Campus Representatives

 

 

 

 

City West Student Representative

 

Christopher Fernandes

fercy021@mymail.unisa.edu.au

 

What are you studying?

Master of Finance (Financial Planning)

 

What made you want to become a student representative?

The excitement of starting Uni comes along with the new challenges. I understand and know how it feels to be a student, especially an international one. I have always advocated and defended fairness in every aspect of life. As a student in my first Sem, I faced certain unpleasant situations which affected my study. My leadership experience and awards (former Associate Vice President with a global bank and a current scholarship winner of the FAAA 2023 Congress Students and Emerging Professionals Sponsorship Program) taught me to have a forward thinking and always strive for solutions for myself and my fellow classmates. Then on, I was certain that I will advocate on behalf of every student, along with USASA, who supported me in my first sem.

 

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA studnets in 2024?

My aim is to help every student to bring out the best in themselves by learning and exceling at their coursework, volunteering and participating in as many Uni activities as possible, and helping them become leaders in the global workforce.

 

What is the best thing about your campus?

Situated in the heart of the city, City West Campus is one of the best campuses you can ask for. We have the best of amenities and guidance, excellent student spaces, cutting edge studios with modern learning places and a host of student activities all at a stone's throw away from major attractions in the city. The campus also boasts of the Iress Trading Room & also has a gym and multisport courts. But, by far the best is the swimming pool. Ain't no campus got that! You can literally be here all day and get everything you need on this Campus.

 

What is your best piece of advice for your fellow students?

Give off your best and make the most of all the facilities on Campus to help you in your personal & professional life.

 

Which UniSA events are you looking forward to this year?

Pub Crawl, Campus Fair, Year-end party, and all the multi-cultural festivals.

 

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Good Food

 

How do you care yourself on mindfulness?

I like to take a walk in the lovely green parklands of Adelaide.

 

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

David Solomon - CEO of Goldman Sachs - because not only is he leading a top Wall Street Bank by morning, but he also pursued his passion for music and was a DJ by night. All the proceeds from his passion went to charity.

 

What is your MBTI and why do you think you are this type?

ESTP because I enjoy interacting with new people, I am very factual & logical in nature, and I am easy-going and spontaneous.


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City West Undergraduate Student Representative

Yeshaish Varona

varyv001@mymail.unisa.edu.au  

 

What are you studying?

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

 

What made you want to become a student representative?

I chose to become a student representative to advocate for student issues as well as make sure students have a voice to the university. I also want to make USASA events fun and enjoyable.

 

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2024?

My main goal is to make university life as fun and engaging as possible with as many student-based events as possible.

 

What is the best thing about your campus?

The little garden on the Hawke Building

 

What is your best piece of advice for your fellow students?

Make the most of Uni life and come to as many events as possible!!

 

Which UniSA events are you looking forward to this year?

As many as I can!!

 

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Going Home

 

How do you care yourself on mindfulness?

Exercising

 

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

William Shakespeare - I have always been very fascinated by many of his works and would love to dive deeper into my favourite piece The Merchant of Venice.

 

What is your MBTI and why do you think you are this type?

ENTP-T


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City East Student Representative

 

Deepak Narang (He/Him)

What are you studying?

Bachelor of Nursing

What made you want to become a student representative?

Want to work for the university

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2024?

Experience, meeting new people and my degree.

What’s the best thing about your campus?

Diversity of teaching staff and students.

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

Study hard but don't forget to enjoy at the same time.

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Going to the gym.

How do you care yourself on mindfulness?

Doing meditation

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

I think Einstein because he has a theory about dinner being the relative measurement of hunger and deliciousness!

What is your MBTI and why do you think you are this type? (e.g. INFP, ENTJ etc)

INFP because I think I am ambivert and good at seeing ''the big picture''.

 


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City East Undergraduate Student Representative

Jade Hancock (She/Her)

hanja016@mymail.unisa.edu.au

 

What are you studying?

Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (Honours)

 

What made you want to become a student representative?

I have always enjoyed the events that USASA has run during my time at university and I really wanted to have more involvement in these events so that other students can get the most enjoyment out of their time at university.

 

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2024?

I want all students voices to be heard and recognized. University is a place where we are all equals and should all feel like we have the power to be heard and to believe in ourselves and our abilities to do great things.

 

What is the best thing about your campus?

City East is a cozy campus that has many hidden qualities that you wouldn't see just from a quick glance around. I love sitting in the quiet spaces of the library or the many student lounge and due to the close proximity of my classes I rarely am rushing around.

 

What is your best piece of advice for your fellow students?

To remember to be yourself. University is a time for self-growth and self-discovery but it is always important to remember who we are and why we want to be here.

 

Which UniSA events are you looking forward to this year?

I'm hoping to attend as many as I can fit into my schedule but in the past I have always loved attending events such as the Wellness Market and RUOK events.

 

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

A hot cup of tea and two or three TimTams

 

How do you care yourself on mindfulness?

I listen to a lot of music and podcasts which help me to slow down and live in the moment whilst also having fun belting out my favourite songs.

 

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

Probably a famous chef such as Gordon Ramsay or Jamie Oliver because hopefully they would have made the food we would be eating. I also think it would be amazing to hear about how their passion for food made them so world renowned.

 

What is your MBTI and why do you think you are this type? INFJ - I took an MBTI test a few years ago now but I still believe I would be INFJ as whilst I am quite introverted I am also very empathetic and I always try to connect with people by understanding how they are feeling.

 


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Magill Student Representative

Lucy Fawcett (She/Her)

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 want every student to feel heard and listen too in order to create safe spaces on campuses for all students

 

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2024?

To give a platform for every student to have their voice heard however that may be.

 

What is the best thing about your campus?

There is so many beautiful outdoor study spaces

 

What is your best piece of advice for your fellow students?

Say yes to every opportunity, some only come around once

 

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

All the pub crawls; I always leave them with so many friends and so many fun memories

 

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Going for a walk with a good playlist playing

 

How do you care yourself on mindfulness?

I journal for 5 minutes every day in the morning.

 

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

Princess Diana because she never backed down on what she believed in and worked so hard to make so many people feel safe and welcome no matter what

 

What is your MBTI and why do you think you are this type?

ENFJ-T


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Magill Undergraduate Student Representative

Zoe Hughes (She/Her)

hugzp001@mymail.unisa.edu.au

 

What are you studying?

Bachelor of Communication and Media

 

What made you want to become a student representative?

Moving from the country to the city for university has been scary and hard. However, campus life has helped me to feel more comfortable at Uni and this is something I wanted to be apart of.

 

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2024?

A positive and safe environment for all on campus, as well as more events to meet new people at Uni.

 

What is the best thing about your campus?

The Best thing has to be the ice chai, they are unmatched.

 

What is your best piece of advice for your fellow students?

Don't be afraid to make conversation with people in your classes, some of my closest friends were once people I was scared to talk to.

 

Which UniSA events are you looking forward to?

I'd have to say Orientation week events, I first week quite fondly and I can't to be apart of that experiences for others.

 

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Something that always puts me in a good mood is late-night chats with my friends from college and grabbing coffees down at the Cath as a mid-study break.

 

How do you care yourself on mindfulness?

I do a lot of meditation and yoga, I get really stressed out and using guided sessions for both meditation and yoga helps me relax. Also, a good rant session with a mate is quite helpful.

 

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

100% Philip K. Dick. This man has inspired many of my artworks and passion for art and to be able to sit down with such a great man would be an honour. Plus I'm certain that he would be so funny.

 

What is your MBTI and why do you think you are this type?

I am an ENFP-T. I think that this suits me quite well, I’m definitely a free spirit and open-minded. Also creativity is a big part of my life and I love to kick back and have a good time.


