Hey<<First Name>>! 

We know this is a confusing or worrying time for you as students at UniSA, however, USASA is still here and ready to assist you wherever we can. We've got some helpful and interesting content to share with you.

Including the following:
 Here are a few fun things to try when you're self-isolating:
  1. Watch these seven films to help keep your nerves in check
  2. Share your study space or set up with @USASAadelaide 
  3. Hold a Netflix viewing party
  4. Use this playlist as a study or meditation soundtrack 
  5. Type in a word and make some random art
  6. Play a bunch of online board games OR order some games for home 
  7. Follow this account for yum 10-minute cooking classes 
  8. Enjoy viewing animals at home via these zoo live streams
  9. Do you have an idea for an online event that USASA could facilitate? Send your ideas via email or DM 
Academic Advocacy 

The USASA Advocates are experts in academic policies and procedures. They can help you understand what’s happening and what you need to do if you are facing academic issues. The USASA Advocacy service is free, confidential and independent from the University.

Common issues Advocates assist with:
  • Requests for remarking and resubmissions
  • Appeals against allegations of academic misconduct (including plagiarism)
  • Appeals against final grades
  • Appeals against the intention to preclude
  • Appeals against allegations of examination misconduct
  • Issues with lecturers
  • Advice regarding University policy
  • Referral to other services inside and outside of the University
    + If your issue is not listed here, an Advocate may still be able to assist.
If you have questions about ongoing enrolment and transitioning to online study, the advice is to contact Campus Central.

The USASA Advocates are available for online or phone appointments. Please contact here

Hey, you mob! Have you heard? We’re taking over Verse Magazine for our very own Blak Out edition!

The edition is going to be bigger and blacker than ever – a showcase of Aboriginal student excellence, written by our mob for our mob. Want to get involved?

We will be looking for submissions of:

  • Articles
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
  • Interviews 
  • Photos 
  • Art pieces 
  • Opinion pieces 
  • Random musings – basically anything and everything

Look out for the submission call out, but in the meantime, if you have ideas or contributions, or just want to yarn about Blak Out, contact here

USASA Whyalla Campus Representative
By-Election Provisional Result

Congratulations to Diane Wilkins, who has been provisionally elected as the Whyalla Campus Representative on the 2020 USASA Board.

Diane was uncontested in her nomination and will join the 13 other currently sitting Board Members.

See the 2020 USASA Student Board here.
Financial Counselling and Support from USASA

Due to recent circumstances, we are pleased to advise that the University is supporting USASA to boost its financial grants program, available to students affected by COVID. It is strongly recommended that students requiring assistance make an appointment to see a Financial Counsellor as soon as possible

If you are dealing with financial stress related to issues such as debt, rent, utility costs and budgeting problems a USASA financial counsellor may be able to help you. A financial counsellor can help identify your options and give you the information you need. This service is available free to all UniSA students. 

What can a USASA Financial Counsellor assist you with:
  • Developing a budget to help manage your finances 
  • Dealing with bad financial standing with the University 
  • Accessing emergency food support 
  • Applying for the grant support program
    + We can help point you in the right direction to access further financial support and assistance.
The Financial Counsellor is available for online or phone appointments. Please contact or book an appointment here.

If you have any health or wellbeing concerns/issues, contact the Student Engagement Unit (SEU) for assistance, advice and support:

Please also see this fact sheet about the government's COVID-19 support payments
Internships Graduate Jobs now hiring from the following companies: Casual/Part-time Jobs Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Scholarships here
  • Regional, rural, remote Scholarships here
    + heaps more scholarship opportunities here
Volunteer at Save the Children Op-Shop for Three Months
STC currently have vacancies across metro Adelaide due to elderly Volunteers self-isolating. Learn retail skills, and raise money for children seriously in need. If you can spare four hours a week, please contact here
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