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In this issue:
MOD. Exhibition - It's Complicated
Join us at the UniSA Garden Party
Physical and psychological wellbeing research for veterans
How to get started on assignments and understand referencing
How to beat screen distraction and procrastination
Boost your health and wellbeing with UniSA Sport
Become a Student Ambassador
Virtual international experience
Understand your values and work to your strengths
The UniSA alumna powerhouse taking on Netflix
Other upcoming events
Campus life
 
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MOD. Exhibition - It’s Complicated
Want to raise a Tamagotchi-inspired octopus, build robots or hack the immune system? Join us at MOD.’s new exhibition It’s Complicated which pulls back the curtain on the seemingly simple and reveals just how complicated, and complex, the world can be. Even well-thought-out solutions can have unexpected and unintended consequence, like trying to wipe out malaria but ending up with parachuting cats.

Don’t forget to check out MOD.Cast or view their past exhibition Life Interrupted for your online experience.
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Join us at the UniSA Garden Party
To celebrate the start of a new study period, we'd like to invite you to the UniSA Garden Party at your local metropolitan campus to welcome you (or welcome you back) to uni.

Hang out with your friends or make some new ones, challenge your skills on lawn games and sports activities, enjoy delicious food and drinks, dance along to groovy tunes from the DJ, and bring home a new potted plant.

This is a free event for UniSA students, but registration is essential as tickets are limited.
REGISTER NOW
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Participate in physical and psychological wellbeing research for veterans
Are you a veteran, current or ex ADF personnel, first responder, or an immediate family of someone who is?

Researchers at UniSA: Allied Health & Human Performance would like to invite you to participate in a research study examining physical and psychological wellbeing of veterans, first responders and families, and evaluating the Veterans’ Engagement and Education Program (VEEP) through a variety of assessments.

For more information or to register your interest, please contact Alison Barrett on alison.barrett@unisa.edu.au or 8302 1572.
Register Interest
FOR YOUR STUDY
 
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How to get started on assignments and understand referencing
By now, many of you will be scrambling to get started on your assignments, and making sure you meet the criteria and don’t plagiarise. But fear not, our Study Help PALS have compiled some resources to help you get started!

1. Assignment planner: This may help you plan your time accordingly to make sure your assignments are completed and ready for submission before the due date.

2. Assignment templates: Refer to the templates available for different types of assignments if you are still unsure of how to begin.

3. Referencing guides: Understanding the use of references will help you throughout your degree. There are various referencing systems being used such as Harvard referencing. Check the requirements of your assignment and refer to this page for more referencing tips. Using referencing guides and Turnitin can also help you prevent plagiarism.

If you’re wondering where you can find all this information and much more, check out the Study Help website or drop in to see our Study Help PALS – a group of students who understand the challenges of study and can offer suggestions to help you do your best at uni. They’re available on campus and will also be online soon.
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for your wellbeing
 
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How to beat screen distraction and procrastination
Is time running away from you? Not sure how to fit everything in? Screen distractions and procrastination are common time wasters. They may seem trivial at the time, but when they become a habit, they can greatly undermine your confidence and study success.

Here are five quick tips for beating screen distraction and procrastination:
• Start your day screen free
• Create a phone-free study zone
• Set small achievable goals each day
• Before you scroll ask yourself ‘Is this really important right now?’
• Challenge the urge to avoid studying by asking yourself ‘What will help me take the next step?’

Learn more tips and strategies around managing screen time and procrastination at our online workshop on Wednesday 31 March from 12.00pm - 1.00pm.
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Boost your health and wellbeing with UniSA Sport
UniSA Sport is the gateway to sport and recreation at the University of South Australia. From clubs to social sport, gym and pool memberships, group fitness, volunteering and events, UniSA Sport is here to help you stay healthy and happy throughout your studies and beyond.

There are various opportunities to get involved with #TeamUniSA throughout the year. Join our community on Facebook and Instagram to keep up-to-date with special opportunities for students!
Join The Community
FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
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Apply now to become a Student Ambassador
If you are an enthusiastic second, third or fourth year undergraduate student, and want to develop professional skills while sharing your student journey, why not become a Student Ambassador?

The University of South Australia’s Student Ambassador Program gives you the opportunity to represent the University through various events and activities at both metropolitan and regional campuses. This volunteer opportunity involves promoting the University from a current student’s perspective and you’ll benefit by developing your interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.

Applications close 31 March 2021.
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Stand out from the crowd with a virtual international experience
Don't miss your chance to get experience in an international setting that will count towards your program and enhance your overall skills and employability. Choose a virtual international internship with a host company from any corner of the globe, or a virtual short-term exchange with one of our overseas exchange partners. Grants of up to $3,500 are available for eligible students.

Virtual opportunities are currently available across France, Denmark, Austria, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Canada, Fiji, USA, Japan, Spain and South Africa.
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ASPIRE Self Development Intensive
Understand your values and work to your strengths
Discover how to be your best self by understanding your values and strengths. Your values guide your decisions, your understanding of right and wrong, and influence your sense of significance and satisfaction, while your strengths are key to your personal and professional growth. By exploring your values and strengths, you can create a plan to use them more every day and improve your performance.

Join our full-day ASPIRE Award Intensive workshop on Tuesday 20 April at Magill campus, covering off three topics around values and strengths which are usually offered as three individual workshops.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about yourself, while also working towards additional recognition through the UniSA+ Award or ASPIRE Award.
Register Now
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
 
Phillipa Avery alumni student who works at Netflix
The UniSA alumna powerhouse taking on Netflix
UniSA Bachelor of Information Technology alumna, Phillipa Avery, has been at Netflix for almost a decade and has seen the company through its unprecedented rise to streaming prominence.

Now based in California as Senior Software Engineer at Netflix, Phillipa has played a key role in Netflix's development, allowing consumers to enjoy their streaming experience from home quickly and securely. She also led the creation and integration of the Netflix ‘Downloads’ feature which was released in 2016.

Through her studies at UniSA and time spent as a tutor and course manager, she was able to learn skills to allow her to confidently communicate as a leader, through meetings and coaching. She is thankful to have been hired at Netflix in its early streaming stages and seen the company grow into the global phenomenon it is today.
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OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Campus Fair
Wed 17 Mar and Thu 18 Mar 11.30am – 2.30pm
Magill and City East campus

Expand and enhance your university experience, and explore what campus life is all about! Join a USASA student club, get involved with a UniSA Sport club and meet the UniSA services that are here to help you.
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Get Wanderlost: Episode 4
Tue 23 Mar 10.00am – 3.30pm
Meet at City West campus

Get ready to be surprised again with our newest Get Wanderlost adventure. For only $15 per person, you will get transport to and from the destination, lunch and activities.
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Workshop: Dealing with uncertainty
Wed 24 March 12.00pm – 1.00pm
City East campus

Feeling uncertain at times is inevitable, especially in the world as it is today, but it can offer you opportunities for growth. This workshop will look at strategies to help you cope with how you feel when the unexpected happens.
REGISTER
Mindfulness Practice Sessions
Wed 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr 3.00pm – 4.00pm
City West campus

Join our mindfulness community and learn how to manage the stresses of daily life through different activities each week. Themes include being present, connecting with our bodies and mindful eating.
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