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If you're a new student who has recently joined us on campus or started your studies online, we'd like to offer you a warm welcome into the UniSA community, no matter where you are in the world.

Study Period 2 is well underway, and there have been a variety of engaging events with the likes of UniTopia on campus and in the digital space. We would like to remind you about the range of resources, programs and activities available at UniSA through our Student Support Services which includes support for students on campus as well as students who are studying online. For any administrative requirements such as program or enrolment advice, exam support, interest in scholarships and financial support, please get in touch with Campus Central.

In this issue:
Turn your idea into reality with SSAF project funding
Share your student experience
Regional Careers Weeks
Finding a UniSA counsellor who suits your needs
Student Experience: Access and Inclusion Services
Book your free flu vaccination to avoid getting sick this winter
Become a Study Help PAL in SP5
Videos by industry experts to boost your learning
When coffee and creativity come together for the greater good
Upcoming events
CAMPUS LIFE
 
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Turn your idea into reality with SSAF project funding
Applications are now open for this year's funding for projects and initiatives that enhance the student experience at UniSA. Since January 2012, students have been required to pay a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) to support services and amenities of a non-academic nature.

The SSAF is designed to improve non-academic services and amenities and student access to important services such as health and welfare information, advocacy, and orientation programs. As part of our SSAF Allocations for 2021, a pool of funds has been set aside to support additional ‘Student Experience Projects’ throughout the year.

Applications close at 9.00am, 28 May 2021. Please email pvc-see@unisa.edu.au for any enquiries.
Apply For Funding
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Share your student experience for the chance to win a prize
Be a part of the world's largest student satisfaction survey simply by sharing your experience and get a chance to win a prize! Prizes include 4 x $250 Visa gift cards and 15 x $50 Coles Myer gift cards.

The Student Barometer aims to gather information on your student experience both inside and outside the classroom environment, to help improve future student experience at UniSA. To complete the survey, keep an eye out on your student email for a survey link.

The survey closes on 28 May.
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Regional Careers Weeks – Whyalla and Mount 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 attend our Regional Careers Weeks and meet with our Career Advisers in person to build your skills, knowledge and techniques to take the next steps in your career.

Regional Careers Weeks are happening at Whyalla campus on Tue 11 May – Wed 12 May, and at Mount Gambier campus on Wed 19 May – Thu 20 May.
REGISTER FOR WHYALLA
REGISTER FOR MT GAMBIER
FOR YOUR WELLBEING
 
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Finding a UniSA counsellor who suits your needs
Did you know that we have a diverse range of counsellors available at each metropolitan campus who are also available online or for a phone call? You have the ability to select a counsellor who suits your needs. Our counsellors are highly qualified and will listen to your concerns without judgement and work with you to explore options and solutions.

A few examples of issues counsellors can assist with:
• Assisting with personal issues affecting your studies
• Adjusting to change (new culture, university, city, academic expectations)
• Managing stress, anxiety and depression
• Learning about motivation, time management and exam stress
• Offering support following a crisis or trauma
• Dealing with sexual harassment or assault
• Managing a personal or family crisis

Please note, access to UniSA’s Counselling Services is a short-term agreement, and is only available to students studying onshore in Australia to help with managing any personal issues affecting studies. If you are an offshore student seeking support, please visit ask Campus Central who can provide details of support services available in your home country.
FIND A COUNSELLOR
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Student Experience: Access and Inclusion Services
James Bitmead is a recent UniSA graduate who works as a registered nurse in an emergency department, and is also a sky diving aficionado and long-distance runner. He faces the challenges of living with a hearing impairment, in a world where the ability to communicate verbally is seen as a normality, rather than an advantage. After having struggled with situations of inequity due to his disability, James eventually received bilateral cochlear implants, and became a voice for people in similar circumstances.

During his studies in nursing at UniSA, he reached out to Access and Inclusion Services where the team helped identify his needs and developed solutions. They worked closely with him, through regular check-ins and were flexible in their arrangements.

“The University was super personable and accommodating once I identified my needs. The Access and Inclusion Adviser who assisted me was reliable, and we maintained a relationship through the duration of my degree. This allowed for a seamless experience, and I really felt that she cared about my needs and wanted me to be successful.”

