Orientation 2015 !!

Another year has arrived (gosh and i am older by a year :X) and it’s back to one of the KEY EVENTS @ UNISA – ORIENTATION DAY !!!

Campus days (8.30am to 3pm):
Mt. Gambier – 23 Feb (Mon)
Mawson Lakes – 24 Feb (Tue)
Magill – 25 Feb (Wed)
City West – 26 Feb (Thurs)
City East – 27 Feb (Fri)
Whyalla – 27 Feb (Fri)

** Do note that O-Week is made up of two main parts: your program day and your campus day. Do refer to >schedule< to check your program day !

>> Knowing how complicated and overwhelming orientation can be, i have compiled a breakdown of the services and activities that would be beneficial to us students (All links are hyperlinked). <<

a. Campus Central
b. Learning Teaching Unit (LTU)
c. University of South Australia Students’ Association (USASA)
d. Student Experience
e. UniSA Sports

a. Campus Central – [Contact Details] 

Campus Central is your very first stop for administrative proposes.

  • Admissions
  • Student ID
  • Enrolment
  • Student finances
  • Exams
  • Transcripts

b. Learning Teaching Unit (LTU) – [Contact Details]

LTU provides a wide range of academic-related services.

  • Counselling servies
    There are professional counsellors on campus where you can seek a professional help. I have personally engaged their service during my first year coming over (i was not suffering from depression but rather i was having difficulties with perspectives towards life in general).
  • Language, Literacies and Learning (L3)
    A definitely MUST GO page. Those who are new to referencing would appreciate the online resources. More importantly, they have the one-to-one teaching service where they would provide feedback and advice on specific assignments (Extremely Helpful).
  • Disability Services
  • International Student services
  • Career Services
    Providing a range of services and resources aimed at maximising graduates’ employability. Services includes: guidance and information on career planning, job-seeking and preparing for the workforce.

c.  University of South Australia Students’ Association (USASA) – [Contact Details]

USASA is a non-profit student-owned organisation that strives to provide a diverse and exciting university experience for the students of UniSA. Having hosted several interesting events such as the Kangaroo Island Tree planting festival and Masked Ball, USASA aims to make your university experience and interesting and fun-filled one.

  • Secondhand textbooks
    An avenue for you to sell and buy secondhand textbooks.
  • Advocacy
    Being an advocate from the student association (an external organisation), the advocates are there to assist students with issues and complains pertaining to:
  • Requests for remarking and resubmissions
  • Appeals against allegations of academic misconduct (including plagiarism)
  • Appeals against final grades
  • Appeals against intention to preclude
  • Appeals against allegations of examination misconduct
  • Issues with lecturers

d. Student Experience – [Contact Details]

There’s more to university life than lectures, tutorials and late night cramming. The team @ Student experience organises activities and programs that creates opportunities for us to hone our social and leadership skills. i have mentioned several of their events in my previous posts (:

e. UniSA Sports

Ever had a sport you wanted to try or a sport you love very much? Taekwondo, Football, Tennis, Rowing are just some of the many clubs available !

Lastly, if you are in need of staffs’ contact details, you can click >HERE<.

If you’re ever feel lost or finding it difficult to cope with the transition, there’s a range of services available to assist you. If you ever need a student’s perspective, you can contact me at ONGJY009@mymail.unisa.edu.au  (:  Being a member of the student association: Mawson Lakes Representative, it would be my honour to assist you in anyway possible !

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