Campus Representatives

 

 

 

 

City West Representative

 

Hayate Yamada
yamhy003@mymail.unisa.edu.au

What are you studying?

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Business (Management)

What made you want to become a Student Representative?

To improve student experience at the University

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2023?

Improving education to better suit the student;

What’s the best thing about your campus? 

Close to the cafe;

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

Do not give up, and you might get the result you were looking for

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Sleep

What is your go to drink order?

Long Black;

If you could have dinner with anyone - dead or alive - who would it be and why?

Louis Armstrong as he was one of the most influential people in jazz.

What is your best personality trait?

Balanced and Fair


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City West Undergraduate Representative

Jayce Dimitriadis
dimkj002@mymail.unisa.edu.au  

What are you studying?

Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade)

What made you want to become a Student Representative?

To fight to give students more of a voice within the University.

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2023?

Phase out RPNow invigilated exams. Fight for students to have more of a say in University decision making.

What’s the best thing about your campus? 

The facilities and resources.

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

Meet as many people around campus as you can. Utilise University resources and networks, and make new mates.

Which UniSA events are you looking forward to attending this year?

Pub Crawl

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Coffee

What is your go to drink order?

A pint of Great Northern

If you could have dinner with anyone - dead or alive - who would it be and why?

Chris Bumstead during Mr. Olympia prep, so that hopefully I could hit Arms and Shoulders with him afterwards.

What is your best personality trait?

Empathy


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City East Representative

Zahra Bayani
bayzy002@mymail.unisa.edu.au

What are you studying?

I’m studying a Bachelor of physiotherapy (honours)

What made you want to become a Student Representative?

As a university student from a refugee background, my experience in Australia has been challenging yet very exciting. I consider myself a "people's person," always looking for ways to give back to the community. I have actively participated in volunteering/leadership over the years, and I can use my experiences and skills to benefit all students at City East Campus. My recent leadership experience includes representing as president of the Afghan Student's Club. One of the main reasons I wanted to become a student representative was to use everything I had learned in my community work to advocate for students' rights and needs and to support students through available services, and to have their say in important decision making at UniSA.

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2023?

The aim for 2023 would be to bring back the social life in university environment so students can connect, share thoughts and ideas, become more creative, and explore with their peers, as well as providing that extra support to help students readjust to campus life and face to face learning mode. One of my primary goals is to make all students aware of and accessible to the support services provided by USASA and the University.

What’s the best thing about your campus? 

On campus medical clinics, the old buildings and the proximity to parklands and shopping centres.

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

The effort you put in now (whether for job hunting, academic success, or enriching yourself in other ways) will pay off big time.

Which UniSA events are you looking forward to attending this year?

I am looking forward to attending as much as events throughout the year so I can connect with students and hear any concerns they might have.

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Talking to my partner and listen to music

What is your go to drink order?

Mango magic (from Boost)

If you could have dinner with anyone - dead or alive - who would it be and why?

I would like to have dinner with Former US president Barack Obama. I want to know when was the toughest time he has seen in his political life?.

What is your best personality trait?

Empathetic


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City East Undergraduate Representative

Kush Modha
modkk001@mymail.unisa.edu.au

What are you studying?

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

What made you want to become a Student Representative?

I wanted to become one because firstly, I think it's a great way to meet people and form new connectons, but I also wanted to do my part in the betterment of the student life.

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2023?

More social events, feels like club events, uni events in general have seen a slight drop since COVID hit

What’s the best thing about your campus? 

City East is a cozy campus, it looks small from the outside but there's many things going on. It's calm and serene and I think it fits really well into the city. I love going to the library to study because it's never overcrowded and it feels very peaceful to be in.

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

I think uni is the best place to enjoy freedom before we eventually get jobs, so honestly make friends, make mistakes and in general have a good time before you have to buckle down into a day job.

Which UniSA events are you looking forward to attending this year?

As many as I can attend!

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Food, Friends and Netflix

What is your go to drink order?

Non-Alcoholic - Vanilla Milkshake, Alcoholic - Whiskey, Coke

If you could have dinner with anyone - dead or alive - who would it be and why?

Lewis Hamilton, seems like an overall nice dude and I'm a fan of him and F1.

What is your best personality trait?

I am empathetic, calm and understanding


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Magill Representative

Oliver Shephard-Bayly
sheof001@mymail.unisa.edu.au

What are you studying?

Social Work

What made you want to become a Student Representative?

What made me run and drives me to improve the lives of students across Uni SA is the struggle so many students have to go through to just get by. A crazy percentage of students live in poverty and can't afford basic necessities such as food or heating. With more then 100,000 students across Australia trying to live on $26 a day while at the same time getting shut out of welfare by purposeful government policy. It's such a pressing issue around our campuses and I feel very passionately about improving the services provided to students and lobbying governments to take into account the vital interests of students.

