30 years. 30 Degrees. 30 students. 30 accomplishments.
It’s countdown time…
We are hitting our midway point with our massive 30th Anniversary countdown for the University of South Australia’s 30th birthday. To reiterate our year long plan, we are exploring 30 degrees with 30 students, listening to the accomplishments of some our uni’s coolest, smartest and quirkiest students. For our Sex Edition, we have a few treats for you all this time around. We have caught up with creative students, law students and midwifery students amongst others to grow this Verse pantheon that little bit more!
Happy Birthday UniSA and we will see you for Volume Four soon!
Written by Nahum Gale
20. Nina Canala – Bachelor of Creative Industries: Digital Media and Social Media
For three years I have felt stuck, like my friends were moving so fast, progressing in their careers while I was stuck on a loop of unfinished projects and degree changes. I spent these years trying to mould myself into something with a distinct title: filmmaker, illustrator, photographer, graphic designer or (the worst one…) content creator. When I think about my greatest achievements while studying at UniSA, I think that the most important one, and one that goes most unrecognised, is my ongoing and strenuous route to realizing that I don’t have to choose just one career pathway. The future is messy and exciting. I now understand that I am capable of experimenting with countless mediums and switching up my style whenever I want, and that maybe all of those degree changes were not such a waste of time. Plus, I got the chance to meet the coolest, most talented people ever along the way. Constant creating, competing, collaborating (and crying) with other artists has been the foundation of the most dynamic and valuable relationships I have ever had. And for me, these are the most promising parts about being an artist.
[For further features of Nina’s work in Edition 40, check out Looks of UniSA on pages … and our front cover!]
19. Shivangi Singh – Masters in Health Services Management
My biggest accomplishment whilst studying at UniSA has to be an amalgamation of things. Looking back, probably the time when I surprised myself by winning a Student Representative Position on the USASA board. A close second was helping to build and grow the Health Management Society from the ground up with my colleagues and getting recognised for all the work by winning New Club in 2019 as well as Best Club Event in 2020 at the USASA Awards night! I was rewarded by being elected the President of the club in 2021. I also work as treasurer of the Women’s Collective and helped to get that club off the ground. The amount of confidence I got while spearheading different committees at university like Disability, Equity & Access at USASA, as well as sit on Clinical Health School’s Safety and Well-Being committee is unreal. I am so glad for the opportunities that I have received, and I could not have done it without the support of my peers and mentors!
[For further features of Shivangi’s work in Edition 40, check out our USASA Clubs feature on the UniSA Women’s Collective on pages …]
18. Shania Gamble – Bachelor of Midwifery
Throughout my degree, I have had the privilege of supporting women through their pregnancies. During this time, I have been able to form relationships strong enough to become a part of a woman’s pregnancy story. Not only this, I have had the privilege of attending their births, no matter what hour of the day or night, to help birth the child I have watched and measured grow for 9 months. My biggest accomplishment would be having the opportunity to help a mother in the most vulnerable stage in her life – to overcome the most painful stage in her life – to birth the most important soul who will exist in her lifetime forever. The midwifery degree is not just about studying, it is about helping and supporting women in their journey to become mothers.
17. Hannah Greenwell – Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Business (Human Resource Management)
In terms of big accomplishments, there are a couple of things that stand out. I think finishing one of the most notoriously difficult assignments in the law school was one of my proudest moments; I (for some reason) chose to argue the topic of “judicial power” in front of the mock court which my class happened to be taught by a real former Supreme Court judge. Actually, to be honest, my personal proudest moment was probably finishing that entire subject because the exam was equally as difficult. And I decided that semester would be the best time fo me to overload on my subjects (why?). safe to say many celebrations were had on results day, which happened to be in Europe on the law study tour with plenty of others who were equally as pleased. I also won a constitutional law Kahoot on judicial power, and, honestly, I think about it all the time.
16. Michelle Chan – Master of Psychology (Clinical)
I am so proud to have had the opportunity to be at UniSA throughout every level of my study! I have been at UniSA Magill for my Bachelor’s, Honours, and now Master’s degree. I’ve been involved with different clubs and laboratories, volunteered, and even worked in different positions. I’m grateful to have cultivated relationships with staff and it’s been so great to grow up with the campus over the years.