Get to know one of over 90 USASA Club executives, Louise. Read on to find out what their role entails and how you can get involved in the unique and wonderful things the club does!
1. What club are you in?
2. What are you studying? Did it influence the club you chose to join?
Master of Occupational Therapy
3. Why did you join this club?
ROUSTAH is a diverse and inclusive club which allows all students to learn about rural health within Australia and provided me a place (as a student from a rural background) to connect with other students who had shared rural experiences or were curious and passionate about rural health. It was fun way to connect with like-minded people and got me more involved in campus events during my first year of university.
4. What's your role on the club executive? Explain.
: I am the club secretary for 2022. My role is to organise and report team meetings, keep the ROUSTAH website up-to-date and to support the other executive team members with organising social events for university students who want to learn more about what Australia has to offer within rural health.
5. What's the best thing about being a part of a club?
Clubs are the way to expand your student life beyond the classroom. Finding students with common interests across multiple degrees and having such wonderful conversations makes me feel welcomed at university and means I can always look forward to coming to campus as you never know who you might meet.
6. How can other students get involved in your club?
You can sign up to ROUSTAH on the USASA website here. Don't forget to follow our Instagram and Facebook for upcoming events.
7. Have you gained new friends or made new connections through being in a club?
Many, many friends! I moved to South Australia at the beginning of 2021 and without ROUSTAH, their events and interactive volunteering opportunities I would have never known anyone beyond my classmates.
8. What achievement are you most proud of?
I am really proud of moving to a new state without knowing anyone and still successfully building up a network of positive and curious friends who I can rely on.
9. What colour best represents your personality and why?
Yellow, because I'm a morning person and I have sunny enthusiasm to start everyday the right way.
10. What would you like to get out of being in a club?
More friendships and leadership opportunities to challenge my way of thinking and to help me grow as an individual while at university.
11. If you could start any club what would it be?
Probably the "Morning Coffee Club", I would love to have a group of students who get up early and go on adventures to seek out the best coffee in Adelaide before a day of classes.
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