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2023?

I feel passionately about improving campus culture and working to put in place more campus events. I think at Magill we are lucky because there really is a nice sense of community but it would be great to build on this.

What’s the best thing about your campus? 

Just being constantly surrounded by nature, it's always relaxing just walking around campus.

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

Just get involved, uni is alot more then lectures and coursework. While academic activities are important go out and join a club, create friends in your tutorials and make uni more then your studies.

Which UniSA events are you looking forward to attending this year?

Haven't really had a chance to see what events will be on yet but I'm keen to see what interesting club events there will be. Hoping to get involved with more clubs.

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

A good Chicken Parmi or any pub meal honestly

What is your go to drink order?

I mean you can't go past an ice coffee, but on a night out it probably would be an Adelaide Hills Cider

If you could have dinner with anyone - dead or alive - who would it be and why?

I'm a big ancient history nerd so would probably be a figure from the Roman Empire. Would just be amazing to hear their perspective on history and what life was really like back then.

What is your best personality trait?

I think I'm a fairly relaxed layed back person


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Magill Undergraduate Representative

Lucy Fawcett
fawlc001@mymail.unisa.edu.au

What are you studying?

Bachelor of Art: Global Politics and History

What made you want to become a Student Representative?

I wanted to become a student reprehensive because I want every student who attends Uni SA to feel as sense of belonging within our community. I want to help every student feel heard by giving a voice to those who might be to afraid to speak up. 

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

I hope to achieve more on campus events and activities to get all students engaged in every aspect of Uni culture. 

What’s the best thing about your campus? 

The best thing about my campus is how natural and beautiful it is. There is always somewhere to sit within nature to study, talk or eat lunch with the animals around; it has a naturally calming vibe.

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

You will regret the risks you didn't take more than the ones you did. 

Which UniSA events are you looking forward to attending this year?

All of them! I love the energy and excitement that comes for all the events and want to attend as many as I can.

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Music; I love being able to listen to any song and have it relate to how I feel but can't always say. No matter what I am doing I love having some good background music.

What is your go to drink order?

Defiantly an ice vanilla oat latte. 

If you could have dinner with anyone - dead or alive - who would it be and why?

Anne Frank because despite being caught up in the messiness of WW2 she remained positive and hopeful of the future.

What is your best personality trait?

I am a great listener. I will always be available to listen to anyone who needs it about anything


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Mawson Lakes Representative

Sam Bhattacharjee
bhasy035@mymail.unisa.edu.au

What are you studying?

Bachelor of IT (software development)

What made you want to become a Student Representative?

To help students in making sure they feel supported enough to complete studies

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2023?

I hope for students to feel as though they are being unfairly scrutinised and for them to come out of uni with good memories of many fun times.

What’s the best thing about your campus? 

Zambies.

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

Get as much free merch as you can.

Which UniSA events are you looking forward to attending this year?

Pub crawls/ parties/raves/Club Awards

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Food

What is your go to drink order?

A face inverter from little bang

If you could have dinner with anyone - dead or alive - who would it be and why?

Robin Williams, He was a comedic Icon and I would love to have just been in his presence.

What is your best personality trait?

I'm funny and loud.


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Mawson Lakes Undergraduate Representative

Jeel Bhatt
bhajk002@mymail.unisa.edu.au

What are you studying?

Bachelor of Information Technology

What made you want to become a Student Representative?

I wanted to become a student representative because I want work with my peers to help provide the opportunity for students to thrive during studies and make most of their University Experience. To act as a voice and help advocate for students and make difference where I am able to.

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2023?

Covid-19 has been hard on all of us which has led to changes and cancellations is many services the university previously provided. I want to help put that behind us and try to ensure that everyone has access to services which are accessible when students need them the most. Ensure that students have a right to shape their own University experience and their own journey.

What’s the best thing about your campus? 

The cheap Parking and Zambrero.

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

Go to as many university events as you can, make new connections, new friends and new memories. Study hard, Don't make the mistake of skipping classes and make most of your university experience.

Which UniSA events are you looking forward to attending this year?

Awards Night!

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

A Good bowl of Pasta.

What is your go to drink order?

Chai-latte, Being basic isn't so bad.

If you could have dinner with anyone - dead or alive - who would it be and why?

If I could have Dinner with anyone, It would be my great grandfather. My family didn't come from a very privileged background. I would love to talk with him and get to know more about his life and feel connected and closer to my families roots, background and culture.

What is your best personality trait?

My best personality trait is being optimistic. Nothing being in a good mood can't fix.


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