power, media representation and leadership.
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