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In this issue:
UniTopia, a free wellbeing event for all students
UniSA commemorates Anzac Day
MOD. wants your opinion
Tips to manage your time this study period
Improve your grades with Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)
Practise wellbeing with our UniSA counsellors
Visit your nearest Career Services drop-in
Other upcoming events
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UniTopia, a free wellbeing event for all students
UniTopia is back on campus to help you chill out and check in on your health and wellbeing. There will be a bunch of fun and engaging activities to help you relax and unwind.

You can expect dog and puppy visits, free healthy food, activities from UniSA Sport, free mocktail espresso martinis from USASA Financial Counselling, nature clay to experiment with the Art Club & Student Sustainability Collective, and reflection activities with batyr.

Save the dates!
City West // Wednesday 5 May @Student Lounge
Mawson Lakes // Thursday 6 May @The Hive & F Building undercroft
Magill // Wednesday 12 May @Student Lounge
City East // Thursday 13 May @Basil Hetzel Plaza

For students who are unable to attend on campus, there will be a variety of health and wellbeing tips, info and competitions via USASA’s socials across the two weeks, so be sure to follow USASA on Instagram & Facebook.
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UniSA commemorates Anzac Day
On Sunday 25 April we commemorated Anzac Day. A contemporary veteran describes the importance of Anzac Day “as a way to remember the past, to thank people who have gone before us and that the day provides us with a sense of national identity”.

Hear from UniSA Invictus Pathway Program students: Anthony Doig, Nicole Peters, Vanessa Broughill, Danielle Hale and Wayne Lawson, as well as Veterans' Engagement and Education Program mentor Rebecca Godwin, talk about the importance of Anzac Day to them and how they spent the day.

UniSA offers support for veterans balancing study with other commitments via our VEEP program.

We also offer the
Invictus Pathways Program, a wellbeing program for current serving and veteran defence force personnel and first responders, using the expertise of our health professionals and students.

If any of the matters discussed in this video raise issues for you,
UniSA offers free counselling to all of our students.
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MOD. wants your opinion
MOD. is looking for UniSA students aged 18-25 to join its Design Advisory Group. Your contribution will help shape MOD. – you’ll get to talk about exhibitions and events, play with prototypes, and generate ideas.

You will meet four times a year for a two-hour workshop, and there will be an option to join online so don’t worry if you’re based outside of Adelaide.

If you're interested, complete the online form below.
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Tips to manage your time this study period
We all know juggling study with everything else going on can be tricky. So here are some useful tips from our Study Help PALS to help you keep on top of managing your time!
Check LearnOnline
Check your LearnOnline page to keep track of your course expectations and assignment submission dates.
Plan ahead using a weekly planner
Writing down your weekly tasks is a great way to keep track of what you have to do and when. It’s also satisfying to cross something off a list knowing you’re one step closer to finishing.
Find a dedicated time and space to study
Instead of sitting at a desk for an hour revising notes, why not find other times to study, like when you’re waiting somewhere, on a break, or even on the bus. Dedicating a certain time or day of the week to study is also super helpful!
Set deadlines
Set yourself deadlines to have certain tasks done by. If you have any preparation work to do before class, set a deadline so you have it done on time.
If you’d like more tips on time management or other study hacks, talk to our Study Help PALS on campus or online, or check out the Study Help site for a range of study resources.
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Improve your grades with Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)
PASS is a peer-led academic assistance program, facilitated by current students who have excelled in their programs. PASS gives you the opportunity to review course material and guides you through strategies to study and learn more effectively.

Come to a PASS session and see why students who attend have statistically better grades and course outcomes!

PASS sessions are held at City West, Magill and Mawson Lakes campuses. Online sessions are also available for many courses, so you can join in from anywhere. Check out the full timetable on the website.
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Practise mindfulness with our UniSA counsellors
Join our mindfulness community and learn how to manage the stresses of daily life through activities such as breathing practices, awareness meditations and attention-focusing activities. All mindfulness practice sessions are held from 3.00pm – 4.00pm on Wednesdays at City West campus (Bradley Forum, H5-02).

We have three sessions left this study period:

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Noticing avoidance and staying on task
28 April 2021
We will practise a grounding exercise as well as ‘urge surfing’ to help you change unhelpful habits, manage urges to procrastinate and stay on task with your studies.
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Calming our minds
5 May 2021
In this session we will practise a couple of exercises (such as leaves on a stream, stretch meditation) aimed at helping you better manage your thoughts and clear your mind.
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Understanding and calming emotions
12 May 2021
This session is aimed at helping you become more aware of your emotions as well as learn ways of managing difficult emotions by ‘making room’ for them and using a self-soothing technique.
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Visit Career Services drop-in on campus or online
UniSA Career Services knows that sometimes you need quick assistance with career-related matters. So, the Careers Team has officially launched their newest drop-in service at the Mawson Lakes campus, in addition to the City West campus drop-in service.

At the drop-in, you can get advice on job search, resume, cover letter, interview skills, tips and hints on searching for work and placements, and much more!

Here's the drop-in schedule:
• Mawson Lakes (C Building): Monday – Thursday from 11.00am – 3.00pm
• City West (JS Building): Monday – Friday from 11.00am – 3.00pm

If you’re a regional student, studying online or offshore, or unable to visit a drop-in on campus, you can book a brief virtual Career Job Search Support session with the Career Services team.
G’Day Mates workshop: Fair go, mate
Wednesday 28 April, 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Learn about working in Australia, taxation, work rights and responsibilities. A guest speaker from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) will explain the rules for income tax, superannuation and working in Australia, including minimum wage and employment contracts.
USASA Mount Gambier student lunch
Wednesday 12 May, 12.00pm
Mount Gambier campus
Meet Elly, our local USASA Representative, at our upcoming student lunch. For further details, check the USASA Mount Gambier Facebook page and posters around the campus.
International Nurses' Day
Thursday 13 May, 11.00am – 11.30am
Mount Gambier campus
All nursing and midwifery students studying at the Mount Gambier campus are invited to celebrate International Nurses' Day with a morning tea held in LC1-32A/B.
Personal services income: Meeting your tax obligations
Wednesday 19 May, 5.30pm – 6.15pm
This UniSA Tax Clinic free seminar is for small business owners, individual taxpayers and contractors with an ABN who want to learn more about how to meet their tax obligations to the ATO. We will cover the basics of personal services income so you can complete your income tax return correctly.
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