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Congratulations, you’ve made it to the end of Study Period 2! The University would like to send warm wishes to students who may be commencing exams and to those of you beginning your mid-year break. We’ll be back in touch in Study Period 5.
Are you ready to Get Wanderlost again?
UniSA celebrates NAIDOC Week
Research and Teaching Photography Competition
Financial support for students affected by COVID-19
Become a Study Help PAL in SP5
Tax deductions available for university students
Get involved with our UniSA Student Leadership and Self-Development Program
Upcoming events
CAMPUS LIFE
 
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Are you ready to Get Wanderlost again?
Our Get Wanderlost events are back in SP5 for students on campus, and we have three brand new events for you to pick from! As usual, your destination and activities will remain a mystery for you to discover on the day but check the clues below to help you guess what they may be… All you need to do is meet us at City West campus, bring an open mind, and be ready to Get Wanderlost!
Episode 6
'Takhịr̂' some time to eat and drink with your friends, just don’t be a drunken noodle! As the night closes in, immerse yourself in light in George Francis’ Gardens… It will be a great opportunity to take some photos(ynthesis)!
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Date
Fri 16 July
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5.15pm – 9.00pm
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Location
City West Campus
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Episode 7
Learn what a palindrome is and catch some rays (or dodgem) as you look over Gulf St Vincent. You’ll also get to hang out with a little donkey and get wet and wild!
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Wed 28 July
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10.00am – 3.00pm
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City West Campus
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Episode 8
The clue for this event has escaped us....
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Thu 29 July
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4.30pm – 6.15pm
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Location
Onlline
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Please note: Each student is only eligible for one of the above Get Wanderlost events, so pick one that interests you most! Book now to secure your spot!
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UniSA Celebrates NAIDOC Week
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. This year, NAIDOC Week will be held on Sunday 4 July until Sunday 11 July, and there will be a variety of events happening both in person and virtually. This year’s theme ‘Heal Country’ calls for all Australians to seek greater protections of our lands, waters, sacred sites and cultural heritage from exploitation and destruction.

Wirringka Student Services and the Aboriginal Student Club are currently developing a schedule of events throughout NAIDOC Week. We encourage you to visit the Facebook page to stay up to date with the schedule of events.
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Research and Teaching Photography Competition
As a part of UniSA’s 30th birthday, the Images of Research and Teaching 2021 Competition has been extended to celebrate our diverse academic activities and research. We invite you to enter an inspiring image or video that tells a story about what we do at UniSA, and the people who make it happen. These images will help to communicate the value and beauty of UniSA research and teaching to our community, business partners, alumni, and donors.

There is a variety of generous prizes ranging from $1,000 – $5,000, along with the possibility of your submission being featured in lights on our new Bradley Building LED screen. All prize winners will also receive a mounted picture of their entry and a certificate.
Enter Your Submission
The competition closes Friday 13 August 2021, 5.00pm (ACST). For terms and conditions addressing the specifications of your submissions, application process and eligibility, check out the ‘Competition Entry Details’ on the webpage.
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Financial support for students affected by COVID-19
If you are studying and working in Australia (whether you are a domestic or international student) and affected by COVID-19, you may be able to access Australian Government Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment financial assistance when you are:
Required to self-isolate or are caring for someone with COVID-19 (Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment) or;
• Negatively affected by a state public health order and are required to be in lockdown for more than seven days (COVID-19 Disaster Payment).

If your finances have been impacted and you are struggling financially, there is other support available if you get in touch with Campus Central below.
Check out our FAQs
FOR YOUR STUDY
 
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Become a Study Help PAL in SP5
Want to help other students on their pathway to success? We’re looking for students who are interested in becoming a Study Help PAL (SHP) in SP5 2021. SHPs are students who provide friendly ‘drop-ins’ and study support to other students. They work closely with the Learning Adviser Team to connect students with appropriate resources on referencing, assignment writing and study skills, and other learning support services.