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Mawson Lakes Student Representative

Henry Zampoli (He/Him)

piray006@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 with the aim of actively engaging in our university community. My motivation comes from a desire to address the concerns and needs of fellow students, working towards creating a safer and more enriching experience for everyone on campus.

 

What is the best thing about your campus?

As a Bachelor of IT student, I really like the Mawson Lakes campus because it strikes a balance between high-tech facilities and a relaxing natural environment. On one side, you've got all the modern tech and great study spaces for academics. But on the flip side, there are these spacious green fields where you can chill and take a break when needed. It's a cool mix of advanced stuff and a peaceful escape that makes studying here pretty enjoyable.

 

What is your best piece of advice for your fellow students?

Prioritize time management and self-care. Balancing academics and personal well-being is essential for a successful university experience.

 

Which UniSA events are you looking forward to this year?

I'm excited about two UniSA events: Drag Night, a fun and artistic experience, and the Campus Fair, the best place to join clubs and make new friends.

 

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Hanging out with my friends is always the best thing to bring me in a good mood, and relax.

 

How do you care yourself on mindfulness?

I prioritize my mental well-being through a combination of practices that resonate with me. Meditation and regular gym sessions help me stay centered and physically fit. Seeking psychological support when needed has been invaluable in navigating life's challenges.

But it's not just about individual practices; I believe in the power of community and active engagement. Being part of activities and the local community is uplifting, and I've learned to say 'yes' to opportunities that bring a smile to my face.

 

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

If I had the chance to dine with someone, it'd definitely be Coco Chanel. Her fashion sense was way ahead of its time, focusing on simplicity, practicality, and sheer elegance. Believe it or not, those principles strike a chord not just with fashionistas but also with the tech crowd. Coco's timeless style and her knack for user-centric design vibes perfectly with the heart of the IT industry. Imagine chatting with her about how her design philosophy has seeped into the digital world, making user interfaces and tech products sleek and user-friendly. That dinner would be like a crossroads of fashion, tech, and design – a fantastic insight into how Coco Chanel's ideas still shape the IT world today.

 

What is your MBTI and why do you think you are this type?

ENTP


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Mawson Lakes Undergraduate Student Representative

Agrani Kashyap (She/Her)

kasay025@mymail.unisa.edu.au

What are you studying?

Bachelor of Information Technology

 

What made you want to become a student representative?

Knowing that I can help out so many students by being a representative and be a source of putting their thoughts and opinions out is the motivation that drives me to be a student representative.

 

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2024?

I want to work towards achieving equal level of opportunities for all students no matter if they are domestic or international, what course they are studying in or what campus they are from.

 

What’s the best thing about your campus?

Situated alongside the Mawson Lakes, our campus has a very calming vibe where students can study as well relax themselves by taking a stroll along the lake whenever they need.

 

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

UniSA has a lot to offer so don't hold yourself back from trying out new things.

 

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

Campus Fair

 

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

A good coffee and a novel to read.

 

How do you care yourself on mindfulness?

I try to keep myself invested in things I love to do especially when I am feeling down.

 

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

Rishi Sonak - Prime Minister, United Kingdom


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Whyalla Student Representative

Benjamin Johnston (He/Him)

johbm006@mymail.unisa.edu.au

 

What are you studying?

Foundation Studies

 

What made you want to become a student representative?

I wanted to help my fellow students out in anyway they need.

 

What do you aim to achieve for UniSA students in 2024?

To grow interactions with USASA in Whyalla

 

What is the best thing about your campus?

The personal connection that you can have with the staff because it is such a small campus

 

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

Reach out to one another

 

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

Any that I can make it to

 

What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Coffee

 

How do you care yourself on mindfulness?

 

Try to not focus on the bad thing that is happening

 

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

Robin Williams. I want to listen and hear his stories from his life.

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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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