While being a university student is an amazing experience, it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming trying to remember everything at once. You might get a bit stuck and have a question you want to know the answer to, but not really know who to ask.
Below we’ve looked at some of the most common questions students typically want to ask but sometimes are hesitant to do so.
I feel unsafe walking to my car by myself at night, is there anyone that can help me?
The University runs a UniSafe Escort service which will escort any UniSA student from a location at any of the metro campuses (Magill, Mawson Lakes, City East and City West Campus) to either the campus carpark, a designated public transport spot or certain approved student accommodations.
To find out more go to: http://i.unisa.edu.au/staff/facilities/security/unisafe-escorts/
I need to speak to someone about a disability access plan
For any type of guidance or counselling you can book an appointment online by going to the following website: https://i.unisa.edu.au/students/student-support-services/online-bookings/ or alternatively come into Campus Central and they will help make the booking for you.
I don’t need any help I just want to scab as much free stuff as I can
It’s okay, you are most definitely not alone. As well as providing an excellent advocacy service, supporting numerous clubs, hosting on-campus events and standing up for students, USASA also provides lots of free handouts and utilities including diaries, calendars, and pens. These can be collected at the USASA Spaces on your campus during O-Week and at the start of the semester but get in quick because they do run out.
Also keep an eye out later in the year when USASA gives out free sexual-health packs.
I am considering dropping a few courses in SP2 and switching to part-time study; will I still have to pay for subjects I withdraw from?
If you withdraw from a SP2 course before the Census Date on March 31 you will not have to pay a debt for said course.
Is the Uni open 24/7?
Some parts of the Uni lockup overnight; however each of the four metro-campuses (Magill, Mawson Lakes, City East and City West) will have some IT pools that remain accessible to students 24/7. Keep in mind you will need your student card to gain entry to them. To find out which IT Pools are open all-night at your campus, consult FM Assist.
My tutor has informed me that I’ve breached academic integrity and I have no idea what to do.
In the event that this happens, USASA provides a free advocacy services for any student experiencing any academic issues. These include: appealing against allegations of misconduct (including plagiarism), appealing final grades, appealing against intention to preclude, issues with lecturers, allegations of examination misconduct, advice about University policy, and referral to other services in and outside of the University. To contact an advocate go to: https://usasa.sa.edu.au/advocacy
Words by Ryan Colsey.