Get to know one of over 90 USASA Clubs, ROUSTAH.

Club FeatureROUSTAH

Get to know one of over 90 USASA Clubs, ROUSTAH. Read on to find out what the club entails and how you can be apart of the unique and wonderful things that the club does.

1. Club Name
ROUSTAH check out their socials here: Instagram | Facebook
Contact them directly here: Email

2. What are your clubs main goals and aims?
ROUSTAH is a student-run Rural Health Club for the University of South Australia. The club was formed in 1996 to generate interest in rural and remote health issues and practices among university students. We are members of NRHSN National Rural Health Student Network & USASA University of South Australia Student Association. We warmly welcome students from the various Health programs, including Allied Health, Nursing, Midwifery, Health sciences, Psychology and Social sciences programs. ROUSTAH is about sharing enthusiasm for rural and remote health practice. We are all about getting students together to learn new skills and knowledge relevant to rural practice while developing relationships with like-minded people.

3. What have been some of your clubs biggest achievements?
Members have the opportunity to participate in and access:

  • Social Events/Networking within club and other Rural Health Clubs
    within SA
  • Conferences for education/networking locally and nationally
  • Public Speaking to promote Rural Health education and placements to various audiences
  • Rural High School visits to speak/demonstrate the importance of health education courses and careers
  • Practical Skills Courses can be accessed to third-year nursing students
  • First Nations engagements to events and activities
  • Scholarship direction for funding
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service Student Attachment Flights Program where students can work alongside and learn from highly trained and experienced professionals
  • ORAH Camping Weekend provides networking/camping experience in a rural/regional area for sightseeing and rural health activities

4. What is your club looking forward to this year?
To make our club more accessible and inclusive to students Further networking with other club for social events and sharing information sessions Broadening our Rural High School visit promoting health education and careers First Nations engagements to events and activities ORAH Camping Weekend to experience rural health activities

5. How can students get involved in your club?
Become members to learn about the importance and disparity of rural/remote health and the greater need for health education/placement and careers to all student

6. What's the best thing about your club?
ROUSTAH has a strong focus on putting the ideas of members into action by planning, developing and implementing activities We are an accepting and inclusive club willing to listen to ideas from all members trying to improve and promote rural/remote health

7. If you had no limits on budget or space what would be your dream club event?
ROUSTAH would have weeklong events to rural/remote areas by promoting health practices/education. One focus would be on local High School students in advocating the importance of a healthy lifestyle, education and careers in the health sector. Secondly, to engage with Elders and communities to learn from their wisdom how we can use their experience to improve our current and further practices.

8. Is there anything else you would like to share that your club has to offer?
We have members from a variety of disciplines, experiences and skill-set, regions, campus and even UniSA Online students We have a supportive committee willing to listen to ideas of members for self-improvement We enjoy networking with other clubs for an interchange of encouragement

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The University of South Australia Student Association acknowledges the Kaurna, Boandik and Barngarla First Nations People as the traditional custodians of the unceded lands now home to the University of South Australia’s campuses in Adelaide, Mount Gambier and Whyalla. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia. It was and always will be Aboriginal land.

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