What a massive few weeks it’s been! Uni has barely begun and we’ve already had Welcome Week, O-Week and U-Week, not to mention the Grand Academy of Lagado, World’s Biggest Pub Crawl and all the other events on campus. It was great meeting so many of you while we handed out mags and got your feedback, and we encourage you guys to take an interest in your student magazine and contribute to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone can do so – you certainly don’t have to be studying journalism to share your opinion!
As you settle in to the student lifestyle and find yourself flooded with assignments, don’t stress. Remember to still have fun at uni and engage with the many clubs and events happening. Plus don’t forget to branch out from your high school friends and say hi to your classmates. They’re probably just as keen to make new pals as you are.
Now onto the heavier stuff…
You may have heard that every uni student this year has to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) of approximately $260. It was introduced last year when the Federal Government passed a Bill stating they wanted to provide better support for students who are struggling to continue with their studies by improving student services.
UniSA students will pay this fee to UniSA (not UniLife, the student owned association) in Study Period 5. The reason we bring it up now is there will be discussion where the money will be allocated in the next couple of weeks, and UniLife and its magazine wish for you to get your voice out there and say how you would like your money spent. Please look on the UniLife Magazine website for a full discussion on the subject with your Voice Coordinator. Or you can send your opinions to email@example.com. You’re the ones paying for it, so submit your ideas on where you would like your money to go.
That’s it for now…see you around campus!
Till next time,
Cat, Tom, Sam and Sean.
Many thanks to:
Our writers, illustrators and photographer Genevieve Brandenburg. Also thanks to our sub-editors: Laura Pietrobon, Lucy Ahern, Marty McCarthy, Sionnie Kelly.