What are the benefits?
• Develop your communication skills
• Get recognised under the Leadership and Enterprise pillar for UniSA+
• Be awarded with a Certificate of Participation (great for your resume and LinkedIn profile)
• Get a free Study Help PALS t-shirt

Watch the video of Study Help PAL Lisy, as she discusses the benefits of being involved in the program. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible, visit the webpage below.
Apply Now
FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
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Tax deductions available for university students
There are a range of tax deductions for uni students working full-time if you meet certain criteria. To claim any kind of tax deduction, you must have earned an income in Australia and declared it to the ATO.

To claim your self-education expenses, you must show that the course you are undertaking:
1. Directly relates to the job you already have.
2. Allows you to maintain or improve the knowledge/skills that you require in your current jo­b.
3. Can lead to an increase in income within your current employment.

If you are employed as a trainee and the self-education course is part of your traineeship, you will also be entitled to claim your self-education expenses.

Please note that the ATO won’t allow tax deductions for expenses you incur for undertaking a course if it’s not directly linked to your current employment. Find out if you’re eligible and what you may be able to claim from the Australian Taxation Office below.
Check Eligibility
To find out more about tax and your eligibility, UniBank has some great tips for university students here. Here are some other resources on self-education expenses and home office expenses.

If you are dealing with any financial stress related to issues such as debt, rent and utility costs, we encourage you to get in touch with a USASA financial counsellor.
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Get involved with our UniSA Student Leadership and Self-Development Program
Are you looking to become the best version of yourself, explore what leadership means to you, or simply improve your personal and professional skills? UniSA offers many opportunities to shape your unique leadership journey through the following programs:

UNISA+ AWARD
The UniSA+ Award Program is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students and recognises those of you who actively participate in personally relevant and/or career-focused co-curricular activities. The program is designed to provide you with the skills, experience, and knowledge to prepare yourself as you enter the workforce. If you complete the requirements of the program, you’ll set yourself apart from the rest, as a competitive candidate.

ASPIRE AWARD
The Aspire Award is a self-development program open to all UniSA students, offering a diverse range of workshops throughout the year, on campus and online via Zoom. These workshops are designed to offer insights into different styles of leadership, increase your self-awareness, and develop the leadership and knowledge to support you to succeed both personally and professionally.

ASPIRE WORKSHOPS
We have two ASPIRE Award Intensives coming up this July at Magill campus. The first intensive on Tuesday 13 July, will provide you with the chance to explore emotional intelligence, emotionally intelligent leadership and how to build empathy. The second intensive on Friday 16 July will allow you to explore your values, as well as how to work to and build your strengths.
FIND OUT MORE
Upcoming Events
 
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ICC StartUpdate hosted by Frontline BI
Fri 25 June | 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Have you ever wondered how startups are born? Join Frontline BI CEO, Matthew Moyes and ICT Business Analyst, Sahil Menrai, as they detail the journey of Frontline BI, a job management software built by tradies, for tradies. Hear all about the creation of the business and get advice on taking the first step as an entrepreneur and future business owner.
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Accenture Adelaide technology bootcamp
Mon 5 July – Thu 8 July | 9.00am – 5.00pm
Join us for an immersive four days where you will experience how you can take coding, app development, big data analytics, AI and machine learning to help people live, work, play and grow. Work through a real-world problem while learning from Accenture’s Tech experts and building connections that could last a lifetime!
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USASA's annual ‘Art on Campus’ competition is back!
Submissions are open until 11.59pm, 16 July 2021
Art on Campus is the perfect opportunity for UniSA students to express their creativity and showcase their work on campus and in a virtual exhibition. The project unites aspiring artists, designers, and creatives from all disciplines across the university.
SUBMIT ARTWORK
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Mount Gambier Social Networking
Tue 20 July | 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Come along and meet new and continuing students, as well as staff members at our Social Networking event. You'll get to chat around the fireplace whilst enjoying drinks and nibbles.
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