USASA International Student Representative

Naman Mathur


What are you studying?

Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity)


What made you want to become a student representative?

Well, it all started with a simple idea - making a difference. I've always been passionate about helping others and creating positive change. Becoming a student representative felt like the perfect way to do that, to have a real impact on our university experience and make it better for everyone. So, here I am, ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work!


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

In 2024, my focus is on practical changes like improving study spaces, organizing more engaging events, and enhancing academic support. I want to address the issues that matter most to students and work on solutions that make our UniSA experience exceptional. Let's make it a year to remember!


What is the best thing about your campus?

The best thing about our campus? It's got to be a fantastic community. We've got students from all corners of the globe, and that diversity is what makes UniSA so unique. The mix of cultures, ideas, and experiences is something I absolutely love about our campus. Plus, the friendly atmosphere and support from staff and fellow students make it feel like a second home.

Another thing that really sets our campus apart is the incredible range of food options nearby. From food trucks to hidden gem cafes, you can satisfy any craving within walking distance. It's like a culinary adventure every day. And, let's be honest, who doesn't appreciate a tasty meal after a long day of classes?

But don't take my word for it – explore the local food scene and see for yourself! And if you ever need a dining recommendation, I'm here to help.


What is your best piece of advice for your students?

The best piece of advice I can offer is to never underestimate the power of connections. University isn't just about academics; it's also about the people you meet and the friendships you build. So, get out there, attend events, join clubs, and make the most of every opportunity to connect with your fellow students. These connections can lead to amazing experiences, personal growth, and support when you need it most. Plus, it's a whole lot of fun!


Which UniSA events are your looking forward to

Pretty much all of them


What instantly puts you in a good mood?

Honestly, it's when I successfully find a parking spot on a crowded day. You know the feeling, right? It's like a small victory in the daily battle of adulthood.

Another one is Puppies and their adorable, clumsy antics. There's something about those wagging tails and floppy ears that can turn even the gloomiest day around. Plus, who can resist their ""puppy eyes"" superpower?


How do you care yourself on mindfulness?

Well, you know, juggling studies, assignments, and the occasional exam feels a bit like tightrope walking sometimes. So, to care for my mindfulness, I like to embrace a little "strategic procrastination." That means taking a Netflix break, enjoying some mindless cat videos, or indulging in a spontaneous dance-off in my room. It's a quirky way to clear my head and, surprisingly, it works!

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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