USASA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Student Representative

 

Rhys Peden
pedry002@mymail.unisa.edu.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are you studying?

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Laws (honours) and a Bachelor of Psychology

What made you want to become a Student Representative?

I’ve been on the USASA board since November 2019 and one thing that I have found is that the student voice is often missing in instances where its probably the most appropriate place, so I want to put our students at the forefront of their university experience.

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2022?

I am seeking for genuine input from Aboriginal students on the direction the university is taking with its commitment to the Aboriginal People of Australia.

What’s the best thing about your campus? 

I’m based at city-west so the best thing about my campus is the fact that it’s quite a centralized location or the law building. They’re both awesome!

What's your best piece of advice for your fellow students?

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you’re struggling with assignments. I have seen many students commit academic integrity breaches just because they don’t reach out for help. There are so many resources available to support you to be successful so please use these resources if you need support!

Where is your favourite place to go in Australia?

My favourite place is probably the Supreme court of South Australia. I haven’t been there in quite a while but I am quite a law nerd and so I found it an awesome place. I’ve also never actually left South Australia so I’m very much confined to Adelaide.

If you were a bird, what type of bird would you be?

I’m obviously an owl because I am writing this at 4 am so I must be an owl.

What is your favourite way to eat potatoes?

Mashed. Mashed potatoes all the way!

What is a strange fact that you know?

I know too many completely useless facts.. lets go with this: Dragonflies are considered to be considered one of the most effective predators, almost always catching their prey.


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Past Board Members

  • Student President - Noah Beckmann
  • Post Graduate Representative - Lekshmi (Lex) Shylaja
  • International Representative -Melinda Ho
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Representative - Rhys Peden
  • City East Representatives - Timothy Pham, Jenny Chen
  • City West Representatives - Linus Johnston, Ned Feary
  • Magill Representatives - Emily Williams, Arunika Dutta
  • Mawson Lakes Representatives - Jaisree Ravichandran, Joshua Steele
  • Mount Gambier Representative - Lauren Baum
  • Whyalla Representative -Dianne Wilkins
  • Student President - Noah Beckmann
  • Post Graduate Representative - Lekshmi (Lex) Shylaja
  • International Representative -Melinda Ho
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Representative - Rhys Peden
  • City East Representatives - Timothy Pham, Jenny Chen
  • City West Representatives - Linus Johnston, Ned Feary
  • Magill Representatives - Emily Williams, Arunika Dutta
  • Mawson Lakes Representatives - Jaisree Ravichandran, Joshua Steele
  • Mount Gambier Representative - Lauren Baum
  • Whyalla Representative -Dianne Wilkins

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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