If you would like to get in touch with Access and Inclusion Services to organise an Access Plan or just for general advice, visit the webpage below.
FIND OUT MORE
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Book your free flu vaccination to avoid getting sick this winter
As a UniSA student, you have the chance to book in for a free four-strain flu vaccination through the UniSA Health and Medical Clinic at all metropolitan campuses until June (view the full schedule here).

Please note: This vaccination is not effective against COVID-19. For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination, visit the UniSA Health and Medical Clinic website.
Book Appointment
FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
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Become a Study Help PAL in SP5
Want to help other students to be successful in their studies?

Study Help PALS (SHP) are based on campus and provide friendly ‘drop-in’ study support to other students in person and online. Working closely with the Learning Adviser team, Study Help PALS connect students to appropriate resources and other learning support services. Study Help PALS may also have the opportunity to get involved in Study Help promotional activities and projects.

The benefits of being a Study Help PAL include:
• Recognised under the Leadership and Enterprise pillar of the UniSA+ Award
• Develop your communication skills and work with a diverse range of students
• Receive a Certificate of Participation

To find out if you fit the requirements, visit the website below. Applications for SP5 will be assessed in June 2021.
APPLY TO BECOME A SHP
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Videos by industry experts to boost your learning
Did you know the Library subscribes to LinkedIn Learning? This database is packed with videos created by industry leaders to give you an inside look at the day-to-day of your future career as well as in-depth tutorials and presentations on a wide range of topics, such as:

• Data Analysis
• Programming
• Finance and Accounting
• Leadership and Management
• Presentation skills
• Animation
• Marketing
• Psychology
• Engineering
• Report writing

Learn anywhere, anytime and on any device with more than 5,000 video courses at your fingertips.
Access Linkedin Learning
ALUMNI FEATURE
 
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When coffee and creativity come together for the greater good
Davide Cavuoto, a design graduate of UniSA is a problem solver with personal drive and a passion for anything creative. He always loved drawing, and at university he began to see how visual graphics and illustrations could provide creative solutions to issues. Davide continued to develop his portfolio while making coffee part-time and taking on freelance commissions for small businesses along the way.

His latest project: ‘Coffee in Common’ is a boutique café in Hindmarsh that serves up specialty coffee and a thoughtfully curated brunch menu. Located in a former car detailer’s premises, the café is a collaboration between Davide and former café owner Sean Do.

I run the day-to-day stuff within the business – roast coffee, make coffee, manage staff and do all the branding and social media stuff that comes with it.”

Davide considers learning creative problem-solving skills to be the single biggest advantage for a business owner, within or outside of the design industry.
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OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
 
UniTopia Healthy Lunch
Thu 13 May, 12.00pm – 1.30pm
Whyalla campus courtyard
Come and have a healthy lunch with UniTopia, and take home your very own free succulent plant and wellbeing goodie bag.
Running On All Fours training
Wed 19 May, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Whyalla campus (Room MB1-38)
Attend a three hour training package for Allied Health Practitioners that defines compassion fatigue, burnout and how to maintain compassion satisfaction in your profession. The training will identify self-care strategies and the importance of professional development.
Register Now
May: revisions, interventions, extensions (SASA Gallery)
Thursdays and Fridays, 10.00am – 5.00pm until Fri 28 May
The SASA Gallery has become a creative laboratory for a group of Bachelor of Contemporary Art students and staff. Part studio, part exhibition, and part experiment in collaborative practice, participants in May: revisions, interventions, extensions will decide for themselves the details, scope and mode of the project.
SEE MORE
National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) Morning Tea
Wed 19 May, 10.30am
Mount Gambier campus, Piazza

Education students are encouraged to join us for breakfast as we read Philip Bunting's book, 'Give Me Some Space' for National Simultaneous Storytime 2021. The book will be read simultaneously in libraries, schools, childcare centres, family homes and many other places around the country, with the aim to promote the value of reading and literacy.
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
Thu 27 May, 10.00am
Mount Gambier campus, Piazza
1 in 2 Australian's are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. Please bring a gold coin donation and join us for Australia's biggest morning tea to help being us closer to a cancer-free future.
 
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