Check back here for updates. Last updated 1:22 pm, 20 July 2021.
20 July 2021 - Response to the State Lockdown
As of 6 pm tonight, South Australia will be going into a 7-day lockdown. We want you to know that USASA is still here for you during this time.
As of midday today we have moved all our services online, and they will all be available to you. This includes our Academic Advocacy service for any support you may need regarding academic issues, and our Financial Counselling service if you are facing financial hardship or difficulty. Please note that all physical USASA locations such as our Student Spaces are closed during this period.
Please check the University FAQ and communications for any updates, and follow the advice set out by SA Health.
As with the last time we faced this, we will be continuing to work with the University to ensure that you can still access support and wellbeing services, and that any changes made to teaching and learning conditions are made in your interest.
Stay safe, look after yourselves, and do not hesitate to reach out.
USASA President - Contact via email here
30 March 2020 - Breaking News Update
The University of South Australia has today announced a $10 million student hardship fund, available for onshore students. This announcement is a huge relief for students who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
USASA commends the University of South Australia for this important announcement and further welcomes their decision to ensure student representation in the administration and delivery of this fund.
Thank you to all of the students who've contacted us and shared your stories. Your ongoing feedback will be critical in the ongoing response efforts. USASA will continue to push for a student-centred approach.
We look forward to continuing to work with the University in the spirit of partnership through the COVID-19 response.
More information about how you can access this fund will be released soon.
If you have any further questions, please send them through to your USASA Student Board.
27 March 2020- Breaking News Update
In response to USASA's calls to provide students with Census date flexibility, the University has agreed to put in place an extension. USASA commends the University of South Australia for this decision.
You will now have until the 1st of May to withdraw from your courses without financial or grading penalty.
This change will allow you time to adapt to the new online environment and decide whether it is right for you and whether you can fully engage with your program.
While this is a significant win, we will keep working with the University to ensure the best outcomes for students during this difficult time.
Check your emails for a full update on this important announcement.
18 March 2020- Update
USASA Announcement - we are ready and prepared.
As by now you would have received the message from the Vice-Chancellor regarding classes moving online from Monday 23rd March.
We understand that this could be a confusing or worrying situation for you as students at UniSA, however, USASA and other UniSA Services are still available to assist you where possible.
As this situation has unfolded, USASA has been advocating on behalf of students to the University. We’ve been liaising with university management regularly to ensure we have the newest information to plan our operations and we have prepared all our services to be available online.
Even if you are not able to come to university, you can still access our regular support services, including Financial Counselling and Academic Advocacy.
USASA will continue to advocate for you. If you have questions or concerns regarding USASA's or the University's response, please contact: email@example.com
For media inquiries only, please contact USASA President Noah Beckmann via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a number of useful support services available to students, both internal and external to the University, see the list here.